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YHA Hawkshead

So many youth hostels have a fascinating history and it’s one of the reasons we enjoy staying with the YHA. Take YHA Hawkshead, alias Esthwaite Lodge, one mile south of the pretty Lake District village. Its first recorded owner was in the late 18th century and, in 1936, was bought [...]

By | 2019-09-14T08:04:00+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Staycity Aparthotel – Birmingham’s Newhall Square

  Aparthotels provide the perfect combination between hotel services and home-style facilities. As a family, we love the freedom and flexibility they provide. Dublin-based Staycity Group, founded in 2004, offers a range of contemporary quality accommodation that's versatile and affordable with all the facilities needed for short and long-term stays in 7,000 apartments around Europe. [...]

By | 2019-09-13T10:35:02+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Hengar Manor Country Park – Cornwall

Hengar Manor is perfectly located for those wishing to sample a taste of Cornish life without travelling the full length of the peninsula; and what’s more, it’s an ideal base for families who adore a tranquil break amid verdant countryside. The park is attractively designed with five separate lakes, plenty of lush greenery and attractive [...]

By | 2019-07-20T08:42:03+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Accommodation, Destinations, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Green Meadow Holiday Park

If I were thinking about buying a caravan holiday home or even a luxurious lodge, I’d want to find a site as well-run, attractive and tranquil as Green Meadow on Wales’ rugged west coast. (c) Richard Webber It’s said that owning a holiday home can enhance one’s life and I can understand why. [...]

Trevella Park – Cornwall

We were delighted when Travellowdown was invited to sample one of Bridge Leisure Group’s holiday parks. The company owns and operates eight sites from Moray to Cornwall and has vast experience in the market. We headed to Trevella Park at Crantock on the county’s northern coast. Just minutes away from Newquay’s seafront and with a [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

YHA Eden Project

Have you ever slept inside a shipping container? Well, if you haven’t but fancy giving it a try, head for YHA Eden Project.  We were visiting Cornwall’s popular tourist attraction and wanted a place to stay overnight so decided to try out arguably the YHA’s most unusual hostel. As the association is now the official [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:58+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

BridgeStreet Serviced Apartments – Liverpool One

We’d recommend the concept of serviced apartments. Not only do you enjoy all the amenities associated with a hotel room, but you have the space, comfort, privacy and facilities of home. It’s perfect for families who – like us – enjoy catering for themselves. Being a bunch of veggies and vegans, it’s sometimes a chore [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:31:59+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|2 Comments

Cofton Holiday Park – South Devon

Nestled among the lush green folds of South Devon’s landscape is a real gem of a holiday park. Family-owned for over four decades, Cofton spreads over 80 acres of this delicious countryside, offering not just holiday home breaks but self-catering cottages, too. We were lucky enough to sample a recent arrival on the park: the [...]

Eurocamp – La Pointe St Gilles

At the end of August 2016, just as the school summer holidays were drawing to a close, we decided to treat the kids – and ourselves, of course – to our first Eurocamp adventure. Unlike our friends who are die-hard Eurocampers, we’ve never sampled the company’s popular holidays but after this 5-day break we’ll certainly [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:01+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

YHA Borrowdale

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley at the foot of rugged crags and impressive fells is Borrowdale Youth Hostel. My family and I spent one night in this ski chalet-styled property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Yes, it was the end of July – school holiday season – which meant the hostel was packed and the [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:07+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Accommodation, Ideas, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Borrowdale

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