The UK is not a huge country by any means and yet within the UK there are distinct regional differences in the cottages and houses; in their styles, the building materials used, the plots and gardens. There are is an abundance of one bedroom holiday accommodation to choose from to satisfy all preferences and age groups.
Olde worlde holiday cottages
In Suffolk, Norfolk, the Cotswolds and Shropshire there is a wealth of extremely well-preserved medieval cottages and buildings. These are good holiday destinations for that step back in time feeling. The interiors of centuries old holiday homes reflect the period and are furnished with antiques. The general impression will be of charm, quality and workmanship of a bygone age and comfort.
This type of holiday accommodation would suit couples who appreciate traditional features: woodburners in the sitting room, flagged floors in the kitchen and designer fabrics throughout. The bedrooms may contain a romantically draped four poster bed, lots of exposed oak beams and rustic doors.
Take a peek at a few cottages period cottages to see if this matches your inclinations:
One of the very best locations to choose for romantic breaks is the Cotswolds. Rent an idyllic Cotswold country cottage built from pale golden Cotswold stone. Many cottages show off pretty flower-filled gardens edged with walls of the same local stone. Choose a small cottage to sleep just two to experience a gilded holiday in this up-market part of England.
Herefordshire is known for its 'Black and White' villages of timber framed whitewashed houses - all very smart and period. Some will be available as complete properties to rent, others will have been converted into one and two bedroom apartments - perfect for couples on holiday.
Cottages for two in the Midlands
The style and fabric of houses in the Midlands is completely different. The industrial heartland of England is known for red brick buildings and a wealth of bungalows. Bungalows offer that desirable accommodation on one level which suits older couples who may be finding the thought of climbing stairs a little too much for them.
East Anglia and rural parts of Devon offer a good choice of thatched cottages, pargeted cottages and colour washed timber framed dwellings. These are parts of England where one can indulge in nostalgia. Thatch has a certain charm of its own. Former farm worker homes now reborn as holiday homes offer a taste of country life that suits couples. Small cosy rooms look out onto fields and woodlands.
Cottages with rural views
Solid dependable granite features heavily in house building in Cornwall and also in the north east of Scotland. We would not make a choice of location based on the type of cottage because that is just a comfortable base around which to build the holiday you would like by adding places to visit, events to attend, meals out and many other factors to make is a pleasurable and memorable holiday.
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The cottage garden
Brits take their gardens for granted but it's something that foreign visitors always remark on and find quite amazing in the UK - so many cottages have remarkably beautiful well-tended gardens overflowing with fowers.
Cottage owners take extra care to create attractive gardens and lawns around their holiday cottages. One of the pleasures of renting a cottage in periods of good weather is that holiday cottages tend to have garden furniture and a barbecue. A small cottage intended for couples may have a patio set and a couple of recliners, or perhaps a lovely luxurious swing that two people can sit in together.
Spring, summer, autumn or winter, country cottages in the UK put on a floral show with plants in tubs, hanging baskets and old chimney pots, to the delight of visitors.