UK Late Summer Availability
t's not too late to book a summer break, staying at one of the UK's finest nature restoration projects. At Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Scotland and Fritton Lake in Norfolk, explore two dreamy spots where hospitality supports conservation.
REMOTE SCOTTISH ESCAPISM (15% OFF SUMMER RATES)
Alladale Wilderness Reserve - Scottish Highlands
Enjoy 15% off a late summer break at Alladale, whose four remote lodges offer the ultimate in escapism. One of Scotland’s largest and oldest rewilding projects, Alladale is working to restore the ecosystem in its 23,000 acres. Learn about habitat management, peatland restoration and reforestation (over 1 million trees have been planted in the past decade); get out in nature on 4x4 safaris, bikes or on foot; spot eagles, rutting stags, red squirrels and Scottish Wildcats. Exclusive use stays are fully catered (or self-catered in Deanich Lodge) using the healthy, fresh, organic, low-carbon ingredients grown in Alladale's hydro-powered Aquaponics Gardens.
Four cosy lodges including Alladale Lodge, the original Victorian manor with gym, sauna and games room, accommodate groups of between 4 and 18 people. All have new discounted prices valid between 21 - 31 August and 24 September - 3 October.
2 bed Ghillie's Rest (sleeps up to 4)
LATE AVAILABILITY PRICE: From £2,848 pw, based on 2 adults, fully catered for a week
3 bed Eagle's Crag (sleeps up to 10)
LATE AVAILABILITY PRICE: From £4,718 pw based on 4 adults, fully catered for a week
5 bed Deanich Lodge (sleeps up to 18)
LATE AVAILABILITY PRICE: From £2,338 for groups up to 8 guests self catering
7 bed Alladale Lodge (sleeps up to 14)
LATE AVAILABILITY PRICE: On enquiry
For more details visit www.alladale.com or call +44(0)1863 755338
SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND & LAKESIDE BREAKS
Fritton Lake - Norfolk
Immerse in 1,000 acres of woodland and wild lands, staying at the Clubhouse or stylish Koto cabins at Fritton Lake on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Family-run and part of Somerleyton Estate, Fritton Lake is a private holiday club with a conscience. Whether you want to escape endless hours on your computer, take the kids on a nature safari or try wild swimming, this is a sustainable staycation truly immersed in nature.
Guests can enjoy a range of land and water-based activities, from trail running, yoga and tennis to rowing, paddle boarding and canoeing - all surrounded by rich wildlife. Learn about biodiversity and our fragile ecosystems on a walking or jeep nature safari, or forage for dinner and eat out in the wild among free roaming Red and fallow deer, Highland cattle, water buffalo, pigs and Exmoor ponies. There is also a lovely outdoor swimming pool and new nature-inspired gym.
Under the mantle of the charitable initiative, WildEast, the mantra, ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’, underpins Fritton’s ethos and can be witnessed in everything from the use of renewable energy sources to the local, seasonal food – much of it grown on the estate. Head Chef is Chris Bartlett, formerly of the Fat Duck.
The Clubhouse rooms and restaurant are close to the 2-mile stretch of lake, with a Koto-designed floating sauna. Or go self catering in a stylish Koto cabin.
From £180 per room per night B&B in the Clubhouse (min 2 nights). Short breaks in a 3-bed Koto cabin from £2,510. Visit www.frittonlake.co.uk.