Premier Cottages has plenty of half term deals for those seeking a staycation to break up the longest school term of the year.

Save over £230 at the Old Drift House, Suffolk, 
The Old Drift House is an idyllic ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage, in the picturesque village of Kersey with its ancient ford, known locally as The Splash. This 15th century and grade II listed property is steeped in character with a baby grand piano and a host of original features including: exposed beams in every room, inglenook fireplaces, lead-light windows, bread oven, and old brick floors. The trusty village pub is also just 200 yards away and does good food.

The nearby attractions include the historic market town of Hadleigh, the village of Lavenham (the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Deathly Hallows) and Sudbury, the birth place of Thomas Gainsborough. The property accommodates eight guests comfortably in two double and two twin rooms. Three nights arriving 20th October or 27th October costs £750, saving £230. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01582 763533)

Save £150 at Tithe Barn in Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Situated within the Dartmoor National Park, the five-star gold Tithe Barn is located in four acres of pasture and orchards and offers superb country views.  The Grade II property combines rustic chic with modern comforts, and boasts an open-plan lounge and three en-suite double bedrooms. Families are kept entertained with a play area and outdoor games plus an amazing galleried games rooms with table tennis, darts and a pool table.

Close by are the historic stannary town of Ashburton and the River Dart valley, which offers memorable riverside walks through pretty woodland. The coastal paths and beaches of the South Hams and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural beauty are also within easy reach. A week’s stay for six guests, including Prosecco and cake, arriving 20th October costs £1100, saving £150.  ( www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01364 654689)

Save £296 Chestnut and Culls Cottages, Gloucestershire
Culls Cottage is a quintessentially Cotswold Cottage dating from 1670 that combines all the charm of the past with modern fittings and luxurious extras. Its larger sister property The Chestnuts, is a stylishly furnished  traditional stone cottage  with original artworks, two lounges, three bathrooms and a traditional inglenook fireplace as well as a bread oven and woodburner.

Families staying here can enjoy walks over the fields direct from the door, visit historic Burford and Lechlade or explore nearby attractions including: Blenheim Place, The Ashmoleum Museum and the Bicester Outlet Village. A week’s stay for six guests in Culls Cottage arriving on 20th October costs £1525, saving £200 and a week in Chestnut Cottage for eight costs £1995, saving £296. (www.premiercottages.co.uk,07860 337763).


Save £130 in Gellideg in Wales
Gellideg is a gorgeous classic Welsh cottage nestled in the countryside on the edge of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, close to Cardigan Bay. Built in 1850, it is filled with character, from the beams and slate hearth to the country kitchen and cosy log burning stove. With woodland and river walks, waterfalls and beautiful scenery nearby plus a choice of eight beaches within 30 minutes drive.


There is a wonderfully sociable country kitchen/dining room plus attractive master bedroom with sumptuous king-size bed and French doors opening onto private balcony. The stylish and spacious second bedroom has attractive oak beams, sloping ceilings and a pretty cottage window.  A seven-night stay for up to four, including a welcome hamper, arriving on 21st October costs £550, saving £130. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07890 300375)


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