“ Type: Travel „
I really felt at Easter time that I needed a short break away. I didn't want to go abroad, I wanted to go to Cornwall as I have great sentimental connections to this wonderful area. My childhood holidays were spent here and after loosing both my mam and then last year my dad, I had to go there and find some peace to reflect over my loss.
I have a touring caravan. But I wanted to have a holiday experience that was different and special. I therefore decided that I wanted to stay with my family in a cornish cottage.
I was very pleased when typing into my search engine, cornish cottages to be led to the website cornish cottage holidays. The website was very attractive and appealing. Firstly, what struck me was how easy the site was to use. It is exceptionally straight forward to navigate around.
Firstly you have a list of requirements which you have to fill in. So you have to state which dates you are looking to stay. How many bedrooms you need and which part of Cornwall you wish to stay. Then there is a long list in which you have to tick your preferences. So for instance, I was desperate to stay in a cottage that had open fires. So I ticked that box. I also wanted the cottage to be quite remote and in the countryside, so them boxes were ticked too.
You then enter search, within seconds I had a long list of cottages to choose from. I was very impressed with how well matched to my needs these cottages appeared. By pressing on the availabilty button of the cottages, I was then able to see how much the cottage would be for the week.
Obviously some cottages were better than others. All cottages had a star rating which had been awarded by this web site, these ratings were given regarding past visitors reviews. Although some cottages did look as if they needed updating decor wise, all cottages had charm and looked very clean and tidy.
The cottage I chose was simply stunning. As soon as I saw the picture and write up, I knew I had to book it. Booking could not have been easier. You just press the booking button. Type in your bank details and within seconds your booking is confirmed via email.
Within two days I had a letter through the post with all the information I needed regarding the holiday and the cottage. We then had a phone call of the cottage owner, who was lovely and gave us some directions to the cottage and information. I thought this was a great personal touch and I found it settled my nervous thoughts that this cottage may be a dump.
When we arrived, we were amazed how beautiful the cottage was. There were flowers, cider and a lovely welcoming card placed on the cottage table. It is fair to say that the cottage far exceeded our expectations. Everything I wished for and more. It was spotlessly clean which for a fuss pot like me, was a relief.
We were given a pack off cornish cottage holidays, with numbers to contact if we were unhappy regarding the cottage. There was also a questionnaire which we were asked to fill in for quality control purposes.
When we arrived home. We were thanked via email by Cornish cottage holidays, for our custom and our positive feedback.
I would not hesitate recommending this site to anyone who is looking for a fabulous relaxing holiday in well kept, beautiful cottages full of character. It is important to point out that cottages are available throughout the year, however many get booked up months in advance especially for the peak summer months.
There are cottages to suit everyones needs, there are cottages which suit couples whilst other more grand properties can accomodate up and over 12 people. For those of you who have dogs, there are lists of cottages that are welcoming to animals.
I have to admit, I am thrilled with the efficient and proffesional service I recieved from this website. I was impressed with it's efficiency from the time I logged on. I would most certainly use this wonderful site again, without any degree of hesitation. The cost of this website is included in the holiday. I believe the cottage owners pay these agents comission of any holidays sold.
The general cost of the rental of these cottages was very reasonable. I paid £500 for the Easter week. The cottage that we stayed in was really exceptional. I could have rented a cottage for around £300. But I fell in love with this one and felt I deserved a treat. For this £500 though we were treated to an orchard and two huge roaring open fires. Three double bedrooms and the most gorgeously relaxing week.
I would certainly use cornish cottage holidays again. I believe it offered exceptionally good service which all in all enabled us to have a great relaxing family holiday!!