Cottages with a particular style of bed

Bedroom considerations when booking a holiday cottage

The ability to adjust to new places to sleep ranges from those who could almost sleep on a washing line to those who are kept awake by the smallest crease in the bedlinen. A new bed situation presents itself each time we go on holiday and affects our daily leisure and pleasure. A tired and grumpy holidaymaker is not going to greet each new day enthusiastically.

cottages with beds of various kindsMost people would agree that a comfortable bed is the first prerequisite of holiday accommodation and yet, time and time again people are left angrily muttering about not returning to a certain hotel or holiday rental because the bed was too hard or lumpy.

Holidaymakers are always advised to raise any issues with accommodation providers on arrival but an uncomfortable bed is not something that can generally be changed in an instant. An orthopaedic mattress may be softened somewhat by placing spare duvets under the sheet but it remains a million miles away from blissful dreamland.

All kinds of beds are found in British holiday homes

Select a holiday cottage with the right kind of bed

Ubiquitous zip-link beds are a practical solution that can be linked or detached to suit people who want to sleep in one bed with their partner or those who prefer to sleep apart in twin beds.

Four-poster beds please the romantics among us who wish to create a personal love nest by drawing the curtains of their bed. This style of bed is usually found in traditional country houses or centuries old period cottages that find new life as holiday homes.

Super king-size beds please people who like to spread out and have the choice of being close to their partner or not.

Beware of beds with foot and headboards if you are tall. Traditional beds of this type may not be long enough for anyone over 6 feet tall.

Kids love bunk beds

Just be sensible in deciding who is to sleep in the top bunk

cottages with bunk bedsBunk beds tend to be much beloved by small children who may not usually sleep in one at home and nearly all kids have a fight for the top bunk. Adult sleepers are not as keen on spending their nights in them. It is important to check the length of the bed, even for teenagers; no one wants to feel confined in bed or to accidentally kick the footboard.

Holiday accommodation providers should carefully consider the happiness of their guests and ensure that beds have a quality fully sprung mattress that even a princess would not find fault with. Ensconce the mattress in crisp fresh natural bedlinen that feels like silk to the skin. Add a corresponding top sheet below the duvet which allows guests their dignity if they throw off excess layers of warmth.


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