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The Belfry – Revisiting this Family-Friendly Hotel & Resort

It was a delight returning to The Belfry, the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, where on our previous visit I scored a hole in one!  Alas, this great achievement didn’t take place on any of the three first-class courses, it was while enjoying a round with Paula and the kids on the super 12-hole [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Rookley Park – Isle of Wight

As a family, we always enjoy our visits to the Isle of Wight because there’s so much to see and do – plus, there is a wide choice when it comes to choosing accommodation. We’re ardent fans of the good old caravan so usually opt to stay at one of the many holiday parks dotted [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Isle of Wight – 5 Family Favourites on Adventure Island

Families have been visiting the Isle of Wight for nearly two centuries and the island’s tourist board has been promoting 2017 as the Year of Family Adventures – but, of course, any year is ideal for family adventures on this beautiful lump of rock sitting around three miles off the English mainland. As the tourist [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

The King’s Head Inn – part of The Inn Collection

My family and I have been lucky enough to stay at several inns owned by The Inn Collection and have always enjoyed the experience. 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 [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Ambleside

You’ll be hard pressed to find a hostel in a better location. Sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, the commanding YHA Ambleside offers breathtaking views across England’s largest natural lake from many of its rooms. Being a popular hostel, it’s seemingly busy at all times, particularly with large parties of students. We stayed for [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Honister Hause

YHA Honister Hause might not boast the amenities of other hostels, such as wi-fi or reliable mobile phone signal, and, if I’m honest, isn't the best looker among the myriad properties owned by the YHA. But that aside, this place has much to offer its visitors and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there this summer.  [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

YHA Eden Project

Have you ever slept inside a shipping container? Well, if you haven’t but fancy giving it a try, head for YHA Eden Project.  We were visiting Cornwall’s popular tourist attraction and wanted a place to stay overnight so decided to try out arguably the YHA’s most unusual hostel. As the association is now the official [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|0 Comments

Shrewsbury 2017

I said in my previous review of Shrewsbury that I wanted an excuse to revisit the town and fortunately the chance arose, just over 2 years since we last trod the pavements of this historic town. This time around we stayed at the Lion and Pheasant Town House Hotel. It’s ideally situated in the popular [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Accommodation, Attractions, Destinations, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

BridgeStreet Serviced Apartments – Liverpool One

We’d recommend the concept of serviced apartments. Not only do you enjoy all the amenities associated with a hotel room, but you have the space, comfort, privacy and facilities of home. It’s perfect for families who – like us – enjoy catering for themselves. Being a bunch of veggies and vegans, it’s sometimes a chore [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Latest Reviews, Self-Catering|2 Comments

The Boathouse Inn & Riverside Rooms – Chester

We visited Chester recently and enjoyed being based in the Riverside Rooms. Being a family of four, we occupied two downstairs rooms and found them very comfortable.  The Boathouse Inn sits on the banks of the River Dee while the purpose-built rooms are situated behind the pub. Opened in 2016, the accommodation is a combination [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments