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WE all look forward to time-out with friends and family, forgetting the day to day world even if just for a few days and a luxury treehouse just for 2, a super family holiday in a yurt or off-grid cottage might be just the ticket to that experience... Quality Unearthed certainly believe so!

Having spent a number of years living in unusual places and working on off-grid homes, Tim Rees, brainchild of Quality Unearthed spotted an increasing need to holiday in unique holiday properties such as eco-builds, tree houses and glamping abodes.

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Quality Unearthed take all the learning on how to create holidays from its parent family company, Quality Cottages. They visit all the unique abodes personally and sometimes stay over to ensure the beds are comfy and warm... yes, it's a tough job!

Tim has a particular liking for tree houses (and is planning to build his own). He currently represents two amazing abodes in the trees with more in the pipeline.

The Bensfield Treehouse, only 1 hour from London, just outside Tunbridge Wells fulfills childhood fantasies like no other - a rope bridge to a haven all to oneself - this is not a treehouse complex but a world of complete privacy - the icing on top is a space to stay with a boutique hotel feel (A complimentary, organic and locally sourced breakfast is provided.)

'I am fascinated by tree houses and their interaction with their environment' says Tim Rees, owner of Quality Unearthed. 'I sat on the veranda in cosy sofa seats, listening to the birds tweeting and looking out onto the fields and forest with a cup of tea - perfect"

A mature oak tree ploughs right through the treehouse with an open plan, stylish room designed around it. Stay when the tree is sprouting leaves for that extra fairytale feeling.

The Acorn Treehouse, Devon is like a classic kids treehouse, but for grown ups. Set on its own in the heart of ancient woodland, it hovers 9 metres off the ground, offering complete peace and quiet - a true romantic bolt hole, replete with fairy lights at night.

" when you consider that no vehicles or machinery can get into the woods, you realise you are sleeping in an abode built with true craftsmanship" says Tim from Quality Unearthed.

No tree house holiday would be complete without a balcony and this one is rather special - surrounded by woodland with some evergreens, so no matter what the season, you will still be ensconced within a secretive yet light canopy. It's a great spot for lazy meals or relaxing with a book - literally amongst the branches and birds. And as night time falls, look up to starry skies above and listen out for the owls.

Bensfield Treehouse details:
Sleeps 2 in a king size bed
Short breaks from £299
Weekly from £830
www.qualityunearthed.co.uk/bensfield-treehouse.php

Acorn Treehouse details:
Sleeps 2
Short breaks from £299
Weekly from £867
www.qualityunearthed.co.uk/acorn-treehouse-devon.php

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POKELOGIN, a lovingly converted former apple store overlooking a wild tidal lake, the river Tamar and the Cornish border, is one of the latest waterside escapes to join Blue Chip Holidays.

This unusual and intriguing house sleeps six, is set in the unspoilt Bere Peninsula of South Devon, and is surrounded by gardens the roll down to the estuary edge.

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Stunning elevated views from the suspended balcony provide a picture perfect location for artists to capture the ever changing tideline, and an ideal place for families to sit and relax in the still and peace of the beguilingly beautiful surroundings.

Inside, no expense has been spared on breathing life back into this former apple store, creating a homely and cosy feel. The living room, located on the first floor, opens out on to the generous balcony, flooding the room with natural light and giving guests a grandstand view over the creek and Tamar Estuary from the two elegant leather sofas. Under floor heating and a roaring open fireplace keep the room toasty warm whatever the weather, and a flatscreen TV with Sky package, DVD player, music centre and iPod docking station provides plenty to entertain, not to mention the host of books and games that are available for all ages. There's even Wi-Fi internet access.

Next door the well equipped kitchen, which comes with an electric oven, grill, gas hob, fridge freezer, and a host of utensils and accessories, provides all your needs for family feasts, which can be enjoyed in the dining area or alfresco on the furnished balcony.

Downstairs are three beautifully finished bedrooms including the cavernous master 'round room' with stunning views over the tidal lake and access to the garden via French doors. Alongside a sumptuous queen-size bed this magnificent bedroom is furnished with bedside cabinets, a two seat leather sofa, dressing table, integrated wardrobe, chest of drawers, blanket box and mirror. Entertainment is provided by a flatscreen TV, perfect for late night films, and a radio for lazy mornings gazing out over the waters. The master bedroom comes with its own en-suite bathroom, which features a walk-in shower cubicle, wc, designer wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror.

The second en-suite bedroom is located on the ground floor and comes with twin beds, bedside cabinets, an integrated wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror. There's even a two seat sofa to sit comfy on and watch movies on the flatscreen TV. The en-suite features a bath, separate shower cubicle, wc, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror.

The third bedroom is furnished with a double bed, two bedside cabinets with lamps, an integrated wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror, and comes with a flatscreen TV.

Nearby is a 20 minute walk along the Creek side to a great local pub and sailing club. Fishing is available in the creek, and the lovely market town of Tavistock, home to a selection of cafes and restaurants, is only 15 minutes away. Plymouth is also within striking distance where many attractions including Plymouth Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Life Centre and the Plymouth Hoe can be found.

For bookings call 0844 7044987 or visit www.bluechipholidays.co.uk

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LOOKING to take the little ones away? Want to enjoy the last of the Great British weather? Then look no further.

With these fantastic deals from Park Resorts, families can enjoy breaks in Essex, Devon or the Isle of Wight from just £159 for a three night stay for six people!

Visit Park Resorts' Thorness Bay Holiday Park, in the rural setting of the Isle of Wight from just £159 for a family of six from 6th September for 3 nights! Located in the beautiful countryside of the Island, the park has a host of facilities to keep the little ones entertained including an indoor 'fun' pool and direct access to the beach.

Park Resorts' Whitley Bay Holiday Park is a North East family favourite, located just outside of Newcastle, families can have a 7 night break for just £300 from 31st August! The park is just a five minute walk from the beach and provides stunning views of St Mary's lighthouse - a little something for mum and dad!

If you fancy something a little more south of the country then book a trip to either Park Resorts' Bideford Bay Holiday Park or Park Resorts' Highfield Holiday Park. Highfield Grange in Essex is offering families a 7 night stay from just £240. Situated in Clacton - On - Sea this holiday park provides an outdoor pool and sun terrace at the Boathouse Bar. Bideford Bay in Devon is offering families of six a 7 night stay from just £375 on the 31st August! This park is in popular demand with its woodland surroundings and stunning sea views.

With 39 parks spread across the UK, all in dazzling, coastal locations, there is something for everyone at Park Resorts this summer.

To book your Park Resorts holiday visit www.park-resorts.com or Call 0843 308 8767

*Prices based on 6 sharing a 2 or 3 bedroom Bronze caravan Holiday Home and correct at time of release. Subject to availability.

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AS WE all know the English weather is notoriously unpredictable, when booking a holiday unfortunately all we can do is hope for good weather.
One way to guarantee a sunny vacation is to book when the sun is out! With Park Resorts you can book on the day, all it takes is a look out of the window, a click of a button and you could be on your way to a sunny holiday!
Visit Bideford Bay Holiday Park in Devon, with stunning sea views and woodland location you'll be spoilt for choice for where to spend your day. Children will be surrounded by never ending fun whether they're playing in the indoor or outdoor pool, crazy golf or bike riding along the golden blue flag beach of Westward Ho.
Book a 3 night stay on the 21st June for six people from just £159*.
Whitley Bay Holiday Park has endless fun to offer, children will love splashing in the indoor pool or whizzing about in the outdoor play area.
Spend full-filled evenings in the Lighthouse Show bar enjoying the glittering line up of entertainment fromm the animation team.
Book on 14th June for just £99* for a three night stay and the family fun is priceless!
Ashcroft Coast Holiday Park is a destination that will keep the whole family entertained for the duration of your stay, not only does it have indoor and outdoor pools, but its location makes it a perfect picnic spot, enjoy the six-mile stretch of sweeping sand of Drudridge Bay.
Enjoy all this for only £179* for 7 nights from 15th June.
With 39 parks spread across the UK, all in dazzling, coastal locations, there is something for everyone at Park Resorts this summer.
To book your Park Resorts holiday visit www.park-resorts.com or call 0843 308 8767.
*Prices based on 6 sharing a 2 or 3 bedroom Bronze caravan holiday home and correct at time of release. Subject to availability.
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JUNE is a fabulous time of year to visit South Devon - from action packed weeks surfing, sailing and swimming in the warm waters off the Start Bay coastline, to quiet breaks relaxing on one of the countless unspoilt sandy beaches, this picturesque area offers something for everyone.

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Whatever your taste or budget, Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous choice of self-catering holiday properties available for an early Summer getaway.

For a family looking to explore South Devon's stunning beaches, sites of historical and natural interest, and all-weather family attractions, head to Hillfield Village near Dartmouth this June. A stunning development of individually designed, renovated and styled holiday properties set in the idyllic South Devon countryside - facilities include an all-weather tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and children's play area. Guests also receive member's rates at the nearby Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, complete with indoor pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna. Book the stylish Courtyard Apartment (sleeps 7), a spacious ground floor property with a wonderful conservatory and private patio. The property is exceptionally well equipped with families in mind, offering baby friendly facilities. The weeks commencing 1st and 8th June are £561. For more information, visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/COURT

Looking for a larger, luxury property? Sea Peep in Thurlestone could be the perfect base. Book one of the remaining June weeks at this chic and contemporary VisitEngland Five Star awarded house, within just a short walk of the pretty village Thurlestone and the stunning South Devon coastline. Head out for a walk along the South West Coast Path, followed by a refreshing dip in the sea at nearby Thurlestone Beach. The week commencing 7th June is £811. For more information, visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/6WHIM

South Devon is a particular favourite with couples looking for a romantic getaway - the picturesque coastline is dotted with private sandy coves only accessible by foot, whilst historic Dartmouth offers lovely tea rooms, award-winning restaurants and boutique shops. Book a week at the luxury VisitEngland Five Star awarded apartment 14 Dart Marina. Situated in one of the West Country's most sought after locations, on the edge of the River Dart, this fabulous property sleeps 4 and is perfect for a quiet week away. Relax on the delightful window seat, with mesmerizing views over the river and across to Kingswear, before enjoying complimentary use of the nearby Dart Marina health spa, including indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Prices in June start from £928. For more information, visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/14DART

For walking enthusiasts, the South West Coast Path offers countless opportunities. Whether you are looking for challenging hikes or relaxing trails, there are routes to suit everyone. Why not bring your dog to one of Coast & Country Cottage's pet friendly properties for a walking break in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. L'Horizon is a fabulous dog friendly penthouse apartment in the picturesque village of Thurlestone - a VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded stylishly furnished property with a wonderful roof terrace, boasting excellent views across to Thurlestone Rock and out to sea. Prices in June start from £624.

For more information, visit www.coastandcountry.co.uk/cottage-details/HORIZ

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