Author Archives: Sarah Jarvis

Holiday inspiration: Photographing Suffolk, Norfolk & East Anglia

An interview with Justin Minns East Anglia is a wondrous part of the UK, with rivers winding through farmland and dune-backed sandy beaches. Justin Minns is an award winning professional photographer, who has devoted his time to capturing the magic of East Anglia. We caught up with Justin to find out about the area’s hidden […]

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Plockton – a little slice of Scottish Paradise

After writing about Plockton in adverts and having it on the ‘bucket list’ for some while, we finally found an excuse to visit. Located a fair way up Scotland’s West coast, Plockton was perfectly placed for a stop-over as we travelled to Skye and then on to the Isle of Lewis. On the way to […]

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Cottages with swimming pools for summer holidays

With rolling countryside, secluded valleys and rugged coastlines to enjoy, it’s easy to see why people choose the UK for their summer holiday. If you dream of swimming with a view of the Cotswolds, or Devon’s green pastures, you’ll love our collection of cottages with swimming pools. Pavilion Cottage, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland – Sleeps 7 […]

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Make Your Cottage Gleam & Put The Shine Into Reviews

Living 160 miles from our holiday cottages, we are unable to manage the turnarounds, particularly now the market is so short break driven. Even thought we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic housekeeper who manages the cottages like they are her own, regular back to back bookings leave little time for ‘deep’ cleaning. Every month we stay […]

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It’s Time to Visit Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

cruise boat on Loch Lomond

Just hearing the name Loch Lomond should make you breathe a little deeper. Imagine filling your lungs with the pure air, and filling your senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of this amazing region. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just one of two national parks in Scotland, covering an enormous 1,865 […]

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Cottage Bookings Are Coming In For 2016 – Don’t Miss Out!

2016 written in sand

After renting holiday cottages in the UK for over 13 years, one thing I’ve learned over the course of time is how different every year is with regard to the pattern in which bookings are made. Some years you’re heading towards Spring with just a handful of peak weeks booked, worrying about where the bookings will […]

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Discover The North Yorkshire Moors – It Will Blow You Away

Steps leading to Whitby harbour with sea beyond

Set your sights on a stunning self-catering holiday in the North York Moors National Park. Britain has some amazing natural landscapes, but what you’ll see in the North York Moors will knock spots off the rest. Acres upon acres of beautiful rolling heather moors, historic woodland, twenty six miles of majestic coast, and human history […]

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Discover the Best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales is one of Britain’s most beautiful and changeable settings. They can appear serene and peaceful, excitingly dramatic, or mysteriously ambiguous – sometimes all in one day! Writers, poets and artists have been inspired by the landscape in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park for centuries. Isn’t it time you discovered its […]

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Have You Installed Smoke Alarms In Your Holiday Cottage?

From 1st October 2015 it is now a legal requirement for residential landlords to install both smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms in rented properties. If you don’t you could face a steep fine of £5000! As part of a government initiative to help save lives and protect residents, landlords in England are now required to fit […]

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A Cottage Holiday in the Cotswolds…With Kids!

Children playing in the village stream

When you think of the Cotswolds you might picture romantic roaring fires, weathered stone churches and miles of rolling countryside. All of that is there, however the Cotswolds is more than just a top choice for a romantic weekend break, it is also a fantastic destination for a fun filled family holiday with plenty to keep […]

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