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Valentine’s Day romantic breaks

Romantic Valentines Cottage BreaksAre you feeling loved up? Is 2014 the year for the extravagant gesture for your loved one?

Yes, you’ve guessed it, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and so we need to start thinking about what to get or do for the special people in our lives.

If you are feeling a little short of inspiration this year, and who could blame you after all that effort on Christmas presents, then we may just have a great solution for you…. a romantic break in a country cottage, romantic log cabin or a luxury apartment.

Whether you want a weekend break, a long weekend, short break or holiday a romantic getaway is sure to melt the heart of your other half.  You can choose from a wide range of self catering accommodation (cottages, apartments, flats, lodges, log cabins etc) with great features such as four poster beds, hot tubs and open log fires.

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Perfect time for a Short Break in the Cotswolds, Cotswolds Holiday Cottages

Short Breaks in the CotswoldsThe Cotswolds are one of the UK’s premier holiday locations, attracting some 38 million day visits each year.

The problem with being so popular however is that during the summer all that is wonderful about the Cotswolds, including the pretty villages and beautiful countryside, become a little over-run with tourists and traffic.

So if you are wanting to see the Cotswolds at its best, it’s well worth heading there now, as the tourists have headed back to their working lives. Suddenly you can enjoy the winding lanes, meandering rivers and honey coloured villages in relative peace and quiet.

The Cotswolds are situated in south-west and western England, with a range of hills mainly in the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, although they do extend to include parts of Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Somerset.  It is the biggest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales (790 square miles of it).

Much of its appeal is that a visit to many of the Cotswolds villages is like a step back in time to what England was like before the Industrial Revolution impacted the rest of the country…. postcard pretty village dot the gentle rolling countryside.

The best way to see this beautiful area is on foot, walking the Cotswold Way is a delight, or by bike on those adorable country lanes.

It is perfect for a weekend break, short break or a holiday and particularly through the rest of September and October when the tourism is quiet but the weather is still bright and pleasant.  If you are planning to visit the Cotswolds, what could be better than your own stone cottage with a roaring log fire at the end of the day?  We have put together a list of some super Cotswold Cottages which are perfect for a self catering break.

By the time we had put the list together, we were so won over by the idea, that we booked one for ourselves… can’t wait 🙂

Hot Weather Predicted for Weekend across England

Much of England is poised to be sun-soaked this weekend according to the weather forecasts so why not book a last-minute weekend break or short break in a cottage, apartment or holiday flat to make the most of the last days of summer.

It can hardly come as a surprise that the minute the school holidays are over the weather takes a turn for the better, it’s the frustrating British weather we all know and love.  However, if you still have some holiday left or just want to take advantage of this exceptionally warm weekend then it is worth checking out our September holiday self catering cottages, many available at some excellent prices.

The best of the weather appears to be in the south-east of England and the Eastern side of the country particularly on Sunday.  But pretty much all of England will see plenty of Sunshine this weekend.

Sadly for Scotland and parts of Wales things don’t look quite so bright but the temperatures look good (and who can trust weather forecasts anyway?).

You are in for a great holiday in England this weekend whether you head to a country cottage or a coastal get-away.  If you are heading to the South West of England it is a great time to dig out the body boards and surf boards as there tends to be good waves at this time of year and, if not, there is plenty of time to lay on the golden sandy beach!

We are also pleased that the good weather will last over the last few days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games including the closing ceremony, so hopefully no need for the umbrellas!

If you aren’t able to get away this weekend the good news is that you should be able to enjoy a spot of sunshine in the garden.

Bank Holiday Weather Forecast Indifferent But we can still make the most of it…

 

Ok, the weather forecast for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend are not exactly what we were all hoping for, less Indian summer more British Bank holiday.

However there is no reason to let it get us down and certainly we should take advantage of the last long weekend before Christmas!

We have plenty of cosy cottages across the UK and Ireland to choose from, including many with log fires or wood burning stoves to curl up in front of. Of course our lodges and holiday park accommodation offers you the perfect inside/outside holiday experience so you can make the most of the bright spells or shelter in a warm cabin or enjoy your own hot tub. What’s more the holiday parks have lots of entertainment on over the Bank Holiday weekend whatever the weather.

There is still some availability for the Bank Holiday weekend but you will have to be quick as they are selling out fast.

 

British Grand Prix Weekend Breaks

The summer sporting action is coming thick and fast now with yet another major British sporting event this week as the Formula One motor racing show arrives in the UK.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone Northamptonshire promises high-speed thrills and plenty of glitz and glamour this weekend with first practice beginning on Friday morning, qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

The 2012 Formula One Championship has been one of the most thrilling in a generation with 7 different winners in the first 7 races and a handful of points covering the top contenders. The latest round promises to be just as exciting with 3 British drivers preparing to battle it out in front of their home patriotic crowd.

If you are heading to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and are planning to stay in the Northamptonshire area then it is worth checking out some of the self catering accommodation and cottages close to the circuit.  Click here for more information on weekend breaks.  In fact, why not extend your stay in Northamptonshire or nearby Oxfordshire and have a short break or holiday.

Source: Find Cottage Holidays