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.


409 Articles found


April 2, 2021
Things To Do

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.
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February 15, 2021
News

Let’s Give Back to Look Forward

Book with Original Cottages and enjoy wonderful holidays in strong and supported communities
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February 2, 2021
Property Spotlight

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.
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January 13, 2021
Things To Do, Places To See

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.
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December 4, 2020
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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December 4, 2020
A dining room with a large table dressed for Christmas and a big decorated tree at the far end.
Things To Do

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.
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November 6, 2020
Fell View Po House
Property Spotlight

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.  
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October 20, 2020
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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March 10, 2020
Property Spotlight

A Getaway for Good

Meet the Original Cottages property owner motivated by tragedy to help to make a difference for other families facing cancer.
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March 10, 2020
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.
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February 25, 2020
south downs national park
Places To See

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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February 25, 2020
Old camera with the beach in the background
Places To See

A Suffolk Gal in Brighton

Lauren, a recruiter for our sister brand Suffolk Secrets, spent some time exploring Brighton last week. Read on to see what she got up to!
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