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Coastal Retreats and Country

Offering a handpicked collection of stylish holiday properties, from period cottages and rustic farm buildings to romantic retreats for two and large get-together pads. All offer individually-styled luxury in prime locations in Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders. Quote Countryfile to receive 5% off your booking (for new bookings and new guests only).
http://www.coastalretreats.co.uk

Cat Hole Cottages, North Yorkshire

A superb selection of charming holiday cottages in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales. Cat Hole Cottages offers 24 cottages, from cosy cottages for a romantic break for two, to spacious homes for families or friends. Stone-built, the cottages benefit from luxurious modern amenities and decor, combined with traditional Dales character, either in rural isolation, or just steps away from a welcoming pub.
http://www.catholecottages.com

Kelpie Cottage

In the small secluded township of Waterstein in the most westerly point on Skye lies Kelpie cottage.This delightful cottage was beautifully converted in 2009 to offer spacious accomodation of the highest quality for couples. The cottage is surrounded by mature ,well kept gardens for you to enjoy.It overlooks Loch Mor and is within walking distance of Neist Point Lighthouse, 2miles from the Red Roof Cafe and 7 miles from the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant.
http://www.cottages-skye.com/index.asp

Welsh Rarebits Collection

The Welsh Rarebits Collection is the country’s leading high end marketing consortium representing a unique portfolio of top quality accommodation throughout Wales. Our member properties range in size, are independently owned and personally run. Welsh Rarebits Hotels of Distinction includes Wales’s top country house hotels, historic inns, restaurants with rooms and seaside boltholes. The Great Little Places Guide represents small, personally run places to stay including farmhouses, B&Bs and Guest-Houses.
http://www.rarebits.co.uk

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

  Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, visitors to Sudeley Castle & Gardens can expect to have a fantastic day out.   Take a stroll through our 10 award-winning gardens, explore the castle rooms, and discover the Royal Sudeley 1,000 exhibition. Sudeley Castle is also home to the tomb of Tudor Queen Katherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII, which is located in St Mary’s Church.
https://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk

Kelmscott Manor

'A Heaven on Earth...' DSC_1329Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside. He considered it so natural in its setting as to be almost organic, it looked to him as if it had "grown up out of the soil"; and with "quaint garrets amongst great timbers of the roof where of old times the tillers and herdsmen slept". Its beautiful gardens, with barns, dovecote, a meadow and stream, provided a constant source of inspiration for Morris until his death in 1896.
https://www.sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages

Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages are located on the beautiful West Wales coast. These converted stone and slate cottages hold the Green Tourism Silver Award and provide everything you need and more for a family holiday or quiet getaway. Facilities include luxury indoor heated swimming pool, and lessons if required.  Fully equipped gym, sauna and private hot tubs with 2 cottages.   Children love feeding  the animals, space to run and the play areas.  As a family enjoy the beautiful nearby beaches or walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
http://croft-holiday-cottages.co.uk/

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Over 350 cottages and farmhouses, sleeping 2-40 in the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Wye Valley and South Wales Valleys. Wonderful unspoilt locations, excellent for all outdoor pursuits – Red Kite country, lakes, rivers, streams and waterfalls. Delightful riverside cottages and rambling farmhouses, warm and comfortable with oak beams and open fires. Ideal for group weekends and family reunions. Nearby inns have good food and real ales. Pets Welcome. Open all year and short breaks available.
https://www.breconcottages.com/

Harvey Maps

Our Philosophy Walking is a glorious activity! Take a map with you and it opens the door to walking in new places. The Symbols are easy to understand Bright colours help you distinguish forest, farmland, marshy ground and others. Rights of Way information give you confidence in where you can walk and the National Grid enables you to use your map with your GPS device. See our map samples and legends section for more information on the symbols used by HARVEY on our most popular map series.
http://www.harveymaps.co.uk/

Greenwood Grange, Dorset

In the heart of Hardy country, Greenwood Grange is open all year with 17 cottages sleeping from two to 12 people and superb onsite facilities. There are many walks in the area, including the 66 acres of bordering Thorncombe Wood and the Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away. Dogs are allowed in certain properties and grazing can be provided if you wish to bring your horse with you!
http://www.greenwoodgrange.co.uk

BRITISH NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS & COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset – 14th & 15th October 2017   This amazing event moves around  the country and offers a rare glimpse of how farming has changed with heavy horses, giant steam engines and vintage tractors, all alongside the latest agricultural machinery.   With trade stands, shopping, country crafts and tractor & trailer rides, it’s a great family day out!
http://www.ploughmen.co.uk/

The Cottages Ireland

Dating back over 300 years, The Cottages are 6 exclusive, luxurious thatched holiday cottages superbly set amongst picturesque organic gardens in a hamlet like setting on Ireland’s east coast. These unique 5 star whitewashed seaside cottages are situated on the famous six mile sandy beach between the villages of Bettystown and Laytown, just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport.
http://www.cottages-ireland.com/

Kadai Firebowl

The Kadai Firebowl BBQ range is the perfect Christmas gift to warm those cold winter nights. The original bowls are up to 100 years old and steeped in history. Hand-sourced from Northern India, with over 30 award-winning accessories to help you experience outdoor cooking at its very best. For something truly unique this Christmas, Original Kadai Firebowls from £363.40.
https://www.kadai.co.uk/

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great day out for all the family. The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house. Relax in seven acres of tranquil gardens and grounds, discover the recreated cloister, physic and kitchen gardens or enjoy the wildlife as you take a walk around the moat.
https://sussexpast.co.uk/

Aberturret Cottage

This lovely cottage, dating from the 19th century, nestles in the tranquil grounds of Aberturret House. One of the many pleasures of staying at Aberturret Cottage is the benefit of a large private garden with a fresh water burn running through it. This provides the perfect setting for a barbeque on warm afternoons or a peaceful few hours relaxing to the sound of nothing at all! Aberturret House is a 19th century Dower House built by the Murray family, owners of the nearby Ochtertyre estate.
http://aberturret.com/accommodation.html

Gloucester Cathedral

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in the country. Come and explore 1,000 years of history and architecture in this glorious, sacred space. The beautiful fan-vaulted cloisters and the spectacular Great East Window are national treasures along with the tomb of King Edward II and the gloriously restored Lady Chapel.
http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/

Insight Activities Snake & Wildlife Walks

The New Forest is a stronghold for a wide variety of wildlife, including Britain’s six native reptile species, all of which are protected by law. These elusive creatures are a rare and seldom seen component of the New Forest’s rich wild fauna and, as a result, are little understood and even feared by many. With a fully licensed and experienced ecologist as your personal guide, you can explore the world of these fascinating reptiles, learning about their life here in the New Forest whilst helping to collect data which will contribute to their continued protection.
http://insightactivities.co.uk/nature-walks/

Deans Place Country Hotel

Set in four acres of fabulous gardens on the banks of the Cuckmere River in the South Downs National Park, our idyllic position offers exhilarating contrasts; enjoy the bustle of Alfriston Village High Street or Dinner alfresco on a Summer's evening, relax with afternoon tea in our gardens or supper before a crackling log fire. Deans Place offers all the facilities for a perfect break, 36 bedrooms, rosette-awarded dining, outdoor seasonal swimming pool and croquet lawn.
http://www.deansplacehotel.co.uk/

WILDERNESS JUNIOR PENGUIN SLEEPING BAG

Vango | £30
Sleepovers, camp outs and family holidays, penguins aren’t just for Christmas, but it’s a good place to start! Treat your little penguins to a snuggly, warm sleeping bag this festive season. Soft touch fabrics and cosy fi llings make these bags a joy to jump into! More styles available, visit the website to see the full range and fi nd your nearest Vango stockist.
http://www.vango.co.uk/juniorsleep