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Royal Ascot next week, book a cottage short break to enjoy the fun

One of the premier sporting and social ocassions in the British calendar, Royal Ascot gets underway next week – Tuesday 19th June.

A uniquely British sporting event where Royalty attends, there is a daily Royal Procession, and the guests turn out in the highest of fashion and style… the day even finishes with singing of traditional songs around the bandstand.

The horse racing is of the highest order, with 18 of the world’s most prestigious races taking place over the 5 days and with some £4.5 million pounds of winnings at stake.

Although Royal Ascot is well known for its fashion and, of course the designer hats on Ladies Day (Thursday), don’t let that put you off.  It’s a great day out even if you just want to observe it rather than be dressed for it!

Whether you are going for one day or a number of days, Royal Ascot is the perfect excuse for a short break.  Set in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Ascot is easily reached from Berkshire and Surrey.  Being only 50 minutes by car or train from central London also makes it within easy reach of London apartments as well as Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent.

You can find out more about Royal Ascot, see a selection of self catering cottages and useful links to B&B, guest house and hotels on our Royal Ascot Cottage Break page.


April… Snooker… time to head to Sheffield

It hardly seems a year since John Higgins triumphed, but this weekend in Sheffield the Snooker World Championships get underway for 2012.

This year promises to be another intriguing tournament with lots of and twists and turns in store over the 17 days of the competition.  There are a host of big names looking to win the crown with last years finalist Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Mark Williams, Mark Allen, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Shaun Murphy and Ding Junhui among the leading contenders for Higgins’ title.

If you are heading up to Crucible to see any of the Snooker Final sessions why not make a weekend or short break of it and stay in Sheffield or surrounding countryside.  We have a selection of self catering apartments in Sheffield which will mean you are close by but if you want something a little more in the countryside why not head further in to South Yorkshire in a holiday cottage.

If you are looking for a shorter stay then check out these hotels and guest houses: