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Cottage holiday resources

We've provided the resources on this page to help you get the best from your cottage holiday in the UK or Ireland.

Things to do on your cottage holiday

Enjoy – British Tourism directory with thousands of things to do and places to stay.

For arts festivals throughout the UK the BAFA (British Arts Festivals Association Calender) produce a comprehensive directory.

The 24 Hour Museum – the UK's national virtual museum, the aim of the site is to list and promote UK museums, galleries and heritage attractions.

If you're planning your cottage break as a walking holiday then Walking Routes will be a great help, the site links to UK web pages which list 1000's of on-line walking routes, hiking trails, route directions, route maps etc.

More walking routes are available on, this time presented a printable route cards showing stages, grid references, heights and distances.

Eating and drinking

When you're ooking for somewhere to eat out FoodEU could provide the answers, it's a restaurant finder for the UK where you can search from thousands of restaurants with a simple postcode or town search.

And then to quench your thirst visit The Pub Finder, one of the largest independent pub guides available for the UK.

For restaurants and bars in London and 30 UK cities, Top Table restaurant booking servicebook; the site also lists foodie events.

Find a disabled friendly restaurant, cafe or pub on Your Level Best, which lists venues that have wheelchair accessible access and adapted toilets.

UK weather

The weather channel – an excellent site, check the day's weather, get a forecast for the week, looks at the satellite map or even look over the month by month climate statistics for your cottage holiday destination.

Self-catering, cottage and villa rentals in the UK and Abroad

World-wide villa holidays and villa rentals – for privately owned villas and apartments for holiday rental in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, across the US and Canada, and in the Far East and Australia.

Craigmoss Scottish Cottages in the Highlands – Beautiful Scottish Cottages for the perfect self catering holiday. Choose from Plockton or Glenelg, view online and book today!

Holiday Junction – Holiday Accommodation Directory – Resorts, Lodges, Private Cottage Rentals, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, Hotels, Motels, Condos, Villas, Vacation Homes, Farm Holidays, Guest Ranches, Campgrounds, RV Parks, Trailer Parks.

UK Real Estate Directory – your destination for anything you can think of that is about or related to United Kingdom Real Estate. – Inexpensive town and countryside tours to Holland, Denmark, England, Finland, Norway, Germany, Russia and Sweden. Ferries and cruises with DFDS Seaways, Silja Line, Color Line, Fjord Line and Gota Canal Cruises.

Holiday Competitions

Loquax – UK Competitions Portal – lists lots of on- and off-line competitions to win holidays in the UK and throughout the world.

UK Competitions and Prize Draws at UKwins – you can't search by category on this site, but it's worth looking through as there are plenty of holiday prizes to be had.

Searching on the web – because search engines differ more than you think.

Travel further afield

Hotels Near Manchester offers great rates on over 50 hotels near the Manchester.

Welcome to Sequoia National Park! Sequoia National Park Hotels offers the best rates on hotels near the Sequoias.

Frixo is a road / motorway traffic reporting site and think it may be a useful resource for your readers. It gives users up to date information as the site gets updated every 3 minutes via feeds from various sources including the government's official Highways Agency.

Explore the east coast with the Richardson's Holiday Village, designed for families and adults in the UK with Richardsons Holiday Villages.

Holiday Cottages Scotland
One of the largest and widest range of holiday cottages in Scotland.

Travel to Peru, discount vacation tour travel guide, Machu Picchu Peru hotels and tours – discount vacation travel packages, hotels and tours to all the exciting destinations in Peru; visit Machu Picchu, Cusco, Galapagos, Rainforest.

Travel Insurance Web – cheap travel insurance available online to all travellers under 49 years of age.

Camping Scotland – An extensive list of campsites in Scotland where you can book direct online!

Camping Wales – An extensive list of campsites in Wales where you can book direct online!