Choosing accommodation for your next Durham stay shouldn’t be a chore, especially when it comes to self-catering cottages. But we know it can seem a little overwhelming when seeking specific accommodation that ticks all the boxes, whether via a cottage let company that runs an entire village or with a private Airbnb. So for guidance in finding the best holiday cottages near Chester-le-Street this winter, these points will help you get started considering your options and making the best selection for your stay.
Consider What You Want
Knowing what you want or need from your Durham break is the first step – and since you’re considering a cottage, no doubt you are after a self-catering holiday option. Most people who book self-catered want a little additional control over managing their time, whether that be because they have special dietary requirements, are travelling with kids in tow and need more space, or are after outside areas for little ones to roam and play in. Whatever the reasons, knowing why you want a cottage will help you choose something stand-alone in the city or perhaps in a holiday village where children can roam in nature.
Think About Additional Facilities
Perhaps a communal garden with other holidaying families, along with excellent walking tracks and vast outdoor spaces, may be important. Or somewhere with easy parking onsite. Or it’s essential to be in a town where everything is within walking distance. Or it may be bringing your dog along for the trip to be sure the entire family is together. Whatever you need for your country or city break should be considered ahead of time to ensure you can enjoy your time away to the maximum without wishing to be somewhere else.
Do You Want to Be Close to Anywhere in Particular or Nowhere at All?
Thinking about proximity is another factor in your choice. Maybe you want to take a family holiday near Durham University to prepare a young one about to leave the nest and resettle for Uni up this way. Or maybe you’d like the surrounding area to be a host of sights and places to explore, like stately homes, old churches, walking trails, and of course, Chester-Le-Street and beyond to Durham city. Clarity is key here too.
What Services Are Offered?
Does the accommodation you’re considering suit your requirements for services? For example, can you expect any housekeeping or linen service? Will these even be provided to keep your self-catered space in tip-top shape during your stay? Or will there be an onsite office or reception or someone available on the phone to assist with any issues as required? This may not be necessary, but at other times may be vitally important, especially for longer stays.
Consider Plawsworth Hall
If you are looking for self-catering accommodation for your next Durham escape, Plawsworth Hall has everything you need. Situated in idyllic Plawsworth village and surrounded by beautiful countryside, the acres of natural surroundings alone will help you unwind.