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Top 10 Peaceful Retreats (for when the kids go back to school)
1. Windermere Boutique Guest House
Escape to the Lake District and base yourself in the heart of the National Park in Windermere. Leave the car behind and go by rail (Windermere has its own station!). Choose from a selection of charming Victorian guest houses and luxury boutique retreats perfect for couples like Boundary Luxury Boutique Guest House with rooms specially aimed at couples and currently offering a 5% discount for all customers booking through iknow.
2. North York Moors 18th Century Coaching Inn
Have you been dreaming of a historic coaching inn retreat during those weeks of school holidays? Nothing beats a freehouse inn with stunning rooms, fine real ales and locally sourced food. Look to the National Parks for great country inn retreats like the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, an 18th Century coaching Inn in Sinnington village on the edge of the North York Moors with an AA Rossette Restaurant and currently a Dinner, B&B offer!!
3. Cosy Barn Conversion in the Yorkshire Dales & Nidderdale
How about a cosy 200 year old barn conversion for two on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The Timble Cottages in Nidderdale with oak beams and exposed stonework are perfect retreats for two ideally close to Harrogate, World Heritage Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales. A village inn is within walking distance!
4. Boutique Retreat in West Looe, South Cornwall Coast
Looking for an affordable coastal retreat close to beautiful coastal walking and quiet beach bays? Book your stay now in award-winning Calico Boutique Guest House in the Hannafore area of West Looe. Opt for the spacious super king-size room with sea views across Looe Bay and St Georges Island! Book in October and save up to £19 per room.
5. 5 Star B&B Retreat on the Undiscovered Ceredigion Welsh Coast
Have you discovered the hidden gem stretch of the West Wales coast between Aberystwyth and Cardigan around the Aberporth area? This is a truly stunning hidden corner of Wales with some equally stunning accommodation. Stay at 5 Star Ffynnon Fendigaid B&B only 10 miles north of Cardigan. Set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens with ponds and woodland, the B&B has two double ensuite rooms and is just 1 mile from the coast.
6. Fisherman’s Cottage for two in a Yorkshire Coast Fishing Village
The Yorkshire Coast is where to head for that quaint cosy fisherman’s cottage in a spectacular coastal setting. Receive a complimentary bottle of wine when you book a stay at the charming Longhouse Cottage in the beautiful fishing village of Staithes north of Whitby with sunny patio. Book your September break now!
7. Hot Tub Hideaway on the Jurassic Coast
Treat yourself – you deserve it and book an apartment for two with private hot tub and breakfast basket. Acorns Garden Apartment sits close to River Cottage HQ, and only 5 minutes from Lyme Regis. A perfect retreat near the beautiful Jurassic Coast, and only a short walk from a pub! Book now for last minute availability from 12 to 15 September!!
8. Wake Up to a Spectacular Sea View on the North Devon Coast
Enchanting Lynton and Lynmouth on the North Devon Coast are brimming with Victorian coastal gems and make the perfect quiet walking retreats with the Exmoor Heritage Coast and National Park on your doorstep. Stay in North Walk House Apartment in Lynton, a self-contained studio apartment with terrace and panoramic sea views. Perfect for couples and with a large garden to explore – this is quirky coastal heaven!
9. Drift Off to St Ives in Far West Cornwall
Stay at the Tregenna Castle Resort – tis the season for special offers and lookout for great value prices from October to March here in this luxury leisure resort overlooking St Ives Bay. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an 18 hole golf course, ball courts, a fully equipped gym and a Brasserie serving delicious locally sourced food. Indulge in some me time and enjoy a host of beauty treatments at Castle Beauty based in the hotel!
10. Romantic Mountain Retreat near Coniston
If a romantic retreat in a perfect rural setting is what you’re looking for, 4 Star Tarn Foot Cottage in the Duddon Valley near Coniston is it. This traditional cottage gem with cosy woodburner is perfect for couples and was restored by the National Trust. The famous Newfield Inn pub serving food is only around a 20 minute stroll away and the views of the valley and Coniston Fells are truly spectacular. Book now – the cottage has availability from 26 September through October!
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