Published: 21 January, 2020
Summer Fun For All The Family
Thanks to a combination of Brexit and Thomas Cook, the last year hasn’t been great for people looking to holiday abroad. And so it is perhaps inevitable that demand for high-quality, fun-packed beachside staycations has soared.
While many people have opted to holiday in the UK by necessity, the majority of them have been so charmed by the delights on their doorstep that they will eschew foreign holidays in favour of local delights in the future.
Here are just a few reasons why people are choosing self-catering summer holidays in the South West.
Easy budgeting- No exchange rate anxiety, no strikes, no flight delays.
We’ve all been there: you spend out on travel and accommodation expecting to make the most of cheap overseas prices, only to find that everything is as expensive as it is at home. By going on holiday in the South West, you can expect prices to be on a par with you usual spending; in many cases, the cost of dining out and drinking at the local pubs will leave you pleasantly surprised. What’s more, you won’t eat into precious holiday time with inconvenient flight delays and costly extended stays in the airport.
Versatile accommodation for all ages- Two and four-legged friends and family welcome.
For many of us, our pets are our favourite children (admit it, it’s true). So, the thought of a holiday without that furry friend can be a little daunting. Travelling with pets is possible, but it comes with challenges; you are restricted as to where you can go, you have to book pet-friendly travel, and, as of 31st January, you will have to have a pet passport. A self-catering holiday in the South West lets you bring your pets with you; at Westward Living, we will even accommodate your horse or pony! With cottages sleeping from 2 to 8, and a choice of dog-friendly and accessible accommodation – and even a guest paddock, you can enjoy an idyllic family holiday that everyone will adore. The cleverly laid-out cottages and host of amenities within easy reach mean that you won’t be on top of each other, either; you can enjoy your own holiday at your leisure and come together for family time at your convenience.
Something for everyone
The problem with family holidays is that people feel under tremendous pressure to enjoy themselves, together, at all times. North Devon has so much to offer every member of the family, from stunning coastal walks on your doorstep, to the seemingly endless miles of golden sands of Westward Ho! You can explore further afield and discover exquisite coves, or you can take part in myriad activities from kite surfing to wake boarding. Take a paddle boarding lesson, enjoy a round of golf at The North Devon Golf Club, the oldest Links course in the country, or show off your talents in the monthly Sunset Festival, where talented locals and holidaymakers gather for Westward Ho! Has Got Talent, enjoying live music and al fresco entertainment.
Fun in the sun – and the rain
When you pack your cases and head to sunnier climes, you tend to assume that every day on your weather app will show sunshine and temperatures in the twenties or more. Rainy days can come as a real blow and risk ruining your holiday. When you choose to holiday in the South West, you will be rewarded with incredible weather and blue skies on some days; on others, there may be a few clouds. But a drop of rain won’t be able to mar your day. Thanks to your unrestricted luggage allowance you will have macs and wellies; or you can buy them to take home with you. What’s more, North Devon is renowned for its delightful array of tourist attractions, from quaint fishing villages to family attractions. If you fancy a cosy day in, you can enjoy DVDs and games in the cosy confines of your cottage or take advantage of the fun-packed family games barn. Rain or shine, when you come to Westward Living, you are guaranteed to have unbridled fun on your holiday.
With so many advantages to holidaying in the UK, it is no wonder that self-catering holiday cottages are experiencing a record number of bookings. If you want to get ahead of the crowds and book your dream holiday, don’t miss out – contact us now on 01237 238967 for offers and availability.