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Cottages for a cosy Cornish Christmas

Cottages for a cosy Cornish Christmas

For a cosy Cornish Christmas, Cornish Cottages is highlighting a selection of cottages – some with savings – ranging from romantic properties sleeping two to larger properties sleeping 12, all situated in the most beautiful parts of south-west Cornwall.

Book a romantic break in a cosy cottage

Book a romantic break in a cosy cottage

As the autumn sets in, there’s no better time to head to the country for a romantic retreat and enjoy cosying up by an open fire in a rustic cottage.

What We Did on Our Holiday – movie-inspired holidays in the Highlands

Make like a movie star and head to the Scottish Highlands for a break inspired by new film, What We Did on Our Holiday, starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly.

More new properties in Scotland this autumn, each with a wood-burning stove

More new properties in Scotland this autumn, each with a wood-burning stove

Scottish Cottage agency, Unique Cottages, has expanded is portfolio of properties for autumn and winter and is highlighting a selection of snug cottages each with a wood-burning stove to keep cosy by.

Increase in accessible UK holiday bookings

UK cottage lettings agency holidaycottages.co.uk has seen a 23 per cent increase in bookings for accessible properties year on year (based on comparing bookings for January-August 2013 with January-August 2014).

Early autumn in Ireland

Early autumn in Ireland

Irish Ferries is offering two-weeks-for-the-price-of-one at dozens of featured holiday cottage locations: superb value for empty-nesters or families with pre-schoolers looking to enjoy autumn in Ireland.

A Great British Baking holiday

A Great British Baking holiday

Once again amateur chefs and bakers across the country are ironing out the aprons, dusting off recipe books and oiling the rolling pins as The Great British Bake Off returns for a fifth season.

Unique Spanish hideaways

British travellers are continuing to help swell Spain’s visitor numbers, with 6.5 million British tourists having travelled to Spain in the first six months of 2014. The UK is currently the largest source of international visitors to the country, accounting for just over 23% of the total – an increase of 5.8%.

Summer family holidays in the South West

With over 800 properties across Cornwall, Dorset, Devon and Somerset, Classic Cottages has some last minute deals and late availability on some of its newest and most appealing coastal and country holiday homes this summer, including:

More Rare Hideaways discovered in Wales

More Rare Hideaways discovered in Wales

Rare Hideaways, Wales’ collection of self-catering accommodation to be found the length and breadth of the country, has just added two more gems to the collection - the Ty Mawr Collection, located in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Hunter Lodges, luxurious, four-bedroomed properties in the grounds of the World famous Celtic Manor golf resort.

Family Whitsun escape to Wales

Family Whitsun escape to Wales

Rare Hideaways still has some availability for families looking to escape during the Whitsun half term break at the end of May.

Glamping in Cornwall

Glamping in Cornwall

Haven holidays Perran Sands family holiday park is set amidst Cornwall's largest dune system and nestled amongst the dunes are a number of Glamping options.

Rare Hideaways finds 10 more hidden gems

Rare Hideaways finds 10 more hidden gems

The team at Rare Hideaways – the finest collection of self-catering accommodation to be found the length and breadth of Wales – have been scouring the country over the last 12 months and have discovered 10 new properties which have been added to the 2014/15 brochure, taking the total number of ‘invitation only’ members to 37.

Holidaymakers can do Cannes with Eurocamp

For anyone wanting to join the film industry’s elite for the 67th Cannes Film Festival this May, a break with Eurocamp offers the ideal way to get in on the action - with seven nights staying at the outdoor holiday specialist’s nearby Cap Esterel holiday village from just £530 per party.

House parties with Spain-holiday.com

With such an extensive selection of properties to be found on Spain-holiday.com, perhaps this is the year to arrange a house party with family or friends? From architect-designed properties to traditional country houses and from contemporary mountain retreats to sleek modern designs, there is something to suit every taste and budget.