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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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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Successful holiday letting starts here

We asked Wendy, one of our fantastic Property Managers, to answer a few questions on what working for Original Cottages Kent and Sussex involves and what the benefits of holiday letting are and here's what she said.

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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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The Winter Survival Guide to the Lake District

Many of us choose to visit the beautiful Lake District and stay in its many wonderful cottages during the spring, summer or autumn months. The grass is greener, the weather is warmer, and the buses are a little easier to catch! But one of the Lake District’s best kept secrets is actually its fourth season: Winter.

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