Many holiday cottages to discover!
Whenever you're travelling to Doncaster, there are a few things you should always take with you. Definitely pack some waterproof clothing. There's no such thing as a guarantee against the rain and there's nothing worse than being stuck inside.
If you have a DVD player in the South Yorkshire cottage, definitely take a few great movies. It's so enjoyable to curl up in the evening and watch a classic film. Lastly we think turning up with a few things to eat and drink is a good start to your holiday - there's nothing worse than grumpy kids or friends when its time to unpack, and a little chocolate or a cup of coffee can work wonders. Many people have favourite places they return to again and again, whereas we like to find new places to stay.
In Doncaster, high season tends to match the summer school holidays, with mid-season a month either side. School holidays tend to be mid-July to the end of August.
Summer half-term usually appears in the first couple of weeks in June, although different types of schools have different dates. Booking early is always a good idea. You have a much better chance of getting your preferred date and accommodation. But, that doesn't mean its impossible to get a late booking.
In recent years there has been an increase in the size of cottage agencies. Generally speaking that means that someone is always checking the quality of Doncaster accommodation, either in person, or based on customer feedback.
Before you book that 16th Century thatched roof cottage with low ceilings, you may want to ask the tallest people in your group/family whether the olde worlds charm outweighs the pain of bumping heads on beams. If you're travelling to Doncaster in a group of single people, are there enough beds in the bedrooms?
If you have a dog, you may like to bring him or her to Doncaster with you. Not all places will welcome pets so please make sure that it's either clearly marked on the booking website, or if not drop a quick line to the owner to make sure.
Don't forget to make the most of your South Yorkshire holiday - none of us get enough of them!
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. Youngsters are always excited about self-catering breaks, but we've collated a short list of things to help it go smoothly!
First of all, make sure you remember their shampoo, since not all stores in Doncaster will carry tear-free shampoo. If the children are really young, don't forget to take nappies and / or a potty as you may find it harder to buy these at your destination.
Clothes for the full range of weather; just because you don't think that it looks good outside in the rain it doesn't mean that the little ones will agree.