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Bath Baubles: 7 of our favourite things in Bath at Christmas

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 of our favourite things in Bath at Christmas.

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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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Holiday reading: Follow in the footsteps of great Somerset novelists

Fire your imagination and follow in the footsteps of great Somerset novelists with a stay in one of our nearby holiday cottages?

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Delectable Dorset – 10 reasons to book a Dorset holiday

With miles and miles of award-winning sandy beaches, half of the county designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the best weather in the UK, Dorset is undoubtedly a fantastic place to visit.

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Join the party at Looe Music Festival – music mania, beach dancing and Looe loving

Looe Music Festival is back again this year for three days of superb live music in a beautiful setting on the stunning Cornish coast. With six weeks to go we’re bringing you the low-down on this eclectic weekender. So dust off your flip-flops and start practising your best air guitar moves – see you on the beach!

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Afternoon Tea Week: 10 Tempting Tea Rooms Near Our Cottages

To help you find that perfect Afternoon Tea, and to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place 14 – 20 August 2017, we’ve handpicked 10 tempting tea rooms close to our holiday cottages. So sit back with a cup of your favourite brew as we recommend the places that do best what Brits do best – tea and cake!

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Harry Potter – Magical places in England

With the official opening of the long-awaited eighth story in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, just days away, we take a look at some of the magical places you can discover around the country.

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Best Waterside Dining – food with a view

Whether it’s a restaurant on the riverside, a pub by the canal or a pitstop on the beach, you can enjoy great waterside dining while you’re on a Staycation holiday. If you like your surroundings to be as appetising as your food, take a look at some of these best waterside dining recommendations from our cottage owners.

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The Garden of England – Our Top Six Green-Fingered Picks

It’s not without reason that Kent is known as the Garden of England. So, with the summer upon us and the borders groaning with blooms, we celebrate six of the best as part of the 2016 Year of the English Garden – all just a short drive (or even a long walk!) from our cluster of gorgeous Kentish cottages.

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