10 Best things to do in the Lake District

The Lake District. The name alone conjures up somewhere tranquil and beautiful, made famous by painters and poets. And it is, but it’s more than that. Bordered by the Irish Sea and the Pennines it’s also an area of wild and rugged vistas, full of historic towns and villages, stunning walking routes, fabulous food and super places to stay that ….

Food inspired travel ideas

Foraging in Italy. Olive oil tasting in Spain. Michelin star French restaurants. If for you, like us, food and travel go hand-in-hand then you’ll love our selection of seven places to stay where you can also sample unique, food inspired experiences. 1. Loire food and wine tour Stay for two nights with Sue and Micaela on their Loire 1 Star Michelin Restaurant Lunch and Wine ….

Grown up Greek island hopping

Does “Greek island hopping holiday” conjure up images of backpacks, Lonely Planet guide books and tiny rooms in a hostel (or is that just us after a trip in 1992..?) In reality hopping between the wonderful Greek islands by ferry is a simple and cost effective way to get to see a few of the islands and experience their individual ….

Five quirky hotels in London

Check out our selection of individually quirky hotels in wonderful London. Stay in one of these unique places to stay in the capital and explore the city, visit the theatre or simply check in and chill out. We love London and we love these gems, all offering the warm and inclusive welcome you can expect from all of our partners. ….

Cornish holiday Cottages – our favourites

A Cornish cottage holiday is an archetypal UK holiday – with good reason. Beautiful cottages, stunning countryside, amazing beaches and coastline, quaint Cornish seaside towns and fabulous food. In part, its charm lies in its remoteness- seemingly cut off from the rest of the UK – but getting there is an effort that is repaid several times over by this ….

Fabulous places for wild swimming

There has been huge interest in the past few years in “wild swimming”; swimming in lakes, rivers and open water rather than the chlorinated pools we’re used to thinking about when we think “swimming”. The Guardian described it in a recent article as “the new yoga” (see link below) and quoted one dedicated wild swimmer as saying: “The last thing ….

Spring & Easter Breaks in the UK

Whether you want to snuggle up in front of the fire at a gorgeous cottage to finish off the Easter eggs, or if some grown-up hotel time is more up your street, we’ve got some fantastic suggestions for ways to really take advantage of spring and the Easter holidays in the UK. We’ve included a top tip for a day ….