Category Archives: Wales

Easter Hot Tub Holidays from £199*

Why not enjoy a self catering Easter break with an extra bit of luxury, your very own hot tub at your cottage, lodge or apartment?

And with prices as low as £199* for 4 people sharing on a 3 or 4 night stay the added luxury doesn’t come with a price tag to match!

BOOK AN EASTER HOT TUB BREAK NOW»

We have some excellent self catering holiday homes with hot tubs across the UK (search  England, Scotland and Wales) in both countryside and coastal locations and of all shapes and sizes – so you can find something whether you are travelling as a couple, family or group.

 

* Price based on a 3 or 4 night stay for 4 people with Hoseasons sharing between 23/03/15 – 13/04/15. Applies to selected UK lodge locations and specific accommodation types, accommodation only. Subject to availability. Booking conditions apply, see brochure or website.

Where to head for a countryside summer holiday or spring break… AONB?

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.

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

Luxury Cottages and Apartments in South West England, Isle of Wight and Wales with Blue Chip Holidays 0844 704 4966. Save 15% in October

Blue Chip Holidays 0844 704 4966If you are looking for a fantastic luxury break in October then you should check out our selection of holiday accommodation in Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, the Isle of Wight and Wales.

In association with travel partners Blue Chip Holidays you can choose from traditional cottages to luxury town houses, or how about converted Victorian villas and modern apartments.  Characterised by luxury fittings, sea, river or countryside views, en-suite bathrooms and excellent locations, it will come as no surprise that most of this self catering accommodation is 4 star or 5 star.

If you are not sure where to head take a look at our luxury holiday selection for some great ideas and then you can check availability and book online.  If you are looking for something last-minute simply call for the latest availability and some great last-minute deals on 0844 704 4966.

What’s even better news is that Blue Chip are currently offering 15% off selected October holidays, call to find out more.

Winter weather, check out some holiday cottages with Wood Fires

Cottages with Open Fires and Woodburning StovesOh my, the weather in the UK would appear to have bypassed Autumn and gone straight to Winter in the last few days.

As I look out of my window I can see horizontal rain, trees bending over in the gale and lake sized puddles… not quite the start to Autumn I was hoping for.  But never mind, I am sure it will pass soon 🙂

In the meantime, I think now is a good time to check out some holiday cottages and lodges that have open wood fires to curl up in front of or maybe a wood burning stove to keep the chill off.  We have a super selection of self catering accommodation with open fires across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and so there’s no excuse not to get away.  Check out cottages and apartments with open fires or wood burning stoves.

Although the weather is cooler, and damper, there is still lots to do and see across the UK and Ireland – so don’t let the weather put you off, just remember to bring your wellies if you are heading in the countryside!

Reality check kindly provided by National Football Teams

After Andy Murray did so well to extend the wonderful summer of sport we wondered when it would all stop.

Could this really be the new way, British sports people routinely ruling the roost?

Erm, NO.

But thanks to the football teams of England, Scotland and Wales for doing such a great job of letting the air out of the British sporting balloon.

Oh well, I am going to pretend the football didn’t happen and focus on our successful Olympians in Strictly Come Dancing instead!

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August Bank Holiday Cottage Breaks – Self Catering Weekend Breaks

 

It’s nearly time for the last of the great British Summer Bank Holidays, with the popular end of August long weekend being your last chance in 2012 (well apart from the Christmas break).

So if you want to make the most of the extra long weekend and make the most of the weather why not take a self catering cottage break in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

Even though this is a popular weekend to be away, being that it coincides with the end of the school holidays, there is still some great bargains and late availability for self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and bungalows.

In fact there are some great deals on budget and luxury breaks whether you are looking for a couple, family or group August Bank Holiday escape.

However, don’t wait long, there is not long left and accommodation is selling out fast.  Take a look at some August Bank Holiday Self Catering

 

Cottages for Couples… Short Breaks Weekend Breaks Summer Holidays

The school summer holidays may be approaching but that doesn’t mean it’s only families that are looking for a short break or holiday, so here is a super selection of cottages and apartments ideal for COUPLES this summer.

Whether the two of you are looking for a country escape, a relaxing coastal break or a pet friendly cottage, we have made it easy fo you to find all of the best self catering accommodation that sleeps two.

From the Highlands of Scotland to the English West Country, from the Welsh hills to the Irish countryside, from the Lake District & Peak District to the Cotswolds, you will find holiday homes that will meet all budgets, whether you are looking for a luxury break or a cheaper holiday base, with accommodation for couples ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges, chalets and mobile homes.

Of course if it’s a romantic get-away you can choose from self catering with open wood fires to curl up in front of or those with hot tubs or four-poster beds.

A couple’s break isn’t all about the romance though, so if you are looking for an active holiday with lots of walking, cycling or watersports near by you will find this self catering accommodation provides a great holiday base.

Take a look at our self catering for couples

 

Source:  Find Cottage Holidays

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.

Static Caravans and Mobile Homes for Short Break and Holidays in England Scotland and Wales

At this time of year finding availability at the cottage you want or in the precise area you were looking at can become a bit more challenging, after all some of the very best self catering cottages can be booked quite early. 

Even though we have some 13,000 holiday cottages and apartments for you to choose from once we get in to the summer finding the right place for you can be less easy.

If this is the case then it is well worth considering a static caravan or mobile home on a UK holiday park. If you have never considered staying in a holiday home previously it is worth saying that there is a good range of high quality self catering accommodation available that will work for couple, families and even groups.

Don’t let the word caravan put you off, in reality the static caravans are large mobile homes with permanent water and electric connections, with all the facilities and services you would expect in a cottage or apartment including heating, fridge/freezer, oven and hob, toilets (often more than one), showers, sinks, comfortable beds etc. In fact many are often described as lodges such is the overlap in the self catering descriptions these days!

This type of holiday home accommodation can usually be found on holiday parks which means that you can also get access to some great facilities and services such as swimming pools, bars, adult and kids entertainment, gyms, spa, restaurants and lots more all close to your accommodation.

We have added a selection of quality static caravan and mobile homes across England, Scotland and Wales to our Find Cottage Holidays website to offer you an excellent choice. See Static Caravans and Mobile Homes

 

Source: Find Cottage Holidays