If you’re looking for a country retreat then you may not have as much choice of accommodation as you would if booking in the city. Often in the countryside, you will find a lot of B and B’s and guest houses. Hotels tend to be independent rather than the chain hotels you may find in the city.
There are some great deals to be had on accommodation if you know where to look. Often booking well in advance or last minute secures you the best price, and sites such as Hotels.com or Bookings.com will allow you to easily compare prices within an area for the dates you want to go. If you do find a cheaper price for the accommodation through one of these sorts of sites then it is advisable to call the accommodation directly to see if they can match or beat the offer advertised.
You will need to look carefully at the location of the hotels as they may be spaced out and not close to where you want to be. If you are booking accommodation in the country for a wedding you are attending or special event, then it is wise to book well in advance as they may very quickly book up and you may end up having to stay a lot further away from where you need to be.