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Boundless Breaks: Bourton on the Water

From family fun to rural idylls, find the perfect Boundless destination to fulfil your holiday dreams and create memorable moments

On a Boundless Break you’ll enjoy spectacular views in a tranquil retreat, endless scope for adventure or laidback family fun. And as a member you’ll enjoy discounted rates in 2019.

Boundless was founded to help our members get more from their free time; to create opportunities for relaxation, laughter, adventure and discovery. In short, to create memories to treasure. That’s why we’ve carefully selected and invested in high-quality holiday properties that offer something genuinely special. Here’s a round-up of all the properties owned by Boundless that you can enjoy at discounted rates during 2019.


Quirky treasures in the Cotswolds: Cotswold Cottages, Bourton-on-the-Water

Where to stay

Bourton-on-the-Water sits around the Windrush River in the heart of the Cotswolds. Choose from four honey-hued apartments and a stone cottage in the heart of one of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages.

Boundless Breaks: Bourton on the Water

Known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', Bourton offers plenty to entertain all year round.

When to visit

Each season brings its own highlights. Spring and summer’s bright days are made for meandering over the village’s pretty bridges and offer two of the Cotswolds’ most quirky traditions: Coopers Hill Cheese-Rolling and Bourton’s long-running Football in the River event. Autumn offers beautiful walks in golden woodlands, while winter provides a great excuse to linger over meals or sit by the fire in many fine pubs.

What to see

There’s loads to do and see in the village, including the vintage delights of the Cotswold Motoring Museum (also run by Boundless) right next to the cottages. Bourton also boasts fine pubs, cafés, restaurants and entertainment, while just a little further afield are scenic walks, inspiring gardens, the Rollright Stones and more. This is classic England – or at least one very popular version of it.

How to get there

It’s less than ten miles from the A40, on the A429.

Don’t forget

Boundless members save 10% on entry to the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

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Tranquillity in North Cornwall: Treworgie Barton Cottages, Bude

Where to stay

Tucked within undulating acres of farmland near Bude, surrounded by fields and woodland and with easy access to so many coves and beaches that you’re quite spoilt for choice. Treworgie Barton has a cluster of self-catering cottages converted from barns and old farm buildings, set in rolling Cornish countryside with views to the coast.

When to visit

The glorious north Cornish coast is at its busiest in the summer months, when families and surfers flock to the many beaches near Bude – and rightly so. But if you come off-peak, you’ll enjoy other pleasures: spring wildflowers, spectacular walks, moody seascapes and firelit pubs. And while low light pollution and expansive skies make for great star-gazing all year round, the winter nights are the best.

What to see

Experience the tranquillity of Cornwall. Sit outside your cottage listening to the birds singing and sheep bleating, and take in the vast green coastal landscape. Or discover the joy of exploring the nearby coast with its many bays and inlets: from popular beaches at Crackington Haven, Widemouth and Trebarwith Strand to the tiny fishing ports of Boscastle and Port Isaac, there’s one to suit everyone.

How to get there

Follow the M5 to the A30, then turn west on to the A395 shortly after Launceston; head north for a few miles on the A39, and you’re nearly there.

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Boundless Breaks: Treworgie Barton Cottages, Bude

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Bond with nature in the Lake District: Parkergate Cottages, near Bassenthwaite

Where to stay

Parkergate Cottages are close to the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, at the foot of Ullock Pike, and close enough to Skiddaw to allow an ascent from your door. A clutch of well-appointed cottages and apartments sitting below Skiddaw in the northern Lake District, they’re converted from farm buildings with a history dating back to the 18th century. They offer fantastic views over the northern fells.

When to visit

If you dress for the weather, outdoor pursuits are rewarding for much of the year. In the depths of winter, foodie delights and fireside games make worthy substitutes for adventure.

What to see

The Lakes is one of those destinations that actively encourages bonding with the great outdoors. Whether you want to stretch your walking legs with an amble around the nearby woods or lake, or go for it with more adventurous pursuits such as ghyll scrambling and climbing Honister Slate Mine’s via ferrata (that’s Italian for ‘iron path’), Parkergate is the ideal location. Of course, if a paddle steamer on Ullswater and a local distillery tour is more your thing, that’s easily achievable, too.

How to get there

From the M6 or A1(M) head for Keswick on the A591/A66 respectively, and the cottages are about five miles up the road on the way towards Bassenthwaite on the A591.

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Boundless Breaks: Parkergate Cottages, Bassenthwaite

Parkergate Cottages near Bassenthwaite, in the Lake District.

Family fun in the Forest of Dean: Whitemead Forest Park, Gloucestershire

Where to stay

Tucked in the majestic Forest of Dean is Whitemead Forest Park, close to the Wye Valley and a host of history-steeped Gloucestershire and Cotswold towns. Luxury glamping pods, cosy cabins and well-appointed apartments, plus camping and caravan pitches, are all sheltered under the forest canopy with excellent on-site facilities to boot.

When to visit

Autumn is particularly beautiful – the views from the top of nearby Symonds Yat, looking down on the red and golden-hued trees that flank the pretty River Wye, are unmissable. Then again, Whitemead’s staff go to great lengths to create a wonderful setting and atmosphere at Christmas, and summer is a great time for exploring, so there’s no such thing as a bad time to stay.

What to see

Because there’s so much to do, from climbing in the forest canopy to relaxing in the on-site spa, you can keep everyone happy. Here, you can do as much or as little as you want. For active types, there’s mountain biking, canoeing, zip lines, caves, organised activities and entertainment and more. If you want to relax, there are scenic walks, charming pubs, a steam railway and river cruises.

How to get there

Easily accessible from the M5 or M4 via the A48 to Lydney, then the B4234 to Parkend. If you’ve come south on the M5, turn right at Blakeney before you reach Lydney.

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Boundless Breaks: Whitemead Forest Park, Gloucestershire

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Rural romance in West Sussex: Ghyll Manor, Horsham

Where to stay

Ghyll Manor is in the charming village of Rusper, set in Sussex countryside and only five miles from Gatwick Airport, though you’d never guess it. An elegant 17th-century, timber-framed manor house in nearly 40 acres of landscaped grounds, it’s been converted into a small hotel with 29 individually designed rooms.

When to visit

If it’s warm, there are terraces that open on to glorious gardens, and a lake shimmering in the sunshine. On the other hand, inclement weather, when the open fire in the wood-panelled lounge beckons, somehow suits the Tudor building.

What to see

Ghyll Manor offers everything you could desire for a perfectly relaxing retreat, from characterful rooms with crisp white sheets contrasting with dark wooden beams, to modern British cuisine served with views over manicured gardens. If you feel inclined to step outside the grounds, the South Downs and Surrey Hills beg to be explored, or there’s always a round of golf and a trip to the Gatwick Aviation Museum.

How to get there

From the M25, exit at J7 for the M23, or J9 for the A24 and head towards Crawley. Ghyll Manor can be reached from either road: just follow the signs for Rusper.

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Boundless Breaks: Ghyll Manor in Horsham, West Sussex

Ghyll Manor in Horsham, West Sussex is a beautiful 17th century manor house.

Boundless members can save up to 20% on public prices at all Boundless-owned properties. To find out more and to book your stay visit the Boundless Breaks website or call 03301 230 374.

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