How Late Availability Deals Let Us Explore the UK
This is an article about how myself and my wife have managed to travel the length and breadth of the United Kingdom simply by booking late availability country hotels and inns. It sometimes seems like it’s impossible to see a little bit of England without breaking the bank, but as I and my wife discovered, that isn’t necessarily true.
The first time we got a good deal was on a trip to York last spring. We managed to book a room in a really pretty little bed and breakfast on the outskirts of this Roman town, which was found on one of these late availability websites. We couldn’t believe we got it – a lovely double room, with a good view. And the fried breakfast was almost worth the price alone. From here we explored some of Yorkshire’s lovely countryside.
In the summer time we decided to try and get somewhere on Lake Windermere. This is obviously a really popular spot, surrounded by lots of stunning hills and mountains. To our surprise we managed to book a superb hotel room quite near the Lake. It wasn’t quite as cheap as the one in York, but was nevertheless a good deal because someone had cancelled very close to when they were about to go. So we managed to explore this lovely area – and even tried a bit of wind surfing, thanks to one of these late availability websites.
That Christmas we decided to try our luck once more – this time in Devon. Neither I nor my wife had ever been to Devon – but we had heard so many good things we thought we would try and get a late availability deal. In the event, we didn’t manage to get a cottage on Dartmoor, as they all seemed to be booked up.
Instead we found a nice little cottage near Croyde, on the North Devon coast. It was a little bit cold for me and my wife to try surfing (as this beach is famous for it) but we had a lovely time walking along the various beaches and hills nearby.
So last spring we decided to book somewhere closer to home. This time we found a bed and breakfast on the Norfolk Broads. Again, it was a nice little spot.
As long as you’re prepared to give a little when it comes to location, opting for late availability deals certainly can save you few pounds. And the random nature of these deals means there is a certain excitement when it comes to booking a hotel or bed and breakfast in this way.
Gino Hitshopi has travelled around the UK simply by taking advantage of late availability deals on cottages, inns and hotels.. For more information please visit: http://www.english-inns.co.uk/LateAvailabilityOffers.htm