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Bet on Quince this bank holiday

By Evie Kennedy | Friday, 28 April 2023

To us, bank holidays are a chance to let your hair down, and delight in the three day weekend. With the addition of the King’s coronation bank holiday weekend, there is plenty to celebrate. If you’re looking for a trip to discover the Kent coast, or taking a stroll along the cobbles of a quintessentially Cotswolds street, there is a Quince for everyone.


When it comes to exploring the UK, Kent showcases the true epitome of an Englishstaycation, offering the best of both worlds. From long coastal walks with unparalleled English seafood to award winning vineyards set in the rolling hills of the countryside. Our original seaside staycation spot, The Boatman’s Reading Rooms is positioned right on the seafront, ideal for taking an early morning wild dip in the sea (if you’re brave enough) this May.


Looking for a trip not too far from the city? Then look no further than Deal. Wonderfully connected Deal offers visitors the opportunity to explore The Garden of England, just a direct two hour train from London Bridge Station.


When you aren’t soaking up the sun or meandering through the old high street, Goodnestone Park Gardens are an ideal day out on a warm Spring day with activities for all ages. Let your little ones explore the woodland gardens, so special, we are sure it has been sprinkled with fairy dust! Indulge and experience the Coronation Afternoon Tea within the Old Dairy Café located just at the garden’s entrance. The afternoon tea serves freshly made finger sandwiches and sweet treats from around the country. Try the Welsh bara brith, the Scottish cranachan, Irish Guiness brownie and the English strawberry fairy cake, a true taste of Britain.

The Cotswolds

WIth perfectly manicured gardens and chocolate box towns, The Cotswolds is always a good idea. . With three of our most popular properties nestled within the Chimney Nature Reserve, The Roebuck’s Rose, The Lock Keeper’s Snipe and The Owl’s Barn are
ideal for a large group of friends or an extended family getaway. With the additional option to rent both The Roebuck’s Rose and The Lock Keeper’s Snipe, meaning up to 26 guests can stay together in The Barns, you’ll be sure to have a party of your own!


Known for its light coloured sandstone hue and being the inspiration of television and movies, experience your own fairytale this May. The location where Sir Winston Churchill was born, Blenheim Palace has always been a joy to experience, whatever the season. However, there is something special about exploring the gardens in Spring. Tap into your children’s adventurous spirit and explore the Blenheim Palace Adventure Play with them. With a map of activities to discover, watch as they clamber, climb, slide and zip from zone to zone, confronting tunnels, bridges and
hidden chambers.


Looking for a royally good time? Whilst visiting the Duke of Marlborough’s past home, Blenheim Palace, gaze upon the splendor that is the Royal connections, crowns and coronets exhibition. Visitorscan discover the Marlborough’s relationship with the British Royal Family which spans over 300 years and witness the previously unseen artifacts such as robes, personal effects and photographs, as well as crowns and coronets. This will be a day out fit for a King.


Hitting the right note. Under an hour from our Chimney Farm Barns, enjoy the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with musical delights from Jake Bugg, Gregory Porter and Van Morrison. The festival also has a family tent for those with children and a Cotswolds Distillery for those with the day off. A wonderful way to let your hair down over the May Day bank holiday this year.

Looking for more? Take a look at our other properties across Suffolk and Hampshire.