Spend half term in a National Trust holiday cottage

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By Carol_Deacon | Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:49

Rent a discounted holiday cottage for half term at Tyntesfield with the National Trust.

As part of the #openforbusiness campaign in the south west the NT is publicising the fact that nearly all of its holiday cottages are open for half term despite the recent storms - and many of its properties which are normally expected to be open during the winter, are open this year as well.

NT SW commercial development manager Kerry Dawson said: "We have some fabulous, characterful cottages across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall at great locations.

"While we had some damage in the storms, we've moved fast to get the repairs done and almost all our places are open right now. 

"We've still got plenty of spaces available for the half term week so we're offering a late booking discount of between 10 and 15 per cent for those who'd like a break in the South West.

"Our message is that we're still open for business and there are lots of places to see and things to do in the South West while on a visit here."

The National Trust has more than 175 holiday cottages in the South West – almost a third of its total number, ranging in size from small coastal cottages sleeping two people to larger villas sleeping 12 people.

A few examples of available family-sized cottages in the south west – all available to book on-line by clicking HERE.


They include:


  • 1 Strode House – 10% Discount

Barrington Court, Yeovil, south Somerset

Sleeps 6 + cot

Part of what was once a very grand stable block standing alongside Barrington Court's House

Enjoy views of the landscaped gardens and explore the formal gardens and grounds. South Somerset is renowned for its pretty villages, country pubs and National Trust manor houses

3 nights £508 (includes 10% discount)

7 nights £725 (includes 10% discount)

  • Chaplain's Lodge – 15% Discount

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, north Somerset

Sleeps 5 + cot

A restored mid Victorian gate lodge, the perfect country retreat. Enjoy exploring the 500 acre Tyntesfield estate, and just 7 miles from Bristol and in easy reach of the M5

3 nights £468 (includes 15% discount)

7 nights £668 (includes 15% discount)


  • Court – 15% Discount

Bosloe, Falmouth which sleeps 10 + cot

Court is the East wing of Bosloe, built in about 1890 with its own private cobbled courtyard

overlooking the garden and Helford river beyond. 5 bedrooms and large living areas offer space for a great family get away. Wi fi if is available at this property.

3 nights £1167 (includes 15% discount)

7 nights £1666 (includes 15% discount)

  • Caragloose Farmhouse – 10% Discount

Gwendra, Veryan, Truro

Sleeps 6 + cot

Sheltered in the lee of Nare Head, one of the great headlands of Cornwall's south coast. A traditional old farmhouse surrounded by National Trust farmland with glorious views over Veryan bay.

3 nights £696 (includes 10% discount)

7 nights £995 (includes 10% discount)

  • Overhaven – 10% Discount 

Pentireglaze, Polzeath

Sleeps 6 + cot

A North Cornwall Holiday Cottage, guests have free access to Tintagel Old Post Office. A relaxed family holiday, with spacious comfy rooms, and the added bonus of wi fi at the cottage

3 nights £696 (includes 10% discount)

7 nights £612 (includes 10% discount)


  • Mattress Cottage – 15% Discount

Mooredge Cottages, Broadclyst, Devon

Sleeps 5

A thatched roof and thick stone walls, with an inglenook fireplace. Full of quirky historical character - Lots of walks right from the front door and on the outskirts of the Killerton Estate, just 5 miles from Exeter.

3 nights £328 (includes 15% discount)

7 nights £468 (includes 15% discount)

  • Higher Brownstone Farm – 10% Discount

Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear

Sleeps 12

A marvellous place for large family or group of friends. Recently refurbished and set in its own grounds, about a mile from Coleton Fishacre. Boasting its own billiards room. The pubs, shops and restaurants of Kingswear, Dartmouth and Totnes offer everything to make an unforgettable stay in South Devon.

3 nights £1199 (includes 10% discount)

7 nights £1713 (includes 10% discount)


  • 3 Heathland Cottages – 10% Discount

Corfe Castle, Wareham

Sleeps 6 + cot

A spacious listed cottage with cosy interiors and an open fire that is the perfect base to explore Dorset with Studland just a short drive away.  The cottage has adapted facilities for wheelchair users.

5 nights £670 (includes 10% discount)

  • Portland House – 10% Discount

Belle Vue Road, Weymouth

Sleeps 12 + cot

An unexpected gem, hidden away in Weymouth, with extensive views over the bay. Built for Mr Bushby in 1935, it is a wonderful 'villa' of the Art Deco style period and close to Corfe Castle and the beaches of the dramatic Dorset coast, if you can drag yourself away from the stunning location.

3 nights £1199 (includes 10% discount)

7 nights £1740 (includes 10% discount)



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