Top 10 Reasons To Choose A Cottage Holiday

Whilst everyone has their own preferences and personal tastes when it comes to deciding what makes the perfect holiday, there’s undeniably a certain charm and rustic appeal associate with a cottage getaway. But what exactly is it about this type of holiday that makes it such a popular choice?

1. Affordable

Many people find that their budget can’t quite stretch to an exotic, faraway destination or they simply can’t get the time off work they want. A holiday cottage is ideal for a long weekend or quick break, allowing you to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and still have some money left over at the end.

2.Family-friendly

A self-catering holiday offers the chance to get the whole family under one roof and spend some quality time together. Not only do these types of getaways offer the chance to enjoy a multitude offamily-friendly outdoor activities, many modern holiday homes now come fully equipped with an
array of child-friendly amenities to help keep any boredom at bay, including game rooms and wifi access.

3. Bespoke

With a holiday let, it’s easy to tailor your break to suit your personal needs. To create your dream holiday, you can select the accommodation to suit your individual tastes and party size, as well as the type of location you want.  It is always recommended to check on holiday cottages and compare prices so you will get the best offer to make your holiday truly special and unique.  A variety of unique, bespoke rental cottages that can be customised to suit you and your family’s specific tastes.

4. Stunning locations

Whilst many of us choose to jetset across the globe, some of the most beautiful locations can be found right here on your doorstep. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed beachside getaway in Cornwall or want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the picturesque Lake District, a cottage holiday offers the ideal chance to soak up your surroundings and enjoy some of the country’s most
spectacular scenery.

5. Home-comforts

The beauty of a holiday home is that there are no unnecessary formalities. Providing a home-from-home experience complete with all the comforting amenities you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay, you can fully relax and be your self – just as you would in your very own home.

6. Traditional

When we think of a cottage getaway, the image of a rustic building nestled amongst rural countryside is likely to spring to mind. A country retreat provides the chance to experience a quaint way of life; whether you’re getting cosy by the log fire or opening the front door to lush woodland
and sprawling lakes, there’s a certain charm and ‘back-to-nature’ feel that is unique to these types
of holidays.

7. Pet-friendly

One of the biggest worries many holiday-goers face is having to leave their beloved pooch at home. Many holiday homes are dog-friendly, removing the hassle of having to put your dog in a kennel or under someone elses care while you’re away. Not only that, your dog is bound to relish the
opportunity to explore new territory and be involved in the family fun!

8. Stress-free planning

Unlike a holiday abroad, a cottage let doesn’t require a huge amount of pre-planning. You can forget about passports, travel vaccinations and flight times: all you need to consider in advance is taking the appropriate clothing, a stash of food, board games, bikes – and anything else to keep you entertained!

9. Variety

Unlike a hotel or resort, holiday lets can range from a cosy romantic break for two, a remote country cottage for a family get together or a modern town house situated in the centre of the action – the list really is endless. With such variety on offer, your cottage holiday can be whatever you want it to be!

10. Freedom

Whether you want to explore your surroundings or stay right where you are, the beauty of a cottage stay is that you have the freedom to come and go as you please. You can cook, eat and wake up whenever you wish to fit around your own schedule and tailor your day to suit your needs.

Holiday Homes

“Timeshare” is a term that was coined fifty years ago in the United Kingdom. It expanded on a vacation idea that was popular in Europe after World War II. For vacation or holiday home sharing, four European families would buy a vacation home together, and they would seasonally rotate occupancy.

Most holiday homes were owned by European families who were related to each other, since joint ownership involves an element of trust. However, few families vacationed for an entire season, so the original timeshare properties were often vacant for extended periods of time. It did not take long for enterprising Britons to consider a solution. Eventually, timeshares evolved into 1/50th ownerships, with two weeks a year set aside for maintenance and repairs.

The first United States timeshares emerged in the mid-1970s. They were owned by a corporation called Caribbean International Corporation (C.I.C), based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rather than providing property ownership, it offered a “vacation license” that enabled license holders to alternate vacation weeks in the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas. The company maintained the accommodation for a small per diem charge and, if applicable, a switching fee. The license owners could rent or give away their week in any year.

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The timeshare concept became popular with American vacationers and profitable for entrepreneurs. The concept attracted many prominent hoteliers and resort developers across the United States. According to recent documents, there were more than 1,600 timeshare resorts in the United States by 2006. The idea even spawned other occupancy concepts such as shared cars, planes, boats and luxury hotel units.

The timeshare industry is regulated in all countries where the resorts are located. European and national legislation regulate the industry in Europe. In Mexico, timeshare services recently underwent new standards. The industry has adopted a variety of structures including fixed week ownership, floating week ownership, rotating week ownership, vacation clubs and points programs.

Bluegreen Resorts Corporation is one of the most popular timeshare companies in the United States. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, it employs more than 4,500 workers according to Indeed.com. About 170,000 vacationers avail themselves of accommodations at Bluegreen hotels, resorts and various cruise options.

For companies like Bluegreen, marketing vacation ownership interests (VOIs) is the core business. Their job is to sell and maintain these interests. Their target market purchases vacation points that are backed by deeded real estate that is held in trust.

The number of points required to stay at a timeshare resort varies based on a points chart. Members can request fractional weeks, full weeks and extend stays. The points allow for accommodations based on factors like resort popularity, size and seasonal popularity.

In 2000, Bluegreen became one of the first timeshare companies to establish cross-industry marketing agreements, first with Bass Pro Inc. and recently with Choice Hotels. The company also develops land into residential and golf course communities.

Bluegreen also gives back to the communities they serve in a variety of ways. Two of the company’s philanthropic involvements include the American Red Cross and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).