Archive for April, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Tenby

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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Visitors on a cottage holiday are tempted to explore Tenby, one of the prettiest seaside towns in Wales, brimming with charm and with no less than three beautiful stretches of clean, sandy Blue Flag beach. Consequently it gets very busy during the summer months, but the upside to this a largely traffic-free centre, as pubs and cafes set up al fresco dining to take advantage of the mild climate.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Burnham-on-Sea

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Visitors on a cottage holiday should visit Burnham on Sea. This popular Somerset resort, much-loved by families who flock to enjoy its collection of no less than eight fine, mainly sandy beaches in the summer months. The principal Burnham beach is sandy, dog-free and well patrolled during the holiday season. The Beach Lighthouse Area offers wide, open sands and dunes, together with a famous local landmark, the lighthouse on stilts. The town’s Berrow Beach claims to be the second longest sandy stretch of beach in Europe, at six miles, and has its very own shipwreck and marshland area with visiting birds. Sandy Brean Down is another area of beach popular with families. The town’s elegant Edwardian pier is renowned as the shortest of its kind in Britain, but still manages to house the obligatory entertainment arcades and food outlets to keep children busy on seaside holidays. Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park offers family entertainment, with pleasant green spaces for walking and picnics, a lake for fishing, children’s play area, skate park and bird sanctuary with its collection of ducks, terns, warblers, martins and many other species in residence.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Church Stretton

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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Keen walkers on a Shropshire cottage holiday are welcome in Church Stretton – it’s official! The town is one of just a small number in the UK to receive the seal of approval from the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ Network Towns Committee, and with more than thirty miles of footpaths and miles of bridleways and permissive routes, outdoor types will find Church Stretton a great base from which to indulge their passion. Whether you’re a keen rambler or a short pub walker, you will be spoilt for choice with the routes accessible from this charming Shropshire town. The Jack Mytton long distance cycle and bridleway passes through, or for a short ride, there’s a circular Heritage Way loop around town. The scenic Long Mynd is one of the county’s most breathtaking beauty spots close to town, ideal to take to the hills or indeed the skies; it’s a popular spot for paragliding, as well as picnics and walking, and the views from here are stunning on a clear day.
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