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Tinkerbell2003 Sun 22-Jan-17 18:40:45

We have 3 month old twins and are suddenly feeling brace (or stupid) enough to consider a holiday in June when they're 8 months old. However, we're really struggling to find somewhere suitable so hoping to pick your brains for ideas.

Criteria is
- Must be able to drive there from Chester. Happy to include Ireland as we could catch the ferry over from Birkenhead
- Must provide at least one cot and high chair, we can bring the other but would struggle to fit 2 plus pram and a weeks worth of stuff in our car
- Must have a second bedroom that will fit the cots in. Finding most second bedrooms are tiny twin rooms without the space to set up 2 cots
- Must have good self-catering facilities as we will be in the early stages of weaning
- Close to interesting places for day trips. Realise these will be more for us than them at this stage
- Ideally below £1,000 for a week

Not asking much! Any ideas?

mummymeister Mon 23-Jan-17 08:38:44

How far are you willing to travel? we stay in a lovely place in south east cornwall not far from Plymouth but not sure if its too much of a drive. ours are older now and don't need the cots and stuff but I know that they have these and they are free. HERE We love this part of cornwall as its less busy and less far down to drive.

Tinkerbell2003 Mon 23-Jan-17 12:02:34

Happy to travel to some parts of Cornwall, maybe 6 hour max drive would be ok.

cestlavielife Mon 23-Jan-17 21:56:31

Second bedroom here is huge
conwyvalleycottages.co.uk/plas-yw/

Tinkerbell2003 Tue 24-Jan-17 08:09:25

That looks perfect, just a little to close to home unfortunately. It's a beautiful area but one we've already explored extensively as it's easily doable in day trips from our home.

mouldycheesefan Tue 24-Jan-17 09:30:59

Centre parcs.
I have twins. When you feel like venturing abroad eurocamp is good of you want self catering and neilsons are fantastic for kids activitie and childcare

mouldycheesefan Tue 24-Jan-17 09:32:37

No way would I drive six hours. With the inevitable stops it will be more than that. Babies don't like sitting in cars for six hours don't go for that option! Unless you like listening to screaming in stereo x 2 for several hours.

Tinkerbell2003 Tue 24-Jan-17 10:24:34

Did consider centre parcs but it didn't look like the second bedroom would be big enough for two cots plus the price of even the most basic place is above our £1k max budget at that time of year.

mummymeister Tue 24-Jan-17 14:41:29

I think it depends on what time you choose to travel and how well they sleep in the car. we just used to bundle ours out early in the morning and set off at about 4am knowing that they would sleep in the car for a fair few hours and would be awake at the time that we wanted to take a break.

BoobooP Thu 26-Jan-17 16:25:04

Hi there, Have you considered Isle of Wight? Bembridge is just lovely. Just 45 mins on the ferry from Portsmouth. I can recommend a gorgeous holiday home (£995 in June). 3 bedrooms, beautiful furnishings, high chair and travel cot. garden and 1 minute walk to the beach. www.hildacottage.co.uk

Tinkerbell2003 Thu 26-Jan-17 20:02:06

Thanks for the ideas. Think we've found a cottage in the Cotswolds that will fit 2 cots in the second bedroom and will even provide one of them for us plus one high chair which will save us a bit of space in the car. Looking forward (slightly nervously) to our first family adventure smile

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