Accommodation

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant

Stunning, four-star Langley Castle Hotel and Restaurant, in Langley-on-Tyne, strives to excel at everything it does within its seven-foot thick, 14th century walls, whilst focused on pride, passion and a penchant for doing things in Northumberland’s own inimitable way.

 

The castle, built in 1350, oozes sense of place no matter which century you wish to focus upon, being far more than just a façade and having the true depth and identity that emanates from authenticity, rather than fake features and an unconvincing historic veneer. 

 

Spring wildflower treats with James’ Places

Bluebells

Hospitality group James’ Places is laying claim to some of the greatest wildflower treats of the year within easy reach of its hotels.

According to the group’s marketing manager, Heidi Kettle, some of the North West’s best bluebell displays can be found near Falcon Manor at Settle, The Royal Hotel at Kirkby Lonsdale and the Shireburn Arms in Hurst Green, near Clitheroe.

Said Heidi: “We are blessed with beautiful bluebells and spring flowers on the doorsteps of our hotels.”

Carole Melling, general manager of Falcon Manor, suggested a visit to Oxenber Wood, near Austwick and Cleatop Wood, which offers a circular walk of around four miles from the door of Falcon Manor. 

Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

Retreat west and discover the spirit of Ardnamurchan

A remote peninsula of wild and unforgettable beauty, jutting out of the west highlands into the ocean, the British mainland's most westerly point.

 

Whether you're looking for a romantic break, a family holiday, or an unforgettable adventure, we have the ideal spot for you. Stay in a beautiful country home, a cosy hillside cabin, a remote bothy on the shore, or even the original lighthouse keeper's cottage, nestled below the mighty Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. All our cottages enjoy spectacular sea views and are set to the majestic backdrop of western Ardnamurchan, where we started our family-run business, Steading Holidays, over forty years ago.

Rockliffe Hall is named Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year 2017

Rockliffe Hall

Pride of Britain Hotels is proud to announce that Rockliffe Hall, in County Durham, has been named Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year 2017 for delivering exceptional hospitality at every level.

Five-star Rockliffe Hall opened in 2009 and Chief Executive Eamonn Elliott has been at the helm since 2015.

Set within 375 acres on the banks of the River Tees, near the village of Hurworth, 18th-century red-brick mansion Rockliffe Hall has 61 elegant guest bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and an award-winning spa.

Price hikes during school holidays? Not with QHotels!

It’s always good plan ahead when it comes to school holidays. Thanks to QHotels, you now have something else to add to the list of possibilities.

The hotel chain has announced its new package of fun family friendly offerings, including a FREE stay for children under 16 years sharing a bedroom with adults, FREE meals for those aged four years and under and, if parents prefer to book a separate room for the kids, 50% off the second room booked. What’s more, families won’t be charged a premium for travelling in peak holiday times, instead, they will be offered rates of 40% off if they book by 28th February on two night breaks until 30th April 2017.

Eco-Friendly Luxury in the Lake District

Oak Tree Studio - Eco Friendly Luxury in the Lake District

Close your eyes and imagine a romantic break for two surrounded by green fields, towering fells, and glittering lakes.

Oak Tree Studio is a beautifully modern, self-catering cottage set in the beautiful Eden Valley, just outside of the Lake District. This charming cottage has eco friendly features, including underfloor heating provided by a biomass boiler.

The lounge of the property is a bright and airy space, surrounded as it is by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, offering lovely views over the countryside and towards the fells of the Lake District. In warmer weather, step outside onto the patio and enjoy a bottle of champagne in the pretty garden.

Accessibility accolade for Moors Valley Country Park in Tourism Awards

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood, has been officially recognised for the excellence of its efforts to break down barriers to inclusion by being awarded Gold in the Access and Inclusivity category of the 2016 Dorset Tourism Awards.

The award recognises a business that can demonstrate exceptional customer service to all, particularly those with impairments and other access needs, including mobility, auditory, sensory or dietary.


Green Glamping - a sustainable and fun holiday option

The Secret Yurts

Glamping is a truly sustainable experience - the carbon footprint is minimal and getting back to nature makes for a memorable experience.

The UK has a number of high quality destinations in beautiful locations and this guide from Green Tourism - the go-to standard in sustainability working with tourist destinations across the UK - gives you top tips on choosing a truly green glamping site.

 

SHIREBURN ARMS SHOWCASES NATURE AT ITS BEST

Shireburn Garden View

May and June are among the best months to get out there and see nature at its most delightful in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

And the number of springtime and early summer guests at the Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green's characterful 17th century coaching inn is proof of that.

Said Heidi Kettle, marketing manager for the Shireburn Arms: "We see a lot of guests coming to the Shireburn at this time of year to make the most of what's going on in the natural world."


The perfect English countryside retreat – La Fosse at Cranborne

La Fosse at Cranborne

La Fosse at Cranborne is an award-winning restaurant and boutique B&B situated in the heart of the countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire border in the UK.  With this beautiful location La Fosse attracts avid walkers and cyclists from all over the UK, Europe and further afield, visiting for short breaks or longer holidays.  Guests are charmed by the history of the small Cranborne village and the Cranborne Manor Estate to which it once belonged.    

Guests can enjoy a range of well-appointed rooms and suites as well as sitting rooms, an English country Garden, outside dining area and barbeque hut.  With a selection of onsite bikes and walking guides, the team are always on hand to help guests explore the Dorset countryside.   

The Headland Hotel

Dog and Hotel reflection in the sea

The dog friendly Headland Hotel, in Newquay, Cornwall, is in the prime location for family holidays. For those with teenage adrenaline junkies, The Headland’s own surfing club, The Surf Sanctuary, offers coaching for activities such as Coasteering (ages 12+) and Kite Surfing (ages 15+). And, located just a stone’s throw away from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach, you certainly won’t hear any calls of “I’m bored” from the kids. There are also paddle boarding and surfing activities suitable for younger guests.

Tregenna Castle Resort

Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall

Tregenna Castle Resort is set in 72 beautiful acres of land, is full of activities for all ages, and even better, it’s just a ten-minute walk from the stunning beaches of St Ives. From an outdoor play area and family movie nights to the hotel’s own dedicated creche ‘Castle Kids’, this resort is the ultimate destination for family holidays near the coast. 

Heart of the Lakes celebrate Potter’s birthday with ‘Yew Tree Farm’ giveaway

Yew Tree Farm Self Catering Cottage Accommodation, Lake District

 

The Lake District’s most successful self-catering cottage company, Heart of the Lakes, is honouring one of the region’s greatest literary figures by giving away a holiday in the 17th century farmhouse she once owned.  Beatrix Potter, who would have turned 150 years old on 28th June this year, bequeathed the property, Yew Tree Farm, to the National Trust.  It famously featured in the 2006 film, ‘Miss Potter’, starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.