Archive for April, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Much Wenlock

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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Visitors on a cottage holiday will be tempted to explore Much Wenlock. Close to Shropshire’s World Heritage Site, Ironbridge, the charming village of Much Wenlock stands on the doorstep of some of the county’s best walking, in Wenlock Edge, and offers one of it’s many claims to fame – rather unusually, that of birthplace of the founder of the modern Olympic Games.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Bakewell

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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On a cottage holiday a visit to Bakewell is a must. The largest town within the Peak District National Park, the pretty village of Bakewell established itself rather unusually by way of a culinary accident. The famous Bakewell tart was originally a Bakewell pudding, when a local chef misread a strawberry tart recipe and folded the egg mixture on top of the jam instead of adding it to into the pastry. Nowadays the town thrives on sales of both, with various establishments claiming the original, but all manner of fine food and drink can be sampled in this delightful town, which hosts a superb, bustling outdoor market each Monday and a Farmer’s market on the last Saturday of every month, and has a good selection of local restaurants and pubs serving the finest local produce.

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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Middleham

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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On your cottage holiday the picturesque town of Middleham is well worth exploring. Middleham is dominated by the ruined fortress of Middleham Castle, the former home of King Richard III, and is symbolic of the power which was once wielded in this beautiful part of the world. The castle, with its vast Keep, is a popular place to visit, as much for the stunning views it affords over beautiful Wensleydale as the deep sense of history to be gained there.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Seahouses And The Farne Islands

Friday, April 15th, 2011
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Many visitors on a cottage holiday are drawn to the colourful fishing village of Seahouses, which lies, on a stretch of Northumberland coast, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A series of three short walking tours with informative panels have been created to enable the visitor to discover the area, together with an accompanying quiz for children, available from Seahouses tourist office. It’s proximity to many of Northumberland’s top visitor attractions make Seahouses and the surrounding area an ideal place for a Northumberland cottage holiday; the village also provides access to the Farne Islands, with various boat trips leaving the harbour each day.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Ilfracombe and Woolacombe

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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Visitors on a cottage holiday will enjoy pretty Ilfracombe, situated in a truly enviable location, lying between Exmoor National Park to the east and the stunning surf beaches of west Devon. This coastal town is a gorgeous blend of grand old Victorian villas and lovely white washed houses and cottages, with a picture-postcard pretty harbour and quayside. (more…)

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