Feel a world away, right on your doorstep

Original Cottages are delighted to offer 10% discount on your next holiday!

Here are twelve British holiday destinations for that far-away feeling.

Tropical sunsets, Mediterranean coastlines and Alpine peaks — you don’t have to travel the world to discover some of its most beautiful spectacles. That’s why, this year, we’re helping our customers to discover world-travel worthy wonders, right here in our beautiful British Isles.

And to help you make the most of every second away, we’ve suggested some memorable days out, from our truly local teams across the country.

Ibizan sunsets in Cornwall

Bask in the warm-hues of Mediterranean-style sunsets. Head to the rugged shores of The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point, and indulge in a tasty treat from Ann’s Pasties, while strolling through a haven of extraordinary plants and flowers and taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Californian breaks in Devon

Cruise the California-like coastline, where palms line the bustling beaches of The English Riviera. Take the grandchildren for a day of jungle-themed adventure golf under the subtropical Torquay sun at Jungle Journey.

Mediterranean marvels in Dorset

Explore a prehistoric coastline that holds as much history as the shorelines of Greece. Embark on a magical expedition, with Jurassic Safari, spotting wildlife on a 4×4 guide through glorious Dorset.

Bordeaux views in Kent

Wander through the ‘Garden of England’. With over four hundred species of animals, from snow leopards to African Elephants, the 90-acre Howletts Wildlife Park is the perfect day out for the whole family.

Basque country bliss in The Lake District

Discover remote mountain-ranges and untouched countryside without the hiking boots. The award-winning Mountain Goat tours will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots in Britain, from England’s largest lake to its tallest mountain.

Icelandic descents in Lancashire

Hike across dramatic, Icelandic-style landscapes and unspoilt valleys. A bird-watcher’s dream, RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve has plenty of tranquil hides for spotting and photographing rare breeds.

Gold Coast dunes in Norfolk

Bathe on Gold Coast-like sands and rugged dunes under cloudless blue skies along the north coast. One of the driest, and sunniest counties in the UK, you’ll find hundreds of seals relaxing along the shores of Blakeney Point.

Swedish-style hideaways in Northumberland

Travel to the kingdom in the north where coniferous forests blanket the landscape, and islands teem with wildlife. Take a boat trip to the famous Farne Islands, and spot colonies of seals bathing on the rocks, and puffins perched shoreside.

Tuscan tranquillity in Suffolk

Immerse yourself in a Tuscan-like countryside, where emerald green trees and meadows shimmer under horizon-stretching blue skies. Take some time to truly relax along the banks of the River Stour, in the heart of the inspiring Constable Country.

Vegas vibrancy in Sussex

Celebrate under the bright lights of Sussex’s Vegas-style city by the sea. Brighton is brimming with things to do, from playing old arcade games on the pier to rising skyward in its new i360, offering panoramic views of the city and beyond. 

Danish plains in Yorkshire

Ramble across wide-open spaces and rugged heather-topped moors. Perfect for families, the beautiful, cascading waters of Janet’s Foss are hidden under a canopy of trees, just outside the Dales village of Malham.

Alpine-esque ascents in Wales

Climb snow-tipped mountains, to see spectacular glacial lakes below. Head to the heavenly peaks of Snowdon on one of the world’s most unique mountain railways, with views beyond words along its gentle climb.

As a family-run, UK-based company, we’re proud to champion holidays closer to home. And whether you’re heading away with your family, friends, or loved one, with over 4,900 properties to choose from, you’ll find your perfect, worlds-away cottage getaway, right here in the British Isles.

Visit the Original Cottages Discounts+ offer for 10% discount on your next holidays.


Leave a Comment!

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!