"We traversed almost the full peninsula of Italy - Venezia, Padova, Firenza, Pisa, Sinalunga, Roma, Tropea before our final arrival at Villa Santoro. What a fantastic place to end our visit to Italy!! The villa is breathtaking, we enjoyed every minute. We only wished we had had more time here. We loved visiting the local towns, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ostuni. The atmosphere, ambience and weather at Villa Santoro will never be forgotten by us."
Second home and holiday home owners used to be able to claim discounts in their council tax in the United Kingdom, as the property is vacant for much of the year. This is no longer true in many areas, including Carmarthenshire; if the property is empty (but furnished) no discount is permitted and the owner will be liable to pay the tax in full.[12] But, In Cornwall, since 2004 second home owners can claim a 10% discount in their council tax.[5] Prior to 2004, they could claim a 50% discount in Cornwall,[13] they are still able to claim 50% in many other areas in England.[6] The Welsh movement, Cymuned, promote the principle that owners of holiday homes should pay double the standard rate of council tax, as they do not otherwise invest in the local community.[14] Testimony of this is to be seen in a report on the effect of holiday homes in Scotland, which found that those who went on holiday to Scotland spent an average of £57 a day, in comparison to just £32 a day spent by those visiting their holiday or second homes.[4]
It may be just the two of you, or perhaps with friends or even grandchildren. You won’t have to book ahead, all your home-from-home comforts will be there, and the cost of each visit will be just your petrol money. We’re in the heart of England’s most spectacular countryside, with endless opportunities for discovery and adventure all around. And although we’ve plenty of quality awards to our name, it’s the very special character of Skelwith of which we and our guests are most proud.

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Our affordable holidays are on a self-catering basis.  We have caravans in a number of popular UK resorts and welcome families or individuals who are disadvantaged, whether through disability, income or other circumstances. We are a small charity that specialises in providing quality, fully-accessible caravan accommodation for families and individuals that need a fun and relaxing break. We believe that holidays are for everyone. You can stay in some of the country’s best holiday parks close to beautiful countryside and enjoyable beaches.  All of our caravans have great facilities to make sure you and your family have a wonderful time.
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