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Embark on an autumnal escapade this October half-term with Natural Retreats

21st September 2015

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With the summer holidays at an end, now is the perfect time to beat the impending winter blues by booking an October half-term break with Natural Retreats. With an array of autumnal activities available over the coming months, from seasonal specials to Halloween horrors, Natural Retreats is the perfect option for adventurous families looking to explore the great outdoors.

Self-catering specialists, Natural Retreats, offer a range of holiday homes in some of the UK's most spectacular coastal and countryside destinations, including Trewhiddle in Cornwall, the Llŷn Peninsula in Wales and John O'Groats in Scotland.

This October, dare to be scared at the Eden project, just a short 10 minutes from Natural Retreats Trewhiddle. Adults and children alike can revel in all things magical with a variety of spooktacular events and activities including the ‘Little Monsters' Halloween Disco' and the ‘Room On The Broom' workshop.

South Cornwall is the perfect destination for a short October half-term break with families able to spend quality time together on rambling coastal walks, bike rides, horse riding and visiting some of the destinations top local restaurants and attractions. Those with an adventurous streak can don a wetsuit and hit the beach for bodyboarding and surfing, whilst more sensible types can admire the spectacular scenery from the beach.

Natural Retreats Trewhiddle offers a selection of two, three and four bedroom New England style cottages and villas with fully equipped modern interiors, and an outdoor children's play area; all set amidst 120 acres of private land.

*Prices at Natural Retreats Trewhiddle start from approx. £941 in a Two Bedroom Cottage, based on a seven night stay from 24 October 2015.

To embrace the charming Welsh countryside, book a half-term break at Natural Retreats' collection of luxury self-catering cottages on the Llŷn Peninsula. Tucked away on the edge of Nefyn Bay on Wales' northern coast, these properties provide the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of Wales.

Less than 15 minutes from Natural Retreats Llŷn Peninsula, Glasfryn Parc offers something for everyone, including an indoor soft play centre, quad biking, bowling and more! After working up an appetite, families can tuck into home-made burgers with beef reared on the farm itself, returning home to their luxury kitchens with local delicacies from the on-site farm shop.

For families, The Tack Room is a luxuriously appointed three bedroom stone cottage, set around an attractive, central courtyard area. This single storey residence includes a spacious open plan living area with fabulous cathedral ceiling and sea views. The contemporary and stylish high gloss Zebrano kitchen includes fully integrated stainless steel appliances by Neff. Sleeping seven, this property offers one master bedroom with super king bed and an ensuite shower. A second bedroom, which can sleep up to three people, as well as a third double bedroom.

*Prices at Natural Retreats Llŷn Peninsula start from £524 in the Tack Room, based on a two night stay from 24 October 2015.

Natural Retreats John O'Groats is located in a tiny hamlet set amongst a wild and rugged Scottish landscape that combines coastal stacks, dramatic cliffs, woodland and white sandy beaches. Tucked away in an area of outstanding natural beauty, John O'Groats is blessed with some of the finest wildlife in the UK, from orca and minke whales to seals and dolphins. Just a stone’s throw away from the largest RSPB reserve in Britain, the region is also rich in birdlife, including guillemot, kittiwakes and most famously, puffins.

Ideal for families, Natural Retreats John O’Groats’ striking Three Bedroom Lodges boast breath-taking views out to the Orkneys, state of the art fully-fitted kitchens, wood burning fireplaces and specially designed boot rooms. Children are bound to be impressed by the flat screen Apple TV with movies on demand and PlayStation 3!

The Inn at John O’Groats has been lovingly restored as part of a multi-million pound regeneration of this area and now boasts bespoke self-catering apartments with a choice of one, two or four bedrooms. Each property offers its own individual charm, effortlessly combined with the high quality touches for which Natural Retreats is renowned.

*Prices at Natural Retreats John O’Groats start from £685 in a Luxury Two Bed Apartment and from £798 in a Three Bedroom Lodge, both based on a seven night stay from 24 October 2015

At all Natural Retreats locations, Young Explorers aged 3 - 13 years will receive a free Kid's Pack on arrival, containing all kinds of goodies to keep them entertained and educated, including a branded bag, activity sheets, clipboard, crayons, balloons, bubbles and a cuddly toy of Natural Retreats’ mascot - Squidge the Squirrel. For more details of how Natural Retreats make family holidays easier please go to -

About Natural Retreats

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain’s quote is as relevant today as it’s always been and reflects the sense of freedom and adventure we like our guests to experience on a Natural Retreats escape.

At Natural Retreats we pride ourselves on being a unique leisure and travel company offering extraordinary experiences at a selection of stunning coastal, countryside and wilderness locations around the world. We all work and live by the principles that underpin the company forever on a quest to help or guests and customers explore, dream and discover.

We are your guides to life's most amazing experiences and guardians of quality time understanding how important your leisure time is to collect moments to form memories that will last a lifetime.

Natural Retreats truly believes in sustainability, the communities and landscapes within which we develop are the real amenities. We have a real passion for these rural communities; after all, this is where its founder, Matthew Spence, came from having developed the first location in the Yorkshire Dales on his family farm back in 2006.

Now, Natural Retreats operates 18 destinations across Europe and the USA, each offering extraordinary experiences, activities and accommodation. Highlights include John O’Groats, North Highlands, Scotland; Trewhiddle, South Cornwall, England; and South Fork Lodge, Idaho, USA.

Drawing shows Natural Retreats at John O'Groats, Caithness, Scotland


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