Review: The Headland Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Cornwall

Review: The Headland Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Cornwall

Head to the Headland for sun, sea, sand and spa! The Headland Hotel & Spa is a grand 4-star Victorian hotel which has overlooked the surfing shores of Fistral Bay since it opened its doors to the public in 1900. Since then it has become the most iconic hotel inRead More…

Accommodation review: Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon

Accommodation review: Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon

Soar into the Devonshire coast at Soar Mill Cove Soar Mill Cove is a spa hotel near Salcombe, off-grid down a long single track road flanked by tall hedges on either side, and by ‘off grid’ we mean that you won’t pick up a mobile signal with any carrier, and thisRead More…

Accommodation Review: The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, Holmes Chapel

Accommodation Review: The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms, Holmes Chapel

More zzz vicar? The Vicarage is a refurbished 17th Century Grade II listed country pub, restaurant and hotel beside the river Dane on the main road, when travelling south, into the pretty town of Holmes chapel in Cheshire. It’s just south of the attractive town of Knutsford, where we hadRead More…

Accommodation review: Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire, Ty Olive

Accommodation review: Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire, Ty Olive

Staying with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire is the county in the south-western corner of Wales. Probably best known for its national park, it also has an array of award-winning beaches. We’d never been before so decided to spend three days there as part of our ‘mini-moon’ road trip downRead More…

Hotel review: Chapel House, Penzance

Hotel review: Chapel House, Penzance

Pray tell, where’s the best place to stay in Penzance? Chapel House is a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the centre of the historic Cornish town of Penzance. Built in 1790, the building has been lovingly restored for use as a boutique hotel with rooms given a modern, functional makeover. There areRead More…

Hotel review: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

Hotel review: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland

Glorius Galgorm! Galgorm Manor Resort and Spa is a large country house hotel with leisure facilities located in lush grounds just outside Cullybackey near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. It’s a 45-minute drive from central Belfast / George Best City airport or a mere 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport. First impressions countRead More…

Hotel Review: Hotel Leipzig, Plovdiv

Hotel Review: Hotel Leipzig, Plovdiv

“…so bright, I gotta wear shades” That’s a comment from a Tripadvisor review, but did you know that this Timbuk3 song isn’t about an amazing future but rather an impending nuclear holocaust (there’s a cheery thought!)? It was, however, the first thing that came to mind when we visited Hotel LeipzigRead More…

Accommodation: Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel, Aberfoyle

Accommodation: Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel, Aberfoyle

Just 40 mins from Glasgow, but a world away in relaxation, is Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, on the outskirts of Aberfoyle on the shore of Loch Ard.  I was invited to stay to see all the improvements after a £3.5m investment (we had previously stayed here in 2015).Read More…

Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

When you think of hostels don’t think of smelly dorms, think of private rooms on a budget! We often stay in private rooms within hostels.  They are generally a lot cheaper than hotels, you can sometimes get an en-suite bathroom and you can meet other travellers easily.  No need toRead More…

Accommodation review: Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove, Scotland

Accommodation review: Knockderry Country House Hotel, Cove, Scotland

Knock your socks off at this country retreat Knockderry County House Hotel isn’t all that far away from Glasgow but is far away enough, hidden on the far side of the Rosneath peninsula, making it an ideal location for a quick but secluded getaway from the city. History of the house KnockderryRead More…