Looking to explore these shores a bit more, I'd thought about The west country as I'd like to go to Bath. Not bothered about being near to good biking areas, but it would be an added bonus.
I don't really want to drive as far as Devon/Cornwall, but I'd maybe consider it.
So, in summary, a cottage for a week when the schools go back (first week in sept), in walking distance of good eateries, nice area, things to entertain the wee yin etc.
All suggestions welcome. Thanks.