Monday, 25 March 2013

Plan your Easter break with The Holiday Cottages

Welcome to The Holiday Cottages online blog! Our website is an online directory for self catering accommodation in the UK and Ireland.
There is plenty of holiday cottages to choose from whether it’s England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Ireland you’re interest in.
With The Holiday Cottages you can book direct with the owners and save money.
You will notice the late availability section on so there is still time for you to book accommodation away for the Easter break.
One of the cottages available for this Easter weekend is Dragons Loft (Sleeps 1 – 4) in Criccieth, Gwynedd (Wales). Criccieth must surely enjoy one of the most beautiful locations to be found anywhere. Situated on the coast at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park with all its attractions there is something to do for everybody. Castles, walks, mountains, beaches, scenery, trains, golf, water sports, fishing, plus excellent visitor attractions in abundance.
To find out more about this Welsh Cottage click on our link below:
Snowdonia is one of the best known and best loved landscapes in the UK which does not need much introduction. Named after Snowdon, the highest mountain of England and Wales, the dramatic and rugged area of natural beauty by the sea, is visited by millions of sight-seers and outdoor enthusiasts every year.
We hope have a lovely Easter break.
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Monday, 18 March 2013

A trip to sunny Devon with The Holiday Cottages

Planning a trip, holiday or a short break to Exeter in Devon? The Holiday Cottages has the perfect place to stay only 4 minutes’ walk to John Lewis, the city centre shops and amenities. Full of character and ancient history, Exeter is still able to offer all the amenities and comforts that would be expected of a modern day city. Exeter is the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. It is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times.

The surrounding area of Devon with its sweeping countryside, its narrow hedged roads and lavished green fields are only a few miles from the centre. And with its pivotal position within the county, Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of two coastlines.

The Holiday Cottages is an easy to use online directory for self catering accommodation in the UK and Ireland and recommends the following cottage in which sleeps 1 – 5 people:

Badgers Grove Apartment, Exeter, Devon

The flat is suitable for two couples in the two double bedrooms or even a large family with grandparents and/or teenage children as there is a comfortable single bed in the sitting room and a baby’s cot will fit in the larger bedroom.

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The Holiday Cottages hopes you have a lovely holiday to sunny Devon.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Red Nose Day / Comic Relief 2013

Today The Holiday Cottages is celebrating Red Nose Day for Comic Relief 2013.

What is Red Nose Day?

The concept is simple – everyone has a laugh whilst raising money to help change countless lives across the UK and Africa.

Every two years, thousands of people do something funny for money. They do it at home, at work, in schools and, well just about everywhere!

They even do it on TV, with the BBC giving celebrities and comedians an entire evening to entertain the nation whilst urging them to donate generously.

Comic Relief’s mission is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment.  

Today’s challenge at The Holiday Cottages to raise money for this charity involves the following:

·         For every order taken today by card over the telephone, £1 is donated.  Would you like to get involved and advertise your self catering property on Click on our advertising link blow: and call us on the telephone number provided.

·         All employees attending work in pyjamas are to pay £1.

·         As we celebrate a colleagues birthday today, for every order taken there is a Red Nose picture on the wall with a question and amount written in £’s on the back. Get the question right and the amount goes to Comic Relief as well as towards the internal company challenge however get the question wrong and the amount will ONLY be donated to charity.

The Holiday Cottages takes part in this event every year and makes it a fun and entertaining day but we all remember why we are raising money towards this charity so close to people’s hearts.

Previously we have all baked our own cakes and sold them to companies nearby to raise money and all employees have thoroughly enjoyed it and, as always are excellent sports.

Don’t forget to watch Comic Relief is on BBC one tonight at 7pm. It’s a night of entertainment so massive, so stuffed full of comedy and so, well, so entertaining that it might just burst your television. It’s worth it, don’t miss it.

Join us:

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Alton Towers Live 2013 - Book Accommodation Now...

Visiting Alton Towers or thinking of going this year with friends and family? The Holiday Cottages has self catering properties available in the UK and Ireland on our easy to use online directory.

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On the 6th July 2013 Alton Towers is staging an amazing music special event featuring some of the biggest names in pop!

Alton Towers Live will feature Olly Murs, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Little Mix, James Arthur, Conor Maynard, Stooshe and Union J as they take to the stage in the massive concert to be held on Saturday 6th July at the UK’s favourite theme park.
You could stay at one of our gold properties, Swallows Loft based in Alton Towers, Staffordshire. This holiday apartment sleeps 1 – 5 people and has recently been refurbished. To see text and photographs for this cottage, click on our link below:

Only 3 miles away from Alton Towers you can relax and unwind before your adventure to the UK’s number one Theme Park.

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The Holiday Cottages is very much looking forward to the Summer!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Lake District Holiday for Mothers Day?

Thinking of visiting Keswick and The Lake District, Cumbria?
Our website offers over 3000 self catering holiday cottages and properties to rent so.. why not visit one of our featured cottages Riverside Cottage based in Keswick, Cumbria.
Riverside, Keswick, Cumbria, Sleeps 1 – 5, 4 Star:
As Mothers Day fast approaches The Riverside cottage link above currently displays up to date late availability for the following dates:
March 2nd and March 9th 2013
The cottage has three bedrooms (a double, twin and single) and retain their character with the double and twin rooms having (non-working) traditional cast-iron fireplaces. All rooms are light and airy with large windows (complete with original shutters). The double and twin rooms also have views down to the river with the single room looking over the Keswick rooftops to Walla Crag.
Keswick has a reputation for being the tourist centre of the Northern Lakes, yet is still remains the old world charm of a Lakeland market town, with its many speciality shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes and ages. It nestles on the shores of Derwentwater overlooked by the impressive peaks of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Helvellyn, a beautiful base from which to explore the many delights of the Lake District and beyond to the Solway coast of Hadrians wall.
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The Holiday Cottages wishes you a Happy Mothers Day (10/03/2013).