Historic luxury at Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex, England

Historic luxury at Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex, England

The luxurious Ashdown Park Hotel is an impressive historic hotel and country club in the heart of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex – the perfect setting for a refined, tranquil getaway or in our case, a quest to find the home of Winnie the Pooh! When you arrive at...

Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset

Eastbury Hotel and Spa, Sherborne, Dorset

Winner “Best Value Hotel” for the Condenast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2023, The Eastbury is an elegant, luxury hotel with a wonderfully quirky spa with a great range of accommodation options.

How to spend the perfect day in Durham city centre

How to spend the perfect day in Durham city centre

As the train pulled into the station the view across the rooftops of Durham immediately caught my eye. The sun was sinking low in the sky bathing the cathedral spires, castle walls and swathes of green trees in a golden light. I longed to hop off the train to explore...

Where and what to eat in Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Where and what to eat in Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Bracing walks along a windswept, yet staggeringly beautiful coastline, romantic evening strolls, remote country pubs and the freshest of seafood. A recent trip to Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula in South Wales was a wonderful mix of fresh air, stunning vistas and...

Our guide to the prettiest villages in England

Our guide to the prettiest villages in England

Where are the cottages too charming for words? Here’s our round-up of the prettiest villages in England with an interactive map to help you plan some wonderful day trips, your next weekend getaway or a road trip around England’s loveliest villages.

Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK

Where to find the most beautiful places in the UK

In our eagerness to see the world, it’s all too easy for travel addicts like me to ignore what’s on our own doorstep. However, I’ve found that I don’t have to journey far to discover some fabulous places. From magnificent waterfalls to majestic seascapes, exotic...

Where to see the best of England’s flower fields this summer

Where to see the best of England’s flower fields this summer

Picture the scene, it's a glorious summer's day, with a clear blue sky overhead, the sun sinks low in the sky and casts a golden glow over the seemingly neverending rows of sunflowers. you might think you were in Provence but no this is Sam's Sunflowers on Hayling...

The best bars in Belfast

The best bars in Belfast

Whether you’re looking for great local craft beer, traditional music, the finest Irish whiskey, or the perfect pint of Guinness, here’s my guide to the best bars in Belfast.

The best restaurants in Belfast

The best restaurants in Belfast

From a superb steak house to fabulous vegan dining, here’s my guide to the best restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The ultimate spa weekend at Foxhills Country Club, Surrey

The ultimate spa weekend at Foxhills Country Club, Surrey

Picture a historic stately home set in 400 acres in the Surrey countryside. Roaring fires, wood panelling, an outdoor hot tub and fluffy robes and slippers, not to mention cocktails to die for. Foxhills Country Club & Resort was the perfect location for my spa weekend with the girls.

Secret London, unusual places to visit in London

Secret London, unusual places to visit in London

No matter how many times I visit London, there is always something new to explore. A new restaurant or exhibition and now, with the help of a rather wonderful little book, I am discovering another side to the city, one that had been here all the time, unnoticed by many, including myself. ‘Secret London – An Unusual Guide’ is opening a whole new world to me.

How to make the perfect Christmas pudding

How to make the perfect Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding traditions date back over one hundred years at the medieval hotel, The Spread Eagle in Midhurst, West Sussex. I recently spent a fabulous day there learning how to make the perfect Christmas pudding.