Country breaks

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Derwentwater Lake, Lake District National Park. Image: iStock

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

TheĀ 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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Hotels

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

Hotel review: Babington House, Somerset

BabingtonĀ 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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Hotels

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, […]

by × September 3, 2013 × 3 comments