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Cottages with an open fire this winter

Stoke the coals or pile on the wood this winter at one of our inviting holiday cottages with an open fire or wood burner. Pop the kettle on and get browsing for your perfect winter getaway… Where will your next adventure take you?

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Five Fun Family Party Games for Christmas

The family that plays together stays together! With that in mind, here’s our selection of well tried and tested family party games, perfect for your festive gathering. They can cause a great deal of hilarity and don’t cost a penny to play!

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A rural Essex holiday – 10 great reasons to book a stay at our luxury lodges

Essex is famous for its celebrity culture, but what makes a rural Essex holiday special? We’ve put together 10 great reasons to escape here for a while and capture some memorable moments at our luxury holiday lodges.

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A Taste of Autumn – Top Cider Tours near our Holiday Cottages

The cooling air, the colours creeping into the foliage… these are all signs that it’s autumn. And the fragrant aromas and flavours of this ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ remind us that it’s also cider time!

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By Juniper! Ten of the Best Distillery Tours in England

Indulge in a spirited day out discovering how your favourite tipple is created at England’s best distilleries, from independent gin emporiums to whisky distilleries. We’ve pulled together ten fabulous distillery tours that will make it to the top of any spirit lover’s bucket list.

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15 beautiful autumn walks near our holiday cottages

Yearning for a short break with a beautiful autumn walk? To toast autumn’s arrival, our team have put together 15 of our favourite autumn walks for drinking in the season’s most beautiful sights.

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Tar Barrel Racing – The ultimate bonfire night celebration

There is not much left in Britain that is dangerous, tremendously fun, and still legal and the flaming tar barrels of Ottery St Mary – the sweet town in Devon where Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born – stands out as being all three of those things.

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Treasure Trails: Get the family outdoors on your next Staycation

Here at Staycation Holidays, we like to pass on great tips for fun-filled days out that the whole family (and their pet pooches!) will enjoy…
…Great tips like Treasure Trails!

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Garden Glories – Cotswolds Gardens and Arboreta

In a country that’s famous for its gardens, there’s something quite special about the Cotswolds. Indeed, gardening is a serious passion in this region which, blessed with many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, really is a ‘garden’ in itself. Read on to discover our pick of the best of the Cotswolds ‘crop’.

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The Filming Locations of Rosamunde Pilcher – Beautiful Books, Beautifully Filmed in Cornwall & Devon

“It all started here in Cornwall, on the beaches, sitting on the rocks and making up little stories in my head, a long time ago…” Discover the stunning clifftops, wild moors, glistening seas and pretty coves that inspired the woman behind the stories.

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