As a fan of the great outdoors, but one who favours a warm, dry bed, I have been increasingly attracted by the romance of staying in a shepherd’s hut and had been searching for the perfect one to stay in for a long weekend. I got a bit obsessed, in fact, and ended up pouring over the websites of nearly every hut in the South
Sometimes the best thing about taking a day off work in the middle of the week is knowing that others are still hard at work while you are escaping the daily grind. Such were my uncharitable thoughts on a bright, hot summers day last week as I set off on a train to Tring to escape the heat and noise of the city for the
How much do you love these roll-top baths? I know, I thought you would. The rich blue paint on the outside, the shiny, traditional-style taps; everything that’s lovely about antique style but scrubbed up and given a hotel-style gloss. These were the centerpiece of the beautiful suite I stayed in at The Hotel du Vin in Cambridge and as proof of just how much I
I love Cornwall. And I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some beautiful places. But in recent months one hotel name kept cropping up in conversation. And it was usually mentioned in the manner of someone sharing a really good secret. A bit reluctantly. And with much muttering about spectacular views, outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs.