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October/November offers

Half term needn’t be dominated by the family market. Here are a some lovely cottages great for couples/small families with availability and special offers from our friends at Helpful Holidays.

Crowan cottage T6

Crowan cottage T6

Explore the West of Cornwall at one of these two little detached thatched stone cottages, thoughtfully converted from old barns. Each sleeps 3 and makes for a peaceful getaway with 10 acres of grounds and bluebell copse to enjoy with footpaths from your door. There is a special 20% reduction if booked the week commencing 25th October, a snip at £263 for the week.

 

L249 Aveton Gifford

L249 Aveton Gifford

If you’re after a couple’s break away then you have a choice of either a beautifully converted barn or the remarkable Grade II listed former Music Room within what was once a small family estate in Aveton Gifford, South Hams. There is a courtyard with fountain, flowers and shrubs, a lawned walled garden with camellias, fig and walnut trees, then another garden with pond, benches and large trees to sit under. The Music Room is impressive with open-plan living/dining/kitchen, vaulted stucco ceiling, huge arched windows, woodburner and a stunning 5′ four-poster bed in the bedroom. A romantic and relaxing getaway and with 25% off for five night holidays booked for the 25th October or 3rd November.

P70 Altarnun

P70 Altarnun

If you’re willing to wait until November, then there is this Grade II listed, granite-built cottage (sleeps 5) in the riverside village of Altarnun, on the north-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor. It has a cosy beamed living/dining room with a big inglenook fireplace, comfy sofas and window seats. A smartly fitted kitchen with all expected amenities. There are two bedrooms, one double and one with a double and an additional single bed. The property is perfectly placed for exploring the moors and dramatic coastline and there is a choice of good food pubs after a hearty day’s walk. There is also a 20% discount on all remaining weeks in November.

 

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Pickling at Powderham

Pickle jar picture by Flickr user sleepyneko

Pickle jar picture by Flickr user sleepyneko

This 5th October there will be pickling, potting and preserving of all kinds of produce at the Powderham Food Festival!

Our friends at Helpful Holidays are proud sponsors of the event at Powderham Castle, a 600 year-old stately home surrounded by a beautiful deer park perched beside the Exe estuary. More than 100 producers will be there ready to provide tastings, talks and demonstrations. You will learn how to smoke, salt, pickle, brew or jam your food.

Also showing will be the BBC’s “incredible spice men”, Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala to help you get to grips with a many spice combinations for a variety of recipes.

Still with availability is this terrific two-storey house (sleeps 6), standing right on the beach with panoramic views from the back across the water to Teignmouth.

Inside it has a modern coastal decor, two balconies and big ceiling-high windows to enjoy the waterside view. An open-plan living/dining/kitchen area positioned for the best views, a snug with further seating for 5, ground-floor loo. Upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms with views over the water. Two doubles, one with balcony and en suite, a smart twin (zip-linkable to 6′ bed) and shower room.

View of property and water from the balcony

View of property and water from the balcony

Dining area with glorious views

Dining area with glorious views

 

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