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March 19, 2018

Spring Breaks with Bounce! Waterside Cottages with Activities ‘on tap’.

After this long cold winter, the Spring equinox (tomorrow, 20 March) is more welcome than usual, and Waterside Breaks is highlighting holiday homes with easy access to outdoor activities from water-sports to axe-throwing!

Waterside Breaks is THE one-stop-shop for finding gorgeous cottages, lodges and glamping pods set beside Britain’s most beautiful lakes, lochs and rivers.

“Many of our holiday homes are ideal for active breaks,” says managing director Tim Wells. “Fishing of course; canoeing and other water-sports, hiking, cycling – on and off-road – and even axe-throwing at one location!”

In Perthshire, on the Loch Tay estate guests can not only choose from half a dozen different styles of accommodation, but from a superb range of outdoor activities in a breathtaking Highland setting. The freshwater loch offers fly and coarse fishing plus several options for canoe and boat hire. On land, there’s archery, mountain bikes and quads to rent, and guests can try their hand at canyoning, rafting, hiking, climbing and even deer-stalking in the locality. All activities are at extra charge, for example from £60 for a half-day’s boat hire.

Accommodation ranges from octagonal woodland cabins and ark-like glamping pods, through different sizes of Scandinavian lodge to space-age geodomes.  Many properties boast a private hot tub. The estate’s Boathouse bar and restaurant offers a break from self-catering and all this is magnificently set in 140 private acres rising from the shore of the loch towards the Ben Lawers mountain range, and is less than two hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

PRICES: a three-night weekend this Spring costs from £225 for a simple but stylish two-person geodome. A weekend in a ‘wigwam’ pod with its own shower/wc, kitchen corner, wood-fired hot tub and fire pit starts at £320. A typical three-bedroom lodge sleeping six with south-facing deck for amazing views over the loch costs from £485 for three nights.

Other options include:

Wall Eden Farm in Somerset offers eight lodges on the banks of the River Brue. Activities on-site include axe-throwing (three types of axe can be used under supervision!), rifle or air pistol shooting and archery. There’s cycle and canoe hire, plus fishing in pond or river. Prices for a three-night weekend in a lodge sleeping up to six start at just £349. Activities are extra, for example from £15 per person for axe-throwing.

The forty square miles of the Cotswold Water Park region offer a host of activities, from water-sports on some of the 150 lakes to cycling and hiking. From Easter, an inflatable assault course off-shore from the man-made beach is in operation! The Cotswold Water Park region offers the widest choice of holiday homes, ranging from fisherman’s log cabins to high-end contemporary lodges.

Waterside Breaks, 01252 339020,

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

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Waterside Breaks spokesman is director Tim Wells: 01252 339020 is the UK’s one-stop-shop website for finding self-catering holiday homes on and beside the water. Lakeside, riverside, seaside, Norfolk Broads, Cotswolds Water Park, fishing lodges, glamping pods and boathouses. Many properties have a private hot tub.

March 15, 2018

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire’s Woof Guide, for dog loving families

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting its dog friendly website – – a valuable resource for pet-loving families planning a stress-free holiday with their dog

Not only does the website feature cottages happy to accept pooches, but lists them for their suitability for five categories of pet ranging from pups to pensioners.
It also has sections which features beaches where dogs are welcome, walking route suggestions and restaurants and pubs where four-legged friends are well-received.

Pet-friendly properties include Crofta Cottage (sleeping six) in Little Haven where an outside shower – ideal for washing sand from paws and coats – awaits dogs after walkies on the beach just 100 yards away.  There’s also an enclosed garden and the lounge has an open fire, perfect for snoozing by.

This traditional, detached cottage is just a short walk from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and costs, for example, £669 for a seven-night holiday at the beginning of June or at the end of August.   Up two dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 each.

Other pet-friendly properties include Willowcot Cottage (sleeping two) where dogs are welcomed on arrival with their own ‘hamper’ of treats, towels and blankets.  Owners aren’t forgotten either and are greeted with wine, Welsh cakes and chocolates.

This cosy property, which has an enclosed garden, is in the village of Talbenny in the Pembrokeshire National Park and is just over a mile from Little Haven’s picturesque cove and also close to a number of other beaches.  A seven-night holiday at the end of June is priced at £561 increasing to £750 in peak season.  Up to two dogs are welcome at a cost of £10 each.

Reservations:  01437 772760,


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


March 14, 2018

More villas with private pools on the Cote d’Azur with Vintage Travel

Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, has expanded its portfolio of properties with private swimming pools on the Cote d’Azur with additions including La Villa en Rose, a magnificent house with situated just over two kms from the pretty hilltop village of Bagnols-en-Foret.

The villa sleeps up to nine in five en suite bedrooms and has an immense open-plan living area furnished in a vibrant and interesting mix of artwork and artefacts, with the centrepiece being a contemporary, suspended wood-burning stove.

In the landscaped gardens there is a private swimming pool, a large dining terrace with an electric awning and a gas barbeque.  The village is home to a selection of restaurants and artisan shops and the foothills of the Esterel make it an ideal location for walking, hiking and cycling.  A week in June is priced from £2966, increasing to £3296 in peak season.

Situated close to the village of Chateauneuf is Villa St Martin, an elegant stone-built property with spacious rooms which carefully blend original features such as beams and the original floors with comfy white sofas and light fabrics.  It sleeps eight in four bedrooms (two en suite) and in its large grounds there is a private swimming pool, a pool house – with a built-in barbeque and wood oven – a terrace and table tennis.

The villages of Chateauneuf and Opio are almost equidistant from the villa, both of which have small shops and restaurants.  For keen golfers the nearest 18-hole course is at Golf de la Grande Bastide (3.5km) and, for a day on the beach, Juan-les-Pins is 30-minutes away by car.   A week in June costs from £3340, rising to £4080 in peak season.

Flights, ferries and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431,


For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

March 14, 2018

Last-minute Easter Camps for Kids: Book One, Get One Free

Solve Easter holiday boredom by packing the kids off to PGL for a week with this Book One, Get One Free offer on remaining seven-night multi-activity holidays for unaccompanied children, saving up to £539 when two children are booked onto the same holiday.

The offer is available on Easter holiday dates at Boreatton Park in Shropshire, Caythorpe Court in Lincolnshire, Dalguise in Perthshire, Hillcrest in Herefordshire, Liddington in Wiltshire and Marchants Hill in Surrey.

For example, when one child enjoys a week’s holiday at Boreatton Park starting 24 March, 31 March or 7 April, and pays brochure price of £539, a second child goes FREE, saving £539!

Boreatton Park has places available on all these dates for all three of PGL’s age groups: seven to ten year olds, 10-13s and the teenage group 13-16 year olds.

Holidays include single sex accommodation, all meals and action-packed days and evenings under careful supervision appropriate to each age group. Boreatton Park’s 240 acres of glorious Shropshire countryside has facilities for more than 20 different activities from archery, abseiling and aeroball fun to trapeze, tunnel trails and zip wires.

To take advantage of the offer, quote SPR18X when booking by 23 March.

PGL’s special activity holiday insurance is compulsory if taking advantage of this offer: £37 per child for week-long holidays.

0333 321 2114,


Editors Notes

  • PGL was founded in 1957 by Peter Gordon Lawrence and is Britain’s original and best provider of activity holidays.
  • Hundreds of organised school and youth groups attend curriculum-based courses at PGL centres every year.
  • During school holidays, centres welcome unaccompanied children and families on activity holidays.
  • PGL centres in Britain are registered with, and inspected by Ofsted.
  • PGL’s activity operations are subject to the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority regulations.
  • PGL works closely with the Royal Yachting Association, the British Canoe Union, the Grand National Archery Society, British Fencing Association, British Orienteering Federation, Small Bore Rifle Association and the British Horse Society.


For further comment contact Steve Hougham at PGL on 0333 321 2114

Images and further press info from Jane Williams at Beacon PR (01572) 748 800

March 14, 2018

Easter savings from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire has announced savings on selected cottages at Easter, including Wilwin, a contemporary property – ideal for a family getaway – which comes complete with a hot tub and games room.

The cottage, which sleeps six in three bedrooms (one en suite), is on the edge of the village of Maenclochog and enjoys glorious views across the Pembrokeshire countryside.  The area teems in bird and wildlife and has many footpaths, ancient tracks and quiet lanes, ideal for keen walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Newport, with its sandy beach, is within a 20-minute drive.  A seven-night holiday from 30 March is priced at £576, saving £144.

Larger parties could opt for Grove House, a spacious gentleman’s residence (sleeping eight) which dates back to 1790 and overlooks the unspoilt seaside village of Llansteffan.  It retains much of its Georgian charm – high ceilings, sash windows and wooden shutters – and guests enjoy shared use of two acres of terraced and landscaped grounds.  A stroll of around five minutes leads to a glorious sandy beach.  A week’s holiday from 31 March now costs £852, a reduction of £207.

Or if there is a keen golfer in the family, Norchard, is a superb timber framed lodge on the wooded slopes of the Trefloyne Golf Club.  It sleeps seven in three bedrooms and on the ground floor there is a wrap around verandah and the first floor living room has floor to ceiling gable windows opening onto a balcony.  The walled seaside town of Tenby – with its beaches, shops, galleries and restaurants – is less than a mile away and golfers are welcome to bring their clubs to try their hand on this picturesque course.  A week’s holiday from 31 March is now priced at £795, saving £137.

Reservations:  01437 772760,


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




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