Great British Houses: Luton Hoo – The Great House Turned Hotel


Luton Hoo mansion house has been re-built and re-modelled by some of the finest architects to work in England. The house has seen visits from royalty such as Queen Mary, Edward VII and Queen Elizabeth II and been owned by a Prime Minister and Russian … [Read more...]

Great British Houses: Cliveden House – The House Made Notorious by Political Scandal


Once home to one of the most famous cliques in British history, the ‘Cliveden Set’, Cliveden House is a country mansion that boasts some of the most impressive gardens in the country and a history peppered with political scandal. Built in a mixture … [Read more...]

Laura’s London: Family Holiday on the Isles of Scilly – A Little Known Corner of Britain

Hell Bay Hotel, Isles of Scilly

For my summer holiday this year I wanted to find somewhere unusual, exotic and yet not too far away. The Isles of Scilly fitted the bill perfectly as did the Hell Bay Hotel which has been described as New England meets the Caribbean, meets Cornwall … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Guide to Renting a Self Catering Cottage in Britain and in England

Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Jane - who owns the fabulous Updown Cottage which we had the pleasure to stay in last November. Since she's an expert on everything self-catering - I asked who to put together this excellent guide to … [Read more...]