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Our Top 5 Unique Retreats

Have a memorable holiday in one of our incredible, unique properties! Can't decide where to go? Here are our top five unique retreats to help inspire you...

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Award Winning Retreats

We are so proud to have been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation 2016! And we couldn't have done it without you...

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Valentine's retreats

It's that time again! Valentine's Day will be on us before you know it, so it's time to start planning!   Nothing says romance like being swept off your feet and whisked away somewhere special...

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Six excellent ways to spend spring in Herefordshire

Start planning your next get-away! We don't know about you, but the cold weather is already starting to get to us and the change of season can't get here soon enough! Look ahead to the springtime and plan something fun to ensure you make the most of it...

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Christmas grottos and festivities in 2015

Have a very British Christmas! It's sometimes difficult to plan your run up to Christmas...

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Spend Christmas and New Year in Wales

Staying in Wales? We have a great selection of Welsh holiday properties, and this time of year is a great time to visit...

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007's Scottish Haunts

Top Three Filming Locations in Scotland In 2012 Skyfall revealed a new side to Daniel Craig's James Bond during an emotional trip to Scotland revisiting his roots...

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Ferguson's Gang: The secret society that saved rural England

Get ready for this month's exciting book release! Ferguson's Gang: The secret society that saved rural England by Polly Bagnall and Sally Beck is being released later this month by National Trust Books...

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Wild About Gardens: 26th Oct - 1st Nov

Go Wild About Gardens this week! It's time to celebrate our precious green spaces and give a little something back to nature...

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October half term: four things to do with the kids

The upcoming October half term runs from the 26th to the 30th and it can be tricky to fill those five days (plus the weekend) with things for the little ones to do...

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The five best autumn meals to cook on your self-catering holiday

Autumn is surely the best season.  Not only does our landscape transform into those incredible gemstone colours, but it yields some of our best-loved ingredients...

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The Best Dog-friendly days out at National Trust Properties

It’s not always easy to plan a day out that is exciting for both dogs and their owners. Unfortunately, a lot of heritage areas have restrictions in place to protect wildlife and historic features...

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What makes the best dog-friendly holiday home?

As any dog-lover will tell you, our pooches aren’t just pets, but bona fide members of the family...

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Christmas Holiday Cottages in the UK

Why not do something different this year and spend Christmas with family and friends in a beautiful cottage, enjoying a festive break that is miles away from your usual surroundings? Reignite the Christmas spirit in everyone by staying in a beautiful farmhouse, a seaview retreat, a country estate or a luxury lodge; we’ll provide the tree and decorations...

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Christmas Market Holidays | Enjoy the best bits of the festive season

One of the most hotly-anticipated events of the holiday season is visiting a Christmas Market. The chance to browse around pretty stalls, to search for unusual hand-crafted gifts and decorations, or simply to enjoy some warming Glühwein – no matter your motivation, we Brits love these seasonal shopping extravaganzas...

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