Hotels & Reviews
A Watercress Lodge
For anyone wanting to experience some unusual holiday accommodation the self-catering Watercress Lodges are ideal. These cosy wooden lodges that mimic wooden railway cottages offer accommodation on two floors for up to six people in a rural setting. An added attraction is the proximity of Ropley Station on the Watercress line. A great opportunity to watch steam engines in action.
Stay in a Pub: Pride of Paddington
The United Kingdom is well-known for its huge variety of public houses fondly known as pubs. Many of these pubs offer accommodation, including the Pride of Paddington in London. Stay in a Pub is a website that has created a collection of the best pubs with rooms.
Houghton Lodge & Gardens - A Top Attraction in Hampshire
Houghton Lodge & Gardens in Hampshire is 230 years old this year. As part of the celebrations the new Oriental Garden was officially opened by Charlie Dimmock, expert gardener and television presenter. Created in a corner of the parkland that surrounds Houghton Lodge, a Cottage Orné, this new garden enhances other attractions in the grounds including a Walled Garden, the Peacock Garden, a wilded area and a Herbaceous Border.
Hacienda La Rekompensa in Gran Canaria
Taking a trip to Gran Canaria? I can recommend a visit to the Hacienda La Rekompensa a banana plantation with a nineteenth century Canarian house at its heart. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and close to the town of Arucas it incorporates the Plátano Canario museum and a shop bursting with produce based on the banana.
Arehucas a Rum Distillery in Gran Canaria
While on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria take a stroll through the history of Canarian rum at Destilerias Arehucas (Arehucas Distillery) and learn about the production process of this distinctive rum - fresh and aged - before enjoying a tasting of the rums and liqueurs produced here. The distillery is housed in the original, renovated buildings of an old sugar factory surrounded by fields of sugar cane plants.
Thalassa in Falmouth – Self-Catering Property above Falmouth Harbour
Ideally situated in the centre of Falmouth with a large balcony overlooking Falmouth Harbour at the rear Thalassa is a delightful place for a holiday in Cornwall. The light, spacious rooms in this four-bedroomed apartment offer excellent accommodation for families or groups of friends. Thalassa is booked through Apects Holidays.
Hotel Halvard: Outstanding Hotel on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a fascinating and unusual destination. Hotel Halvard in the capital, Douglas, is not only a good location from which to explore the island but also a very special hotel incorporating excellent customer service and the Hotel Halvard Restaurant which offers excellent, freshly cooked cuisine using local Manx products. Situated on the Loch Promenade, a section of Douglas Promenade it is within walking distance of all transport hubs including trams and steam trains and spectacular sea views.
The Stafford London is Simply the Best
The Stafford London. an elegant yet cosy luxury hotel occupies an interesting assortment of historic buildings. These include three private residences that go back to the seventeenth century. Classical bedrooms and luxurious suites occupy the Carriage House and old stables and the ancient Wine Cellars feature a small museum. Great personalities, past and present, are linked with the Stafford whose rooms have many a tale to tell. A stay here is a unique experience.
The Excellent Eastbury Hotel & Spa in Sherborne, Dorset
The Eastbury Hotel & Spa is ideally situated close to the centre of Sherborne in Dorset which features two castles and an Abbey. Its lovely walled garden will make you feel you have travelled to another world not just a train journey from London. Thanks to the friendly and efficient staff, it is a real home from home – enhanced by the super food by chef Matt Street in the two rosette Seasons restaurant.
An Illuminated Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset
This December Kingston Lacey, a National Trust Property near Wimborne in Dorset has excelled with its Illuminated Walk featuring amazing feats of lights and lasers including a Neon Tree, a Heart Arch Walk, and the Christmas Cathedral linked by Snowflake Walks.