Places to stay: Hartley Dyke Barn, Kent

Welcome to Hartley Dyke Barn. This airy hideaway is one of Kent and Sussex Cottages’ special places to stay, and it makes the perfect base for exploring the wild landscapes of the South East. Hartley Dyke Barn Review When the…

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Ten of the best weekend getaways in Britain

One of the questions I get asked the most often? “Where shall we escape to for a weekend in the UK?” Big adventures and wild camping trips are all very well, but sometimes you want to up sticks, leave the…

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Places to stay: the Old Dairy House, Dorset

Conjure up the perfect English cottage and it might look rather like the Old Dairy House, one of Original Cottages’ gorgeous places to stay. A stay at the Old Dairy House, Arne A few months ago a gaggle of friends and…

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Places to stay: Higher Brownstone Farm, Devon

Welcome to heaven, by way of Devon. If you could dream up the perfect place to escape for a weekend with all your friends, it would definitely look rather like Higher Brownstone Farm, one of the National Trust‘s lovely collection…

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Places to stay: going off-grid at Mrs Higgs Lodge

Mrs Higgs Lodge Review: leave technology behind and escape to an off-grid cottage for a digital detox in deepest, darkest Herefordshire at the charming Mrs Higgs Lodge. Read my review for BBC Countryfile Magazine. Mrs Higgs Lodge Review We use…

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Places to stay: Beach Retreats’ Harbourside Cottage, Boscastle

Magic is thick in the air in Boscastle, a picture-perfect fishing village hidden on the Cornish coast. And a stay in its heart at Beach Retreats’ wonderful Harbourside Cottage is the perfect way to discover its secrets.

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Places to stay: National Trust’s Combe Park Lodge, Devon

If these crazy times make you want to run away to the woods, I hear you. For a little slice of peace and quiet I’d suggest holing up at totally charming Combe Park Lodge, one of the National Trust‘s beautiful…

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Places to stay: Little Holme cottage, Dartmoor

If you conjured up the perfect cottage it couldn’t be much more charming than Little Holme, one of English Country Cottage‘s properties nestled in the heart of Dartmoor. Take a thatch, roaring fire and roses round the door and add…

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Places to stay: A stay with Brecon Cottages in Talybont-On-Usk

A totally charming weekend at Groves Cottage in Talybont-On-Usk, one of Brecon Cottages’ handpicked places to stay in the National Park. We curled up by the wood stove, wandered in the woods and drank hefty amounts of mulled wine.

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