Many holiday cottages to discover!
There's a good reason that cottage holidays are on the rise - they're simply the most fun and best value holidays in the UK. We are committed to offering the best possible choice of properties around Southend - please take advantage of all the options and find the cottage that is best for you!
Staying in a Southend holiday cottage can be a perfect way to take a break as you can forget about household chores and focus on having fun, or a relaxing break. Always check with the Southend cottage owner before you take pets - although many are pet friendly. We can help if you're looking for a holiday cottage or other accommodation in Southend to stay in with your family for a week or two or somewhere in Southend to stay with friends over a long weekend.
Southend holiday accommodation rates increase in peak season, which is generally around the times of the school summer holidays. School holidays tend to be mid-July to the end of August.
The private and state schools tend to have differing half-term dates, but normally the first half of June is summer half-term. Last minute bookings are alway possible, though clearly your choices will be fewer. It really is worth booking early.
Cottage agencies are growing in size as a greater number of independents sign up with them. As a consumer this has a positive impact - in theory the facilities and standards are kept to a pre-agreed level.
In the unlikely event that you are not delighted with your holiday cottage in Southend please email or call the agency you made the booking with. Nearly all country cottages have free parking near the property, but you may find the urban cottages to have more parking restrictions.
Many owners, if they are local, will be pleased to give you tips on the best pubs and restaurants around, so make sure you ask and take advantage of the info! Southend is a great locations for a cottage holiday due to their proximity to local facilities and amenities.
We hope you have a really enjoyable holiday in Southend and remember us next year when it comes to finding the next great Oxfordshire cottage.
Families, Friends and More
Young children and babies can be more easily accommodated for in a holiday cottage where the parents do not feel pressure from other families who may not have young children. Youngsters are always excited about self-catering breaks, but we've collated a short list of things to help it go smoothly!
Its always a good idea to take swim suits even if you don't expect to be near a beach because you may well find a local swimming pool can be great fun. A lot of the cottages we've researched do have some basic infant facilities such as cots and high chairs, so definitely ask if you need them.
And last, but not least, make sure you take your camera to capture the magic of a great fun family holiday before the kids grow up and start their own families!