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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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10 of the Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cornwall Revealed

If you hate the idea of leaving your four-legged friend behind when you go on holiday, why not consider a fun, relaxed dog-friendly cottage break in beautiful Cornwall? With acres of wild, unspoilt countryside to sniff out, hundreds of dog-friendly attractions, cafes and pubs, and some of the best beaches in the country, it really is a canine’s paradise! Cornwall’s beaches are famous for their beauty, but did you know that over 120 of them allow dogs throughout the year? An additional 70 allow dogs during low season, which in general runs from Easter Day until October 1st...

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Best walks in the Lake District fully rated

With its stunning landscape, interesting market towns and huge variety of walks, it’s easy to see why 15...

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Wonderful Wales: Rural Retreats on the Bodnant Estate

North Wales is a region of unrivalled and rugged beauty – a land of ancient culture, druids, legend, eisteddfods and song...

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Superb UK dog walks

Explore stunning coast and countryside with man's best friend. We know just how fun it is to explore the UK's beautiful places with your four-legged friend, and we're not the only ones...

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Stay on Fraggle Rock with Rural Retreats

Who remembers Fraggle Rock? This year the classic 1980s TV show is celebrating its 35th anniversary! Fraggle Rock was a live-action puppet show created by Jim Henson (of The Muppets) and followed the lives and adventures of a bunch of interesting characters who lived in underground caves on a place called 'Fraggle Rock'...

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Top things to do in the Jurassic Coast

With properties located across Britain we have no shortage of interesting places waiting to be explored...

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7 Stunning Cotswolds Castles You Must See

Discover the best castles in England's Cotswolds The Cotswolds are famous for their quaint little buildings and old, cobbled villages...

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10 Christmas stays that will have you longing for the holiday season

Planning your perfect Christmas, but not quite sure who's supposed to be hosting this year? Not a problem! Gather the whole family in one of our large properties, or keep things simple and whisk a loved one away to a cosy retreat for two...

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Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

Fancy a holiday with a touch of magic? Cornwall is famous for its myths and legends; the dramatic landscape and rugged coastline fuelling the stories that have been passed down over the years...

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Weston Park, Shropshire

At Rural Retreats, we can proudly say that each of our stunning properties has been handpicked to ensure you're staying in absolute luxury...

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Autumn Breaks 2017

Pictured image: Nos Da, Vale of Glamorgan Take a look at our favourite properties for autumn 2017 When it comes to making the most of the changing seasons, you needn’t look any further than a cosy cottage with a warm fire, and surrounding countryside carpeted in crunchy brown leaves… Whatever your idea of a perfect autumn might be, take a look at our hand-picked, top 10 properties for this season...

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The Lake District National Park becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 2017 saw the inclusion of the Lake District National Park into the UNESCO World Heritage list. At a gathering of the World Heritage Committee in Kraków the decision was made to make the Lake District the first National Park in the UK to win heritage status...

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Fancy a last minute holiday this July?

Last minute July breaks in the Cotswolds With the summer upon us we are all looking to escape from the grind for a while...

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