Welcome to our Holiday Blog

Enjoy reading through articles written by the Original Cottages team. There’s plenty here to keep you interested and inspired, with hot tips on what to see and do, where to eat and of course, recommendations of our favourite cottages to stay in! So get stuck in and let our ideas help you plan your next cottage holiday. We’d also love to hear from you, do get in touch at hello@originalcottages.co.uk and let us know about the amazing UK places you think we should write about.


277 Articles found

Exploring the health and wellbeing benefits of National Parks

As a corporate member, Original Cottages helps support the ongoing work of Campaign for National Parks. Formerly the Standing Committee on National Parks then the Council for National Parks, the 85-year old organisation played a key role in pushing for the designation of National Parks in this England and Wales and continues to campaign to protect and improve them. We invited Laura, from the Campaign for National Parks to write a guest blog on the health and wellbeing benefits of national parks.

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Let’s Give Back to Look Forward

Book with Original Cottages and enjoy wonderful holidays in strong and supported communities At Original Cottages, our local people are proud to live in some stunning holiday destinations across England and Wales. We’re always thinking about how we can do our bit to support our thriving neighbourhoods and communities. That’s why we are helping to bring local communities together with UK Community Foundations ­– a network of people, organisations and charities that want to improve the places we live and love.

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Staff Stays: Brynderwen

Hello, my name is Amelia and I work in the communications team for the Original Cottages family. As part of my job I get to spend a lot of time looking at some of our most beautiful properties around England and Wales. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday at one of our lovely holiday cottages, Brynderwen in Mid-Wales. This is what we got up to during our stay...

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Discoveries to look forward to

Have you heard of our top 10 secret UK experiences? In normal times, we Brits love getting away to discover new places. But 64% of people tell us there are whole areas of the country they still know very little about. We’re confident 2021 will still be the year we can all finally get ‘out there’ again. If you’re looking for some inspiration for when the restrictions ease and you can head off on holiday again, here are ten incredible experiences to add to your UK holiday wishlist. 

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Biscuits baked, iced and neatly arranged in trios ready to eat!

Festive Treats Recipe

Last weekend I made some Christmas-themed biscuits. They taste great, even if I do say so myself! If anyone would like to make some Christmas-themed biscuits to get themselves into the festive mood, the recipe is as follows.

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Bringing Festive Magic to a Christmas Getaway

Heading away for the big day? Here’s how to unleash your imagination on the season of goodwill. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – with that festive feeling that never gets old! From the age-old family traditions we all love, to the new ones that are sure to surprise and delight your loved ones. If you’re spending this Christmas in one of our stunning holiday cottages, here are our top tips for festive cheer.

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Staff Stays: Fell View, Po House

Here at Original Cottages, our team love holidays as much as our customers. You can often find some of us enjoying trips to beautiful UK destinations, and relaxing in our wonderful selection of holiday homes.   I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend a few days at the stunning Fell View Po House in the breath-taking Lake District earlier this month through Original Cottages – the company for whom I work.

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Carved pumpkins

Spooky Escapes

Everyone loves a good ghost story, and England and Wales are full of them, thanks to the thousands of years of history...

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