While holiday cottages offer a home from home with a wealth of creature comforts, there are a few essential items that you might want to consider before setting off on your break.
While we expect nothing but sunshine on our holidays, it’s often best to be prepared! Try to pack light and pack plenty of layers – that way you’ll be completely ready for whatever the weather brings.
Don't forget swimming suits if you have a holiday cottage with a hot tub or private swimming pool, and nappies if you’re planning on enjoying a baby and toddler friendly holiday.
Plenty of holiday cottages offer additional activities such as tennis courts, golf facilities, football pitches and more. Check your cottage listing for full details and pack appropriately!
Food and Drink
Many holiday cottages offer Welcome Packs with a few holiday essentials such as milk, tea, eggs and an occasional handy bottle of wine, but the last thing you’re going to want to do when you arrive at your cottage is head out for a food shop, so make sure you pack the essentials before you set off. We’d also advise bringing salt and pepper, sugar, herbs and cooking oil to help you cook up a storm in the kitchen or even organise a supermarket delivery to your Cottage after you have arrived.
You may be surprised at the level of comfort and entertainment offered by a holiday cottage. While you may find that some properties offer home cinemas, dance floors and even private bars, most of them offer TV and DVD players and a growing number also offer Wi-Fi. So pack your favourite films, phones and tablets and bring a few holiday reads too – there’s no better time to lose yourself in a good read! If you’re holidaying with children, make sure you pack their favourite books and films to help get them settled. Playing cards and board games are equally good options to keep the whole family entertained when you’re staying in your holiday cottage.
If you’re holidaying with your pets make sure you bring their favourite creature comforts so they can relax and enjoy their break. Most holiday homes offer towels and linen. Always check the website listing to make sure. Phone/tablet chargers are a must, and don’t forget socket adaptors if you’re holidaying on the continent. A first aid kit is essential for peace of mind. And with the basics covered you can get on with enjoying your holiday cottage.
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