For the best cottage holidays UK residents and overseas visitors may want to head to the Cotswolds. This area of rolling countryside in southwest England has more than its share of picturesque cottages, many with traditional thatched roofs, and many available to rent. And there is plenty to see and do in the Cotswolds if you rent a cottage; the area is known for its charming towns and villages, tea rooms, country pubs and antique shops, many constructed from the local honey colored stone. It’s not hard to see why this region has been described as picture postcard Britain. Renting a cottage for your stay lets you become a local while you’re staying there, and provides more space than most hotel rooms. Renting a cottage is also a more economical way to experience this delightful and beautiful area of the United Kingdom.