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All dressed up and no place to go?

Press release June 25, 2008

Everybody loves to celebrate a big family occasion, but what do you do if you can't find a holiday cottage big enough to fit you all in?

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It's one of life's modern dilemmas ...

It's grandad's 70th, mum's 50th, eldest son's 21st or daughter's graduation and everybody wants to get together somewhere for a big family celebration.

However, the family is spread out all over the country, so it's easiest to find somewhere central and sort out a holiday cottage.

But hang on a minute, when you get surfing the internet looking for a suitable venue you discover that most cottage websites think 10 people is a lot to accommodate.

What if you've got a big group made up of kids, adults and grandparents, with a few friends thrown in for good measure?

And what if granny and grandad prefer to sleep in a room well away from your teething baby? to the rescue is a new website featuring big cottages for special events.

And by big, we mean big ... the site lists cottages in England for 15 people or more.

This website is ideal for you if you're:

  • Organising a family get-together
  • Sorting out Christmas or Easter for friends and family
  • Pulling together a re-union of friends
The website brings together big cottage listings from:
  • Hoseasons
  • cottages4you
  • English Country Cottages
  • Cottages Direct
  • Blakes
  • Cumbrian Cottages
Big cottages full of extras also offers a free listings service with add-ons for independent cottage owners who aren't listed by one of the established holiday cottage websites.

The site boasts all sorts of useful tools to help families and groups locate the perfect cottage for their big group get-together:
  • A forum to pass on tips and get advice on arranging all types of celebration
  • Lots of party-planning links and advice, including an online shop packed with ideas and products
  • A 'favourites' facility for registered users to store and review holiday cottages that they're interested in
  • A 'send to a friend' facility, allowing users to pass on information to friends and family members easily launched at the beginning of June 2008 and is now open for business.

Find the perfect rental property for your big-group special event, then use our ideas and planning pages to make sure it's a get-together to remember!

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