Many holiday cottages to discover!
If you want to have the best cottage holiday possible in Chatham, we suggest a few key items to take along. Rainproof clothing and a light umbrella should be the first things to pack. The rain only comes when you are not prepared.
We think a good book is another essential. Not just an opportunity to catch up on your reading, but also to pass the time waiting for everyone else to get themselves ready, or wait out the rain! There are obviously local stores that can supply you with all the food you need, but we always like to arrive with coffee, tea bags, a pint of milk, a bar of chocolate and some bread and butter for the toaster - it's good to get the energy up after a long journey. We're often asked which is the best place to stay, and it's so hard to answer, it really depends what you are looking for.
Chatham holiday accommodation rates increase in peak season, which is generally around the times of the school summer holidays. July and August are usually Caerphilly school summer holidays.
Summer half-term usually appears in the first couple of weeks in June, although different types of schools have different dates. It's becoming less likely to book the best cottages last minute, but by no means impossible. We recommend you give it a try.
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.
When you choose your Chatham accommodation its worth bearing in mind the group of people staying with you. If you're travelling to Chatham in a group of single people, are there enough beds in the bedrooms?
Many Chatham visitors like to bring their pets (normally dogs) when they go on holiday. We always suggest that you check with the owner if there are no pet details listed. And even if there are, it can be a good idea to let them know so they can put out a bowl of water for your dog's arrival.
We want you to have a great Caerphilly holiday so we wish you the best of luck finding your perfect accomodation.
Families, Friends and More
We think that self-catering is the best way to holiday in Chatham. No pressure from the owner to eat meals at specific times, when you are self-catering the food is ready when you want it to be ready.
Of course it also means that you can skip a meal in the accommodation and just eat out - perhaps grab some fish and chips, or maybe a pizza or burger. Relaxing by the river, reading a great novel, perhaps a pint in the pub - these are some of the favourite ways to enjoy some quiet time in Chatham.
On the other hand, there's a growing proportion of visitors who use their time away from home to get fitter and try new things - such as mountain biking, horse riding or canoeing.