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With just three or four weeks left of the summer term at school (depending on your location), the long stretch that is the school summer holidays will soon be here!

And whilst the kids will no doubt be looking forward to time off in the sunshine (fingers crossed!), for many parents, the summer holidays are the stuff of nightmares, as they try to juggle work and childcare.

So if you’ve had it up to here with trying to find holiday clubs and sports activities and haven’t even had a chance to think about a family break away, then we’re here to help.

With our handy guide to finding a week long family friendly holiday cottage break in the school summer holidays for less than £500.

How to find a holiday rental for the school holidays for less than £500

Jetting overseas with the whole family is a costly exercise, not just in terms of the finances, which let’s face it, have been hit hard by Brexit.

But also in terms of travel time, as we typically lose a day off each end of our week by getting up early and spending it in on the road, in the airport – or in the air.

So there’s much to recommend a UK based staycation break, exploring the hidden beauty that lies within easily accessible reach of our own front doors.

And that may be one of the reasons why more and more Brits are choosing to stay in the UK this summer for a holiday.

7 night breaks between 12th July and 1st September 2019, up to £500

One of the benefits of looking for a holiday cottage with Holiday Cottage Compare is that we offer very flexible search functionality on a very easy to use website.

So if you are looking for 7 nights away, anytime between 12th July and 1st September 2019, costing no more than £500, then we’ve got you covered.

But if you want to amend this amount by increasing it to say £600 (or decreasing it £400), it is really very straightforward.

Simply increase or decrease the amount you would like to spend and the search will auto update your results.

You can of course also choose to switch off the budget restrictions and instead look at everything that fits the bill in terms of your particular requirements.

Refine your search by drive time, distance or your own quirky drawing!

Not only can you find cottages by your specified budget, you can also decide exactly where you want to stay. If you know the precise area, town, national park, county or country (the list goes on!), then enter that – or more than one, if you like.

If you’d rather travel say no more than 2 hours from your house, then you can set that as a limitation. Or perhaps choose a distance limit of 200 miles.

Or why not draw your own area on our map and search for all the relevant properties within. Make it as quirky a shape as you like!

Wherever you are looking to stay, we have got the perfect cottage for you.

Looking for a short break family friendly cottage this summer?

If escaping for 7 nights is not possible for your family this summer, then you might want to consider booking a short break away in a holiday cottage during July and August.

Perhaps a long weekend somewhere? Or a midweek break to give everyone a change of scenery?

Booking a short break cottage with Holiday Cottage Compare is incredibly easy – just search for ‘flexible dates’ and then choose the number of nights you would like to stay. Our minimum is 2 nights but you can then select any variable you like, right up to 21 nights!

Remember to compare the short break price with 7 nights

At Holiday Cottage Compare, we don’t set the price of your holiday cottage. That’s done by the owner or agent, and it can change depending on a number of things, including the time left before your interested dates.

We also don’t add a single penny to the price set by the agent. The price they set is what you pay.

And because we’re not involved in the pricing, we can give you helpful and impartial advice about how to get the best value out of your holiday cottage. Including, for example, remembering to compare the short break price with the 7 night price for any cottage you’re interested in.

Some cottages offer genuine discounts during this period – others don’t. And so the 7 night price can be the same as a 3 night price.

Bear in mind that July and August is peak season, so there are far fewer discounted short break options available during these months – simply because most owners and agents don’t need to offer them as they’re confident they’ll let the property for the full duration.

Need a hand booking a holiday cottage for the school summer holidays?

Start by browsing our cottage that are currently free for 7 nights away, anytime between 12th July and 1st September 2019, costing no more than £500. And then use the filter options on the left, to narrow down what is available until you find your favourite property.

If you have any questions about booking a holiday cottage during the school summer holidays for less than £500, please feel free to contact us – we’re always happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

Or if you’d rather put your feet up and have a cuppa whilst we find the perfect place for you, then please contact our concierge service and tell us what you are looking for in your next holiday cottage.

We aim to get back to you with tailored suggestions within 24 hours.

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