Who runs the company?
The company is managed by Bed and Breakfast Nationwide who have wide experience
obtained from 30 years in the accommodation business. The company is well
established and still retains the personal
service on which we have built our reputation.
How do I add my cottage to Holiday
Cottages Nationwide Website?
All you need to know about
adding your cottage can be found here.
What items can I expect at the
Bathroom/shower & WC,
kitchen or kitchenette with cooker & fridge, crockery, cutlery
cooking utensils, iron, vacuum cleaner, pillows and duvets/blankets, colour TV. There may be a washing machine. Adequate
heating, sometimes full or part central heating. Ample adjacent free car
parking is available unless otherwise indicated. If you need
anything else please contact the owner.
Where are the Holiday Cottages?
The cottages are throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. To find
a cottage in the location you wish to visit please click on the relevant
area on the main map. You will then have a wide selection of cottages individually
marked on the map in each region to choose from. Alternatively, if you
know the Reference Number of your preferred cottage, go to Search and type it in the box provided
How much is the weekly rate for a
Current availability and rates
can be found on the owner’s website.† A rough
guide to seasonal prices is shown on the cottage page. As a general
rule LOW SEASON will be November to Easter, MID SEASON will be April to
June and October. HIGH SEASON will be all Bank Holidays and July,
August and September.† Please look
at the owner’s website or contact them directly for exact prices.
Do you recommend particular
Each cottage offers something unique - please read the description to get
the "feel of it". Some may be peacefully situated in the
countryside, others may be convenient for town centres,
some may be more suited to families, while
others offer superior accommodation for couples treating themselves to a
Are the cottages graded by the
Many of the cottages have been
inspected by the Tourist Board and have high gradings.
However, we do not insist on this. We have our own high standards of
inspection and all the cottages must meet our criteria.
Are most holiday cottages suitable
for the disabled?
Some cottages have special facilities for the disabled. Some have ground
floor rooms, but there may be steps or parking difficulties. Please
check with cottage owners for more information.
Is there always easy parking?
Most cottages in the countryside have ample private parking. Others
should have a convenient area to park.
What if I donít
The majority of properties are in areas which are not served well by
public transport. However we do have some that are on the edge of larger
villages or towns where there are regular bus routes, or near railway
stations. The owners would be pleased to give advice on this point.
Do I need to book ahead?
Staying in self-catering accommodation has become very popular. Do
not leave it too late to book especially for July and August.
Notoriously busy months - it is essential to book ahead. See Travel Tips for Bank Holiday dates and book
When should I arrive?
When you make a booking you will be asked to give your expected arrival
time. The cottages are generally available from 3pm on the day of
You will be expected to leave in the morning on the day of departure: the
time may vary but will generally be before 10.30am.
What happens if I cancel?
Please remember a booking is a contract under English law, and if you
cancel you may lose your deposit. Each cottage owner has their own
cancellation policy . Please ask the owner about
this. The owner will try to relet the cottage
but if he/she is unable to do so you are liable to pay, possibly the
total cost. If you do need to cancel, do so as far in advance as possible
in order to give the host the best chance to relet
WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU TAKE OUT
HOLIDAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE
What if I have a complaint?
We hope you will not have cause to complain but in the unlikely event
that you do, please try to settle the matter with the owner at the time.
It is always better to give the owner a chance to put things right than
complain to us later.
What about any damage?
All damage to the cottage or contents must be paid for before departure.
Sometimes the owner may require a separate (refundable) deposit in case