21 December

Not a guest was stirring …

Not a guest was stirring …

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a guest was stirring, not even a mouse, The log burner was stacked and handled with care, The bathrooms cleaned, not so much as a hair. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Xboxes danced in their heads. And ...

13 May

17 Ways To Spend The Perfect Weekend In The English Riviera

17 Ways To Spend The Perfect Weekend In The English Riviera

Let’s go to the English Riviera 1. If you arriving at Torquay train station saunter along Torquay seafront Be sure not to spend too long in Torquay’s train station! Head straight to the seafront and follow it around! 2. Make your way to Abbey Park and stop for snacks at One World Cafe Adjacent to ...

1 May

Holiday Home Google Search Trends Look Like Batman

Holiday Home Google Search Trends Look Like Batman

UK Google search trends have followed the same pattern for over 7 years. The Google Trends tool allows you to see a visual representation of the popularity of search terms, used in Google, over time. After analysis of search terms and variety of terms used for holiday homes, the most common term used by guests ...

24 January

Exeter Gets Animated This February Half Term!

Exeter Gets Animated This February Half Term!

Animated Exeter, the leading animation festival in the South West, is back in town this February half term for its 15th year! A plethora of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and talks will run wild in Exeter next month, keeping everyone on their toes with top quality national and international animations. The key aim of Animated Exeter ...

20 January

Segways In Cyprus, Say No More

Segways In Cyprus, Say No More

We all love to come back from holiday and tell everyone what we’ve been up to; something decent for the postcard is essential. We’ve heard it all…banana boats, fishing trips, hotel talent shows which took a sinister turn with some cross-dressing dads,  but how about something totally different? We’re talking a Segway ride in Aphrodite ...

18 December

Discovery’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Discovery’s Twelve Days of Christmas

For all our loyal customers, here is a little Christmas gift from us to you. Our advent calendar, in the form of our ‘Discovery Twelve Days of Christmas’…. On the first day of Christmas My true love sent to me A cottage by Kent’s sea! Have a look at the beautiful Free Diver Cottage in ...

16 December

10 Tip-Top Travel Gifts

10 Tip-Top Travel Gifts

Christmas shopping…we’ve not done any yet, don’t worry! Who says Christmas Eve isn’t the most atmospheric time to shop anyway? To get you started, here are some great gift ideas for travel buffs. Whether you have a youngster with itchy feet to buy for, a travel journo friend or a freespirited buddy who’s likely to ...

4 December

21 Untranslatable Words

21 Untranslatable Words

Gobbledegook, cobweb, flabbergasted, marmalade, gossamer, swashbuckle. The English language sure does have some humdingers. But how about some brilliant untranslatable words from foreign lands and their deliciously niche meanings? Jot these in your journal when travelling to our Discovery Holiday Homes abroad! 1) Waldeinsamkeit (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods 2) Mamihlapinatepei ...

31 October

Thirteen Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween!

Thirteen Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween!

Everyone knows that the 31st October is Halloween and pretty much everyone has caught onto the ‘Trick or Treat’ catchphrase…but what about the scary stuff we didn’t know?! 1) Halloween colours are typically orange and black, because… Orange symbolises strength and endurance, as well as autumn and harvest. Meanwhile black symbolises death and darkness, reminding ...

18 October

13 Deep Disneyland Secrets!

13 Deep Disneyland Secrets!

Disneyland Florida is a place full of magic and possibility…so here’s a few more secrets to add to it’s fantastical repertoire, a few ‘behind the scenes’ snippets that not many people know. 1) Feline Friends Disneyland is home to about 200 feral cats, all of whom are released each evening after the park closes to ...