Cottages

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Summer breaks: 20 of the best self-catering stays in the UK
Seaside hideaway, Cotswold cottage or luxury cowshed ... We pick boltholes from Cornwall to the Highlands which still have availability this summer

Annabelle Thorpe

29, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Splendid isolation: 15 of the best off-grid stays in the UK
These rural retreats – from a woodland ‘truffle’ in Devon to a Welsh house of straw – are perfect for a back-to-nature holiday and a digital detox

Gemma Bowes

22, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Digital detox: Going cold turkey with no wifi in the Lake District
After some early dismay, one family revels in a break from the online world at a remote Lake District cottage

Gemma Bowes

22, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 British cottages for a cosy winter break
From 17th-century Cornish hideaways to Cumbrian stone barns, we pick gorgeous places to snuggle up this season – all set in lovely countryside

Rachel Dixon

27, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best UK cottages for seeing in the New Year
With country houses perfect for large groups of friends and cosy boltholes for couples, our picks take in rural idylls from the Romney Marsh to the Highlands

Annabelle Thorpe

11, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Fire pits and frosty walks’: readers’ top UK winter cabin and glamping stays
Our tipsters’ favourite places to stay in the country and seaside are bound to add a certain frisson to out-of-season UK breaks

Guardian readers

04, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Geese, seals and sky: a wildlife stay on a remote Essex island
Horsey Island, which can only be reached around low tide, hosts a solitary cottage that gives visitors the chance to sample its peace and sense of mystery

Carol Donaldson

02, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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We had nowhere to go after our Cottages.com property vanished
We booked months ago, but it later disappeared from the firm’s website and there is no alternative

Anna Tims

26, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best places to stay on the Scottish coast
From coaching inns to modern bothies and eco campsites, all these places take in fabulous sea views and majestic landscapes

Lucy Gillmore

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best Scottish island escapes
Few places say ‘escape’ like a rugged Scottish isle. All of these beauties have an atmospheric place to stay

Lucy Gillmore

16, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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8 great British holiday stays for garden lovers
These hotels, cottages and self-catering properties in or near beautiful gardens and grounds are perfect picks for a floral getaway

Phoebe Taplin

06, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The ultimate in social distancing: a stay amid the gardens of Wrest Park
A new holiday cottage on this Bedfordshire estate offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the UK’s loveliest landscape gardens

Phoebe Taplin

06, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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