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Honeymoon in Shropshire

Date: 31st August 2017

Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills and The Royal Airforce Museum are just a few of the reasons to honeymoon in Shropshire. Awaiting those that are lucky enough to head to the county for their first break as husband and wife, is history, countryside and countless things to see and do, meaning no matter what you look for in a getaway, Shropshire is an ideal location.

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Honeymoon in Northumberland

Date: 23rd August 2017

Impressive historical sites, vast landscapes and breath-taking castles that look like they’re straight from a fairy tale await those that visit Northumberland, thus making it a perfect choice for a honeymoon destination.

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Cottages.com Sponsors North East Dog Festival

Date: 23rd August 2017

Ahead of National Dog Day this weekend (26th August), the UK’s largest self-catered holiday cottage company, cottages.com has been announced as a sponsor of this year’s North East Dog Festival.

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Honeymoon in Scotland

Date: 21st August 2017

With an array of beautiful lochs and National Parks, Scotland provides the ideal UK destination for newlyweds to celebrate the start of wedded bliss.

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From Page to Place with cottages.com

Date: 18th August 2017

The UK has helped write countless classic stories. Whether it’s a Christie classic in Devon, Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Whitby or Sherlock Holmes (125 this year!) there’s a place for every reader to live their favourite tales.

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Norfolk Property Owners Celebrate National Tourism Award

Date: 16th August 2017

Property owners in Norfolk have cause for celebration after achieving a record number of national tourism awards.

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New status breeds fruitful for Lake District Holidays

Date: 10th August 2017

One month since the Lake District was appointed World Heritage status, the UK’s biggest holiday cottage website, cottages.com can reveal the positive impact it is already having on the local tourism industry.

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Bank Holiday Breaks

Date: 10th August 2017

The end of August marks the last bank holiday before Christmas, so why not make the most of that extra day by going on a little escape?

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The Picture-Perfect Property

Date: 8th August 2017

It should come as no surprise that in this digital age, where much of our lives are conducted online, that a destination’s ‘Instagrammability’ is increasingly becoming the number one factor when it comes to choosing our next getaway. Traditional considerations such as value for money, weather and local cuisine are all taking a back seat, with holidaymakers instead being influenced by pictures they’ve seen online. And with World Photography Day coming up on 19th August, there’s sure to be even more envy-inducing shots appearing on our screens very soon.

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Honeymoon in Devon

Date: 8th August 2017

Though the UK is full of picturesque locations that would be perfect for a honeymoon, nothing can quite provide the same backdrop for newlyweds’ first break as husband and wife as Devon. With two national parks, a rugged coastline and panoramic views that ooze romance, where better to go to celebrate the start of married life with a flute or two of champagne?

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Get Up and Be Active!

Date: 7th August 2017

As National Lazy Day (10th August) approaches, what better time to feel inspired to get up, get out and make the most of the wealth of adrenaline-fueled activities that the UK has to offer?

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Poldark Fans Flock to Cornwall

Date: 28th July 2017

As another series of Poldark comes to a close this weekend (13th August), the UK’s leading self-catering holiday company, cottages.com has revealed that the show’s influence on holidaymakers around the country remains as strong as ever.

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The Places To Be This Summer

Date: 25th July 2017

With so many beautiful locations on our doorstep, it’s no surprise that more and more people are staying on our shores for their getaway this summer.

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Holiday Letting Offers Exciting Opportunity Following Buy-To-Let Legislation Change

Date: 21st July 2017

Changes in tax relief is leaving buy-to-let landlords facing greater challenges in the years to come, but the news is offering new and exciting opportunities for those looking to enter the world of holiday letting.

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Explore the great outdoors for National Countryside Week

Date: 18th July 2017

National Countryside Week is fast approaching (31st July - 6th August), so dust off the old hiking boots and get out and explore the beautiful British countryside by booking a cottage getaway!

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Time for an old school getaway!

Date: 10th July 2017

Summer may only just be starting, but that doesn’t mean the kids have to spend the full break from school away from the classroom!

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Strawberries & Cream and a Hit of Tennis, Anyone?

Date: 20th June 2017

With Wimbledon just around the corner and all eyes on the court, what better time to book a tennis-inspired getaway?

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Kynren Boosts County Durham Tourism for Second Successful Year

Date: 20th June 2017

Following the unmitigated success of last year’s inaugural Kynren event, figures released today by cottages.com have revealed that the spectacular Eleven Arches show is set to provide an even bigger boost to tourism across County Durham in 2017*.

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Tickle your taste buds this National Beer Day!

Date: 20th June 2017

National Beer Day is just around the corner (15th June), and what better time to feel inspired to visit one of the UK’s best breweries during a cottage getaway?

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Strong season ahead for Isle of Wight tourism

Date: 20th June 2017

With high season upon us, cottages.com has revealed that the Isle of Wight tourism industry is set for a sensational summer, with the region experiencing a 20% increase* in property bookings compared with the same busy peak period last year.

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Superb Scottish Summer Breaks

Date: 19th June 2017

The summer holidays are almost upon us, and with six glorious weeks to spend making lasting memories with the family, why not book a break and experience the country’s most fun and enjoyable attractions?

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Magical Breaks for Muggles

Date: 19th June 2017

This month marks 20 years since the world was introduced to Harry Potter, with the Philosopher’s Stone hitting shelves on 26th June 1997. It’s hard to think about the books without the enchanting film saga that followed – and the magical filming locations that featured within!

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The Perfect Pairing for cottages.com and The Lobster Pot

Date: 12th June 2017

Leading self-catering holiday company, cottages.com has today announced the latest addition to its portfolio in the North East..

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150 years of Saving Lives at Sea

Date: 12th June 2017

The UK’s largest self-catering holiday company, cottages.com, has announced its support of the Falmouth Lifeboat Station who are celebrating their 150th year of saving lives at sea.

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Wheelie Good Breaks!

Date: 6th June 2017

National Bike Week begins on 10th June, and what better way to indulge in your love of cycling than with a break along some of the UK’s best cycle routes?

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Dorset Preparing for Bumper Season

Date: 6th June 2017

Dorset looks set for a sensational summer, as figures from the UK’s largest holiday cottage company, cottages.com, show an impressive 35% increase in bookings to the region year on year*.

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cottages.com Celebrates New Appointment on Isle of White

Date: 6th June 2017

Self-Catering holiday specialist, cottages.com has appointed a new business Development Manager on the Isle of White

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Give your Dad a Father’s Day weekend to remember!

Date: 25th May 2017

Though no Dad will complain about more underwear or chocolate this Father’s Day, why not treat him to something a little more exciting with a cottage getaway?

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Cottages.com Opens Dedicated Office in Arran

Date: 25th May 2017

Cottages.com is proud to announce the launch of its dedicated new office in Arran, West Scotland. Demand for quality holiday homes in the region is on the rise and there is a huge opportunity for property owners, in particular those in beautiful areas such as Arran, Oban, Lochaber and the greater Argyllshire area, to benefit from a successful holiday let.

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The Grape Escape: Celebrate English Wine Week with cottages.com

Date: 24th May 2017

Leading self-catering holiday company cottages.com has revealed that holidaymakers are putting their love of wine firmly at the top of the menu when it comes to choosing a corking destination for a UK break.

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Cottages.com the Destination for French Adventure

Date: 22nd May 2017

For active holidaymakers seeking a French adventure, cottages.com is your home away from home this summer with over 3,000 unique properties to choose from.

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World leaders in travel celebrate with cottages.com

Date: 15th May 2017

Some of the biggest names in travel including Google, Booking.com and Tourism Alliance joined cottages.com and property owners for a celebratory event recognising excellence in the self-catering sector.

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A Stable Sponsorship for cottages.com!

Date: 2nd May 2017

The UK’s largest self-catering holiday company, cottages.com, has announced its support of Imogen Murray ahead of her appearance at the Badminton Horse Trials this week (3rd – 7th May 2017).

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Get Away this May

Date: 28th April 2017

Cottages.com is proud to announce the launch of its dedicated new office in Arran, West Scotland. Demand for quality holiday homes in the region is on the rise and there is a huge opportunity for property owners, in particular those in beautiful areas such as Arran, Oban, Lochaber and the greater Argyllshire area, to benefit from a successful holiday let.

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Tea and Sympathy - What Makes Britain Great

Date: 21st April 2017

Being able to make a proper cup of tea and saying sorry too often are true signs of Britishness, according to a new study out today.

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Best in Show for Canine Friendly Holidays

Date: 11th April 2017

To mark National Pet Month (April 2017), leading self-catering holiday company cottages.com has reported record bookings for holidays with pets. In the first three months of 2017, the company has seen over 4,000 more bookings with pets compared to the same period last year.

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Scotland Strong for Easter

Date: 3rd April 2017

With the Easter break fast approaching, leading self-catering holiday company cottages.com has revealed that Scotland is its best performing destination in the UK for the popular holiday period, reporting a booking increase of almost 20 per cent YoY*!

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French Sale

Date: 24th March 2017

A picture-perfect holiday cottage often comes with a thatched roof, an open fire and a country garden – but nestled between the roses is the surprise must-have cottage accessory causing a splash in the holiday market!

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Search surge for Hot Tub getaways

Date: 21st March 2017

A picture-perfect holiday cottage often comes with a thatched roof, an open fire and a country garden – but nestled between the roses is the surprise must-have cottage accessory causing a splash in the holiday market!

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Easter 2017

Date: 20th March 2017

With grey skies finally starting to turn blue, there isn’t a better time to take advantage of the warmer weather that comes with Spring than over the Easter holidays. Whether you’re looking for a familysized cottage, a beautiful barn, or somewhere positioned perfectly for Easter Egg hunts, cottages.com and its family of brands have an egg-cellent selection of properties that are perfect for a long weekend away.

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French Sale – Top 5 Family Friendly Holidays

Date: 17th March 2017

With more than 2,700 unique properties to choose from collectively, whether you’re after a chic city break, a mountainous lakeside gîte or a coastal escape – there is a holiday home for everyone.

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Beauty and the Beast Castle Escapes

Date: 14th March 2017

With the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast coming this weekend (17th March), there’s no doubt that thousands of us will flock to the cinema to get our latest fairy tale fix.

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Fabulous Family Holidays in France

Date: 3rd March 2017

To help you have the best French holiday this summer, French Country Cottages has selected the top picks from its combined portfolio of more than 900 unique properties for the perfect ‘vacances’. Whether you’re after a chic city break, a mountainous lakeside gite or a coastal escape – there is a holiday home for everyone.

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Broadchurch Breaks Prove Popular

Date: 27th February 2017

Ahead of the highly anticipated return of Broadchurch this evening (27th February 2017), leading self-catering holiday company cottages.com predicts a surge of bookings to the region by holidaymakers inspired by the locations seen in the show.

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The Best Breaks for the Best Mums

Date: 24th February 2017

Trying to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be hard. But worry not - we’ve got this year covered! What better way to show your Mum just how much she means to you than by whisking her away to a stunning holiday cottage this March? After all, only the best for the best.

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Literary Amazing Breaks!

Date: 14th February 2017

The only thing better than getting stuck into a good book is visiting the locations where they are set and the areas that inspired our favourite authors to put pen to paper. We’re lucky that Britain is dotted with so many literary connections we’re only ever a short drive from destinations that have associations with the stories that we’ve come to love, so why not let World Book Day inspire your next getaway?

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Ed Supports Suffolk Tourism Spike

Date: 6th February 2017

Singer, songwriter and performer are perhaps the most common job titles associated with Ed Sheeran – but now he should add Ambassador for Suffolk to that list as the release of his single, ‘Castle on the Hill’, and its music video seem to have caused a surge of searches for short breaks in the county, according to leading self-catering holiday company cottages.com.

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Fabulous French Getaways

Date: 25th January 2017

It’s only January, but we’re already looking to the summer and dreaming of when the low temperatures, unpredictable weather and nine to five lifestyle that we’re used to will make way for sunny skies, warmer climates and relaxed days by the pool – and you don’t even have to travel far for this to become reality!

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February Half Term is for Family

Date: 18th January 2017

It may feel like the kids only went back to school yesterday after the Christmas break, but with February half-term fast approaching, the last thing you want to do is be stuck indoors with the onset of cabin fever, so why not take the opportunity to book a well-deserved family getaway?

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Feel the love this Valentine's Day

Date: 12th January 2017

As Valentine’s Day approaches once again, loved up duos across the country will be looking for a way to make this occasion a truly special one.

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cottages.com Cancels Credit Card Charges

Date: 3rd January 2017

The UK’s leading self-catering provider, cottages.com has today announced it is dropping credit card charges on all cottage bookings.

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Fancy a New Year getway?

Date: 17th November 2016

After the excitement of Christmas starts to wear off, it’s natural to feel a little deflated as January rolls around and the back to work blues start to kick in. So, what better way to ring in the New Year than with a revitalising trip away?

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Get into the festive spirit early

Date: 17th November 2016

While Christmas may be a time of excitement, the build up to the big day can be quite stressful. There are presents to buy, food to prepare, trees to put up and houses to decorate with that sprinkling of festive cheer. So why not take the stress out of the preparations this year and treat yourself to a relaxing pre-Christmas winter break?

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Live like Royalty

Date: 20th October 2016

Here in Britain, we are fond of a good period drama and now that Downton Abbey has left our lives, we can all breathe a sigh of relief as a brand new historical show is wending its way onto our screens in the form of the lavish Netflix series, The Crown.

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Hygge at Home

Date: 19th October 2016

Like LEGO, Hans Christian Anderson and even Carlsberg before it, ‘hygge’ has fast become one of Denmark’s biggest exports. As the latest trend to take over the world, more and more of us have begun to recognise the importance of cosiness in our day-to-day lives; so it follows that our holidays should trail a similar path.

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Earby-based cottages.com up for 'British Travel Award'

Date: 15th August 2016

Earby-based cottages.com is up for the Best UK Holiday Cottage/Self Catering Holiday Booking Company. With more than 19,700 properties available across the UK, France, Ireland and Italy, it’s one of the larger organisations in the category.

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Banish the back to school blues

Date: 15th August 2016

The summer may be at a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. As work timetables slowly begin to fill up again, memories of the glorious time spent relaxing in the sun can feel like a lifetime ago.

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Take a step back in time

Date: 26th July 2016

If there’s one thing that should be on your bucket list this summer, it’s a trip to see the spellbinding family show Kynren – An Epic Tale of England in Bishop Auckland on a break with cottages.com.

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Perfect Potter Properties

Date: 29th June 2016

With the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter later this month and the release of The Tale of Kitty Boots in September, there hasn’t been a better time to indulge in Potter’s life and work on a break with cottages.com.

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Anyone for Tennis?

Date: 14th June 2016

Wimbledon is just around the corner and there couldn’t be a better time to don your whites and hit the courts. We’ve picked a selection of the best tennis properties from self-catering specialists, cottages.com and English Country Cottages.

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Father’s Day Escapes

Date: 1st June 2016

Forget the whisky, power tools and socks this Father’s Day and give Dad something he’ll really remember this year – a cosy cottage break with the whole family!

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Make the Most of May Half Term

Date: 9th May 2016

With May half term on the horizon, there’s ample opportunity to take advantage of the kids’ time off school and recharge your batteries with a relaxing cottage holiday.

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Summer Savings on French Getaways with cottages.com

Date: 15th April 2016

If you haven’t yet booked your family summer break, don’t panic! From Friday 15th to Thursday 21st April cottages.com is offering customers the chance to save over £100 on thousands of summer breaks in France.

Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë!

Date: 12th April 2016

Famous English novelist Charlotte Brontë would be celebrating her 200th birthday this month (21st April), and with a plethora of events to mark the occasion, there hasn’t been a better time to book a visit to the Brontë Country and celebrate her legacy on a break with cottages.com.

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Royally Good Breaks

Date: 30th March 2016

As the Queen prepares to celebrate her 90th birthday on the 21st April, there isn’t a better time to pack your bags and indulge in a regal break of your own.

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Easter Breaks

Date: 2nd March 2016

As this year’s Easter festivities are fast approaching, there’s no time like the present to book a fabulous getaway and spend some quality time with your loved ones.

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What is Britain’s Best View? The nation decides

Date: 22nd February 2016

The results of a major new poll by The Countryman magazine and cottages.com has found that Britain’s Best View is the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland with 33 per cent of the total votes cast.

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February Half-term Holidays

Date: 1st February 2016

Keeping the children entertained at half-term is often a challenge, but you don’t need to panic as there’s still time to plan a UK self-catering break full of activities to keep the kids busy.

Don’t panic! Don’t panic! There’s still time to book!

Date: 25th January 2016

As fans eagerly await the arrival of Dad’s Army’s second venture to the silver screen on the 5th February, there’s no time like the present to take a Home Guard-inspired break in 2016.

Love is all around… on a UK Valentine’s Break!

Date: 18th January 2016

If you’re looking to make the most of Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year and spend some quality time with your other half, why not treat them to a long weekend getaway?

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Sea Breeze New Year Breaks!

Date: 23rd December 2015

2015 A fantastic search feature on the cottages.com website provides instant access to thousands of properties within one, three or five miles of the beach.

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New for 2016

Date: 22nd December 2015

With the New Year comes new cottages and cottages.com has some spectacular fresh additions to its portfolio, broadening its ever growing offering for customers throughout 2016.

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All I want for Christmas is… a cottage!

Date: 3rd December 2015

With the UK’s biggest selection of independently vetted holiday properties, cottages.com is the perfect place to start when searching for a Christmas cottage.

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Murray Inspired break

Date: 30th November 2015

Following Andy Murray’s triumphant victory winning the Davis cup, there couldn’t be a better time to don your whites and hit the courts.

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Designs on the Perfect Cottage

Date: 26th November 2015

Four lucky pupils at Earby Springfield Primary School were today celebrated for their artwork in a competition run by Earby-based holiday letting company cottages.com.

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Use Black Friday Savings to Secure an Early 2016 Break for Less

Date: 24th November 2015

If the run up to Christmas is sending you into a panic, why not use the Black Friday sales to treat yourself to a well-earned break to look forward to in the New Year?

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Opening the Doors of a Cottage Industry

Date: 18th November 2015

Earby-based holiday letting company cottages.com today opened its doors to the public to celebrate its new identity and commitment to the local area.

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Transforming the Cottage Industry

Date: 16th November 2015

cottages.com is the new website for customers looking to book a cottage holiday. Featuring cottages from a number of different brands, the site offers the biggest choice of high quality cottages with more than 19,000 independently vetted holiday properties across the UK, France, Ireland and Italy.

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