Staying in the country side

When you hear the word “holiday” many people think of a beach with blazing hot sun and blue seas. But for many, sea side holidays are only part of it and there are many amazing holidays that can be had in the country side without a bucket and spade in site.

The Cotswolds is one of England’s most beautiful countryside locations and although a stay there may be expensive, the scenery is breath-taking. It is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

The Cotswolds has a lot of history with medieval villages and castles. If you enjoy walking, then this is the place for you. There is a 102 mile Cotswold Way walk that can be completed in sections and will give you a really insight in to why house prices are so high in this area. You can expect to pay half a million pounds for a 3 bedroom house within some of the popular locations.


Devils Bridge Falls

Maybe Devils Bridge Falls is not the best name for this location, as it is more heavenly than hell. Devils Bridge is situated in Wales, 12 miles from Aberystwyth on the A4120. It is one of the world’s top attractions and if you do decide to visit it, you will instantly see why.

The amazing waterfalls have enticed many thousands of visitors since the 18th century and still do to this day. If you are looking for a walk with a differences then this is the place for you. There are two walks that you can do, the nature trail, waterfall and 3 bridges or the punchbowl and three bridges. The Natural trail, Waterfall and 3 Bridges walk is for the more experienced walker and involves some steep treks, it takes approximately 45 mins to complete. The Punchbowl and 3 Bridges walk only takes about 10 mins and is an easier walk. You could always try this one first and then take the longer walk if you are feeling up to a bit of a challenge.

Romantic getaways

Having a romantic getaway can be just what a couple needs. It may be that they do not have much time together due to their day to day lives and taking the time out to spend just the two of you can bring couples closer.

There are many destinations all over the world that are ideal for couples. Depending on how long you want to go away for and how much money you want to spend will help you narrow down the selection.

City breaks are a great way to explore, enjoy night life and know that you have little travelling to do once there. They often offer a variety of accommodation to suit most budgets and have a wealth of activities to do.

Sun, sea and sand breaks are fantastic for relaxing. If you enjoy lazing about by the pool or beach then this type of holiday may be for you. It might mean that you have to travel a little further but a few hours on a plane and you can feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of day to day living.

A caravan by the sea

Caravan holidays can be a lot of fun and are often cheaper than staying in a hotel. A caravan can be a home away from home and allow you to settle in more than you may do in a bed and breakfast or hotel as you will have many of your home comforts around you.

If you are holidaying with small children, a caravan holiday is a great option allowing you to have access to microwaves, separate rooms for a child to sleep in and an area for them to play with their toys. It will allow you to put a child to bed and still enjoy the main living space that you would not get in a hotel.

If you are thinking of holidaying with another family, why not try and get two adjacent caravans meaning that once the children are in bed, the adults can sit out side and enjoy a BBQ and glass of wine without disturbing everyone else.

Caravan holidays used to have a bit of a bad rep at times, but this is long gone and if you want something a little more luxurious then there are many on offer that are state of the art.

Bargain Holiday Deals

If you are looking to stay in a hotel whether it be for business or pleasure, you certainly need to shop around a bit to find the best price. There are some great deals to be had if booking far in advance or if booking last minute. Often people ill book a hotel room directly through the hotel’s website, but there are normally better deals to be had online.

There are a number of sites that show you a range of hotels for selected dates and locations and offer the rooms at slashed prices ( sometimes even 50% less). These sites such as or Late Rooms advertise the rooms at certain hotels for an extremely discounted price and then once sold they charge the hotel a commission.

If you find a room on one of these sites you could even call the hotel direct and ask if they will match or beat the price as you my be surprised how many of them do.