National Trust Holiday Cottages Offers More Choice for 2011 Holidays at Home

By The National Trust, PRNE
Thursday, November 18, 2010

SWINDON, England, November 19, 2010 - National Trust Holiday Cottages has launched its new 2011 holiday cottage
brochure, featuring 400 cottages in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The brochure includes over 20 new cottages for 2011 in locations across
England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as a new 'celebration' collection
which showcases a range of holiday cottages
( which are ideal for larger groups,
many of which offer catering services.

The Trust has also added a new red squirrel logo to indicate which of the
properties provide early booking offers throughout the year and a holiday
snaps competition which provides the chance to win a free cottage stay.

In addition, the expanded brochure also provides increased information on
each of the properties as well as on the locality and key sites which can be
explored by those staying in the cottages.

The new holiday cottages in Ireland
(, England and Wales
which have been added to the Trust's collection provide something for
everyone, with a wide range of last minute cottages
( and self catering
cottages ( The new brochure also
includes a variety of properties which are pet friendly, like Risemoor in
Northumberland which can sleep six people plus an additional two dogs,
through to Lower House in Somerset which even has its own stables and
paddocks and access to the West Somerset coast and Bossington beach which is
ideal for an early morning canter.

Marianne Wanstall, head of Holidays for the National Trust, said: "We
want people to really make the most of the outdoors in 2011 and with our
cottages located in areas of the most wonderful coastline and countryside in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we offer unique holidays for people to
get out and experience the outdoors. From water sports weekends to gentle
walking breaks, there's a National Trust cottage for every type of holiday."

Notes to Editors:

About the National Trust:

The National Trust is Europe's largest conservation charity with 3.7
million members and more than 56,000 volunteers. Each year it welcomes tens
of millions of visitors to its historic properties, coastline and open

The National Trust's commercial activities raise much needed income to
support the charity's conservation work, with income generating activities
including shops (both at properties and on the high street), restaurants and
cafeterias, plant centres, holiday cottages, a brand licensing programme,
corporate partnerships, wedding and function hire, publishing activities and
a film location business.

    For further press information or for images please contact:

    Jane Travis
    National Trust press office
    Kemble Drive
    SN2 2NA

For further press information or for images please contact: Jane Travis, National Trust press office, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA, +44(0)7796-191280

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