Gin is the word on the street and it doesn’t seem to be going away… From small batch to artisan gins, distillers are popping up across the country. The best bit…some distilleries are open to the public too!
So we’ve asked our good friend Johdi, who just happens to have landed one of the best jobs as the gintern at ILoveGin to give us her top 9 gin serves!Read More
Simple spooky designs, intricate carvings or maybe a pumpkin eating another pumpkin… Try carving a pumpkin.
Follow our step by step guide to carving your very own pumpkin. Download our templates to help you get started. Why not share your creation with #CottagescomPumpkinRead More
Say goodbye to those crumbling castles; with these 7 secrets you'll be crafting towering sea-fortresses and fairytale wonders in no time.
All you'll need is sand, water and a few tools to make some extra-special seaside memories – and if you're feeling adventurous, you can use these tricks to create epic sand sculptures too!Read More
It’s the summer holidays, the kids are running wild and you’re looking for the ultimate inclusive activity. Step up, the festival.
These days, many are as little-people loving as they are pleasing to parents. You get treated to amazing ambience, music and food; they get to learn how to ride a unicycle dressed as a sparkly lion – everyone’s a winner!Read More
Big, loud, boutique and intimate, Britain boasts an eclectic mix of festivities celebrating music, food and fun.
So, here’s our guide to this country’s greatest one day events and fantastic longer festivals with day passes. Wellies and sun hat at the ready...Read More
With its sensational heritage and varied landscapes, few golfing destinations offer more rewarding, challenging and authentic experiences than Britain. But with over 2,000 golf courses throughout this green and pleasant land, finding the perfect one on which to test your skills can be tricky!Read More
There is nothing more British than a family picnic in the sunshine. You could happily spend a whole day enjoying the country air, eating your fill of sandwiches and cake and playing games with your loved ones.
We’ve put together the ultimate guide to enjoying a family day out this summer – covering three key ingredients: food, location and fun.Read More
If it’s excitement, adventure and a heap of fun you’re after – look no further. From rally driving in Scotland to a survival course in Dartmoor, the UK has some of the best destinations for thrill-seekers of all ages!
Here’s our selection of the top 10 adrenaline-packed locations from across the UK to inspire your next trip. Remember, some activities may need to be booked in advance.Read More
Whether you want a gentle stroll to take in the scenery or fancy something which really gets your pulse racing, walking is one of the best ways to explore your holiday destination. From mountain edges to simple, breezy coastal walks, there’s a multitude of routes to discover, whatever your preference and level of fitness. So, lace up your walking boots, pack the Kendal Mint Cake and try out one of our top 10 picks!Read More
The United Kingdom is currently experiencing a craft beer revolution resulting in new breweries popping up all over the country. Craft beer in the UK has always had a great reputation, but now ale-lovers have a wide-range of options. Estimates suggest there are now 11,000 beers available to choose from, in almost limitless flavour combinations. Great news for holidaymakers, as wherever you might be in the UK, there’s probably a top-notch brewery a stone’s throw away.Read More
Taking a trip across the channel is usually the first port of call for a taste of fine wines, but have you ever thought of staying closer to home?
We don’t just distil well-loved spirits, the UK is home to some of the very best vineyards, many of which are taking the wine world by storm and winning awards-aplenty. We challenge your taste buds not to love these top 10 vineyards…Read More
Since the 1960s, our tiny isles have launched musical revolutions that have changed the world, defined culture and created soundtracks to generations. From the Beatles leading the pop and rock revolution to the Madchester music scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, to the fresh and diverse sounds still being created by UK bands today, we think it’s time to celebrate our rich musical history!Read More
The United Kingdom is blessed with picturesque coast lines, winding valleys, ancient rivers, spectacular hills and historic castles. So, what better way to explore such a beautiful varied landscape than to jump on two wheels? Whether you’re a strong, experienced cyclist or a family looking for an active holiday, there’s bound to be something for everyone.Read More
The UK offers an incredible assortment of sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Busy schedules mean we often miss the subtleties of the seasons, but holidays offer a chance to fully relax and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. We’ve put together a month-by-month guide to our ‘must-see’ natural wonders to help you plan your next break and fully indulge yourself in the delights of this great isle.Read More
Whether it’s a tour to rival Willy Wonka or the best sweet shops to satisfy your sugar cravings, we’ve handpicked the best places around the country for an indulgent tour.Read More
With rolling hills, quant villages and miles of stunning beaches, it’s easy to see why the South of England has been romanticised by artists and immortalised in music videos...Read More