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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Focus on Suffolk

Lively market towns, enchanting Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and tranquil broads lined with little boats bobbing along its waters — Suffolk is a magical region with so much diversity.  From tucked-away beaches nestled along the coast to picturesque wilds in a painter's paradise, there’s something for everyone. Here are just some of our Suffolk secrets, and how you can make the most of your truly local holiday this summer.

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Carus Green Golf Club Cottages

Carus Green, located in the historic market town of Kendal, has quickly become the Lake District’s premier golf and leisure destination, just a stone’s throw from the Lake District National Park. Carus is a unique development that combines golfing, luxury accommodation and relaxed dining. 

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Focus on Kent and Sussex

Be inspired by these truly local gems... From the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to the famed neon lights of Brighton, the beautiful counties of Kent and Sussex are idyllic for making stories in the sun. Whether you’re looking to explore Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty teeming with wildlife, discover the heritage of castle-strewn lands, or lose yourself in a novel on breathtaking Blue Flag Beaches, our truly local team have put together a little list of memory-making days out to help you make the most of your time together.

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Real Ale from Nelson’s Country

Tucked away in Woodbastwick within the heart of Norfolk, Woodforde’s Brewery is proud to have been raised in Nelson’s country, from where it has brewed widely acclaimed traditional real ales since 1981. In the 30 years since the foundation of the brewery, Woodforde’s has established a formidable reputation for producing some of the finest beers in Britain, with its classic Wherry and Nelson’s Revenge real ales appearing on tap in bars and pubs nationwide. 

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Coastal Hotspots

Be inspired by our summer days out... It’s here. After what has felt like an eternal winter, the Beast from the East, and too many rainy days indoors, it looks like summer’s arrived. And with it, a world of possibility and adventures, waiting outside. From coast to country, we want to help you make the most of your days in the sun, so we’ve created a little list of inspirations to make memories during this long-awaited shorts and sandals season.

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Meet the Tree Bumblebee!

The Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) is a relative newcomer to the UK. Since its arrival from France in 2001, it has been rapidly expanding its range throughout England and Wales. So much so, it can now be grouped in with our most common bumblebee species – the ‘Big 7’. 

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Focus on The Lake District

Imposing, rocky mountains, ancient waters and mysterious woodlands – let the Lake District rekindle your love of adventure. From the accessible Rydal Cave, a man-made cavern at Loughrigg Fell, to the ancient Roman ruins of Hardknott Pass, high above Eskdale, uncover the unexpected with Original Cottages.

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City Break Escapes

If those bright city lights are tempting you away from everyday life and your inner culture vulture is longing to escape, there are plenty of city destinations in the United Kingdom in which to discover on your next holiday.City breaks certainly appeal to all types of holidaymakers and many of the most popular city locations are also within a short drive to holiday hotspots such as popular beaches and countryside delights therefore there’s always plenty to see and do. 

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Now is the Time

With the emergence of the ‘staycation’ and a rush of newly refurbished properties across the UK, there has never been a better time to discover a truly original and personal holiday experience that doesn’t have to end when it’s time to come in and rest. Whether you are looking for a place to unwind, a base for sporting adventure, or a memorable venue to mark a special occasion, an Original Cottages getaway offers the perfect holiday home.

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Focus on Devon and Dorset

A magical land of history and mystery, Dorset and Devon’s prehistoric coastlines are home to secret coves and quiet seaside villages. While heritage cities and captivating National Parks can be found further inland.    Visit the south and discover its unique beauty with Original Cottages.   The Pearl of Dorset  

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