Original Explorers

Welcome to our brand new Original Explorers Guide! The Original Explorer Guide is brimming with wonderful stories written by people like you.  

All our Original Explorer articles are written by people who have holidayed with us in various locations across the UK and Wales. Each story contains helpful holiday hints and recommended places to visit from people just like you! 

If you're interested in joining our Original Explorers scheme, just fill out our online form and we'll send you instructions on what to do next. As a thank you for your story, you will receive a £50 voucher towards your next stay with Original Cottages! What's more, once your story has been submitted you will be added to our exclusive prize draw for your chance to win a £150 holiday voucher*. 

Browse our stories below and discover more about some of our holiday destinations across the UK and Wales, told in their own words. 

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Holiday to Wells by Rachel Farnsworth

Read all about Rachel's family holiday to the North Norfolk Coast...

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Redshanks in Norfolk by Audrie Lawson

Audrie shares her holiday review of Redshanks in North Norfolk as well as some of the pretty coastal towns and villages she visited during her recent holiday.

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Little Hatch in North Devon by Richard Beales

Discover Richard's review on his holiday to the North Devon Coast...

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A Holiday to Suffolk by Ruth Steggles

Ruth provides insight into her October holiday staying in Westleton and exploring Southwold, Aldeburgh, Snape and Dunwich.

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Tilly's Cottage, Brighton by Adrian Blake

Discover Shoreham and some dog-friendly places to visit, written by guest Adrian Blake who stayed at Tilly's Cottage.

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The Barn, Cornwall by Jeff Stevens

From the glorious sights in Padstow to the popular beach at Newquay, discover more about Jeff's holiday to Cornwall here...

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Birdsong, Sunshine and Silence by Liz Radley

Discover Liz's enchanting trip to Suffolk as they stay in a magical cottage like no other.

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