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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Suffolk: A County of Culture

Visitors will find an array of cultural treasures associated with Suffolk. From history and archaeology to music and art - some of the country’s most famous cultural icons hail from this beautiful county. Here’s a culture vulture’s guide to Suffolk.

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Southwold - A Quintessential Seaside Town

Southwold in Suffolk offers visitors a seaside holiday like they used to be – there are no kiss-me-quick hats, candyfloss or dodgem cars here. Instead, you will find a laid-back, welcoming coastal town made up of tastefully decorated cottages, quirky independent shops and enough attractions to keep you returning again and again. Here’s a few things to look forward to:

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A Foodie’s Guide to the Suffolk Coast

With 50 miles of shoreline and a vibrant farming community inland, the Suffolk coast is well known for the quality of its natural produce. Some of the county’s best restaurants, eateries and farm shops are found in this beautiful part of Suffolk. Here’s a list of some of the highlights guaranteed to get gourmets licking their lips.

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Knowing Northumberland

Northumberland is a county unlike any other. It’s a historic and dramatic place, sparsely populated and with a sense of remoteness that few other areas can match. And perhaps because of this, Northumberland isn’t as prominent in the public consciousness as say Yorkshire or Cornwall. So in an attempt to redress the balance, here is a small sample of what this wonderful part of the country has to offer: Northumberland is a county rich in natural splendour.

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Heading Off the Beaten Hills: Cumbria’s Top Ten Unknown Fells

The many fells (214 according to Wainwright) and lakes that characterise Cumbria make it one of the most picturesque regions in the UK. Over 15 million people flock to the area each year to climb and take in the views from great fells such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Great Gable and Skiddaw. However, if you want to avoid the crowds there are many spectacular fells to explore that are virtually unknown meaning you can have almost have them all to yourself …

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Picturesque Villages in Dorset

The historic county of Dorset has much to recommend it to visitors. A coastline that has been designated a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, sweeping cliffs, and miles of beautiful rural tranquility make it a popular destination. However, just as important to the Dorset identity is the picturesque villages studded around the county. Below you’ll find five villages in Dorset you must visit.

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Ten Things You Need to Know About Cornwall

Cornwall is an ancient county at the southernmost tip of England. Almost completely surrounded by the surging Atlantic Ocean, the county is a heady blend of dramatic natural beauty, enthralling history, and friendly people. 1) History Cornwall’s identity has been formed over a tumultuous three thousand years. During that time the Cornish landscape has been called home by Celtic tribes, Romans, Saxons and Normans.

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Yes, Doctor: Five Benefits of UK Seaside Breaks

UK seaside breaks have been linked with health and wellbeing for over two centuries. King George IV used to head to the coast for its invigorating qualities, and his lead was followed by the higher echelons of the Georgian elite, who in turn inspired the masses. The seaside holiday was born, and the link between the coast and health has been there ever since.

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Five Charming Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire

With its diverse landscape, two National Parks, a dramatic coastline, and many lovely towns and villages, Yorkshire is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers in the UK. To meet demand there are hundreds of holiday cottages in Yorkshire, but with such a wide selection available you now have the problem of choosing. Well to help, we’ve picked five excellent holiday homes that we’re sure will charm you.

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