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Cycling for Gold in the New Forest

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience autumn’s seasonal splendour is from the saddle of a bike. And what better place for an autumn cycle ride than one of England’s leafiest national parks!

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Kent Kris Kringles: Our Top 10 Festive Kent Attractions

Visitors to the Garden of England will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dazzling days out in the lead up to Christmas 2016. So why not get in the mood with our pick of the best festive Kent attractions and book a beautiful cottage for a perfect pre-Christmas getaway.

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In Pooh’s Footsteps: Ashdown Forest Walks

With October 14 marking the 90th anniversary of the first publication of A.A. Milne’s first Winnie-the-Pooh children’s classic, you need no better excuse to head to East Sussex than a visit to Ashdown Forest (aka the Hundred Acre Wood to Pooh and friends!).

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Devonshire Delights: 8 Magical Devon Christmas Events

East Devon is a delight in November and December as it swaps its beach towels and suncream for baubles and baklava! From Christmas markets and pantomimes to winter cruises and plenty of unique Santa experiences, here are eight of our favourite pre-Christmas events, bound to get you in the festive mood.

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A change of pace – five autumn activities with a difference

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a thrill-seeking first timer, or you’re looking to mark a special occasion in your life, we’ve scoured the country for some top ideas for autumn activities with a difference.

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Sizzling Sussex – Bonfire Night Cottages

With over 25 Sussex villages taking it in turns to celebrate this fiery period of history throughout October and November every year, the peaceful and beautiful county is about to be overrun with blazing bonfires, burning effigies and toffee apples!

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Cotswolds Christmas Crackers: 6 reasons to take a festive Cotswolds break

With its picture postcard towns and villages festooned with seasonal decorations, and welcoming inns complete with roaring log fires, there can be few places more enchanting at Christmas than the Cotswolds.

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Bath Baubles: 7 things not to miss this Christmas in Bath

Why not give yourself something to look forward to during the coming months, and book a stay one of our fabulous boltholes near a Christmas Market? To get into the spirit of things, we’ve come up with seven great reasons to head to Bath this festive season.

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Circular Dorset walk – Sutton Poyntz and Osmington Mills

This circular Dorset walk from Heritage House (Publishers) Ltd begins in the pretty village of Sutton Poyntz, just 4 miles from Shepherd Oak, our holiday cottage in Upwey, and winds across the Dorset Downs to Osmington Mills.

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September – a perfect time for a cottage holiday

September – our favourite month. The sun’s still out, but school isn’t… they’re back! And, as the children return to school, a level of calm returns to much of the country, allowing you to make the most of the fine estates, gardens, coast and countryside.

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