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16 April 2015

Family Friendly Holidays with Sykes Cottages (PLUS Your Chance to Win)

Sykes Cottages are the UK’s leading provider of self-catering holiday homes with over 5,000 handpicked cottages to choose from. With a range of cottages stretching from the glittering Cornish coast to the magnificent Scottish Highlands, their selection provides something for everyone.




If you come from an active family then why not visit one of their isolated cottages which are ideal for walking? With many of these cottages set in the heat of a National Park, you can spend a day trekking the hills before returning to rest your tired feet by the open fire. Or if you’d rather spend an afternoon playing amongst the surf, then don’t worry as they cater for this too with hundreds of sea-front cottages- perfect for that all important summer BBQ!




One of the many benefits of renting a self-catering cottage with Sykes is that you don’t have to upset your child’s routine. With fully-equipped kitchens, you can make all the kids’ favourite dishes before playing a board game in the comfortable sitting area, then sending them off to bed with a smile on their faces whilst you relax in the garden with a glass of wine (or two). 





For your chance to win £200 worth of Sykes Cottages vouchers (enough to pay for selected weekend and 7 day getaways, or to put towards a more luxurious break) you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 28th May 2015.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.

Good luck!



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311 comments

  1. Would like to go to the Lake District

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  2. I would love to go to the peak district!

    Ashleigh

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  3. We've been promising ourselves a short break in Kent for years, so I'd look for somewhere there.

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  4. Rachel Griffiths16/04/2015, 08:07

    I would love to go to the Yorkshire Dales

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  5. Would love to visit Scotland in Aberdeenshire.

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  6. Wales it's a place I've never been but would like to go to

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  7. Maria Rogers16/04/2015, 09:22

    A cottage with a hot tub would suit me, dont mind where? But Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire or coastal would be lovely!

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  8. Nikki Phipps16/04/2015, 09:23

    Would love to visit Devon and Cornwall :) xxx

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  9. Anywhere in Devon or Cornwall would be my perfect location.

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  10. I'd love to go to Cornwall. I started bodyboarding last year and would love to try it on one of Cornwall's lovely beaches.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  11. We would go to cambridge

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  12. Lake District or Scotland :)

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  13. I'd love to go to Scotland, a beautiful part of the world :)

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  14. I would love to go to Heacham in Norfolk xxx

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  15. would love to go to a cottage in the Scottish highlands x

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  16. I would love to visit Scotland, as I have never been before.

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  17. fab giveaway !! we would love a holiday in the lake district it looks amazing ! x

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  18. I'd love to take the family to cornwall - near a beach :-) x

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  19. That's just what the doctor ordered; a nice relaxing and luxurious respite.

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  20. Id love to stay somewhere in Northumberland, its only an hour and half away but my mam lives there and this would be perfect for our honeymoon too x

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  21. I would love a short break on the mid Wales coast, somewhere around Cardigan bay would be lovely!

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  22. would love a short break to the cotswolds!

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  23. I'd love to see more of Yorkshire!

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  24. Where would you love to go on holiday with Sykes Cottages? ............ definitely Cornwall

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  25. Definitely Devon or Cornwall!

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  26. I would love to go somewhere near Bath

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  27. cornwall for me

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  28. Wow what a lovely break and such a beautiful place to go stay. Fingers crossed would love to win something like this! Never stayed in a cottage before. Looks amazing.

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  29. North Devon for me, my fav place in the whole world :-)

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  30. If it were just for a weekend I'd chose gorgeous Suffolk.

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  31. cornwall or wales x

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  32. The Cotswolds or the Isle of Wight - both places I want to explore

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  33. There are so many lovely places to choose from but I think I would go to the Lake District

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  34. would love to go back to Devon - gorgeous part of the world

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  35. Having not been able to go anywhere over Easter - a short break anywhere now within reasonable distance would be great - Cotswolds, Devon - South preferable - by looks of properties, you just can't go wrong

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  36. Devon and North wales are gorgeous, would have to flip a coin!

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  37. Would love to go to Wales.

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  38. I would love to stay in the Bakers Retreat in the heart of Ludlow so we can attend the Food Festival

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  39. the magnificent Scottish Highlands cannot be beaten, and with this accommodation would make a wonderful holiday

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  40. Lake District ... but my OH wants to go to Cornwall again - so we would have to agree first

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  41. I would like to go to Poole, Dorset so i could visit my twin sister. We don't see each other very often.

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  42. Would love to show my fiancé the Cotswolds

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  43. off-peak, somewhere in Lincolnshire

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  44. Kerry-Ann Pope16/04/2015, 21:23

    I would love to visit Bath, the Clock Tower Cottage near Marlborough would be perfect for my family.

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  45. I like the look of Swallow's Nest in Craven Arms. as they say looks lovely for 'less mobile guests' like me. Love the countryside around there, and not far from Ludlow.

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  46. I'd love to stay in one of their Norfolk cottages, Beech Barn in Cromer looks beautiful :)

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  47. I like the look of Swallows Nest in Craven Arms x

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  48. There is a cottage on their site in Mevagissey, Cornwall. We always used to go to Mevagissey when I was little so I'd love to go back there.

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  49. I would like to go to Devon looks so beautiful :)

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  50. the new forest would be nice

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  51. I'd love to go to Cornwall - I've never been before and it looks amazing.

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  52. To Wales, my favourite place x

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  53. I'd love to stay somewhere in Devon!

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  54. Would love to try surfing down Cornwall

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  55. I'd love to go to the Cotswolds as I grew up near there and would love to take my daughter to the places I used to love.

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  56. I would love to visit Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset, and stay in Glover's Cottage. It's within walking distance of ancient castles, which really appeals to me.

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  57. I would love to visit Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset, and stay in Glover's Cottage. It's within walking distance of ancient castles, which really appeals to me.

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  58. I'd love to visit the New Forest area, or Cornwall.

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  59. Looe in Cornwall is absolutely beautiful, haven't had a good holiday for years so that would be heavely! Plus they have the room to take all six of us! :-) Thanks for the giveaway! x

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  60. looe and polperro are my favourite places in the uk so would stay there

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  61. Devon or anywhere by a beach x

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  62. Cornwall,I've only been once but I loved it there.

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  63. I'd love to visit the Lake District!

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  64. Would love to head down South to Devon or Cornwall x

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  65. Yorkshire Dales for me

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  66. Great giveaway & love your website

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  67. Devon or Cornwall - Love the coast x

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  68. Cotswolds, great with toddler and dog!

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  69. I'd love to go to the Peak District

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  70. South Devon would be my choice.

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  71. somewhere in north devon

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  72. Would love to go to the Lake District :) x Best of luck everyone x

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  73. Cornwall - I have never been before!

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  74. Cornwall , it's so beautiful much more so than sunny Essex where we are! I wish I lived closer to visit more often.

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  75. Would love a cottage in Cornwall

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  76. I would love to go to the Lake District

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  77. Lynsey Buchanan20/04/2015, 20:34

    The Lake District

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  78. So many places I want to get to! I've not been to Wales for a while and a lovely walking holiday would be great, and the beaches there are beautiful! But Gloucester and Somerset are places I'd like to get to again, its been too long!

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  79. I already live at the seaside so rather than go on holiday, I would like to bring my family to me to have a holiday here! I wouldn't mind a holiday in Wales though.

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  80. Cornwall would be awesome

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  81. Would love to visit St Ives x

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  82. I would put it towards a weeks stay in Devon

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  83. Devon or Cornwall, in a cottage with a hot tub!

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  84. Fantastic Giveaway, Hope im lucky, Good luck everyone xx

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  85. Cornwall or the Lake District

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  86. Cornwall would be lovely

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  87. Somewhere on the South coast would be perfect.

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  88. Cornwall or somewhere in Scotland :)

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  89. The Lake District, but I'd be happy to go anywhere

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  90. Cornwall - have always wanted to go :)

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  91. Yorkshire would be lovely x

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  92. christine shelley23/04/2015, 15:48

    We are hoping to go to Cornwall this summer and a cottage win would be wonderful

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  93. I'd love to go to Cornwall

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  94. somewhere in Ireland, a place I would love to go one day

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  95. i would take the family to camber sands for a weekend

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  96. My Dad was born in Norfolk & I know he''d love to show my boys where he grew up, so that's where I would choose. Thanks

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  97. Elaine Clark
    Filey or Scarborough and take my hubby and grandchild. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the competition.

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  98. We'd love to go to Ireland!

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  99. Lake District. My favourite place for a relaxing holiday

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  100. Anywhere near the coast x

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  101. Haven't been away for so long, I'd just be happy to go away, but if pushed I'd say Argyll or anywhere in Scotland :)

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  102. South Wales. It is my fav place.

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  103. I would love to go back to Cornwall, I haven't been since I was a child

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  104. I'd love to go to Wales...I've never been.

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  105. The Lake District would be great!

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  106. Somewhere northern England or southern Scotland near a freely-accessible lake so we can take our son out on the new kayak I got for his 3rd birthday/his dad's 40th!

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  107. I would love to go to Coventry area

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  108. Northumberland is my favourite

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  109. I would love to go to Lake district

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  110. That is the cutest little cottage, I'd love to live somewhere like that! I would love to go to the Lake District

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  111. the lake district ... just beautiful

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  112. would love to go to Cornwall or Devon-never been there

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  113. Cornwall - we love it there!

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  114. The one in Perth so I can go back to Dunkeld and lay my childhood nightmares to rest. Oh and there are loads and loads of caches in the area to allow me to feed my obsessive hobby

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  115. Somewhere in the Highlands with a hot tub!

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  116. i'd love to go back to the somerset area!

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  117. this looks absolutely stunning an sit would be a pleasure to holiday somewhere like this
    i would love to go to the lake district

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  118. I would love to revisit the Cotswolds

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  119. cornwall , somewhere i have never ventured yet

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  120. We have been saying we would like to go to Norfolk for a long time.

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  121. Devon or Cornwall would be perfect! Ty for the chance x x

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  122. I would love a stay in the Cotswolds

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  123. Definitely the Lake District. We've had a wonderful holiday there before, and I'd love to go back!

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  124. Either one of the gorgeous cottages in the Lake District or one in Perthshire Scotland x

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  125. Arthurstown, Co Wexford, Ireland

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  126. I'd like to go to the Lake District. I've not been there since I was little and I'd love to go back there again :)

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  127. Would love to go anywhere along the coast

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  128. Somewhere near the Yorkshire Dales would be lovely!

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  129. I've always wanted to go to Scotland particulalry The Highlands to check out all the wildlife up there! The Mooray area is my favourite choice as I want to see the wild dolphins off the Moray Firth

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  130. I would love to visit Norfolk or Kent area.

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  131. I'd say Cornwall

    Kay Panayi

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  132. Cornwall! I have never been, but for some reason have developed a strange fascination with the place...

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  133. Would like to go to the Lake District - leanne w

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  134. Gillian Cook16/05/2015, 01:35

    The Lake District

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  135. Bryn Coch Bach we love wales :)

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  136. Cornwall or the Cotswolds

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  137. such a great comp :) I would love to go to Cornwall as my favourite place! x

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  138. Lake District

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  139. I'd love to go somewhere in Yorkshire or the South of Scotland.

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  140. Always happy to spend time in the Lake District so that would be my first choice

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  141. Northumberland. Me and the hubby have never been

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  142. We would love to go to one of the Scottish cottages!! :D

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  143. Probably Devon or Cornwall x

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  144. I would like to go to the Lake District.

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  145. The Lakes is my favourite place so probably there

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  146. Tanya Camilleri21/05/2015, 10:07

    I'd take my little family to somewhere in Cornwall. I used to go there a lot as a kid and would be nice to take them

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  147. Pembrokeshire, as would love to take my boys back to Folly Farm to see the new lions x

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  148. Devon or Cornwall, such a beautiful part of the country.

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