Where do you want to go this year? Northumberland? Cornwall? Yorkshire? Original Cottages have properties all over the UK that can be rented for small groups or large for a week or even longer – some of the best vacations are the staycations when we get to appreciate the beauty of home.
Original Cottages have a vast assortment of cottages and properties that suit everyone’s individual needs; those who wish to take the family dog along, those who want to be looking out over the sea or those who want to be walking distance from the local pub to cut back on all cooking during their stay.
Where do you want to go next?
Since returning from Italy (15 years ago now!), I have made it my mission to visit as much of my birth country as possible. I’ve been to Wales, Cornwall and Devon and I’ve visited many places in Kent and Sussex. This summer, the girls and I shall be visiting friends in County Durham – a totally new area for me and I am very excited.
There are cottages dotted all over the UK, from Yorkshire to the Lake District and from Northumberland to Dorset. There is a very handy dropdown on the website which allows you to select the area you wish to visit or choose Any Area and see what comes up.
When do you want to go?
Not everyone has holidays planned in advance. Sometimes life will send a timely reminder that you need a break, a change of air. You may think it’s too late to book something but you’d be mistaken. Original Cottages have a last Minute tab where you can book a break with departure in the next 48 hours. That’s enough time to get your case packed and route planned out. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Since Baxter has joined our family, we always look for pet-friendly holidays and it’s so lovely to be able to take him with us. Walking him allows us to visit our surroundings in a way we wouldn’t normally and it’s surprising how many dog owners you can get talking to. You soon pick up local tips on where to go and what to see.
There are cottages available that allow 3+ pets to be taken along.
Try something a little different
I must admit that I love to try new things. I tend to get a bit bored continuing to go over and over the same thing all the time. So, if it’s a new kind of property, a new area, a new food or drink, you’ll often find me giving it a go.
I love the idea of a holiday in a Shepherd’s Hut, imagine being cut off from the world and able to just indulge in the moment, no distractions just full-on wellbeing.
Another type of holiday I’d love to try is living on the beach. The Magic House in St Ives (pictured above) has the front door opening on to the sand! The views from the windows are spectacular and you are walking distance from everything – the town, the restaurants, the pubs, even the local pastie shop!
What kind of a cottage holiday can you see yourself taking? Why not hop over to Original Cottages and see if there’s the perfect home from home for you?
Disclosure: A collaborative post.