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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 | 2018-10-08T10:32:07+00:00 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 | 2018-10-08T10:32:10+00:00 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 | 2018-10-08T10:32:10+00:00 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 | 2018-10-08T10:32:11+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Accommodation, Attractions, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on The Priory Inn – Tetbury

Alykes Garden Village – Zante

I spent a week with my family at Alykes Garden Village, just outside the village of Alykes on the attractive Greek island of Zante. We stayed in a four-person studio (number 101). Equipment and facilities were basic, but that was what we expected. On arrival, we had to ask Jimmy, the owner, for extra cutlery. [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Alykes Garden Village – Zante

Hassness Country House – Lake District

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the Lake District’s most beautiful corner – well, that’s my opinion – then look no further than Hassness Country House, run by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. This grand, white-walled manor-styled property is the jewel in the operator’s wide-ranging portfolio. It’s easy to see why because it has much [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on Hassness Country House – Lake District

The Atlantic Hotel – Jersey

It’s extremely rare that I settle down to write a review with nothing but positives to report. However much I’ve enjoyed a visit to an attraction, hotel or restaurant, there is usually something, however small, where I can offer some constructive criticism in the hope that the proprietor can improve their customers’ experience. But I’ve [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:12+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Hotels/B&Bs, Ideas|Comments Off on The Atlantic Hotel – Jersey

HF Holidays – Derwent Bank

En route to our hotel in the Lake District, my eight-year-old son, Peter, asked what the “HF” stood for in HF Holidays. My explanation that it was an acronym for “Holiday Fellowship” didn’t register – not surprisingly. But after enjoying a three-night break with the UK’s largest walking and leisure activity holiday provider with over [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:13+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on HF Holidays – Derwent Bank

Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Many hotels claim they have a decent view but the location of Bristol’s Avon Gorge Hotel takes some beating. It’s situated on the edge, quite literally, of a deep gorge in the heart of Clifton Village, overlooking Brunel’s fabulous Clifton Suspension Bridge. This hotel will always remain close to my heart, being the place where I [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Avon Gorge Hotel – Bristol

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

I’ve stayed in a few of these large hotel/leisure complexes and sometimes they promise more than they can deliver. But that’s not the case at Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa.  Whilst the self-contained resort has two beautifully-designed championship courses, it offers much more than just a round of golf. As you turn off [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:32:15+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs|Comments Off on Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

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