Friday, 5 December 2014

The Collingdale Guesthouse, Ilfracombe, Devon

For those looking for a Devon holiday at a Guesthouse/B&B, why not consider The Collingdale Guest House, which is an award winning, AA four star, Bed and Breakfast in Ilfracombe, that offers affordable, quality accommodation.

This accommodation is perfect for those who love walking as the Collingdale is beautifully situated directly on the South West coastal path, with miles of uninterrupted views across the harbour and Damien Hirst’s sculpture ‘Verity’ and magnificent cliff top scenery of Hillsborough Nature Reserve.
This Devon Guesthouse is ideally located, as it's just a few minutes’ walk to the beautiful historic harbour with its excellent selection of restaurants, cafés, shops and galleries and the ferry to Lundy Island. The town centre, Landmark Theatre and famous Tunnels Beaches are also within easy walking distance.

The guesthouse has nine guest bedrooms, six of which have the stunning sea views, two of rooms having balconies on which to sit and enjoy the scenery.

After a happy day exploring the area, you can enjoy the guest lounge, with its sumptuous leather chairs and sofas, it provides a pleasant relaxed atmosphere to sit and read, play a board game, watch television or just sit and enjoy the views.

Relax in the cosy bar where a good selection of beers, wines and spirits including single malt whiskeys and fine brandies are available for you to enjoy.

And of course the most important part of the day - breakfast! Start the day with the Collingdale's delicious “Award-Winning” breakfast which is freshly cooked to order using handmade sausages, thick cut bacon and free range Exe Valley eggs and a good choice of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurt. There are lots of vegetarian options available at our Guest House, including a “Meat Free Full Devon”. Alternatively, why not try something from the sea with kippers or locally caught natural smoked haddock served with a poached egg?

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Friday, 28 March 2014 B&B Guesthouse Newquay, Cornwall

Fab guesthouse in Newquay, Cornwall. Fancy learning to surf? They can book you in for surfing lessons with their local surf team!
Tregella is a well appointed guesthouse noted for their excellent full English breakfast which is served in a spacious dining room with breathtaking views over Towan Beach. The Guesthosue offers value for money and a warm & friendly welcome in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Tregella prides themselves on clean and comfortable bedrooms, all of which have been decorated to a high standard and provide all of the usual extras you come to expect from a quality guesthouse.
Couples, families and small groups are welcome. On-road parking is also available for guests.
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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Cider Making Activity Weekends Brittany

Gorgeous holiday rental in rural Britanny near the town of Melrand and close to the chateaux towns of Pontivy, Josselin, and Vannes and the beautiful fishing port of Auray called St Goustan.  Apple Orchard boasts its own private 1 acre garden with an orchard of over 70 trees planted in lines, which in spring and summer form green tunnels of natural shade adding a wonderful ambiance when dining al fresco.

Cider Producing Villa in Britanny, France, with Pool and enjoying rural views – 40mins To Beaches Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) plus Double Sofa Bed, Z Beds & Cots

Activity Weekends
We run practical cider making activity weekends during September and November for couples or parties from 2 to 6 people.  Your stay can then be extended on a B&B basis for up to a further 4 days if you wish to relax and explore the area and chateaux towns.  By the end of this course you will have learned the process of cider making and apple juice production and will have produced a 6 bottle case of pasteurized apple juice – with personalised labels – two demijohns of fermenting cider and an attendance certificate to take home with you.

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Orchard Cottage B&B near to Bath and Bristol

If you are looking for a lovely private Bed and breakfast close to Bristol and Bath, Orchard B&B is set adjacent to Pucklechurch conservation area; and offers a completely private and beautifully decorated Duplex Apartment with its own entrance and free parking.
Available for B&B or Vacation holiday let rental.
Apartment includes a private lounge with designer furniture including 32″ Internet connected LCD TV, Leather sofa, Bistro coffee table and Leather swivel chairs, Fridge and Tea/Coffee making facilities.
Entertainment includes: Free Wi-Fi, Sky+, DVD player (inc selection of DVD’s), iPad Dock.
Take the stairs to the Bedroom which is beautifully furnished with a Leather Double Bed ** Now with Mulberry Silk-Filled Pillows **, Open wardrobe, Large LCD TV, Ipod charger, Luxury fully tiled en-suite shower-room, Round window with wonderful view of conservation area barn.
The Apartment is suitable for Adult Single/Couples only.
Price includes FREE breakfast of Fruit, Yoghurt, Cereals, Juices, Toast with Preserves, Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate.
Bed and breakfast near Bristol and Bath - Orchard Cottage
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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Mayfield Bed and Breakfast, West Grafton, Marlborough, Wiltshire

For a wonderful bed and breakfast in Wiltshire, consider staying at The Mayfield B&B: Dating back from the 15th Century and oozing with history, the house stands in the centre of its own grounds situated down a no through road, so it is a little haven of peace and tranquillity. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court which can be used by the guests to liven up a summer evening.  Enjoy a delicious English Breakfast made with local home grown produce and a two or three course dinner, by request.

For the ideal getaway, you will love The Mayfield's location, the hamlet of West Grafton is 7 miles south of the famous market town of Marlborough, Wiltshire and 7 miles west of Hungerford, which is in Berkshire and is well known for its beautiful antique shops. There is so much to see and do in the area, the bed and breakfast is ideally located being close to many famous landmarks and towns, and under half an hour from such places as Stonehenge and the famous stones of Avebury and within an hours drive of Bath, Salisbury, Oxford and Heathrow Airport. It is right in the centre of the mysterious crop circles and the famous White Horses which are carved into the hillsides.

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Glamp Your Way Around the World

Camping isn’t for everyone: waking up in a damp tent, with wet canvas touching your hair, not enough room to swing a mouse, and an instant sauna as soon as the zip goes up, it’s understandable why people opt for a

structure made from bricks to shelter them. However, hotels can get stuffy, B&Bs aren’t cheap, and the best

way to explore your surroundings in any country, is to be immersed within them, so say hello to glamping: your new favourite holiday.


Atlantic Surf Pods – Cornwall, UK

For something in between tent and hotel, the wooden eco surf pods are perfect for people looking for an

environmentally friendly holiday, with a few home comforts. Nestled on the Atlantic coast, with access to surf,

sea and sand, these pods put you under the stars, in the perfect location.

Shepherd Huts – Worcestershire, UK

Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with a stay in a shepherd’s hut, in the rolling

countryside of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. Stay secluded in your own corner, with enough luxuries to

keep you happy, and stroll into the town in the evenings, for rustic pub meals and light entertainment. Simple,

wooden and private, the shepherd huts hide you away from modern life.

Safari Tents – Aquitaine, France

Hidden in the south of France is a perfect mix of safari adventure, boho living, and enough niceties to make

you feel as though you could stay forever. Stroll through the remote French valleys, laze around by the pool on

hammocks, or go for endless bicycle rides. Within an airy canvas, the only sounds you’ll be able to hear is the

distant rumble of tractors, cows, and wake up calls from resident birds.

Mongolian Yurts – County Westmeath, Ireland

Imported from Mongolia, these yurts offer you the best of the Irish countryside and a full camping experience,

without having to spend your holiday crawling around on your knees. Mix the double beds and the hot showers,

just a short walk away, with outdoors eating, communal areas, and staying in a remote campsite, and you’ve

got the ideal glamping combination.

Rancho Rustico – Andalucía, Spain

Live like a real ranch hand in the birthplace of the magnificent Spanish horses, and visit this extraordinary

campsite. With a mixture of pods, bell tents and wagons, camping has never been so eccentric, or so comfy.

With miles and miles of unfenced countryside, and views inaccessible by car, make the most of your

surroundings with treks on the legendary Andalucian horses, knowing you’ll be coming home to a bed, the

sound of the horses grazing overnight, nestled between rolling hills.


Serengeti Migration Camp – Tanzania

With just a sheet of canvas separating you from the wondrous sights of the Serengeti’s migration path,

glamping has never been so breath-taking. Like the landscape, the tents are like nothing you’ve seen before: a

bed, a writing desk and sofas make up the interior, along with an en-suite shower, powered by solar energy. In

this hidden paradise, you’ll be able to take in fantastic, awe-inspiring scenes, while relaxing in a tent made with

every luxury in mind.

Teniqua Treetops – Western Cape, South Africa

Hidden in a beautiful, untouched rainforest in South Africa, is a collection of trees that are each home to a

wonderfully simple room. Live in amongst the treetops, gazing out over hectares of rainforests and mountains,

and share your holiday with birds, butterflies, dogs and horses. With no need for added privacy, shower, sleep

and relax in your tree-house, knowing you’re in a carefully hand-picked site, making no added damage to the

area around you.


Moab Under Canvas – Utah

Located in 40 acres of stunning views, glamping in this part of Utah brings together the desolate, haunting

backdrop of the desert, with luxurious tents, home comforts and hot water. With a range of tents to choose

from, stay as civilised, or as close to nature as you fancy. With the incredible Arches National Park on one

side, and Canyonlands National Park on the other, you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to look at, as well as

where to sleep.

Big Sur Getaway – California

For a real American getaway, head to this site in California, and rent a traditional retro trailer. All of the

trailers on site were rescued from near-abandonment, and refurbished to create a simple, hippie-brilliance that

they are now. Staying in among giant redwoods, take in the mountain views, the pink sandy beach, and the

tranquillity while relaxing in your own space.


Four Rivers Floating Lodge – Koh Kong, Cambodia

Situated on the Thai-Cambodian border, in the Tatai River, is a bobbing pontoon, that houses 12 tents, each

available to stay in. Luxurious as any boutique tent fixed to the ground, or carved into a tree, this aquatic

getaway is perfect for anyone wanting to explore hidden forests, shy jungle animals, or simply relax in a place

of beauty and tranquillity. The floating lodge is environmentally conscious of everything it does, earning its title

as an ecological miracle.

Hintok River Camp – River Kwai, Thailand

Hellfire Pass, once home to a Japanese military camp in World War II, now harbours a different kind of a

secret: a glamping site, for those wanting to explore the incredible Kanchanburi province of Thailand. Whether

you explore the mountain range, or stick to the immediate area, the campsite combines natural beauty with

luxurious tents, to provide an unforgettable experience. Wade in a hot spring pool, or barbecue under the stars in Thailand’s natural paradise.


Nightfall Wilderness Camp – Queensland

Be one of the first to stay in Nightfall’s luxury tents, and revel in a part of Australia forgotten by the modern

world. In the centre of Lamington National Park, surrounded by rapids, waterfalls and lush rainforests, you’ll

be one of six people allowed in this bubble. Soak off in the cool creeks, explore undiscovered tracks, and try

handmade, organic cuisines.

Eco Beach Resort – Broome, Western Australia

Head into the vastly unmanned side of Australia, and get back to nature (without losing life’s luxuries) in these

eco huts. Situated in the Kimberley environment, enjoy everything from admiring the view of the dramatic

Australian landscape, to whale watching in the ocean – located barely more than 100 footsteps from the huts.

Written by Harry Peters of travel company Just The Flight, they are a flight booking company offering flights

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Power Blog

Our new power blog is just what you need to keep your Twitter and Facebook updated, or just to have a lovely blog! Please note, there is a £24.99 annual charge for subsequent year’s to keep your blog.

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Robin Cottage

Pretty cosy cottage set on a sunny hillside with stunning views over a beautiful valley. Complete with its own pond and birdhide, Robin Cottage is perfect for nature lovers, walkers and romantic couples.

Robin Cottage

Little Owl Studio Apartment

New November 2012 Delightful studio apartment, with separate ensuite shower. Superb location on a small common, which has stunning hilltop views. Wildlife garden with its own birdhide. Ideal for couples, bikers, walkers and fishing enthusiasts.

Little Owl Studio Apartment

Wren Cottage

Pretty cosy cottage set on a sunny hillside over a beautiful valley. Wildlife garden complete with its own pond and birdhide, Wren Cottage is perfect for nature lovers, walkers and romantic couples. Pets are Welcome!

Wren Cottage

Friday, 13 September 2013


Built in the 19th Century, Tyddyn Sydney Bach is a delightful garden studio cottage with high ceilings and open wooden beams. It is a Visit Wales 4* grade self catering holiday cottage for two which is set in the secluded, landscaped grounds of a large old cottage. close to the City of Bangor with its Cathedral and University.

Tyddyn Sydney Bach has an open plan kitchen/lounge/bedroom with separate shower room furnished and equipped to high standards throughout. Towels, table and bed linen are supplied.



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Social Media by Email

Set up fee for a Social Media by Email Package. Please note, there is an annual renewal fee of £49.99 thereafter.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

3 Dog-friendly Cottages - Stones throw from Beach

Three quaint fishermen’s cottages, set just a stones throw from the beach. Modernised yet retaining plenty of charachter, the cottages each have two bedrooms and sleep 4 people. Number 1: the most modern of the three, has inverted living accommodation to take advantage of the first floor views and includes a double bedroom as well as one with bunk beds and a single (sleeps 5). Number 2: the smallest of the cottages has a double and a bunk bedroom. Number 3: the largest of the cottages, faces the water and has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Durgan is a small, unspoilt fishing hamlet on the north bank of the Helford River principally owned and managed by the National Trust. The Helford is a yachtsman’s paradise, completely unspoilt with sheltered waters and there is an extensive network of footpaths connecting many of the villages along its shore.

Durgan beach (a stone’s throw from Rose Cottages) is safe for swimming and ideal for boating, windsurfing and sand castle building, and has a slipway.

Glendurgan Gardens (National Trust), just behind the cottages, are open to the public most days and have water gardens, a renowned maze, many interesting trees and shrubs and are highly recommended in the early spring for their stunning azaleas and rhodedendrons. Next to Glendurgan lie Trebah Gardens, a riot of colour and exotic scents in spring and early summer.

3 Dog-friendly Cottages - Stones throw from Beach

Trolver Farm, Penpol, Feock ~ sleeps 8 + dogs

This large farmhouse, a much loved second home, will comfortably sleep eight people. There are four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room and a reading room, a dining room perfect for long, languishing meals, a traditional farmhouse kitchen with AGA, a pretty orchard style garden and plenty of outside eating space.


(The farmhouse has wooden floors in all rooms apart from the kitchen which has a tiled, slate floor. The house is heated by oil-fired central heating and open fires).

Trolver Farm, Penpol, Feock ~ sleeps 8 + dogs

Selangor - Luxurious House - Helford River

Selangor is a detached residence of considerable charm and comfort, occupying a south-facing position on the renowned Bar Road at helford Passage. It has been a much cherished second home for the last two decades and this is apparent by the quality of furnishings and attention to detail.

Spacious living areas, wonderful gardens and gorgeous water views provide a fantastic setting for a family/group holiday. Selangor is just three minutes walk from the calm waters of the Helford River, a favourite of sea meanderers and lovers of tranquility.

All rooms, apart from the bathrooms in this stunning property, enjoy the southerly aspect of the Helford River. The house is heated by oil-fired central heating throughout, with under-floor heating to bathrooms and a log-burner in the sitting room.

Selangor - Luxurious House - Helford River

The Studio, Port navas - Romantic Studio for 2

A warm and cosy retreat for a couple looking for an idyllic waterside abode on the banks of the Port Navas creek. This romantic hideaway has a wood-burner, luxurious shower room, kitchen and bed on a mezzanine platform.

Sitting and dining room: with two seater sofa, table, two chairs and wood burner. Digital TV, wall mounted. Views of the creek.

Kitchen:electric oven, induction hob, tall fridge/freezer and espresso coffee machine. Water views and feature window.

Shower room: with shower, basin and wc.

Mezzanine sleeping area: with king size bed, glazed balustrade and wonderful water views through the trees.

Garden: lawn area for the sole use of The Studio.

Parking: private off road parking next to the cottage.

The Studio, Port navas - Romantic Studio for 2

Tranquil Waters, Cornwall

* Four poster master bedroom

* Contemporary seaside furnishings

* One of the most stunning locations on Restronguet creek

* Far reaching water views

* Pretty 2 acre garden and decking areas

* Access to the foreshore and private quay at its lower reaches, sure to be a hit with children and sailors.

Tranquil Waters, Cornwall

Gorwell Farm - Abbotsbury, Weymouth

Gorwell is a family-run farm, ideally positioned in its own secret wooded valley. It is just two miles from Chesil Beach in West Dorset, on England’s south coast. We have the perfect solution for those wishing for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, without wanting to be too far from the comforts of home.

We offer a range of affordable self-catering accommodation for groups of all sizes: three barn conversion cottages, two Victorian stone cottages, and a detached four bedroom house. Each cottage is furnished to a high standard and comes with central heating, a log burner in the living room, television and video and a well-equipped kitchen with double ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Outside, each has quality garden furniture in its own fenced garden with gas barbeques available.

Gorwell Farm - Abbotsbury, Weymouth