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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

HF Holidays – Larpool Hall, Whitby

Our first taste of an HF Holidays’ family walking adventure was at Derwent Bank, a picturesque location on the shores of Derwent Water in the Lake District. The short break excelled expectations and led to my two children coining the phrase, “Happy Family Holidays”, whenever I mentioned HF.  Fast-forward nearly 12 months and I’m pleased [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|Comments Off on HF Holidays – Larpool Hall, Whitby

YHA Brighton

The YHA has hostels in some pretty decent settings and Brighton is no exception. In fact, it’s a perfect location, just across from the beach and the entrance to the city’s Grade II listed pier; and if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, it’s within walking distance of the main tourist attractions and shops, [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on YHA Brighton

The Bristol – Harbourside

The Bristol – part of The Doyle Collection, a group of eight luxury hotels located in five cities in Ireland, UK and the States – has many merits, as my family and I discovered when we stayed one night in January 2016. One of its main selling points is the prime location. Edging the harbourside [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Bristol – Harbourside

The Priory Inn – Tetbury

If you’re heading to the Cotswolds and looking for a child-friendly place to stay where delicious meals are dished up and a welcome smile greets you the moment you arrive, then try The Priory Inn. Situated in the thriving market town of Tetbury, the inn is owned by Dave and Tanya Kelly, who’ve worked in [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Priory Inn – Tetbury