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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
Reviewed

A Cornish winter break at Chy Braya in Falmouth

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
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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…

On the Rocks villa in Ios, Greece
Reviewed

A Greek island escape at On the Rocks villa in Ios

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…

Campion Cottage in the Cotswolds
Reviewed

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…

Douglas's Barn in the Peak District
Reviewed

Douglas’s Barn in the Peak District, reviewed

November might not be the most obvious time for an English country break, but I love the combination of autumn leaves, misty mornings and evenings by the fire. Despite over 30 years living in the UK there are still…

The travel advice clinic: Accommodation edition
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The travel advice clinic: Accommodation edition

Welcome to the first of a new series on On the Luce – the travel advice clinic. After years of planning trips all around the world I’ve picked up plenty of tricks that I use to make travel my…