Holiday inspiration

You'll be wanting some holiday inspiration to go with that luxury self-catering cottage you've found.

If it's the inside track on holidaying like a local, we have all the best tips here.  Pick from family friendly days out to solo travellers looking for inspiring experiences. From the best quiet little known walks, to the hidden little cafe with the best pastries in town.  We have all the best tips.

If its a dog friendly pub or the best spot for Sunday Lunch, a creative experience or a dose of history and culture to feed your curiosity, there's so many easy peasy holiday ideas in our inspirational itineraries to choose from.

Happy exploring

  • Weaving sustainability into everything we do

    Sustainability is woven into our homes and int everything we do. From building and renovating, cleaning and waste management. It takes just a little imagination to make use of different materials and search out the unique pieces that make our homes so special. We hope it shows.

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    Accessibility - all you need to know

    Elsie's accessibility Elsie's cottage can be found up a track on the side of Ragged stone hill at the southern end of the Malvern Hills. HR8 1SE is the postcode but we advise using what 3 words address:   The track is drivable in most cars, no need for a 4 wheel drive. There is …
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    collage of garden, terrace, lounge and bathroom at Elsies cottage

    A menu of experiences

    Self-catering upgrades for a boutique stay Choosing a self-catering stay now offers so many of the indulgent treats often associated with a boutique hotel. A holiday cottage offers more space, privacy, private garden and importantly no agendas.  If you are seeking a few indulgences, we have a host of upgrades and special touches which will …
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    5 reasons for a January break

    5 great reasons  for a new year break   After the fun and craziness of the festive season, we can feel a little low as January hits. The first few months of the year can leave us feeling joyless and the blues are only lifted marginally by the lightening evenings and hope for spring. So …
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    Foody weekend in Cornwall

    Easy peasy foody weekend The journey down to the Lizard peninsula can be a bit of a trek. Always worth it, but you may have a bit of a rumbly tum by the time you arrive. So we've put together a guide to the simplest of foody weekends in Cornwall, which mean you can ditch …
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    Cottage renovation inspiration

    Go behind the scenes of this renovation project on our remote stone cottage in the Malvern Hills. uncovering character and the bare bones of this stone cottage. Landscaping on a steep plot and creating interiors using unique vintage finds and reclaimed materials.

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