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December 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year! As we bid farewell to a festive December, English Cottage Vacation is already bustling with excitement for the year ahead. In this edition, we’re sharing a medley of enchanting experiences and unmissable opportunities for 2024 and beyond!

Firstly, we’re thrilled to announce our nomination as finalists in the Dorset Tourism Awards! The anticipation for the awards night on February 1st, 2024, is soaring. Join us as we eagerly await to discover whether we will be crowned with Gold, Silver, or Bronze at this glittering event.

Next, we invite your holiday dreams come true with a luxury, all-inclusive, tailor-made Christmas experience like no other!

Next, we invite you to dream of a stress-free Christmas in 2024 at Well Cottage. Imagine a festive season where every detail, from the twinkling lights to the sumptuous Christmas feast, is taken care of. We’re here to make your holiday dreams come true with a luxury, all-inclusive, tailor-made Christmas experience like no other!

But why wait? Secure your 2024 or 2025 vacation now at 2023 prices! With inflation on the rise, booking before December 31st, 2023, ensures you enjoy luxury at today’s rates. Plus, with a modest $1,000 USD deposit, your dream English countryside escape is just a step away!

Remember, advanced booking is key! Our 2024 availability is filling up fast, so don’t miss out on your chance to experience the idyllic charm of Well Cottage. Whether it’s a spring bloom visit or a festive winter retreat, your perfect stay awaits.

Finally, join us for an unforgettable excursion to the mystical Stonehenge. Travel in style with Nathan, your dedicated chauffeur, and enjoy a gourmet picnic courtesy of resident chef Laura amidst this ancient wonder.

Let’s dive in!

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  • Top Award! We’re Finalists In The Dorset Tourism Awards!
  • Plan Ahead! Look Forward To A Carefree Christmas 2024!
  • Book Early, Save More: Your 2024/25 Cottage Getaway Awaits!
  • Featured excursion: Mystical Stonehenge
  • Tell Us All About It! Share Your Wants & Needs
  • Awaiting Our Response? Here’s What to Do!
  • Guest Voices: Reviews and Testimonials
  • This Month’s FAQ: What Does the Festive Itinerary Include?
  • Last Word: Final Thought from Nathan & Laura

Celebrating Excellence: English Cottage Vacation Named In Dorset Tourism Awards!

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We are thrilled to announce that English Cottage Vacation has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Dorset Tourism Awards! With 62 finalists announced after a rigorous five-month judging process, the anticipation is building as we eagerly await the Awards Ceremony at Weymouth Pavilion on 1st February 2024!

The annual event, now in its 11th year, recognises the best of the region’s tourism industry. Continually evolving, the awards reflect the dynamic nature of the sector, with this year’s criteria also focusing on accessibility, inclusion, mental health, environmental sustainability, and community involvement.

As we count down to the ceremony, the excitement is palpable! Will we bring home Gold, Silver, or Bronze? No matter the outcome, being among the finalists is a testament to our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for our guests!

The winners of most categories will be fast-tracked to the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in March 2024. There’s also the possibility of being chosen to represent Dorset in the national VisitEngland Awards in 2024!

Join us as we celebrate this incredible honour and continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of our service!

Why not come and celebrate with us in person?!

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Treat Yourself To A Carefree Christmas In 2024!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Well Cottage! As the festive season unfolds, our enchanting cottage transforms into a scene straight from a Christmas card.

Are you already thinking about next year’s holiday season? From adorning your home with twinkling lights to shopping for the perfect ingredients for your Christmas feast, festive preparations can be demanding! Now, imagine spending your next Christmas at Well Cottage, where every detail is meticulously taken care of!

Escape the holiday hustle and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Well Cottage. Our luxurious 18th-century thatched cottage, welcoming groups of up to six, is a festive wonderland, complete with a sparkling tree adorned with traditional ornaments and cosy corners decked with fresh holly!

At the heart of our Christmas celebration is a culinary feast prepared by Laura, your private chef. Savour the rich flavours of a traditional English Christmas dinner, the sweetness of homemade mince pies, and the crispness of brandy snaps. Yum! And to stave off the winter chill, our magnificent inglenook fireplace is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of mulled wine or smooth whiskey.

While the magic within the walls of Well Cottage captivates, our festive excursions outside add an extra sparkle to your holiday. Choose from our pre-Christmas itinerary or our exclusive New Year experience, each journey offering a unique glimpse into England’s Yuletide traditions.

With Nathan, your personal chauffeur, at the helm of our executive Mercedes people carrier, every outing promises comfort and luxury. Next holiday season, let Well Cottage be your home away from home, where everything is done for you and festive dreams come to life!

Check out our festive itinerary!

Early Bird Savings for 2024 and 2025!

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As 2023 draws to a close, we bring you an opportunity that’s too good to miss! Make your booking for 2024 or 2025 before December 31st, 2023, and enjoy our exquisite English Cottage Vacation experiences at this year’s prices! With rates set to rise in January to match inflation and elevate our offerings, booking your stay now means significant savings.

PLUS, now you can secure your dream escape to the English countryside with a simple $1,000 USD deposit, guaranteeing your preferred dates for an all-inclusive, tailor-made luxury experience! Enjoy the flexibility of finalising your plans, with up to six months before your travel dates to shape your ideal vacation!

Whether it’s the charm of spring in Dorset, the warmth of summer, the red-gold glories of autumn, or the festive delights of winter, lock in these moments at unbeatable rates! Don’t let this chance slip away – embrace the luxury and tranquillity of Well Cottage with the added joy of knowing you’ve secured a timeless experience at today’s prices!

Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Secure Your 2024 Stay at Well Cottage: Limited Availability Alert!

In the post-COVID era, advanced bookings are the norm, with guests planning their perfect English countryside getaway up to a year-and-a-half in advance. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the charm of Well Cottage in 2024!

🗓️ 2024 Availability: Act quickly for a last-minute booking! With only FOUR slots remaining, your dream vacation awaits, but time is of the essence! Here are your opportunities:

  • 13th – 20th May: Spring in full bloom
  • 25th June – 2nd July: Summer delights
  • 31st July – 11th August: Peak summer adventure
  • 14th – 21st October: Autumnal hues
  • 26th November – 3rd December: A festive winter Thanksgiving week (if you like!)
  • 29th December – 5th January 2025: Celebrate New Year’s in style

Remember, once any 4 of these dates are booked, the remaining options will no longer be available! It’s your last chance to lock in your 2024 stay at Well Cottage, where luxury, comfort, and timeless English charm meet. Don’t wait — book now and ensure your slice of countryside bliss!

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Featured Excursion: Mystical Stonehenge

Embark on a journey to one of the world’s most enigmatic prehistoric monuments – Stonehenge. With English Cottage Vacation, you’ll experience this ancient wonder in unrivalled comfort and style.

Co-host and resident chauffeur Nathan will whisk you away to the Salisbury Plain, where these majestic stones have stood for over 5,000 years, shrouded in mystery and steeped in history.

At Stonehenge, marvel at the awe-inspiring structure of towering stones set against the vast open landscape.

Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, and it is aligned with the sunrise of the summer solstice, making it an astronomical masterpiece of its time. Its precise purpose still remains a topic of debate, adding to its allure and mystique.

For our guests, we endeavour to secure VIP tickets to Stonehenge whenever available, offering an exclusive experience in a small group setting. With these tickets, you’ll be part of a select group of no more than 20 visitors, led by a private guide who will take you on an intimate journey around the stones. This VIP tour allows you to get closer and more personal with these ancient monoliths than a regular tour. While VIP access is indeed special, we assure you that the standard tour also provides a remarkable and unforgettable experience, capturing the essence and mystery of Stonehenge in its full glory.

During your visit, enjoy a specially prepared picnic basket of gourmet delights courtesy of co-host Laura, our resident chef.

Savour these treats while basking in the historical and mystical atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you journey back in the executive comfort of our Mercedes people-carrier, reflect on the enduring legacy of this timeless monument.

Don’t miss our next newsletter, where we will uncover the natural beauty and fascinating history of Cheddar Gorge & Caves, another must-visit destination on your English Cottage Vacation.

Stay tuned for an exploration into this stunning geological marvel!

Explore all of our amazing excursions: CLICK HERE!

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Missed Our Email? 💌

We aim for swift responses, usually within a day. If you haven’t heard from us, do check your spam or junk mail. Still nothing? Please feel free to get in touch again or use the live chat feature on our website. We always answer every question personally and promptly, so if you haven’t heard back from us then something is up! Reach out again using our web form or via direct chat on our site!

Guest Testimonials: See Well Cottage Through Their Eyes

Hearing our guests share their adventures and moments at English Cottage Vacation is the heart of our inspiration! Each testimonial gives you a glimpse into the unforgettable experiences and deep connections made at Well Cottage.

Dive into their stories:

Your trust is our top priority! We ensure a hassle-free booking process and flexible policies for your convenience. Moreover, our registration as Appanage Vacations Ltd is verifiable on the UK Government’s ‘Companies House’ website, for your assurance.

Join our cherished guest family and immerse yourself in the enchantment of Dorset. We’re excited for the day your own glowing review joins our growing collection of guest stories!

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This Month’s FAQ:

Q: What Does the Festive Itinerary at English Cottage Vacation Include?

A: Our festive itinerary at English Cottage Vacation blends traditional holiday charm with the unique allure of Dorset’s winter attractions. While the itinerary features plenty of festive activities, it also includes visits to timeless destinations across Dorset and beyond, ensuring a well-rounded experience. Expect a traditional English Christmas, complete with a turkey dinner, crackers, mulled wine, a beautifully decorated cottage and more! Our festive itineraries offer a perfect blend of traditional Christmas cheer and the opportunity to explore the beauty of Dorset, both during the day and in its illuminated evening glory.

To view our other Frequently Asked Questions, CLICK HERE!

Our Final Thought…

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

As the ancient philosopher Seneca wisely observed, the arrival of a new year is not just a time of beginnings but also a continuation of our life’s journey. At Well Cottage, we cherish this philosophy, embracing each New Year as an opportunity to welcome fresh experiences and adventures.

The turn of the year is a time of reflection, a moment to appreciate the past while eagerly anticipating the future’s promise. We believe in the magic of new beginnings, the excitement that comes with exploring uncharted territories, and the joy of discovering hidden gems in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

As we step into the New Year, let us do so with open hearts and an adventurous spirit, ready to embrace the new experiences that await. May 2024 bring you closer to the moments that enrich your life, fill your days with laughter, and your heart with contentment.

From the serene countryside walks to the exhilarating excursions across historic landmarks, each day at Well Cottage is a chance to create unforgettable memories. Let’s make the year ahead a canvas of vibrant experiences, painting it with the colours of joy, discovery, and shared moments.

To all our cherished guests, past, present, and future, here’s to a 2024 brimming with new experiences, laughter, and joy. May each day be a step towards a journey filled with wonder and delight!

With excitement for the year ahead,

Nathan & Laura

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