Cheap October Cottages from £73 pp for 1 week

Stay near the Shaldon Wildlife Trust with Classic Cottages.

Marmosets and meerkats, porcupines and potoroos, boa constrictors and boobook owls…the Shaldon Wildlife Trust has them all – homed and safe havened from the havoc caused by man. Here you’ll find notes on their habitat, diet, origin and at-risk status, and for a reasonable sum you can sponsor or adopt one, or even spend a day as a keeper.

You can stay up the road at Redcliffe (sleeps nine), a stunning property on the River Teign, with its own private quay you can swim, sail or canoe from. There is a games room, a fitness area with sauna, and a balcony. A week’s stay from 10 October is now just £73 pp (saving over £160 in total). Call Classic Cottages on 01326 555 555 (www.classic.co.uk).