Category: Travel

The Talbot

Malton, Yorkshire

The Talbot, is a seventeenth century riverside coaching inn set in the award winning foodie heaven of Malton, Yorkshire. Close to the North York Moors and coastline you will be greeted with roaring warm fires and cosy corners – the perfect antidote to busy city living. Relaxed and rustic, The Talbot welcomes guests with dogs…

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Fife Arms

Braemar

At the heart of the Cairgorms National Park in Royal Deeside, Scotland, and surrounded by enchanting highland scenery is the recently re-opened Fife Arms, Braemar. Designed and built in the 19th century by architect Alexander Mackenzie (known for prestigious London projects including the Waldorf Astoria and Australia House), he created what has become a much…

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Top 5 Spa Retreats Perfect For Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is fast approaching – Sunday 31 March (!!) – so if you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation we’ve got just the ticket. Well, it’s not really a ticket – but rather a voucher for a day spa – the perfect treat for hard-working mums! So whether you’re based in…

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Beaverbrook House

In the heart of the Surrey Hills among 400 acres of quintessentially British country estate is Beaverbrook House. Surrounded by stunning gardens and unspoilt countryside this house and estate is a historical treasure full of life that’s just begging to be discovered. A brief history… Beaverbrook was originally built in 1866 for Abraham Dixon and…

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5 Unique Places To Stay

With so many beautiful and unique places to stay in and around the UK, it’s no wonder people are choosing a ‘staycation’ rather than traveling abroad. Unique Home Stays in particular have an incredible selection of places to relax and explore whether it be just the two of you setting out on a romantic break,…

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Les Fermes de Marie

MEGÉVE

If you are searching for a 5 star luxury hotel that is elegant, calm and oh so inviting, Les Fermes de Marie is the place for you. Deep in the hills of the French Alps, the beautiful structures that combine to create the hotel were once alpine farmhouses now rescued from ruin. Each building was…

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Castiglion Del Bosco - Humphrey Munson

Castiglion del Bosco

A Tuscan Retreat

Located at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site of Val d’Orcia, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is set within 5,000 acres of 800 year old estate in magical Tuscany, Italy. A typically Tuscan cypress-lined road leads to the historic Borgo which was the centre of the estate’s activities and farming community for hundreds of…

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Troutbeck

Amenia, New York

Troutbeck is the ultimate upstate New York getaway. The 250 year old estate was recently renovated in 2017 and is now reminiscent of its former glory – a place that inspires and provides much needed respite and restoration for visitors as well as a community which nurtures not only its treasured guests but the surrounding…

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Thyme, Cotswolds

A Unique Country Destination

What can only be described as an idyllic English country destination, Thyme is an enclosed collection of restored historic buildings that form a peaceful environment for visiting guests. The stunning Cotswold manor and farm buildings are filled with elegant drawing rooms, restaurants, bars, spa, cookery school, garden and Thyme is a haven that is begging…

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Gravetye Manor

Perfect English Country House Hotel

Gravetye Manor was originally built in 1598 by Richard Enfield, the son of a local Sussex family for his bride Katherine Compton as their not-so-modest first home. The historic manor has since become a hotel and has a Michelin starred restaurant set in more than 1,000 acres of tranquil English countryside just a 30 mile drive from…

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Cheval Blanc Courchevel

The Perfect Winter Retreat

As autumn draws in and with the cold lick of winter in the air, we are dreaming of snowy walks, warm fires and comfort food. Cheval Blanc Courchevel has all this and more and is the ultimate retreat nestled in the French Alps. We know the Cheval Blanc standard of luxury is utterly sublime after featuring…

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Eden Hall Cottage

Norfolk

Eden Hall Cottage offers a relaxing and luxurious getaway on the Norfolk coast. Uncovered by Vicky White, the founder of Plum & Ashby, while exploring ‘Hidden Norfolk’, Eden Hall Cottage has been a labour of love, restored to create a calm and relaxing home from home. From the handcrafted Longford kitchen, made by Humphrey Munson, to…

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North House

West Cowes

A Grade II listed townhouse in a conservation area of old town Cowes, Isle of Wight, North House is surrounded by a plethora of beautiful shops, must-try restaurants, marinas and yacht clubs. North House has been recently renovated throughout but still retains many of its original features, most notably the beautiful fireplaces that gives the hotel part of…

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Hotel Bastide De Gordes

Built on medieval ramparts and sitting 340 metres above sea level on a rocky promontory of the Vaucluse mountains, Hotel Bastide de Gordes offers the most breathtaking views of the famous Luberon mountains and rolling green hills that surround it. Ranking as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the village of Gordes is a…

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Refined Southern Charm

The Planters Inn

The Planters Inn is an acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, that combines elegant Southern style with contemporary sophistication in a central location. Winner of Travel + Leisure’s #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel Award, The Planters Inn is located in the heart of the Historic District in Charleston and it’s this location that ensures most  guests never use a car…

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The Inside Guide To Seville

Rich in Moorish history and famous for its flamboyant flamenco and beautiful orange tree lined streets, it’s safe to say we love Seville. The historical south-western Spanish city is blessed with glorious sunshine for most of the year and has been voted 2018’s top place to visit. Spring is by far the best time of year…

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I T A L Y

Escape to the Lakes

The Italian lakes are both a scenic and idyllic holiday destination and with unforgettable views of crystal clear water, rolling mountains, vineyards and colourful historic buildings – these are just a few things that make the Italian lake district so special. Each lake has something very unique to offer especially when it comes to the luxury…

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The Tamburlaine, Cambridge

Set in the heart of historic Cambridge is The Tamburlaine Hotel. Bursting with a mix of traditional English charm and contemporary glamour this is quite simply the perfect place to stay when the call for exploring the city must be answered. Just a short stroll away from the nearby Botanic gardens and a lively neighbourhood the Tamburlaine promises a luxury…

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The Grand Hibernian

Belmond began in 1976 with the purchase of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice by American entrepreneur James B Sherwood, and has grown to become the ultimate in luxury travel experiences worldwide. Belmond are truly travel experts with a global collection of 46 iconic hotels, trains, river cruises in 22 countries from America, Europe, Africa…

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Kamalaya Wellness Retreats

Herb House, Lime Wood Hotel

How is 2018 treating you so far? If the start to the new year has been anything like ours and completely hectic, you may already be day-dreaming of escaping reality for just a few hours and if this is the case, you should definitely consider the ‘Taste of Kamalaya’ retreat at Herb House – the super…

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The Phoenicia Malta

The recently re-opened Phoenicia Malta has undergone a large-scale refurbishment reaffirming its long-held reputation as Malta’s leading luxury hotel. A recent addition to the CampbellGray Hotels portfolio, the relaunch heralds a new era for this much loved grand hotel located in the island’s capital, Valletta.  The Phoenicia’s renovation is testament to the commitment by CampbellGray…

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Rosewood London

Rosewood London is renowned as one of the finest five-star hotels in London and wow, wow, wow isn’t that the truth. Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been sensitively renovated to create a luxury hotel with the ambiance of a stylish London residence. Located in that sort of in-between…

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Bulgari Hotel

Milan, Italy

On a private street in downtown Milan, between Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, La Scala and the Accademia di Brera, in a tastefully renovated 18th-century Milanese palazzo is the Bulgari Hotel Milano, a five star hotel situated in the cultural and commercial heart of a city that, behind its austere façades, hides delightful and unexpected…

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Las Alcobas, Napa Valley

There is a farm house at the top of a hill in Napa Valley, the Acacia House and now that California’s world-famous wine region has added this Georgian Revival farmhouse to its portfolio, Las Alcobas beckons us to beautiful understated interiors designed by award-winning international design firm Yabu Pushelberg. With custom furniture, Rivolta Carmignani linens,…

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Baron’s Cove

Sag Habor, The Hamptons

After a two-year renovation, Baron’s Cove is a far cry from its former motel identity and with Cape Resorts hotelier Curtis Bashaw and his sister, decorator Colleen Bashaw, overseeing the project it’s little wonder that the final result is nothing short of perfection. The new resort maintains the name and footprint of the original structure, which…

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The Palazzo Venart Hotel

Venice

A luxury hidden gem in the floating city, Palazzo Venart Hotel, Venice is the perfect place to spend a weekend away. This 16th-century Venetian palace opened last summer with a new lease of life: marble furnishings, parquet flooring and antiques and artworks are layered to marvellous effect throughout the hotel. Boasting a prime Grand Canal…

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Château St Pierre de Serjac, France

This magnificent Château estate with vineyard, hotel, restaurant, spa and luxury self-catering properties is set in 200 acres of beautiful Mediterranean countryside in the Languedoc, South of France. Stretching lazily along the Mediterranean from the Cote d’Azur to the Spanish border, the Languedoc retains all of the authentic charm and timeless appeal of the South of…

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Lympstone Manor, Devon

Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs, is set to open the luxury country retreat Lympstone Manor in Devon in April 2017. Located on the southern edge of Lympstone village, between Exeter and Exmouth, the Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in 28 acres with unrivalled views overlooking the Exe…

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Portetta, Courchevel

by the Lime Wood Group

Situated in prime position at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel Moriond (1650), Portetta Hotel, Portetta Lofts and the Portetta Mountain Lodges are the perfect base for the ultimate ski experience, and form part of the Lime Wood Group; a personal collection of fine small luxury lifestyle hotels, restaurants, and lodges where the focus…

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Cowdray Estate

Midhurst, West Sussex

It’s actually hard to put into words how perfect Cowdray Park is – set in the rolling hills of Midhurst, West Sussex in 110 acres of private gardens, grounds and parkland – the beautiful estate is absolutely spectacular. Famously the home of English polo, Cowdray House is also available for private hire for special occasions like…

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