The Lygon Arms

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Situated in the picturesque village of Broadway, the Lygon Arms has roots dating as far back as the 1300s. As we pulled up to the coaching inn, very little gave us a clue to the contemporary luxury that was behind the doors. The standard hotel reception set up is replaced by free standing antique desks... Read more »

Chewton Glen

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We made our way through the New Forest, passing through quaint little villages, ancient woodlands and stopping to admire some of the 3,000 wild New Forest Ponies that have inhabited the forests for about 2,000 years. About the only good thing that William the Conqueror did for England was to protect this forest and as... Read more »

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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Based in the historic spa town of Bath; The Gainsborough Hotel & Spa opened three years ago in July. It is a former, Hospital, an admiral Head quarters in World War II and most recently an art college. Occupying a classical central building from the 1820s, the 99 bedroom hotel (three of the rooms actually... Read more »

Åre Sweden

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I am not one for extreme cold. Not until I learnt to ski could I appreciate the winter wonderlands of the Alps and beyond; and now grounded thanks to a skiing accident, the idea of going to Scandinavia’s major highland resort of Åre without being able to ski was a daunting one. The Beast from... Read more »

Stoke Park

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For a restful English escape into a bygone era of glorious country Manor Houses, parkland, lakes, historic gardens, and millennia old monuments, one would do well to visit Stoke Park. With over 1000 years of history, Stoke Park, named in the Domesday book, is one of Britain’s leading Hotel, Spa, and Country Clubs set amongst... Read more »

La Butte Aux Bois

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Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 550 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele. One such hotel is La Butte Aux Bois, a country estate hidden in... Read more »

Champneys Tring

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Champneys luxury spa resorts can be found in four locations in the UK. Each venue is situated in beautiful gardens complementing the calm and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for an escape from the rat race. The Tring location is a stunning estate in Hertfordshire, with London being only 45 mins away by train. The spa resort... Read more »

Vilalara Longevity

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I’m lying on a massage table bed in the spa at the stunning Vilalara Longevity health resort in the Algarve. I’m not at all unwell, but I’ve recently become fascinated by unusual healing techniques like crystal baths, Kambo, energy healing and plant medicines. I heard that the luxury resort of Vilalara offers a range of... Read more »