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Holiday Cottage News - March 2018

Last-Minute Discounts Anyone?

Planning a last minute early spring holiday? Check the Late Availability page on My Favourite Holiday Cottages for details of cottages offering last minute discounts with savings of up to 20% (that’s your grocery bill for the holiday covered).

Booking Tips for Group Accommodation

We often describe the planning of a self-catering holiday for large groups of friends or for dual family holidays as being a little like putting eels into a string bag. Anyway, if you’ve been charged with finding and booking a large holiday cottage, then read our large group-accommodation tips for help in making your life a lot easier. NB: The golden rule is that whoever makes the booking gets first choice on the bedrooms available!

Once you have read the article, here’s your gateway to finding some of the loveliest large holiday cottages in the UK from which to find your favourite one.


Save Money by Avoiding Booking Fees

Did you know that when booking a holiday cottage through sites such as HomeAway, Owners Direct and TripAdvisor you will be paying the website (not the cottage owner) a booking fee in the region of 10% over and above the advertised rental price? The good news is that this includes some holiday insurance in the event that you have to cancel your holiday (terms apply). The bad news is that you could book your cottage for a lot less when booking directly with the owner or agent.

Here on My Favourite Holiday Cottages you may rest assured that we won’t charge you a single penny in terms of booking fees – whether you book a cottage online via an advert, or through making an enquiry or going directly to its website. It’s the owner’s advertised price and not a penny more!


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Enquiries Made Easier

When searching for suitable holiday cottages, you can create and save the cottages you like to your own ‘Favourite Shortlist’. You can store these on your page for as long as you like, adding new cottages or removing others as you see fit. Not only that but you can save a lot of time by sending a single enquiry email to either selected or all properties on your shortlist in one click of a button. Just look for the ‘Add to Favourites’ button in the top right corner of a property’s main page (see below) to start, add to or open your own Favourites Shortlist.


Here to Help You.

We don’t just advertise gorgeous UK holiday cottages: We endeavour to make it easier for you to find and book your favourite cottage without fuss. If there’s any advice we can give you about planning a holiday, booking a holiday cottage or improving this website – then just tell us. We’ll endeavour to include an article for you addressing your request in a forthcoming Newsletter and/or make your suggested improvement.

Every month. We’ll enter the best requests and suggestions in a draw for a Virgin Wine voucher. What have you got to lose?


About Us My Favourite Holiday Cottages is a 'listing' or ‘directory’ website’ featuring adverts for UK holiday cottages and published online by My Favourite Holiday Cottages Ltd. We do not own or take bookings for any of the cottages advertised. For details about a specific cottage, please contact the owner or agent using the phone, email or website information published on each advert.


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