Eckington Manor

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My partner and I arrived at Eckington Manor at dusk after a 3 hour journey from Essex, but upon arrival I could immediately sense that it was going to be worth the journey. Eckington Manor is nestled away in the corner of its namesake village just across the River Avon on the border of the... Read more »

The Kings Head Hotel

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Just under two hours in the car from London, having driven through the most picture-postcard countryside the Cotswolds have to offer we arrive in to the Roman market-town of Cirencester. Trundling the car down cobbled streets we pull up in the very centre of the town, opposite the beautiful St John the Baptist church, to... Read more »

Barnsley House

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Three years ago we got married in Bristol and the following day we fled to the idyllic Barnsley House Hotel & Spa in the Cotswolds to de-stress and enjoy the most wonderful of mini-moons. I spent our first and second wedding anniversaries on stage in the West End but this year I had an empty... Read more »

The Lakes by Yoo

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I am sitting in Kate Moss’s living room as I write this. It’s got Mossy’s rock chick chic stamped all over it – generous velvet sofas, thick coffee table books on fashion and design, glossy silk carpets and even a guitar begging to be strummed. It’s homey. A wander throughout any of the five bedrooms... Read more »

Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor

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The list of facilities at Whatley Manor’s Aquarias Spa is a long one, considering the property’s idyllic but isolated location in the rolling Cotswolds and the mere fifteen rooms and eight suites that accommodate the guests. However, Whatley Manor’s proximity to Bath and Cirencester, as well as the many surrounding affluent villages, make this a... Read more »

Whatley Manor

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Living in the Kent countryside, I often choose to spend my trips away surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a large city, be it London, Paris or Bangkok. When I do travel to somewhere more remote, I want it to be as different as possible from the UK, otherwise I end up feeling that... Read more »