If you are wondering where to head on a summer holiday or a Spring break there is nowhere better to start than checking out our list of the official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
Every place designated an AONB is considered to be of significant landscape beauty ranging from rugged coastline and water meadows to gentle lowland and upland moors – each one of them is a wonderful – perfect for a short break or cottage holiday.
There are 37 AONB in England and Wales, from the Suffolk Coast and Heaths to the Malvern Hills and the Gower Peninsula. Below are the links to our full list of the areas and some super self catering accommodation close by to help you make the most of your stay.
Of course the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are in addition to the British National Parks, that are also perfect for a cottage holiday.
The 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.
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If you are looking for a self catering break in the Stowmarket area of Suffolk, then take a close look at Leys Farmhouse Annexe.
This 1 bedroom bungalow it is perfect for a romantic escape or for parents with a young child (in a cot). The property has central heating, wi-fi, parking and an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer.
If you want an outdoor, active, rural break this area is perfect with fishing, pony trekking, walking, golf and cycling all close by.
Feedback about the accommodation is equally positive including:
“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your clean and comfortable annexe. thank you for also providing the baby cot and high chair for our grandson.Most helpful. Would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. With thanks.”
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely area. all we could possibly need for a relaxing break. The wonderful Indian summer was a bonus.”
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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
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.
Here at Find Cottage Holidays we’re the holiday experts and we are pleased to say that you could still get away on a wonderful break this summer. There is still some availability on some fantastic holiday properties over the August Bank Holiday. Enjoy all the freedom a holiday cottage can give you to guarantee a truly unforgettable break.
Although the summer sales are coming to an end, you can still take advantage of some great savings of up to 20%. With some August bank holiday 4 night breaks for under £299 it’s well worth making the most of the last of the school summer holidays!
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* Hoseasons currently feature a selection of properties across the UK offering reductions of 10% and 20%, based on arrivals between 01/01/13 and 28/08/13. Higher prices feature in the main brochure. The discount applies to accommodation price only.Depending on the popularity of and availability, we can withdraw or extend this offer.
Enjoy a short break in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and save 15% on your fabulous holiday cottage or apartment in April.
Find Cottage Holidays and Blue Chip Holidays are offering you a 15% discount code on holidays of 3-6 days if booked and first day on or before the 27th April.
This super voucher code offer is available on hundreds of luxury cottages and apartments in the West Country, this popular holiday region in the UK. Choose self catering on the coast or in the country ideal for couples, families of all sizes and even properties perfect for groups of friends.
Use the link below to view the self catering accommodation available, the discount links and the voucher code to use at the checkout.
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