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July 13, 2019

Second series of Keeping Faith returns on 23 July, filmed in Carmarthenshire

23 July sees the second series of Keeping Faith – a hugely successful thriller series filmed in Carmarthenshire – hitting the screens on BBC1 at 9pm.

This gripping drama stars Eve Myles as Faith Howells, a lawyer and mother who is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy and lies after the sudden disappearance of her husband (played by her real-life other half Bradley Freegard).

Much of the filming took place in the pretty village of Laugharne, the former home and final resting place of Dylan Thomas.  The poet lived in The Boathouse overlooking the picturesque River Taff and, in the drama, Faith’s house – which actually belongs to a local couple – also overlooks the same stretch of water.

For those who fancy following in Faith’s footsteps, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting a selection of properties in and around Laugharne.  These include 2 Strand Cottage, a pretty fisherman’s cottage set on the banks of the River Taff and overlooking Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse and the ruins of the castle.
The property, with stunning views of the estuary, sleeps four in two bedrooms, and costs £799 for a week’s holiday in August or from £457 in September.

Or Chandler’s Cottage is a superb property – carefully restored and beautifully furnished – sleeping eight in four bedrooms.  In its terraced gardens there is a hot tub and a short stroll leads to shops, cafes and restaurants.  A week’s holiday in late August is priced at £1180 or from £1010 in September.

Reservations:  01437 772760,


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

July 10, 2019

Parents Go Free on PGL Family Adventures

An amazing new offer from PGL Family Adventures saves up to £1048 on a family week in France and up to £808 on a week’s holiday in the UK.

One parent is free, and a second adult is half price on selected holidays. In the UK, there is a choice of eight adventure centres across the country, from Perthshire in Scotland to the Devon coast. In France, the offer is on holidays at PGL’s château-style adventure centre close to Disneyland® Paris, and canoeing holidays on the Ardèche river.

For example, in France, a seven-night stay at Château de Grande Romaine starting 28 July, 4 or 25 August includes entrance tickets for two days at Disneyland Resort Paris and two days of activities as well as ensuite accommodation and meals (but not travel to France).

The holiday is now offered with one FREE adult place worth £699, and one HALF-PRICE place at £349.50, saving 1048.50 in total – that is when parents share a twin room and the children aged five to 18 years pay £625 each to share an adjacent room. (Three and four year olds pay £349 each.)

In the UK a seven-night holiday at Barton Hall just above Torquay, starting 20 or 27 July, 3, 10, 17 or 24 August would have cost £539 per parent sharing a twin room, with the children paying £459 each for five to 18 year olds in an adjacent room. (Children two to four years old are free.)

With the offer, each family can take advantage of one FREE adult place, and one HALF-PRICE place, saving £539 and £269.50 respectively (£808.50 in total).

Selected four-night UK multi-activity breaks are also included in the offer, for example, four nights at PGL’s Liddington Adventure centre in Wiltshire starting 26 August is now offered with one free adult place worth £405, and a half-price place at £202.50, saving £607. Children five to 18 pay £345 each for the same break.


Activities vary between centres, typically including archery, climbing, water-sports, mountain biking and zip-wire thrills. The evenings are also – especially for the children – full of fun with games and entertainment organised by PGL staff, often enabling parents to relax with a drink after dinner. Accommodation is simple, but all rooms have private shower/wc. All meals are included in holiday prices.  A second offer on alternative summer dates allows one free adult place per family.

Book by 19 July quoting FASS19X on 0333 321 2114,

EDITORS – Please contact Beacon PR if you are interested in experiencing a PGL Family Adventure for yourself during the summer holidays. Press stays are available for commissioned features. 

About PGL

  • 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 and 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 and other national sports bodies.

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

July 10, 2019

PEAK SEASON savings on villas with private pools from Vintage Travel

Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools, has announced peak season savings on selected properties including a reduction of £534 on a week’s holiday from 27 July in La Casetta – a terracotta hued cottage in the south west corner of Umbria – which is now priced at £1246.

This traditional Umbrian property sleeps four in two bedrooms (one en suite) and is full of character with beamed ceilings and tiled floors.  In its enclosed garden of lawn and olive trees there is a private swimming pool, dining terraces and a barbeque.   A short hop away (three kms) is Giove, home to a couple of restaurants, and slightly further afield (16 kms) is Amelia, thought to be the oldest town in Umbria.

On a hillside and enjoying fabulous views across one of the Costa Brava’s most stunning stretches of coastline is Villa Dami – an airy open-plan property sleeping nine in five bedrooms – where a week’s holiday from 26 July now costs £2595, a reduction of £689.  In its gardens there is a private swimming pool, a poolside shower, covered and open terraces and a built-in barbeque.  A 10-minute drive leads to the sandy cove of Canyelles or slightly further afield is the pretty seaside town of Tossa de Mar.

Or in the picture-postcard scenery of Andalucía, a seven-night stay from 27 July in El Hoyillo – a smart country home sleeping six in three bedrooms – is now priced at £1705, saving £185. In the grounds of the property, which offers seclusion and views in equal measure, there is a private swimming pool, covered and open terraces, and a built-in barbeque.   Just two kms away is the pretty village of El Gastor, while a drive of around 30 minutes leads to the stunning town of Ronda.

Flights 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

July 8, 2019

August Bank Holiday deals from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

August Bank Holiday breaks – many reduced in price and an ideal opportunity to grab a last-minute holiday before the start of the autumn school term – are being featured by Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

Properties on offer include Middle Hill Cottage, now priced at £787 for seven nights from 24 August, a reduction of £87.  This pretty cottage, sleeping four in two bedrooms, is set on the side of a valley overlooking the seaside village of Amroth and just a few minutes’ walk leads to its glorious sandy beach.

In the village of Trefin and within walking distance of Aberfelin cove and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, is Gwestyr Wennol, a spacious property sleeping six in three bedrooms and with two sitting rooms.  A short drive of around 15 minutes leads to the tiny city of St Davids or the market town of Fishguard.  A seven-night holiday from 24 August is now priced at £886, saving £87.

Or perched above the cliffs at St Ann’s Head is Trinity Cottage, a traditional stone property carefully renovated and retaining many original features such as beams, high ceilings and exposed stonework.  It sleeps four in two bedrooms and from its lawned garden there are stunning views across the headland and sea.  It is set directly on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and nearby is the village of Dale.  A week’s holiday from 24 August now costs £850, a reduction of £95.

Reservations:  01437 772760,


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

July 4, 2019

New: Contemporary villa with a heated pool on Portugal’s Costa Verde

A striking villa with a private heated swimming pool on Portugal’s Costa Verde – showcasing contemporary architecture at its best – is the latest addition from villa specialist, Vintage Travel.

Situated in the seaside village of Afife in the Vila Praia de Ancora area, Casa Reserva Do Poeta incorporates the very latest of architectural design techniques with striking effect.

The property (sleeping six) has an amazing modern interior with a sleekly furnished split-level sitting/dining room with floor to ceiling windows with doors leading to a covered terrace.  There are three elegant bedrooms, one en suite and two opening onto a terrace, plus two bathrooms.

In its enclosed grounds of lawn and flowerbeds, there is a private heated swimming pool, along with covered and open terraces.

A pleasant walk of 800 metres leads to the local grocery shop and a typical café, while a little further on are two well regarded restaurants (1.5 kms).  For trips to the beach, a lane from the village through fields leads to the wooden boardwalks that criss-cross the dunes backing Afife’s stunning beach.

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday between 20 July and the end of August costs £2098, or from £898 during September.

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

01954 261431,




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