Category: Travel

Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Chelsea

The Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea is an exquisite, historical refuge from the busy streets of London. Built in 1887, this stylish retreat is the best kept secret in Chelsea (except it’s not so secret anymore) and even has a private entrance for hotel guests. A favourite of socialites like Oscar Wilde and the former…

Read more

Quirky Places To Stay In Cornwall

Unique Home Stays

Unique Home Stays are the very best in luxurious self-catering staycations, and the list of amazing properties gets even better in Cornwall. With more and more of us choosing to stay in the UK we can see why the ever glorious Cornish coastline has become a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of city…

Read more

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Cornwall

A genuine secret garden lost in time for decades, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are now more magnificent than ever. Owned and loved by the Tremayne family for over 400 years, the estate slowly fell into decline with the arrival of WW1 when the gardens workforce left to fight in the war. Decades…

Read more

Lanhydrock Cornwall

National Trust

A true National Trust treasure that is at the very top of our wish list to see in Cornwall, Lanhydrock offers a fascinating glimpse into British history and with over 1,000 acres of parkland to enjoy, it’s the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. Following the dissolution of monasteries by Henry VIII, the…

Read more

Camel Valley Wines

Cornwall

On the dreamy sun drenched slopes of Camel Valley in Cornwall, Bob and Annie Lindo transformed their recently purchased farm into an international multi award-winning vineyard producing exceptional British wine. The defining moment for the couple was undoubtedly when Bob Lindo (an ex-RAF serviceman), and his wife Annie decided to purchase a farm in the…

Read more

The Pitcher Inn

The Pitcher Inn story begins in the Civil War era as a lodging house, where travellers traversing three mountain passes would stop to rest. Reimagined in 1997 from the ground up by Maggie and Heather Smith and Heather’s father Win Smith, the family were determined that The Pitcher Inn would entertain and inspire, extending a…

Read more

Health & Wellness Retreat

Daylesford & Bamford Spa

After huge popularity following previous retreats, we are so excited to see that Daylesford are offering another Health & Wellness weekend retreat. An opportunity to fully experience the very best of both Daylesford cookery school and Bamford Haybarn Spa, whilst staying in one of the idyllic Cotswold cottages – it sounds like a pretty perfect…

Read more

The Yeatman

Porto

Porto is an ever growing hub of remarkable food, even better wine and vibrant city life. For us, one of the highlights of Porto has to be the Yeatman Hotel and Spa. Set amidst the port wine lodges, the hotel rests on a hill overlooking Porto and the Douro River within 7 acres of land……

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more
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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more