Inspiration

Having travelled to many destinations on different budgets, our team can recommend various locations and accommodation to you and we have posted some ideas below to whet your appetite.

Budget – Home

The Lake District is a wonderful place to consider, even if on a budget.  The great outdoors surrounds you and it does not cost anything to scale the local hills and if you’re brave enough, Scafell Pike!  Try Calback, which can be rented from £380 Monday to Friday mid August.  See the reviews on Trip Advisor

Budget – Away

Rome is a perfect choice.  Not too far away, drenched in history, oozing romance and the best ice-cream in the world.  For £268pp, you can get a 3 night break in late June staying at the Relais Conte Di Cavour De Luxe in a luxury executive double room on a b&b basis, return flights with Monarch from Birmingham and transfers with Terravision (yes, it really is a bus company which is found in many European cities and a good one at that).  See the reviews on Trip Advisor

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Middle of the road – Home

Daisybank Cottage is the perfect choice if you want a break away from it all.  Based in the New Forest and set in peaceful surroundings, this beautiful B&B has touches of luxury everywhere you look and most importantly, very welcoming hosts.  Prices start from £55pppn and include a fabulous breakfast.  See the reviews on Trip Advisor

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Middle of the road – Away

The Greek islands are hard to beat and Kefalonia in particular is a place not to be missed in your lifetime.  Avithos Resort in Kefalonia is the perfect escape and it’s a good base to explore the rest of the island which can be done comfortably within a week (with plenty of relaxation time built in too!).  A 7 night break in late May staying in a studio apartment on a self catering basis, with return flights from Birmingham, can be snapped up from £505pp.  See the reviews on Trip Advisor

Big spender- Home

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons near Oxford immediately springs to mind as a wonderful choice if you want to combine a luxurious getaway with fine dining.  For a 2 night break in mid September, you will look to pay £1,242.50 per couple which includes accommodation in a one bedroom suite, a choice of dinner menu for two including coffee, breakfast, fresh fruit, Madeira wine and a half-bottle of Le Manoir Chateaux de  Boursault. See the reviews on Trip Advisor

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Big spender – Away

Try Kurumba Maldives this Christmas.  Stay for 10 nights taking in Christmas and New Year exploring the white sands and the colourful Indian Ocean.  If you love peace, relaxation and the ocean then this could be the ideal way to celebrate the festive season.  For an all-inclusive break staying in a superior room, flying with Malaysian Airlines in Business Class and speedboat transfers, you will look to pay from £5,700pp.  See the reviews on Trip Advisor

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Champagne in the sun spa break

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The Ardencote Manor is a four star, privately owned and independent Hotel situated in the heart of the Warwickshire Countryside.  Over the years the Ardencote has evolved from a family home to an award winning Hotel and Country Club offering unrivalled facilities and excellent customer service.

This 4 star hotel is currently offering

    • Use of its spa facilities from 10.30am on day of arrival to 10.30am on day of departure
    • Complimentary slippers and hire of bathrobe and towel
    • Free flow refreshments in its Spa Relaxation Lounge
    • Three course dinner in its restaurant which has been awarded two AA Rosettes
    • One night of accommodation for two adults
    • Full English Breakfast
    • Champagne Wrap and Massage (25 min)

FOR JUST £99 PER PERSON

You must be quick though as the deal is only on until the end of August!

Prices are based on two people sharing from Sunday to Friday.

Summer hotel breaks from £29

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Fancy a summer getaway and can make Sunday nights?  There are some fantastic deals in the capital if so.  Devonport House in London is rated 4/5 on Trip Advisor and prices start from £59 for 2 people sharing on a room only basis.  For a wider selection of locations, dates and prices visit De Vere Venues.

A wonderful spa break in the Warwickshire countryside

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Wroxall Abbey dates back to the 12th Century and was once the Country Seat of Sir Christopher Wren.  It is one of the most historic hotels in Warwickshire with a fabulous and romantic location offering seclusion and intimacy amidst 27 acres of unspoiled parkland and gardens.

This 4 star hotel is currently offering

    • Overnight accommodation in a standard double room
    • Three course dinner in our Sonnets restaurant
    • Full English breakfast
    • Back, neck and shoulder massage, plus scalp massage with Nourishing Hair and Scalp Mud (45 minutes)

FOR JUST £99 PER PERSON

You must be quick though as the deal is only on until the end of August!

Prices are based on two people sharing from Sunday to Thursday although you can stay on a Friday or Saturday for just a further £10.00 pp.