Category Archives: Isle of Wight

Visit a Great British Garden

The weather might not be too wonderful at the second but as they say ‘duck and gardeners will be happy with all this rain’.  Well the gardeners gain could well be ours in a few weeks time as many of the wonderful British gardens are in full bloom and open to the public for the summer.

Britain and Ireland are lucky to have a very diverse selection of gardens, with country, city and coastal locations enabling a tremendous variety of planting. So whether you are interesting in seeing some glorious colour flower beds or more interested in well planted grasses, ferns and shrubs you are sure to find a garden for you.

If you want to get out and visit a garden while on a short break or your holiday we have put together a list of over 450 gardens across the UK and Ireland for you to choose from. See Gardens to Visit

Visited a Garden recently?

If you have visited a Garden recently why not tell us about it – post a comment here –  or why not put some pictures on to our Facebook page.  We, and our other visitors, would love to know where you went, what is was like and any tips about visiting.

Garden Owners

If you are a Garden Owner you can add your Garden to our listings for free, simply post the details here or on our Facebook page and we will add them for you.

Thatched Cottage Holidays in England and Ireland

We have just spent a lovely week in East Devon in a village full of ‘picture postcard’ thatched cottages, Broadhembury is a delightful country village and left us wanting to stay in a pretty thatched cottage next time we set off for a holiday.

So we have been through our cottage database and selected some of the top holiday cottages with thatched roof’s not only in Devon but across England (including Cornwall, Norfolk, Isle of Wight) and Ireland (from Donegal to Wexford) for you to choose from.

Thatched cottages come in all shapes and sizes, so if you thought a thatched cottage was only for couples you would be wrong.  There are plenty available that sleep anything from 2 people to 10 plus – so perfect for a family or a group of friends.  What’s more, although they are old it doesn’t mean that there is any loss of comfort, most of these thatched cottages have been fitted out tot he highest standards with some being perfect for a luxury break.

By their very nature, most thatched cottages tend to be tucked away in peaceful country villages, many close to the coast, or in slightly more remote countryside locations.  This makes them absolutely perfect for a break full of peace and relaxation.

See thatched cottages in England and Ireland