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Holiday Inspiration: The Top Five Beaches in Devon

The Top Five Beaches in DevonNot too long ago Monkey turned to me after a day trip to the seaside and told me it was his ‘best holiday ever’. Never mind the fact at the tender age of four, he’s already been on countless expeditions spanning four continents.

But that’s the appeal of the British coastline, sometimes home is best. Give us Brits a dose of sunshine, a bucket and spade, an ice cream and a portion of chips, and we’re very happy. Young or old, time spent by the sea can certainly blow away the cobwebs and gives a person a renewed sense of wellbeing.

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Exploring Cotswold Water Park

Exploring Cotswold Water Park My Travel MonkeyWhen I first heard about the Cotswold Water Park, I assumed it was an adventure oasis filled with daredevil flumes, slides and splash zones.

My first assumption couldn’t have been more wrong… While the Cotswold Water Park is most definitely an oasis – it’s actually a natural playground made up of over 50km of paths and bridleways. Set on the border of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, it spans 40 square miles with over 140 lakes formed as a result of limestone gravel extraction. (more…)

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Reviewed: Beehive Cottage in Poulton

Reviewed: Beehive Cottage in Poulton My Travel Monkey

With so many villages in the Cotswolds, there are plenty of options when it comes to accommodation. From delightful B&Bs to romantic manor houses, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something suitable.

We wanted a ‘typical’ Cotswolds cottage, clad in the area’s famous limestone and, after some extensive online searching, I came across the Beehive Cottage set in the tiny hamlet of Poulton just outside of Cirencester. (more…)

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Our Family Break in the Cotswolds

A Family Break in the Cotswolds

Imagine villages lined with pretty cottages, tea rooms, historic pubs, quaint shops and bunting, alongside castles, rolling wolds and stunning countryside.

The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire is all these things and more. It’s one of the most ‘quintessentially English’ and unspoiled regions of England and it’s also the playground for the rich and famous including Kate Moss, David Cameron and Jeremy Clarkson. (more…)

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