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Self catering short break holiday trends

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The latest UK self catering holiday trends seem to indicate that us Brits are opting for shorter staycation breaks, with the traditional two-week holiday on the decline.  It also seems that we are spending more this year compared to five years ago, so that's all round great news for holiday cottage owners.

So what's the benefit of taking a UK short break self catering holiday?


  • Short breaks are invaluable for destressing in short bursts and give an instant recharge to the batteries.  
  • There's less planning involved, so you won't need to pack as much for a short break
  • You can take more short breaks, so it feels like more time away and you can choose to visit different places
  • It's a great opportunity to explore your own country and enjoy what it has to offer
  • You'll be contributing to the UK economy
  • Save money too by shopping in supermarkets and catering in your holiday cottage kitchen, avoiding expensive meals out
  • It's unlikely that you will fly to your UK short break destination, so the travel should be easier and journeys shorter
  • You'll be in your own country with no hassles of currency exchange or foreign languages
  • You can take all the family on a short break or holiday with friends instead
  • You can even take your four-legged friends, many self catering holiday cottages accept pets, so that will avoid expensive kennel costs
If you are looking for a short break self catering holiday in the Peak District, visit our website for further information.  
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Visit Peaks holiday cottages are owned and managed by Wendy Boast who runs two large holiday cottages in the Peak District and has been doing this since 2006, when Riverside House was opened.Wendy and her family have been going to the Peak District for 30 years and have detailed knowledge of the area and things to do.  She loves providing families and groups with holidays in some of the country's most beautiful countryside and can help tailor make a family holiday, activity holiday or leisure break.  Wendy stays in both her cottages on a regular basis with friends and family to make sure that everything is in place for a welcoming break in the Peak District.In another life Wendy was employed in the marketing departments of solicitors' firms as well as working in publishing and bookselling.


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