Get away over the May bank holidays With two bank holiday weekends coming up next month, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking for a Spring break S
TANDING majestically in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, with the foothills of the Snowdonia range as a dramatic backdrop, a warm welcome awaits you at Maenan Abbey.
As soon as you enter the grand entrance hall with its galleried landing and blazing log fire in winter, you will feel immediately at home.
The 14 bedrooms are all individually designed and comprise four-poster rooms with jacuzzis, two-bedroomed family suites and a flexible mixture of double and twin rooms.
After a long day exploring some of the many attractions that the area has to offer - Maenan Abbey is just a short drive from both the coast and the mountains - you can unwind in the friendly bar or relaxing lounge.
Feel free to bring along your furry friends as the Abbey is extremely pet friendly. With the exception of the hypo-allergenic room, dogs are welcome in all bedrooms and the bar, lounge and lobby at all times.
A great deal of refurbishment has been carried out recently, including the bar, several of the bedrooms, and the exquisite dining room.
All of the bedrooms have flat screen televisions with integrated DVD players and guests are welcome to borrow DVDs from a complimentary library.
The two-bedroomed Family Suites also have a Wii system to help keep the little ones amused.
Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference and touches like Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels and luxurious Gilchrist and Soames toiletries just add that extra touch of luxury.
Built on the site of the historic 13th century Cistercian Abbey, the burial place of the princes of Gwynedd, the Abbey’s history goes back a long way. To find out more or to make a booking, visit www. maenanabbey.co.uk or call 01492 660 247.
OLD HALL CARAVAN PARK
■ SITUATED in the quiet hamlet of Capernwray, in Lancashire, Old Hall Caravan Park is one of the most peaceful caravan parks in the north west of England.
Not only is it minutes away from the M6, but it is also two miles from the village of Over Kellet and three miles from the market town of Carnforth.
There are plenty of local attractions around Old Hall Caravan Park, but it is still ideal for those who just wish to unwind.
The site is conveniently located with nearby access to woodland walks, sightseeing and trips out to the Lake District, Yorkshire National Park and other recreational activities. Call 01524 733276 or visit the website www. oldhallcaravanpark. co.uk for more information.
TREARDURR HOLIDAY BUNGALOWS
■ TREARDURR Holiday Bungalows is a small family-run, self-catering holiday park set in the quiet seaside village of Trearddur Bay, Anglesey.
It is a place where you can relax and enjoy breathtaking scenery which includes award winning beaches and the beautiful coast line.
Anglesey is home to a number of beautiful sandy beaches and other attractions that are easily accessible.
There is a variety of self-catering accommodation to suit your budget and the size of your family or the group that is travelling.
A selection of units will accommodate dogs and can be organised by prior arrangement. The wild, rugged headlands and secluded rocky coves that can be accessed within walking distance, are perfect to explore with your beloved canine companions. For more information, visit www.holidaybungalows.co.uk or call 01407 860494.