There’s nowhere quite like the British countryside when it comes to serving up timeless charm, soothing tranquility, and quintessential natural scenes, along the winding country roads. From moody, romantic lakeside walks at Windermere, to the picture perfect landscapes around Oxfordshire, it’s time to sit back and let out a dreamy sigh, with nine of the most beautiful country escapes you can drive to in hours.
Whether you’re looking to stay close to home or venture further afield, make your next spa escape one to remember: discover some of our favourite destination hotels, from gorgeous boltholes in the beautiful Cotswolds through to mountain retreats and beachfront abodes across Germany, Austria and more, each guaranteed to help soothe and pamper you to your heart’s content.
With the days getting shorter and gloomy weather a permanent fixture, it’s safe to say winter is well and truly here to stay. What better tonic to the onset of hibernation season than a fun-filled city break? Whether you’re dreaming of a snow-frosted sojourn or a far-flung getaway, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite destinations for an unforgettable winter escape.
From sleek interiors with modern accents to quirky spaces featuring whimsical flourishes, these design hotels are more than just a place to lay your head. Check out our picks of some of London’s most attractive design hotels, perfect for the traveller with an eye for all things architecturally enticing.
We’ve reached out to some of our bestselling UK hotels to find out how the impact of COVID has affected them and their businesses, and to ask them how they will be preparing to open their doors once again. Here we chat to Judi Blakeburn, Brand Director for Another Place in the Lake District and Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay.
We’ve reached out to some of our bestselling UK hotels to find out how the impact of the coronavirus has affected them and their businesses, and to ask them how they will be preparing to open their doors once again. Here we chat to Mark Bevan, General Manager of Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa in Warminster.
We all need an escape once in a while – to experience something new, and take a break from reality. When your next holiday seems worlds away, there’s another way to get your adventure-fix: by picking up a good book. Discover new places and new people without ever leaving your home, and live your life through the eyes of another, just for a short while.
With over 7,000 miles of coastline at our fingertips, it’s hardly surprising the Great British seaside break has been a rite of passage for centuries. But what was once all sandy sandwiches and slot machines is morphing into a decidedly more grown-up affair, marked by boutique hotels, award-winning eateries and Instagrammable architecture. Here’s our pick of the prettiest seaside stays of them all.