Poldark Locations – Top Filming Spots Outside Cornwall

Poldark Locations – Top Filming Spots Outside Cornwall

It’s true that Cornwall contributes some pretty spectacular backdrops to the hit BBC One drama Poldark – you can check out our recent blog on Poldark filming locations around Cornwall if you’d like to find out more…. But did you know that a lot…

By Juniper! Ten of the Best Distillery Tours in England

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…

Top Notch Brewery Tours near our Holiday Cottages

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?   Take a look…

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

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! Believe it or not there are over 400 vineyards dotted around this green and pleasant land and our home-grown wine industry is flourishing, with several varieties stealing top…

15 beautiful holiday cottages near pubs

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!  …

15 Last Minute Deals – Summer Holiday Cottages

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.   To whet your appetite, here are 15 fantastic…

Walking in East Devon – Branscombe to Beer Coastal Walk

Walking in East Devon – Branscombe to Beer Coastal Walk

This circular trail from the seaside village of Branscombe to the small fishing village of Beer, and back, enjoys all that is best about an East Devon cottage break!   A veritable ‘walk through time’, this is one of the most stunning walks you…

It’s National Picnic Week!
12 perfect picnic spots near our holiday cottages

It’s National Picnic Week! <br>12 perfect picnic spots near our holiday cottages

Grab a hamper, shake out your chequered blanket and pack some sarnies for National Picnic Week.   Running from June 16-25 2017, this event celebrates one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions, sharing picnic ideas and refreshing recipes as well as where to…

Lovely Lizard – 12 great reasons to book a Lizard Peninsula holiday

Lovely Lizard – 12 great reasons to book a Lizard Peninsula holiday

If you like rural beauty, you’re going to love the Lizard. And having acquired some amazing new properties both here and at its gateway Heston we’re bursting to spread the word about this unique region.   The Lizard Peninsula falls within the Cornwall Area…

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

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.   This much-loved British children’s series, which featured in many of our childhoods, centres around a gang of four children –…

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