Many holiday cottages to discover!
If you want to have the best cottage holiday possible in Doncaster, we suggest a few key items to take along. Preparing for a little rain is always a good plan. An umbrella and an anorak or rain coat can get everyone smiling even on the worse days.
If your family and friends are anything like ours, you should have a good book ready to fill those times when everyone's getting ready, or waiting for them to come back from a long walk. 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 have stayed in many types of cottage, and we've decided we like both traditional and modern - it just depends on where we're going.
In Doncaster, high season tends to match the summer school holidays, with mid-season a month either side. Mid-July til the end of August are the core weeks for the Doncaster school summer holidays.
If you want to avoid half-term in the summer, draw a line through the first two weeks of June. Although we really encourage you too book your cottage early, there are opportunities for last minute bookings, so it can be worth checking.
Many cottage owners have signed themselves up with national agencies to help with the marketing and administration, which also helps keep standards to a certain level.
When you choose your Doncaster accommodation its worth bearing in mind the group of people staying with you. If you have young kids in the party you may want to think twice about open fires, and of course some of the oldest cottages may have lower ceilings than those you are used to.
Many Doncaster visitors like to bring their pets (normally dogs) when they go on holiday. If the description of the Doncaster cottage does not indicate that its pet friendly, please contact the owner before confirming the booking.
Wherever you stay, whether it's in Doncaster or elsewhere, we hope you have a fabulous holiday!
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. Young children can make your stay even more fun, and we have a few suggestions of things to bring.
Whether there's a swimming pool attached to the property, or in the nearby leisure centre, swimming trunks and swimming costumes are easy to forget. A long car journey can turn the most engaged children into bored zombies, so take some snacks and have a few games ready to play.
You'll need to think about a few of their favourite books and games to help them feel at home in the cottage and settle in for a good nights sleep.