Thatched cottages could disappear in 20 years’ time due to straw shortage, Historic England warns 

Traditional thatched cottages could disappear from the landscape in 20 years’ time because of a shortage of the right type of straw, Historic England warns Historic England said thatched houses could be thing of the past within 20 years High rents taking toll on thatchers, who can’t afford to pay for business premises Thatching straw … Read more

Sea wall to be built to save Sussex cliffs and coastguard cottages

An iconic view of a beauty spot described by Dame Judy Dench as ‘the essence of our country’ has been saved.  For more than 200 years the coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex, have perched on a clifftop overlooking the English Channel. Built during the Napoleonic era the cottages attract millions of visitors each … Read more

Rise of the WORKATION: Britons are block-booking month-long stints in rental cottages

Families are booking month-long stays in rental cottages, cabins and caravans with advertised broadband to go on a long term-holiday in Britain while working remotely in what is being dubbed the rise of the ‘workation’. Breaks of up to five weeks in holiday hotspots such as Cornwall and Yorkshire are being reserved, with some people … Read more

I’m A Celebrity: Aerial photos show Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly’s £1,000-a-WEEK cottages

They have been joking about living in static homes while presenting I’m A Celebrity.  But Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are actually enjoying the finer things in life, staying at luxury £1,000-a-week cottages in North Wales, which are situated right next to the caravan park near Gwrych Castle.  Aerial footage shows the homes tucked away on … Read more

Best Christmas cottages in the UK: You’ve got five days… so head for the hills! 

Families can reunite over Christmas — no matter what tier you’re in. For five days from December 23 (December 22 in Northern Ireland) three households can get together and the rule of six won’t apply. Traditionally, many of us would choose to celebrate in the comfort of our own homes, but, with the best part … Read more

The best hotels with self-catering cottages, from Cornwall to Cumbria

Longing for a hotel break with a restaurant, spa or tennis courts but still want a bit of distance between you and other guests?  An increasing number of UK hotels now offer self-catering cottages in their grounds, which allows the best of both worlds: a cosy, self-contained stay, together with top-notch facilities – and food … Read more

Which? survey shows smaller providers outperform big brands when it comes to holiday cottages

Smaller companies outshine big name brands for self-catered UK holidays in Which?’s first-ever survey of UK holiday cottage providers. As demand for self-catering accommodation in the UK continues to boom as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the consumer champion says its research found a number of major brands with tens of thousands of properties … Read more

Now’s a fine time to enjoy Britain’s glorious seaside – with cottages to suit all budgets

This may have been a year of rules, more rules and a whole lot of undesirable travel restrictions — but that does not mean you can’t have an enjoyable autumn break. The ‘rule of six’, although limiting big multi-generational gatherings, makes smaller family get-togethers quite possible at one of many hundreds of rental cottages at … Read more

UK is desperate for Cornish caravan holidays and cottages with hot tubs, according to Google trends 

Locked down Britons are desperate for Cornish caravan holidays and getaways in cottages with hot tubs, according to Google search trends Google released data showing its top five UK trending holiday search phrases  They include ‘holiday homes with pools’ and ‘holiday cottages by the sea’  It also compared the most desired types of holidays by … Read more