This Year, Rent a Luxury Cottage in the Cotswolds
Renting a luxury cottage for a summer getaway is something that has been steadily increasing in popularity over the past decade. In fact, between the years of 2007 and 2010, the luxury rental market experienced a growth spurt of approximately 9%. The reasons for this are likely as variable as the people who own the properties themselves; busy jobs, the desire for some extra cash flow to invest, whatever the reasons are, the luxury rental market is booming. This is great news for anyone who may be interested in pushing the boat out on an upcoming holiday. A luxury cottage allows family and friends to relax and enjoy each other’s company in an exclusive environment, without the prying eyes and shared public spaces that are the reality of staying in larger hotels or resorts. Luxury rental properties can be found with as many amenities, or as basic as you would desire, and in just about any imaginable location. With just a click of the mouse, you can reveal seemingly endless luxury rental options, spanning from small, locally-kept secrets to more exotic, far-flung corners of the world.
Those that are looking for a luxury holiday that manages to incorporate both the small and the exotic and bring it right to your doorstep should look no further than the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds area spans six counties through west central and south western England, measuring 25 miles across and 90 miles long. The Cotswolds are perhaps best known for their bucolic rolling green hills and quaint old towns that have been forged from a remarkably unique yellow Cotswold stone (a type of limestone that is indigenous to the area). To walk through some of these old villages is to seemingly step back in time, and the shingled rooftops and quaint stone cottages seem to almost rise out of the stunning natural landscape. Those that wish to sample the local shopping scene will also be pleasantly surprised by the sheer wealth of restaurants, art galleries, tea houses, and unique boutiques that have sprung-up in these magical villages, providing particularly unique shopping and dining experiences.
Some of the more well-known villages in the Cotswolds include such places as Bath, Cheltenham, and Gloucester, but there are actually many, many more hidden gems within the Cotswolds that you might explore. Wherever you go, there is a physical reminder of the past; Cotswold towns were originally founded on the wool trade, which made them particularly affluent places in their time. The evidence of this prolific Cotswoldian past can still be seen in the surrounding architecture, as spectacular churches (called “wool churches” by the locals), stately homes and castles still dot the landscape to this day. This well-to-do characteristic has stayed with these beautiful villages since their creation, and lends itself quite well to providing the perfect backdrop for a carefree yet stunning luxury cottage holiday.
In addition to the villages themselves, the natural offerings in the Cotswolds are many. Outdoor buffs can enjoy being surrounded by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and will find many a quiet path for walking, biking, or horseback riding. If you are the type to like a more organised types of activities, the Cotswolds AONB also offers different varieties of rural skills workshops, conservation classes with an emphasis on sustainable living, and guided walks. Wherever your tastes may take you, there will truly be something for everyone in the Cotswolds.
Renting a luxury cottage in the Cotswolds can encompass quite a broad range of amenities. Just about anything you envision can be arranged, whether you require full butler and housekeeping services, or just a simple place to hang your hat. Even holidaymakers who want to stay within a specified budget or are travelling with a large group of variable means can benefit from a luxury cottage rental, as renting luxury cottages can actually turn out to be more cost-effective than a resort or hotel when split between several members of a travelling group. Whatever your needs are, most people interested in renting a luxury Cotswold cottage will find that using a company like Elysian can help you in tailoring the property and amenities to your exacting standards. The most important thing to remember, is to simply know and anticipate what your needs may be. That way, Elysian is able to uniquely tailor your holiday experience to your specific situation.
Without question, the greatest advantage of a luxury rental cottage in the Cotswolds is the privacy and flexibility afforded to you. You might find that only a few people in your group want to venture out in the afternoon to see one of the famous Cotswold Wool Churches, while some of the others seem happy settling into a lawn chair in the garden with a good book. Parents of small children may find that they need to break up their day in order to accommodate naptimes and feedings, and others yet may be travelling with someone with special needs and must keep yet another type of schedule. The freedom of a luxury cottage allows these different members of your group to come and go freely, as their individual schedules permit.
The Cotswolds area is truly one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, and those interested in renting a luxury holiday cottage may want to read some of the property information that is available on the Elysian website. In addition to this, doing some research ahead of time about the specific area you will be visiting, is a smart move. Information on the proximity to walking paths, town centres, or even a waterpark can all be found with just the click of a mouse or a quick phone call. This time you spend researching up-front will definitely pay off when it is time to make your final decision to rent a luxury cottage in the Cotswolds, enabling you to get on with the business of enjoying your holiday.
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