A holiday would not be perfect without great food
There is nothing nicer than fresh organic food from the local farmer's market.
having a good time on holiday

A good time
People repeat holidays that they recall fondly.

value for money breaks

Value for money
We all want good value
during our holidays .

making friends

Making friends
People contribute to a holiday's success.

Make your self catering holiday special - shop at the farmers markets

fresh bread from the farmers marketEveryone would appreciate delicious meals on holiday. We have all experienced going out for indifferent expensive meals and the resulting disappointment.

When self catering, you can buy really good food to serve up at your holiday cottage. Even the simplest lunches of sweet juicy tomatoes, a home-cured ham and fresh crusty bread can be absolutely scrumptious when the ingredients are top quality.

There is bound to be a farmers market in any rural area you holiday in. They sell a wide range of superb local produce; free range organic eggs, a variety of breads, scones, cakes and pies, fruit and vegetables, organic free range meat, organic juices and alcoholic beverages. Stock up on some really good tasting food at the market and enjoy delicious meals back at your cottage.

You will remember your country holiday with relish.

Even better, buy some jams and preserves to take home as souvenirs that everyone appreciates.


Cooking in your country cottage

Every self catering country cottage has a kitchen that is fully equipped to enable you to prepare snacks or full-scale meals. There will be all the crockery and utensils that you need. Most of us get used to using our own small vegetable knife or parer and it is best to take your own along rather than struggle with the unfamiliar. It may be important to check what type of cooker your cottage is supplied with. Different skills and techniques are need to operate an Aga successfully.

Booking a country cottage over Christmas

country cottages to rent for christmas holidaysPeople rent large properties for big family Christmasses, houses with enormous dining tables that everyone can get round for Christmas lunch. It is a nice idea and possibly the only way that many families can get together. This type of holiday has its own difficulties, the hardest being able to use the kitchen successfully and operate strange ovens. If cottage owners are on site, they may be able to help. It is also worth talking to them in advance if you plan to shop locally and stock up on those Christmas meats and treats. They should be able to advise or even order goods in advance for you.


Find out about renting an English country cottage for a Christmas holiday

It take a little organisation for the preparation of a big meal to go smoothly. Holiday cottages are equipped with saucepans and roasting tins for general use, you may also want to check there is one large enough for whatever beast you plan to roast, or bring your own.

Good local restaurants

Most people when holidaying in the country venture at least once to the local pub or eatery. Most cottage owners have an information folder in the cottage that will list recommended eateries.

national parks

National Parks and farmland
Rent a cottage near a national park and run wild.

country fresh food

Country fresh food
The best of British dairy food and meat.