With all the travel woes at the moment is staying in a holiday cottage in England or elsewhere in the in the UK a safe bet for your summer holidays? We keep hearing about travel firms going bust, talks of strikes both here and abroad and the poor exchange rate so there should be no reason to go abroad for a holiday this summer. Although we tend to be blighted by poor weather here in the UK we can get lucky and see some days of sunshine, however if you’re staying here in the UK your probably not interested in sunbathing all day on a beach or by a pool.

There are so many outdoor and indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.  We have 15 National Parks to enjoy in the UK which cover beautiful areas of mountains, meadows, moorlands, woods and wetlands as well as an extensive coast line which covers little harbour villages to bright and bold promenades along the sea fronts.

If you like big city lights or quiet country retreats there is something for everyone, you can stay in luxury 5* hotels to simple hostels or enjoy the peace and quiet of a quaint cottage or canal boat for something a bit different.

For a different experience on holiday, why not try a boating holiday, it’s a great way to spend a summer holiday, from fishing and swimming to visiting many different towns and villages along the way. A boating holiday is comparable to staying in a self catering villa or cottage, but you have the great option of mooring in different places each day staying as long or as little as you like.

There are many fabulous boating holiday destinations throughout Europe, not only here in the UK but also across the channel.

France is always a popular destination for a boating holiday with numerous waterways that meander through the countryside, here you will find rustic chateaus, vineyards, and quaint little villages. At top destination on many holidays in France is a visit to a vineyard and you will find many on some of the major waterways so well worth a stop off. Another popular destination is the Netherlands which have a huge expanse of many waterways and a popular boating holiday here is to travel to Amsterdam. Glide past the magnificent tulip fields and the many windmills around.

A boating holiday offers a great experience that the whole family can enjoy and can make a great change from the usual hotel complexes and holiday villas, so why not check it out today.




Picture courtesy of Fr Antune