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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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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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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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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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Bovey Tracey looks forward to return of Nourish festival

The Nourish celebration of food, craft and music – first held in 2014 – will be returning to the Devon town of Bovey Tracey on 2 September, and will for the first time feature its own gin festival. Nourish, which has grown hugely since the inaugural event three...

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A guide to the best restaurants in Sussex

There are many reasons why holiday cottage rental in Sussex remains one of the most popular options for couples and families seeking a high quality getaway in the UK. Now divided into the separate entities of East and West Sussex, the historic county is large enough to...

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First ever pop-up pub for pugs coming to Hampshire

Hampshire is set to host the first ever pop-up pub for pugs and their owners. A woman from Fareham in Hampshire, Devida Bushrod (39), has finally found a venue to open the world’s first pop-up pub site where pugs and their owners can enjoy a drink or two. The idea behind the project is to raise money for...

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Discovering Dorset’s historical locations with Hideaways

Dorset is a fascinating land filled with a rich history, illustrated via its many many historical sites. There is truly an abundance of places to see and locations to visit for a slice of Dorset history – from ancient castles and Victorian forts, to stunning 12th century abbeys. <a...

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Prettiest pubs in Wiltshire

Home to Stonehenge, the Avebury circle and some of England’s most spectacular architecture, Wiltshire is known as a quintessentially British county. Hidden amongst the vast expanses of countryside, along waterways and in ancient towns, are some of Wiltshire’s prettiest pubs. Here we recommend some of the finest...

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Where to learn to surf in Devon

A holiday to Devon is a wonderful thing; this beautiful piece of English countryside has so much to explore, and its costal environs are among the very best anywhere in the country. Devon really is the perfect place to learn how to surf, with its numerous sandy beaches and passionate love of the ocean. And <a...

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Country houses in the heart of Hampshire

There are many reasons for visiting the beautiful county of Hampshire: the uniquely beautiful countryside of the New Forest and South Downs, the charming city of Winchester, and high quality attractions such as the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. As an area of such strong architectural and cultural heritage,...

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A guide to food festivals in Somerset

Somerset is the traditional home of cheese and cider and to celebrate its great bounty, the region holds many annual food festivals. Producers from the highest hills and smallest seaside towns come together to showcase their finest food and drink for visitors from all over the world. While you’re tucking into...

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Best summer activities in Hampshire

Hampshire is perhaps best known for being home to Downton Abbey, aka Highclere Castle. It’s also famous for its beautiful countryside. But there’s so much more to this county than meets the eye. After booking your stay at a gorgeous Hampshire cottage, you may wonder what there is to do around you. Whatever...

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Super Salisbury – a look at this famous medieval city

Salisbury is known as ‘the city in the countryside’, and it’s easy to see why, as it is surrounded by the beautiful English countryside at every turn. However, this famous medieval city is also brimming with sights to see and things to do. It should come as no surprise that lots of people stay in <a...

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