Archive for the ‘cottage weekends’ Category

Christmas Shopping in York


York is one of the UK’s prettiest cities for Christmas Shopping with its winding streets , beautiful architecture and unique and unusual shops. Add to this the many special festive festivals taking place  and the great deals on midweek stays over the next few weeks and a Christmas Shopping trip to York is bound to be  real pleasure. Save 25 % on midweek stays ( Monday – Thursday)at The Owl Barn Cottage – just £150 for 4 nights for up to 4 people. To find out more e mail

Cosy Country Cottage for Christmas, nr York


More Weekends has found the perfect country cottage for Christmas still available – ideal to get away from it all with log burner and hot tub – yet only 8 miles from York – one of the UK’s prettiest cities at Christmas time.


SAVE 5 % On UK Holiday Cottages …in Jan 2011


Book your UK holiday cottage anywhere in the UK –  England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland before the 31st January and SAVE a massive 5%. Choose from cosy country cottages close to York, holiday cottages in the heart of Devon & Cornwall, coastal cottages in Wales or rural retreats in the Scottish Borders, wherever you want to take a Holiday Cottage in 2011, More Weekends have great savings on holiday cottages across the UK. More Info

Ryedale Festival 2009 an event not to be missed


The 2009 Ryedale Festival in North Yorkshire is a great event well worth a visit  Why not make a Weekend of it and stay at some of the fabulous hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses in the area of Helmsley  , Thirsk, Easingwold and Pickering. For places to stay in the area visit Hotels we recommend include The George Easingwold, The George & Dragon, Kirbymoorside, Burn Hall nr Easingwold, and The Crown – Helmsley.

Cheap Weekend Breaks in demand …


Cheap Weekends seems to be what everyone is looking for at the moment, no longer is it shameful to express a desire to find something cheap , in fact quite the opposite outrageous unnecessary spending even if you have the cash simply Is not done when so many others seem to be feeling the pinch.
So if you are looking for a cheap weekend break in Edinburgh, a Weekend Break in York, London or any other major UK city next weekend or over the weeks to come – let me know.

half term holiday cottages hit the spot


I have never known so many people decide to stay at home for half term than this year – for sure everyone is cutting back on their precious family leisure time  – opting for outdoor activities and picnics rather than expensive trips overseas. Demand for family holiday cottages in rural locations is through the roof , where family walks and fresh air is fun and good value. For a wide choice of holiday Cottages in the Yorkshire Dales , Lake District , Wales or the North East click here.

5% off sex ….take a cottage break


Who says that romance is dead ? My chum from Cheshire rang…I see you have 5% off cottages at the mo and I fancied an energetic weekend under the duvet !! Do you have any nice one bedroom cottages within a couple of hours drive where I can get away for a long weekend and  with a rather gorgeous hunky new man I have found and also save myself 5%. I fancy shag pile carpets, bare  skin rugs (pun intended) a roaring log fire and lots of ……FINE I stopped her in her tracks I get the picture.



cottage in cotswolds for august


My close friend the school headmistress rang with murder in mind – “he ” has decided he would like a weekend break in a cottage in the Cotswolds rather than go overseas this year – nothing like leaving it late !! I appreciate it is near impossible but can you help? I came up with a couple of suggestions – Millstream Cottage located in Burford a quaint village often referred to as the gateway to The Cotswolds or Newbarn Cottage in Shipton-under -Wychwood a quaint cosy cottage dating back some 200 years, a real romantic hideaway.

hotel or B & B in Helmsley for Duncombe Park steam rally


Our steam mad friends rang up again from deepest Kent. When is the steam rally at Duncombe Park, we want to come up for it if possible? Only this time we are not going to drag the caravan up the motorways we are going to stay in style in a hotel or guest house in Hemsley or close by, can you recommend somewhere? Well you have a wide choice from the stylish chic boutique style hotels to cottages and bed and breakfast’s – how rich are you feeling Iventured ? i acme up with a 17th century inn The George and Dragon , Kirbymoorside -only a short scenic drive from Helmsley yet away from the rally chaos.

cottage weekend for couple + elderly disabled parents


My best and closest friend called today. After all the pleasantries were exchanged she got to the point – can you sort me out with a cottage for one of the May Bank Holiday weekends?

Delighted to help I asked what she needed. Well it won’t be easy she said…I need something which is suitable for the two of us plus mum and dad. They really aren’t great now and we would like them to have a break so we can look after them – but we really need somewhere quite specific.It needs to be no further than 1/2 hour away from where they live, with all the rooms etc on one floor and no steps nooks or crannies. Ideally we need two bathrooms and one with walk in shower.Mum’s sight is also really bad now so any facilities supporting the partially sighted would also help although I expect I am asking the impossible.

No problem says I leave it with me – I actually have a deal with 5% off cottages at the moment so if we can find something suitable you can get even get a deal as well – perfect she says even better. For the first time for a while I warmed to the challenge, my best friends mum and dad were a great couple and finding something suitable for them would be a joy – rather a change from so many of the other thankless tasks I am so often charged with.My difficulty in finding just the right place however was a worry, the amount of cottages fitting this particular bill was very limited.

Cottages with only two bedrooms on one storey yet purpose built for disabled was OK, but add to that the distance from their home restriction and the timing of a Bank Holiday weekend and I knew that the choice would be limited.I have narrowed the search down to two super cottages in the Northumberland area, both of which are miraculously available over the first May Bank Holiday weekend.

My friends parents are choosing their preference even as we speak and are thrilled with the prospect of a weekends break. If you have experience of travelling with elderly and infirm relatives let me know how you got on and any tips you can share on the pitfalls – I know my friend would really appreciate some advice before they go.