British Marine Wildlife
To us here in the UK, we can be pretty blasé about our own wildlife while thinking that the animals in other countries are more "exotic". So where do we find the "exotic" close to home? Well, in the sea, of course!
Seven Natural Swimming Pools in Spain
We first realised the special pleasures of fresh-water swimming on Corsica, but here are seven natural pools (amongst many, many others) in Spain. Some are easy to get to and very popular. Others require a bit of a trek and reward you with near solitude.
Finca El Tossal. A quiet, adults-only boutique hotel built as a small italianate country house near the Costa Blanca.
Hazel Bank. A magnificent country house hotel set amongst four acres of beautiful grounds in Borrowdale.
La Tour de Cause. A splendid old stone manor house B&B in the Perigord Noir part of the Dordogne.
Sandalia Boutique Hotel. Designer luxury centred around a terrace and infinity pool, with views of the Costa Smeralda.
Maranatha Country House. An exuberantly decorated Victorian country house B&B set in mature gardens near Blarney.
The Town House at Brecon. A luxury boutique B&B in a Grade II listed Georgian house,handy for the Brecon Beacons.