The United Kingdom is without question one of the most spectacular countries in the world. Travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats and you will stuggle to not pass through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
ith Valentine’s Day now less than a week away, you might want to start getting your skates on if you want that extra special gift for the one you love. A last minute cottage holiday is a wonderful present, almost guaranteed to put a smile on your sp
There is much more to Snaptrip than cottages, although that is generally the catch-all term we tend to use to describe all of our self-catering properties. Snaptrip represent over 40,000 unique properties right across the UK, with discounts of up t
Despite their seemingly unfailing ability to spoil us throughout the year, it can be notoriously difficult to find an appropriately special gift for your mum. Whilst here at Snaptrip we believe that a last minute cottage holiday is a good idea for
The dark days of winter during a school or working week can feel like a endless voyage across a featureless cold sea, and when you reach the harbour of half term it’s all too easy to stay on-board and merely wait, miserably considering the next dul
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (or incredibly slowly if you are attempting dry January), we thought that it might be the perfect time to put together our list the most romantic views in Britain.
Winter is one of our favourite times to get outdoors and explore new bits of the UK. Each year the crowds come out in force through spring, summer and autumn, but for something extra special, it is very hard to beat standing in complete solitude an
The Christmas holidays was a time to put down the modern technology and spend some time catching up with the people you love. Board games are a tool to help bring people together and that is really what we are all looking to achieve when we go on h
Everyone loves a castle. While perhaps most of us don’t go as often as we think we probably ought , there is something quite reassuring in knowing that these historic buildings dot the beautiful British landscape.
The ominous arrival of winter doesn’t mean that you have to lock yourself up indoors and avoid the cold. Winter heralds a new dawn for Britain’s ramblers, who enjoy almost total solitude at some of Britain’s most popular walking destinations. The r
The UK is rightly regarded as a mecca for arts and culture, with a plethora of world class art galleries located in London. But venture outside of the capital, and you’ll soon find that an entire world of art and culture exists beyond Zone 2.
Since we started Snaptrip back in May 2014, the company has come on a long way. A new partnership announced this week means that we now represent over 25,000 UK cottages and apartments. Speaking to our thousands of holidaymakers, we are today stron
Designated a national park in 1957 the Brecon Beacons in mid-Wales contain some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain. The park occupies 519 sq miles (1,344 sq km) of mountains, moors, forests, pastureland,
In the first in a series of posts designed to inspire you to explore more of this varied and wonderful country, we have chosen to put the spotlight on Lyme Regis, a much loved destination, perfect for a last minute holiday.
Bideford is an historic port town in north Devon and sits on the estuary of the River Torridge. Bideford today is still an operating port and a thriving market town. In close proximity are some lovely traditional small Devon seasi
12th October, 2015. Space has had a pretty big month recently. What with the release of Matt Damon’s box office breaking hit The Martian, and the mystical appearance of the supermoon last Sunday, it’s no wonder children up and down the country ar
Buxton is a lovely spa town in Derbyshire, England and has the highest elevation of any market town in England. It is close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south. Often Buxton is describ
Home to the iconic RSC, and birthplace of the playwright himself, Stratford-upon-Avon is historically linked to all things Shakespeare. Offering a tour of the places Shakespeare both lived and worked in, you’ll never find yourself short of activi
Perhaps more so than any other traditional seaside town, Margate has been through a rennasisance in recent years. Once tired and unloved, today Margate fizzes with artistic energy and is a wonderful destination for either a short weekend getaway
Alnwick Castle is a medieval and stately home in the town of Alnwick in Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest several hundred years ago. This is an ideal destination to take the whole fam
The name Budleigh Salterton comes from the salt pans that were used to collect local salt for preserving. Although freely available on the coast, salt demanded a high price further inland. The salt was often collected by monks and th
St Ives is located in Cornwall on the Atlantic coast, the town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne. It is about 70 miles from Plymouth on one of the most westerly points of Cornwall. Driving time from London is around 5 hour
The National Space Centre is an excellent family day out and an incredible opportunity to keep children’s mind active during the long summer holiday. The centre traces space travel from the early days through the space race during the Cold War up u
Longleat Safari Park is one of the UK’s best loved attractions for children. The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you are looking for some new ideas of how to keep them entertained, then Longleat should certainly be high up on your list
Bram Stoker took inspiration from Whitby and the ruins of its magnificent abbey for his vampire classic Dracula. Stoker chose to set some of his novel’s most exhilerating scenes in the town – contributing to Whitby’s reputation as th
If you are struggling to find the perfect gift idea for mother’s day, then for a moment consider a last minute cottage break. What better way to thank your mother/ wife (or yourself) for all the hard work that you do during the year?
At Snaptrip we like to encourage you to head on impulsive UK breaks to explore our wonderful country. We also make sure you get great savings too! But ju
Decades ago people were forced to wait ages to have our holiday photos developed. The excitement of returning to those magical memories would build up in a crescendo until finally upon collection you realise that they had all failed. What misery.
Revising over Christmas is certainly one of the worst things about being at university. While the chances are that you went out for NYE, the beginning of any year for a student means only one thing – exams.
oday is a monumental day in Snaptrip’s fledgling journey towards becoming the number 1 company offering self-catered cottage holidays. The 29th of July 2014 will be forever remembered by all of us that were present as the day when Snaptrip underwent
We think that Snaptrip is an awesome last minute cottage bookings website, but despite that sometimes it can still be difficult to find exactly what you want. We have compiled a list of tips to improve your search, giving you a much better chance
Today, BBC Radio 4 hosted a programme about Owners Direct and the failure of the company to protect customer’s money from fraudsters. I thought that it would therefore be a good time to explain how Snaptrip differs from Owners Direct to ensure y
As adults, we spend so much of our time and energy at work that often we can unintentionally start to neglect the people who we are working so hard to provide for. Half-term is the perfect opportunity to rectify this and spend some quality time wi