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15/01/2014 at 12:07
We are looking to go away for Christmas next year, both mine and OH's families making 18 of us in total and we want somewhere with an indoor pool. Has anyone done this before? can you recommend somewhere or a company you have booked through? some bigger places are already booked for Christmas so we want to get moving on it as soon as possible. Budget is up to £6k for us all and it must be in the UK, preferably no more than a 6 hour drive from Essex. We would prefer one large house to ourselves but would look at a large house with smaller cottages if that was an option (we could stick the elderlies all in their own places )
15/01/2014 at 12:57
Have a look at Bluestone in wales. They aren't cottages, but they have some massive log cabins which i'm sure would fit you all in. They have an on-site waterpark. we went in 2012 and had a great time. It's in Pembrokeshire, and there's some lovely places not far.
15/01/2014 at 13:00
I haven't done it but I know that English Country Cottages has groups of properties on its books that can be booked together.
I have booked larger homes through the Landmark Trust but they don't offer things like swimming pools.
15/01/2014 at 13:01
What I mean is I have booked through English Country Cottages but not for 18 people!
15/01/2014 at 14:22
Try this site http://www.farmstay.co.uk/cottages-with-swimming-pool.dot
Click on the icon with the indoor pool - the one on the left. There were lots of cottages.
15/01/2014 at 21:49
We stayed at
in the summer. There is a house for 14 and some smaller cottages on same site for rest of your party. Was comfortable and well within your budget. Not sure how far a drive it is from Essex but it only took us about 5hrs in good weather, from Durham early one Saturday morning.
My only gripe with the place was that I left his leapfrog tablet there which was apparently not found by cleaner. The children had it the morning we left and was not packed in either of the cars...but that's another rant.
16/01/2014 at 10:17
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies, we have a short list now of availabiltiy and in our price range! just waiting for everyones feedback!
16/01/2014 at 10:22
we stayed in a big cottage on the IOW last summer. there were 7 adults and 3 children. It was a National Trust rental property.
the main cottage slept 10, http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/cottage/rosetta-cottage-001009/
and there was second cottage (called East) adjoined that sleeps 6 http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/cottage/east-rosetta-cottage-001004/
have fun finding with your research.
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