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Author Archive: Colin Corlett

Colin helps Northumbria byways to market their holiday cottage letting agency. He also writes and blogs about Northumberland. His interests include The Cheviot hills, Bastle houses and Hadrian's Wall.

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Tax penalties and what you need to know

Tax penalties and what you need to know

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

What happens if you are late filing your taxes? Accountant and tourism industry expert Colin Corlett takes a look at taxes and the various penalties for late filing – and how to avoid them.

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Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are a fan of long distance walks, the Ravenber Way will excite you. The 120-mile trek runs across the North of England between Cumbria and Northumberland. A new book, Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way, details the route, and author Ron Scholes shares with us a section of the walk.

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How much should you pay for a website?

How much should you pay for a website?

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an accommodation provider should you have a website? Many businesses still do not have them, but the value of a good website is indisputable. Colin Corlett explores the options and costs and gives guidance on free sites and paid-for, self-hosted options.

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Choosing a letting agent for your holiday cottage

Choosing a letting agent for your holiday cottage

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marketing pro Colin Corlett takes a look at how to choose a letting agency for your holiday property. He reviews the pros and cons of national and local agencies and outlines everything you need to consider when making the decision.

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Northumberland accommodation: Christmas and New Year holiday cottage offers

Northumberland accommodation: Christmas and New Year holiday cottage offers

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you seeking Northumberland accommodation for your self-catering break this holiday season? There are some excellent Christmas and New Year offers now available. Find out more!

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How to market a holiday cottage

How to market a holiday cottage

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you an accommodation owner or set to open a B&B, guest house or small hotel. Colin Corlett, marketing manager at booking accommodation website Northumbrian Byways, shares his expertise and gives guidance on how to start and where to begin. In his first article he looks at occupancy rates and pricing.

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Nantucket cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland a wonderful coastal holiday retreat

Nantucket cottage, Bamburgh, Northumberland a wonderful coastal holiday retreat

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a cottage to stay in on the Northumberland then consider Nantucket, in Bamburgh, Northumberland, close to the sea. It is based on the design of some of the old cottages on Cape Cod in the United States and offers a lovely holiday home.

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Roughting Linn Northumberland prehistoric cup and ring marks

Roughting Linn Northumberland prehistoric cup and ring marks

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The mysterious and strangely beautiful cup and ring makes in Northumberland are a part of the North of Britain’s fascinating ancient history. Colin Corlett recently took a trip to Roughting Linn, near Wooler, and discovered rocks thousands of years old with cup and ring marings dating back more than 4,000 years.

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Win two nights for two in beautiful College Valley, Northumberland

Win two nights for two in beautiful College Valley, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumbria Byways, Hethpool House and ThisisNorthumberland are giving you the chance to enter a contest for two nights for two, including breakfast, at Hethpool House in the College Valley, Northumberland.

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Win a copy of The Forgotten Workers film about the Bondager system

Win a copy of The Forgotten Workers film about the Bondager system

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new DVD giving a dramatic portrayal of the book called Bondagers tells the story of the Bondagers and the Hinds who lived and worked in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We are giving you a chance to win this impressive film on DVD. It gives insight into their lives in 1866 when the whole countryside was in dispute over the Bondage System.

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Northumberland’s magic at Stoney Law captured by photographer Duncan Usher

Northumberland’s magic at Stoney Law captured by photographer Duncan Usher

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Duncan Usher is a photographer originally from Northumberland, now based in Germany. He divides his time between the UK and Europe, and regularly returns to Stoney Law, Allendale, Northumberland for holidays. You can see his work here. Find out more about Stoney Law, Allendale. Duncan shares with us the magic of Allendale and Stoney Law, and his love […]

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Northumberland Cottage: Stoney Law, Allendale

Northumberland Cottage: Stoney Law, Allendale

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Looking for a cottage to rent near Allendale? Consider Stoney Law. It sits in the Allendale Valley, Northumberland, with its own sheltered garden, great views and miles of country lanes and quiet walks all around. It is a beautiful place and perfect for writers, artists and photographers.

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Win a Cheviot Hills’ walking book

Win a Cheviot Hills’ walking book

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Northumbrian Byways and Geoff Holland have teamed up to give readers a chance to win one of Geoff’s walking books. The books available to win all focus on the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Find out more about this special place and how you can win on of these excellent books.

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Dog friendly holiday cottages, Northumberland accommodation and your pet

Dog friendly holiday cottages, Northumberland accommodation and your pet

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Points to consider when looking at dog-friendly holiday accommodation, and how to decide if a cottage or self-catering facility will suit your pet.

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