Archive for September, 2011

The Sykes Cottages Guide To Runswick Bay

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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Like many of its neighbouring fishing villages along the coast, pretty Runswick Bay is a quaint and charming village clinging to a steep coastline, a picturesque jumble of red pantiled roofs and whitewashed cottages. The view from the car park at the top of the village takes in the bay in all its picture-postcard beauty, a breathtaking spot and now a village for tourists in summer, but once a busy fishing village supporting twenty vessels.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Kelso

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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The bustling market town of Kelso is an attractive Borders town set around a large, cobbled square, which still forms the focal point of the local community. In the heart of rolling countryside, the town, a perfect place to visit on a cottage holiday, stands at the confluence of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, and has some lovely Georgian buildings and plenty of places of interest in town and nearby. Kelso Abbey was founded by French monks in the twelfth century but now stands largely in ruins, but is a pretty site to visit nonetheless.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Benllech and Moelfre

Monday, September 12th, 2011
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The Anglesey coastline offers some wonderful, family-friendly beaches, including those found in the two popular seaside villages of Benllech and Moelfre, both of which are ideal for a cottage holiday. Benllech has a collection of shops, pubs and services, and, during the summer months the village becomes a busy holiday resort. One of Anglesey’s largest beaches, the vast expanse of sand at Red Wharf Bay, and neighbouring Llandona, are close by.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To The Northumberland National Park & Kielder Water

Friday, September 9th, 2011
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Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is one of 15 national parks throughout the UK and without doubt encompasses one of the wildest and least discovered landscapes in the country. Stretching from Hadrian’s Wall in the south to the magnificent Cheviot Hills hugging the Scottish border, the park is home to some of the most breathtaking displays of Northumberland’s legendary natural beauty.
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The Sykes Cottages Guide To Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Freshwater is one of a number of small towns making up the lovely area known as West Wight, an ideal area to visit on a cottage holiday. Here you’ll find a large designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, featuring a varying landscape of rolling farmland, precipitous chalk cliffs and fabulous beaches and sea views, together with access to the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmark, the famous Needles. Freshwater itself is popular with golfers and families, thanks to an excellent 18-hole golf course and proximity to lovely beaches. The town itself has a small, sandy bay, whilst nearby Alum Bay, Compton, Colwell and Totland all offer a different beach experience. Alum, with its striking sandstone cliffs, is a good beach for viewing the Needles; you can also take a boat trip out to the lighthouse and rocks from here. Windsurfers are drawn to Compton, whilst Totland and Colwell are popular with families. Freshwater has a leisure centre, with an indoor swimming pool, for when the weather is less favourable, and there are plenty of shops and places to eat. (more…)

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