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Holiday cottages editorial index

This is an archive of articles published on this website and in Holiday Cottages magazine and
Holidaycottages.cc.


ARTICLES – in reverse order of publication

A gem of a city
Think of Cheshire and you might picture lush green pastures and footballers’ bling. Yet it’s the county’s Roman-walled capital city, packed with history and atmosphere…
Scotland for softies
Beaches, rockpools, swimming, cycling... Paul Kirkwood found there’s no end to the delights of the bit of Scotland…
All roads lead to ... Harrogate
The elegant spa town is an unbeatable base for an active short break. Gillian Thornton enjoyed a girlie weekend of chic shops, spectacular countryside and the ultimate in self-catering apartments…

Moor magic
The Exmoor coast has some of the best scenic views in the West Country. Gillian Thornton enjoyed the countryside and its four-legged residents…

The walking cure
It looked as if Charlie the dog needed a break. So, naturally, Eve Kerswill and her husband took him on a cottage holiday

Devon delights
A thatched cottage with a history, country walks, market shopping and fish and chips… by the sea they all made a perfect weekend for Katherine Rake

Essex pearls
Resorts like Southend-on-Sea have helped to give Essex a kiss-me-quick image, but away from the kitsch Alison Thomas finds a county full of wildlife, fantastic food and history

Causeway capers
If you haven't ever thought about booking a holiday cottage in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, Harry Glass has ten good reasons why you should…

England's finest
The Olde Rectory on the Herefordshire - Worcestershire border won a prestigious English tourism award in 2005. Linda Pyke has been finding out what makes it a winner…

Perfect Purbeck
For a refreshing break, the Purbeck peninsula in Dorset is hard to beat, says Gillian Thornton

Islands on the edge
We’ve all heard of them, but few of us visit the remote Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. If you do, you’re in for a treat, says Alexandra Pratt

Lincoln's In
The county’s capital has one of Europe’s finest cathedrals, fabulous food shops and 2,000 years of history – some of it really rather gruesome, says Alexandra Pratt

A family weekend in Robin Hood country
Sandra Burnell spends a weekend in Sherwood Forest ...

The Landmark Trust - Staying in a heritage property
For a holiday that is truly different why not stay in a restored heritage property. Peter Henshaw talks to Peter Pearce, director of the Landmark Trust, which offers a huge range of weird and wonderful properties in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland ...

Tarka trail tested - cycling in North Devon
Need an antidote to all those cream teas on your Devon cottage holiday? Tom Kerswill tests the gentle but scenic Tarka Trail cycle route in North Devon ...

Going wild – from a cottage holiday in Scotland
Scotland offers the closest that we have, in the UK, to genuine wilderness and it has the wildlife to go with it. David Tomlinson investigates what the Scottish Highlands can offer on a cottage holiday in Scotland ...

Sussex appeal
As a cottage holiday destination Sussex may not be an obvious choice but, from the rolling hills of the South Downs, to the city of Chichester, or the coast and beaches of places like West Wittering, Sussex has plenty to attract. Peter Henshaw took a holiday cottage in Sussex and set out to discover what the county has to offer as a holiday destination ...

Great British beaches
What makes British beaches great? Thanks to huge conservation efforts and stringent planning rules, we have thousands of miles of unspoilt coastline in Britain and Ireland – including some of the most stunning and dramatic in Europe ...

Dawdling in Dingle
From his comfortable cottage base Peter Henshaw slowly discovers the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in south west Ireland ...

NEWS ARCHIVE

Winter to Summer 2010
Young Britons are traditionalists at heart and are keen to preserve their country’s heritage …

Summer/Autmn 2009
Britain’s newest national park has finally been given the go-ahead more than 60 years after the idea …

Winter/Spring 2009
Cottage’s star rating The rolling and craggy landscapes of Derbyshire, as well as its glorious country houses…

Summer/Atumn 2008
Walk the walk There are an amazing number of walking festivals across the UK this year …

Spring 2008
Walk the walk There are an amazing number of walking festivals across the UK this year …

Winter 2008
Dates to put a spring in your step It’s time to brush off the winter cobwebs and get out and about, reckons the National Trust…

Autumn 2007
Tourism gets million-pound boost The government is to spend an extra £1 million on marketing rural tourism …

Summer 2007
Bryson champions our countryside Best-selling US author Bill Bryson has become president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England…
Autumn 2006
Hardy’s (holiday?) cottage The thatched cottage in Dorset where Thomas Hardy was born and wrote some of his best known works…

Summer 2006
Da Vinci Code will 'boost tourism' The film of the controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen, is expected…

Spring 2006
Agatha Christie's holiday home in Devon is to get a �2.2 million renovation, says the National Trust …

Year 2005
Rail and Sail it to Ireland – The explosion of cheap flights has made it easier to get to Ireland …

Winter 2004
Birmingham's jeweller quarter – Lost countryside paths – Catch a no-frills bus from Easyjet …

Summer 2004
New route to Snowdon – Ferries for Scotland – Classics in Cornwall – Designer Facelift for Brighton …

Winter 2003
Edinburgh's the favourite – South West gateway – New book town for Wales – Ice cream and beer – Great halls – See the battle …