Saturday, 29 January 2011

Fun and fresh air at half-term...

It's not long until half term and there's still time to escape to the glorious West Country for some fun and fresh air.

Exploring the coast is an adventure in itself and there are plenty of family attractions in the area with special events to keep you entertained during the school holiday. Here are some ideas for places to stay; you'll be hard pushed to feel bored...

At Goonhavern, two miles inland from Perranporth’s fine sandy beach on Cornwall’s north coast is a large granite, granary barn converted into holiday homes with shared used of a games barn and 10 acres of grounds with a children’s play area. Sleeping four and six, both Beech and Elm have lovely long views across meadows to the sea. (Nearby: Blue Reef Aquarium; Dairyland Farm World)

Up on Exmoor, 2½ miles from the little pebble beach at dramatic Heddons Mouth (pictured above), is Heale Farm Cottage near Parracombe. A roomy family house sleeping five with a shared table tennis games barn and 40 acres of pasture, streams, wild wood and moorland which you are welcome to explore. (Nearby: Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park; Exmoor Zoo)

Or how about this lovely old listed farmhouse in Harleston, a peaceful retreat just over a mile from Slapton Sands in the South Hams? Sleeping ten, it has an indoor swimming pool and 2 acres of garden. You can take the footpath from the house through Slapton Nature Reserve down to the sea. (Nearby: Woodlands Leisure Park; Dartmouth Castle)

View a list of all our holiday cottages available during half term or give us a call on 01647 433593 and we'll help you find the perfect spot.