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adVICE on holiday rentals - B&B UK? (spell mistake)

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1. Posted by Belgium_ (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

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Hi people,

Just wondering if anyone has got some good advice on finding a place to stay in England … Living in Belgium, at the end of July I’m planning a weekend UK along with a couple of friends. We will be 6 or 7 people and take the ferry to Dover.

I’ve been told that it’s lovely to stay in Bed&Breakfast lodges as this is typically England. Last month I went to Germany and stayed in a kind of “holiday house” which we rented for a weekend. Does this also exist in the UK, or would you advice to surely take a B&B? Is it true that such a B&B doesn’t need to be booked on beforehand – so that you just go and ask if any places are free?

Thanks for your replies; any other advice would be most welcome! We will be in the wide area of Dover.


2. Posted by shopgirl (Full Member 136 posts) 12y

Welcome Bart to the wonderful world of TP

Yes you can hire cottages/houses for weekends tho' mostly people/companies prefer to have a week's booking. B&B is traditionally english so they are plentiful. Log on to website:

They cover the S/E area where you will be and should give you a good idea of what is available. If I were you I would try to book in advance only because it is the school holidays when you will be here and everyone heads for the coast so you may find yourself split up as a group possibly if you don't. If you need any more info - just say

Have a good day....

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 12y

Hi Bart,
Basically, the difference is that you can stay in a B&B by the day.
Houses unfortunately have to be taken for a weekend or a week (or sometimes a 'midweek' break).
Although in popular areas, B&Bs may ask you to book both nights at the weekend.
Again, I would advise booking in busy areas, unless you are prepared to take your chances. In some small places like the Lak District, you will not find anything at busy times if you don't book in advance.
The quickest way to find something is to ask at the tourist information centre. This could save you a lot of walking!:)

4. Posted by Belgium_ (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Thanks for the advice guys! The links have been very helpful; I'm sure I'll enjoy the weekend UK .