S of England holiday cottages by the sea at short notice !
wickedstepmother · 07/08/2003 10:58
I'm sure there has already been a similar thread to this but here goes...
DH and I want to take our 3 kids (DS 11, DS 9 & DD 1) on holiday in the next couple of weeks (subject to DH being granted holiday by CEO!). We wee going to go abroad but then I realised that DD doesn't have a passport and it's going to be a VERY close thing to try and get one, time-wise.
So we have decided to give the UK a whirl. We have holidayed in the UK with the boys before but never with DD. Our ideal criteria are
- Must be near to clean sea (pref sandy beach)
- Must have plenty to do for older kids in surrounding area
- Must be baby friendly
- Preferably quiet area ( I know that's a bit of a contradiction to 2. but hey-ho!)
We've thought about a holiday cottages and quite like the idea, but we are also open to static caravan sites. Would be great to have a nice clean pool (pref with fun slides) on site.
We don't want to go overboard money-wise as we are going to South Africa for 14 days in Jan which will cost us a small fortune ! Ideally would like to spend less than £300 for accomodation for the 5 of us, but could go to £400 for the perfect place with all our boxes ticked !
Thanks in anticipation
Mo2 · 07/08/2003 11:02
Have you searched www.lastminute.com under holiday cottages - might be something there (we've booked one in Northumberland for Sept) Don't have any personal recommendations I'm afraid.
WedgiesMum · 07/08/2003 11:06
I always bang on about cottages4you.com on these threads because I have found them to be brilliant. You can do a really specific search, based on all your criteria and hey presto! it comes up with all the cottages available that match.
aloha · 07/08/2003 12:04
Try calling Helpful Holidays (they are West Country and you can find them on the net) They have a good internet site but I found that the people who run it are brilliant, know their properties and are very helpful.
BTW you can get a passport in four hours if you can get to the passport office in Victoria.
wickedstepmother · 07/08/2003 13:23
Thanks aloha. Don't fancy trudging to London from Worcester though
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