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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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8 Best Christmas Markets the UK Has to Offer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and one of the best bits about it – a good old Christmas market.  Mulled wine, handmade gifts and festive cheer are just some of the top reasons to grab your hat and scarf and wrap up warm for a cosy festive night of fun.  We’ve all heard of the favourites such as Bath Christmas Market and the dazzling delights in London. Read more of this post…

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Accessible Holidays: UK Cottages vs Abroad

Like any escape, accessible holidays provide a much-needed break from the trials and tribulations of modern life. But they can be a challenge to plan, especially if you’re considering going abroad. To make your planning as hassle-free as possible, it’s often a case of weighing up how each type of holiday meets your needs.  It’s not just accommodation to take into consideration. Everything from attractions, eating out and getting around are important factors on your stay. Read more of this post…

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Where Are The Best Places To See Autumn Leaves?

There’s something magical about autumn – the rich colour palette of reds, oranges and gold blanket the landscape. Plus, at the start of the season, there’s still a touch of warmth in the air as we see out the last of summer.  Holidaying in autumn is also a great time to explore new places without the hustle and bustle of peak season getting in the way. Read more of this post…

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When to Book Your Christmas Holiday Cottage

Christmas holiday cottages are undoubtedly the best way to make the most of the festive period. Enough space to get everyone together under the same roof. Excellent kitchen and dining facilities for all those festive feasts. Not to mention luxury facilities like games rooms or indoor swimming pools to keep the whole family happy. But when is best to book a Christmas cottage? In this post, we’ll weigh up the options and provide a general rule of thumb. Read more of this post…

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6 of the Best Ideas & Destinations for Walking Holidays

Do you enjoy a gentle stroll through the countryside? Or perhaps a hike in the mountains is your idea of fun. Whatever kind of walking activities you love the most, there’s an abundance of them in England and Wales – and walking holidays are the best way to enjoy them. Walking holidays aren’t just great for getting those steps in. They’re perfect for immersing yourself in the surroundings and relaxing your mind. Read more of this post…

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What Does Staycation Mean and How Has It Changed?

What does the word staycation mean to you? This term has been a feature of many holiday plans in recent years. But did you know there are often debates around the actual meaning of the word?  A staycation, in fact, isn’t a new thing. It dates back to around the mid-1940s. Read more of this post…

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9 Beautiful Beaches Right Here in the UK

You don’t have to step onto a plane to enjoy glorious sandy shorelines and glistening azure waters – we have them all right here in the UK! The diversity of beaches across England and Wales makes them some of the most unique places to explore. From secret coves in Cornwall to top surf spots in Wales, each has a special charm waiting to be discovered. The beauty of these locations is that they can be enjoyed come rain or shine. Read more of this post…

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5 Unforgettable October Half Term Holiday Ideas

Beautiful autumnal colours and leaves blanketing the landscape are synonymous with October adventures. It’s the perfect time to get away from it all and treat the family to an exciting stay in the UK. Plus, you have a choice of fantastic destinations, all with a unique charm.  Every corner of England and Wales provides its own opportunities for fun, adventure and relaxation. Read more of this post…

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How to Clean Holiday Cottages Before Leaving

Holidays are a great time to let your hair down and have fun. A luxury holiday cottage is the perfect place to do that. But once you’re ready to head home, there are a few things to take care of.  Most importantly – we kindly ask that you leave the property as you found it. Our house management team will, of course, be carrying out a full clean of the property after your departure. Read more of this post…

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8 of the Best UK Events in 2022

With warmer weather approaching, the festival season is gearing up to bring fantastic music, entertainment and great local food to your calendar.  So, if you’re planning a visit to top events around the UK, check out some of our favourites below. Read more of this post…

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8 Stunning Spring Holiday Destinations in the UK

Spring has officially arrived (meteorologically speaking). You’ve probably already noticed daffodils making their season debut and hints of sunshine teasing warmer days. With a fresher vibe in the air, it’s a perfect time to enjoy a getaway to recharge your batteries. The UK offers some of the best places to experience the fruits of spring. Admittedly, we’re biased, but there are truly magnificent sights to admire across the country. Read more of this post…

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8 Hen Party Holiday Cottage Ideas for an Unforgettable Event

Is your best friend now a blushing bride-to-be? A luxury holiday cottage is the ultimate place to celebrate her impending nuptials. Read more of this post…

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What to Take to a Holiday Cottage – A Quick & Easy Guide

If you’ve booked a picturesque holiday cottage for your next vacation, you’ll no doubt be filled with excitement at the prospect of setting off. But before you depart for your relaxing rural break, there are some practicalities to consider – perhaps the most important being, what should you bring with you? There’s nothing worse than travelling for several hours and then realising you’ve forgotten something important. Read more of this post…

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When to Book a Staycation for 2022

While there is much to be said for flitting off to sun-kissed foreign shores on holiday, there are also plenty of good reasons for planning a staycation in the UK in 2022 – not least its impressive selection of vacation spots, with plenty to see and do for all the family.  If you have decided to stay closer to home for your holidays this year, and explore the many as-yet undiscovered gems our green and pleasant land has to offer, Read more of this post…

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