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Seven Super Places for a Summer Break in Southern England

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Sand between your toes, the feeling of warm sun on your face or simply strolling through fields full of ripening wheat are all simple pleasures that summer can bring. If we had to choose a favourite time of year then this is probably it. And how you choose to spend those endless lazy hazy days is completely up to you. You might decide to head...

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Fun for all the Family in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is an excellent choice of location for a family holiday. Although very rural in nature and giving you that fantastic ‘getting away from it all’ feeling, you’re never too far away from loads of family-friendly activities on offer, come rain or shine. Salisbury and Swindon in particular have more than enough to recommend them for...

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Fishing in the New Forest

Whether you’re a keen angler or a complete novice looking to fish for the first time, dig out (or apply for) your rod licence and head down to the New Forest where you’ll find some fabulous locations to land a catch and some wonderful holiday cottages to go fishing...

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The Visitor's Guide to Bath

So much has been said and written about the Roman city of Bath that it’s hard to know quite where to start. One thing for sure is that it does not disappoint. Set at the southernmost tip of the rolling Cotswold Hills it’s so well hidden geographically that you won’t realise you’ve arrived until you’re actually there. Perhaps most famous for...

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The Visitor's Guide to Hay-on-Wye

Known all over the World for being the little town with the big heart for books and bookshops, Hay-on-Wye enjoys a unique position as it sits right on the border between England and Wales in the most beautiful of border country of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. When you stay in your <a...

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The Visitor's Guide to St Ives in Cornwall

St Ives in Cornwall is one of our most famous tourist destinations, known all over the World for its beaches, the art scene, surfing and great food. With the picture-perfect fishing harbour, this wonderful seaside town with narrow cobbled streets and pretty fisherman’s cottages all around, surrounded by sea and outstanding natural beauty, is a...

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The Visitor's Guide to Beer in Devon

Beer is a picture-perfect, unspoilt fishing village on the south coast of Devon. Once a smugglers haven, as most of the rugged Jurassic coast was, but today mostly famous for it’s fishing and seafaring tradition and well as the stunning cliff coastline. Often linked to beer the drink, the name ‘Beer’ actually originates in the old English word...

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The Visitor's Guide to Salisbury

Famous far and wide for being ‘the city in the countryside’, Salisbury is one of our most wonderful destinations. A warm and friendly place with so many great places to visit, Salisbury is known mostly for its' magnificent and historic Cathedral, beautiful inside and out and surrounded by the most wonderful landscapes on the outside. This lovely...

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10 Romantic Places to go for Valentine's Day

…and the luxury holiday cottages to stay in nearby. Valentine’s Day, a wonderfully romantic tradition and a chance for loved up couples to celebrate their love or just a great excuse to do something extra special together. But what to do? We’ve compiled this lovely list of things to do as a twosome and <a...

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Visit the naturally beautiful Exmoor National Park

In North Devon and West Somerset is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the country, Exmoor National Park. If you’ve booked a stay in one of our holiday cottages in Exmoor and this is your first time in the area, one of the things that may surprise you when you...

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Seven great places to go with dogs in Wiltshire

You’re planning a holiday or short break in Wiltshire and you’re bringing your best bud, so now it’s time to plan your days out. You need to find some great places where dogs are welcome and you’re in luck, because there are so many wonderful places in Wiltshire where both you and your dog are welcome and will have a super time. Whether...

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Seven Super Places to go with Kids in The New Forest

You're looking forward to a wonderful break in The New Forest in Hampshire with your kids, but what to do? Well, you're in luck, because The New Forest is one of the most wonderful places to go with kids in the UK and there are some fantastic places to go on days out... these are seven of our favourites. <a...

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THE HIDEAWAYS BIG CHRISTMAS SALE

FIND YOUR COTTAGE AND BOOK WITH CODE 'HIDE10' FOR YOUR 10% DISCOUNT* TERMS & CONDITIONS *The HIDEAWAYS BIG CHRISTMAS SALE starts at 8am on Friday the 8th of December 2017 and ends at midnight on Sunday 10th...

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Hampshire’s Historic Gardens

Hampshire has forever been associated with a relaxed gentility, thanks to Jane Austen and her novels that make so much of the landscape. There is no better way to admire man-made Hampshire than at some of its premiere gardens. If you are looking to thoroughly explore the botanic background of this county, renting a <a...

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Dorset’s Literary Trail

Dorset is a quietly spectacular county that has been appreciated for centuries by the literary greats. The perfect setting for any rural plot, the Dorset Downs and Purbeck Hills have featured as the backdrop for many novels. If you are considering a break to this corner of the country, there are lots of picturesque...

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The best autumn festivals in Devon

To avoid the summer crowds and enjoy all the amazing beaches, towns and cities when they are not as busy, you should visit Devon in autumn. While the county isn’t as busy in the summer months, there are still plenty of events taking place during this time of year; from food and drink festivals to carnivals and...

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A Child Friendly Guide to the New Forest

Taking a trip to this stunning part of the country is unsurprisingly a popular choice for families all across the nation. With the lovely scenery, wonderful walks, and historic sites available, visiting really is a no-brainer. The New Forest National Park is a real...

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Adrenaline Filled Outdoor Activities in Wiltshire

If you’re heading on down to Wiltshire in the near future, you’re probably busy researching all that this wonderful part of the country has to offer. There is a lot of variety when it comes to what to see and do in Wiltshire – to find out more about the area and what’s on offer you can head to the <a...

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Grenfell families enjoy holiday in Cornwall

The families that survived the Grenfell Tower fire have enjoyed a week-long holiday in Cornwall. The disaster that hit the residents of Grenfell Tower touched so many across the country and it’s certainly a delight to see the families that were hit by the fire enjoy a much deserved holiday in the...

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Gardens you must visit in Dorset

Dorset is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, and there is plenty to see and do. One of the most pleasurable activities to partake in, however, is visiting Dorset’s many delightful gardens. There is nothing better than surrounding yourself with pure English countryside, and visiting a Dorset garden is...

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Somerset: Coast or country?

The historic county of Somerset is one of the most unspoilt and attractive locations in the UK, but it may be fair to say that it is not spoken of as an idyllic holiday destination quite as often as its West Country neighbours, Devon and Cornwall. In this article, however, we will explore the many reasons...

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Where to get breakfast in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to many wonderful sights and sounds. From beaches to extreme sports, from museums to historical locations. But Cornwall is also host to some fine food, and able to boast a bevy of fantastic locations to grab some delicious breakfast. So if you are planning on heading to the area soon, make sure to check out the below, and start...

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A dog-friendly guide to the New Forest

With boundless open spaces, from woodland to beaches and countryside, the New Forest is an idyllic setting for a dog-friendly holiday. This part of Hampshire is particularly popular with pet owners, as there’s plenty of room for dogs to roam free, as well as cosy pubs and exciting attractions ready to welcome...

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