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Month: August 2015

Enjoy leisurely luxury at Langdale this summer

One of the leading 4 star hotels in the Lake District for luxury, facilities, ecotourism an innovation, the Langdale Hotel & Spa have launched a super summer offer.

This family, friend and couple friendly destination and resort in the heart of the Lake District in the Langdale Valley is set amongst picnic heaven, has cycle routes and walks from the hotel door and stay on a Thursday and enjoy the ultimate in summer dining with the famous Terrace BBQ. Every Thursday during he summer holidays select any 5 of Lake District BBQ goodies and to give you a taster, things like Cumberland and Damson sausages, local lamb cutlets and rump steal burgers. Sides include salads, artisan bread and jacket potatoes all for just £18 per person.

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Summer at Langdale Hotel & Spa

Whether it’s been a long day on the fells, taking a Renault Twizy electric car for a spin over Wrynose and Hardknott or cycling to Ambleside on the new cycle way, some good food and a comfy bed will be definitely be required.

The summer spectacular offers means guests can stay in one of the hotels Lakeland Signature rooms from just £140 per room including a lavish breakfast the following morning and the rate also includes full use of the leisure facilities and pool at the Langdale 4 Star Lake District hotel. Call 015394 38014 or book online via http://www.langdale.co.uk.

Where to stay and things to do with distinction in Devon

My fondest holiday memories as a child were from North Devon. Coming from the land locked East Midlands, this place littered with coves and beaches, craggy in some places, vast in others was a world away from home and school. I remember always feeling like there was space to explore and this created dreams and extra excitement with a feeling like I was part of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five despite there only being my Mum, Dad and I.

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Must visit – Clovelly Village and Lundy Island

Camping was exciting, the beach was exciting, rock pooling was exciting, Clovelly was mesmerising, I’d never walked down such steep steps and although I didn’t realise at the time the harbour dates back to the 14 century, I knew even then it was pretty special. I even never tired from walking around Ilfracombe Harbour and Lundy, well I didn’t even want to leave. It is a must day out when staying anywhere along that North Devon coast. The boat trip is amazing on its own but, Lundy, this lump of rock sticking out of the Bristol Channel, is something else and the first time I’d ever seen puffins. Sailing operate from Ilfracombe daily between March and October.
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As everything in life, camping and caravanning facilities have moved on since the 80’s when my parents and I made the annual trip to North Devon. Back then I remember sites with little more than a swing, a shop selling out of date, extortionately priced goods and a shower block you would feel cleaner by not washing. Now sites such as Stowford Farm Meadows at Combe Martin are actually, holiday resorts. There is a pub, restaurant, large shop (not a Frey Bentos pie in sight thank goodness), swimming pool, crazy golf, tennis/football and basketball courts, woodland walks, and even better, lots of other families and a great chance to meet up with fellow little people. This North Devon campsite is beautifully landscaped and the bathroom and shower blocks are bright and clean.

Read more about Stowford’s caravan and campsite here, http://stowford.co.uk