BOOKING.COM + THE BIG FEASTIVAL
I have been to a fair few festivals in my life but usually camp or stay on site - this was the first time that i've stayed in a house and it was great.
The obvious benefits are that you get to sleep in an actual bed and have an actual bathroom, but what I didn't consider were the little things - a full length mirror, a hair dryer, being able to make my own morning coffee!
The other thing that surprised me was the ease of it. At first I was worried that it could feel a bit disjointed travelling to and from the festival but it was so easy, plus the surrounding countryside was stunning so it was great to be able to enjoy the views and scenery.
I was also impressed by the ease of the whole process, especially the booking (location based search) and the checking in (you simply retrieved the front door key from a coded lock box by the front door and let yourself in). There were detailed instructions and local information in a file in the cottage - that was conveniently located right next door to an excellent pub.
Greystone Cottage (where we stayed) has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with 2 very comfortable (especially after a day's festival-ling) sofas. There is also a very pretty garden complete with BBQ and garden furniture and the parking was right outside the front door. It was perfect and we were very reluctant to leave.
The cottage is listed on booking.com who have over a million places to stay around the world - suitable for everything from holidays, weddings to festivals. You can search for accommodation using addresses, postcodes or towns which makes it so easy to find the most suitable locations.
We had the perfect weekend and will defiantely be doing this again.