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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Go Jauntly Guest Blog - Walking in Skipton

Go Jauntly Guest Blog - Walking in Skipton

We love a staycation at Go Jauntly so it’s been great to be hosted by Original Cottages on our latest trip. Getting outside of the city for short breaks and a bit of QT feels like a necessity these days. We’re also becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of our travel so being able to visit locations via public transport is really important to us. 

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Discover the Secrets of the South-East

From an oasis of peace, serenity, and a slower pace of life to an enchanting haven of cosmopolitan seaside resorts, white chalk cliffs and unique natural splendour — the South-Eastern counties of Kent & Sussex have something for everyone. 

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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. Considered by geologists to be one of the most significant teaching and research sites in the world, it's also an area of outstanding natural beauty. With magnificent beaches, lovely seaside town and villages, striking rock formations and romantic coves, the magical coasts of Devon and Dorset have something for everyone.

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Focus on Yorkshire

Not for nothing has Yorkshire acquired the nickname of 'God's own '. As well as being by far the largest county in the country, it is blessed with the magnificent countryside, stunning beaches and coastal towns and some of the most dynamic cities in the UK. Given its size and diversity, a holiday in Yorkshire can sometimes seem like quite a daunting prospect.

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Protecting our National Parks for Future Generations

With 13 wonderful National Parks across England and Wales, the UK is blessed with some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world, ranging from the expansive lakes, forests and imposing fells of the Lake District to the contrasting mountains and rolling golden sands on Pembrokeshire. These charming natural spaces are home to a stunning variety of wildlife and with so much to explore and discover, the parks are also a popular destination for thousands of human visitors every year.

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Focus on Northumberland

Rural cottages and seaside homes, towns with culture and woodlands of wild beauty – we know you’ll find your dream holiday right here in the kingdom in the north. But where do you start? To help you discover some of the places most guests rarely see, we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite destinations for your break in Northumberland. From colourful harbourside villages and water-sport lakes to quiet towns and wildlife-filled islands, there’s something for everyone in the county of castles.

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Walking Retreats with Walkingworld

Working closely with Walkingworld, we’ve selected some of the best walks right here in the British Isles. From the rugged coastlines of the south-west to the peaks of the Lake District, around the Norfolk Broads or close to the dolphin-filled bays of Wales, you’ll find a walk for every ability, all close to your Original Cottage. Whether you’re a pro-hiker or ramble-enthusiast, and wherever your path takes you, stay truly local with us.

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Our 10 Most Instagram-able Cottages

Beyond your holiday destination of choice is a plethora of grid-worthy places to stay. Our collection of Instagram-able cottages combines the ultimate holiday pad with myriad photo opportunities. Your Stories will be the envy of everyone. Your grid will be heaving with heavenly interiors and super stylish twists. Let the filtering begin...

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Dann’s Ice Cream – A Local Treat

With acres of unspoilt farmland, over 50 breweries and countless artisan food producers, it’s hardly surprising that Norfolk is home to a wealth of mouth-watering food and drink options. Dann’s Ice Cream represents one particularly sweet example of the kind of sumptuous fare on offer and of a truly local success story.

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Focus on Cornwall

A rich mix of fishing villages lying quietly in coves, quintessential countryside hamlets, wildflower fields, dolphin-rich waters and deep lush woodlands, Cornwall is an idyllic holiday destination, any time of year. It’s brimming with culture, abundant with delicious local produce, and loved by the proud people who live there. Discover the places that bring you closer to the real Cornwall in this truly local blog. Kernow a'gas dynergh — Welcome to Cornwall.

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Our Favourite Things to do in Norfolk

Bathe on Gold Coast-like sands and rugged dunes under cloudless blue skies along the north coast of Norfolk, or cruise the intricate Broads that snake inland like the Gold Coast waterways – Norfolk is rich with culture and intertwined with nature. One of the driest, and sunniest counties in the UK, this world-away destination is the perfect holiday hotspot all year round. And to help you make the most of your time in Nelson’s county, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourite things to do and places to visit.

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