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West country- Devon/ Cornwall / Somerset

The west country is one of the most popular areas of England to visit for a self-catering country holiday and therefore is a great choice for a large luxury country house break or event. With its varied landscapes from rolling hills, pastures and greenland to impressive cliffs and stunning golden beaches there is so much to offer someone looking for a self-catering holiday destination. As the area has become more and more popular there has been many developments to its tourist industry and there is now plenty of exciting places to visit and activities to take part in. Anyone looking to go on a walking or cycling holiday will find themselves in their element with the fantastic cycle paths, trails and coastal paths available in the west country. Some famous attractions in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset include the two national parks Exmoor and Dartmoor, the Eden Project, Lands End and Dunster Castle as well as the Cheddar caves and Gorge.

Of course one of the great draws to the west country is is beautiful coast and amazing coves, marinas, harbours and beaches. Families looking for bucket and spade fun will find golden sandy beaches in abundance, some are even awarded the blue flag. Weston-super-mare now even boasts a beautiful new grand pier, home to an indoor theme park full of impressive rides and state of the art facilities. Part of the coast of Devon has even been named the 'English Riviera' encompassing the three towns of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham which are all full of bustling shops,cafes and chic seafood restaurants and bars. Cornwall is home to hundreds of beaches of all shapes and sizes including fistral beach which is the episcentre of Europe's surfing scene. So all you need is a wet suit, board and a care free attitude to enjoy the beach delights of Cornwall. There is also plenty of quaint and beautiful fishing towns and villages for you to enjoy including Mevagissey.

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Herefordshire

Herefordshire has been described as the land of milk and honey and after a self-catering large luxury country house holiday I'm sure you'll agree. The river Wye flows through Herefordshire's beautiful countryside which is dotted with black and white villages, fantastic lively market towns and a particularly picturesque city centre. There is plenty going on throughout the year as well as multitudes of activities and places to visit.

In terms of activities and exciting days out Herefordshire has plenty to offer from walking trails, cycle paths, horse riding, fishing, go-karting, Oaker wood leisure activities, treasure hunting and much more. You wont be short of exhilarating fun to keep the blood pumping and the children happy. If your looking for a quieter more relaxed holiday then there is also various places of interest in the area such as Hampton Court castle and gardens, the Weir garden, Croft castle and Hereford Museum and Art gallery for you to enjoy.

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Suffolk

Suffolk boasts 45 miles of coast with four quality coast awards and two blue flag awards. There is plenty on offer in Suffolk with varying landscapes throughout the county. The north of Suffolk is home to the wetland broads with the south boasting beautiful wool towns. You can also discover some of the most beautiful countryside to the west of the county and of course the breathtaking views of the coastline in the east. You will leave Suffolk having had a holiday full of fun, indulgence and of course luxury accommodation creating fantastic memories.

When it comes to things to do and places to visit Suffolk has a huge array of attractions including Africa Alive, Jimmy's farm, Beacon Rally Karts and go Ape! However if your looking for some places to visit and interesting sights to explore that require les energy or have a more grown up feel then you can also discover Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, Suffolk Threads and the Amber museum where you can pick up a beautiful piece of amber jewelry.

To truly appreciate the wonderful countryside and surroundings of Suffolk it is a great idea to get your hiking boots on and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the stunning landscapes. You can also find some fantastic hidden cycle paths to explore and for the more thrill seeking types there is sailing, horse riding and fast paced coastal boat rides on the coastal voyager.

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