Learning Breaks with Premier Cottages
Pick up a new skill on a Premier Cottage break, from photography to horse riding there’s a getaway to suit most tastes.
7 January 2019: From photographing inspiring landscapes, to learning to swim and tutoring from football legends, Premier Cottages has a range of breaks that are perfect for the New Year.
Horse riding experiences for all levels
Treworgey Cottages’ fully licenced stables cater for all levels of rider from complete novices to those keen to hone their dressage or show jumping skills. Instruction takes place in idyllic surroundings at the head of Cornwall’s Looe River Valley. After a day of riding, guests can relax in one of the 15 cottages each with a private garden, inglenook fireplace and flagstone or wood flooring. The grounds include indoor and outdoor play areas, an outdoor shared pool and hot tub, a tennis court and animal farm.
A three night weekend break in a five-star one bedroom cottage starts from £315 for two. A three night break for four starts from £329. A half hour riding lesson is £25, and a 1 hour hack is £26 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01503 262730)
Stress free swimming courses
Croft Farm & Celtic Cottages offer a stress-free but intensive course of swimming lessons to improve the confidence and ability of those cautious around water. Guests can practise their skills in the cottages’ shallow and warm onsite pool, helped by one to one tuition from highly acclaimed swimming teachers Ian and Cheryl Cross who have exclusive use of the pool for the duration of their lessons. Anyone taking a course of lessons can enjoy 10% off their cottage stay.
Set in beautiful coastal West Wales, the cottages are surrounded by green fields and rolling hills close to the glorious Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and unspoilt beaches. These extremely comfortable barn conversions, most with cosy log burners, share on-site luxury leisure facilities and families of all ages will love feeding the animals as well as the indoor and outdoor play areas. A three night stay in The Granary for three starts from £330. A three night stay in The Dairy for four starts from £357. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01239 615179)
Top tips and tutoring from a Manchester United Player
Waternook Lakeside Accommodation comprises two 17th Century residences on a private 26 acre lake-fronting estate in the heart of the Lake District’s National Park – a World Heritage Site.
The estate offers a dazzling array of bespoke concierge services including private cooking and baking lessons, photography tuition in the mountains as well as flying or sailing courses. And for those that really want to splash the cash, Waternook can arrange a VIP training experience with a Manchester United Player of the guests’ choice. The package includes: a private helicopter flight to Old Trafford, a champagne reception with the players, a tour of the grounds and one on one tuition.
Waternook is the main house and sleeps 12 guests over six luxury suites. Highlights include a private cinema, Spa & Wellness Sanctuary, outdoor terraces and lake view dining. A three night weekend break in Waternook starts from £4,500 (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07709 098507)
Country Pursuits in Hampshire
Guests staying at Wallops Wood can enjoy a host of experiences led by local artisans from jam and chutney making to glass fusing and natural perfume creation. New for 2019 are fly fishing, guided walking tours of the local fauna and flora, star gazing experiences, wine tasting at the nearby Hambledon Vineyard and gin master classes. Prices start from £60 per person for seasonal jam making up to £155 per person for the glass fusing (minimum four, maximum eight people)
Wallops Wood is a cluster of eight award winning cottages sleeping between four and eight perched on a hillside in the South Downs National Park. The cottages have been designed with accessibility in mind and are individually rated M1, M2, M3A, V1 and H1 under the National Accessible Scheme. There is a large indoor heated pool with a Jacuzzi, walking and cycling are available from the door. A three night weekend break in Wallops Wood’s Woodbrook for four starts from £595. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01489 878888)
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Tel: 07813 089347 / 0117 924 0868
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