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Cheap local holiday Somerset/South Wales

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Grandmummy Sat 16-Sep-23 10:36:14

Hi grannies 🤗
It's my birthday next weekend. I want to go away for 4 nights, but can't believe how expensive uk has gotten.
It's been an expensive year with second grandchild born & my daughters wedding, so
just wondered if anyone here knows of a reasonably priced short break in Somerset or South Wales?
Open to anything, just need to get away!
Thanks for your consideration 🙏

ParlorGames Sat 16-Sep-23 10:42:56

Sorry Grandmummy, but I don't live in either area but will be watching this thread and hopefully some other GNetters will offer you some recommendations.

Aveline Sat 16-Sep-23 10:44:02

Some coach tour operators seem to offer incredibly inexpensive tours. Might one of them be worth looking at?

LOUISA1523 Sat 16-Sep-23 10:45:28

Haven sites .....offer mon to fri .....or fri to Monday short breaks.....probs get a caravan quite cheaply....or check out airbnb

crazyH Sat 16-Sep-23 10:47:11

A coach holiday to Pembrokeshire - love that part of the world. Or, drive yourselves there and book into a bed and breakfast place. Good luck !

Beechnut Sat 16-Sep-23 10:53:56

We have stayed in Big Red (it’s an old American school bus) near Usk.

Aveline Sat 16-Sep-23 11:42:41

Research by 'Which' found that Airbnb works out more expensive than hotels. Depending on the area there can be a huge difference.

Cabbie21 Sat 16-Sep-23 11:46:01

Popular places are still heavily booked at this time of year. Airbnb vary so much but worth a try.

Callistemon21 Sat 16-Sep-23 12:03:47

Do you want catered or self-catering, busy or rural and quiet? Coast or country?

Saundersfoot, Tenby or Gower are lovely for a short break with a variety of accommodation from b&b, caravans, cottages or good hotels with last-minute deals.

If you are a member of the National Trust, Somerset has some lovely places to visit; we stayed centrally not far from Montacute and there are several others properties in the area.

Callistemon21 Sat 16-Sep-23 12:07:48

Do you fancy a yurt?