Category Archives: Coastal Holidays

Save £100 on a July Break in Dartmouth Devon

Aboutt Tide Cottage in DartmouthSave £100 on selected July weeks at About Tide – a VisitEngland Five Star awarded property within walking distance of Dartmouth, at the head of Warfleet Creek.

Relax in this chic and contemporary property, or walk into town to explore the boutique shops and art galleries, and enjoy the views of the River Dart.

Guests also benefit from complimentary Dart Marina Spa membership, including an indoor pool and Jacuzzi.

The weeks commencing 5th and 12th July are now £842, if booked before 31st January 2013. Under £21 per person per night, based on 6 sharing.

Find out more about About Tide in Dartmouth

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Valentines Day breaks, Romantic get-aways for February

Romantic Valentines Cottage BreaksChristmas and New Year may have barely passed but it’s not long until the most romantic day of the year!

Right now is the time to start planning that Valentines Day gift for your loved one.

Of course coming up with new ways to surprise that special person in your life can be tricky. But we think, aside from the obligatory flowers, nothing shows you care more than a romantic cottage break for two.

There are some wonderfully romantic cottage break locations whether your dream Valentine Day is snuggled up in a country forest retreat, a thatched olde worlde cottage or a coastal break with sea views.

We have a super collection of romantic cottages and apartments across the UK and Ireland for you to choose from. But if you want to push the boat out just a little bit further then why not consider a luxury cottage – 4 star and 5 star? Or how about a four-poster bed, an open fire to curl up in front of or your own hot tub to share with your partner?

If you are looking for some inspiration for a Valentines Day treat, see our great  selection of romantic Valentines Cottage Breaks

Top 5 North Norfolk Coast Cottage Breaks

Top 5 Norfolk Cottage BreaksNorfolk on the east coast of England has it all… open countryside captured by so many of the great artists, beautiful unspoilt coastline, family friendly beaches and seaside towns, and one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions, the unique Norfolk Broads.

If you are heading to Norfolk, but not sure where to head to best experience the area, we have put together our list of the top 5 north Norfolk Coast Cottage Breaks.  These are the top 5 most booked towns, so find out where people are heading for a cottage break and check out some of the type of accommodation available.

See our Top 5 Norfolk Cottage Breaks

Beat the January Blues

January cottage breaks

The better our Christmas and New Year celebrations are, the harder we fall for the January blues.

New Year it might be, but everything takes on a slightly bleaker look.  It’s not surprising really, one minute you are surrounded by family and friends, eat and drinking to excess and in general having a great time, the next you are confronted by an empty home devoid of decorations with the winter weather ding its utmost to put you off putting a foot outside.

So, if that is how your January usually pans out and you want a change, then it’s time to get something in the diary that will cheer you up through those first few cold days.

Now when it comes to something positive to look forward to what can be better than a holiday or short break?  Now, agreed, it can be chilly in January but that certainly doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop.  In fact, there is something more romantic about cuddling up in front of an open fire or sharing a hot tub with someone special and where better to do that than a luxury apartment, cottage or log cabin?  Or how about a family January get-away on the British coast or in the countryside to blow away those New Year cobwebs.

If you are wondering where to head, well the countryside and coastal regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all offer dramatic and beautiful scenery that is worth exploring.  However, it’s also a great time to go to some of those hugely popular holiday destinations in the UK and Ireland because you get the chance to explore without so many tourists!

So how about Cornwall, Devon and the Cotswolds in the South West, the Lake District in the North West, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District in the North, the New Forest in the south east, Northumberland in the North East, Norfolk Broads in the east, Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia in Wales and the Highlands and Cairngorms in Scotland… to name but a few.

Or is that too much choice?  Take a look at our selection of January cottages and apartments for some more ideas.

£50 OFF Cottages in Newquay Truro Cornwall – Advanced Notice for Find Cottage Holidays Visitors

£50 OFF selected Cornwall PropertiesFind Cottage Holidays is delighted to bring you an excellent offer of £50 OFF selected cottages in Newquay and Truro in Cornwall before it’s available ANYWHERE else.

As voucher codes are quite widely distributed you will often find them repeated in lots of places meaning that the great deals or availability have gone.  However, on this occasion visitors of Find Cottage Holidays have a head start as we have the voucher code and the selected cottages FIRST… before any other website!

So if you check them out now, you can be the first to take advantage of this great offer.

The offer applies to a number of super 4 star cottages in the popular Cornwall towns of Newquay and Truro, find out more about the Cornwall £50 Off offer

 

 

35% Discount on a Southwold Cottage, Suffolk Coast November December Short Breaks

Seaford House, SouthwoldEnjoy a short break on the wonderful Suffolk coast and save a staggering 35% on the cost of a holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and is dog friendly.

It almost sounds too good to be true, but in this case it isn’t.  You can book the lovely Seaford Beach House in Southwold with an incredible 35% OFF the brochure price between the 3-19th November AND the 8-22nd December 2012 (minimum booking of 3 nights).

Seaford House is a large 3 bedroom house that sleeps 6, is family friendly (with cot and high chair available) and is also pet friendly.  It has an enclosed garden with garden furniture and gas barbecue.

Seaford Beach House is a spacious, comfortably furnished detached house situated in a stunning position on the cliff top at Easton Bavants near the pier. It offers sea views from most of its windows and is a stone’s throw away from the beach. It is an ideal retreat from the bustle of Southwold High Street but yet only a fifteen minute walk away. This is an ideal location if you require quiet accommodation with easy parking that is also close to the beach and town centre.

Find out more about Seaford House, check availability and book online

Southwold is a wonderful coastal area in Suffolk that remains largely untouched and unspoilt.  Find out more about Southwold and Suffolk

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What’s on your Family Summer Holiday Wish List?

Summer Wish ListAs the nights draw in, our thoughts have definitely turned to what we are going to do for our summer holiday next year. It’s always a challenge to find a holiday that will entertain and please all members of our family.

So far our plans have taken us right across Europe and back at least twice and yet we still can’t make a decision.  We are very tempted by the thought of the Swiss mountains, all that beautiful countryside, blue lakes and clear fresh air.  But then we would miss the beach, those rolling Atlantic waves have given us some of the happiest holiday memories. Or how about enjoy the wonderful diversity of Britain with a staycation.  Mmmmm, decisions decisions.

Where will next summer find you and your family?  Building sand castles on a sunny beach? Taking a stroll around a sparkling lake, or exploring the valley and village of the countryside?

It’s so difficult to choose which is why we started looking more closely at our wish list for the summer.

  1. Top of our list has to be some sunshine and warm weather
  2. We love water sports and fun so a beach or lake are essential
  3. Swimming pool also essential
  4. Plenty of entertainment to keep every one amused
  5. Somewhere driveable from the UK as we want to people able to explore the area when we get there (so that covers all of the UK and Europe)
  6. Internet access – ok, so not an essential but we do like to interact while we are away!
  7. Mossi free!  Life is too short for constantly applying mosquito repellent.

That’s our list so far, so what is on yours that we should consider?

Save £75 on a Southwold Cottage Break in October 2012

Southwold is on the Suffolk Coast, one of the most unspoilt coastlines in the country, and a hugely popular cottage holiday destination.

Considered a genteel seaside resort without the tacky nature of so many seaside towns, it has a lovely sandy beach, open heathland and a lovely harbour.  Although sedate the town does have a pier, you can take boat rides and enjoy fish and chips.  Also in town is the popular Suffolk brewer, Adnams.

In the holiday season Southwold and the surrounding area can be very busy and so if you want to explore this beautiful area in relative peace and relaxation it is well worth heading there later in the year.

The Saltings, Southwold, SuffolkThere are some great offers and availability on self catering holiday accommodation in October, especially with the October half term approaching, and we particularly like a holiday cottage saving of £75 on a weeks stay at The Saltings in Southwold.

The Saltings, sleeps 5 and has 3 bedrooms, is ideally situated next to the beach with lovely views of the Denes and the River Blyth. It has been transformed by the addition of a conservatory and decking at the rear which make the most of the evening sun and stunning views. All on one level, the property is light and homely, has easy access to the town and is only a short walk from the beach.  Ideal for families, it also caters for young children with the provision of cots and high chairs if required.  Pets are also allowed.  Broadband Internet is also available.

The £75 off Special Offer is due to a last-minute cancellation and it’s available from 19th to 22nd October with a £75 discount. Use the link above to see more information about the cottage break and a link to check availability, confirm prices and book online.

 

Discount Code for Norfolk Country Cottages, Save on Norfolk Self Catering Holidays

Find Cottage Holidays has a special discount code that will get you an EXTRA 5% OFF Norfolk Country Cottages short break or holidays in 2012.

If you are planning a half term get-away with the your family to Norfolk or are simply looking for an Autumn or winter escape in this lovely corner of East Anglia, a self catering cottage, apartment or lodge is the perfect base.  From cosy country cottages to self catering close to the coast and great beaches we have a great selection of accommodation across Norfolk.

We are delighted to offer a special discount code in association with Norfolk Country Cottages, a specialist high quality cottage accommodation provider in Norfolk, on all their range of 400+ cottages, until the end of 2012.

Discount code for Norfolk Country Cottages when used via Find Cottage HolidaysTO USE THE CODE: Simply check out their range of Norfolk Cottages on the Find Cottage Holidays website and click on the Check Availability or Book Online button that will take you to the discount code pages (if you don’t use the link you will not get the code option box). Then when you go to the check out remember to use the code ‘Norfolk12’ in the discount code box and your 5% discount will be applied. The offer valid until 31st December 2012 and can not be used in conjunction with other offers.

You will also find lots more self catering accommodation in Norfolk on our website including holiday cottages, holiday flats, apartments, holiday bungalows, static caravans and lodges. Although these will not necessarily have the discount code they are all extremely competitively priced.

While you are browsing Norfolk accommodation look out for our 5% OFF sticker near the discount code accommodation 🙂

Hot Weather Predicted for Weekend across England

Much of England is poised to be sun-soaked this weekend according to the weather forecasts so why not book a last-minute weekend break or short break in a cottage, apartment or holiday flat to make the most of the last days of summer.

It can hardly come as a surprise that the minute the school holidays are over the weather takes a turn for the better, it’s the frustrating British weather we all know and love.  However, if you still have some holiday left or just want to take advantage of this exceptionally warm weekend then it is worth checking out our September holiday self catering cottages, many available at some excellent prices.

The best of the weather appears to be in the south-east of England and the Eastern side of the country particularly on Sunday.  But pretty much all of England will see plenty of Sunshine this weekend.

Sadly for Scotland and parts of Wales things don’t look quite so bright but the temperatures look good (and who can trust weather forecasts anyway?).

You are in for a great holiday in England this weekend whether you head to a country cottage or a coastal get-away.  If you are heading to the South West of England it is a great time to dig out the body boards and surf boards as there tends to be good waves at this time of year and, if not, there is plenty of time to lay on the golden sandy beach!

We are also pleased that the good weather will last over the last few days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games including the closing ceremony, so hopefully no need for the umbrellas!

If you aren’t able to get away this weekend the good news is that you should be able to enjoy a spot of sunshine in the garden.