Self-catering

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20 of the coolest holiday cabins in Europe
From Scandinavian rustic-luxe to floating eco-cabins in the south of France, we pick cosy and stylish hideaways in forests and lakeland

Gemma Bowes

21, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Too posh to pitch? 10 of the UK’s best new glamping sites
From converted steam engines to Persian tents and a castle hut with turrets, these glamping sites are in a field of their own

Rachel Dixon

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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A castle to yourself: 10 famous UK properties to book a holiday stay
Stay at these historic piles and you get to experience them after all the tourists have gone home

Sarah Turner

01, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Children of the stones: family fun in Avebury, Wiltshire
Speckled piglets, yoga classes, stone circles and woodland camps to build… Avebury is a delight for adults and kids alike

Nazia Parveen

30, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Campervan conflict? Not in Tiree
The surge in campervan holidays in Scotland has had a negative impact on local communities. Now, a Hebridean island has found a sustainable solution

Katie Featherstone

15, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Grand agriturismos: seven bellissimo eco-stays on Italy’s Adriatic coast
Farm-to-table dining, affordability and sound eco credentials are all part of the charm at these B&Bs and agriturismos

Liz Boulter

19, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Loving a cold climate: Ireland’s Nordic-inspired wilderness retreat
Can a cabin retreat in the wintry Irish wilderness of County Cavan match the authentic Finnish hot-tub experience?

Fergal McCarthy

12, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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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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On top of the world: journey to the Lake District’s secret, movable cabin
At 1,000ft, the Hidden Hut is one of the UK’s highest off-grid hideaways. But staying in it was only part of our writer’s big adventure – first, she had to find it

Gemma Bowes

25, Jan, 2022 @7:00 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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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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A twist on Oliver: a Dickens-themed family holiday in Broadstairs, Kent
A Victorian cottage paying homage to Oliver Twist is the perfect place for children to indulge in make-believe. Plus seven more magical themed places to stay in the UK

Gemma Bowes

21, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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