Surfing in the UK: Autumn and Winter

Posted by Clare on 20th October 2014

Surfing is becoming more and more popular and the UK has no end of fantastic beaches and breaks which cater for everyone from beginners to the pros. We caught up with Peter Robinson, founder of the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, Devon for an insight into the exhilarating sport.

A swell time in Wells, Somerset

Posted by Clare on 16th October 2014

The small city of Wells has a lot to offer visitors, from beautiful architecture and a rich heritage to great family attractions and stunning natural sights. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best bits!

holidaycottages.co.uk holiday must-haves blogger competition

Posted by Emma on 14th October 2014

Find out what our specially chosen bloggers think are this years holiday must-haves and what they would never leave behind.

Winter in the Cairngorm Mountains

Posted by Sarah on 13th October 2014

We spoke to the owner of the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre to help encourage you to get out and explore the countryside this winter.

Great holidaycottages.co.uk Bake Off #GHBO

Posted by Emma on 7th October 2014

You’ve seen our skills in property letting, but did you know how talented we all are with a bowl and rolling pin?

Dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall

Posted by Sarah on 7th October 2014

Discover some of Cornwall’s best dog-friendly beaches and treat your pooch to a holiday by the seaside.

Halloween events for the whole family

Posted by Sarah on 6th October 2014

Not sure how to celebrate Halloween? We’ve selected some of our favourite Halloween events and things to do across the UK – perfect October half term fun as well!

My holidays in Dorset

Posted by Clare on 3rd October 2014

Find out why Clare thinks Dorset is a fabulous place for a holiday and read her personal recommendations on what you should do while you’re there.

A traditional seaside treat

Posted by Clare on 2nd October 2014

One of the UK’s most loved dishes, the humble fish and chips is a seaside staple! We’ve picked the best fish and chip shops in the most scenic locations, read on to see if your favourite is among them.

Self-catering cottage cooking in autumn

Posted by Clare on 30th September 2014

In autumn, wild foods are rich for the picking. Take a look at our handy guide to help you identify some of the tastiest seasonal foods for foraging and find some recipes to help you whip up a delicious meal in your cottage kitchen.