Choice Cottages | Self catering holiday accommodation | December 2015

A successful New Year Resolution is within your grasp ? just follow these steps!

by Paul31. December 2015 10:00

A successful New Year Resolution is within your grasp – just follow these steps!

 

What do you want to achieve? This is your GOAL. Make sure it is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Limited). If your goal will take months, or even years, to achieve then set smaller goals that last a few weeks to make sure you are able to progress towards your big goal. Now check out the REALITY. What have you already achieved? What skills do you have that you can use to help you with this challenge? What stopped you achieving it last time? Now for your OPTIONS. Be creative, come up with as many ideas as possible, think of what could be done, not what you will do, as this lets you explore doing things differently! Finally decide what you WILL DO. Pick three things to start now. Make them happen and you are on your way to success. If you are finding it difficult to persevere With GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Will do) then get a life coach to help you. Sessions can be done face to face, by internet or on the phone.

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Nightmare at Christmas in your house? Crowded? Breakages? Beds on floors? Nowhere to sit?

by Paul30. December 2015 10:00

Nightmare at Christmas in your house? Crowded? Breakages? Beds on floors? Nowhere to sit?

 

Next year doesn’t need to be like that! You can have an extended family Christmas in a holiday home suited to the numbers coming home for Christmas. All Choice Cottages luxury holiday homes are equipped for self-catering for more than the numbers they sleep – sleeps 12 – then there will normally be more than sufficient crockery and cutlery for your Christmas lunch with some extra friends as well. The saucepans, hob and ovens will be big enough to cook that gigantic roast dinner. As it’s not ‘your’ house then it’s easier to share the chores (like loading the dishwasher!) and everyone can feel relaxed. Book early, Christmas week is always fully booked for the larger Choice properties.

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Holidays are best if your dog comes too. Check out the Choice that?s available today

by Paul29. December 2015 10:00

 

Holidays are best if your dog comes too. Check out the Choice that’s available today

 

Choice Cottages has 87 properties in North Devon that welcome your pets (That’s just over half of their total properties). When you think of the cost of leaving your dogs in kennels (£15 per night per dog? – that’s over £100 for a week) it starts to make financial sense to bring them on holiday with you. Think of the fun you can have out walking on the beaches with your special friend, forget the money you’re saving, a family holiday is only a real family holiday if the whole family comes too and that means the dog too! You do need to book early though, as the properties that are pet friendly book up particularly quickly. Just select ‘Pets – Yes’ on the Choice Cottages website to see what is still available for 2016

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Fantastic Freebee! It?s the fireworks display in Barnstaple to see the New Year in!

by Paul28. December 2015 10:00

Fantastic Freebee! It’s the fireworks display in Barnstaple to see the New Year in!

 Of course I’m going to recommend that you see in the New Year in Barnstaple with a bang! This year’s bang promises to be a big one as the local businesses have come up with the money to enable the best ever fireworks display to take place at midnight (well that’s just the start time) in the Centre of Barnstaple. Make your way to the Strand, next to the estuary, to get the best view and hopefully if it’s a still night, with a full tide, you will get to see double, as all the fireworks are reflected in the water. (You might even see triple if you’ve checked out the local alcohol providers first!)

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Sit back and dream of taking to the water in North Devon as every boat tells a story

by Paul27. December 2015 10:00

Sit back and dream of taking to the water in North Devon as every boat tells a story 

 

Christmas is over, hopefully the family festivities were worth the effort, but now its time to sit back and breathe in a bit of Devon. Relax whilst someone else does all the work in a boat story. Today I am going to recommend A Life in the Day of a Young Fisherman - it takes you along to share the day with 18 year old Ben Bengey, as he works as a fisherman and helps to crew the RNLI Lifeboat in Ilfracombe. This is one of a series of 10 Boat Story short films. Just watching them will make you wish you had already booked your Choice Holiday Cottage for 2016!

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The sales start on Boxing Day in Barnstaple ? be there or miss the biggest bargains!

by Paul26. December 2015 10:00

 

The sales start on Boxing Day in Barnstaple – be there or miss the biggest bargains!

 

I know, for my sister, that the best bit of Christmas is the start of the sales on Boxing Day. She plans in meticulous detail. What time do the shops open, which shops have something in their online sale that she would like to get her hands on? Time to head into town to arrive before the shops open. Long stay parking is a must – we don’t want a time limit! Hopefully with Boxing Day being a Saturday most of the shops will open (Green Lanes Shopping Centreis open from 9am), but do check times at individual shops, some may stay closed until Monday 28th December. Happy Bargain Hunting!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday next year!

by Paul25. December 2015 10:00

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday next year!

 

2016 was a fantastic year for Choice Cottages and their visitors. With 155 properties available through them, (58 in Croyde alone!) in a wide range of North Devon towns and across the countryside nearby, a total of [14700] holiday days were booked through Choice. Considering that many of our holiday homes are not full-time holiday lets, this recognises how many customers come back time and time again to book through Choice and the high occupancy levels our properties achieve. Holiday makers came from Singapore, Canada, USA, across Europe, as well as all of the UK – the delights of Devon are clearly world famous! If you want to rent out a property, or find the15 perfect location for your holiday or special event, then speak to the friendly family-run business that is Choice Cottages.

About Choice Cottages

Choice Cottages specialise in providing quality self catering holiday cottages to let in Devon, Somerset, Cornwall & Dorset in the UK.

We are an expanding family run company with offices in Bideford, Barnstaple, and Braunton and have a friendly, experienced team providing guests with the personal touch.

We have a wide portfolio of quality hand-picked self catering cottages to let in the South West and are proud of our high levels of service to holiday makers.

These well-appointed Devon Cottages will offer you and your family, fantastic access to the designated areas of outstanding natural beauty and inspiring scenery in North Devon and the best weather in England.

We currently specialise in the West Country Counties with many properties in the popular Seaside areas of: Croyde Bay, Saunton, WoolacombeLee Bay, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Bideford, Teignmouth, Lynton and Lynmouth. In addition, a selection of properties are available for the Country and town locations of: Barnstaple, Braunton, GeorgehamExmoorHartland and Torrington

With hundreds of hand-picked properties to choose from, you are assured of the best of quality, from luxury Holiday Cottages to romantic getaways, pet friendly properties and large traditional thatch Holiday Homes - there is something for everyone’s budget.

Choice Cottages is North Devon's Premier self catering holiday cottage letting agent for owners. We have a growing list of clients who have chosen us to market their holiday home for rent and to deal with their bookings, so why not join us now.

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