Holidays & Travel




Self-Catering, Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Mid-West Wales: Ty Mari and Penroc

We are told that few self-catering holiday cottages offer such comfort, complete peace and a sense of retreat from our fast-paced world for those who love to escape. These dog friendly holiday cottages in mid-west Wales are set in the Ceredigion uplands on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains in a breathtakingly beautiful location, as seen in the ‘Hinterland’ TV series. For those looking for adventure and self-catering holidays in Wales there are endless beautiful walks for children, adults and dogs alike. A narrow-gauge steam railway is nearby; swimming, dolphin spotting, Red Kite feeding and bird watching, mountain biking, fly fishing, horse riding and viewing historic mines are amongst the attractions local to the holiday cottages. Of course, the internet is unlimited for those who need it!  While the cottages are pet and dog friendly, owners are encouraged to read the relevant FAQs on www.welsh-hideaways.co.uk to ensure their dog’s holiday needs will be met too!

Enjoying your West Wales Holiday

For some, this low-priced self-catering holiday is enhanced by the two dog friendly cottages having inter-communicating doors…you can have a noisy cottage with games, DVDs and the like and a quiet cottage where you can be still and drink in the view. They are wonderful for two families wanting space for ten and yet have times apart from each other.

The fantastic location of these self-catering cottages in west Wales means that you can enjoy the kind of holiday you want to – whether it is a break full of walking with the dogs or trekking; or simply recharging your batteries and taking a step back from it all.

About the Cottages

Both holiday cottages come fully equipped with king size beds as well as comfy twin rooms – so after a long day of walking with the dogs and outdoor activities, you will be sure of a good night’s sleep. But before you turn in for the night, you can take full advantage of the wonderful views that mid-west Wales has to offer on the balcony terrace, while enjoying a home cooked dinner or glass of wine on a summer’s evening.  The international dark sky park is nearby so star-gazing is an unforgettable experience.

For those cold and dark nights, there are a range of options to keep you entertained as you enjoy the heat of the stove, including Smart TV, DVDs, audio system, surprisingly fast internet and a good selection of games. Whether it’s a romantic countryside retreat or a large family/group walking holiday in Wales – the cottages cater for everyone (even your dog!).  In 2018, Penroc won the prestigious Customers’ Choice Award, thanks to great reviews.

 

 

STANWIX Park, situated on Cumbria’s Solway coast next to a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, offers visitors breath taking views, sunsets over the Solway Firth and is just minutes away from the popular Victorian seaside town of Silloth, with its 36-acre green, striking promenade and sandy west beach.

Stanwix offers relaxation, fun and excitement in one place – everything you need to make your family holiday one to remember!

New for 2018; Spa Area which includes: Sauna; Steam Room; Experience Showers; Foot Spas and Heated Loungers in addition to our 29-metre leisure pool, jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool & gym.

Late 2017 also brought brand new JJ’s Bowl – the latest in Ten-pin bowling technology & family entertainment!

Other features also include family entertainment shows, adult cabaret, daytime activities, a café, shop and arcades. For those who don’t want to miss any of the sporting action while they’re away from home, Sky & BT Sport is also available.

When the sun goes down, there’s only one place to head for at Stanwix – The Sunset Inn! It offers family entertainment every night, including fun and games, Foxy Fox, talent shows, limbo competitions, magic shows, live cabaret and much more crazy fun.

If you’ve left the kids behind, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy your evening in the park’s over 16’s Dunes Cabaret bar. Whether you fancy a game of cash bingo, taking part in a quiz night, listening to live groups or comedy acts or watching a movie, there’s something sure to suit you.

Stanwix also offers a choice of accommodation, ranging from self-catering caravans and apartments for hire for three, four and seven nights to maxi camping pods and pitches for tents, touring caravans and motorhomes.  The park offers pet-free and pet-friendly accommodation so you can bring all the members of your family – including pets – on holiday! A maximum of two pets will be accepted per booking.

Caravans for Sale

for unbeatable style and value, you can’t beat a holiday home at Stanwix Park! There are models to suit everyone. Open all year round and with your very own holiday home you have the luxury of being able to escape the routine of home life, make new friends and create memories you’ll never forget! Brand new caravans are sold to include ground rent and memberships to the leisure and entertainment centre for 2018. Arrange a visit to see the place you could be spending quality family time together for years to come.

www.stanwix.com | 016973 32666

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4HH.

 

In the UK we have one of the largest varieties of holiday options available to us in the world… No, really we do! We can go off to a hotel in the city, a shallay near the beach, a caravan in the countryside, or even a lodge in the woods… as well as many more besides. Cheshire and Cumbria especially are a hot bed for wonderful holiday options.

Tour operators, travel agents, independant letters – have all had success advertising within The North West Times publication and on the website. Either option will allow you to reach a vast amount of UK holiday goers and you will be able to give lots of information about holiday destinations and types of holiday.

Apart from the traditional holidays we have mentioned, we have featured advertisers offering cruises, activity holidays (holidays that involves walking, cycling, climbing or other sports) and many more – our readers seem to be very open minded! Where as a lot of people choose a package holiday, where flights and accommodation are included in the price, Many people seem also to be more willing to book an independent holiday, where they make their own travel arrangements.

When you choose The North West Times to advertise your holidays you can rest assured that you will be reaching an audience who are looking for a vast array of holiday types, dates and prices. You can call the advertising department on; 01452 500 700 or email to request further details to features@colstonmedia.co.uk

 

The colonial hotel, perfect for families and couples. Only a stones throw away from the pleasure beach and sandcastle water park. The 40 bedroom family run hotel has a harlequins carvery on site cooking fresh food every day of the week, the hotel bar has family entertainment on to keep the kids busy and having lots of fun. The hotel boasts stunning sea views from the front facing bedrooms so book early to avoid dissapointment. The hotel is under new management and the new staff cannot wait to welcome its regular and new guests catering for their every need.

The hotel is currently having a promotion where kids stay for half the price so don’t forget to enquire when you call. Also the weekend deals at £89pp including breakfast will be hard to beat. So don’t miss out on this fantastic offer and book your holiday with the Colonial hotel.

Holgates Holiday Parks are set in some of Cumbria’s and Lancashire’s most scenic countryside, dotted along the picturesque Morecambe Bay shoreline with its unspoilt landscape, protected wildlife habitats and delightful coastal villages.

At Holgates, there’s a park to suit everyone. Some are lively with lots of facilities; others are havens of peace and tranquillity. All are within easy reach of the M6, with the seaside resort of Morecambe and historic city of Lancaster close by.

Why not join us for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break, or a fun-filled family adventure? We have parks for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents– even camping pods – and if you’d like to explore the idea of  owning your very own static caravan holiday home, we’ll do our best to find you the perfect match! If you’re looking for somewhere different for this year’s holiday or the perfect location for your own holiday home, you’ve come to the right place

Silverdale is Holgates’ flagship park. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amid over 100 acres of woodland and countryside, it overlooks the sweeping vista of Morecambe Bay and welcomes holidaymakers from far and wide. There’s always plenty to do – stroll along the coast, find a spot for a picnic, enjoy a swim in the pool or relax in the sauna. Children are safe to roam or let off steam in the games room and soft play area as well as the two outdoor adventure playgrounds. A well stocked  shop supplies most things you’ll need during your stay, but there’s no need to cook – the restaurant and bar serve meals and snacks all day.

To check availability and prices, just browse to www.holgates.co.uk, or If you’d prefer to speak to a member of our friendly team please call us on 01524 701508

Holidays in the UK

We have hours of glorious sunshine here in the UK and plenty of exciting beeches brimming with character shouting out to be explored, and what’s more, Keep Britain Tidy has announced that 70 of England’s beaches have been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag this year which means a guarantee that the beach has top notch facilities, is litter free and has achieved a high standard of water quality. Why go abroad when you have the sun and sea here? And if you want something quieter and less touristy, the UK’s patchwork quilt of countryside is amongst the most beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. Picturesque villages served by quaint olde-world pubs are always there to be discovered and loved, and if you decide to discover one or more of the natural beautiful and cherished National Parks, you will always be met by breathtaking vistas and outstanding scenery.

There are plenty of places to rest your sleepy heads too from stylish comfy hotels to cheap and cheerful campsites. And if you haven’t stayed at a holiday park in the UK for a while then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The new and renovated parks have a vast array of outstanding facilities for you and your family such as indoor swimming pools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, walks, and clubs for the kids and nightly entertainment. There are of course quieter holiday parks which tend to attract couples of various ages looking to spend time together away from the noisy towns and escape to a peaceful and relaxing environment. Holiday cottages are also another way to enjoy

With so much to see and do within the UK and so many ways of doing it there really is no need to spend huge amounts going abroad. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to stay and however you want to do it there’s always somewhere out there for you. the great British countryside. Most holiday cottages are individually owned, giving each cottage its own unique style and charm. Coaching holidays are a brilliant alternative and this type of holiday has never been more popular. A coaching holiday these days means executive coaches, top quality accommodation, experienced tour guides and brilliant destinations such as top shopping locations and woodland retreats.

Find your perfect place to go and stay or visit whilst in North Wales, just click on our guide below

Looking to get away?

When it comes to summer holidays, we all tend to go straight for the Spain or Italy holiday destinations. Although there are lots of amazing places to visit abroad, we always forget about all the wonderful places we have right here in the UK.
You don’t need to look far or hard to find a truly enjoyable holiday here in the UK. One that everyone will enjoy and one that’s closer than you might think.

We have hours of glorious sunshine here and plenty of exciting beeches brimming with character shouting out to be explored, and what’s more, Keep Britain Tidy has announced that 70 of England’s beaches have been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag this year. So, why go abroad when you have the sun and sea here? And if you want something quieter and less touristy, the UK’s patchwork quilt of countryside is amongst the most beautiful to be found anywhere on the planet. Picturesque villages served by quaint olde-world pubs are also here to be discovered and loved. And if you decide to discover one or more of the naturally beautiful and cherished National Parks, you will always be met by breath-taking vistas and outstanding scenery.

There are plenty of places to rest your sleepy heads too from stylishly comfortable hotels to cheap and cheerful campsites. And if you haven’t stayed at a holiday park in the UK for a while then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. The new and renovated parks have a vast array of outstanding facilities for you and your family to enjoy and take full advantage of, such as indoor swimming pools, pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, walks, and clubs for the kids and nightly entertainment too. There are of course quieter holiday parks which tend to attract couples of various ages looking to spend time together away from the noisy towns and escape to a more peaceful and relaxing environment.

The bottom line is this: if deliciously smelling fish n chips and scrumptiously tasty ice cream wets your lips, you believe variety is the spice of life and you enjoy the invigorating great British countryside then there really is no need to spend huge amounts going abroad. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to stay and whoever you want to enjoy it with, there’s always a great place waiting for you.

Take a Winter Break in the North East and Yorkshire

Feel alive again by taking a relaxing and rejuvenating break in the North. The Cold crisp air here seems to awaken your senses and uplift your soul. Not surprising really with so much natural beauty and amazing experiences to be had. Take a step back in time and visit York’s historical city. Stroll along the quant cobbled streets lined with twinkling lights and delightful boutique shops. Discover York’s exquisite architecture, gothic cathedral and picturesque sights. Head to North Yorkshire to feel your spirits sour on the magnificent Boulbycliffs, whilst your there savour the 360 degree views from Roseberry Topping, the highest hill in the North York Moors. Head further north to listen to the music of Durham Cathedral bells and head even further to indulge your taste for the arts on Newcastle Gateshead. Stay in Northumberland to see Keilders rare wildlife and breath-taking views, if your stay here falls on an enchanted weekend, you will find yourself in Kielder’s magical forest landscape as Kielder Water and Forest Park transforms into an enchanted Winter Wonderland. There really isn’t anything much more heart-warming than watching Northumberland’s coast catch the glow of the setting sun or feeling the magic of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Make your winter holiday memorable and discover all that there is to discover in this stunning part of the Country.

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