Coronavirus update for holidaymakers January 2021 from Cottage Gems

The restrictions in place in the UK are subject to change, depending on the levels of coronavirus.  The situation below is outlined as at January 2021 and the information given applies to residents of the UK looking to book a self-catering holiday in the UK or Northern Ireland.

Due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, some cottage owners and agencies are offering flexible booking terms (get in touch with individual owners and agencies for details of their own individual booking conditions).  It is also strongly recommended that you take out suitable holiday insurance.

Can I take a cottage holiday in the UK at the moment?

As at January 2021, the UK is in national lockdown.  The UK government has said that they will review the lockdown restrictions in mid February.

During national lockdown, residents of the UK and Ireland are required to ‘Stay Home’ and as such are not permitted to take cottage breaks during this period.

Although it’s not possible to take a cottage break just now, why not start planning for a summer break when travel restrictions are much less likely to be in place?  Many cottages are now accepting bookings for later on in the year for the summer in particular.  Terms and conditions of booking vary from property to property.

This page will be updated as more announcements are received.