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The Commissioners Quay Inn – Blyth

During Summer 2016 my family and I were lucky enough to sample five inns owned by The Inn Collection. This leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven pubs/inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, close to the Scottish border. If you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Suites Hotel – Merseyside

A warm welcome awaits at The Suites Hotel. Just outside Liverpool, the hotel has a fine restaurant, stunning spa, free parking (300 spaces) and is the only 4-star in the northwest where everyone gets a suite. But that’s just a taste of what you can expect. We stayed two nights and couldn’t fault any aspect; [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Cofton Holiday Park – South Devon

Nestled among the lush green folds of South Devon’s landscape is a real gem of a holiday park. Family-owned for over four decades, Cofton spreads over 80 acres of this delicious countryside, offering not just holiday home breaks but self-catering cottages, too. We were lucky enough to sample a recent arrival on the park: the [...]

Bamburgh Castle Inn – Northumberland

The quaint coastal town of Seahouses in Northumberland is well known for its little harbour and for providing access to the Farne Islands, a scattering of tiny isles just off the Northumberland coast. An ideal base while holidaying in this neck of the woods is The Bamburgh Castle Inn, where my family and I stayed [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Eurocamp – La Pointe St Gilles

At the end of August 2016, just as the school summer holidays were drawing to a close, we decided to treat the kids – and ourselves, of course – to our first Eurocamp adventure. Unlike our friends who are die-hard Eurocampers, we’ve never sampled the company’s popular holidays but after this 5-day break we’ll certainly [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

The Inn Collection

If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.  A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio which, to date, comprises seven [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The Kingslodge Inn – Durham

This was our first experience of staying and dining at one of the Inn Collection Group’s fine hostelries and we weren’t disappointed. My family and I were exploring North East England and began our adventure with a night at The Kingslodge in Durham, where the ever-helpful and smiley manager, Leanne, set the tone for the [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

YHA Borrowdale

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley at the foot of rugged crags and impressive fells is Borrowdale Youth Hostel. My family and I spent one night in this ski chalet-styled property and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Yes, it was the end of July – school holiday season – which meant the hostel was packed and the [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|Accommodation, Ideas, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Borrowdale

The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

My claim to fame is that I got a hole in one at The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup. On which of the three first-class courses, I hear you ask. Well, it’s time to own up: it was while enjoying a round on the 12-hole Ryder Legends course, one of the best [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on The Belfry – Hotel & Resort

Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon

If you’re on the hunt for an opulent, well-managed place to stay in the midst of Shakespeare’s England, then consider the Ettington Park Hotel, just six miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon. Surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s got lots to offer, including a tranquil rural setting. When all you can see are trees and huge [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Ettington Park Hotel – Stratford-upon-Avon