Cotswolds: Ye olde thatched cottage of dreams in …

It’s an English cliche, the ye olde England so many of us hanker after, a thatched cottage in an idyllic country village in the Cotswolds.…

Almeria in Spain: Six things to do away …

I absolutely love the Almeria region of Spain, an attraction which grew slowly after my dad became a regular resident, drawn there by the clear…

Andalucia in sunny Spain: The road less travelled

Current position, poolside, with sweeping views in the wilds of southern Spain. When I say wilds, I mean 20 minutes from a largish town but…

Ardeche, France: Living like a princess in my …

Ssssh. It’s probably best if nobody ever hears about the Chateau d’Uzer. There is a reason owners Veronique and Eric do not list their five…

A country retreat to The Spread Eagle at …

  Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at…

Snowed in at Shibden Mill Inn, Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn. As we arrive in the…

A different ‘Side’ to a Turkey beach holiday

The Loggerhead turtle winds her way through azure seas, bobbing her head lazily from the warm, salty, water. As she takes breath and prepares to…