A holiday home can offer an experience unlike any other, and Cork is known for having friendly people and warm hospitality. Blending your own “home-away-from-home” experience with the vibrancy of everything Cork has to offer is a sure-fire win to have a great holiday.Even so, there are some questions you should ask yourself before booking a holiday home in Cork.1. Timing is everythingIt’s helpful to be aware of the timing of your holiday. Cork has a fairly mild climate all year round but is most likely to be sunny in late Spring, summer and autumn. Winters are never extreme, but the dampness can make the weather feel much colder than the temperature tells. Cork is known for it’s many festivals. There are a myriad of festivals throughout the summer months and the Cork Jazz Festival in October is one of the highlights of the year in Cork. It’s also important to know that shops close early during the week. If you walk through the city centre at 7:00 on a Tuesday evening you may be surprised to find that all the shops are closed. Typically shops close at 6:00 during the week, with later shopping available on Thursday evenings. The pubs are always closed on Good Friday. Timing may seem a small detail, but could make a big difference to how much you enjoy your holiday!
2. PassportMake sure your passport is current with plenty of time left on it before you book your holiday, if you are coming from abroad. There is nothing worse than missing out on an amazing holiday because your passport is no longer up to date!3. Bang for your buckIt’s important to know what you are actually getting when you book a holiday home. Photos can look good online and the reality can tell a completely different story. Make sure to read reviews of other people who have stayed in the holiday home, look at photos by guests if possible, and read the fine print!4. TransportationThe question of whether to rent a car or not depends on where the holiday home is located. Take the time to plan out how far you intend to travel, what is within walking distance of the holiday home and if public transport is available. If you do decide to rent a car, make sure to check that your holiday home offers parking.
5. Food!One of the key benefits to staying in a holiday home is the option to cook your own food. When deciding on a holiday home, it’s important to identify where the nearest supermarket is. In Cork, several of the prime supermarkets offer home delivery, including Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes. Even if you do plan to cook your own food, it’s also nice to know the best restaurants in Cork and how far they are from your holiday home. You are on holiday, after all!
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