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


February 20, 2020
boats on the beach at sunset

Will's Top Tips for a Memorable Shaldon Holiday

Will Keen, Reservations Manager shares why Shaldon is such a beautiful place to be!
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February 17, 2020
Bench overlooking Elterwater

3 Days in the Central Lakes - An Itinerary

With its quintessential Lakeland towns, dramatic mountains and superb views in every direction, it’s no secret that the central Lake District remains a firm favourite of many visitors.
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February 7, 2020

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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January 30, 2020
Places To See

Re-connect with nature

See abundant wildlife in different natural habitats and re-connect with nature at nature reserves and parks across Kent and Sussex
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January 29, 2020
durdle door
Places To See, Things To Do

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.
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January 7, 2020
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Places To See, Things To Do

Focus on Yorkshire

Not for nothing has Yorkshire acquired the nickname of 'God's own '.
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December 5, 2019

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!
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December 3, 2019
West MIll exterior
Property Spotlight

The renovation of a West Dorset former Mill

We are delighted to report the incredibly successful and sympathetic renovation of West Mill in Bridport, now part of our West Dorset portfolio.
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November 27, 2019
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
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November 19, 2019
Ullswater in the Lake District

The Beginners Guide to The Lake District

If you can imagine the Garden of Eden, then you’re not too far from picturing the eastern Lake District and everything it has to offer.
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November 1, 2019
Sunset looking down a valley in the south downs
Things To Do

A Week in the South Downs National Park

The South Downs is not only the UK’s newest national park but equally a wonderful place to explore at any time of the year. Read our itinerary of what to do in a week in the South Downs National Park.
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October 22, 2019

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.
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