Let 2021 be the year of magical destinations closer to home
Top recommendations and hidden gems. That’s what you get with a truly local travel company.
Across England and Wales, magical discoveries are just waiting to be made. From secluded coves surrounded by pretty cliffs to ancient woodlands that transport you to another world, you never know what you might find when you stay somewhere new.
With the help of local people, who know our destinations like their own back gardens (because often, that’s exactly what they are), you can enjoy the very best recommendations for a holiday you’ll treasure forever.
Our wealth of insider knowledge means you can escape the search engines. Just give us a call or visit our website to find out the sunniest months to visit or what’s on in the nearby towns and villages.
Cottages to fall in love with
Enjoy your holiday in the comfort of our superb holiday cottages in very special locations. Our cottages span every stretch of the English and Welsh coasts, from Cornwall to Cumbria and Norfolk to Northumberland.
At Original Cottages, we’re proud to be truly local – with over 5,300 holiday cottages run by local people. It’s how we offer the best in the business to holidaymakers and homeowners.
Cornwall’s best beaches are world-renowned. But, if you’re looking for a path less travelled on your break, we’ll draw you a map to the secret coves that are almost deserted all year round. If you’ve ever visited the Gower in Wales on a summer bank holiday, you’ll know the car parks can be packed. A quick call to your Original Cottages team is all it takes to start living like a local and heading for the stunning bays that are off the tourist trail, yet just minutes away.
Fanatic about food
Rich, creamy cheeses. Crisp English wines. A bevy of colourful, seasonal veg and proper organic, grass-fed meat. If you’re planning a pilgrimage to the home of your favourite ingredients, let us know while you’re there. The search engines might list the local pubs, but they won’t always tell you where the chefs go above and beyond to make your meal extra-special. Or the cafés where you can order a slap-up lunch after a legendary walk, and there’ll always be a dog biscuit for your pooped pooch.
The wonder of nature
Our local people know the best time to visit to see nature in all its glory. In Norfolk, visitors in the winter months will be treated to the sight of thousands of seals and their fluffy white pups on certain beaches. If you’re hoping to experience the otherworldly company of glow-worms after dark in the Lakes, our team can tell you when to visit and where to go. Flower lover? You’ll know the thrill of stumbling across an exquisite wild orchid on your early summer rambles. Let us guide you to the Kentish hotspots so your search won’t go unrewarded.
Book your next discovery
Are you feeling inspired to book your next holiday? Come and find your perfect cottage.
No matter what you’re dreaming of Original Cottages have something for everyone. Discover more than handpicked 5,000 holiday destinations and book your feel-good holiday with confidence today!
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