It doesn’t seem so long ago now that the world seemed a very large place indeed. Plane tickets were expensive and foreign holidays both pricey and impractical. Today though, travel has scarcely been easier.

It’s a fact which has meant that when it comes to choosing a holiday destination, you’re truly spoilt for choice – something which leads to no end of stress.

But what is the best way to holiday? Well, for our money, you simply can’t beat renting a holiday cottage. With more of everything, they’re the perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Britain’s amazing scenery and attractions without sacrificing anything in the process.

Here are just a few reasons why holiday cottages make for the ultimate holiday destination:


They Make You Feel at Home

The best holidays feel personal, but many of the places we stay are exactly the opposite of that. So, why settle for impersonal, business-like accommodation when you can feel at home in a holiday cottage?

Our holiday cottages are yours and yours alone, no need to share, no dealing with busy staff and nobody interrupting your evening with noisy antics at the other side of a thin wall. Instead, it’s a home you can call your own whilst you’re there.

You’ll enjoy plenty of space, luxurious kitchens and bathrooms as well as bedrooms for all the kids. They’re the ideal base from which to go out and explore everything Dorset and Devon have to offer.


Dogs are Welcome

Leaving for your holidays often means leaving your best bud either stuck in a boarding kennel or under the care of a member of your family, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with dog-friendly holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays, your dogs can enjoy your holiday just as much as you do.

It might seem like a little thing, but we know first-hand how joyous exploration can be when your dog is by your side.


You’re a Local

When you stay at a holiday cottage, you’re not a tourist – you’re a local. You set your own hours and you set your own rules.

Whether that means sitting in a local pub, drinking in the atmosphere and chatting with the characters or spending a day fishing for fresh crab to prepare in your kitchen in the evening, the choice is yours. No limits, no restrictions, just an amazing holiday.


They’re Extremely Affordable

Holiday cottages might provide a superior holidaying experience to a stale, staid hotel, but that’s no use if they’re not affordable for the majority of us.

The good news is that rather than being a luxury, Lyme Bay holiday cottages start at just £205 for 7 nights (at time of publication). Located ideally along the Dorset and Devon coast, our holiday cottages come in a huge variety of size and specification, from the cosy couples retreats for two to vast properties like The Garden House near Lyme Regis, which sleeps up to 12, we have something for everyone.