Great Gadgets to pack for your cottage holiday

Published: Wednesday 24th Sep 2014

Written by: Powells Holiday Team

If you are looking forward to your upcoming cottage holiday with us, it only makes sense that you will want to make your getaway as pleasant and as easy as possible. With the ever-enhancing levels of technology, it comes as no surprise that holidaymakers are continually bringing gadgets along to further enhance their experiences away from home. With this in mind, here’s our guide to some of the best you could take on your cottage holiday with us.


While summer may be a distant memory, the prospect of impromptu sunshine during your cottage holiday means that packing plenty of sun tan lotion is an absolute must. While you can apply lotion across most of your body easily, the problem area is always the back. However, with the SunBuddy, you never have to worry about this issue.

With its ergonomic design, the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator makes it possible for anyone to reach their back with ease and comfort and is the perfect gadget to take on holiday. It’s the only back sun tan lotion you will ever need! Whether you’re enjoying a Welsh family cottage holiday in Tenby, or sampling the plenty of other award-winning beaches of Wales, the SunBuddy is something you won’t want to leave behind.

Apple TV

If you are holidaying with the family, it is likely that one member will have packed either their iPod, iPhone or iPad. If one of these devices has a film that you all want to watch, the Apple TV is the perfect gadget to literally bring it to the big screen – the big screen in this case being the televisions we offer in many of our large holiday cottages.

Costing just £79, the Apple TV can stream media from your Apple device and transmit it to a larger screen. It’s not just films and television shows; the kids can also bring their favourite games to the television, or even play their favourite holiday tunes. As it’s smaller than your average travel guide, it can fit into your luggage without any fuss whatsoever!

GoPro Fetch

A perfect gadget to take if you have booked into one of our dog-friendly cottages, the GoPro Fetch dog mount allows you to see life through the eyes of your four-legged friend like never before.

This comfortable dog harness features camera mounts on the back and chest for a variety of perspectives—from bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action to over-the-head shots of playing, running, catching and more. Soft, padded construction keeps your pet comfortable whilst capturing moments that would be virtually impossible to capture otherwise. It’s also fully adjustable to fit dogs from 15 to 120 lbs (7 to 54 kg). As it’s also completely washable, you can let your dog run around without a worry in the world.


A toy that promises to be a hit with the children, and even a few adults, the HandTrux can help to turn your hands into mini diggers to create the best sandcastles anywhere on the beach while staying at your holiday cottage in Wales. Completely power and assembly free, all you have to do is put your hand inside and start digging. The Handtrux isn’t just limited to sand either; it can do the very same job with mud, earth and snow – perfect if you’re planning a Christmas cottage holiday with us!

Ring Digital Tyre Inflator

While the previous four are all great gadgets to enjoy during your holiday, they are almost useless if you are unable to reach your cottage safely. To keep your car in tip-top condition, the Ring RAC640 Digital Tyre Inflator is an absolute must. A 12v air compressor that is capable of inflating a tyre to 35 PSI in just three minutes, it could mean that you will never have to worry about the threat of a flat tyre while on the road. With the RAC640 also able to inflate bike tyres, floats and other leisure accessories, it’s something that you won’t want to leave behind.

Another great product that RING offer is the BungeeClic, perfect if you want to secure items with peace of mind. Whether you want to make sure the trailer is covered or you’re worried about the bike rack being loose, the versatility of the BungeeClic means that you can keep your items secure and safe for the long haul. 

Image Credit: Sun Buddy, Apple, GoPro, Handtrux, RING

This content was written by Ben Edwards. Please feel free to visit my Google+ Profile to read more stories.

Powells Holiday Team
Powells Holiday Team


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