Weekend city breaks - in self-catering cottages and apartments

weekend city breaksA weekend break is something to look forward to at any time of year. We all enjoy a weekend away somewhere different for country walks, shopping, a romantoc break or visiting friends and family.

Find a comfortable self-catering cottage or apartment and explore a new city or different part of the country.

A few suggested weekend city breaks are shown below

A weekend city break in Stratford-upon-Avon

The following apartments are just 3 miles away from Stratford-upon-Avon. Wander around Stratford, take in a theatre trip, boating on the river, visit Shakespeare's birthplace and the houses he lived in, the Shakespeare exhibition, then return 'home' to your comfortable apartment set in beautiful gardens just a stone's throw from where Shakespeare's mother lived.

cottages Stratford-upon-AvonThe Apple Loft and Acanthus Cottages are set in the grounds of Peartree Cottage in Wilmcote. The village of Wilmcote is in the heart of Shakespeare Country just three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and eight miles from Warwick. Pear Tree Cottage is near the village green and looks across a paddock towards MARY ARDEN'S HOUSE, the home of Shakespeare's mother's family.

The Apple loft cottage: This accommodation, for one or two people, consists of a large sitting room, a separate fully fitted dining kitchen, and a double bedroom with ensuite shower and WC. This bedroom can be made up with king-size or twin beds. The apartment is at first floor level having a bright and airy aspect overlooking the gardens and adjoining paddock.

The Acanthus Cottage: The accommodation, for up to four people, has a spacious Living/Dining area with cosy chairs and a folding dining table for four. The modern fully-fitted kitchen has a breakfast bar. The two bedrooms have double beds (one can be made up as twin bedded if required) each having their own ensuite bathroom - with bath, shower and WC. The whole apartment is at ground floor level.

Click on these cottage photographs for more information about these apartments or self-catering cottages near Stratford-upon-Avon.


A weekend break near the historic city of Chester - north west England


cottages with flexible Lane cottages historic cheshireLane Cottages

Discover luxury holiday accommodation in the North West of England close to the historic city of Chester in the village of Tarvin. Lane Cottages are recently renovated servants quarters that formed part of the estate of a village squire in 1700s.

Located on a private drive they have their own car park and attractive walled garden. They are close to the historic county town of Chester with is quaint rows that are a shopper's paradise. The cottages are particularly well equipped and are very comfortable with beamed ceilings and period furniture.


Lounge with exposed beams Charming garden

The village of Tarvin is located in the centre of the attractive Cheshire countryside 7km or just under 5 miles from the historic city of Chester. It has a good range of shops including a mini-supermarket, greengrocers, chemist, delicatessen, newsagents, coffee shop, hairdressers, fashion boutique, petrol station. There are three pubs all serving food as well as a Chineseand a high quality Thai restaurant.

Evidence of Chester's Roman history abounds and visitors can walk around the old city on a high sandstone wall. The streets have shops on two levels and a worldwide selection of restaurants. The nightlife is busy with entertainment ranging from live theatre to jazz venues and discos.

Telephone Peter on 0182 9741 272 or click on cottage photograph for more information about these 300 year old historic cottages with a flexible start day.


A weekend break taking in Woburn Safari Park and London


cottages for weekend breaksBluegate Farm in Bedfordshire, offers two country cottages, just north of London, with good countryside views. Enjoy the countryside combined with a trip to London.

Each cottage sleeps 2-6 people. Each cottage has a private garden area with furniture. There are many places to visit and plenty of things to do near the cottages for a weekend break:

  • .Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is only 10 minutes drive in the car, and the beautiful National Trust Ashridge Forest and Ivinghoe Beacon with fantastic views and many different walks for all abilities.
  • Woburn Safari Park and Woburn Abbey - 15 minutes away.
  • The centuries old village of Aldbury, just below Ashridge, with it’s famous stocks is well worth a visit.
  • Drive into London or take the train for a day out sightseeing in London. Just so many things to see - Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Tower Bridge experience, Tower of London, theatres, art galleries, museums, markets, South Bank and London Eye. Go Christmas shopping in London and enjoy the lights and decorations. There's alway something happening at Covent Garden and the entertainment is free.

Click on the farm cottage photograph to check availability and book your weekend break now.


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Wye Valley Cottages for a self-catering weekend break in the Cotswolds

2 small cottages for 2 to 4 peopleTwo luxury cottages in grounds of 16th century timbered farmhouse surrounded by tranquil countryside. Ideal location to explore breathtaking Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, the enchanting Royal Forest of Dean and the scenic Cotswolds.

Or you may simply decide to take it easy and relax in the comfortable surroundings of The Poppies or Orchard Barn.

Visit the following cities on your weekend break whilst staying in these lovely small cottages:

Regency Cheltenham for Cheltenham Races and the Gold Cup, Gloucester with its redeveloped historic docks and magnificent cathedral, Cirencester with Roman remains. A beautiful area to wander around, take a trip to the Cotswolds and explore its cities and towns on your weekend break.

Telephone 01531 828237 or click on the photograph of the cottages for details and interior views.

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Daisy Cottage in Oxfordshire - sleeps 2 to 3 - great weekend break in Oxford

Visit the university town of Oxford with its dreamy spires, marvel at the historic old buildings and splendid architecture, take a boat ride on the river and enjoy tea at one of the many tea shops when you discover some of the best of Oxfordshire during a stay at Daisy Cottage.

small cottage for 2, Oxfordshire CotswoldsDaisy Cottage is a thatched holiday home with ample charm which is situated just 15 miles from the fascinating historical city of Oxford. Stone-built and with its own garden, this property could also be a great base for discovering the wonderful Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With one bedroom, this property is ideal for 2 but can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child.

Click on the photograph to find out more about what a stay at this pretty country cottage has to offer.

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