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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Dorset Coast from the sky

Our Favourite Winter Walks in Dorset

Experience the truly wonderful coast and countryside this winter, here are a few of our favourite winter walks for you to enjoy! Old Harry Rocks, Purbeck Park at South Beach Carpark and take the path up to Old Harry Rocks that you can see in the distance. The views are breath-taking and well worth the effort, but be aware of the sheer cliff edges. Thorncombe Woods, Nr Hardy's Cottage

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Top Haunted locations in the Lake District

 Kirkstone Pass Inn The Kirkstone Pass Inn is an old coaching Inn which is believed to relate to a monastery dating back to the 15th Century and is reported to be the permanent home of many travellers who have long since passed. Throughout the Inns long history there have been plenty of stories about spectres and apparitions and tales of the supernatural from people working in and visiting the area. The apparitions are said to be the spirits of travellers who have met an unfortunate end while making the perilous journey.

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Broughton-in-Furness – The Lake District’s Hidden Gemstone

We all love the Lake District, that’s why you clicked on this blog afterall! But there is no denying that the Lakes can be extremely busy during the summer and at other times throughout the year. What if you could enjoy the same stunning Lake District landscapes without the crowds – an area so unknown, you’d be the only person around for miles? Sounds good? 

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Amy - Our Property Manager

A Day in the Life of our Property Manager, Amy

Have you ever wondered what our team get up to? Amy, our Property Manager has shared with us her typical day in the life. I absolutely love being a Property Manager! My job is so varied, interesting and challenging and its quite hard to put into words what a typical day is for me as every day is so different. I look after the properties in Weymouth, Bridport and the surrounding areas so I get to spend a lot of my time out of the office in one of the most beautiful parts of the south coast. 

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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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24 Hours in Whitstable

Whitstable is a delightful fishing port on the North Coast of Kent, just 25 minutes outside of the medieval city of Canterbury. It is well known for its delicious fresh seafood, especially the world famous Whitstable oyster, and its beautiful beaches where water sports are abundant.

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Clappersgate view of windermere


 The Lake District, Cumbria is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. An area littered by mountains, lakes, hills, forests, tarns, villages and the best views in the country! So we’ve put together a little list on why the Lake District should be your summer holiday destination in 2019! 1 – There are tons of Meres, Waters and Tarns (But only one Lake!)

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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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