Blakes Boating Bonanza – sister company to launch new discounts

boats-logoUp to £150 off per week or up to £75 off per short break for boating holidays taking place on select dates between 26th February 2009 and 15th July 2009.

Established in 1908, Blakes Holiday Boating have been providing quality boating holidays amidst the unspoilt landscapes of Britain, Ireland and Europe, for over 100 years. With our wealth of knowledge and experience gathered over the years we’ve created some new discounts and savings for 2009 boating holidays.

On Friday 6th February 2009 staff from our Earby office were given the chance to name a new line of discounts due to launch on our Blakes Holiday Boating brand later this month offering savings of up to £150 per week or up to £75 per short break on participating boats.

The competition proved to be very popular with more than 220 discount name suggestions submitted. Out of the many entries our “expert” panel of judges chose Blakes Boating Bonanza, entered by Lesley Millman (Accounting Services Manager).

Keep a look out for the launch of the Blakes Boating Bonanza discounts on Blakes Holiday Boating and you’ll find savings on participating boats of up to £150 off per week or up to £75 off per short break for holidays taking place on select dates between 26th February 2009 and 15th July 2009.

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‘Old School’ Holidays

Head Back to School in the Summer Holidays !

Maths, physics, literature and geography…This summer return to school in the school holidays, without a blackboard, pencil case or gym kit in sight! We have a selection of beautifully converted schools throughout the UK, perfect for some old school nostalgia with or without the kids.

Whether it’s a renovated boys school or a 19th century school house, a number of the 9,000 holiday cottages to rent through cottages4you throughout the UK are brimming with character, ideal for couples or a large family and their pet pooch!

Choose from one of these fantastic school conversions over the summer holidays with cottages4you.

Old School House Cottage – Hawnby, North Yorkshire Moorsold-school-house-11258
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Sitting in a peaceful picture postcard village, in the Valley of the River Rye, this detached stone school house, complete with Inglenook fireplace, is far from school as we remember it! Enjoy the secluded sun-trapped garden, or take a stroll amongst the beautiful surrounding North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Just 200 yards away is the local pub, and five miles away is the town of Helmsley with inns, castles and Rievaulx Abbey.
Property comprises one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
Price: £627.50 for seven nights arriving on 23rd August, sleeps four.
Details and booking; click here !

old-school-cottage-23775Old School Cottage – Billingford, Norfolk
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This character cottage, dating back to 1875, boasts many classic features such as beamed and sloping ceilings, with plenty of space for all the family. Ideally located for visiting sandy beaches, the Norfolk Broads and the city of Norwich, this old school cottage is perfect for a British summer break. Village shop just one mile away.
Property comprises one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one bunk bedroom.
Price: £616.50 staying for seven nights arriving on 23rd August, sleeps six plus one pet.
Details and booking; click here !

The Old Boys School – Carrshield, Nr Hexhamold-boys-school-mnm
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Situated in the heart of the North Pennines and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this converted wing of a former Victorian school is set in a glorious hamlet, brimming with character. The area boasts the lowest light pollution in the UK, boasting incredible starry nights. This grand property is perfect for exploring the surroundings, located on the borders of Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham.
Property comprises two double bedrooms with beamed ceilings, and one bunk bedded room. There is also a beamed conservatory and large kitchen diner with multi-fuel stove.
Price: £928 staying for seven nights arriving on 23rd August, sleeps six.
Details and booking; click here !

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Special Offers… book your holiday and visit a festival

From film, harvest, wine and music festivals to carnivals and parades, Europe is a riot of activity this summer. So if you’re looking for something a little bit different and want to immerse yourself in the country’s local culture then take a look at some of the festivals we’ve featured.

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