Many holiday cottages to discover!
In Manton, whatever time of year, and whoever you are with, we have a few suggestions for essentials to take along. You can never be sure of the weather, so take something to protect you from the rain - ideally something that can be packed in a rucksack just in case.
If you have a DVD player in the Wiltshire cottage, definitely take a few great movies. It's so enjoyable to curl up in the evening and watch a classic film. 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 find it really hard to decide which type of cottage we like best. Generally we just enjoy going away!
Benefits of staying in a county cottage include being able to jump out of the front door and take part in outdoor pursuits from walking to horse riding, and from fishing to paddling. As we all know, the weather isn't always idyllic - in fact it can be largely unpredictable.
Although its great to be outside in Manton, you can often have just as much fun with your friends or family if you stay in and play some games. Some cottages will provide a few books and magazines but you aren't likely to get the latest blockbuster or this month's Vogue.
Alternatively get back in the car, drive to a local pub, and snuggle up for the day in front of a fire and a couple of pints.
Before you start to research your holiday accommodation, it's worth asking everyone what they are looking for. If you're travelling to Manton in a group of single people, are there enough beds in the bedrooms?
Many Manton visitors like to bring their pets (normally dogs) when they go on holiday. If the description of the Manton cottage does not indicate that its pet friendly, please contact the owner before confirming the booking.
Have a great holiday, wherever you stay. Hopefully it will be in a Wiltshire cottage found through us!
Families, Friends and More
Families love cottage holidays because they can run to their own schedule, managing everyone's unique needs in the privacy of a comfortable home. When you're so focused on the final destination, its easy to forget to pack some of the basics, so here are a few tips.
First of all, make sure you remember their shampoo, since not all stores in Manton will carry tear-free shampoo. Check whether the cottage can supply cots or high chairs if you need them - you may be surprised how common this is in Manton.
Sometimes just taking a few soft toys from home can make bedtime feel more comfortable in a strange house, and they don't need to take much space in the boot.