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Britain´s Best Journeys

31st July 2019 by Lauren

There is more to this island nation than one could ever imagine, if only you would take a moment to look beyond the well-trodden and explore further than where the guidebooks lead. We explore the country’s greatest journeys, by foot, rail, car and water.

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Indulge in a Digital Detox
Lifestyle

Indulge in a Digital Detox

Counter those days hunched over a keyboard in one of our remotest homes across the United Kingdom, where the WiFi is often weak at best and soul-lifting escapes in nature are guaranteed.

10th July 2019

Haute Bohemian
Interiors

Haute Bohemian

The bohemians of the 70s channelled freedom and hope into their interiors and, following a revival on the catwalk last year, the era is making a firm come-back in high-end homeware. No avocado bathroom suites here though; think soft curves, lustrous velvets and big on botanicals.

1st July 2019

Brave Travel
Lifestyle

Brave Travel

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

1st June 2019

Great British Vineyards
Fare

Great British Vineyards

With almost 600 vineyards spreading across our green and pleasant lands, oenophiles no longer need to travel to France or Argentina to wander through vines to sip zingy fizzes or rich reds.

17th May 2019

Wild Escapes
Lifestyle

Wild Escapes

With such inspiring landscapes spanning the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and a planet in the depths of a climate emergency, we ask one very important question; is international travel really a necessity?

1st May 2019

Modern Feminine
Interiors

Modern Feminine

This year we’re seeing fresh feminine hues and soft fabrics bring a touch of woman to our homes; where once there was grey is now emblazoned with floral prints, where there was navy is now pastel in shade.

1st April 2019

Get Outside in Dartmoor National Park
Lifestyle

Get Outside in Dartmoor National Park

South West England’s largest expanse of wilderness hides a treasure trove of lush valleys, ancient woodlands and secret wild-swimming pools hidden beneath the watchful eye of electric blue dragonflies. Captivating and addictive, Dartmoor National Park will drag you back again and again.

21st February 2019

Luxury Homes for the Cheltenham Race Festival
Lifestyle

Luxury Homes for the Cheltenham Race Festival

Hat wearing, Champagne drinking and gripping horse races, the Cheltenham Festival has become one of the most prestigious events in any socialite’s calendar. Top it all off with a cherry on top of an already rather decadent cake with a luxury homestay just a short distance away.

15th February 2019

6 Wedding Trends to Inspire in 2019
Lifestyle

6 Wedding Trends to Inspire in 2019

Weddings are always exciting, but with 2019’s trends promising an explosion of colour and personalisation, the coming year is set to blow the wedding experience right out of the water.

29th January 2019

Unconventional Love
Lifestyle

Unconventional Love

Love deserves more than a wilting bunch of flowers picked up from the train station in a rush on the way home from work; it deserves sipping the finest red wine by glowing candlelight followed by long lie ins under thick French linens.

25th January 2019

Make 2019 a Year to Remember
Lifestyle

Make 2019 a Year to Remember

Here we list our favourite boltholes which really pack some punch with personality, where long hikes and daring adventures are expected and the opportunity to really live is presented. The perfect beginning to 2019!

31st December 2018

Hideaway in the Highlands This Winter
Lifestyle

Hideaway in the Highlands This Winter

With the last of mainland Britain’s great wilderness crammed into its rather compact territory, Scotland harbours a landscape which remains loyal to its ancient, spectacular and turbulent past.

29th November 2018

Embracing Autumn at Maberly
Travellers' Tales

Embracing Autumn at Maberly

We arrived at Maberly when the first threats of an autumn storm were beginning to lick at the fallen leaves. Hurrying inside before the rain began to fall, we were immediately enveloped in the house’s charm and glamorous intimacy.

6th November 2018

Unique Homestays Autumn Get Together
Owner Chronicles

Unique Homestays Autumn Get Together

We gathered together with Unique Home Stays’ friends and owners for an evening of delicious morsels and sweet tipples to celebrate the end of the season at rock´n´roll country home, Pearl´s Place.

22nd October 2018

Luxury Homes for a Christmas Break
Lifestyle

Luxury Homes for a Christmas Break

From large homes which can accommodate the whole family and the Christmas feasts that go along with them to small, romantic boltholes far from the hustle of bad traffic and small-talk, we’ve got a luxury home stay to suit every flavour this Christmas.

1st October 2018

Gather Together this October Half Term
Lifestyle

Gather Together this October Half Term

In a season where spiced lattes, welly boots and mum´s roast dinner reigns above all else, gather the brood in one of our large family-friendly self-catering homes this October half term.

14th September 2018

English Country Escapes
Lifestyle

English Country Escapes

Embodying all that is English about England, the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset offer a myriad of opportunities to experience pretty village culture, long hikes in the hills, cider drinking and of course, Glastonbury Festival.

27th August 2018

A Midweek Home from Home at the Limit
Travellers' Tales

A Midweek Home from Home at the Limit

Peeking out between the wild rhubarb, The Limit’s approach alone gives a sense of wonder, the feeling of being alone, finally, in this busy world of ours. The greatest part? Here there was no sound other than the birds, the sea, the wind whispering across the dunes.

27th July 2018

Wales, Where all that Glitters is Gold
Lifestyle

Wales, Where all that Glitters is Gold

A culture deeply rooted in folklore and fiction, a mountainous landscape dominated by greys and greens and a language which fiercely distinguishes this Celtic nation from any other; Wales packs more beauty and personality into its compact mass of land than it would seem possible.

6th July 2018

Discover Poldark’s Cornwall
Lifestyle

Discover Poldark’s Cornwall

Handsome looks, dramatic lives and sweeping Cornish vistas; Poldark certainly knows how to showcase the best of Cornwall. Run away for a Cornish break to colourful moorland and turquoise waters hidden in secret, hard-to-get-to coves.

8th June 2018

Exploring Cornwall’s Hidden Corner
Lifestyle

Exploring Cornwall’s Hidden Corner

Often overlooked by the masses, and all the better for it, Whitsand Bay and its four miles of gorgeous golden beaches and huge cliffs spread across the southeastern coast of Cornwall.

14th May 2018

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Ireland
Lifestyle

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Ireland

Run away to the Emerald Isle where giant cliffs fall from the sky to the sea, clouds sit heavy in mountain valleys and colourful villages dot the landscape.

23rd April 2018

Family Escapes for May Half Term Breaks
Lifestyle

Family Escapes for May Half Term Breaks

With May half term and the promise of sun just around the corner, it´s time to kick off those shoes and recline into a week of downtime. Read on to discover a collection of beautiful, exceptional escapes available for all the family.

10th April 2018

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