Christmas Holiday Cottages

Set the mood this Valentines Day!

It’s only 2 weeks until Valentines Day; at this point you either groaned or a smile crept across your face! It is definitely one of those holidays that sits on the fence with the amount of likes versus the amount of dislikes but if you’re like me and love the thought of being wined and […]

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Escaping to the seaside…

Described as the ‘little, white fishing village’ by Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley, North Devon’s Appledore is a beauty to behold. “We’re going to Appledore for a coffee”. This was my first visit to Appledore and since that outing, has not been my last. I still to this day, cannot believe I had never stepped foot […]

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O, to be in Nottingham!

Renowned for being the home of the legendary figure, Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire is perfect for a self-catering city break.  Home to fantastic live performances, world class sport and a buzzing nightlife, Nottingham offers more than meets the eye. It caters for every age; delve into a network of caves, explore Sherwood Forest or visit the […]

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Love is in the air…

Flowers and chocolates always seem the way to go when it comes to Valentines Day but thinking outside the box may be just what the doctor ordered. Romantic weekends away can really put the cherry on the cake. With there stunning views, cosy log fires and peace and quiet, weekend retreats really add that personal […]

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“Are we there yet?” Avoiding this question on route!

“Are we there yet?” and you haven’t even left the drive.  Don’t worry, you are not alone! With the takeover of technology, apps for children seem a fantastic source of entertainment for those on-the-go moments. Now is not the time to adhere to your “no more than 30 minutes of TV a day” rule as a […]

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New Year, New You…

It will come as no surprise to you that 95% of the UK’s population make a new years resolution and just under 80% loose interest and give up within the first couple weeks! The pressure on ourselves to complete these plans is so high that it seems inevitable that the usual suspects start to appear […]

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Our Top 10 Log Fire Cottages Part 2

The evening has drawn in, the tea’s brewing, you’ve had a fast paced day of hiking in the surrounding mountains and the only thing that crosses your mind is the warm, flickering flames of an open fire. Holiday Cottage is here to help!  Whether you’re planning a holiday in the colder months or maybe a […]

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Our Top 10 Log Fire Cottages Part 1

Coming home to a log fire after a day out in the brisk British countryside is one little pleasure that many of us enjoy. Hiring a holiday cottage with an open fire or log burner is always a popular choice amongst staycationers. If you like the idea of spending your evenings in front of a […]

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Shrewsbury – Flower Shows, History and Holidays!

Renowned to be one of England’s most splendid heritage towns, Shrewsbury hits the spot for a slow paced relaxing retreat. Known for its formidable flower displays and colourful events, Shrewsbury is simply a wonderful place to absorb the local architecture.  Founded by the Saxons and developed by the Tudors, Shrewsbury remains a hotspot for tourists […]

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Family fun for less than £500!

Have you been avoiding the subject of next year’s family holiday? With the economy being the way it is and all of us tightening our already snug belts, the thought of spending out thousands on a break is impossible for many. At Holiday Cottage our holiday cottage rentals don’t have to cost the Earth and […]

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