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January 1, 2018

BITE SIZED BULLETIN – A reminder of what’s new for 2018 from Beacon PR Clients

  1. Camping le Clarys Plage making its debut with Venue Holidays
  2. More new cottages from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire
  3. New properties with private pools for Vintage Travel
  4. Family multi-activity packages in Croatia with Zenith Holidays
  5. New villas extend Crete range of holiday homes from Freelance Holidays
  6. Three new holidays from sociable singles specialist Friendship Travel
  7. Irish Ferries new super-ferry to sail between UK/Ireland from September
  8. New Suffolk adventure centre for family holidays with PGL

 

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  1. Venue Holidays, has expanded its choice of campsites in The Vendee, with Camping le Clarys Plage making its debut in 2018. The campsite – situated four miles of St Jean de Monts – is the perfect location for a family-friendly holiday with its many facilities including a spectacular swimming pool complex with a lazy river, water slides and numerous fountains, plus a 10-metre high ‘Space Boa’ water slide. A stroll of around 400 yards leads to the nearest sandy beach.  A seven-night holiday in a two-bedroom mobile home with decking in May is priced from£200, increasing to £1020 in peak season. Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue on request and cost from £84 for a return Dover/Calais P&O saver crossing for car and passengers.  01233 629950, www.venueholidays.co.uk

    2.         On offer from Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire for the first time in 2018 is  Bentonville, a newly-built detached holiday home perched above the beach at Freshwater East and with its own hot tub and swim spa. This contemporary property – with natural slate floors, stainless steel and glass fittings and bi-fold doors opening onto a decked balcony – sleeps 10 in five bedrooms (two en suite) and is ideally positioned to take in the magnificent sea views.  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1040 increasing to £3355 in peak season.  Other new properties include The Cottage, a listed period thatched property (sleeping seven) built in 1920 in the seaside village of Saundersfoot. 01437 772760, www.coastalcottages.co.uk

    3.         Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, has expanded its portfolio of properties with private pools.  Additions include Quinta dos Castanheiros, a magnificent villa in the Minho, Portugal,  set in 10 acres of private woodland and sleeping 10 in five en suite bedrooms. The villa is situated outside the hamlet of Rebordoes, three kms from Ponte de Lima.  Its considerable extension has created an elegant home with two sitting rooms, a superb dining room, a beautifully equipped kitchen and a games room. It is an idyllic private retreat and in the grounds there is a large, private swimming pool and open and covered terraces.  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1998, increasing to £2950 in peak season.  Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage on request.  01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

    4.         Zenith Holidays is featuring its multi-activity family holidays in Croatia in 2018 offering rafting, hiking, swimming and cycling along the Mreznica River, through the Plitvice Lakes National Park and to the Una River in Bosnia.  This seven-night holiday – on offer between June and September – is based at the Hotel Zeleni Kut, a family-run hotel on the banks of the Mreznica.  Peak season prices are from £685 per person based on two adults and two children over 12 years of age in two rooms on a half-board basis. Also included are airport transfers, five days of activities, use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, rafts, paddles, life jackets and helmets, plus ground transportation and the services of an English speaking guide.  Flights are not included in the package.  0203 137 7678, www.zenithholidays.co.uk

    5.         Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has expanded its choice of holiday homes on Crete to more than 60 for 2018, adding characterful villas with private pools in Stylos, Rethymnon and Plaka.  For example, newly-renovated Villa Vangelis offers outstanding value for a couple, with an additional twin to sleep four if wished. Stone-built, it balances rugged character with modern facilities in a standalone spot with far-reaching views. A week’s rental starts at just £693, making this two-bedroom property more than good value even for a couple! Freelance Holidays allows any-day-arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy to mix and match low-cost flights to create holidays of any length of stay. Price excludes flights and car hire. 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

  1. Sociable singles holidays specialist Friendship Travel has three new holidays for summer 2018. It is one of the first UK companies to feature newly-renovated Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados and its first Hosted holiday there takes off on 24 February, with eight, 11 and 15-night holidays available, from £2995. In Portugal, the company has added the coastal town of Olhao in the Ria Formosa National Park. The seven-night holidays offer 5-star luxury and value with excursions on four days included and prices from £1135. The third new holiday is an exclusive charter of a traditional gulet to sail around the Ionian Sea from its home port of Zante. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, kayak and snorkel, as well as explore picturesque ports and tiny islands. Prices start at £1295. 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com
  1. Irish Ferries’ new €144 million cruise ferry W.B. Yeats will start to sail between the UK and Ireland in September 2018. Currently being built in Germany, it is expected to weigh in at 55,000 tonnes, making it the largest to operate on the Irish Sea. Fabulous facilities will include a Club Class lounge with direct passenger access from the car decks, à la carte and self-service restaurants, a cinema, a shopping mall, a choice of bars and lounges and an outside promenade deck. There will also be 441 cabins, including luxury suites with their own private balconies. Before going into service on the Holyhead to Dublin route, W.B. Yeats will add much-needed high season capacity between Ireland and France. www.irishferries.com
  1. PGL will open Bawdsey Manor on the Suffolk Heritage Coast in 2018 offering Family Adventure holidays. The impressive 144-acre estate at the mouth of the River Deben includes a private beach and the gabled 19th century house is Grade II* Listed. After a transformation programme this winter, Bawdsey Manor will offer activities such as archery, abseiling, canoeing, climbing, fencing, rifle-shooting, a giant swing and zip wire, Jacob’s ladder, a high-flying trapeze plus orienteering and beach safaris. For families with children as young as five, PGL will offer seven, four and two-night multi-activity holidays and breaks. A seven-night holiday starts from £489 per adult/£409 per child. Prices include accommodation, all meals, activities, equipment, instruction, supervision and evening fun. 0333 321 2114, www.pgl.co.uk/families

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December 13, 2017

Splendid isolation in Portugal…villa with private pool set in 10 acres…

New for 2018 from villa specialist, Vintage Travel, is Quinta dos Castanheiros, a magnificent villa in the Minho set in 10 acres of private woodland and carefully converted from a typical farm cottage into a beautifully crafted property sleeping 10 in five en suite bedrooms.

The villa is situated just outside the hamlet of Rebordoes – three kms from the historic riverside town of Ponte de Lima – and is reached by a private driveway through chestnut trees.

The conversion took three years to complete and its considerable extension has created an elegant and spacious home with two sitting rooms – with carved wooden ceilings – a superb dining room, a beautifully equipped kitchen and a games room.

It is an idyllic and wonderfully private retreat and in the grounds – bordered by a stream – there is a large, private swimming pool, a poolside cloakroom and shower room, open terraces and covered verandas and a built-in barbeque.

Ponte de Lima is one of the prettiest towns in the region and home to a good selection of shops and restaurants. For lovers of the coast, endless stretches of sandy dune-backed beaches are within a 30-minute drive.

A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £1998, increasing to £2950 in peak season.

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

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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

November 30, 2017

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

Making its debut in 2018 on the Cote d’Azur with villa specialist, Vintage Travel, is Villa des Artistes, an elegant 1930s home situated on the edge of the historic market town of Vence.

Villa des Artistes external

The property, sleeping six in three bedrooms (one en suite), oozes character and charm with classic French decor complimented by the owner’s appreciation of art.  French doors from the living area lead to a balcony which runs the length of the house, overlooking the pool area and with views towards the hills and sea.

In its grounds there is a private swimming pool, a poolside summer kitchen (with a dining area, sink and fridge), and a gated terrace garden with a boules court, seating areas and flowerbeds.  Restaurants and amenities can be found in Vence, the nearest beach is at Cagnes-sur-Mer (12 kms) while the smart towns of Nice and Cannes can be reached within a 35-minute drive.  A week in 2018 starts at £1596, rising to £2954 in peak season.

On the peaceful Corniche des Maures on the Cote d’Azur – with its tiny hidden coves and family-friendly beaches – Les Gekos also makes its entrance for 2018.  This welcoming and comfortable property sleeps eight in four bedrooms (two en suite) and is located just 1.4 kms from the charming village of La Croix Valmer with its shops and restaurants and Sunday market.

In the enclosed grounds of covered and open terraces there is a private swimming pool with a shallow ‘plage’ area, with lots of space for sunbathing.  Five beaches are less than 3.5 kms from the villa, along with a wealth of country hamlets including Mimosas, a pretty flower filled Mediterranean village.  A week in 2018 starts at £2760, rising to £4098 in peak season.

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

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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

November 15, 2017

New: More villas with private pools in Greece in 2018

Villa specialist, Vintage Travel, has expanded its portfolio of properties in Greece in 2018 with additions including a village house carefully restored to retain its Cretan heritage but offering every manner of present-day comforts.

Internally, Sterna – a cherished family home in the village of Xirosteni for seven generations – has an impressive stone archway, log beams, family heirlooms and exposed stone walls of a bygone era, but its open plan living area, designer kitchen, contemporary bathrooms and stainless steel staircase is firmly rooted in the 21st century.

It sleeps six in three bedrooms (two en suite) and in its grounds there is a central courtyard with a vintage wine press, a swimming pool, open and shaded terraces with oversized cushions and day beds, plus a dining terrace.  Nearby beaches include Almyrida (four kms) and Kalives (five kms).  A seven-night holiday in 2018 starts at £838, rising to £2326 in peak season.

In Kefalonia, Rabia – topsy turvey by design to maximise the spectacular views of the Ionian Sea – is a welcoming, relaxing home (sleeping six in three bedrooms) in the sleepy village of Mousata, just 1.4 kms from the sandy beach of Trapezaki.  On its first floor, the open-plan living area – with a vaulted wooden ceiling – has floor to ceiling windows leading onto a wrap around balcony.

Photoshooting villa Rabia for vintage travel in Spartia, Kefalonia island, Greece

Photoshooting villa Rabia for vintage travel in Spartia, Kefalonia island, Greece

In its grounds there is a private swimming pool, a sun terrace, a substantial brick barbeque, a covered dining terrace, a shaded outdoor seating area plus a garden with lawn, olive and fruit trees. A week’s holiday in 2018 starts at £594, increasing to £2616 in peak season.

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

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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

October 26, 2017

New for 2018 from Vintage Travel: Balarin set in the grounds of a 16th century French chateau…

For large families or groups of friends who like to holiday together – but require an element of privacy and independence – villa specialist, Vintage Travel, reckons that Balarin in South West France ticks all the boxes.

Balarin comprises of two cottages – sleeping a party of 14 in total – which are set in the large parkland grounds of a 16th century chateau near the bustling market town of Montreal in the department of Gers.

The two properties – Wisteria sleeping eight and Rose sleeping six – are furnished with exquisite taste and sit either side of the private avenue which leads to the Château.  Each has its own terrace but there is plenty of space to dine alfresco together.  A stroll across the garden leads to a private, fenced swimming pool surrounded by a large terrace for sunbathing.

As an example of price, a seven-night holiday for both cottages starts at £1458, increasing to £3122 in peak season.

Sightseeing opportunities are endless in Gers – one of the sleepiest areas of France – and ‘must sees’ near Balarin include the picture-postcard village of Fources, the picturesque riverside towns of Condom and Nerac, along with numerous vineyards, Armanac cellars and farmers’ markets.

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

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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

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