Hotels & Reviews
Luxurous Countryside Retreat at Paschoe House in Devon
Deep in the Devonshire countryside Paschoe House offers a very relaxing yet sophisticated experience whether you choose to stay there, dine there or hold a special event there. This fabulous five-star hotel in a beautifully restored country house offers the ultimate country retreat.
Eleven out of Ten for Service at The Pig in the Wall in Southampton
The Pig in the Wall in Southampton prides itself on good service and I was not disappointed. I arrived very early in the morning in order to maximise my time in Southampton and was immediately invited inside to have some breakfast. The room fairies worked their magic and my room was ready after I had eaten so I could freshen up before going out. The best way to start my day.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel - The Pleasure Was All Mine
Tewkesbury Park Hotel is ideally situated on the crest of a hill amidst a rolling golf course in the surrounding parkland. Its elevated position affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and Tewkesbury Abbey. Guests can dine in style at the fabulous Mint Restaurant and relax in the lovely Leisure Centre. Tewkesbury town centre is close by, at the end of a pleasant stroll through the hotel grounds.
The Feathers in Woodstock - A Very Special Hotel
The Feathers in Woodstock is a delightful combination of ancient architecture outside and contemporary comfort inside. This unique hostelry has twenty-six stylish bedrooms and offers excellent food in its restaurant. It is ideally placed for exploring Woodstock and Blenheim Palace.
Adventures with a Mifi
The MiFi is a small portable device that provides a secure connection to the internet for several people at one time. It is available to hire, already set up for the destination to be visited. A must for those who have to work while travelling outside the UK.
Houghton Lodge and its Tea Rooms in the Test Valley, Hampshire
The Test Valley in Hampshire is a unique landscape. Clear chalk streams thread their way through a gently undulating countryside bordered by lush water meadows and beautiful properties. The sweeping lawns of Houghton Lodge reach down to the banks of the River Test famous for its fly fishing.
Marvellous Maison 76 is the Heart of Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France
Sometimes it is thoughtful little touches that make all the difference and those I experienced at Maison 76 in Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France elevated my stay there to a very special experience.
The Excellent Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne, Dorset
The Eastbury Hotel 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.
The Polurrian on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall
The Polurrian occupies a stunning location on a cliff top on the coastline of the scenic Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. It is well-placed for walks along the South West Coast path and it is close to the amenities of Mullion, a traditional Cornish village.
Luxury Personified at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
At the top of the elegant staircase leading to the East Wing is the "Ocean Room":https://kiawahresort.com/dining/the-ocean-room/ that offers gourmet dining. Gregg, the head waiter provides such wonderful descriptions of each dish I was constantly changing my mind. Gregg is so persuasive I was not surprised to learn that the restaurant sells more bottles of the digestive drink Underberg than any other place in America.