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Customer satisfaction award for Rural Retreats

We’re delighted to announce that Rural Retreats has received the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award...

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Dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District

Are you planning a holiday with your furry friend in the beautiful Peak District? With lush woodland, tranquil moors and impressive mountains, there’s plenty for you and your dog to explore during your break...

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Unmissable spots in Cornwall for Poldark fans

While the dramatic storylines and handsome cast may be some of the reasons to tune into Poldark each week, for us the real star is the fabulous Cornish landscapes and coastline...

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Best places for a UK babymoon

If you’re welcoming a new family member in the not-so-distant future, a pregnancy holiday or 'babymoon' is a fantastic idea...

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Travelling with dogs: A doggie checklist

One of the many joys of a UK cottage holiday is you can bring everyone with you… including your four-legged family members! Your canine companion will love the opportunity to join you on your break and, with our collection of delightful dog-friendly properties, there’s no need to leave them behind...

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Yorkshire Dale cottages for scenic stays

Part of the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales is its diversity. From quiet, tranquil meadows to wild and dramatic mountains, there’s no end to what you can discover...

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Things to do in Cornwall out of season

With its golden beaches, glorious coastline and rolling countryside, it’s easy to think Cornwall is a destination solely for summer… but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Cornwall is a fantastic choice for a winter break, with bracing coastal walks, all kinds of festive activities and plenty of cosy pubs and restaurants to retreat to...

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7 reasons to choose a summer holiday in the UK

Whether you like to spend your summer relaxing by the sea or taking part in some action-packed activities, more and more people are choosing to spend their holidays in the UK...

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Yorkshire Three Peaks: Do you have the energy?

If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge during your Yorkshire cottage holiday, why not consider taking on the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks? This popular but challenging walking route takes you up three peaks in the Pennine range, taking in some beautiful scenery along the way...

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Four of the best kept secret walks in Cornwall

Many of our beautiful holiday cottages in Cornwall are perfect for walking breaks. Cornwall is famous for its unmatched coastline and wild, unspoilt countryside – all perfect for getting out and about on your own two feet...

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The ultimate baby and toddler packing list

We know that packing for a holiday can be a lot more complicated with a little one in tow. There’s suddenly a whole collection of other things to think about, from bits and pieces for the journey to everything you’ll need for a day on the beach...

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Romantic UK honeymoon breaks

It’s easy to see why more and more couples are choosing to spend their honeymoons in the UK. With so many stunning locations within easy reach, you’ll be surprised by the number of hidden gems you can discover...

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8 Best Dog Walks in Devon for you to enjoy - Rural Retreats

Well known for its dramatic scenery and unspoilt coastline, Devon is one of the most beautiful spots in the UK...

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Holiday with baby: Best UK destinations and travel tips

If you have a young family, a UK break is a great choice for enjoying a few days away from it all. There are no airports and long flights to contend with and you don’t have to worry about baggage allowance! A UK break also provides the perfect combination of familiarity and relaxation, so you can enjoy a safe, stress-free break which still feels like an escape from everyday life...

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Best dog walks in the Lake District - See our Top 5 Picks

If you’re looking for a UK cottage holiday that you can enjoy with your dog, you can’t go far wrong with the Lake District...

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