Although lots of us probably wouldn’t like to admit it, the arrival of summer is treated with a small measure of apprehension as we realise that hotter weather means smaller clothes- sometimes resorting to ill-advised diets or extreme exercise regimes to help us squeeze into our summer clothes or (worse!) swimwear…
Here at Mulberry Cottage we like to think we take a more measured approach; maintaining that we could all probably do with a little more exercise but understanding that we don’t always have the time or inclination to do it! So we’ve gathered a range of activites for you to choose from on your doorstep when staying in a Mulberry Cottage which will help you maintain your fitness, but more importantly, doesn’t feel like exercise!
First up we have our trusty two wheeled companion; the bicycle and the wonderful 7 mile cycle ride from Canterbury to the chic seaside town of Whitstable on the Kent Coast. The charmingly named named ‘Crab and Winkle Way’ picks up directly from Canterbury West station, taking you through traffic calmed city streets, disused railways, ancient woodland and finishing up with a the bracing sea air on the coast and a well deserved ice cream!
The sheer variety of the route takes in the best of the region and allows an easy ride for all the family to enjoy. Why not stay awhile in Whitstable and enjoy Coastguards Cottage? With its gorgeous four poster bed and windswept nautical interiors, Coastguards gives you the option to enjoy a bit of activity followed but a lot of relaxation! Coastguards Cottage is available at various points throughout the summer and start at a measley £18 per person per night!
If you are lucky enough to have a living breathing companion to take away with you.. there is plenty for both dog walkers and horse riders to do when staying at a Mulberry Cottage. Lots of our properties are surrounded by forests or close to the seaside, providing excellent backdrops to make your holiday really special.
Buckholt Park is a unique collection of charming countryside cottages, allowing 16 of your group to getaway with your horse or dog- there are state of the art equine facilities (outdoor sand schools, horse walkers and countless fully equipped stables at your disposal), beautiful countryside bridle ways to explore as far as you wish and above all a comfortable and stylish place to relax and the end of it all! Taking over Buckholt Park costs just £18 per night plus a £25 charge for your horses to accompany you for the week. http://www.mulberrycottages.com/cottage/holiday-cottages-in-kent/49019-buckholt-park-cottages/
And if you prefer your own two feet rather than hooves, paws or wheels, then a good old fashioned walking holiday would be just as good at blowing away the cobwebs… Moorings at Aldeburgh are surrounded by beautiful walks, taking you along the seaside or over the marshes to indulge in a spot of birdwatching!
Walk in the footsteps of the famous composer and Aldeburgh resident, Benjamin Britton, and take a long walk along the seafront, over stiles, alongside rivers and onto fields before ending up exactly where you started! For more information
Stay awhile in the coastal grandeur of Aldeburgh at our property, Moorings- a stunning Victorian country house sitting in lovely mature gardens and boasting enough room to stretch out and feel completely at ease! The light and airy sun dappled rooms are complimented by a wealth of modern appliances and personal touches to make your stay absolutely perfect! Moorings sleeps 12+2 and can be yours for just £14 per person per night.