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Five Important Things to Bring to Your Cottage Holiday Destination

Cottage holiday destinations are fast becoming popular because they are affordable and they are real homes away from home. When you rent one, you can run it the way you manage your home. Cottage holiday destinations are ideal for the whole family. You can easily find a cottage that will suit your budget while allowing you to enjoy your holiday with your family.

Most holiday cottage destinations are located in the beach resorts or in farms. This will be a great change to staying in a hotel. In some holiday cottage destinations, there are no grocery stores, shops, pharmacy, and even entertainment. To avoid the inconvenience of driving to these places, pack the following essentials.

1. Personal Items

Pack just enough clothes for the duration of your stay. Include a sturdy pair of shoes for hiking and jogging. Bring umbrellas. They will protect you from the rain and from the sun.

Bring both light and warm clothes. Wear light clothing during the daytime when it is sunny. No matter how good the weather is, you cannot predict when it will rain or when the nights will be cold. Packing warm clothes will prepare you for any weather changes.

Are there golf courses or tennis lawns in your destination? Have a sportswear with you so that you can play anytime.

Include personal care necessities such as sunscreen, lotion, soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, and whatever you use on your face and body every day.

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2. Medication

You would never know if there is a chemist in your destination. To be sure, have medicines with you just in case someone has a stomachache, toothache, slight fever, and diarrhea. These are just common ailments but they can ruin your vacation. Stop this from happening by packing some medicine with you.

3. Food and Drinks

Most holiday cottage destinations are self-catering. They have a kitchen where families can prepare their meals. Bring condiments because you might have difficulty finding them in your destination. Pack instant coffee, tea, milk, cereals, and some canned foods just in case you do not have much time to cook. Some holiday cottages provide fruits or snack packs but only for your first day. Remember that food in these places could be expensive.

An icebox where you can keep your drinks will save you money. Some of the most expensive items in vacation destinations are drinks. Bring drinks in a can and a bottle or two of wine if you are looking forward to a celebration.

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4. Entertainment

Do you have your children with you? Nowadays, holiday cottages have television. But it could be boring after a day or two. To keep your children occupied, bring some games for them. Pack their favorite films so that they will have something to watch at night.

5. Other items

If you are bringing your pets, buy enough food for them. There might not be a store close to your destination that sells pet foods. Other essential items include phone chargers and socket adaptors.

With all these things packed, you are now ready to relax and have fun at your holiday destination.

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Why Savvy Travellers Book Villas in Asia

For many in western countries, staying in a self-catering cottage is a great way to save money especially when traveling as a group. This is because hotel rooms can end up too expensive, and the option to cook allows you to save money from having to eat out. However, in Asia, choosing to stay in that cottage or villa is the way to have a luxurious holiday. This is what you can expect from your rental cottage or villa in Asia.

beachside villasYou Can Have Your Own Beach

Why share the beach with hundreds of other hotel guests when you can have your very own strip all to yourself? Forget about watching other people half naked and burning under the sun, and enjoy lying on the sand without worrying about anyone disturbing you. In Asia, you can rent your own beachside villa, get out of bed and go straight to the water in a matter of minutes.

You Do Not Have To Do Anything

In the UK, for example, you would have to do your own cooking and cleaning while staying in a self-catering cottage. You might perhaps pay for general cleaning at the end of your stay, but you will still need to do the day-to-day chores like washing the dishes and doing the laundry. In Asia, you can very easily coordinate with your travel or booking agent to arrange for someone to do the housework, the cooking, and just about anything you would love not to do while you are on vacation. It is much like staying in your own space, but getting the daily cleaning services like in a hotel. You can finally spend your holidays truly being lazy the whole day.

You May Enjoy Exotic Spots

Whether it is by the beach, overlooking a volcano, over water, or in a rice field, cottages in Asia can be found in the most unique of locations. However, many would not have the full amenities like cottages in the UK, so if having a kitchen is important for you, you would find the list of options limited. Instead, many just arrange for daily meals to be delivered or simply go out to eat. Another wonderful thing is, eating out is much cheaper here.

You Can Order Just About Anything

More than just having your meals delivered to your doorstep, you can pretty much arrange for almost everything. You can have massage therapists do their magic while you lie on your own bed, you can have beauty treatments done there as well. You can also arrange for a personal driver who will come pick you up and drop you off, and drive you all over town (and beyond) for as long as you want them to.

In fact, staying in a villa or a cottage in Asia is equated to having a luxurious holiday, as opposed to those who opt to stay in budget hotels or hostels. You can also live in the traditional houses of the country you are visiting, which certainly adds to the exotic experience. So when you plan for that grand Asian trip, do not hesitate to book a cottage or a villa and enjoy all the benefits you deserve.