Great Getaways: Corsica, the New Forest, Sardinia and the Cotswolds

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En Corse

Granite peaks, sandy beaches and untamed scenery make Corsica an appealing prospect during the peak summer months. Corsican Places currently has a week-long stay in the island's fortified commune of Calvi. The price of £499 per person includes a stay at the Hotel Cyrnéa, with breakfast, and flights from Stansted or Manchester on 1, 8 or 15 July with transfers (corsica.co.uk).

Into the woods

Little Paddock is a collection of nine self-catering wooden lodges on the western fringes of the New Forest National Park. There's a pool and hot tub on-site, a tennis court and bar, and throughout July it's offering three-night stays for £143 per person, based on two sharing (little-paddock.com).

Stylish Sardinia

Book by tomorrow and a week's half-board at the Chia Village – set within the Chia Laguna Resort – is £639 per person. Travel between 28 July and 22 September. The deal with Secret Escapes includes BA flights from Heathrow or Manchester to Cagliari with transfers. There's also a family offer of £2,340, based on two adults and two children sharing two interconnecting rooms, with the same board, flights and transfers (secretescapes.com).

Country casuals

Enjoy some of England's most elegant scenery on a self-guided walking tour of the Cotswolds. The trip with Sherpa Walking Holidays includes a week's B&B accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mickleton, Broadway, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Water and Guiting Power, for £516 per person, with luggage transfers and route notes. Departs daily until October (sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk).

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