Category Archives: May Breaks

Perfect base for a family holiday: Aberystwyth, Mid Wales

It may be Halloween, but we don’t want any rights on holiday or a short break, so today’s recommendation is the university town of Aberystwyth.

Lying on the west coast of Wales, it is a thriving metropolis of shops, restaurants, pubs and tea-rooms. This vibrant location also has museums to explore, excellent cinema and is home to the National Library of Wales.

A typically Victorian promenade lines the seafront and the cliff-top ruins of Aberystwyth castle dominate the entire town.  A wealth of attractions are designed to entertain and inspire visitors to explore further afield.

The scenic 20-mile cycle route and footpath on the Ystwyth Trail follows a wonderful woodland and river path and links Aberystwyth to Tregaron.  A trip on the Steam Railway from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge is a great way to visit the falls.

The seaside resort of Borth is seven miles away with three miles of sandy beach and the ‘Animalarium’ to keep all ages amused.

With so many attractions, the castle, Welsh craft centres and stunning countryside to explore, this is a perfect base for a family holiday.

Check out some great Aberystwyth cottage breaks

SAVE 15% on Short Breaks in Cornwall Devon Dorset and Somerset

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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SAVE 20% on Cottages in Cornwall Devon Dorset and Somerset

Have a fabulous holiday cottage self catering holiday in April and save up to 20% off a super cottages and apartments in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Find Cottage Holidays and Blue Chip Holidays are offering you a 20% discount code on holidays of 7 days or more 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 for self catering ideal 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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Large Luxury Cottage in Devon – Barnstaple cottage sleeps 12

Priory House is the only way to spend your holiday in the South West with family and friends.

Priory House in DevonIt’s impeccably furnished and decorated offering a superb luxury holiday in the South West. It’s also very well equipped even with plenty to keep you entertained such as table football, DVD player and Broadband for those nights you wish to stay in.

The property is set within 3.5 acres of unspoilt countryside giving its guests seclusion and privacy yet still only two miles from the market town of Barnstaple.

If that’s not enough to convince you how about….

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Broadband
  • Travel cot
  • Pets welcome
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Ensuite
  • Ipod dock

Priory House is perfect for a large family or group of friends this summer, find out more about Priory House or about other large properties in Devon

Happy St George’s Day – what to do and where to stay

Well it hasn’t exactly started as the brightest and warmest St George’s Day but we do hope that whatever you are doing on this special day that you have a great time.

If you are looking for something to do this St George’s Day, whatever the weather may hold, we have put together a list of top tourist attractions across England.  There are lots of things for couples, families or groups to do from historic houses and castles to theme parks and zoos.  Take a look at some English holiday attractions

We think St George’s Day is the best time to think about the very best of England and so we have put together a list of selected self catering cottages, apartments and holiday flats across England – from the Northumberland Coast and Yorkshire Moors to the Cotswolds and West Country.  You can even find plenty with open fires or wood burning stoves so that you can be snug and warm even if the dire May weather forecasts prove to be right!  See a great selection of St Georges Day English self catering cottages and apartments

If you can’t get away for a last-minute break this St George’s Day then why not use the time to plan a May Bank holiday get-away, remember we have an extra long break this year with Diamond Jubilee weekend providing an extended break.

Devon County Show Self Catering Cottages

The Devon County Show is a fabulous celebration of all that is great about the British countryside and one of the best days out in Devon. The 2012 Devon County Show is being held between the 17th May and 19th May at Westpoint, Exeter.

It promises to be a great year with all the activities you would expect at a county show, including competitions, arts and crafts, livestock, learning about animals & the countryside and, this years star attraction, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Yes, the Mounties are going to be there and it’s one of just 2 appearances they will be making in the UK in 2012 – the other is the at HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

It’s perfect for a family day out with up to 3 children allowed in for FREE for each paying adult!  It’s also worth buying tickets in advance to save some extra pennies on admission!

So if you have been inspired by Kirstie Allsop’s TV programmes (like we have been) on entering a County Show competition or just want to have a really fun day out then check out the Devon County Show.

Find out more about the Devon County Show and Self Catering Accommodation

The Devon County Show is close to the May Bank Holidays so why not take a short break or holiday and enjoy a superb break in Devon.  We have a great selection of self catering cottages, holiday flats and apartments in Devon that will be a perfect base for seeing the Show and visiting other attractions in the county. See Devon Holiday Cottages

10% Discount on May Cottage Holidays in the West Country

You can get 10% Off a cottage holiday to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset in May if you book with our holiday partner before the end of April.

Choose from a superb selection of self catering cottages, holiday flats and apartments in the South West of England and, using our special code, you can get an extra 10% off.  See the webpage for more information and full terms and conditions: 10% Off Holiday Cottages in the West Country this May

Alternatively, see all of our current holiday cottage special offers and discounts