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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 barrel racing at 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

To help you to discover the Rosamunde Pilcher filming locations for yourselves, we’ve rounded up some of the spots you won’t want to miss… and of course our Cornwall and Devon holiday cottages nearby!

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Poldark Locations – Top Filming Spots Outside Cornwall

It’s true that Cornwall contributes some pretty spectacular backdrops to the hit BBC One drama Poldark …. But did you know that a lot of the award-winning drama is filmed outside Cornwall?

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Top Notch Brewery Tours near our Holiday Cottages

From quality craft beers to real ales and lagers, England’s brewing heritage is second to none. So why not stir up a real brew-haha on your next Staycation holiday by taking a guided tour round one of England’s top breweries?

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Cheers! England’s Wonderful Vineyards and Wine Tasting near our Holiday Cottages

You don’t have to go abroad to try good wines – English vineyards are pure magic! And what better way to unwind when on a Staycation holiday than getting out in the fresh air to nose around a vineyard? So raise a glass to our pick of England’s wonderful vineyards and wine tasting …

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A Romantic Lead: Somerset’s Famous Romantic Poets

Somerset’s captivating countryside can certainly stir the emotions, and has fed the imagination of some of Britain’s greatest poets. Let us fire your imagination as we explore the landscapes that inspired the well-known verses of Somerset’s famous Romantic poets.

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15 beautiful holiday cottages near pubs

When visiting our holiday cottages, one thing that our guests often ask us is ‘Where is the nearest pub?’. Most of us enjoy going to the pub while on holiday, and it can make a real difference if you can walk there!

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15 Last Minute Deals – Summer Holiday Cottages

If you’re counting down the days until the schools break up and a family holiday is yet to be booked, don’t panic! We’ve some great last minute deals on coastal and country cottages across England.

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