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Our Top 15 Luxury Cottages
for Forest Holiday Fans

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” These are wise words from John Muir, the famous Scottish-born naturalist who pioneered wilderness conservation in the United States. Muir knew the value of nature and we agree there’s nothing better than escaping to a sun-dappled forest or wildflower-strewn woodland. The appeal of nature is truly multigenerational, making forest getaways ideal for every occasion. Read more of this post…

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Where to Go on Holiday
in October Half Term

October half term is on the horizon and for many families that means packing the bags and slipping into holiday mode. While COVID travel restrictions mean destinations such as Malta and Mallorca are off the cards, the good news is Britain is bursting at the seams with family-friendly destinations that are guaranteed to delight both kids and adults alike. Ready to explore your backyard? Read on for our guide to spending October half term in Great Britain. Read more of this post…

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How to Recharge Your Batteries
with an Active Break

From boosting endorphins to keeping health conditions at bay, everyone knows exercise is good for the body and soul. While holidays are often associated with sipping cocktails by the pool, overindulging in food and relaxing by the fireplace with a good book, active breaks can be so much more rewarding. Creating lasting memories with family and friends. Reconnecting with nature. Energising your body and mind. The benefits of active breaks are profound. Read more of this post…

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When is the Best Time to
Book My Summer Holiday?

Summer already seems so far away. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll already be looking forward to next summer. The question is, when should you book?  The best time of year to book a summer holiday depends on a number of factors such as price, availability and how far in advance you and your guests can commit to a booking. Read more of this post…

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UK Staycations vs Holidays
Abroad: Why Britain is Best

Whether it’s a summer holiday or a winter break, there’s one big question we all must answer. Do you take a staycation in the UK or venture further afield? Holidays abroad have become far more accessible over the last two decades. So much so that it’s almost become the norm to look overseas for your next holiday destination. Read more of this post…

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5 of the Best Family Summer
Holiday Destinations

Want to make the most of the Great British Summer? There’s no better way than a family summer holiday. The only question is where you’ll go.  Fortunately, the UK has so many amazing destinations to choose from, which are even more fun-packed, beautiful and unforgettable in the summer sun. Read on for five of the best destinations for a family summer holiday.     1. Read more of this post…

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7 Extraordinary Places to
Go for New Year’s Eve in the UK

Looking for something a little more exciting than your usual house party or cocktail soiree this New Year’s Eve? Why not pop some bubbly and see out the year at a luxury holiday house or cottage? Read more of this post…

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Renting Large Houses for New Year’s Eve

There’s never a bad time to get started on New Year’s Eve planning. While intimate gatherings are always a treat, nothing compares to sending off the year with a band of your nearest and dearest.  Of course, if you’re planning a group getaway, you’ll need spacious accommodation to match. Read more of this post…

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Plan the Ultimate
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

For many of us, New Year’s Eve is the biggest bash of the year. It’s a time to celebrate what’s happened over the last 12 months – and what could happen in the future. And when it comes to pulling off the ultimate family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, planning is key. Read more of this post…

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7 Unusual Settings for a Dog Friendly New Year Break

For most people, ringing in the New Year with loved ones is a top priority. In many cases, ‘nearest and dearest’ also refers to your beloved pooch. Read more of this post…

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5 Reasons Why Holiday
Homes Are Better Than Hotels

Travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures; Nothing can beat the sheer joy of discovering new places and going on adventures in an unknown environment. However, where people become stuck is choosing between a hotel or a holiday home—frankly, there shouldn’t be much of a choice. Holiday homes are far better, and here’s why.     1. Read more of this post…

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Exploring the Shropshire Hills:
Walking, Hiking, Cycling & More

The Shropshire Hills are full of hidden valleys, stunning scenery and rich history. Naturally, this makes them a haven for walking, cycling and plenty of other activities. Ready to start planning your time away? Take a look at these must-see Shropshire attractions and points of interest.     Shropshire Hills walks & hikes Walking in the Shropshire Hills is pure joy. You’ll be glad to know that there are trails and open spaces that are suitable for all abilities. Read more of this post…

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What Food and Drink is Kent Most Famous For?

Kent is full of beautiful countryside scenery, rich farming heritage and picturesque coastlines. It shouldn’t be surprising that these inspirational places have been the birthplace of some of the best foods in the UK.  Traditional foods that are eaten every day have made their start in Kent, along with some not so well-known dishes. So, if you’re in the area of Kent on holiday, you certainly won’t miss out on fine cuisine. Read more of this post…

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A Tourist’s Guide to Herefordshire’s Finest Castles

Herefordshire is known for its breathtaking views, picturesque walks and attractions for all the family. However, there’s one thing that Herefordshire will always stand out for – and that’s castles. If you want to explore some of the UK’s finest castles, Herefordshire is an absolute must. From stunning views of the River Wye to exquisite interior design and even activities for the kids, Herefordshire castles will never disappoint. Read more of this post…

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Top Things to Do in the Peak District

The Peak District is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. Its vast expanses covers more than 1,437 km², including parts of northern Derbyshire, Greater Manchester Staffordshire, Cheshire Yorkshire. It’s no surprise that the beauty of the region was officially recognised in 1951 when it became the first national park in the United Kingdom. Read more of this post…

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Best Pubs in
Yorkshire You Must Visit

Much like a Sunday roast wouldn’t be the same without Yorkshire puddings, Yorkshire wouldn’t be the same without a traditional pub nearby. A welcoming old-world establishment full of friendly locals drinking and eating fine Yorkshire fare. In truth, Yorkshire’s pubs are some of the best in the UK. They combine charming countryside with great real ale, not to mention some of the best local cuisine the nation has to offer. Read more of this post…

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3 Beautiful Beaches You Should Visit Near Gloucestershire

There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach to completely relax. Luckily, if you’re visiting the Gloucestershire area, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches and activities. From lush sands and sea to delectable food and fun for all the family, Gloucestershire won’t let you down. Read more of this post…

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A Guide to Oxfordshire’s Ancient Market Towns

Oxfordshire is home to some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It includes the idyllic Cotswolds – the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Throughout Oxfordshire, you’ll also find a number of ancient market towns with rich histories. In this post, we’ll look at eight of these stunning towns and what makes each of them worth a visit. Read more of this post…

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