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  • The Cross, a Delightful Bed and Breakfast in Croscombe, Somerset

    The Cross, a Delightful Bed and Breakfast in Croscombe, Somerset

    Hospitality has been a long-standing tradition at The Cross in Croscombe, Somerset ever since this original medieval building was licensed as a public house in 1516. In those days it was called the Rose and Crown and retained this name until 1976 when it changed its name to the Bull Terrier. The doors of the Bull Terrier closed for the last time in 2014 and the property was sold. The new owner, Terri Chichester, undertook the huge task of converting this lovely building into impressive bed and breakfast accommodation ...

  • Balmer Lawn Hotel - a Brockenhurst Beauty in England's New Forest

    Balmer Lawn Hotel - a Brockenhurst Beauty in England's New Forest

    Ideally situated in the village of Brockenhurst in the New Forest the Balmer Lawn Hotel is as steeped in history as the common land,Balmer Lawn, that surrounds it. Once known as Palmers Lawn it is recorded that the waters of the Lymington River that flow past the hotel were known as Palmers Waters and there was a small settlement here known as Palmers Hamlet. The lawn was once the site of an annual horse race but complaints of damage to the turf brought that to an end. Today it is home to the Brockenhurst Cricket Club. The lawn extends behind the hotel and is perfect for an early morning walk ...

  • By the Sea at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

    By the Sea at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

    There are not many places where you can luxuriate in a hot bath while listening to the waves ebbing and flowing on the beach below. Or breakfast in your room watching the sun rise over the sea beyond your window. At the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh I discovered I could do both ...

  • Jewels in the Crown at Woodbridge

    Jewels in the Crown at Woodbridge

    A narrow staircase and a long corridor led me to my room and the realisation that this was a hotel with character. I love hotels with character and this place has a unique style. It is a fascinating blend of popular ‘local’ and sophisticated hotel. The décor downstairs suits both – wooden chairs and tables surrounded by subtly decorated walls. The same tasteful style continues in the rooms ...

  • Hiding Away in Sherwood Forest - A Uniquely English Experience

    Hiding Away in Sherwood Forest - A Uniquely English Experience

    I am always on the look-out for new experiences – I have zip-wired in Guatemala, ridden an ostrich in South Africa and been white-water rafting through a gorge in Bali. But none of these experiences have given me such lasting pleasure as a recent stay at the Sherwood Hideaway … Check out some great late deals for August 2017 at "Sherwood Hideaway":http://www.sherwoodhideaway.com

  • The Royal Harbour Hotel and The Empire Room Restaurant in Ramsgate, Kent

    The Royal Harbour Hotel and The Empire Room Restaurant in Ramsgate, Kent

    Ramsgate in Kent is second only to London for its Georgian. There are over four hundred of these beautiful houses many of which have been designated Grade 2 listed buildings due to their architectural value. Listed buildings are restricted regarding changes made to the structure of the building. Nelson Crescent is a whole row of listed Georgian buildings and in the middle of this crescent, overlooking Ramsgate's Royal Harbour is the Royal Harbour Hotel …

  • Ten out of ten for the Tamassa hotel at Bel Ombre on Mauritius

    Ten out of ten for the Tamassa hotel at Bel Ombre on Mauritius

    As the sun dipped into the sea and the sky turned a fiery red I was both in awe and sad to think that this would be the last sunset I would watch from the beach of the all-inclusive Tamassa resort in Bel Ombre on Mauritius…

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