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OMG footloose and fancy-free - but where?

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Pruni Tue 07-Jun-05 16:00:02

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bossykate Tue 07-Jun-05 16:03:10

uk or abroad?

motherinferior Tue 07-Jun-05 16:09:18

I am afraid I am too paralysed with jealousy to think. All on your own???

Marina Tue 07-Jun-05 16:15:33

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I would not recommend the rest of Sicily for a lone woman traveller, but Taormina is gorgeous.
In the UK, you might like North Norfolk or, if you don't mind the sun being less than scorchio, Northumberland.
A girlfriend regularly holidays solo in St Ives in Cornwall and loves it.

Pruni Tue 07-Jun-05 16:16:33

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motherinferior Tue 07-Jun-05 16:24:55

I would avoid all of Sicily - went there with a bunch of girlfriends for the millenium and while it is distinctly flattering to be chatted up by dark-eyed blokes wherever one goes, it's not exactly restful.

Marina Tue 07-Jun-05 16:26:51

Corsica is nice. There is a cute little studio in the old city in Calvi that would be perfect for a lady traveller and we loved it there. You don't even need to hire a car and the town is groaning with atmosphere.
The studio is let by Corsican Places, they are a great operator.

sorrel Tue 07-Jun-05 16:33:18

My family have a small studio apartment on west coast of france. I could check if it is available for your dates.Would be about £250 a week.
It is two minutes walk to 2 nice cove beaches near village with market and restaurants and there is a communal pool.( operational until sept15th)lots of nice sea walks and there is a bike you could use.near Royan in Charente Maritime.

lapsedrunner Tue 07-Jun-05 20:06:55

Pruni I am so jealous, a lady after my own heart ...I'd go to Corsica as well, fantasic place. Actually went there on my own some years ago but it was to a "villa party" type set up. Means you are on your own during the day but have a house party type dinner in evening.

lapsedrunner Tue 07-Jun-05 20:08:16

Also look at www.gite-de-france.fr. Hundred of rural self catering gites, really easy to shut your self away, go for 3 "ears of corn" standard.

lapsedrunner Tue 07-Jun-05 20:08:46

sorry, www.gites-de-france.fr

annh Tue 07-Jun-05 20:13:12

Canary Islands? Specifically Fuertaventura. It would be warm, not particularly scenic but safe on your own. The southern end could be a bit built-up but the northern part, around Corralejo, is low rise and has lots of nice restaurants where I could imagine myself eating happily alone.

Blu Tue 07-Jun-05 20:19:58

oooh, bliss! I have been on fabulous holidays to get time all by myself - but not since Ds was born...oh, how I miss it.

I have found the smaller greek places very good - and have always found the option of having a drink with someone I met on a ferry or a walk, or being alone with my book. Paleochora in Crete, Paxos, and a little place on the Pelopponese mainland called Ermione all spring to mind as places that would fit your bill.
Also Tamariu, a little cove resort on the Costa brava way N of the teeming tourist stretch, which has a lovely small beach and lots of friendly cafes and bars, and is on the Camio da ronda (sp?) if you fancy a bit of a coastal walk. And if you really want a quiet spot, a small hamlet called Sa Tuna on a cove with a lovely small hotel with v tasty authentic and v reasonably priced food in their cafe bar. Alos on the Costa Brava, n of Tamariu. I didn't stay there - but while visiting with DP and DS, longed to! Slightly gravelly beach, though.

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