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Late availability and last minute self-catering holidays

Late-Availability-Cottages.com showcases holiday properties that have vacant weeks due to last minute cancellations or weeks that have been unfilled for a variety of reasons. The property owners are keen to fill the properties and are often offering a unique price - which maybe cheaper than advertised anywhere else. Unlike hotels and guest houses that often, because of their location, have an ample supply of either passing trade or waiting lists available to fill vacant rooms, smaller, privately-owned self-catering property owners will often find themselves with an unexpected, or for that matter, unwanted gap in their rental diaries.

Hotels will inevitably nearly always preserve their standard 'rack' rate - the price paid by the customer if they walked into the hotel off the street and asked for a room - accommodation charge, irrespective of whether they have cancellations or late availability available. For this reason, owners of self-catering accommodation are often willing to offer guests late available or last minute accommodation at a reduced rate, rather than allow the property to sit vacant. Therefore find vacancies in self-catering lodges, country houses, farm stays, city apartments, cottages and log cabins throughout Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

Not everything in life has to be planned. Book a cottage now and benefit from a quick escape and enjoy a spontaneous last minute holiday break - feel the freedom! Need soem advice? Contact us, we'd love to help.

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Cottages and holiday homes

The great advantage with self-catering accommodation is that the choice of both property type and location is so varied. While there may be just one hotel in each particular location, you will more than likely find a varying range of self-catering accommodation types on offer in the same location.

On the one hand, you might be able to choose a traditional stone lodge on the outskirts of a one-pub village deep in the countryside, or perhaps seaside holiday cottages with spectacular coastal views or even a contemporary apartment on the edge of a busy market town. You may even be part of a group, happy with taking several luxurious holiday static caravans next to one another or even large country houses or converted farmyard barns.

The choice will be yours for the taking for short breaks and weekly holiday rentals.

A self catering break allows your time to be your own, no one will want to chase you out of your room to make it up and you can pick and choose exactly how to fit mealtimes in - whether you prepare them yourself (which is always good fun when you can source unusual local ingredients) or perhaps you may prefer to visit the local inn, pub or restaurant.

And you can always have a late morning in bed without the worry of missing the usually inclusive - and paid-for - breakfast provided by serviced accommodation. Instead - stroll out at your leisure and find a local cafe - or a village shop and take the groceries back to the cottage self-catering at its best!

It is fair to say that often during the high season, like with any accommodation, it might be difficult to find late availability or a last minute deal. However, those you do find for self-catering properties during high season, where cancellations occur, will see owners particularly keen to fill their rental gaps. There is every chance - and the self-catering industry is known for this - you will indeed obtain a far better and more flexible deal than compared with a hotel.

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Some properties you can book with owners or the managers. Many independent holiday cottage owners like to stay in control of their bookings and will advertise last minute availability here. Mixed in also is agency vacation accommodation, ideal for short breaks in all areas of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Holiday lettings to rent directly with the owners, managers or accommodation agencies we are not an agency we are specialising in search and bringing you up to date late availability cottages, by map and by size of group or number of bedroom criteria.

Last minute Pet friendly breaks

Also, if you are a dog owner, with the possible exception of apartments, you will find that many self-catering owners are quite happy, as long as you act responsibly, for you to bring along the four-legged member of the family as well, which means a further saving on kennel fees (Kennels are often difficult to book last minute) too. These pet-friendly holiday homes can be found throughout the UK. And if you are on an active last-minute or late-availability break, your golf clubs, water skis or bicycles needn't stay unsafely in, or attached to, the car! A self-catering base gives flexibility for every aspect of your holiday.


Featured late availability self catering cottages for vacation rentals in the UK

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Ready for a vacation break?

Book a last minute cottage on line or telephone holiday cottage owners or reservations staff, the availability is up to date so book with confidence - often 24 hours notice is enough to make a reservation but this may vary between properties.

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Short notice rentals

A fun way to visit UK is to arrange accommodation at short notice near the places of interest that you want to see. At peak times - you need to be careful - or choose your itinerary by the accommodation that is available the last minute.

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Summer holidays

July - September are busy school summer holiday months - May, June, September and October can often be as good weather and prices may be cheaper bordering the high season. The premium periods do get booked well in advance, but you can be lucky with last minute availability.

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Christmas and New Year breaks

Its wonderful to have a reason to join with others and rent a place to stay for Christmas and New Year - or what a great present for someone, take them to a cottage in a place they would love to visit - book it last minute and surprise them - you might have been planning it for months!