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Dog-Friendly Staycations – A Dog Isn’t Just for Christmas

If there’s one thing Brits love, it’s a furry friend. The latest statistics from the World Animal Foundation reveal that more than 30% of UK households own a dog. Read more of this post…

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Luxury Staycations – A Christmas Present for the Whole Family

If you’re looking to buy a Christmas present for a whole family, it’s hard to see past a luxury staycation. It will give your loved ones cherished memories – far more than any other gift. Not to mention being easier than searching for lots of separate gifts. Read on as we dig a little deeper…  The age-old present problem We’ve all been there. You head out Christmas shopping with no idea what to get. Read more of this post…

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6 of the Best Breaks Away for February Half Term

Breaks away for February half term are a great way to squeeze in a getaway early in the year. It means you don’t have to wait for summer or even Easter to spend some quality time with the family. With the kids off school, you have the option of a long weekend or a whole week away. By staying in the UK, you don’t have to waste any of that time queuing at airports or crossing time zones. Read more of this post…

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Spotlight on: Autumn Holidays in Devon

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a staycation in the UK. The rich colours of the landscape, alongside the fresh cool air of the changing season, make it a great time for recharging the batteries and getting ready to cosy up before winter. To see the best of the season, Devon is the ultimate getaway. This region offers a diverse landscape with two coastlines, two National Parks and an abundance of attractions and local delights to sample. Read more of this post…

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Why a Hot Tub Holiday is Perfect for October Half Term

When it comes to relaxation, it’s hard to see past a hot tub holiday. October half term could be the perfect chance to make that dream a reality. In this post, we’ll discuss why the half term break in October is the ideal time for your hot tub escape – then provide some guidance on when to book, inspiration on where to go and advice on which other features will complement your hot tub. Read more of this post…

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Indoor/Outdoor Pool – Which is Best for Your Holiday?

Swimming pools are top of many people’s wish-lists for a UK staycation. For the kids, it’s the ultimate exciting and fun activity that they’ll always remember from your holiday. For adults, a swimming pool can release your inner child or just provide the perfect relaxing backdrop for a serene getaway. Read more of this post…

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9 Staycation Tips to Make the Most of Your Stay

Staycations are the perfect way to indulge in a variety of holiday experiences. There’s something for everyone, whether you love adventure or want to chill in the sunshine – the choice is yours!  With summer just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to plan your next getaway. But what’s the best way to make the most of your holiday to maximise the fun? Check out our staycation tips for inspiration.  1. Read more of this post…

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Spotlight On: Cottage Holidays in Wales

Wales is a popular destination for a family getaway, and it’s not hard to see why. It has everything from spectacular coastlines brimming with wildlife and stunning scenery to quaint countryside locations perfect for relaxation! Plus, we can’t leave out the majestic mountainous regions for those that love a challenge.  With all this on offer and plenty more besides, it’s no wonder it tops the list for staycations in the UK. Read more of this post…

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6 Great Summer Getaways for 2023

With summer just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to start planning a getaway in the UK. You are spoilt for choice with locations. Read more of this post…

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9 Benefits of Holiday Cottages with Electric Car (EV) Charging

If you’re planning your next UK getaway and you own an EV, you might be wondering where’s the best place to charge it on a staycation.  Fortunately, you’re in luck! At kate & tom’s, there’s a wide selection of holiday cottages with electric car charging points. So, you don’t have to worry about running low while you explore the local area.  There are various benefits of choosing a cottage with EV charging. Read more of this post…

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When To Book a Holiday for 2024

Is it ever too early to book a holiday? At kate & tom’s, we certainly don’t think so! Planning ahead is a great way to get family and friends together and enjoy some of the best destinations before everyone else books them up.  Many locations have availability ready and waiting. Read more of this post…

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Spotlight On: Cornwall Holidays for May Half Term

May half term is the perfect time to enjoy the first glimpse of summer. The weather’s warming up, the evenings are longer, and the top holiday spots are bursting with fun activities for the kids.  So, with sun, sea and beautiful countryside all on your doorstep, it’s no wonder Cornwall is always a popular choice for May half-term holidays. Read more of this post…

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How To Plan Your Perfect Sten or Hag Do!

Are you breaking with tradition and bringing both the bride and groom’s family and friends together on a joint hen and stag do? You’re not alone! More and more couples are enjoying a celebration together before the big day. Read more of this post…

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May Bank Holiday: 5 Short Breaks in the UK

With spring in full swing, planning a short break in the UK over the May Day Bank Holiday is the perfect chance to enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends.  The UK is packed with destinations ideal for a long weekend away. Read more of this post…

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Planning the Ultimate Easter Holidays for Kids in 2023

Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a break with the kids. Spring is in full bloom, the air is fresh, and with days getting longer, there are plenty of hours to fill with exciting activities and adventures.  What’s more, it’s never too early to start planning Easter holiday fun. Read more of this post…

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3 Best Staycation Locations in the UK for 2023

The New Year is the perfect time to start planning your next UK staycation. Read more of this post…

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Where is the Cottage in ‘The Holiday’?

Cosying up in front of popular Christmas movies is always a favourite for the festive season. While there’s a selection of top contenders for the number one Christmas film, one name that pops up in most top 10 lists is The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Kate Winslett.  The UK side of the film is set in a beautiful village location with a quintessentially British cottage as one of the escapes. Read more of this post…

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Where Are the Best Places to Go for New Year’s Eve with Family? 

New Year’s Eve is infamous for its big parties and local events dedicated to seeing in the next chapter with loved ones. There are tons of places across England and Wales popping open the fizz for some festive fun. Read more of this post…

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