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YHA Brighton

The YHA has hostels in some pretty decent settings and Brighton is no exception. In fact, it’s a perfect location, just across from the beach and the entrance to the city’s Grade II listed pier; and if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, it’s within walking distance of the main tourist attractions and shops, [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:10+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Brighton

Alykes Garden Village – Zante

I spent a week with my family at Alykes Garden Village, just outside the village of Alykes on the attractive Greek island of Zante. We stayed in a four-person studio (number 101). Equipment and facilities were basic, but that was what we expected. On arrival, we had to ask Jimmy, the owner, for extra cutlery. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Alykes Garden Village – Zante

Skelwith Fold – New Self-Catering Option

Until now, award-winning Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, situated just outside the bustling Lake District town of Ambleside, has comprised mainly of privately-owned static holiday homes; in fact, there are 300 of them. Other than buying a unit, the only way holidaymakers could stay on the site, which is surrounded by woodland favoured by naturalist David Bellamy [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:13+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Accommodation, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Skelwith Fold – New Self-Catering Option

YHA Helvellyn

This hostel is appropriately named because it seems like you’ve travelled halfway up the mountain by the time you reach the car park! Sitting in the shadow of England’s 3rd highest peak, above the pretty lakeside village of Glenridding, the route to the hostel turns from tarmac road to stony track, providing a decent test [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:14+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Accommodation, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Helvellyn

Go Native – Hyde Park

This was my first experience of using Go Native, who “provide business and leisure travellers with the most exciting selection of serviced apartments across the UK and in a growing number of European and US cities”. Well, I can only base my judgement on the time my family and I spent at their Hyde Park [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Accommodation, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Go Native – Hyde Park

Guernsey

One thing you’re guaranteed if holidaying in Guernsey is tranquillity. It’s such a peaceful and unrushed island and, as Visit Guernsey’s promotional material boasts, you’ll “rediscover what life’s about”. Well, it’s certainly what holidays should be about. But for us – a family of four – the adventure began en-route to the island, which is [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:16+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Accommodation, Destinations, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Silverdale Caravan Park

Holgates own several caravan parks on or near the coastline of Morecambe Bay with Silverdale – which won Cumbria Tourism’s “Best Holiday Park” award for 2014 – the company’s flagship site. Set amid 100 acres of scenic park and woodland, Silverdale – which takes its name from the picturesque village nearby – offers 80 hard-standing [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:17+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Silverdale Caravan Park

Grasmere Hostel

  Just outside the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, you’ll discover Grasmere Hostel – and what a find it is, too. Part of Broadrayne Farm – which also offers self-catering cottages – this independent hostel is owned by the ever-helpful Dave Keighley and his wife. (c) [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Elterwater Independent Hostel

For me, Elterwater is one of the Lake District’s true gems: a cluster of houses and a pub lying in the Langdale Valley, just half a mile from the picturesque lake from which its name is derived. As well as its quaintness, the village is ideally placed for exploring some of the Central Lakes’ most [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Grasmere Youth Hostel

Anyone who, like me, is a regular visitor to the Lake District knows that the pretty village of Grasmere is a real honeypot visited by people from around the world. Part of the draw is, of course, its beauty – oh, and then there’s the William Wordsworth connection! The great poet lived here for much [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:18+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Accommodation, Self-Catering|0 Comments

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