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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds
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Log house luxury in the Cotswolds

Driving past lake after lake as we crossed Ontario on my Canadian road trip last year, I’d spot the occasional  log cabin, tucked between the trees and reflected in the water. Usually with a boat moored up and sometimes…

Chy Braya in Falmouth, Cornwall, reviewed

Chy Braya in Falmouth, Cornwall, reviewed

You might think of Cornwall as a summer holiday destination, somewhere you go for surfing, sandcastle-building and pasties on the beach. But it makes for a great winter break too – think blustery coastal walks, deserted beaches, cosy pubs…

AirBnB favourites II: Berlin, Amsterdam, Annecy & Hebrides

AirBnB favourites: Berlin, Amsterdam, Annecy & Hebrides

I’ve always liked the freedom and flexibility you get from renting a house or apartment when you travel. And over the last couple of years AirBnB has taken over the self-catering world – there aren’t many destinations not covered…

The Sea Loft in Charlestown Cornwall reviewed

The Sea Loft in Cornwall, reviewed

From Bude in the north to Porthcurno in the south, Cornwall has some of the UK’s most stunning coastal scenery. But you can’t really call it a hidden gem – the motorway queues in the school summer holidays are…

On the Rocks villa in Ios, Greece

On the Rocks villa in Ios, reviewed

Normally I spent lots of time researching the best places to stay, but sometimes the best holidays can be the most spontaneous ones and you come across a gem like On the Rocks. I spotted this gorgeous villa on…

The Berkeley Suites apartment hotel, Bristol

The Berkeley Suites in Bristol, reviewed

I’m always raving about how much I love apartment rentals when I travel, but I will admit that although you gain in freedom you can lose a bit in luxury. There’s nothing particularly glamorous about making your own bed…

The Cottage Loaf in Wedmore in Somerset

The Cottage Loaf in Somerset, reviewed

I have a bit of an obsession with UK self-catering cottage trips – in fact I’m about to head off on my fourth one this year. But it’s not something I’d ever think of doing at the last-minute. The…

Shaldon Beach Huts, Devon

Shaldon Beach Huts in Devon, reviewed

I do love a colourful beach hut on the seafront, and I’ve always been jealous of anyone lucky enough to own one. But what’s even better than a beach hut? A beach hut you can actually stay the night…

Campion Cottage in the Cotswolds

Campion Cottage in the Cotswolds, Reviewed

One of the best things about doing the #Take12Trips challenge last year was that it encouraged me to get out and see places near to home when I wasn’t travelling. I’m lucky enough to live on the edge of…