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October 4, 2016

Yorkshire Cottages for Half Term Value

Family-sized holiday cottages in Yorkshire are outstanding value for Half Term with a week’s holiday for four from as little as £386 and savings of over £100 on selected properties.

For example, West Cottage in a beautiful, rural spot in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is now discounted for a seven-night stay starting Friday 21 or Saturday 22 October, from £752 to £611, saving an impressive £141.

One of three redundant farm buildings at the top of a rough farm track, West Cottage has panoramic views over Swaledale.  The immediate area offers footpaths for hiking, and the bustling village of Reeth is just three miles away for pubs, shops and tea rooms.

The beautiful stone building, Grade II Listed, accommodates a family of five and the family pet at no extra charge. A double room with ensuite shower and wc is perfect for parents, a second large room has flexible zip’n’link beds to create a twin and there’s a single room.

Sensitive renovation includes limestone flags downstairs and wooden floors upstairs, a wood-burning stove in an inglenook, and a farmhouse-style kitchen/diner.

Other family-sized properties currently still available for Half Term dates include The Waiting Room, a two-bedroom, pet-friendly cottage in the Lune Valley (was £466 for the week starting 22 October, now reduced to £386) and Pretoria Cottage in Gunnerside, reduced from £472 to £402 for a family of four.

Yorkshire Cottages (01228 406701,

October 4, 2016

Save up to 50% on PGL Half Term Breaks for Kids

October half term holidays that stretch the kids in more ways than one are now discounted by PGL so that the more children book, the bigger the saving!

Seven-night holidays start 22 October at six of PGL’s adventure centres in England: Windmill Hill in Sussex, Liddington in Wiltshire, Osmington Bay in Dorset, Boreatton Park in Shropshire, Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire and Winmarleigh Hall in Lancashire.

  • The first child booked saves 30% on brochure prices.
  • When two children are booked onto the same holiday both receive 40% discount.
  • When three children book together, all three are half price!

This means that prices start at just £239.50 per child (instead of the brochure price of £479) when three children enjoy a week of multi-activity fun at Windmill Hill or Osmington Bay.

For the same week, two children would each pay £287.40, and one child pays £335.30.

Shorter half term breaks are also available with savings of 20% – paying £335.20 instead of £419 – on four-night breaks starting 24 October at Liddington and Marchants Hill in Surrey.

PGL operates separate groups for children aged seven to 10, 10-13 and 13-16. Not all age groups operate at every centre.

All holidays include accommodation, all meals, activities, equipment, tuition and caring supervision. All parents have to do is deliver and collect the child.

PGL’s special activity holiday insurance is compulsory when taking advantage of these offers, at £37 per child for a week long holiday.

Terms and Conditions apply: see website for full details and offer codes.

0333 321 2114,


October 4, 2016

Ireland at October Half Term from £399

A family of five can enjoy October half term in Ireland for only £399 in total – including return ferry travel by car – on a five-night break with Irish Ferries.

There are four holiday cottage ‘clusters’ to choose from.

Fisherman’s Grove and Forrest Haven are both in the pretty County Waterford resort of Dunmore East, with beautiful beaches, Hook Lighthouse and the Viking attractions of Waterford City all within easy reach.

Aughrim Holiday Cottages in County Wicklow are set between the mountains and the sea, perfect for forest walks and mountain biking, seaside jaunts and ancient sites such as Glendalough.

Lakeside Holiday Homes are next to the River Shannon where it flows into Lough Derg, with a host of watersports available locally, from fishing to canoeing.

All the cottages are modern and family-friendly with open-plan living/dining spaces, three bedrooms and access to shared outside space.

A five-night stay starting Monday 24 October at any one of these now costs just £399 for two adults and three children under 16, including cruise-ferry crossings from either Holyhead to Dublin, or from Pembroke to Rosslare.

Seven-night holidays starting 22 October are also available from £446 for a week at either Aughrim or Lakeside.

08717 300 400,

October 3, 2016

Autumn breaks from £99 per couple with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Bargain-priced four-night autumn breaks – costing from as little as £99 per couple – have been announced by Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

This special offer, which equates to just £12.50 per person, per night, is applicable at selected cottages – many with snug wood-burning stoves – on stays taken between 5 November and 17 December. This excludes October half-term and is based on two people sharing one bedroom in the chosen property.

Featured cottages include Rhoslanfach, a studio-style first-floor apartment in Llanrhian with glorious sea views from Strumble Head to Abereiddy. This snug property, with its open-plan living area with a wood-burning stove, also has an outdoor terrace with ocean views.

Or, Ty Melyn is a cosy modern terrace house, just a short walk from the bustling centre of the seaside town of Fishguard. There a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops close by, as well as the picturesque harbour and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

For couples who require a separate bedroom, an extra charge of £15 applies, and additional guests at the chosen cottage are charged at £49 each for four nights.

Some cottages may be subject to a modest fuel charge and this special offer is valid for telephone bookings only.

Reservations: 01437 772760,


For more press information please contact Matthew Evans on 01437 772760.  Released by Pat Jacobs at Beacon PR (01572) 748800


October 3, 2016

Family half-term fun in Jersey

For an affordable October half-term getaway, The Mayfair Hotel in Jersey is highlighting four-night breaks from just £199 per adult and only £69 per child, aged between two and 11 years.

This special price, available on a choice of dates throughout half-term, includes return Fast Ferry from Poole, transfers and accommodation with breakfast in a spacious family room.

This family-friendly three-star property offers a wealth of facilities including an indoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, a coffee shop, a restaurant and a games room.

A short stroll leads to the centre of St Helier plus the beach at Havre des Pas and family fun in Jersey includes the Durrell Wildlife Park, The aMaizin Adventure Park, the Creepy Valley Adventure Centre, Jersey’s Living Legend Village and Jersey Bowl.

01534 735511,


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