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The Montagu Arms, Brockenhurst

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Gosh but the New Forest’s a lovely part of the world. As we drive through England’s smallest National Park, trees glinting golden in late summer sun, around 20 wild ponies, ranging from darkest chestnut to taupe, dappled grey … Read more →

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No. 10 Manchester Street Hotel, Marylebone

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A short walk from Regents Park tube station and I find myself at the front of boutique hotel, No. 10 Manchester Street. The large, heavy black front door opens onto a small but welcoming reception area, where I … Read more →

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Dormy House, Cotswolds

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A 17th-century farmhouse turned luxury hotel with 38 bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and spa. Situated on the 400 acre Farnborough Estate (also home to The Fish and Foxhill Manor) and close to the picture-perfect village of Broadway, … Read more →

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Beaverbrook, Surrey

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Nestled in the Surrey Hills just 20 miles from London, this former home of media mogul Lord Beaverbrook has been transformed into a luxury hotel with eighteen individually styled bedrooms and a fine dining Japanese restaurant.

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Domingo Santo Hotel, Mexico City

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Set in the heart of Mexico City’s historic centre, Domingo Santo occupies a grand four-storey building. There’s an airy inner courtyard laden with hanging greenery, and an exceptional rooftop terrace overlooking a bustling plaza.

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Gravetye Manor, West Sussex

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I may enjoy a good skip along the King’s Road and a mooch around Mayfair, but at heart, I am a country gal. Born and bred on Norfolk’s rugged coast, I am comfier in Dubarrys than Choos and … Read more →

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Lucknam Park, Cotswolds

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A magnificent mile-long drive lined with beech and limes planted in 1827 leads all the way to Luckham Park. As the Palladian mansion looms into view, all ivy-clad golden Bath stone, pillared portico and bowed wings, you feel … Read more →

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The Best Shopping Destinations Around the World

If your idea of a good trip involves nice restaurants and great shops, then we have a list of places that will be just up your street. Whether you are looking for a new handbag, a unique piece of jewellery Read more →

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Swinton Estate, Ripon

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“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 … Read more →

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The Pig Near Bath

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‘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.… Read more →

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