If you are looking forward to spending your Easter or Summer holiday playing with your dog on the coast or enjoying the countryside on those long walks, then we have tried to make finding the right self catering accommodation a lot easier.
You have always been able to search Find Cottage Holidays looking for pet friendly self catering but we have now added some extra feature searches.
Now, if like us, your dog likes to ‘explore’ on their own if they see the opportunity, you will love our new search of dog friendly cottages WITH an ENCLOSED GARDEN. An enclosed garden, for most dogs, will mean you can relax in and around your self catering without having to keep your eyes on your dog.
Our new searches will also help you find dog friendly short break accommodation, dog friendly cottages with hot tubs and pet friendly self catering with open fires. Start your pet friendly self catering search here.
You can also check out our sister site holidays with dogs for some more great pet friendly places to stay.
If you are wondering where to head on a summer holiday or a Spring break there is nowhere better to start than checking out our list of the official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
Every place designated an AONB is considered to be of significant landscape beauty ranging from rugged coastline and water meadows to gentle lowland and upland moors – each one of them is a wonderful – perfect for a short break or cottage holiday.
There are 37 AONB in England and Wales, from the Suffolk Coast and Heaths to the Malvern Hills and the Gower Peninsula. Below are the links to our full list of the areas and some super self catering accommodation close by to help you make the most of your stay.
Of course the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are in addition to the British National Parks, that are also perfect for a cottage holiday.
If you need something to get you through the winter months then there is nothing better than planning your summer holiday.
With its warm and sunny summer climate it’s no surprise that the south-west of England is where people flock to each year but where is the best place to head. Well we can highly recommend South Devon and there is no better place to for an unforgettable family holiday than the gorgeous maritime town of Dartmouth.
Long days can easily be spent out on the water, unwinding on the region’s golden beaches, walking the dramatic coastal footpaths or visiting one of the many historical houses or gardens.
Whatever your interests whilst on holiday, Find Cottage Holidays has an excellent choice of luxury self-catering holiday properties to offer, which can be perfectly matched to suit all your needs.
Take a closer look at what Dartmouth in South Devon has to offer »
We love recommending places for you to go and stay in the UK & Ireland but today we are recommending somewhere we used to live, Skipton, in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.
Well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, the town of Skipton is also close to York, the Lake District and the West Coast.
This lovely market town has plenty to offer visitors and boasts an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts on either side of the high street.
Visitors can enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit the Embsay Steam Railway, which offers regular steam train excursions throughout the weekend and is just a mile away.
Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available close by and the region is known for its effective public transport.
Skipton is a bustling market town and a hub for nightlife at the weekends. If you crave city life, Skipton is jus a short car/bus/train journey to what is one of the UK’s loveliest regional cities – perfect for great shopping, eating and entertainment.
We loved it there, so why not check i out for yourself? See self catering in Skipton
We may only just be saying goodbye to the sun, and reluctantly at that, but that’s not going to stop us thinking about getting back out in to the garden next Spring.
We are already looking forward to the freshly cut lawn and the daffodils sticking their heads up through the soil.
So with that in mind we thought we should be looking for self catering cottages that have a garden or a patio for us to enjoy on our holidays. I am pleased to say that our listings have thousands of great cottages with gardens and we have now made it easier to search for them with a special page 🙂
Start your search for small or large self catering cottages with gardens
Enjoy a wonderful break or holiday in South Devon at this charming character cottage in Kingswear.
The delightful Milber Cottage is a 4* Gold rated cottage with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6. It’s perfectly placed to reach the beaches and attractions of the English Riviera or you can simply stay in and enjoy the spectacular views over the river to Dartmouth from the tiered patio.
Dating back to the early 1700s, the cottage was formerly a rest house for weary travellers awaiting the ferry across to Dartmouth.
Find out more about Milber Cottage in South Devon »
Dartmouth and Kingswear
If you have not explored the South Devon areas before, the South West Coastal Path winds round the rugged coast from Torbay, down the steep streets of Kingswear, across the ferry and through the heart of Dartmouth into the picturesque countryside and impressive coastline of the South Hams.
These elegant yachting towns, situated on either side of the River Dart, provide the perfect base for exploring on land or on water, with the open sea a short sail up the estuary and the tranquil charms of the River Dart in the other direction.
The streets of Dartmouth are busy throughout the year with tourists and locals enjoying café society and excellent shopping. Quiet Kingswear provides the perfect base for those seeking peace and quiet with the convenience of Dartmouth only five minutes across the water.
Without wishing to seem alarmist, if you want the best choice of holiday cottages in the UK and Ireland for summer 2013 then you simply need to be sorting out your booking now!
January is peak booking season for holiday cottages, apartments and holiday flats across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The best accommodation tends to get booked early and so the quicker you start looking the more choice you will have.
To help you get started check out our list of 2013 Summer Holiday Cottages and Apartments here. Whether you are looking for self catering for a couples break, family holiday or for a group of friends this selection will cater for everything from 1 to 30. What’s more you will find accommodation to match budgets of all sizes from a cheap family break to a 5 star luxury cottage.
Favourite Holiday Destinations
Alternatively here are some direct links to popular UK and Ireland holiday locations: