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Eagle Brae Stock Photography , June 2016

The UK’s most charming cabins for an off-the-grid getaway

There’s just something about the great outdoors; it offers the perfect remedy for forgetting all your stresses, all the more so when the unspoilt wilderness and luxury boltholes come together in […]

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Saignon, France. Image: iStock/jenifoto

Nine charming small towns you need to visit in the South of France

When sunshine, incredible food and compelling landscapes call your name, add these small French towns to your must-visit list: from a hilltop spot overlooking the whole of the French Riviera to […]

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V&A Dundee - designed by Kengo Kuma - photo credit Ross Fraser McLean

10 new destinations you should watch in 2018

It can be tricky to pinpoint what transforms a lesser-known destination into one to watch. It could be a burgeoning art scene, a culinary revolution or an emerging hotelscape – whatever […]

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Milford Sound, New Zealand. Image: iStock/LockieCurrie

The ultimate 2018 travel bucket list

Fragrant French lavender fields, endlessly rich South American rainforests, soaring Oceanian peaks and frigid Icelandic fjords… our 2018 bucket list is rife with the world’s dreamiest, sense-stimulating destinations. As we set […]

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Lords of the Manor hotel in the Cotswolds

Nine reasons why country house hotels are so brilliant

No matter what the season, there’s nothing more satisfying than making a break for the rolling hills and chocolate-box villages of our green and pleasant land. Ideally travelling in a convertible […]

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Our stay of the week – Le Couvent des Minimes Hotel & Spa L’Occitane, Provence

A haven of tranquility and relaxation near the quaint French village of Mane, Le Couvent des Minimes Hôtel & Spa L’Occitane ticks all boxes for the sun-soaked, carefully-curated, spa-loving stay you’ve […]

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Our stay of the week – 10 Castle Street, Dorset

Our stay of the week – 10 Castle Street, Dorset

Refurbished yet brimming with old-world charm, 10 Castle Street brings a refreshing mix of English country interiors and colonial design flourishes to the heart of Dorset. Situated on the edge of Cranborne […]

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Derwentwater Lake, Lake District National Park. Image: iStock

The UK’s best National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The curious Isles of Scilly, romantic Cotswold towns, picturesque Lake District pools… memorable sights are not hard to come by in some of the UK’s most awe-inspiring and diverse National Parks […]

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Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Babington House is where stylish out-of-towners trade well-heeled for well-wellied. Open since 1998 and set in the prettiest corner of Somerset, just outside Bath, this members-only retreat – part of the […]

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Our stay of the week – The Rectory, the Cotswolds

Our stay of the week – The Rectory, the Cotswolds

Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds in three acres of immaculate walled gardens is The Rectory Hotel, a grand Georgian country house. Perfecting the tricky blend of welcoming luxury, […]

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