Thursday, 19 April 2018

Gordon House Guest House, Wimbourne Minster, Dorset

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Gordon House Guest House, Wimbourne Minster, Dorset

Gordon House Guest House is a family run bed and breakfast with a warm and friendly atmosphere in the town centre of Wimbourne Minster, Dorset.

The guest rooms all have tea, coffee and televisions. There are also en suites available.

The guest house is just a short walking distance from a great selection of restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, shops, picture and theatre houses and a large weekend market. The bed and breakfast accommodation is also a short drive to Blue Flag beaches, the Jurassic coast and New Forest.

The area is great for golfing and fishing as well as being close to lots of attractions.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   

Clashope Cottage, Shoreston, Bamburgh, Northumberland

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Clashope Cottage, Shoreston, Bamburgh, Northumberland

Clashope Cottage offers self catering accommodation situated in the wonderful county of Northumberland at Shoreston and only a short drive from the wonderful village of Bamburgh.

Our holiday cottage was originally a farm dwelling built circa 1780 and now, with its fabulous and modern additions, this stunning property has been renovated with love and excellent taste and will allow you and your family to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday in memorable surroundings.

The layout of this property offers plenty of space to spread out with a traditional ‘heart of the house’ kitchen/dining area, complete with a large wood burning stove where everyone can gather to chat, eat, drink and relax. There are lots of thoughtful finishing touches everywhere to ensure everyone has an unforgettable seaside holiday. Families, walkers, cyclists, dog lovers and friends will all adore staying in Clashope Cottage.

We are just a short drive from the lovely village of Bamburgh with its magnificent castle, golden, sandy beaches and great range of independent shops, renowned restaurants and cosy village pubs - and the popular seaside village of Seahouses, from where you can visit the Farne Islands by boat, explore the busy harbour and dine out in the many restaurants.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   

Champernhayes, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Champernhayes, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Champernhayes is situated on the gentle slope of a West Dorset hillside, with woodland above and a stunning view of many square miles of fields below. The tiny village of Wootton Fitzpaine is just half a mile away to the east, down a winding lane. 

Champernhayes farmhouse and buildings originate from 1482 when, records tell us that a French family named Champernon farmed here. Hayes is the Old English word for enclosure, and this is how the name has been derived.

If you are feeling active, you can try your hand at just about anything in West Dorset. Walkers can choose from miles of heritage coast path, a programme of over 300 guided coast and countryside walks and events, leisurely pub strolls or fascinating town trails. There is an excellent range of golf courses and riding centres as well as plenty of opportunities to fish inland or off the coast.

Walking gives you the freedom to get off the beaten track and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of the countryside, to discover attractive villages with their picturesque cottages, fine old churches and welcoming pubs, to explore the nooks and crannies of historic towns full of architectural interest, or simply to admire the views.

West Dorset is almost entirely designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a spectacular coastline, and is perfect for exploring on two wheels. You’ll find sleepy villages, bustling market towns, river valleys and gentle chalk downlands behind the famous Chesil Beach.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

UK facts you may not know

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UK facts you may not know.

The UK is a fantastic place for a holiday. Take a look at our list of interesting facts about this amazing staycation destination.

1. ‘Britain’ comes from the name of a Celtic tribe ‘The Brythons’.

2. The Old Forge on Inverie in Scotland is the UK’s most isolated pub. It is 107 miles from the nearest city of Inverness.



3. The only country in the world that doesn’t have its name on postage stamps is Britain.

4. The first restaurant to serve fish and chips was opened in London in 1860.



5. During the two weeks of Wimbledon tennis championships over 27 tons of strawberries are consumed.

6. Windsor Castle is the largest royal residence in the world.



7. The name ‘Big Ben’ refers to the bell rather than the clock itself.

8. Stonehenge has stood on Salisbury Plain for more than 5ooo years and is older than the Pyramids of Egypt.



9. Nowhere in England is more than 75 miles from the sea.

10. With 500 recorded cases of ghostly activity, the Ghost Research Foundation has stated that York is England’s most haunted city as well as being one of the most haunted in the world.



Hopefully you enjoyed our facts and if you fancy visiting any of the places mentioned, take a look at www.aroundaboutbritain.co.uk for accommodation ideas. 

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   


Monday, 16 April 2018

Didsbury Park Apartments, Didsbury, Manchester

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 Didsbury Park Apartments, Didsbury, Manchester 

Didsbury Park Apartments offer comfortable self catering accommodation located in Didsbury, Manchester. The self catering accommodation is in period buildings and has been refurbished to a high standard. 

Whilst staying here you will have space privacy and tranquillity in a totally self contained luxury apartment. We have one or two bed apartment available. There is central heating, an entry phone, telephone, TV and a microwave. 

Everything you will need is included such as cooking utensils, crockery, kettle and a toaster. Special requirements will be accommodated where possible.

Didsbury Park Apartments are situated in one of the most desirable areas of Manchester in the delightful mature surroundings of Didsbury St James' conservation area. The accommodation is close to parks and the Mersey Valley nature area yet only 4.5 miles from the city centre.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   

Bluebell House, Woodside, Windsor, Berkshire

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Bluebell House, Woodside, Windsor, Berkshire

Bluebell House offers comfortable accommodation located between Windsor and Ascot in the small hamlet of Woodside. 

We have a good selection of complimentary teas and coffees in each of our rooms and if you require the addition of a continental breakfast taken in the privacy of your own room then please let us know when booking.

We have a lovely restaurant next door to us and 2 very nice pubs about a 10 minute walk away.

We are very near Windsor town centre and Windsor Castle, Legoland, Ascot and Royal Windsor racecourses, for golfers there is Wentworth or Sunningdale close by and polo at Smiths Lawn and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels. 

   

Marthrown of Mabie, Mabie Forest, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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Marthrown of Mabie, Mabie Forest, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Marthrown of Mabie is situated in the heart of Mabie Forest, Dumfries and Galloway providing a selection of unique and unusual styles of accommodation.

Marthrown of Mabie features a tipi, a yurt ideal for glamping in southern Scotland, a bunkhouse, camping with views over the Lake District and our famous roundhouse – come and take a look around; you will find simply - something different!

Marthrown of Mabie is right in the heart of the forest, away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Although only a few miles from the region's capital town of Dumfries, Marthrown of Mabie is surrounded by forest and this makes the sounds of modern life disappear.

This is a great spot to relax and unwind, with a sauna and hot tub on site. It is also perfect as a base for 7stanes mountain biking and other activities such as road cycling, walking & hiking or nature breaks.

Two lochs and many smaller ponds along with the variety of trees means that an amazing variety of wildlife abounds in Mabie Forest. Red squirrels and woodpeckers come right into the courtyard and many rare species of insect and bird life frequent the area.

Plan your perfect trip in Great Britain! Whether you are staycationing or visiting from overseas, here at Around About Britain you will find the perfect accommodation for you. We provide a guide to all types of accommodation - From self catering, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels and hostels.