I live in Newent and have been a Travel Counsellor since January 2017, tailor-making your holidays with my dachshund, Jolly, under my desk.
I’m looking forward to helping with your plans and am available at a time to suit you including evenings and weekends.
I have years of experience planning holidays and business travel and really enjoy it. You can trust me with everything from a weekend in a cottage up to your Honeymoon or big family holiday. Tell me what you’re looking for, I’ll come back to you with ideas and keep making adjustments until everything is exactly right.
I love researching your itineraries and work with our destination experts around the world for local knowledge and advice.
Perhaps there’s lots of you with different requirements or you’re visiting a few places or planning a special trip and want everything to go right? Whatever it is I can make complicated plans simple for you.
As well as making all the arrangements I’m also here to help while you’re away. No call centres to call or reference numbers to quote! I know you and your plans and can answer questions quickly.
Your holidays are important and I will make sure they’re looked after. There’s no booking fee or charge for my help.
Everything you book is 100% financially protected and all your plans will be together in your MyTC account online or on the app.
With the recent travel restrictions I've been looking after everything for you and minimising the inconvenience as much as possible by postponing or looking after your refunds for cancelled bookings.
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Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
10 June 2019
This year Italy has been my most popular destination to book. I’ve just returned from a trip to Rome and would really recommend it for a city break. We flew with EasyJet from Bristol to Fiumicino airport, a 2 ½ hour flight. Having tried both a shuttle and private transfer, I would recommend a private transfer to your hotel as the most convenient option so there’s no waiting at the airport. Alternatively, the direct train into Termini station takes 40 minutes. We stayed at The Oxford hotel a 4* in a central location only 15 minutes’ walk from the...
13 May 2019
We've just returned from a lovely weekend in Devon where we stayed in Beach Cove Coastal Retreat, a collection of beach huts in Hele Bay, a small cove near Ilfracombe. The boutique huts are on the cliffs overlooking the sea, all of them sleep two people and some have hot tubs. We took our dachshund Jolly who really enjoyed being so close to the beach and running down there day and night! Ilfracombe is a pretty (but hilly!) walk along the coastal path and is worth a visit to explore the Harbour, take a closer look at the giant Damian Hirst 'Verity'...
21 July 2018
We’ve just returned from a short break in Cornwall with Jolly our dachshund and found it an especially dog friendly area to visit. We stayed at ‘Piran Meadows Resort & Spa’ about 15 minutes out of Newquay. As a ‘Go Active’ site it has lots of activities for families and an indoor pool. I enjoyed an Aromatherapy Associates facial at the spa. The site has two or three-bedroom holiday homes starting from £263 total for a week, plus £50 per dog. They’re clean and well maintained and include everything you’d need to prepare and cook meals or enjoy...
11 February 2018
I’ve just come back from a relaxing break at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa in Somerset with Tom and Jolly the dachshund. Cheddar Woods is a Hoseasons ‘Go Active’ site with modern lodges that sleep between four and eight people. It’s just outside Cheddar itself which is a great location for exploring Somerset. Cheddar village is pretty and very tourist friendly with lots of cafes, cheese buying opportunities and home to the famous gorge and caves. We stayed for four nights; checking in at 4pm on Monday and leaving by 10am on the Friday. First impressions of the resort were...
07 November 2017
Uniworld’s boutique river cruises are special, with luxurious ships and the highest staff to guest ratio on a river. This October, I had the opportunity to be one of their guests on the SS Catherine on the Rhone and it was lovely! I flew into Marseille where I was met by the Uniworld rep and directed to my coach transfer up to Avignon. If you’ve cruised before you may find a river cruise ship smaller than you’re used to, but the SS Catherine feels spacious inside and like a 5* boutique hotel. On arrival we were met under the Merano glass chandelier...
25 August 2017
Do you want to extend your summer and get a bit more sun this year? How about an autumn holiday? The Canary Islands are always popular with 22 degrees only 4 ½ hours away. I spent a week in October in Tenerife a couple of years ago and I thought I’d share my experience with you. We stayed in Costa Adeje which is an area known for 4*- 5* hotels. I think this is the type of holiday where you’ll spend most of your time at your hotel so I’d recommend picking a good one and booking Half Board or...
20 July 2017
South Tyrol is a region of Italy very close to the Austrian border. If you ski you may be more familiar with it but I was invited by Sud Tirol Tourism to discover what it has to offer as a holiday destination in summer. Did you know, as it only became part of Italy 100 years ago, German is still the first language of most people? However, everyone easily switches to Italian and in some areas they even speak the local language of Ladin too. All the signs are in both Italian and German and I thought it felt very...
18 July 2017
Recently I was invited down to Southampton to take a good look around the Celebrity Eclipse ship. I’ve not been cruising myself, yet, but I know it’s becoming increasingly popular and I was happy to have the opportunity to learn more. Celebrity Cruises are quite luxurious and aimed at families as well as couples and I noticed there was a wide range of passengers on board. My first impression was the size of the ship as it’s over 1040ft long. I learnt there can be 2850 passengers on board so they do need all this space. The ship has a...
Sent in by Suzy Croskell
Gloucester, 19 October 2021
Madeleine has been amazing. Super happy with everything and will definitely be back in touch to book the next holiday.
Sent in by Rachel Sallis
Gloucester, 14 October 2021
Madeline has been amazing! She really put our minds at ease and made travelling non stressful! I’ve already used her to book again and so has my sister! Five stars!
Sent in by Natalie Ball
Gloucester , 12 October 2021
Madeleine has been so helpful, nothing has been too much trouble. She is quick to respond and has really made booking our honeymoon stress free leaving us to be able to get excited!
Sent in by Catherine Maher
Gloucestershire , 26 September 2021
Madeleine was fabulous, despite our indecisiveness and messing!! I would highly recommend her!!
Sent in by Karen Bell-Taylor
Bedfordshire , 22 September 2021
Madeleine goes above and beyond to meet our requirements and is very friendly and helpful. Madeleine is also very prompt with her responses and I have already recommended her to several of my friends and work colleagues. I'll always ask Madeleine first when I look to book a holiday or trip. Many thanks!
Sent in by Paul Teasdale
Gloucestershire , 21 September 2021
Madeleine is unfailingly helpful, informative, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and readily available should any problems arise. She is our essential go to for holidays and short breaks.
Sent in by Victoria Hall
Cheltenham, 28 August 2021
Madeleine is always amazing at arranging our holidays, I wouldn’t use anyone else !
Sent in by Trevor Lovell
Nottingham, 25 August 2021
With a fairly broad brief to work on Madeleine came back with eleven potential solutions in a matter of hours. Once we'd made our selection the booking process was straight forward and seamless. Thank you
Sent in by Katie Mitchell
Gloucester , 21 August 2021
Madeleine was brilliant from start to finish. She went away and found us a selection of holidays from our initial ideas and we struggled for choice. The quality of the accommodation was brilliant and the location fantastic. Her communication was great throughout. We’ll be booking again for sure. Highly recommended.
Sent in by Elena Winnan
Gloucester, 20 August 2021
My trip to Spain was a last minute decision and Madeleine organised everything in a flash! Fantastic service, very professional and reliable. Brilliant attention to detail and advice, very patient and understanding. I felt very safe during my trip. Very very impressed! Thank you so much!!!
Sent in by Lynda Clapperton
Whitney, 05 August 2021
Madeleine is absolutely amazing at finding our holidays for us and nothing is too much trouble we have used her services on numerous occasions and will continue to do so and with Madeleine knowing what we require for our holidays she never fails to find the accommodation we are looking for whether abroad or staycation she works so hard I usually contact her out of hours and she never fails to reply Madeline is worth her weight in gold ….
Sent in by Silvana Whitton
Gloucestershire , 05 August 2021
I would not hesitate to recommend Madeleine Corley because she understand the needs of her customers, takes them at heart and consequently gets the best results for their requirements. Well done Madeleine and thank you
Sent in by Kim Gill
Suffolk, 02 August 2021
Exceptional service from Madeleine. She is constantly there to help with any queries, concerns or questions. Outstanding … that’s all I can say x
Sent in by Hilary Macaulay
Birmingham , 14 July 2021
I am so pleased to have found Madeleine , who has completely removed the stress of organising a reunion . Now I can enjoy the event as well!
Sent in by Claire Green
Suffolk , 28 June 2021
Your commitment to your customers, attention to detail and general assistance and help.
Sent in by Sian Meirion-Jones
Gloucestershire , 22 June 2021
Madeleine made it so easy for us, took all the stress and strain away, came up with some fab suggestions and really helped us fine tune what we wanted. Had a fantastic break as a result of her help.
Sent in by Joanna Dilworth
Surrey, 07 June 2021
Madeleine booked us a few nights away in a cottage and hotel. As always she was friendly, prompt, found some great options and organised all the meals, timings and details for us. We have booked our holidays with her for 5 years. She is excellent and always finds brilliant choices for us.
Sent in by Louise Lisseman
Gloucestershire , 26 May 2021
Madeleine is always very helpful and responds to my requests promptly. She makes great suggestions and does all of the paperwork for me so makes things very easy for me, she even completes my luggage labels for me! I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Helen Chu
Gloucester, 07 February 2020
Madeleine has been amazing to work with, she is super friendly, knowledgeable, and there is nothing too much to ask!! Have recommended her to all my friends already.
Sent in by Karen Bell Taylor
Bedfordshire , 30 January 2020
Very friendly helpful and cost effective service. Will certainly contact Madeleine to see what she can suggest for our next holiday.
Sent in by Victoria Hall
Gloucestershire , 11 January 2020
I would always recommended Madeleine as she always goes above and beyond to organise our holidays. I wouldn’t use anyone else
Sent in by Kelly Atkinson
Twickenham , 18 December 2019
Super efficient, proactive and really takes care of everything. Very reliable and a great service
Sent in by Regan Macdonald
Hampshire , 11 December 2019
Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable...I feel totally confident with my travel plans in her hands, and it's a relief knowing that I don't have to arrange it all myself... Thus taking the guess work out of the equation! Really pleased and will be using her services again in the future!
Sent in by Paul Jenkins
York , 06 December 2019
Can't speak highly enough of the service we have received.
Sent in by Louise Lisseman
Gloucestershire , 01 December 2019
Madeleine helps me find the right deal at the right price and does all the paperwork for me. She comes up with great ideas for suitable holidays - she is always professional and has great attention to detail. I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Emma Mack
Gloucestershire, 27 November 2019
So far, fantastic service and really helpful. Have already recommended and will continue to!
Sent in by Emma Edgar
Cumbria , 18 November 2019
AMAZING service - again.
Sent in by Nathan Owen
Worcester , 15 October 2019
Madeleine is brilliant. Personable, knowledgeable, great communication. The personal touch goes a long way when booking a holiday or making future bookings :-) Excellent customer service.
Sent in by Faye Townsend
Cheltenham , 15 October 2019
Excellent service, every detail thought of and truly stress free!! Already have and will continue to recommend Madeleine and travel counsellors!!
Sent in by Margaret Wren
Newport , 21 September 2019
Madeleine's expertise, knowledge of what is available, patience in dealing with my needs, ability to get things exactly right for me, is unbeatable. I would wholeheartedly recommend her - and have already done so - to anyone who wants the BEST holiday and greatest value for money. She is superb.
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01531 888210