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Single parent with teens, no flying

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AmITwirly Sun 04-Jan-15 20:38:19

Can anybody recommend a good place for me and my teenagers next summer? Looking for 4-7 days relaxation at the end of August, just before they head back to school. No flying, so UK or possibly France /Spain / Isle of Wight if good ferry links.

We cannot share a hotel room now, without wanting to kill each other! So need two rooms in a hotel; or a cottage/lodge with 2 or more bedrooms. I'd like access to an indoor heated swimming pool and a few local things to see and do. The DCs need wifi access (groan!) but would also like table tennis / air hockey etc. Happy to spend up to £2k for a week if quite luxurious or £1k for a more basic few days.

I've seen Bluestones, which looks promising. Does anyone have any other recommendations? Thank you.

3catsandcounting Mon 05-Jan-15 11:47:46

Bumping this for you as I have the same needs! (apart from DH in tow!)

We're thinking of going to France (ferry) and spending a few days in Normandy (museums/WW1 stuff) then onto Paris for a few days.
(all I want is a lovely villa with a pool somewhere warm, but teens get bored, but then they don't mix with others so an AI hotel-type holiday is no good either!) Tricky times with teens!

cosytoaster Mon 05-Jan-15 20:19:51

Another bump, your teens sound like mine 3cats!

BertieBotts Mon 05-Jan-15 20:23:08

Lake District? Whereabouts are you now?

AmITwirly Mon 05-Jan-15 21:03:14

I'm South West, but happy to travel anywhere really.

Mary786 Tue 06-Jan-15 13:44:49

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AmITwirly Tue 06-Jan-15 19:14:31

Well, we have flown a lot in the past, but this year cannot for medical reasons.

No recommendations of good UK hotels / resorts, suitable for teenagers as well as adults??

Jenijena Tue 06-Jan-15 19:39:53

If you're in the south west, you should be able to get to the western ferry ports easily. What about a keycamp/eurocamp holiday in one of their caravans? Plenty within 2-3 hours drive of western ports.

LIZS Tue 06-Jan-15 19:51:04

Belle Dune in Pas de Calais - self catering accommodation but onsite restaurant and a short stroll/ drive/ bike ride to beaches and restaurants. Indoor/outdoor pool with slides and waves , golf and sports activities onsite, various WW2 sites and other places to visit nearby.

AmITwirly Wed 07-Jan-15 19:43:59

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check them out.

ToffeeLatteplease Sun 11-Jan-15 09:19:09

Oakdene in Dorset might fit the bill. It has an activity programme which is rather good fun

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