Cottages with good facilities

Think about the kind of appliances and fittings that you would like to find in your holiday accommodation.

Booking a cottage or house in the UK or Ireland for a self-catering holiday is a popular way of obtaining accommodation. Families with children like to self-cater because it can be an economical way of taking a holiday and offers safe and secure accommodation with ample space for children to run about. A holiday home with its own garden is desirable since most come with garden furniture and a barbecue. Eating outdoors is a pleasant activity during the summer and saves making a mess in the house.

Choose a holiday cottage in Ireland according to its facilities

Family friendly holiday cottages supply a cot, high chair and sometimes stair gates. The baby-friendly ones will have a lengthy list of useful baby gadgets such as bottle warmers, nappy buckets, intercoms, play pens and so on. Travelling with a young baby requires considerable organisation unless many facilities are provided.

More expensive holiday cottages may have leisure facilities which could include a hot tub, sauna or steam room, swimming pool, cinema room or mini gym.

Dog owners look for a different set of features; possibly a dog exercise field, a fully fenced garden and adequate dog bins.

Disabled people have another specific set of requirements. They need a wet room, grab bars at convenient locations, perhaps a stairlift or wheelchair ramp.


Popular holiday cottage facilities on the desirable list


When people begin to consider the small details, they may have additional requirements on their holiday home wish list.

These could be related to the bathroom. Full-size baths and power showers are a priority for some.

People who like to do a fair amount of walking during their holidays, prefer accommodation that has a drying room to dry off those wet clothes and boots.

The cook in the family may also have certain specifications. We like to cook the way we know and most would be daunted by having to get to grips with an Aga is they do not have one at home. A requirement might be to have a similar type of cooker, possibly a freezer in addition to a refrigerator.

Basic self-catering requirements

All holiday cottages based in Ireland or the UK will have essential appliances such as a kettle, toaster, refrigerator, iron and so on. They may not all have dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer or hairdryer.

It is reasonable to expect four or five-star holiday homes to be equipped with these gadgets but always read the details.




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Cottage Holidays Overview

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