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.


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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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Go Jauntly Guest Blog - Walking in Skipton

Go Jauntly Guest Blog - Walking in Skipton

We love a staycation at Go Jauntly so it’s been great to be hosted by Original Cottages on our latest trip. Getting outside of the city for short breaks and a bit of QT feels like a necessity these days. We’re also becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of our travel so being able to visit locations via public transport is really important to us. 

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Discover the Secrets of the South-East

From an oasis of peace, serenity, and a slower pace of life to an enchanting haven of cosmopolitan seaside resorts, white chalk cliffs and unique natural splendour — the South-Eastern counties of Kent & Sussex have something for everyone. 

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The Jurassic Coast

Known as the Jurassic Coast, the 95 mile stretch of coastline through Devon and Dorset is a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site. Considered by geologists to be one of the most significant teaching and research sites in the world, it's also an area of outstanding natural beauty. With magnificent beaches, lovely seaside town and villages, striking rock formations and romantic coves, the magical coasts of Devon and Dorset have something for everyone.

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Focus on Yorkshire

Not for nothing has Yorkshire acquired the nickname of 'God's own '. As well as being by far the largest county in the country, it is blessed with the magnificent countryside, stunning beaches and coastal towns and some of the most dynamic cities in the UK. Given its size and diversity, a holiday in Yorkshire can sometimes seem like quite a daunting prospect.

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Protecting our National Parks for Future Generations

With 13 wonderful National Parks across England and Wales, the UK is blessed with some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world, ranging from the expansive lakes, forests and imposing fells of the Lake District to the contrasting mountains and rolling golden sands on Pembrokeshire. These charming natural spaces are home to a stunning variety of wildlife and with so much to explore and discover, the parks are also a popular destination for thousands of human visitors every year.

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Focus on Northumberland

Rural cottages and seaside homes, towns with culture and woodlands of wild beauty – we know you’ll find your dream holiday right here in the kingdom in the north. But where do you start? To help you discover some of the places most guests rarely see, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite destinations for your break in Northumberland. From colourful harbourside villages and water-sport lakes to quiet towns and wildlife-filled islands, there’s something for everyone in the county of castles.

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