In medieval times Kent, Surrey and Sussex were known as The Weald. The word is Old English and means ‘woodland’, giving you a clue as to what the most prominent feature of these counties used to be. Remains of the forest that covered most of the three counties are still evident. Attractions such as Ashdown Forest have managed to preserve pieces of the ancient woodland. But there’s much more to Kent, Surrey and Sussex than just trees. There are plenty of attractions too, making any of them perfect for a family holiday.
If you’re looking forward to a break with the family this year, a self-catering cottage could be the right choice. If you have a baby or younger children you will know the importance of well-equipped accommodation. It is also important to consider local amenities and where your self-catering cottage is located. Here are our top three tips for choosing the perfect self-catering cottage for your family holiday.
The Best Pubs for a Winter Tipple in Somerset
There’s nothing better than going for a bracing winter walk and finding yourself (inexplicably!) outside a country pub. The welcoming beacon to many a weary traveller over the years, Britain’s inns and taverns offer good food, excellent ale and a cosy fire to warm your toes by. If you’re spending a winter break at a luxury cottage in Somerset, here are some pubs where you’ll find the best winter tipples and a hearty steak and ale pie to keep you going: