Well, it’s certainly feeling a lot more like Christmas now, isn’t it? We’ve all got our trees up and presents wrapped, we’ve been out carol singing, and today it’s mince pies, Christmas jumpers and festive music in the office. Oh yes, here at Sleeps12 we are stepping into Christmas big time!
Phew! We could do with a break to be honest with you – it’s been quite a year and we’ve been super busy. For a start we added 8 fantastic new properties to our portfolio of luxury large group holiday accommodation in 2018, so that kept our team busy – off visiting the houses, meeting the owners, writing the copy, taking photos; it all takes time. Then we had several additions to existing properties – hot tubs, saunas, BBQ lodges, and a couple of the big holiday homes we have had a complete makeover! That’s the thing you see, our property owners are always on the ball and we work with them to make sure everything is as perfect as can be so that guests get maximum enjoyment from their Sleeps 12 holiday.
As well as that, bookings came in thick and fast all through the year – not just for this year, but for 2019 and as far ahead as 2020. We know that when we come back to work after Christmas it’s going to be hectic – it always is; the early part of the new year is the busiest time for holiday bookings as people like to plan ahead, kick off with something positive, something to look forward to. And with Sleeps12 you certainly will have something to get excited about, whether it’s a holiday with friends or family, a hen weekend, a milestone birthday, or a corporate break for team building or hospitality, our high end holiday homes fit the bill perfectly. We’ve got snooze space for 8-30 guests, and everything you could possibly need – and more – to get the most out of your large group stay.
You won’t need to worry about there not being enough to do and you won’t have to think about the weather – most of our self-catering holiday homes have great facilities like indoor swimming pools, covered hot tubs, BBQ lodges, saunas, games rooms, and play equipment for the littl’uns – plenty of fun for all ages and you can bring the woofer along too as almost all of our properties are pet friendly. We also like to think we offer a good choice to the less able bodied and you’ll notice that a lot of our more modern holiday houses have level flooring on the ground floor, a wheelchair friendly bedroom, a wet room, and plenty of room to move around downstairs.
If you take a look at our reviews you’ll see that people often say they don’t even feel the need to go out anywhere when they stay at a Sleeps12 luxury holiday house. We get that, we understand what they mean; it’s not just what’s there, the pools, hot tubs and that, it’s the location too – usually out in the sticks, private and quite secluded, nice and peaceful, surrounded by glorious countryside, views that stretch for miles and miles – why would you want to go anywhere else? If you do want to get out and explore you’ll find there’s lots to see and do nearby; family attractions, historic houses and gardens, museums, galleries, activities, fantastic places to eat, walks right on the doorstep; plenty to write home about. Our big country cottages and houses are mostly in the West Country or down south in Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Worcestershire, plus we have a beautiful chateau in France. Whatever your tastes you’ll find something – we’ve got fabulously converted barns, timber-clad lodges, English country cottages, big old farmhouses, an old rectory, impressive manor houses… we’ve got the lot, so if you get a quiet evening to yourself, in between the visitors, put your feet up and have a browse. Take your pick, book it up and step into the new year with a happy large group holiday to look forward to.
In the meantime we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved rest and to spending time with our loved ones. You too, have a wonderful Christmas everyone.