Category Archives: East of England

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

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

Find out more about Castle Keep

Rowan Cottage

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

Find out more about Rowan Cottage

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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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 🙂

Save £50 on Suffolk Holiday Cottage – Beachcroft Cottage in Aldeburgh

You can enjoy a long weekend at the Beachcroft holiday cottage from 28th September to the 1st October and save £50!

Beachcroft Holiday Cottage Aldeburgh Suffolk on Find Cottage HolidaysBeachcroft is a cosy cottage providing a comfortable and homely atmosphere. The 2 bedroomed cottage sleeps 4. The garden includes a summer house and the property is in a good location for exploring the beautiful Heritage Coast.

The closest shop is just 500 yards and even more importantly the closest pub is just 200 yards – perfect!

A recent visitor commented “Very well equipped and comfortable cottage within walking distance of High Street and Beach. Very reasonably priced fresh fish from sheds along the sea wall”

Aldeburgh is a wonderful area of Suffolk that has inspired many authors and poets in the past.  The most famous son of the town is Benjamin Britten who founded the Aldeburgh Music Festival which now has worldwide acclaim and is held every year in June at Snape Maltings.

Beachcroft Holiday Cottage Aldeburgh Suffolk on Find Cottage HolidaysFishermen still pull their colourful boats up on the shingle beach and sell fresh fish from the picturesque huts. The wide, mainly Georgian high street has many attractive buildings whilst the seafront properties all have commanding views of the beach and the North Sea.

Boating is popular on the nearby Alde estuary where a large variety of yachts can be seen at summer weekends.

Find out more details, availability and booking details Beachcroft Cottage.

Olympic Holiday Self Catering Accommodation – looking beyond London

The London 2012 Olympics are just a couple of weeks away and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the London events finding accommodation of any type is hard to come by, certainly at a realistic price. However, don’t despair, you have more options than the pricey London hotels who are making the most of the extra tourists.

The South East region of England has excellent public transport links via rail, coach, underground and tram which mean that it’s as easy to stay outside of London and travel in as it is to get to the venues from a London hotel.

With the main Olympic park to the east of London, East Anglian counties such as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough are within an hour’s train ride of Stratford International.  In the south-east counties such as Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex are also an hour outside of London by train.  To the west of London Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire also offer a quick route in to London.

What this means to you is that rather than concentrating your accommodation search on London you can find some excellent self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and caravans that are superb value for money during this Olympic period.  of course when you are not travelling to and from the Olympics they are also perfect for a short break or summer holiday where you can enjoy the countryside or British coastline.

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Last Minute Deals for Holiday Cottages in Norfolk, SAVE up to £200 on a Norfolk Break

If you are planning a last-minute holiday in Norfolk check out these two cracking deals, but you will have to be quick as they are from this weekend!

  • The Tardis is 2 bedroomed and sleeps 3.  With its own private sunny patio overlooking a long raised lawn with fields and woodlands beyond. Book 14th-21st July 2012 and save £100!! Find out more
  • Smugglers  Retreat is 4 bedroomed and sleeps 8.  It’s a charming semi-detached house over three storeys in a contemporary style yet still with its original features. Book 14th – 21st July 2012 and save £200!! Find out more

Both of these deals look excellent but if this is too short notice for you we have hundreds of other excellent holiday cottages, apartments, place and lodges for you to choose from in Norfolk. Search Norfolk Cottages and Apartments

These offers are via our travel partners Norfolk Country Cottages

Top 5 Last Minute Cottage Breaks for Couples in July

The sun has come out and so we feel it’s safe to say that Summer has arrived and what better way to celebrate than some great last-minute deals on some short breaks and holidays?

There is still has some excellent last-minute availability, and there’s still lots of amazing properties to choose from. Plus, with summer discounts on many properties, you might just pick up a bargain. Don’t delay though as great deals like these won’t be around for long!  (Click the cottage name to see more details)

  • Wisteria Cottage:  Wales. Sleeps 2. 4 Nights from 9th July for £317 (was £347)
  • Stroxworthy Barn: North Devon. Sleeps 2. 4 nights from 9th July for £302 (was £347)
  • Energy at Envirobarns: Lincolnshire. Sleeps 2. 7 nights from 7th July for £448 (was £491)
  • The Rookery: Cheshire. Sleeps 2. 7 nights from 9th July for £427 (was £491)
  • Grooms Cottage: Cumbria. Sleeps 2. 4 nights from 9th July

Wisteria Cottage

To find out more last-minute availability and offers for self catering including cottages, apartments, lodges, holiday parks and even boats call 0844 847 1140.

These offers are subject to terms and conditions with our holiday travel partners, please check the details when clicking through to their website via our booking/more information link.

Top 5 Things to Do in the Last Week of June

Can you believe we are already at the end of June, what has happened to this month? So with just a few days left what can we possibly still squeeze in to this month… where can we go, what can we do??  We have put our thinking cap on and come up with a few things to do over the last few days of June…. feel free to add some more.

  • Henley Royal Regatta. One of the great british sporting traditions the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire is a fantastic day out on the river bank with glass of champagne in hand!  Find out more about Henley Royal Regatta
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed. Not just for motor racing enthusiasts, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex is a fun family day out with the famous hillclimb, rallying in the forest, Grand Prix bikes, supercars, Le Mans winners and Formula One cars. Find out more about Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Royal Norfolk Show. Today is the 2nd day of the country’s largest 2-day agricultural show in Norfolk near Norwich.  The Royal Norfolk Show is a super family day out with so much to do and see… animals of course, but also The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, The British Military Band and Double Harness Scurry Driving to name just a few. Find out more about the Royal Norfolk Show or see more County Shows
  • Visit Bide-A-Wee Garden. This is a great time of year to visit British Gardens that are open to the public.  Perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the sun and we are lucky that there are so many to visit.  We have picked out one, Bide-A-Wee Gardens in Northumberland, a wonderful secret garden well worth seeing.  More about Bide-A-Wee or see more British Gardens
  • Wimbledon. It is difficult to turn on the TV without seeing Wimbledon highlights but why not go there and see it for yourself.  Certainly in the first week there is more opportunity to get in so why not?  More about Wimbledon

So what do you think of this list?  So what else should we be doing in the next few days?  Why not tell us via our Facebook, Twitter or post on our Blog below.

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