Why Renting a Holiday Cottage is Better Than a Hotel

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Most of us are used to simply booking a hotel whenever we’re away, whether it’s for a couple of nights for a full week or two, but renting out a holiday cottage is often a much better alternative, especially if you’re going to be visiting for a while.

And when your holiday cottage is located right on the doorstep of the Lake District and North Lancashire, it makes even more sense!

Here are some of the reasons why we believe renting out your own holiday cottage is a much smarter alternative than a hotel room for your next trip away.



The price is obviously one of the most important things that people take into account when looking for a place to stay, especially if you’re travelling with the family.

While people often assume that hotels are always cheaper than holiday cottages, this isn’t necessarily always the case. Especially if you’re looking at a longer stay, you should be able to find cottages which are of a similar price to a hotel room, if not cheaper in some cases.

Staying at a holiday cottage is especially cost-effective if you’re travelling in a larger group. Not only are you spreading the cost between more people, but you’ll save money by occasionally cooking your own meals. If you would like to eat out in the area, why not read our post on the best pubs and restaurants in Arnside?


Better for Families

Travelling with a young family can sometimes be a challenge, but having your own holiday cottage can help to make things that little bit easier.

As mentioned, being able to cook your own meals is a huge bonus, as you can cater to your children’s specific tastes and not have to worry about them being picky eaters if you were heading out for food.

Older kids will also have their own space away from mum and dad where they can relax if they want to, and if you have younger children, you can sit in the living area and chill out after you’ve put the kids to bed in their own rooms.


More Relaxed

Staying in your own holiday cottage is a much more laidback affair and really allows you to immerse yourself in the local community of wherever it is that you’re staying.

Especially if you’re staying for a long period of time, you can really settle in and make the cottage your home for the week. 

As well as cooking your own meals you’ll have all the other amenities from home that you’re used to, like a washing machine and dryer, private bed and bathrooms and an outdoor area to sit and have a BBQ (weather permitting!).

Overall, the pace is just a lot more chilled out at a holiday cottage and you’ll actually feel comfortable just relaxing at home, much more than you would do in a tiny hotel room.



On top of this, it’s nice just to have your own space, where you know that you won’t be disturbed.

While some people won’t enjoy the lack of room service, housekeeping or concierge, for others, the idea of being left completely alone for the week sounds like bliss! You also won’t have any noisy neighbours to worry about.

Holiday cottages are also much larger than standard hotel rooms, so even within the cottage, you’ll be able to get a little time to yourself if you wish.


Home Comforts

Often, it’s the little things that make a holiday cottage really feel like home, rather than anything flashy. Simple things such as having normal cutlery and your own dining table to sit down and eat at, or being able to sit down in your dressing gown on the sofa and watch Netflix all help to make a holiday cottage feel a million miles away from a hotel room.

But don’t just take out word for it! To find out the joys of renting your own holiday cottage here in Silverdale, be sure to check out our collection of cottages here at Holgates.

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