Category Archives: Weekend Breaks

Last Chance for Easter breaks from £129

If you have left booking your family Easter get-away to the last-minute, don’t panic, there are still plenty of great deals on self catering accommodation with prices starting from just £129*.

Not bad for 4 people sharing on a 3 or 4 night stay, at locations across the UK!  However, you need to be quick as availability is disappearing fast….

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Whether you are heading to the countryside or the beach, lodge and holiday park accommodation is a great choice for Spring, offering a closeness to the great outdoors during the day but with somewhere nice and cosy to spend chilly evenings.

At this time of year many holiday parks also offer on-site entertainment for children which is particularly useful if the weather is not being helpful!

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Of course if you still prefer to head for a holiday cottage or apartment, there are lots of self catering options available for couples, families or groups.

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* Price based on a  Hoseasons 3 or 4 night stay for 4 people sharing between 27/03/15 – 10/04/15. Applies to selected UK lodge locations and specific accommodation types, accommodation only. Subject to availability. Booking conditions apply, see brochure or website.

Pet Friendly Easter Breaks – holiday homes with enclosed gardens

Dog friendly holiday homes for EasterIf you are planning a family break over the Easter Holidays and you want to take your dog with you, there are lots of great pet-friendly self catering properties available across the UK.

This is the perfect time to get away too, with blue skies and sunshine it’s the perfect time for the whole family to embrace the outdoors after a long winter closeted at home!

Take a look at some of our selected pet friendly holiday homes that are great for a weekend break, short break or a full holiday.

If, like us, your dog has a tendency to find ways to explore, you can also refine your search to properties with enclosed gardens such as

Cheap Family Easter Cottage Breaks

Cheap Easter cottage breaksIt’s time to get egg-cited as the Easter school holidays are nearly here! And, with blue skies and sunny weather in the UK this could be the perfect time to book an Easter get-away.

Whether you are looking for a free range cottage in the country, want to head for an egg-cellent coast, countryside or hunt for the Easter bunny on a city break there are still some cracking deals to be found!

OK, enough of the very bad puns, I promise!

If you have a 2-3 week Easter break to fill with the kids then a short break or a holiday is great value.  There are a great choice of cottages, apartments, lodges and mobile homes at locations across the UK with accommodation available, start your Family Break Easter Hunt here»

 

Easter holiday lodges from £200

Easter holidaysWith Spring and Easter just around the corner it finally feels like the time to book  our first UK holiday of the year, but what should be do?

As we want to save a lot of holiday fund for the summer, we are planning to head away in a holiday lodge or log cabin. Perfect for families of all ages and sizes, a lodge offers comfortable accommodation with the countryside right outside your window/door.

What’s more our dog loves it too, being able to wander in and out as they want, a joy after the winter months of being locked down to keep the cold out!

While we quite like getting away from it all in a lodge deep in countryside, we also quite like heading to established holiday parks with lodges as many of them run kids activities throughout the Easter holidays whatever the weather…. perfect!

The good news is that there are some great deals around for this Easter and we have found a whole selection with prices starting from less than £200.  Search for Easter lodges »

Cheap February half term family breaks

February half termIt’s hard to believe, as we have all only just returned to work/school, that the February half term is fast approaching! 

Don’t get caught with nothing planned, why not make the most of the February half term with a family getaway?

Have great days out together, then enjoy a relaxing meal and card/board games in front of a cosy fire.

With thousands of self catering cottages, lodges and apartments across the UK & Ireland to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect place within reach of the attractions and activities you want to see.

What’s more, it doesn’t need to cost you a fortune…. there are 3 night February half term lodge breaks from £99*, 7 night cottage breaks from £288.

Browse for some great February half term self catering using the links below:

* Prices quoted were available on selected properties at the time of publishing.  Accommodation only – including online booking fee, based on UK stays departing 15/02/14. Subject to availability, operator booking conditions will apply.

Self catering cottage deals, offers, discounts and voucher codes

Find Cottage Holidays has launched a new section on its popular website featuring offers, deals, discounts and voucher codes from leading providers and independent owners in the UK and Ireland.

The offers deals and vouchers page will highlight a range of self catering including cottages, holiday parks, lodges, apartments, and boat holidays across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Current offers include:

  • Save 20% on winter cottage breaks
  • Festive lodges and log cabins from £99
  • Cosy winter breaks from £284
  • Autumn lodge breaks from £149
  • Christmas and New Year city breaks from £55

Plus lots more.  See more deals and offers »

Suffolk self catering in Stowmarket at Leys Farmhouse

Leys Farmhouse Annexe, Stowmarket SuffolkIf you are looking for a self catering break in the Stowmarket area of Suffolk, then take a close look at Leys Farmhouse Annexe.

This 1 bedroom bungalow it is perfect for a romantic escape or for parents with a young child (in a cot).  The property has central heating, wi-fi, parking and an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer.

If you want an outdoor, active, rural break this area is perfect with fishing, pony trekking, walking, golf and cycling all close by.

Feedback about the accommodation is equally positive including:

“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your clean and comfortable annexe. thank you for also providing the baby cot and high chair for our grandson.Most helpful. Would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. With thanks.”

“Excellent accommodation in a lovely area. all we could possibly need for a relaxing break. The wonderful Indian summer was a bonus.”

Find out more about Leys Farmhouse on Find Cottage Holidays »

Self catering in Bridgwater Somerset

The sun is out, the skies are blue, time for another holiday thought.  So how about a self catering cottage break in the lovely Somerset town of Bridgwater?

The town of Bridgwater has plenty to interest visitors including shopping, historic buildings and an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs.  Also an annual Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival takes place in November.

Cheddar is only a few miles away as is Glastonbury, home of King Arthur and pop festivals.

The fascinating wetland areas surrounding Bridgwater are internationally renowned for wildfowl and wading birds.  Nearby Shapwick Heath has an excellent wetland nature reserve.

Check out self catering breaks in Bridgwater

Short breaks in Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

We love recommending places for you to go and stay in the UK & Ireland but today we are recommending somewhere we used to live, Skipton, in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.

Skipton , Yorkshire DalesWell placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, the town of Skipton is also close to York, the Lake District and the West Coast.

This lovely market town has plenty to offer visitors and boasts an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts on either side of the high street.

Visitors can enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit the Embsay Steam Railway, which offers regular steam train excursions throughout the weekend and is just a mile away.

Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available close by and the region is known for its effective public transport.

Skipton is a bustling market town and a hub for nightlife at the weekends.  If you crave city life, Skipton is jus a short car/bus/train journey to what is one of the UK’s loveliest regional cities – perfect for great shopping, eating and entertainment.

We loved it there, so why not check i out for yourself?  See self catering in Skipton

Perfect for a half term break: Combe Martin, Devon, England

With the October half term nearly upon us, we think that Combe Martin in Devon will keep the whole family happy on a short break – seaside, Exmoor, North Devon…need we say more?

Located on the border between Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the picturesque settlement of Combe Martin.

This little seaside resort, with a wide variety of amenities, is a great attraction for locals and visitors, and is home to a very popular beach. Lynton and Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are all within easy reach.

There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens close by, offering unique insights into local history. Woolacombe beach is close by and is an excellent place for surfing, whilst the South West coastal path passes within a mile for those who love rambling.

So plenty of places to burn off energy, lots to explore and see… for a family getaway it’s just about perfect, so what’s stopping you?  Here is a few places to stay to get you started but there are plenty more for you to choose from… self catering in Combe Martin