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May special offers

The Easter and school holidays may nearly be over, but with two more bank holidays coming up in May then why not take a mini-break in the West Country and save your work-entitled holidays for another time? Our friends at Helpful Holidays have plenty of special offers on for bookings throughout next month, so you’ll also be saving cash as well!

Gulworthy J35

J35 Gulworthy

Save 20% on the remaining weeks of May, including both bank holidays at The Granary (J35) near Gulworthy, a hamlet three miles from Tavistock. This single-storey cottage (sleeps 4) is converted from an old granary on a 250 acre dairy farm. Inside, enjoy open-plan living/dining/kitchen and French windows to terrace; two bedrooms – a double, and one with two singles; and a bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). A good spot for relaxing, listening to birdsong and avoiding the rush of everyday life.

P326 view from top bedroom

P326 view from top bedroom

Or how about saving 20% on this three-storey cottage in Port Issac P326 (sleeps 7) on week commencing 17th May? The exceptionally pretty fishing village is famously the setting for popular TV series ‘Doc Martin’. The property has four bedrooms, two doubles, a twin and a single. There is a lovely, sunny living room with a bay window with a sea view, a kitchen/dining room, upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower room.

P306 waterside views

P306 waterside views

Another 20% saving on week commencing 24th May at Little Petherick, North Cornwall P306 (sleeps 4) a peaceful location just two miles from Padstow. There’s an enclosed, waterside, decked terrace and a first-floor balcony to enjoy the views. A ground floor twin bedroom with en suite shower room; an open-plan living/dining/kitchen. French doors to the terrace and stable doors to a little summer room with foldaway chairs and more French windows to decking. The first floor has a double bedroom with balcony and a bathroom. Neat and compact; a lovely, peaceful waterside spot, excellent for walking or cycling.

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Holiday Cottage special offers

Has this week’s sunshine given you a taste for a holiday? If so, Helpful Holidays have a great selection of special offers for the remaining weeks of June. Cast your eyes over these:

Buckfastleigh cottage

Buckfastleigh cottage

This pretty little 18th century cottage (sleep 4) in the quiet town of Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor has 20% off for the remaining weeks in June. I stayed at this cottage myself when I went to learn some vegetarian cooking at the Ashburton Cookery School. See my review of the cottage here.

Horsebridge farmhouse

Horsebridge farmhouse

This detached Georgian/Victorian farmhouse (sleeps 8) ½ mile from the pub in Horsebridge, on the Cornish side of the Tamar also has 20% off on the remaining weeks in June. Renovated by expert craftspeople and redecorated by an artist, this is a totally private and tranquil home surrounded by wooded farmland.

Lustleigh cottages

Lustleigh cottages

3 miles (by car) north-east of Lustleigh in Dartmoor are four very good and attractive cottages, three made from barns. All share an indoor heated swimming pool (behind the cottages. A beautiful setting and great for walks. Snap up the 25% discount in June.

Bovey Castle lodges

Bovey Castle lodges

If you’re really quick and book before 9th June for any of the remaining weeks of June, then not only will you get a 20% discount, but you will also benefit from £100 worth of food vouchers to spend at the Bovey Castle Bistro. Choose one of the smart, stylish, granite-built lodges that overlook the Edwardian gardens, lake and tennis courts in the grounds of Bovey Castle. The hotel’s facilities are yours to enjoy, which include indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, steam room and croquet lawn.

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