The weather is getting warmer, and what better way to spend the Easter school holidays having fun with the family. I have put together a list of lovely places to stay in the UK.
Go Glamping in the heart of the Gower.
Fancy having a luxury bell tent pitched at a campsite of your choice on the Gower Peninsula.
Pitched for you ready for your arrival and taken down once you have left, ensuring that you have a completely hassle free camping holiday. The luxury bell tents not only look amazing, but are a whopping 5m x 5m, providing a large sleeping area with plenty of space to relax in.
The tents will comfortably sleep a couple or a family/party of 4.
They provide all the essentials, plus the luxuries to make your camping experience as comfortable as possible. Luxuries include a king size bed (for the standard layout), cotton bedding, carpets, rugs and fairy lights!
Stay in a Scampervan
Experience back-to-nature goodness of a tent combined with the guaranteed warmth and comfort of the wind-proof Timber structure. Canvas roll-up awnings with decked floor living quarters merge perfectly with the cosy timber bedroom creating an outdoor-indoor feeling of true camping with a touch of pure luxury. A really unique way to stay overnight near the famous Gower. This one below overlooks the Three Cliffs Bay.
www.scampervanhire.co.uk Tel: 01792 202 325
Coombe Mill Family Farm and Fishing Holidays, North Cornwall
What better way to spend a family holiday by getting back to nature on a working farm. Explore the 30 acre private estate of woodland, meadows and gardens.
Let the kids run free in the Fairy Garden, or in the Den Building Zone and the wildlife trail. Hop on the tractor and help feed the animals with the farmer, from deer and miniature donkeys to rabbits and chickens.
There’s even a free daily train ride on the Coombe Mill railway. Take time out to do some fishing in the River Camel or, exclusive to guests, there is a coarse fishing lake.
Free weekly craft hour and many activities available will keep the kids entertained.
With indoor and outdoor BBQs, and 4 play areas (1 indoor) so you can play whatever the weather!
Stay in one of the stylish and welcoming self catering cottages and lodges that sleep 4-10 people, plus cots and are set up for babies, toddlers, and growing children.
A reception/shop with home cooked meals. Toys, games, farm wellies, overalls and more which are free to borrow, mean you don’t have to pack the kitchen sink!
And for all you people who just can’t let go of your smartphones and tablets, there is free wi fi.
Nearby there are local village pubs, shop, post office, swimming pool and pony trekking and beautiful sandy beaches, harbour towns, the Eden Project and many other attractions.
So much for the whole family at Coombe Mill.
Sleeps 4 – 10 per property. Prices for Easter: £749 - £1649.
www.coombemill.com Tel: 01208 850344
Unique Home Stays
Unique Home Stays have a vast portfolio of beautiful self-catering family homes that would be perfect for the Easter holidays. A full list of Easter availability can be found on their website. Here's a selection...
Sweetpea Cottage, Kestle Mill, Cornwall
Set deep within the Cornish countryside, yet just three miles from Crantock and Porth Beach on North Cornwall´s golden coastline, this luxury holiday cottage is as quaint as they come. Behind its old stone façade, Sweetpea Cottage flaunts a vintage glamour style with a sprinkling of the rough luxe, making it a sophisticated retreat for baby-friendly breaks and romantic escapes.
www.sweetpeacottage.uniquehomestays.com Tel: 01637 881183
The Raven, Nr Watergate Bay, North Cornwall
Tucked away off the beaten track in the friendly hamlet of Trebudannon, The Raven is a beautiful self-catering barn conversion idyllically located not far from the golden sands and renowned beachbreaks of Watergate Bay in North Cornwall. With a unique industrial edge, this former stable barn was designed with luxuriating in mind, melding agricultural rustic charm with a nod to the mod.
www.theraven.uniquehomestays.com Tel: 01637 881183
The Butlery, Sandwich Bay, Kent
Exclusively tucked away within the private estate in Sandwich Bay (which is accessed via its own toll gate and boasts five miles of private beach), this listed luxury self-catering cottage in Sandwich Bay has a rich history and heritage. Adjacent to the main house but with private entrance and garden, The Butlery has a very special stylish cottage charm all of its own.
www.thebutlery.uniquehomestays.com Tel: 01637 881183
Featherdown, Sherborne, Dorset
Brimming with country charm, exquisitely comfortable furnishings and lashings of style, the warmest of welcomes awaits at Featherdown. This large self-catering country house sits just outside Sherborne on the Dorset and Somerset Border within 12 acres of private grounds. Complete with Aga, tennis court and croquet lawn, Featherdown is a perfect example of a quintessential English country retreat.
www.featherdown.uniquehomestays.com Tel: 01637 881183
Aspects Holidays, Cornwall
Aspects Holidays has been providing self-catering cottages in Cornwall for over 25 years. It now has over 400 homes-from-home to choose from, mainly in the west.
As well as matching properties to people, Aspects Holidays enjoys giving advice on making the most of your time in Cornwall. With offices in St Ives, Hayle and Penzance – their aim is to provide you with a holiday to remember.
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt in Cornwall with Aspects Holidays
A family holiday in April would not be complete without an Easter egg hunt, and newly renovated Stuart Cottage, St Ives Town is the place to do it. Find an abundance of hiding places in this lovingly and stylishly (soon to be) finished four-bedroomed holiday home. If you want to step the search up a notch, why not take advantage of the enclosed, private courtyard? Plus, the cellar storage (ideal for beach items or body-boards) offers many nooks and crannies to hide some extra treats. A week’s stay arriving Saturday 4 April costs £1,270 total.
www.aspects-holidays.co.uk Tel: 01736 754242
The Dream Lodge Group
Dream Lodge Group’s collection of idyllic country lodges are perfect for all the family to enjoy.
They specialise in award-winning lodges that lend themselves flawlessly to a variety of holiday options, from rural retreats to family breaks and action-packed adventure experiences. Offering great value for money and a choice of accommodation, the lodges are located in some of the UK’s most popular counties; Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.
Standout lodges offer roof-top terraces, hot tubs, indoor saunas, outdoor decking areas and BBQs overlooking rural meadows and surrounding fields. All come equipped with modern conveniences, open plan living and light and airy sleeping areas meaning stays are defined by relaxation and comfort. Prices range from £299 to £966 for a 4 night mid-week or 3 night weekend break at any park depending on the style and category of lodge.
Each park destination has been chosen for its scenic and rural setting making them the perfect destinations to get away from it all.
For families, Norfolk Park located between the Broads and the north Norfolk Coast, is the perfect choice with an on-site heated swimming pool, bar and restaurant as well as golf, fishing, a leisure centre and bowling all available nearby.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the great choice of courses (including Dale Hill & Woosnam, Marriot Tudor Park and Sedlescombe Golf Club) found near to the Woodlands Park in Sussex as well as the sandy beaches and historic culture.
www.thedreamlodgegroup.co.uk Tel: 0844 414 8080
Sally's Cottages, Lake District
Sally's Cottages have over 300 holiday cottages throughout the Lake District.
For the Easter break a family trip to Keswick and a stay at our Cottage, Eskin House.
Keswick has something for everyone with tourist attractions, sight seeing, restaurants, a cinema and fabulous walks or boat trips around Derwentwater Lake, just a 5 minute walk from the property.
The cottage sleeps 6 with 1 dog allowed, has a cosy wood burner and is available over Easter for a 7 night break for £895.
www.sallyscottages.co.uk/eskinhouse Tel: 017687 80571
Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, Hampshire
Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens is a luxury hotel in Hampshire. This Grade II listed building is the perfect place for a family break with plenty to keep the kids entertained.
The hotel offers fantastic children packages for ages ranging from 0-16.
Tylney Tots (0-2 years) go free, including accommodation when sharing a room plus these really useful items available including: cots and high chairs on request, bath toy and baby bubbles for bath time, use of rubber slip bath mat, Tylney Cuddly Toy all ready for bed time.
Tylney Treasure Hunters (3-12years) £17.50 per day including accommodation when sharing a room plus these really useful items available including: DVD Players and films available on request, board games for use during your stay, duck food to feed our family of fluffy friends, Tylney Trolls Treasure Hunt to explore in our grounds, Tylney souvenir goody bag with puzzle book, bath toy & attractions flier, cookies at bedtime and more.
Tylney Teens (13-16 years) £35.00 per day including accommodation when sharing a room plus things that teens can't live without are available including: DVD Players and films available on request, board games for use during your stay, unlimited fast wifi internet access, iPod dock, cookies, complimentary slippers and Molton Brown Toiletries, complimentary bike hire and many more.
www.tylneyhall.co.uk Tel: 01256 764881
Sykes Cottages, are a holiday rental company in the UK and Ireland. They offer over 5,000 personally-inspected holiday cottages to rent. From romantic cottages for two to contemporary properties for large groups.
Sandy Harbour, Wales
The fantastic six person coastal cottage is located just a short stroll from the beautiful sandy beach and busy harbour in Burry Port making it perfect for a family getaway. Families who are fond of walking will be excited to hear that the Millennium Coastal Path runs right from the cottages doorstep. Easter break at this cottage is available from £868.00, that's around £21.00 per person per night.
No. 18, Chester
A stylish two bedroom property sleeping four people in the heart of Chester. This area is great for entertaining the children; discover Chester's history on a city tour lead by a real life Roman, visit Chester zoo (recently voted the best in Britain!), dive in at the blue planet aquarium or simply enjoy a stroll along the River Dee. This cottage is available from £450.00, we work this out to be around £16.00 per person per night.
Penrallt Cottage, Wales
Nestled into the Welsh countryside is this charming stone-built detached cottage which comfortably sleeps six people in three bedrooms. This property is again grate for active children with a cycle path that runs just two minutes from the property and the Plas Menai Nation Watersports Centre just one mine away. This cottage is available from £585.00, which is about £14.00 per person per night.
www.sykescottages.co.uk Tel: 01244 356666