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Mysterious England – mystical sites, strange rituals and things that go bump in the night!

Strange rituals, superstitions and things that go bump in the night – mysterious England has more than its fair share of them all. Take a look at our top picks and try your hand at solving some of our country’s most ancient riddles.

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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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A Taste of Autumn – Top Cider Tours near our Holiday Cottages

The cooling air, the colours creeping into the foliage… these are all signs that it’s autumn. And the fragrant aromas and flavours of this ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ remind us that it’s also cider time!

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Top wet weather attractions and activities near our cottages

We appreciate that if there’s one thing the UK is famous for, it’s the unpredictable weather. But don’t fret because there are loads of wet weather attractions and activities near our holiday cottages to keep everyone busy when the skies turn grey. Here's our round-up of top weather-proof days out.

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Top 10 things to do in the Mendips

It’s not just Glastonbury Festival that draws people into the Mendips each year! Breathe in that clean West Country air as we take a virtual tour of our top 10 things to do in the Mendips that will entertain families, history buffs and wildlife lovers alike.

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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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Dog friendly cottages – Enjoy a break with all the family!

Doesn’t your dog deserve a break too? At Staycation Holidays, we know that your furry friends are a part of the family, so why leave your pet-pooch behind when you can choose one of our dog friendly cottages?

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Summer holidays in Shropshire

Why not try a slice of a beautiful part of Britain this summer at a Shropshire holiday cottage? Whether you’re after a peaceful weekend or an action-filled week, Shropshire is bound to please. Here are 10 great reasons to spend your summer holidays in Shropshire.

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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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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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