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Setenil: a Picturesque Spanish Town That Shouldn't Be Missed

Setenil de las BodegasAs you wander through Setenil de las Bodegas, large chunks of rock hang precariously amongst the winding streets, often creating natural roofs for the houses and restaurants. Most amazingly, one large overhang covers an entire street.....READ MORE

Newsletter, June 2020

Cornish engine houseOnce again we bring you an email dominated by Coronavirus. It's sad, it's annoying, but it just can't be avoided. There is light at the end of the tunnel though, so let's try to move forward positively. As well as the latest travel and hotel news, this issue also features some new hotels and a most unusual B&B in Ireland.....READ MORE

Newsletter, March 2020

ClovellyInevitably, this month is dominated by Coronavirus; and our Newsletter was overtaken by events even as it was going out. In the time it took to work through our mailing list, Government advice changed twice and the whole situation became much more serious. So for now, all we can do is look forward with optimism (or at least, hope) to the time when life becom....READ MORE

British Landmarks You Really Mustn't Miss

StonehengeI feel like I've set myself an impossible task here as there are hundreds, possibly thousands, of British landmarks that shouldn't be missed. Here are a selected few: Hadrian's Wall, Land's End, St Michael's Mount, Mount Snowdon, the white cliffs of Dover, the Jurassic coast, Stonehenge and Avebury.....READ MORE

Newsletter - New Year 2020

Admiral's Inn, Antigua New Year to all our Little Hotels subscribers! (And to anyone who has had this forwarded by a friend.) We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and now perhaps your mind is turning to holidays in 2020. As we always do at this time of year, we offer you here a few thoughts to help you plan.....READ MORE

Newsletter, November 2019

SardiniaIt's getting towards the quietest time of the year now, or at least it should be. Not many people going on holiday, and not many people booking either (even though now is a good time for getting the best choices and the possibility of Early Booking discounts). There's still plenty to keep us occupied though....READ MORE

Discovering Venice

Venice, Rialto, gondoliersI have a confession to make: until I visited Venice I had no idea it was so special! That probably makes me incredibly naive, a philistine even. But once I saw it, I was completely bowled over. From the tiny "Don't Look Now" alleyways to the magnificence of the Rialto Bridge, Venice is utterly amazing.....READ MORE

Riviera - Such an Evocative Word

Italian Riviera"Riviera" seems to convey so much more sophistication and glamour than just "the seaside". But where does the word come from? Surprisingly perhaps, it's not French.....READ MORE