Hotels and Holidays

A Journey Through the North-East of England

Alnwick CastleIt's not the work of a moment to decide if a hotel is deserving of the label "BEST Small Hotel". Here is the tale of a trip through the north-east of England searching out that elusive hotel that we can truly say is one of the best. Along the way, we also visited some interesting places and saw some wonderful scenery. ....READ MORE

Tips for the Best Possible Holiday on Ibiza

Our friends at Can Planells have put together seven tips of all kinds that may be useful on your visit to Ibiza. Ibiza is much more than sun, sea and sand and there are countless things to do and see throughout the day. Sunsets, lively terraces and clubs, sports activities, and more. Don’t just get stuck in the hotel hammock!....READ MORE

Artist Residence

Artist Residence BrightonThere's an unusual story behind the Artist Residence hotels.

Once upon a time there was a run-down guesthouse in Brighton, owned by a middle-aged couple who also had an even more derelict place in Penzance.  Sad to say, the husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack and just a week later his wife was ....READ MORE

Things To Do In France

French WineFrance is the biggest tourist destination in the world, so it's hardly surprising that it boasts so many interesting and exciting things to see and do. ....READ MORE

700 Steps Down, and 700 Back Up Again!

To get to the Faro del Caballo lighthouse (near Santoña in Cantabria) you have to descend about 700 steps, and to get back up you have to climb them again! The exact number of the steps seems to be in some doubt, because, we suspect, no-one has ever managed the complete descent or ascent without losing count on the way.....READ MORE

4 Out-of-the-Ordinary Things To Do in Andalucia

If you like to go a little off the beaten track, discover new places and have fun in a way that that you will surely remember, here are four activities to get you started. These are all available in the Andalucian hills and mountains just inland from Málaga.....READ MORE

Autumn Activities in Mallorca

After a long, hot summer in Mallorca, the more moderate temperatures of autumn are just around the corner when Son Ametler are offering a range of activities for those looking to find themselves, find someone else, or just find their shoes under the bed again.....READ MORE

Car Hire

With all the bad press flying about at the moment, you might be a bit worried about car hire. We understand that. That's why we are partnered with Zest Car Rental, because they are the best. It would be a shame if the publicity surrounding a few dodgy operators were to put people off. With a bit of care and pre-planning you can make a worry-free booking and allow yourself the same flexibility and ease of getting around that you enjoy at home.....READ MORE