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Do something different this Mother's Day

15th February 2012 Print

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and to show your appreciation to your mum why not try something different from the usual flowers and chocolates?

Sean Collins, CEO of Pure Holiday Homes has said ‘this Mother’s Day, why not swap those traditional Mother’s Day gifts for a great value getaway? Pure Holiday Homes provides the perfect platform to find exactly what you are looking for’. Pure Holiday Homes suggests some great alternatives on what to do this 18th March in the UK, and some lovely places to stay to make the day even better.

A shopping trip- perhaps a better mother and daughter activity, the shopping trip is always a favourite, and what better day to hit the shops than Mother’s Day? London is one of the first spots that come to mind; from Oxford Street to Portobello Market, there is something for everyone and there’s often a great atmosphere in the markets. And if you want to stay in London and get more out of your trip, a self catered holiday rental can be a better alternative to the hotel. A comfortable and stylish central London apartment sleeping three (property ref. 21853) is great value, at just £65 per night. Alternatively, you could try Cheltenham. This pretty spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds offers not only a great atmosphere but also a huge variety of shops and different centers. And accommodation here is equally as charming. This two bedroom apartment in a listed building in Chelsea Square (property ref. 19978) combines luxury with homely comforts, and is in an ideal situation for exploring Cheltenham and hitting the shops.

A spa day- After all the hard work mums go to all year round, the spa day is the perfect way to say thank you. There is a great selection all around the UK, but here’s a focus on a couple of the good ones. The Chessgrove in Worcestershire is built in a converted barn and offers a variety of treatments and access to several pools. Visit this spa by day and then stay in some lovely Worcestershire accommodation by night. Parlour Cottage is a cozy rural retreat sleeping four (property ref. 38320) and would make a great base for a mother’s day spa break. Or you could try Edinburgh. The Scotsman Spa is a modern spa set within a beautiful and historical building in the city centre, and there is lots of accommodation to match. This modern two bedroom apartment in Edinburgh centre (property ref. 35681) is excellent value at just £180 per week, or £25 per night.

Afternoon tea- Afternoon tea is a relaxing, enjoyable and provides a touch of luxury and pampering, ideal for Mother’s Day. London has a variety of venues offering afternoon tea, including The Ritz, The Langham, Grosvenor House and The Connaught, all at roughly £35 per person. For something slightly out of the hustle and bustle, but still close to Central London, try this beautiful two bedroom Edwardian apartment (property ref. 35148), for just 357 a night. If you want to try some afternoon tea luxury outside of London, go for Coworth Park in Ascot, and stay nearby in a Windsor property such as this renovated bijoux cottage sleeping two near to Windsor town centre (property ref. 25916) and enjoy seeing the sights of this royal town as well, for £80 a night.

These are three ideas practically made for Mother’s Day, so why not spend this Mothering Sunday shopping with your mum, treating her to a spa day or enjoying some luxurious afternoon tea? Pure Holiday Homes offers a great mixture of the modern with the quirky and traditional, so you can not only tailor your Mother’s Day activity, but also find the perfect base for the day. is an online holiday rental portal where you can book directly from the owner, avoiding all hidden costs and fees. Our user friendly website allows you to search through a portfolio of over 27,600 properties around the world with ease.