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After Umbrage and Classic Cottages

After Umbrage is a charity dedicated to providing free, short breaks for those caring for terminally ill family members or loved ones. For those giving full-time care, the demands are both physically and emotionally challenging; After Umbrage allow carers to relax whilst taking a well-deserved break in beautiful surroundings.  

Originally working with Homes with Heart successfully for a number of years, Classic Cottages has always worked hard to be able to offer free holidays to families coping with the devastating effects of life-limiting illnesses. Sadly coming to an end in 2014, Homes with Heart left a huge impression on all of the staff at Classic, so after becoming aware of the fantastic work of After Umbrage, there was an immediate connection.

Little details in Kingham Cottage

Established in 2013, founder Tara Belcher states that the charity is aimed at providing “an attractive place of peace and tranquillity for others”. Having learnt from first-hand experience caring for both of her parents, Tara recognises the importance of “a little slice of calm in a very turbulent time”. And so do we.

Anna Hamlyn, Property Manager for Somerset, West Dorset, Mid, North & East Devon, met with Tara. “[It] immediately struck a chord… I knew immediately that we would love to work with Tara. It brings out all the very best and most positive things about being in this very personal business”.

By creating a partnership, Classic Cottages and After Umbrage have been able to come together to offer Kingham Cottage, a gorgeous cottage belonging to the charity, two miles south of Bath. Kingham Cottage is used for respite holidays, but is also reserved for private rentals three months of the year. Proceeds go directly to After Umbrage so not only will you be able to enjoy your holiday in this spectacular location, but also know that you are giving some truly deserving people the break they need. Should you wish, you can also donate directly to the cause, to help fund holidays for those in need. 

To find out more about the charity, visit: After Umbrage

Click here to book Kingham Cottage for a holiday

Eating al fresco at Kingham Cottage

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