Travel and Holidays

Explore Vejle in Denmark

Discover the Beauty
of Vejle
in Denmark

Vejle on Jutland’s east coast has for many years been a hidden gem known mainly to the Danes. But this is all set to change with the arrival this year of its first Michelin starred restaurant, MeMu, raising the culinary stakes

Whilst world class Danish architects, working in harmony with the city’s waterfront setting and historic centre, have put Vejle firmly on the architectural map with an impressive collection of striking new buildings and the creation of a new Architecture app for visitors to explore these innovative new creations.

Danish design is also at the heart of the nearby Trapholt museum, which is celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and across the city for museum lovers there is free entrance to 11 attractions including ‘Floating Art’, Vejle’s annual art exhibition on the bay.

Surrounding the city, parks and rivers provide a wealth of opportunities to explore some of Denmark’s most beautiful countryside and protected wilderness, leading down to sheltered sandy beaches.

Dotted along the coast visitors can enjoy a choice of spa and wellness hotels; making Vejle the perfect destination for an alternative weekend city break of gastronomy, wellness, culture and a chance to explore Denmark’s great outdoors, all just an easy 45 minutes from Billund airport.

Gastronomy in Vejle

As Vejle’s first Michelin starred restaurant MeMu, which is owned and operated by Vejle locals, husband and wife team Michael Munk and Mette Derdau, draws on local influences from the Fjord, woods and surrounding fields to create small serving dishes using the best local produce, each one perfectly matched with wine, beer and juices in the intimate atmosphere of the centrally located restaurant.

The couple both previously worked at the renowned Munkebjerg Hotel, in Munkebjerg Forest close to Vejle Bay, and also run the MeMu Bistro, located just around the corner from the main restaurant and where the same Michelin-starred chefs serve simpler versions of their award-winning cuisine to a lunchtime crowd.

Featured in the White Guide, a compendium of Denmark’s best restaurants, Restaurant Remouladen, which is situated by the harbour with a beautiful view of the bay, specialises in the reinterpretations of Denmark’s famous ‘smørrebrød’ open-faced sandwiches, whilst TreeTop restaurant at Munkebjerg Hotel offers a range of menus from an epic 20-course ‘TreeTop Adventure’ tasting menu to a more modest three-course menu featuring locally grown produce.

Where to stay for relaxation and wellness

Munkebjerg Hotel is not only home to the gastronomic TreeTop restaurant, but also offers some the best spa and fitness facilities in the area. Opt for a ‘TreeTop Luxury’ stay and combine dining with relaxation and a rejuvenating wellness treatment or a steam bath and swim in the Fit & Relax area of the spa.

Alternatively, the historic Hotel Vejlefjord boasts more than 30 different spa treatments in its extensive spa and thermal baths and close by, with an equally beautiful views of the Vejle fjord, the Hotel Kellers Park is an elegant stately home set in parkland with a spacious Aqua Spa, and restaurant serving both Danish and international cuisine.

Discover the best of Vejle’s cultural attractions

As a showcase for modern architecture by some of the country’s leading architects, Vejle boasts an impressive collection of new buildings, from the famous Bølgen (‘The Wave’), which houses private apartments in an incredible undulating wave-shaped building by the Danish architects, Henning Larsen Architects, to the spectacular Vejle Kayak Club, a floating raft-like building created by Force4 Architects and located on a manmade island 20 metres from the shore and reached via a footbridge.

Meanwhile, coming soon is Fjordenhus – an in-progress construction site of the new headquarters of Kirk Kapital, on the harbour of Vejle inlet. It’s been designed by the world famous Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson with the ground floor of the building open to the public and featuring built-in art installations.

To discover more on the cities iconic buildings Vejle’s architecture app is a complete guide to its historic and modern public buildings, housing projects and urban landscapes.

Bringing together 11 museum and attractions the VejleMuseerne is a collaboration between several exhibition spaces including the Vejle Culture Museum and Vejle Museum of Art. The Art museum has a contemporary foyer designed by Danish architect Kim Utzon and an impressive collection of Danish artwork from the early 20th century, including work by Robert Jacobsen and Henry Heerup, as well a collection of 50 Rembrandt etchings.

Vejle’s annual art exhibition on the bay Floating Art is being held until 2nd September 2018. Drawing on over 90 proposals from international artists, 12 have been chosen to exhibit and visitors will also be able to kayak around the artwork or take a ferry out on the fjord to get a closer look at the completed works.

Meanwhile, less than half an hour from Vejle in a beautiful park overlooking Kolding Fjord the Trapholt Museum of Modern Art and Design is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It’s Denmark’s only museum bringing together visual arts, crafts, design and furniture. Housing permanent exhibitions of the paintings of Richard Mortensen and Arne Jacobsen’s unique ‘Kubeflex’ cottage as well as Denmark’s largest collection of Danish chairs.

Vejle’s great outdoors

Beyond the city cyclists and hikers can explore the Vejle Ådal river valley with routes marked out through the undulating countryside, meandering coastline, moorland and meadows. At Dyreparken visitors can feed the deer and explore the beautiful forest surroundings, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride in the fairy-tale landscape of Frederikshåb Plantage.

Alternatively, the Vejle River offers canoe and kayak hire, the perfect way to explore from the water. Or take a mountain bike along the ancient Hærvejen road, which winds its way along the glacial ridge of East Jutland.

The road is divided into 22 stages, featuring ancient Bronze Age monuments and some of the greatest monuments of the Viking age. At Himmelpind Bike Park take a mountain bike over Denmark’s highest hills or stop for a picnic with its panoramic views across the region.

Explore the local area

Further afield, just to the north-east of Vejle stands the UNESCO-listed Jelling Monuments, two famous rune stones erected by Viking King Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth that are seen as the foundation ‘documents’ of the Danish nation. As a living memorial, the town features the recently opened Royal Jelling Experience Centre, where visitors can embark on an interactive journey back in time.

Whilst south of Vejle Koldinghus is celebrating its 750th anniversary in 2018, with a range of events. Its castle was built in 1268 and was for many years one of Denmark’s most important royal castle until a fire in 1808 left the castle in ruins, but today the castle has been restored and houses a museum.

Completing a visit to the region, around an hour’s drive from Vejle, on Denmark’s west coast is its oldest town, Ribe. This ancient settlement, with its wealth of old buildings stands on a commanding location next to the Wadden Sea and provides a famous resting ground for migratory birds.

For more information about Vejle visit the website at www.visitdenmark.co.uk

Easy Travel to Normandy

Must See Normandy Just a Ferry Ride Away

Discover the beauty of rural France with DFDS crossings from £54.

DFDS is offering holidaymakers wanting to explore Normandy and its surrounding regions, crossings from just £54 for 2 people each way, or £61 for 2 adults and 2 children each way.

Passengers travelling from Newhaven can reach this beautiful region of France in just 4 short hours, making favourites such as Rouen and Honfleur within easy reach of the UK.

Holidaymakers can ensure their trip gets off to the best start by making the most of DFDS’ extensive on-board facilities including self-service restaurant, bar and children’s soft play and video games areas.

Budding marine biologists can also join on-board experts from marine life charity ORCA and learn about the local wildlife in the English Channel as well as wildlife watching from the deck.

Families looking to tour the region can enjoy trips to the historic Mont-Saint-Michel, visit the famed Bayeux Tapestry as well as spending time exploring the many cobbled streets and winding ramparts which offer spectacular coastal views.

Visitors to the region can also join in the celebrations of the D-Day Landings by enjoying the abundance of firework displays along the coast, military parades, parachute drops and more!

For couples wishing to make the most of a romantic weekend away the tranquillity and beauty of Giverny, nestled on the banks of the Seine, is the perfect spot. Its beautiful landscape was the inspiration for Monet’s impressionist Water Lilies series and is perfect for couples wanting to spend lazy days dipping in and out of cafes.

For more information or to book a crossing visit www.dfds.co.uk

Learn to Sing

Learn to Sing Breaks in Cornwall

This year push yourself out of your comfort zone and learn to sing on a short break in Cornwall. Singing has been proven to boost self esteem, confidence and energy. It’s also huge fun with a group of friends.

A three-night learn-to-sing break is being launched in October 2018 by the owners of Ermintrude Cottage, a beautiful two bedroomed cottage in the village of St Ewe near Truro.

Singing coaching from professional singing teacher Mel Upton is included.

Prices (on application) are based on four people sharing two bedrooms and include eight hours of singing coaching, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a trip to one of the stunning local beaches, the nearby fishing village Mevagissy or The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Ermintrude Cottage is a newly renovated luxury cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The light, bright interior is enhanced by fluffy white towels, a DVD player, ipod docking station, wifi and a coffee maker. It also has a pretty and secluded garden.

Further information and booking from www.churchtownfarmbarn.co.uk

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Silver Travel August 
Prize Draw

At Silver Travel Advisor you can find a wealth of information, impartial reviews written by people like you, as well as suggestions, ideas and destination reports about travel for the over 50’s.

If you have any questions, a team of experienced Advisors who are retired travel professionals are ready to assist at no charge. And you can share your own experiences too by writing reviews. 

You can read about the latest special offers and holiday discounts too.  

It’s easy to enter the prize draw 

August Prize Draw

Win a Fabulous Week’s Holiday for four with Pierre et Vacances to Normandy

This month Pierre et Vacances, the self-catering specialist, are offering a lucky prize winner, with up to three of their family and friends (a total of four guests), the chance to win a week’s accommodation in Normandy at one of their super holiday villages, close to Deauville, Truville and Honfleur. 

Self-catering allows you to do what you enjoy best, when it suits you!  However, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the activities available in the village – swimming pools, sports, restaurants, bars, evening entertainment – for starters.  And for beach babes, the coast is generally just a hop, skip and jump away. 

Think lazy days on long stretches of golden sand, with watersports available if you like something more energetic!

Normandy also offers extraordinary historical sites from the 20th century and earlier. If you’re interested in finding out more, type Normandy into the Silver Travel Advisor search box.   

And for those who enjoy the French approach to food, the local markets are an absolute delight, with fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cakes and bread to make your mouth water, there’s one in every town! Along with traditional restaurants serving up speciality dishes.  

Even though it may be our closest neighbour, France offers so much to enjoy on holiday! 

Plus a Very Special Second Prize!

And we are delighted to bring you a very special second prize too, the chance to win a short break from Just Go! Holidays for two people, to London, with an evening cruise on the Waverley Paddlesteamer and free time to explore the capital city.  

Enter the Short Break to London Competition

Enter the Normandy Competition

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See www.silvertraveladvisor.com for more details as well as terms & conditions and the growing list of holiday prize winners. 

Afternoon Tea in Dorset

Afternoon Tea at Summer Lodge Hotel

This summer, five star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa in Dorset’s village of Evershot, will celebrate home-grown, local and seasonal produce by creating a special Garden Afternoon Tea, available throughout August.

Made solely from ingredients that are grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden, or from top quality producers in the immediate Dorset area, the menu will showcase the best of Britain’s summertime flavours resulting in a delicious, unique afternoon tea centred around local provenance and the fewest possible food miles.

Summer Lodge’s Executive Chef Steve Titman says, “Our kitchen garden may be modest in size, but it’s particularly special to me because the focus is 100% on quality seasonal produce. We pride ourselves on featuring local Dorset suppliers on our menus, and the new Garden Afternoon Tea is a great testament to the outstanding ingredients available on our doorstep.” 

The menu makes particular use of seasonal berries and fruits grown in the hotel garden. Sweet treats include gooseberry fool, lemon posset, elderflower jelly, blueberry cupcakes, raspberry eclairs, strawberry and white chocolate tartlets, plus and a special homemade rhubarb cake using a recipe from the President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Mrs Bea Tollman.

An afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without freshly baked scones, which will be served with blackcurrant jam, made on site, and the freshest Dorset cream.   

Summer Lodge has committed to reducing the food miles of the ingredients featured in the afternoon tea’s savoury selection by sourcing from some of the region’s best local farms and suppliers. Sandwiches prepared with fresh bread from the Evershot village bakery will be filled with tomato from the hotel’s garden and Wookey Hole Cheddar – a tangy and ripe local cheese aged in ancient caves, a practise dating back hundreds of years.

The egg and cress sandwich sources eggs from a local Beaminster farm and cress from the garden; ham from Sean Vining in Axminster is served with homemade chutney, and the traditional afternoon tea staple of cucumber sandwiches are prepared with cucumbers grown on site. 

Summer Lodge’s commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices does not stop at food provenance, as Head Gardener, Michael Francis adds, “We work very hard to limit our carbon footprint throughout all areas of the hotel, and the garden is no exception.

Initiatives like our well-tended compost area – which makes use of vegetable waste, egg shells, coffee grounds and leftover tea leaves from our popular afternoon teas – is one of many strategies we’ve implement at the hotel. We don’t use pesticides in our gardens either – instead we plant flowers such as marigolds which are a natural pest deterrent. It all adds up to show that delivering a five-star experience to guests doesn’t have to cost the earth.”

The Garden Afternoon Tea is £29 per person. To make a reservation, please visit www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk

Beach Hotel in Jersey

New Terrace for L’Horizon Beach
Hotel & Spa

L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey, part of country house hotel group Hand Picked Hotels, has re-opened its outdoor terrace following a £500k refurbishment designed to make the most of its uninterrupted sea views.

The AA Four Red Star hotel, situated directly on St Brelade’s Bay, now boasts a completely upgraded 54m decked terrace featuring a relaxing lounge for up to 32 guests,  a separate 66-seat dining area and a dedicated outdoor bar. 

The south facing terrace has also been fitted with a new sound, heating and lighting system and a retractable electric roof as well as a new glazed wind break allowing diners to enjoy stunning views of St Brelade’s famous golden sands and pristine waters whatever the weather.

The Terrace’s new lunch and dinner menus have been designed by the hotel’s Executive Head Chef, Andrew Soddy, and created to reflect The Terrace’s modern new look and relaxed décor. 

With a focus on seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients, the menus include a wide selection of sharing plates such as Paprika Coated Jersey Royals with red Pimento and Gherkins and a Fisherman’s Platter with potted Mackerel, smoked Trout, shell-on Crevettes and Jersey Oysters.

There is also a range of grilled meat and fish as well as locally-inspired Galettes with Jersey Brie or Brittany-inspired seafood, as well as Vegetarian and Vegan dishes including Buffalo Mozzarella, Broad Bean and Pea Salad and Courgette, Tomato and Mozzarella Espetada. The Bar serves a range of cocktails, spirits, beers, fine wines and soft drinks.

Shaun McGachan, Hotel Manager at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa says, “We are delighted to have our amazing new Terrace open in time for the busy summer season. Being outside is a main attraction here in Jersey, so it was important to give our guests and local diners a completely new and modern alfresco dining experience that makes the most of Jersey’s fabulous sunny climate and offers guests unbeatable views of the bay.

“With the new Terrace fully up and running to complement our Atlantic Room and The Grill restaurants, I’m confident L’Horizon now offers the most compelling beachside dining proposition on the island for residents that live here and those staying with us for a relaxing, leisurely break.”

Julia Hands, Chairman and CEO of Hand Picked Hotels adds, “I am thrilled with the results of this project which has been carefully designed and executed with guest comfort and enjoyment absolutely front of mind.”

The Terrace at L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa is open daily from 11am until dusk from and is situated just 10 minutes from Jersey Airport and 20 minutes from St Helier.  

Two night island breaks start from £258 per room per night this summer, representing a 15% saving.  The package includes accommodation in a Classic Inland Room, full traditional breakfast both mornings and a three course meal on the first night. 

Guests also have full use of the hotel’s Spa and Health Club facilities.   

For more information visit the website at www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/lhorizon

Drinks and Flowers

Blooming Marvellous Floral Masterclasses

This summer the London Essence Summer Terrace at St Ermin’s Hotel will play host to a collection of floral masterclasses.

Brought to you by one of London’s leading florists, TBR Floral Design. The newly opened London Essence Summer Terrace is a truly alfresco bar, a rarity in the city, and overlooks the beautiful gardened courtyard of St Ermin’s.

To start your inspirational floristry workshop, you will enjoy a handcrafted gin & tonic or vodka & tonic, made with London Essence’s refreshing botanical based tonics. After watching the professional demonstrations, it’s your turn to create your own floral masterpiece!

The day ends on a horticultural high with a delicious garden themed tea served on the sunny terrace.  Classes include ‘Summer on The Terrace’ on 15th August and ‘Bee Keeping Bunch’ on 21st September.

For details visit www.sterminshotel.co.uk

Travel Insurance

Get Up and Go with AllClear Insurance 

Not ready for the pipe and slippers or the Ovaltine yet? Get up and go grey power adventurers are often confused by over 65s travel cover, finds specialist insurance provider AllClear.

Lack of travel insurance understanding is holding back adventurous retirees from doing the things they want to do.

  • Anyone for zorbing?
  • What???
  • Exactly – most older people do not know what this is – but they are covered for it!!

The over 65s are now more likely to take a foreign holiday than any other age group.* That’s the good news for the Super Sixtyplusurfers who want to get out into the big wide world.

Data from AllClear, a specialist medical travel insurance provider, has found that purchases of annual worldwide policies by 65-year olds and above have increased by 62% in the last two years**.

Yet despite these positive findings, new research by AllClear has shown there is wide spread confusion as to what activities over 65s’ travel insurance covers.

The research*** tested those taking part as to whether they considered a 65 and 85 year old would be covered for listed activities under the company’s standard travel insurance.

Activities an 85-year old would be covered for caused the biggest surprise, with nearly nine out of every ten respondents (89%) not realising they would be covered for jet skiing and windsurfing. A further 50 percent had no idea that increasingly popular activities like rifle shooting was included – and 57% not knowing hot air ballooning could be on their holiday bucket list. 

The largest proportion – 92% – did not know an 85-year old would be covered for zorbing, an activity in which one is secured inside a large transparent ball, which is then rolled along the ground or down hills. In fact only 29% even knew what zorbing was!

“AllClear does not impose an age limit on any of the mentioned activities,” says AllClear’s Garry Nelson.

“However, insurance policies vary and it is vital that customers read the small print, and make sure any activities they have planned are covered.”

For the activities that a 65-year old would be covered for, water skiing is the activity that caused most confusion with seven in ten (72%) respondents believing it would not be covered.

This was followed by 62% not realising kayaking would be covered, over a third (35%) thought safari trekking wasn’t an option for the over 65s, and even one in four (24%) considered the common camel ride to be out of bounds.

“Older people are no longer just going on cruises or golfing holidays,” adds Garry. “In fact, the baby boomers, many of whom have relatively recently entered their retirement, are bucking the trend for traditional holidays and travelling to far-flung and adventurous destinations. Our call centre has recently had requests from the age group to see if storm chasing, dog sledding and ice fishing were covered. We were pleased to tell them they were!

“It is fantastic that the older generation is making the most of their retirement, but this trend means it is more important than ever to have good, comprehensive travel insurance. Don’t let a lack of understanding hold you back!”

References

* ABTA data https://abta.com/assets

** Comparing total annual worldwide cover purchases in 2015 and 2017, and policies bought through AllClear’s call centre or through AllClearTravel.co.uk.

***Survey conducted March 2018.  Results  based on 954 respondents

About AllClear

Award winning AllClear has covered more than one million policyholders, with customers in UK, Ireland and Australia. It is passionate about enabling people to obtain affordable travel insurance – whatever their pre-existing medical condition.

AllClear offers quality insurance policies the way up to five star Defaqto rating matched with best-in-class customer service and claims handling that 97% of customers have rated as ‘excellent’ or ‘great’. As testament to recognition by the industry, AllClear has also been the ‘Official Scheme Provider’ to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) for Travel Insurance since 2011.

AllClear is the proud winner of the 2017 award from Insurance Age for Customer Engagement and holds a 9.7 out of 10 rating on Trust-Pilot. It also acts on behalf of many large national charities, travel companies and insurance brands to insure conditions and age groups that other insurers are often not willing or able to cover.

For further information about AllClear click on www.allcleartravel.co.uk

Photograph Competition

Guylian Seahorses of the World Competition

Are you a diver and a marine life enthusiast? Do you enjoy taking photos? If so, the Guylian Seahorses of the World photo competition is for you! Now in its seventh edition, this biennial competition gathers the best photographs and videos of seahorses from underwater photographers and divers around the world

Together with NELOS and Project Seahorse, Guylian’s aim for this competition is to raise awareness about seahorses, their habitats and the threats they face

Going on a diving trip? Don’t forget your camera!

To take part in this competition, simply fill in the entry form online at www.seahorses.guylian.com  and send in up to five of your best photos or one video to seahorses@nelos.be   

Entries can be uploaded until 28th October 2018 and will be displayed on the website from 2nd July 2018

Win fantastic prizes with your photograph or video

Entrants have the chance to win across two categories: grand prizes and public prizes, with an array of exceptional prizes on offer thanks to NELOS, Hugyfot, Green Force, Guylian and Project Seahorse.

The Grand Prizes recognise the three best seahorse photos and the best seahorse video with prizes from Hugyfot (a Vision Hero Arius 1500 lightening kit, a lightening set containing two video lamps and a GFI diver light), vouchers for diving equipment and a selection of Guylian Chocolates

The photos and videos will be judged by an international panel, chaired by Professor Amanda Vincent, Director of Project Seahorse, alongside members of NELOS and Project Seahorse professionals. Entries are judged on scientific value, artistic value, seahorse species, creativity and uniqueness of location and habitat. 

The Public Prizes are based on the number of likes the entries receive on the website gallery. A shortlist of the 20 most liked pictures will be handed over to the jury who will pick the top five. Winners will be awarded Guylian Chocolates.

What is Project Seahorse?

Project Seahorse is an interdisciplinary and international marine conservation organization committed to the conservation and sustainable use of coastal marine ecosystems in general, and seahorses in particular. Seahorses inhabit coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses, lagoons and estuaries which are vulnerable to destructive fishing, pollution, dredging and more.

Many seahorse populations are overfished and are traded for aquarium display or for traditional medicines and curiosities. Project Seahorse seeks and implements solutions to many marine conservation problems that affect seahorses and their habitats. Saving seahorses means saving the seas.

Saving seahorses together 

iSeahorse – Project Seahorse’s citizen science tool for seahorse science and conservation – is your opportunity to contribute to our understanding of seahorses and help protect them from overfishing and other threats. Project Seahorse is calling on anyone, anywhere in the world, who sees a seahorse in the wild to upload their photos and observations to iSeahorse using the website or app.

Competition participants who upload their photo to www.iseahorse.org  can also win a book about seahorses – Seahorses: a life-sized guide

About Guylian

Guylian is a top 10 best-selling Boxed Chocolate brand. Guylian has a team of 250 employees and produces a wide range of Belgian Chocolates in a state-of-the-art facility in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. It continues to respect its traditional chocolate-making heritage whilst also remaining at the forefront of innovation.

Recent innovations include the launch of Guylian Master’s Selection, a premium range of surprisingly flavoured mini pralines and a new production unit in Sint-Niklaas

Guylian, whose brand icon is the seahorse, has been Project Seahorse’s loyal partner and main sponsor since 1999. In total, Guylian has provided €1.7 million in support of its programmes.

Besides this financial contribution Guylian spreads the word about seahorses and marine conservation on the millions of chocolate boxes sold worldwide every year, on their website and through their social media. 

Every time you buy a box of Guylian Chocolates you are supporting Project Seahorse

More competition details

This competition is open for entries as of July 2nd till October 28th. The online gallery will be live at the beginning of July. The festival and awarding of prizes will take place on November 17th, 2018 in Beringen, Belgium.

Find more competition information at www.seahorses.guylian.com  

Or www.nelos.be/seahorses

Last Minute Coastal Holidays

Peak Season Savings in Coastal Cottages
of Pembrokeshire 

For families who have not yet booked their peak season getaway, Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire has expanded its portfolio of properties, each having excellent availability in July and August.

These include 15 Newport Road, a detached Grade II listed stone cottage just yards from the picturesque harbour of Lower Town Fishguard. The property sleeps five in three bedrooms, each with a sea view, and steps lead up to a terraced rear garden with stunning vistas out to sea.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs past the door and within walking distances are a range of pubs, galleries and restaurants.

A seven-night holiday is £840 in the peak season weeks of July and August. 

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire is highlighting savings of 20% on Peak Season holidays in Elderberry Cottage, a pretty stone barn conversion sleeping two, making it ideal for couples restricted to taking their annual break in July and August.

The cottage – one of five properties converted from original farm buildings that make up a small holiday cottage development – is situated in peaceful countryside near the hamlet of Rogeston and is full of character with an open-plan living area with exposed stone walls, beams and a woodburning stove. 

In addition to an enclosed paved terrace, guests are welcome to explore the shared grounds and, for keen walkers, numerous footpaths are close by and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path can be joined on the cliffs above Druidston beach, just two miles away.

The tiny city of St Davids, with its Cathedral and Bishops Palace, is within a seven-mile drive.

As an example of revised prices, a week’s holiday in the peak season weeks of July and August is now priced at £536, saving £134.  Short breaks are also available.

For details visit the website at www.coastalcottages.co.uk  

Sardinia's Hidden Gem

Discover Sant’Antioco Sardinia’s Hidden Gem

Discover Sant’Antioco, Sardinia’s Hidden Gem with new all inclusive small group tours available.

The beautiful island of Sant’Antioco, off Sardinia’s South East coast, is an undiscovered gem of Italy. With beautiful beaches, fabulous views, wonderful wine, and ancient ruins, there is something for everybody.

Messenger Travel are now offering an incredible 5 Night, 6 Day small group tour that can show visitors the best of the island, for an amazing experience.

In a group of 12 people, enjoy a wonderful package that includes 5 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, lunches, dinners, sailing boat day trip, wine tasting at a local producer, horse riding, quad biking, beach day trip, tours of the historical sites, and free time each day to explore.

For more details visit the website at www.messengertravel.com

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