Category Archives: Coastal Holidays

Hurry…. 25% deposit on Cornish Cottages

There is still time to take advantage of a great 25% deposit offer on Cornish cottage holidays, but you must book by the 1st February 2014 to get it.

Find Cottage Holidays have launched a new wonderful collection of Cornish Cottages – all with this 25% deposit offer – over 250 traditional and modern self catering cottages and apartments available at country and coastal locations across Cornwall.

This collection includes everything from waterside holiday homes and cliff-top cottages with panoramic views, to dog friendly holiday cottages in the country, traditional or contemporary.

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UK cottage breaks from £200 per week

Now is the perfect time to book your summer holiday cottage or apartment, while there is still plenty of great self catering accommodation to choose from.

It’s never easy to find what you are looking for but the Find Cottage Holidays website lets you search for lots of different types of holidays from those near the coast, 5 star rated, pet friendly and even those with hot tubs!

We have also now introduced a new price filter so that you can find self catering that matches your budget – with some at £200 per week or less.  Please use the links below to get started:

Summer holidays in South Devon: Dartmouth is highly recommended

Dartmouth self cateringIf you need something to get you through the winter months then there is nothing better than planning your summer holiday.  

With its warm and sunny summer climate it’s no surprise that the south-west of England is where people flock to each year but where is the best place to head.  Well we can highly recommend South Devon and there is no better place to for an unforgettable family holiday than the gorgeous maritime town of Dartmouth.

Long days can easily be spent out on the water, unwinding on the region’s golden beaches, walking the dramatic coastal footpaths or visiting one of the many historical houses or gardens.

Whatever your interests whilst on holiday, Find Cottage Holidays has an excellent choice of luxury self-catering holiday properties to offer, which can be perfectly matched to suit all your needs.

Take a closer look at what Dartmouth in South Devon has to offer »

January sale: save 10% on holidays in Cornwall Devon and Dorset

January sales for self catering holidaysThe January sales are in full swing and self catering holidays in the UK are no different with some great deals to be had even in this heavy booking time. 

You can find some great deals and offers on our website including 10% off luxury self catering in the south-west of England – Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.  With a great selection of 5 star and 4 star cottages and apartments on the coast and in the countryside available with an extra 10% off it is definitely the time to book.

Find out more about this offer and more by clicking here:  holiday offers »

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

Short break in Cawood, North York Moors and Coast

Today’s short break recommendation is Cawood, the North York Moors and Coast region of the North East of England.

Perfect for an Autumn cottage break, tShort breaks at Wormwood Hill North Yorkshirehe small, picturesque village of Cawood on the River Ouse is situated ten miles from the historic city of York. The village offers a shop, a 12th century inn and riverside walks. York is only a short drive away and offers something for everyone, including the famous minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and the Shambles.

So where should you stay?  Well how about Wormwood Hill which sleeps up to 8…

Wormwood Farm is a character cottage in the village of Cawood, just ten miles from York. Set over three floors, this cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, a twin, a second floor double and a second floor twin with seating area.

The cottage also has a second floor shower room, a kitchen, a dining room and two sitting rooms, one of which has a wood burning stove. Outside there is off-road parking for three cars and a front lawned garden with two patios, furniture and barbecue. Wormwood Farm is a wonderful family property with lots of things to see and do nearby.

Take a look at some self catering breaks in Cawood and North Yorkshire.

Perfect for a half term break: Combe Martin, Devon, England

With the October half term nearly upon us, we think that Combe Martin in Devon will keep the whole family happy on a short break – seaside, Exmoor, North Devon…need we say more?

Located on the border between Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the picturesque settlement of Combe Martin.

This little seaside resort, with a wide variety of amenities, is a great attraction for locals and visitors, and is home to a very popular beach. Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are all within easy reach.

There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens close by, offering unique insights into local history. Woolacombe beach is close by and is an excellent place for surfing, whilst the South West coastal path passes within a mile for those who love rambling.

So plenty of places to burn off energy, lots to explore and see… for a family getaway it’s just about perfect, so what’s stopping you?  Here is a few places to stay to get you started but there are plenty more for you to choose from… self catering in Combe Martin

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.

 

Sussex and Kent Holiday Homes… oast houses and eco friendly to 5 star luxury

Find Cottage Holidays is delighted to unveil its latest collection of holiday homes available in Kent and Sussex, South East England. 

The Freedom Holiday Homes collection offers some great choices from the modern and environmentally sound eco houses to the traditional oast houses of Kent and Sussex.  From 5 star luxury to high quality, great value family accommodation.

What’s more, you can choose from rural locations including working farms to coastal locations with a sea view for couples, families or groups.

Quaint cottage with breath-taking river views from the garden in Kingswear Devon

Milber CottageEnjoy a wonderful break or holiday in South Devon at this charming character cottage in Kingswear.

The delightful Milber Cottage is a 4* Gold rated cottage with 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6.  It’s perfectly placed to reach the beaches and attractions of the English Riviera or you can simply stay in and enjoy the spectacular views over the river to Dartmouth from the tiered patio.

Dating back to the early 1700s, the cottage was formerly a rest house for weary travellers awaiting the ferry across to Dartmouth.

Find out more about Milber Cottage in South Devon »

Dartmouth and Kingswear

Milber Cottage If you have not explored the South Devon areas before, the South West Coastal Path winds round the rugged coast from Torbay, down the steep streets of Kingswear, across the ferry and through the heart of Dartmouth into the picturesque countryside and impressive coastline of the South Hams.

These elegant yachting towns, situated on either side of the River Dart, provide the perfect base for exploring on land or on water, with the open sea a short sail up the estuary and the tranquil charms of the River Dart in the other direction.

The streets of Dartmouth are busy throughout the year with tourists and locals enjoying café society and excellent shopping. Quiet Kingswear provides the perfect base for those seeking peace and quiet with the convenience of Dartmouth only five minutes across the water.