Kat MacKathley checks out Swinton Estate, 'one of the largest and most beautiful private estates in the country'
February 5, 2019
The credentials:“20,000 acres of Yorkshire pride” is how Swinton Estate describes itself; rolling hills of purple heather and twisting woodland as far as the eye can see making it one of the largest and most beautiful private estates in the country. The imposing turreted 17th century manor house… Read more →
Olivia Allwood-Mollon reviews Star Hotels' Helvetia and Bristol in Florence and Rosa Grand in Milan
January 28, 2019
The Blurb:Helvetia and Bristol is a C19th palazzo in the heart of Florence. Located in the heart of the historical centre of the city – which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s just a short walk from Palazzo Strozzi and the Duomo. Since the late 19th century, Hotel Helvetia & Bristol… Read more →
An enchanting combination of Asian minimalist design principles and Arabian hospitality, Natalie Amos finds The Chedi Muscat to be a true sanctuary for the senses
January 17, 2019
The credentials:The Chedi Muscat opened more than 15 years ago, yet remains the most exclusive address in the Omani capital. Framed by the Hajar Mountains, the striking white-washed resort sits within 21 acres of manicured gardens punctuated by zen pools. Set alongside an endless private beach,… Read more →
Why Andalucia is the setting for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters
January 14, 2019So many famous films and TV series have been filmed in Andalucia that it has led to the stunning Southern region being dubbed the ‘Spanish Hollywood.’ Often visitors to the holiday resorts near Málaga are unaware of the exciting links that this part of the country has to their favourite scenes from… Read more →
Natasha Taghavi visits The Pig Near Bath, a 'quintessentially English destination' with a 'homely...earthy vibe' and a 25-mile menu that sits proudly at the heart of its dining experience'
December 13, 2018
The credentials:‘Come and experience The Pig Near Bath – a 29 bedroom mellow country house perfectly situated near Bath and Bristol. This is a real get-away location, truly rural, with quintessentially English views of this undiscovered part of Somerset. Designed in the style that… Read more →
Lucy Lord visits Buckland Tout-Saints, a 'handsome and beautifully proportioned' 17th Century country house hotel hidden deep in Devon dairymaid countryside
November 14, 2018