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

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    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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    Interior designers dream weekend

    Looking for a weekend full of interiors inspiration? From flea markets to reclamation yards. independent fabric, decor and furnishings from Scandinavian to rustic. Stay at Elsie’s in the Malverns and explore the best interior design shops in the area.

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    Dog walks from your doorstep

    Holidaying with your dog doesn’t have to mean compromise, luxury comes as standard in our cottages and we accept a dog to stay too with beds, bowls and crates. Both cottages have easy dog walks on the doorstep to explore and make memories with your faithful friend.

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    Cottage escape

    If you are a lover of cottage core, where life is lived a little slower, nature is centre, vintage stumps newness and character and soul are celebrated; Elsie’s cottage hits the brief.

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    Cafe life in the Malverns

    Come explore the cafe life in the Malverns with stunning artisan bakes, take a Narnia walk to discover hidden tea rooms in the hills and knock back a cocktail water cure. This much over looked little town is full of history and a writers dream.

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    Romantic cottages for two

    Romance comes from the heart, is more than the obvious treats like flowers and bubbly. It’s the ambience when walking through the door of your holiday cottage which makes you both feel in harmony so you can get on with creating special memories together.

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    Cosy winter break

    Looking for a cosy Winter getaway? What perfect time to get some peace and quiet, as well as time to reflect, plan or indulge in some r & r. Upgrade your stay with luxury touches, nab yourself a great deal and enjoy the wild beauty of nature during the winter months

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    Head for the Malvern Hills

    The MALVERN HILLS are a string of peaks in Worcestershire. They are a perfect for walkers who love a view, and wooded tracks too. They inspired composers and writers famed for their Narnia gas lamps and fresh spring waters. Come explore and stay at Elsie’s Cottage for the perfect spot to explore.

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    Escape to your own Cornish bolthole

    Dreaming of a Cornish bolthole full of charm and unique cottage interiors with sea views and a hop skip and jump from the waters edge. Anchor Cottage, Porthleven is your new favourite Cornish escape

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