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Watersmeet Hotel – Woolacombe

This fabulous boutique hotel on the outskirts of Woolacombe in North Devon has recently been crowned Best Waterside Hotel 2024 by Condé Nast Johansen’s. As soon as you experience an overnight stay here, you’ll understand why. Paula and I were lucky enough to check out this four-star hotel which enjoys one of the finest coastal [...]

By | 2024-05-10T09:50:27+01:00 May 10th, 2024|Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

VidaMar Resort Hotel – Madeira

Over the years, working as a travel journalist and editor has meant I’ve been lucky enough to experience some fine hotels. Just two, however, have stolen my heart: one is situated on the island of Jersey while the other is the sublime VidaMar Resort Hotel in Madeira. I’ve stayed several times at the VidaMar and, [...]

By | 2023-12-01T16:21:16+00:00 December 1st, 2023|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Funchal – 5 Favourite Places to Eat & Drink

Here at Travellowdown, we’ve recently returned from one of our best family holidays. Our destination was sunny Madeira, a beautiful island I’ve got to know so well over the years. Its bright colours, abundance of greenery, pleasant people, spectacular mountain ranges and myriad other delights make it an ideal destination for all ages. When it [...]

Jersey – 7 Reasons to Visit this Autumn

Despite measuring just nine miles by five, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands as well as the archipelago’s southernmost isle. A self-governing dependency of the UK, it has much to offer visitors this autumn, whether you’re a daytripper or planning a week-long break. Known for, among others, its splendid beaches, rugged coastline, myriad [...]

Jersey – 5 Favourite Places to Eat & Drink

The largest of the Channel Islands offers visitors myriad eateries, everything from shacks on the beach to top-end restaurants where deep pockets are recommended! Having just returned from yet another visit, here are some suggestions for anyone looking for somewhere to eat or drink… OCEAN RESTAURANT The Atlantic Hotel is, by far, my favourite hotel [...]

The Atlantic Hotel (Jersey) – Revisited

It was my last morning at the Atlantic Hotel, my favourite place to stay on Jersey, and a couple walked past as I headed to the restaurant. Pulling a hefty suitcase, the wife turned to her husband, saying: “Oh dear, I guess all good things come to an end!” Sadly they do, as I discovered [...]

By | 2023-10-30T12:53:16+00:00 October 30th, 2023|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Restaurants|0 Comments

Exploring the Lake District with The Inn Collection

My first experience of staying with the Inn Collection dates back some five years or so when the Travellowdown team explored Northumberland. Back then, the company comprised of inns largely in the northeast. But soon after, an expansion programme saw them venture west to the Lake District where they quickly added a handful of [...]

By | 2023-10-11T09:59:23+01:00 September 22nd, 2023|Accommodation, Destinations, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

JERSEY – Where to Eat & Drink

Jersey, the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, boasts myriad cafés and restaurants catering for all kinds of dietary requirements. Here, I recommend just a handful which ticked all the right boxes when I experienced them on a recent trip to the island…   GREAT FOR VEGAN FOOD... The Sinful Vegan This cosy café [...]

The Coniston Inn

Newly acquired by The Inn Collection in 2020, The Coniston Inn – formerly The Waterhead Hotel – is located in a stunning position on the shores of Coniston Water. Although a quieter part of the Lakes, it’s easily reached from the motorway network and offers marvellous walking opportunities. The inn has been renovated to the [...]

By | 2021-01-14T12:06:07+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

The Ambleside Inn

Conveniently situated in the central portion of the Lake District this newly refurbished inn is ideal for exploring all corners of the national park. With 30 rooms – varying from king-sized doubles and twins to singles and family rooms – the inn suits all, even our furry friends, with designated rooms available at a small [...]

By | 2021-01-14T12:01:43+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews, Places To Eat|0 Comments

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