Late holiday deals in July

By Mark Hodson, Sunday Times Travel Writer

Looking for late holiday deals in July? Bargains are getting thin on the ground as we enter high season, but there are some discounts, especially during the first half of the month.

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25% off summer boating in France

Get 25% off a self-drive boating holiday in the South of France in June,
July or August if you book by 30 June. The spacious and stylish
cruisers are available in the Camargue and Canal du Midi regions. No previous boating experience is needed. Prices from €899 for a week in July. Details: Nicols Boating Holidays.

West Country cottage deals

Helpful Holidays has cut prices for peak-season cottage rentals in the West Country. See all the deals here. For example, The Linhay (sleeps 2) is a detached cottage near Ilsington on the edge of Dartmoor, available from 26 July for £729 (saving £237) and from 9 August for £770 (saving £220). Details: Helpful Holidays.