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.


411 Articles found


August 9, 2022
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Things To Do

Celebrating the Joy of Reading this Summer

Join Original Cottages in celebrating the joy of reading this summer through our support for national charity, The Reading Agency.
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June 15, 2022
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News

Sharing Our Pride

Find out more about how our colleagues celebrate Pride and to discover some LGBTQ+ gems across England and Wales. 
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May 4, 2022
UKCF logo
News

We're supporting UKCF

Original Cottages is proud to announce that we are once again supporting national charity UK Community Foundations (UKCF)
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March 14, 2022
Supporting British Red Cross logo
News

Together we've raised £3,344 for the British Red Cross in Ukraine

At Original Cottages, we – like many others – are truly troubled by the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
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March 2, 2022
Outdoor seating in a courtyard
Food & Drink

Local Flavour: Our Guide to the UK’s Best Local Restaurants

From fine dining to pub grub. Discover dining recommendations across several of our most popular holiday destinations.
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February 10, 2022
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News

Find Your Original: Our Exciting New TV Sponsorship

Original Cottages is proud to announce the launch of its first TV sponsorship campaign with Channel 5 and its Great British Stories series of programmes
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January 28, 2022
A lady entering a stone-faced country property
Property Spotlight

Booking a UK holiday with Original Cottages is never Plan B, and these influencers agree!

This Autumn and Winter, we sent some of the UK’s favourite travel bloggers and influencers to stay in some of our very best holiday cottages, all to prove that you can still get that holiday feeling, right here at home.
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January 4, 2022
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Holiday Letting

Unlock your investment potential through holiday letting

We surveyed 2,000 UK homeowners about holiday letting as an investment
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November 17, 2021
Hammock at beadnell beach house
News

Introducing Coastal Retreats

We are very excited to announce that we are welcoming a new addition to the Original Cottages family.
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August 10, 2021
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Things To Do

Our top ten Locations to get that ‘holiday feeling’ in England and Wales

We’ve been exploring the science behind the holiday feeling.
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July 26, 2021
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News

We're sponsoring the 2021 Festival of Archaeology

Original Cottages are sponsoring the Council for British Archaeology’s 2021 Festival of Archaeology, “Exploring Local Places”.
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May 19, 2021
3 draught beer pumps along the bar
Food & Drink

It wouldn't be a holiday without a pint…

With over 35,000 pubs to choose from across the UK, you'll be sure of a good pint on holiday with CAMRA.
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