Category Archives: Christmas Breaks

Perfect base for a family holiday: Aberystwyth, Mid Wales

It may be Halloween, but we don’t want any rights on holiday or a short break, so today’s recommendation is the university town of Aberystwyth.

Lying on the west coast of Wales, it is a thriving metropolis of shops, restaurants, pubs and tea-rooms. This vibrant location also has museums to explore, excellent cinema and is home to the National Library of Wales.

A typically Victorian promenade lines the seafront and the cliff-top ruins of Aberystwyth castle dominate the entire town.  A wealth of attractions are designed to entertain and inspire visitors to explore further afield.

The scenic 20-mile cycle route and footpath on the Ystwyth Trail follows a wonderful woodland and river path and links Aberystwyth to Tregaron.  A trip on the Steam Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge is a great way to visit the falls.

The seaside resort of Borth is seven miles away with three miles of sandy beach and the ‘Animalarium’ to keep all ages amused.

With so many attractions, the castle, Welsh craft centres and stunning countryside to explore, this is a perfect base for a family holiday.

Check out some great Aberystwyth cottage breaks

Christmas & New Year cottage breaks

Why not do something a little different this year and getaway for a Christmas or New Year break?

Whether you fancy bracing fresh air on the coast or frost-white fields in the countryside a cosy cottage break is the ideal way to celebrate a family Christmas or to party in the New Year.  What better way to get in to the festive spirit than a bit of Christmas shopping in the pretty village stores or just hanging out at a friendly coffee shop and watch everyone else rush around buying their last-minute gifts!

Across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland there are just so many perfect places for a Christmas short break, for a couple, family or large group of friends… so take a look at some great ideas on our Christmas selection

If you are looking for a great place to bring in the New Year then head for one of the our city breaks where you are bound to find some great party celebrations.

 

£200 Off this Christmas Break at Thurleston Beach South Devon

If you are looking for a festive getaway, then there are still some sensational offers available – it is not too late to book your Christmas break in South Devon yet, but hurry!

Save £200 on 5 Thurlestone Beach, South Devon
Save £200 on 5 Thurlestone Beach, South Devon

SAVE £200 on a Christmas Week at 5 Thurlestone Beach (sleeps 6)

£200 off the Christmas week commencing 21st December at this luxury pet friendly, VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded property, boasting fabulous views across the South Devon countryside and out to sea. The property has a spacious open plan living area, with plenty of space for a Christmas tree and decorations, which are provided.Now £857.50, plus enjoy a FREE Riverford Organic Holiday Box on your arrival.

Find out more about 5 Thurlestone Beach

Enjoy a great value Christmas and New Year holiday cottage for all the family

Eeeek, Christmas is just over 5 weeks away and so time is running out if you fancy booking a family escape for the festive break.

If you are planning ot get-away but are looking for some inspiration, here are a few suggestions in the beautiful and tranquil Suffolk:

The Nutshell at AldeburghThe Nutshell, Aldeburgh 

*4 Star *Sleeps 4 *Situated in the town centre

*Save £102 off the standard brochure rate wc Friday 21st December 2012*
*Save £102 off the standard brochure rate wc Friday 28th December 2012*

Find out more about The Nutshell

Lavender Cottage

*Sleeps 6 *Swimming Pool *High Chair *Cot

15% off your Christmas break departing 27th December 2012

Find out more about Lavender Cottage

Stannard Cottage SouthwoldStannard Cottage, Southwold

*Sleeps 5 *Open fire *Dishwasher *Owner is providing a welcome pack with lots of goodies for the Christmas and New Year weeks.

Find out more about Stannard Cottage

Cherish a big family Christmas with a larger property perfect for all the family.

Poppy’s, Southwold

*Sleeps 8 * 3 bedrooms *Pets allowed *Welcome pack *Dishwasher

Find out more about Poppys

Castle KeepCastle Keep

*Sleeps 8 *4 bedrooms *Pets allowed *Coast view *Welcome pack *High chair *Cot

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Rowan Cottage

*Sleeps 8 *4 bedrooms *Open fire *Dishwasher *High chair *Cot

Find out more about Rowan Cottage

Christmas Cottages and Festive Breaks

Christmas cottage breaksNow that the weather has turned decidedly chilly and the clocks have gone back, I think it’s safe to give our first mention to the Christmas holidays.

And, while many people like Christmas at home, a lot of people love the opportunity to escape over the festive holiday break.  we can certainly see the appeal, either with or without the extended family, to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays in a lovely cottage in the country or on the British coast.

A cottage for Christmas can be perfect for couples wanting a quiet retreat but are so perfect for big families all looking to get together in one place that is big enough to take them all.

Let’s be honest, Christmas holidays are not about the rush to see holiday attractions and theme parks, they are much more to do with staying  in with your friends and loved ones – with the occasional walk to get some fresh air and exercise.  Which is why getting away makes such perfect sense and so to help you find a cottage for you this December, Christmas and New Year we have put together a couple of list that you will find useful:

Getting Mixed Signals

It’s been a strange week so far, winter weather conditions one moment, blue skies and sun the next, but it’s clearly not just me that is confused judging by my mail  in-box.

So far I have been offered some great discounts off sunglasses, holiday discounts for October half term and in my local supermarket I was confronted by row upon row of Christmas special offers!

So which ‘urgent’ need should I be addressing first?  The up and coming school half term, our Christmas plans or our 2013 summer holiday!

I don’t know about you, but I am not quite ready to write off 2012 yet, after all it’s only the beginning of October.  And, there are still things to look forward to including Halloween, Bonfire Night (and Fireworks), a number of music festivals and events, and of course the prospect of many cosy nights in. I still see plenty of opportunities for an October short break, a November get-away and a December holiday – but then I am all about the holidays!

Author: Holiday Junkie