Find a home from home this halt-term holiday
26 September 2009
For October half-term, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting 10 per cent savings on the rental of four beautiful barn conversions – all with exposed stonework and beamed ceilings – set around a courtyard just a few miles from the coastal village of Little Haven.
Properties sleep between three and six (18 in total) so are ideal for larger families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together but have their own ‘space’. The complex has a children’s play area and games room, plus barbecue and picnic tables should the ‘Indian Summer’ stretch to the end of October.
As an example of prices, a week’s rental of Gamekeeper’s Cottage (sleeps six) is now £441 (saving £49), while three guests can stay in Shepherd’s Cottage for £306 (saving £33). coastalcottages.co.uk
With over 100,000 hectares of Open Access land and almost 1,500kms of public footpaths to explore there is no better ‘adventure playground’ this Half Term than the Yorkshire Dales National Park – and all for free.
The best selection of holiday homes is from Yorkshire Cottages, who have almost 300 properties on offer, such as 19th century Walden Cottage at West Burton, a two-bedroom cottage sleeping four. Exposed beams, open fire and four-poster bed add character and the week starting 24 October costs £400.
Nearby is newly-refurbished Church View, which now offers leather sofas and a new kitchen as well as a tranquil spot in Spennithorne. Half Term week here also costs £400. yorkshire-cottages.info