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The Guardian - July 22

10 UK hillside hideaways, featuring Roughtor Barn in north Cornwall.

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Britain Magazine - June 22

The best self catering stays for two in the UK, featuring Orchard Vean.

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The Times - May 22

Jubilee bank holiday getaways ft Coast View.

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The Sunday Times - April 22

Queen's Platinum Jubilee: 20 self-catering stays for the bonus bank holiday weekend, ft Fox Cottage.

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Which? - April 22

8 idyllic UK holiday homes with direct beach access ft. Sea Blue House and Oceanix.

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What Laura Did Next - March 2022

Travel blogger, Laura, enjoyed a fabulous stay at Mimosa in Portscatho.

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Telegraph - March 22

10 relaxing breaks to recharge, for carers. Ft Lamb's Tale Shepherd's Hut in Somerset.

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Which? - February 22

Escape to the Country: 6 stunning UK cottages for Spring ft Orangery Lodge.

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The Guardian - January 22

Summer breaks: 20 of the best self catering stays in the UK ft The Foxes Cove.

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The Sunday Times - December 2021

Holidays for 2022: Comments article on the best holiday options for next year.

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The Independent - November 21

The best places to visit in November ft Tintin Cottage.

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Weekend Candy - September 21

Shepherd’s Huts Cornwall: 8 dreamy retreats where you can escape ‘crazy’ reality ft Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut.

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The Telegraph - October 21

Last-minute UK holiday cottages with availability for half term ft Elmscott.

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The Telegraph - November 21

The best UK houses to book for New Year's Eve including Meadowgate.

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The Guardian - November 21

10 of the best UK cottages for seeing in the New Year ft The Old Presbytery.

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The Times - October 21

The best Christmas cottages in the UK to book now ft 33 The Green.

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Devon Live - October 21

Devon's 13 cosiest cottages for the winter.

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Falmouth Packet - October 21

Classic Cottages helps Mullion Surf Lifesaving Club.

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Which? - September 21

The popularity of 2022 holidays.

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Hello! Magazine - September 21

Cornwall staycation review of Willow House.

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The Telegraph - Sept 21

The popularity of the 2022 staycation ft Captain Blake's Retreat.

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The Sunday Times - August 21

'The alternatives to the UK's honeypots' featuring The Old Piggery.

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The Times - August 21

Grab a last minute staycation, ft The Aval Loft in Cornwall.

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Hello! Magazine - August 21

Inside Kirstie Allsopp's stunning home in Devon, ft Meadowgate.

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Family Traveller - July 21

This summer's best ever Cornwall family break guide.

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The Times - July 21

The making of the best British beach guide ft Goofyfoot in St Agnes.

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Independent - May 21

Where to holiday in June, featuring Woodbrook in Devon.

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Sunday Times - May 21

Is Cornwall really sold out for summer?

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Independent - April 21

Where to go on holiday in May, featuring Mattingly Farm on the Isle of Wight.

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Telegraph - April 21

Time for a 'swapcation', ft The Granary at Polwrath.

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Independent - March 21

The best holiday deals from 12th April featuring The Shippon at Oldsbrim.

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Country Living - March 21

7 beautiful cottages to rent in the UK featuring Millstone Cottage in Cornwall.

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The Times - February 21

The top glampsites for a post-lockdown escape, featuring Wildwood Hideaway.

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Telegraph - February 21

Great British Getaways - The best self-catering holiday lets for family gatherings in summer 2021, featuring Middle Dean Farmhouse and Sunset Cottage.

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The Times - February 21

Spring staycations - 25 great self-caterings pads to book now ft Bayview and Chynhalls.

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Glamour Magazine - February 21

10 of the best shepherd's huts for socially-distanced staycations ft Crannaford Shepherd's Hut.

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Telegraph - February 21

20 amazing UK holidays with availability from April.

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Hello! Magazine Online - February 21

Travel operators report record holiday sales for 2021.

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The Times - February 21

The great Easter getaway featuring The Bowjey in Cornwall.

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The Times - February 21

15 fabulous UK holiday cottages to book now, featuring Old Sandpitts Cottage in Dorset.

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Telegraph - February 21

Great British Getaways: 10 summer breaks in Cornwall to book now.

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The Sunday Times - January 21

The ultimate UK staycation guide for summer 2021, featuring gorgeous Carthew Barn.

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Good Hotel Guide - January 2021

Mintons in Shaldon was featured in the Good Hotel's Guide to multi-generational family holidays for 2021.

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The Guardian - January 2021

Oak House is Dorset was featured in The Guardian's '30 UK holiday cottages to book now for summer 2021' in print and online.

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Hello! Magazine - December 20

Skylight Barn was featured in Hello! Magazine '7 best UK holiday cottages to rent in 2021'.

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The Times - December 20

Win an arty Cornish escape with Classic Cottages and Newlyn School of Art.

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The Telegraph - December 20

The best holiday cottages to book for a last minute New Year's Eve escape.

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The Independent - November 20

The best UK holiday cottages for a Christmas staycation.

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The Sunday Times - November 20

Where to book for your 2021 UK holiday.

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25 Beautiful Homes - November 20

Oak House in Dorset was featured in 25 Beautiful Homes December issue.

Breathe Magazine - November 20

Musbury Chapel was featured in Breathe Magazine's 'Step Back in Time' Jurassic Coast feature.

Platinum Magazine - October 20

Chy Morva was featured in a 'Coastal Charm' article on where to stay this autumn.

Coast Magazine - October 20

Larch Barn was featured in the December issue of Coast Magazine, A Coastal Christmas.

The Independent - October 20

Where to enjoy an autumn walking holiday, featuring Burham Cottage in Dartmoor.

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Hello! Magazine - October 20

Enjoy a stay at Meadowgate in Devon.

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Mail Online - October 20

Buckland Place and Early Tide were featured in an article on coastal cottages for the autumn.

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iNews - October 20

Into the Woods was featured in '20 of the best UK holiday rentals'.

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Country Living - October 20

The perfect place for a relaxing staycation at Meadowgate in Devon.

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Hello! Magazine - October 20

Lavethan Mill Cottage and Millstone Cottage were featured in Hello! Magazine's '12 cosy cottages and hotels with roaring fireplaces for the perfect staycation'.

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Telegraph - October 20

Jasmine Shepherd's Hut was featured in The Telegraph's article on 'The Most Amazing Places to go Glamping in Britain this Autumn'.

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Suitcase Magazine - September 20

Barefoot Rusty was featured in Suitcase Magazine's '7 Shipping Containers with Autumn Availability'.

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The Guardian - September 20

2021 staycation bookings, featuring Coastal Gaze.

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Hello! Magazine - August 20

A review of Hello! Magazine's stay at Barton Manor Farmhouse on the Isle of Wight.

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Huffington Post - August 20

Rosie's Hut in South Devon was featured in The Huffington Post online '8 of the Best Glamping Sites in the UK'.

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The Times - August 20

Shepherd's Sky Super Hut was featured in The Times '30 Great Places to Stay Outdoors'.

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Hello! Magazine - July 20

UK summer holidays - beautiful breaks on your doorstep this summer.

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Telegraph - July 20

Meadowgate in Welcombe was featured in The Telegraph's 'Best Holiday Cottages in Devon'.

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Good Housekeeping - July 2020

The Seaside: The Iconic Isle of Wight. Featuring Neptune in Seaview.

The Telegraph - July 2020

Travelling abroad or staycation holidays this summer.

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Weekend Telegraph - July 2020

UK Staycations vs travelling abroad this summer

Telegraph - June 20

Accommodation selling out as Britain prepares for staycation summer

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Telegraph - July 20

Continued demand for the summer staycation, with facts and figures from Classic.

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The Times - June 20

30 remote British bolt holes, featuring Forget-Me-Not Shepherd's Hut

The Sunday Times - June 2020

Catch 'em while you can. Self-catering this summer is booking up fast. Featuring Kynance Bay House.

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Hello! Magazine - June 20

Inside Kirstie Allsopp's holiday home and it is available to rent with Classic Cottages

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The Telegraph - May 20

Extraordinary England - Featuring Burr Barn, Devon, and Hatts Barn, Dorset

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The Times - May 20

An article detailing holiday destinations in 2020.

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The Telegraph - April 20

The hashtag that's giving free holidays to NHS workers. How Classic got involved in this fantastic initiative.

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Financial Times - March 20

Buddlewall in Dorset was featured in the Financial Times: 'The joys of West Dorset' weekend magazine and online.

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The Times - March 20

The gorgeous White Cottage on the Helford was featured in The Times article on Cornwall's Top 30 Places to Stay.

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Country Living - February 20

Millstone Cottage in Cadgwith was featured in Country Living's Cottage Week.

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Hello Magazine - January 20

Meadowgate was featured on Hello Magazine.

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Red Magazine - January 20

A full page advert in Red Magazine's January edition, plus Meadowgate was featured on Red Online.

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House Beautiful - January 20

Kirstie Allsopp's Meadowgate was featured online on House Beautiful.

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Citizen Femme - January 20

Captain Blake's Retreat was featured in a digital detox article on Citizen Femme.

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Country Living - January 20

Meadowgate was featured on Country Living.

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Prima - January 20

Meadowgate was featured on Prima Magazine.

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A Luxury Travel Blog - December 19

A guest blog on a Luxury Travel Blog on adventure ideas for your next holiday in the UK.

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iNews - December 19

Headford Farm Cottage in Somerset was featured in an article on last minute cottages for New Year.

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Independent - November 19

Streamside Mill in Sennen was featured in the Independent's article on last minute holiday deals for December.

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Weekend Candy - September 19

Weekend Candy went on a long weekend to Skiber an Fenten in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

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Spaniel Life - September 19

Steph, Sev and Lilly stayed at Parc Place in Gwithian, Cornwall.

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Country Living - September 19

Spinnaker Houseboat was featured in Country Living's 8 unmissable things to do on the Isle of Wight blog, following a press trip.

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The Telegraph - August 19

The gorgeous Kephalo was featured in the Telegraph's article on visiting Beer.

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Cornwall Life - August 19

A full page editorial from our Chairman Simon, along with an editorial on fun summer activities in Cornwall and a full page advert.

Aspirational Living - Summer 19

A full page advert in the gorgeous Aspirational Living.

The Sunday Times - July 19

We were featured in the Sunday Times Best beaches in the South West article for our cottages on the Roseland.

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The Guardian - July 19

10 of the Best New Places to stay on the UK Coast - Wild Pear Shepherd's Hut in Devon and Fortune Houseboat on the Isle of Wight were featured.

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The Simple Things - July 19

A full page editorial including a few of our gorgeous properties and a competition to win a £500 voucher.

Cornwall Life - July 19

A full page editorial from our Chairman Simon and a full page advert.

Cornwall Life - June 19

A full page editorial by our Chairman Simon, along with a full page advert.

Veggie Desserts stay at Gylly Sunrise - June 2018

Food blogger and writer, Kate, enjoyed a self catering stay in Falmouth with her young family.

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Devon Life - Summer Special

A full page editorial featuring a few of our beautiful South Devon properties and a full page advert.

Devon Life - June 19

A full page editorial on walking holidays in Devon, along with a full page advert.

Somerset Life - June 19

An editorial on Somerset's best countryside walks, along with a full page advert.

Get out with the Kids - May 19

Classic hosted Get out with the Kids in Elm Cottage in Seaview on the Isle of Wight.

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Cornwall Life - May 19

An editorial by Simon Tregoning on Cornish fashion! Along with a full page advert.

Conversant Traveller - April 19

Heather and family from The Conversant Traveller stayed at Pitt Farm Cottage in Exmoor.

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Independent - April 19

Classic were featured in the Independent's 'Best holiday deals in May' for the beautiful region of Devon.

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The Times - April 19

The lovely Eeyore's Cottage in South Devon was featured in 'The Best Cottages in the UK for 2019'.

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Tin Box Traveller - April 19

Classic were featured in the Tin Box Traveller's '6 of the best child-friendly holidays'.

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Cornwall Life - April 19

A full page editorial by Simon Tregoning along with a full page advert.

Devon Life - April 19

Editorial on the top spots to celebrate Spring in Devon, along with a full page advert.

The Guardian - March 19

The gorgeous Spinnaker Houseboat on the Isle of Wight was featured in the Guardian's '10 of the Best Beaches in the UK'.

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In the Moment - Feb 19

A few properties featured in a page about holidays by the sea plus Sunnynook was picked for their feature of four coastal retreats.

The English Home - Feb 19

Full page advert featuring the gorgeous Creek Cottage.

Homes & Antiques - Feb 19

The owner of Middle Colenso got her own property on 13 pages of this magazine - she's got great style, as seen in the cottages

Times Travel for two - Feb 19

Dieppy Farm Cottage was chosen as #10 for this selection of cabin and cottage boltholes for two.

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Somerset Life - February 19

Lodges and cosy cabins feature in our Somerset glamping editorial.

Cornwall Life - February 19

Company owner Simon talks Brexit alongside our full page feature advert.

Dorset Life - February 19

The delights of glamping in Dorset, featuring The Chalet on the Beach.

Devon Life - February 19

Showcasing Devon glamping and why everyone should go - if you've been, you'll know.

Cornwall Life - February 19

A double page editorial all about our glamping offerings in Cornwall.

The Times Travel - January 19

The Tabernacle at Frieda and the Moon, the most enviable of glamping interiors, was chosen to appear in The Times Winter Glamping feature.

Cornwall Life - January 19

Company owner Simon talks business, next to our beautiful full page ad, in the January edition 2019.

SMABL Top 7 picks of 2018 - January 2019

Sticky Mud & Belly Laughs rated their stay with us one of their top 7 moments of last year!

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Island Visitor Guide 2018/2019

Making sure we feature in front of people wanting to visit the Isle of Wight with a half page ad and cottage listing.

The Independent - December 2018

Featuring alongside, Peru, Italy and Sri Lanka, 23 Coastguard Cottage (3534) in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight was chosen as the perfect last minute New Year break.

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The Guardian Travel - December 2018

Greenhills Cottage near Bruton, Somerset was chosen to feature second in the list of perfect places to stay this New Year.

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English Home Magazine - December 2018

10 of our properties with amazing views feature in this advertorial with English Home Magazine.

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Sussex Life - December 2018

Introducing ourselves to the people of Sussex, as we open a new office in Mayfield.

Aspirational Living - Winter 2018

Mill Barn (3352) featuring in our latest full page advert for Rohrs & Rowe's Aspirational Living magazine.

Wightlife - Winter 18

A page feature on Island hideaways with Flackstead (3913) and a little quarter page ad in this popular guide from Wightlink ferries.

SO magazine - November 18

Introducing ourselves and getting properties in front of a new audience with a glossy mag in Sussex and Kent.

Wealden Times - November 18

A full page ad for a new Sussex audience, featuring the gorgeous hallway of The Old Manor House (2556).

Country Living Magazine - October 2018

Rockwater Cabin (3229) was chosen as one of three cosy cabins to stay in this Autumn by Country Living Magazine. What a location!

Business Cornwall - October 2018

Classic Cottages raised £600 for charity through its Macmillan Coffee Morning activity with employees invited to bake a cake for the event

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i News Best holidays to beat blues - October 2018

inews.co.uk featured Sceat Cottage in Devon among holidays such as Loire Valley and the Amalfi Coast to help beat the post-summer blues this October.

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Sunday Times Travel - September 2018

Sunnynook was chosen as one to book now before you miss out and featured on the Sunday Times Travel spread.

The Times Best Staycations - September 2018

Sunnynook in Devon was Number 1 of 10 cottages featured in times.co.uk best staycatyions to book now for summer 2019.

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Simply South Hams - Autumn/Winter 18

'The very best of everything in the South Hams', so of course we have a full page in there.

Manor magazine - Autumn 18

Merchants Manor featured on a couple of spreads so we capitalised by placing a neighbouring ad, with Lookout and Landlubber in the portfolio.

Prima Magazine - August 2018

Castle house featured as 'grand but cosy' in the Great Escapes section of this popular magazine.

Luxury Travel Diary stay at The Cow Shed - July 2018

The best of the best in the Blackdown Hills, The Cow Shed was the perfect setting for a Somerset holiday.

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House Beautiful - July 2018

A beautiful four double page spreads tell the story of how Flackstead on the Isle of Wight came to be the outstanding holiday home it is today.

i News UK holiday homes with pools - July 2018

Nanteague Farm in Cornwall was chosen for a feature on places to stay in the UK because of the heated outdoor swimming pool.

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Luxury Travel Diary stay at Coombe Lodge - July 2018

They were looking for luxury and found it in the Quantock Hills at Coombe Lodge.

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The Guardian 20 Great Beach Cottages - June 2018

Explore the north Cornish coast from Mapled Cottage in St Agnes, chosen by The Guardian as one of 20 top UK cottages for beach holidays.

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The Globetrotter Stay at Orchard Barn - June 2018

An ideal countryside retreat for a sightseeing or a relaxing holiday near St Ives in Cornwall.

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Our Man on the Ground stay at Barton Manor Lake Cottage - June 2018

A stay on the island based on the Barton Manor Estate near East Cowes.

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25 Beautiful Homes - May 2018

Two double page spreads of a journalist photoshoot and owner interview at Rock (3325).

Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs stay at Stable Tallet - April 2018

The hot tub and games-room were rainy day saviours for this young family on holiday in Devon.

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Travelling Book Junkie stay at Eeyore's Cottage - April 2018

Take a trip to your childhood with a stay in the cottage where Christopher Robin lived, near Dartmouth.

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My Mills Baby stay at Welltown Barn - March 2018

A magical place for a holiday with big ones and little ones, on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

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Sally Akins' stay at Castle House - March 2018

It's not often you get to stay in a real castle, but Sally did in Taunton, Somerset.

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Diary of a Jewellery Lover stay at Island Time - February 2018

Melissa was wowed when she walked through the door of one of our Morwenstow Apartments overlooking Porthminster beach in St Ives.

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Nat Geo Traveller Isle of Wight staycation - January 2018

Mark Rowe chose to stay at Raleigh Cottage in Seaview to explore the island for National Geographic.

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Liz Earle Wellbeing Top British Walking Holidays - January 2018

Both The Linney and Barnell Cottage feature as luxury lodgings when out walking the South West Coast Path.

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