Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hilltop Barn in rural Lincolnshire

If you love the idea of making an escape to naturally beautiful pastures then how about Hilltop Barn in Lincolnshire?  Set in a 4 acre paddock, all within 20 acres of conservation countryside with captivating wildlife, this self catering barn sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms.  This rural idyllic area has won a Lincolnshire Environmental Award.  Click the link above to find out more about hill top farm holidays.

Special feature – Farm Stays

Ever considered a rural stay on a farm?  There are various options to choose from, including cottage complexes, cottages on small holdings and cottages on larger farms.  At many of these places you can enjoy a beautiful countrified setting and get involved in feeding the chickens for example.  It can be lovely to watch cows, horses or sheep from the comfort of your own cottage.  Take a look at these farm cottages for inspiration.  Now there’s an idea for something special to do this Christmas.

Visit the Chiltern Hills

The Chiltern hills are a beautiful hilly area covering parts of Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.  There are walks galore within the Chiltern hills.  The Chilterns also a stunning place to spot wildlife such as red kites and deer.  Stunning highlights in this country landscape include Ivinghoe Beacon and the Dunstable downs.  If you live near the Chilterns why not pop by and discover the beauty of this area or if you live further afield why not visit for a cottage break in the country?

Finding the best cottage for you

We try to do what we can to make finding a self catering cottage quick and easy.  Do remember to use our search assistant which is there to help you find the right cottage for you.  We hope you enjoy browsing through the cottages.  The Sort By menus are also there to make things easier.  There are UK cottages throughout the country and if you would like to email us any feedback then you are very welcome.  Coming soon, we will be highlighting which cottages are award winners which should be great news for you if you are looking for a special gold award or silver award winning cottage.

Green eco-friendly holidays

Britain is a green and pleasant country and for those who care about nature, a great place to enjoy an eco-friendly holiday.

Why Choose to take an Eco-Friendly Holiday

If you haven’t taken an eco-holiday before, there are some good reasons to do so; reduce your carbon footprint, do your bit for the environment and feel even happier about your holiday.
Eco-friendly holidays don’t necessarily mean slumming it.  There are plenty of luxurious holiday homes out there with features like solar panels or ground source heat pumps where you can still enjoy staying in style and luxury safe in the knowledge that you’re enjoying a sustainable holiday.

Some holiday homes even have their own spring water sources, for a truly special environmentally friendly holiday.

There are eco-cabin type options out there too for those on a budget who want to get back to nature and stay somewhere with basic facilities and enjoy more of a glamping style experience.

If you care about taking steps to protect and keep the UK green and beautiful, you may be interested to find out more about green award winning cottages.   We also have eco-friendly cottages featured which all do their bit to help care for the environment.  We hope you find the best cottage for you.

Explore the beautiful greenery in the UK

With so much natural beauty abounding in the rural areas of the UK, why not take a trip out to somewhere rich in greenery this weekend?  There are lots of fascinating national trust properties to visit.  Or go to one of the many splendid parks or spend time by the river.  Or you may want to plan ahead and book a cottage holiday.  There is a great range of self catering cottages including cottages in the countryside in England that you can find here including farm stays, dog friendly cottages and even cottages with hot tubs.  Which is best for you?  Use our search assistant to help make your search and choice as easy as possible.  If you are looking for a property that has been officially graded then take a look at our pages of 4 star and 5 star cottages.  Or take a look at award winning cottages for that something really special.

Count down to Christmas

Now that summer is over, we’re counting down to Christmas.  Christmas can be such a special time of year for spending good times with family and friends.  Perhaps you’re planning for your perfect Christmas.  If you’re looking to take a special break away this year, do take a look at our Christmas cottages.  We hope you find the best cottage for you and that you have a fantastic time.

Best Places to visit in the UK

With the recent sunny weather the UK may well have been one of the best places to visit in Europe.  In terms of good places to visit though where would you recommend.  Let us have your feedback and recommendations on the best places to go and the best things to see in the UK.  We may well then feature the suggestion in one of our area guides.