What the price bands cover
How much you save, of course, depends upon how many people are in your group. If there are only two of you and you take a large house that might sleep four to six you will save less. These price bands cover:
- seven nights
- for an average family of four, including two adults and two children
- during the popular summer months of June through August. Prices can be much less at other times of year.
They are gauged relative to equivalent hotel accommodations. Some rental properties are available for short breaks, particularly out of season, and it is worth asking if a house appeals to you. They are rarely available for single night stays.
How to use this guide
The ratings below are only general guidelines. If you are interested in a self-catering cottage or flat, compare the actual rental price (found by clicking on the linked website or by telephoning) to the house's capacity. You may, for example, find that a house listed as moderately priced for a family of four is actually cheap for a party of six or for two couples sharing.
Prices at the luxury end
The most expensive rental properties are likely:
- to be in desireable city centers
- to have staff
- to be oversized
- to have luxury features such as indoor pools, screening rooms, works of art etc.
- to prohibit children under a certain age, or of any age.
Fortunately, these are the exception. Most rental cottages in 2007 were priced at no more than £800 per week and most were less than £500 per week, even during the busy summer months.
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