Weekend Break in The Country

The weather has been getting warmer, spring is in the air, the blossom is on the tree's and the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air and with the nicer weather a foot nothing beats a countryside get away.

Today we're looking at countryside breaks in the South West Region.

Our new blog writer Emma who writes over on www.itsemchannel.blogspot.com lives around the area and tells us what there is to offer.


Center Parcs

If you are looking for a forest getaway then this is the place for you. Set in a 400 acre woodland estate the park is tucked away nicely for you to literally escape to the country as it were, the wooden lodges  blend in perfectly with the surroundings and have all been modernised with new funky designs and they also have three treehouses which are no ordinary treehouses these are kitted out with all the mod coms as well as a private outdoor hot tub and games room. 

The site also has a wide choice of restaurants, shops, and a bars, not to mention a vast amount of activities that you can book including quad biking, archery, bike hire as well the amazing indoor pool. If exploring is your thing there are some stunning woodland walks keeping you occupied for hours. If ultimate relaxation is what you are after the site also has an adult only Aqua Sauna Spa perfect for some much needed R&R.

Visit Center Parcs Website Here: www.centerparcs.co.uk




Opposite Center Parcs is Longleat House and Safari Park, a place where you could spend the whole day and it would still not be enough time. Owned by Lord Bath, take a tour around the 9000 acre estate, the house, the garden, the maze, the orangenry. Once you have taken in the history you can also visit the Safari Park which homes The Lions of Longleat, either by car or by bus (depending if you want to take the risk of the Monkeys pulling off the trim of your car) take a boat trip around the park around Gorilla Island and Feed the seals en route or take a trip on the train and admire all the wonderful scenary. Every year we spend many a weekend there and take a picnic its just perfect.

There is plenty to see and do for all ages and if you book in advance you can get some really good discounts, keep your eyes peeled for any events there too. They are famous for their Lights Of Longleat at Christmas time which is just amazing

Visit Longleat Website Here: www.longleat.co.uk




And last but my no means least is Stourhead, a mere 20 mins drive from Centre Parcs, if wandering around Stately Houses and stunning gardens appeals to you then this National Trust House and Garden is one of the most stunning places in the South West  boasting 2650 acres and memorable historic landscapes such as The Bridge of Palladian and the Temple of Apollo. 

Take a walk up to King Alfreds Tour and climb up the 205 spiral steps to check out the views of 4 counties, its just stunning. 

Many a period drama has been filmed at Stourhead including the 2005 movie Pride & Predjudice . 

Visit Stourhead Here: www.nationaltrust.org.uk


As you can see even on a misty morning the backdrop is just stunning.

Emma is wearing the White Oversized Chambray Blouse and Pinstripe Trousers