Thursday, 2 August 2012

Keep up the 2012 celebrations with an August Bank Holiday getaway…

The Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games have given great cause for celebration… but what next?

That great British tradition, the Bank Holiday, is just weeks away (27th August), so plan a getaway to an idyllic West Country holiday cottage and celebrate our stunning countryside and coastline.

Head to Beaminster near Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and you’ll be perfectly located to enjoy some of the West Country’s best examples of natural history. The unspoilt beach of West Bay and the ancient historic market town of Bridport, complete with cinema and arts centre, are a short drive away and Beaminster’s own busy town centre make it a thriving holiday destination. Pretty Fiddlesticks Cottage has a 30% discount for Bank Holiday week. Sleeps 4. Pet friendly.

Combe Martin on the edge of Exmoor is home to Little Foxes – a peaceful place with terrific views. Rock pools and surfing beaches, a wildlife park and coastal walks, plus golf at nearby Saunton and a nature reserve at Braunton Burrows make this far more than a holiday on the moors. With Ilfracombe just seven miles away, trips to town and across to Lundy Island add to the possibilities. Sleeps 4. Pet friendly.

Boscastle in north Cornwall is a treat for walkers: cliff and wooded valley walks offer spectacular scenery. The low-tide sandy beach at Bossiney has a bigger sister at Trebarwith Strand, which is a good spot for surfing. Fuchsia Cottage, an 18th Century detached cottage at the top of the village, has long views out to sea from its enclosed garden. Perfect for that Bank Holiday sunshine we all have our fingers crossed for! Sleeps 4. Sorry, no pets.

Or how about postcard-pretty Hay Cottage in the South Hams, just under two miles from fashionable Salcombe? There are superb cliff walks near Hope Cove to enjoy and lots of creeks and sandy bays along the Kingsbridge estuary to explore; a tremendous variety of beautiful places and things to see and do in the area. There’s a 20% discount Bank Holiday week. Sleeps 6. Pet friendly.

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