5 min read, inspiration, opinion

Sawday’s staff choose their dream holidays

5th March 2015
Sawday's staff choose their dream holidays

Working in travel is a mixed blessing. We speak to generous hosts running wonderfully special places to stay, and inspections are rarely without a homemade slice of cake (or two), but days spent poring over dreamy destinations can really take their toll. Imagine having, daily, to ponder rustic ‘fincas’ with views over bucolic valleys, B&Bs with heavy beams and hearty food tucked between higgledy streets, serene formal gardens surrounding historic chateaux and chalets with open fires and steaming hot tubs. Wanderlust is an ailment that we, at Sawday’s HQ, must all endure.

Here are some of our saved favourites to dream of on a rainy day…

 

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Treshnish Farm is somewhere I long to visit one day! The Scottish isles are my home from home and the views from the cottages are breathtaking.”

Sam, Marketing Executive

 

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“I’ve saved La Parare to my list of favourites. What better place to base yourself for an attempt at the legendary Col de la Madone (a climb well and truly embedded in cycling folklore) before retreating behind the age old stone walls of this B&B perched in the hills above Nice. Great food, cracking views and good company – and the beaches of the Cote d’Azur a short drive away.

When can I go?”

Patrick, Membership Manager, French B&B and Hotels

 

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“I’ve saved the Old Parsonage Hotel in Oxford. I stayed there for my birthday last year and would love to go back, so, I am keeping it in my favourites for those paydays when I feel like treating myself…”

Elina, Assistant Management Accountant

 

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“I would adore a few days of escape at the gorgeous Gatehouse at Moynes Court. Ancient three-foot thick walls, stone mullioned windows, contemporary interiors, soaring views and acres of space outside.”

Nicola, Guardian of Special

 

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Studio Farrows is my dream visit for 2015. I love the quirky interiors – where else would you find a Ford Anglia in the front room?”

Georgia, PR Executive

 

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“I’ve saved Trullo Fico as the ideal place for a get-away with friends. This ancient, stone Trullo in Puglia has a beautiful modern interior, and I can just imagine soaking up the sun by the pool or picking fruit in the meadow!”

Flo, Membership Manager, Italy

 

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“I’ve saved Anime a Sud – Residenza Hortus in my wishlist. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never been to Italy, so I’m looking forwardto exploring Sicily and all it has to offer from this beautiful bolthole.”

Lauren, Marketing Manager

 

If you’re like us and would like to while the day away dreaming of your next getaway, save your favourites here: www.sawdays.co.uk/favourites

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