A Christmas gift for our members

December 11th, 2013 by Kate Griffin Leave a reply »
The balcony at Seren Loft

View of the balcony at Seren Loft

What do you call the time between Christmas and New Year? Whether you call it “Christmas week”, or use the catchier “Twixtmas”, it’s a time when a lot of people are at a loose end – and a surprisingly popular time for booking the next year’s holidays.

Welsh holiday cottage Seren Loft is offering a special discount for members of Sustainable Witney and Witney BUG: 10% off bookings for the whole of 2014. Just use the code SUSWIT13 when you ring up or make your booking online. Bookings can be made any time between now and autumn 2014 and the holiday can be taken any time before the end of 2014.

Why go there? Well, it’s the perfect place for genuinely green-minded travellers: a rural holiday destination you can reach without a car. Seren Loft is a short walk away from Cynghordy station on the scenic Heart of Wales train line; you can get to Cynghordy from Oxford station in just over five hours.

It’s slap-bang in the middle of cycling country, less than two miles away from the cycle trails of Crychan Forest. Bringing your bike on the train is pretty easy – if you’re used to Oxford-London journeys, the friendliness of Welsh train staff might be a bit of a shock to the system! Or you can hire a bike to collect at the cottage when you arrive. There’s even a cycle museum for rainy days. No wonder the owners describe Seren Loft as a “perfect base for a cycling break”.

The cottage itself sleeps three people (plus room for a cot) and is run on eco-friendly lines. Everything from the energy supplier to the cleaning products is chosen with sustainability in mind.

So during that odd, quiet period after Christmas, when you’re idly websurfing to avoid yet another “Countdown of the Year” programme on telly (or another round of turkey sandwiches), think about booking your next holiday at Seren Loft. The code SUSWIT13 is valid for bookings for the whole of 2014.


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