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The Famous Five are 75! Some perfectly ripping Famous Five-style Staycations

This May, we’re celebrating 75 years since Five on a Treasure Island, the first of Enid Blyton’s 21 Famous Five books, was published. We’ve taken inspiration from some of her books to create some perfectly ripping Famous Five-style Staycation holidays – the closest you can get, this side of 1958 anyway!

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Devon Cream Teas – Our Baker’s Dozen

There’s something about enjoying cream teas in Devon that simply can’t be beaten – especially when given the licence to indulge yourself since you’re on holiday! Take a look at our ‘baker’s dozen’ to whet your appetite, all within an easy drive of our Devon holiday cottages. Let cream tea season commence!

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Stay in Poldark Country – Poldark filming locations around Cornwall

If you’ve ever wondered where the wild headlands, secret coves and brooding moorland are filmed and would like to follow in the footsteps of the cast, you’ve come to the right blog. We’ve taken a look at some of the real-life Poldark filming locations that help bring the series to life.

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Book a holiday cottage near one of this year’s hottest food festivals

Masterchef’s on the telly and summer’s on its way, meaning longer evenings and more time for outdoor feasting! It’s the perfect time for foodies to get in touch with their inner cravings and book a holiday cottage near one of this year’s hottest food festivals.

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Top 10 things to do in Norfolk – our favourite attractions

Norfolk is absolutely brimming with exciting things for families to see and do together. We’ve picked our top 10 attractions and activities to help you make the most of your break when you visit this picturesque and fascinating region.

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Our Top 12 Ullswater activities

Despite being Cumbria’s second-biggest lake, Ullswater is also one of its quietest. Yet Ullswater is much more than scenic views and tasty teas around the lake – it’s all-action! Let’s take a look at our Top 12 Ullswater activities, guaranteed to keep you returning time and again.

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Easter cottages – 5 great reasons to enjoy a spring escape

For a fun-packed group holiday, a family escape or a relaxing romantic break, there’s no better time to get away in the UK than Easter. If you need an excuse to go in search of the Easter Bunny this year, here are 5 great reasons to tempt you to one of our Easter holiday cottages…

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Cheltenham Festival last minute accommodation 2017

If you’re looking for Cheltenham Festival last minute accommodation, you’re in luck! Fortunately, we still have some availability, so check out our relaxing retreats nearby where you can rest your head after your busy day out.

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8 favourite Devon Festivals near our Holiday Cottages

Devon loves to celebrate its local food and drink, live music, arts and crafts, literature and, of course, flaming barrels of tar (yes, you read that correctly!) Here we’ve put together eight of our favourite Devon festivals, all of which can be easily reached from our East Devon holiday cottages.

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10 quintessentially English places to see

Waiting to be explored and appreciated, gems in our green and pleasant land are everywhere, embodying Englishness. All are lovely but, if we had to pick ten, here’s our edit of the most quintessentially English places to visit near our cosy holiday cottages for the perfect break.

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