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…

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 poetic stay at Storrs Hall Hotel on …

“The Lake country is a glorious region, of which I had only seen the similitude in dreams, waking or sleeping…I longed to slip out unseen,…

Slaughters Country Inn and the beautiful Cotswolds

‘Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its…

Caribbean notes in balmy St Lucia

  Sit down. Close your eyes. And picture the scene. The air is warm, a light breeze is blowing and a brief, barely there, shower is…

Linthwaite in the Lakes

Linthwaite Hotel I love the Lake District. Even though it always rains harder than anywhere else on earth, the hills and dales of the Lakes…

Tales from Tallinn, Estonia

The glorious sun is shining down on my shoulders, already relaxed from the heavenly massage in the hotel Elemis spa. In my hand a glass…