Self-catering

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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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Hut parade: cool Scandi cabins on the Kent coast
The Romney Marsh coast is peppered with striking designer huts – and a new complex of cabins makes the perfect base for exploring Dungeness and Camber Sands

Gavin McOwan

12, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best autumn sun holidays in southern Europe
Characterful places to stay, where for another month or so the weather is balmy enough for the beach and alfresco evenings

Sarah Baxter

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dorset with a hint of Finland: sustainable tourism on a weekend break
An eco housing development built on disused quarries offers visitors the chance to explore woods, heath and wetlands and enjoy lake activities

Adam McCulloch

10, Sep, 2021 @5:30 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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Surge in Britons booking ahead for UK holidays in 2022
Thousands of bookings taken for next summer as holidaymakers seek to avoid missing out on properties

Lucy Campbell

29, Aug, 2021 @11:41 AM

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A week on the old smugglers’ trail in Spain and Portugal
Staying in a house with a colourful history, our writer enjoys a sunny week of cycling, markets and festivals in two countries

Dixe Wills

22, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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There is holiday hell and then there is self-catering
No salt and pepper, no spices, not enough loo roll – welcome to your holiday cottage

Rachel Cooke

14, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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I toured Orkney in the world’s first all-electric campervan
The Scottish islands are leading the way in sustainable energy and now there’s a greener way for tourists to visit them

Phoebe Smith

14, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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A stay in a cool cabin at the bottom of a Welsh garden – birdsong included
The Red Kite Cabin, an eco-build in Powys, has style to swoon over and makes a great base to explore the lush countryside

Dixe Wills

12, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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25 of the most characterful and affordable places to stay in France
With quarantine scrapped for UK holidaymakers returning from France, we select chateaux, hotels and B&Bs across the country

Carolyn Boyd

07, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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