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August 16, 2017

Christmas on the coast with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Although it is still the height of summer, the message from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is that properties for Christmas by the sea are selling fast so, to avoid disappointment and get the cottage of choice, the message is book now!

Cottages on offer include 16 Water’s Edge, a luxurious beachside apartment on Tenby’s South Beach with a stylish open-plan living space with floor to ceiling glass windows to maximise the views across the beach and out to sea.  It sleeps four in two bedrooms (one en suite), is toasty year-round with underfloor central heating and enjoys direct access to the beach.  A seven-night holiday from 22 December is priced at £1010.

Perched above the beach in Saundersfoot is The Rath, a beautifully renovated property just a short walk from the village’s sandy beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.  The newly fitted kitchen is the perfect place to prepare Christmas lunch before heading to the dining room with its glorious views out to sea.  It sleeps six in three bedrooms (one en suite) and a week from 22 December costs £1335.

Or, for larger parties, Carreg Samson is a character cottage with stone walls and beams, situated just 10 steps from the beach at Abercastle Bay.  It sleeps eight in four bedrooms end enjoys panoramic views across the bay and islands. It is situated on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and is a good place to spot wildlife such as seals.  Seven nights from 22 December is priced at £1331.

In addition, for a hassle free Christmas, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire has its own Concierge Service which is happy to arrange the delivery of Christmas hampers, flowers, champagne, plus organise massage, beauty and yoga treatments, in the chosen cottage.

Reservations: 01437 772760,


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


August 14, 2017

New Electric Cruiser for Greener Holidays Afloat

Silent EmblemIt’s not only Britain’s car industry that is going electric!  With the introduction of a new electric motor-cruiser, Waterways Holidays now offers six environmentally-friendly boats on the Norfolk Broads.

The brand new ‘Silent Emblem’ has just been launched at Horning and is one of the ‘greenest’ cruisers on the Broads. Its electric motor is not only kinder to this unique eco-system, but is virtually silent.

“Cruising in Silent Emblem offers a very special boating experience,” says Waterways Holidays’ managing director Nigel Richards, “without any engine noise, you can really tune in to the sounds of nature, from the wind in the reeds to the song of a warbler.”

The electric motor gives between four and five hours’ super-quiet running time, before the on-board generator cuts in and re-charges the batteries whilst running.  The boat also has an eco-friendly sealed tank system, which means no ‘grey water’ discharge into the Broads.

Silent Emblem’s unique design results in 36 square feet of living space and extra headroom. The aft cabin is big enough to walk around the double bed (luxury sprung mattress), the ensuite features a large shower and standard wc, while French-style doors at the back open onto a sun deck.

The kitchen area includes an induction hob, oven, steamer, microwave and fridge. There’s Freesat TV/DVD, a Radio/CD player and power points for plugging in guests’ equipment such as hairdryer, mobile or camera charger. The saloon has a dining table, and a corner-style sofa may be converted into sleeping accommodation for +1 if wished. There is LED lighting throughout and heating controlled by touch panels.  Dual-steering points, good sightlines and jet-thrusters for manoeuvring all make Silent Emblem easy to ‘drive’, even by novices.

Silent Emblem is a new sister boat to Whisper Emblem, which launched in 2016 and has almost identical features. A three-night weekend’s hire of Silent Emblem costs from £698 this autumn.

Larger parties looking for an eco-friendly way to cruise the Broads can book ‘Rhapsody’ which sleeps up to eight. This is one of three hybrid cruisers, with both electric motor and shore power hook-up.

01252 339023,

Release written and distributed by Beacon PR: 01572 748 800

Waterways Holidays’ spokesman is managing director Nigel Richards: 01252 796400 offers live availability on more than 1800 narrowboats, cruisers and sailing yachts operated by the UK’s leading boat operators and with more than 80 different start locations.  The website offers advice on boating holidays as well as featuring listings of the latest special offers. Boating holidays in France and Portugal also available.

August 9, 2017

Jersey’s International Air Display on 14 September…

The skies above St Aubin’s Bay in Jersey will be buzzing with dazzling demonstrations by a wealth of aircraft – including a display from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight team – when the island will be hosting its International Air Display on 14 September.


Further highlights of this FREE annual event include displays from international military and civilian aircraft – such as the Swedish Air Force and the French Air Force – plus aerobatic teams such as the Busy Bees.

For those who fancy experiencing this annual air display  – arguably one of the finest free air shows in Europe – the three-star Mayfair Hotel in St Helier is offering three-night breaks from £325 per person.

This twin share price includes return flights from Gatwick, Liverpool, Southend or Luton, transfers and accommodation with breakfast.

Hotel facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym, a sun deck and a games room, along with a bar, restaurant and coffee shop.

01534 735511,

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August 9, 2017

Festive Graceland Getaway for fans of ‘The King’…

The opportunity for fans of ‘The King’ to experience the festive season at The Guest House – the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened in 1982 – is the offer from US specialist, Bon Voyage.

2017 is a significant time for Elvis fans as its marks the 40th anniversary of his death and all who visit over the Christmas period will experience the warmth and southern hospitality that Elvis was famous for.

The house and grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland with illuminations and decorations such as hundreds of blue lights twinkling along the driveway and items originally displayed by Elvis including a life-size nativity scene and Santa and his sleigh.

The interior is decked out in Christmas splendour too and includes traditional Presley red velvet drapes and treasured family Christmas baubles and ornaments.

This five-night Festive Graceland Getaway – available for departures between 20 November and 5 January – costs from £1395 per person.

This twin share price includes return Heathrow flights, transfers, room-only accommodation in a luxury double room at The Guest House, a VIP tour of Graceland (including the Elvis in Hollywood exhibition) and entrance to Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex.

Other highlights include a nightly showing of an Elvis movie in the hotel’s theatre, live music and entertainment, an Elvis Christmas CD and commemorative ornament, plus admission to Sun Studios in Memphis.

0800 316 0194 –


For further information please contact Karen Niven of Bon Voyage on 0800 316 0194 Release issued by Beacon PR (01572) 748800

August 9, 2017

Kids Go Free or Half Price on PGL Family Adventures

Remaining August holiday weeks at PGL’s UK centres have some great deals for kids, saving up to £429 per child!

Kids Go Free

Barton Hall in Devon has seven-night holidays starting 19 and 26 August with up to TWO free places for children for every full-paying adult.

When sharing a family room, adults pay £469 each: children aged five to 18 sharing their parents’ room would have paid £389 each, but are now free, saving £389 per child.

Adjacent, but separate rooms for parents and kids are also available. Adults pay £509 each: children five to 18 years would have paid £429 each, but are now free, saving £429 per child.

Quote FAWFEW1 when booking by 18 August.

Kids Go Half Price

This deal is available at several PGL adventure centres and is on four-night Monday to Friday breaks for families with children as young as five.

Each full-paying adult can take advantage of HALF PRICE places for children, so the bigger the family, the bigger the saving!

Quote FAWFEW2 when booking by 18 August.

Centre                                     Start date                    £ per adult      £ per child       Saving per child

Boreatton Park, Shropshire    21 or 28 August           £345                £142.50           £142.50

Caythorpe Court, Lincs           21 August                    £345                £142.50           £142.50

Barton Hall, Devon                 14, 21 or 28 August     £345                £142.50           £142.50

Little Canada, Isle of Wight    28 August                    £369                £152.50           £152.50

Osmington Bay, Dorset           28 August                    £345                £142.50           £142.50

In all cases, prices include meals, activities, equipment and evening entertainment.

0333 321 2114,

Editors Notes

  • PGL celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1957 by Peter Gordon Lawrence and is Britain’s original and best provider of activity holidays. Peter died in 2004.
  • 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




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