Choosing a cottage for you and your family’s UK Norfolk break can be quite a task especially if you are not familiar with the area. There are so many of them around, all claiming to be the best, that in many cases guests end up staying in the wrong place simply because they didn’t have the right information. At Wheatacre Hall Barns we believe in educating our prospective customers so that they can always make the best choices when it comes to holiday destinations. To that end, we have compiled a brief list of what you should take into account when you are choosing holiday cottages for you and your loved ones.
• The first thing that you should do is create a budget. Holidays can be tricky things – you may end up spending more than you should have or worse, you may end up running short of money before your holiday is over. To avoid either of these scenarios you should create a budget that covers everything that you think you will spend money on – travel, accommodation, leisure, day visits, tips, food, drinks, gifts etc.
• How will you get to Norfolk? If you are travelling from within the UK this shouldn’t be too complicated but if you are coming in from another country this is something that you should consider carefully. If you have children or elderly family members coming with you on holiday think about the form of travel that will be most comfortable for them. If you are driving in from a distance away, for instance, a car may not be a good idea because it can get rather cramped. Would hiring a van be a better idea? Can you get to your destination by taking the train and then a taxi? All these considerations will help you figure out the best way to travel to and from your holiday.
• Getting there is just the tip of the iceberg. After that you have to move around. You need to decide in advance how you will get from place to place. Most people choose car hire and this is fine if you are a British national but it is quite another story for foreigners. They have to either hire a driver or take a driving test to obtain the necessary paperwork. That said, there is enough local transportation in Norfolk to get you to most places that you want to go.
• What size of accommodation do you need? Cottages in Norfolk come in different sizes. There are some that are designed for couples while others can hold entire families. You should also decide whether you will all be staying in one cottage. If you are travelling with your parents for instance they may prefer to sleep in a cottage of their own. You should be aware that in most cottages you can get an additional bed for a fee.
• Another thing to note is whether your holiday is self-catering or not. There are plenty of cottages in Norfolk that are self-catering. This means that you prepare all your meals and do your laundry. The great thing with this is that you can eat whatever you want – you are not restricted by a menu.
These tips should help you find suitable Norfolk holiday cottages.