The reed-fringed, rock-strewn outdoor pool extends from the indoor one, punctuated by two bright scarlet wood-fired hot tubs perched between boulders overlooking the sea. The excellent restaurant serves lunch and dinner from a short menu of classic British and Italian dishes with a modern twist. Check availability. Rates provided by. Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay, Cornwall Gob-smacking ocean views are the heart and soul of this cool property, perched on the edge of a cliff on rocky Pentire Head.
The coast path is on the doorstep with Fistral Beach, Pentire Head and the white dunes of Crantock sands also close by. This room luxury spa hotel has a magnificent view of Salcombe bay, with its twinkling seas, sandy beaches and pastel cottages. Now a chic retreat the hotel offers a luxury spa, a private cinema, a stylish restaurant, and outdoor terraces with panoramic bay views. It offers a frisson of style for weekend escapers seeking privacy, and a stylish base for exploring local adrenaline and cultural attractions. Staying at this stylish, laid-back waterfront inn in chic St Mawes is guaranteed to make you feel like a very cool model in a World of Interiors shoot.
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Skies and sea often look Mediterranean, and sitting in the bar over a perfectly executed Fizz, it can be hard to believe you are in England. The amazing concierge can advise on beaches, pubs and coastal walks and whether to explore by foot, ferry, RIB or kayak.
Rooms are delightful, with retro red leather bed heads, pretty wardrobes and sticks of rock on snow white pillows. Best of all are six new beach huts for overnight stays: luxurious touches abound, including walk-in showers, non-mist bathroom mirrors, soft carpets, White Company toiletries, a Smeg minibar, coffee-maker and sun loungers on the terrace.
The hotel stands in a stunning position overlooking the sea, with the dramatic chalk stacks of Old Harry Rocks in the foreground and the Isle of Wight in the distance. The beach is a five-minute walk away. All the rooms are delightful, many with interesting original features. Blakeney Hotel Norfolk, England 8 Telegraph expert rating. The grande dame of North Norfolk, the Blakeney has been a hotel since A recent makeover has smartened up public rooms, replacing dark colours with soothing shades of greens, creams and dove greys.
While not cutting edge, the effect of the refurbishment is contemporary and stylish, successfully transforming the interiors without alienating its long-standing clientele. Around a dozen rooms have estuary views, some with small balconies. Dogs welcome. The location is very peaceful. Queen Victoria acquired the handsome white painted house as a hidden retreat. Bedrooms are given the names of famous artists and are loosely themed.
The Garden Suites are fabulous: great bedrooms by any standards with cosy sitting rooms and glamorous bathrooms. The house has an elevated position in the coastal village of Penally, one mile south of Tenby and with easy access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
The 11 bedrooms are lovely and have views over the sea. The food is enjoyable and the menu might include dishes such as steamed clams or seared salmon fillet. Otherwise, you can enjoy Sunday summer barbecues throughout July and August. Sat beyond snaking lanes and tucked between scarped cliffs on the edge of a little-known Dorset village, The Anchor Inn is a boutique hideaway that cocoons guests in the sound of rolling waves.
The highlight of tiny Seatown is the beach, with a steeped ochre shore bordered by green fields. The three rooms — named after Dorset landmarks — are all large, with plush king beds and all have sea views. The medieval core of a fine 16th-century mansion, the tower was built as a lookout for Conwy Castle. The higher you climb, the older its spiralling staircase becomes: Victorian at the bottom, 13th century at the top.
The encircling view is enthralling. As you turn, first Conwy Castle, then Snowdonia, then the sea and Anglesey, then Great Orme, catching the golden light, and lastly Llandudno, with the promise of its marvellous 19th-century promenade, come into view. Floorboards are stripped, walls unevenly undressed of layers of multicoloured paint and plaster, antique chandeliers hang above old radiators painted slate grey, and wildflower posies sit on ornate fireplaces.
Just outside the East Lothian golfing town of Gullane, overlooking the Firth of Forth and as close as you can get to the Muirfield championship course without actually sleeping on the greens. As well special golf packages there are no fewer than 22 courses within 10 miles , there are other distractions: tennis courts and croquet, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and bicycles by arrangement although you might find yourself reluctant to leave the gorgeous garden. Set in square miles of ancient heath and woodland where ponies, donkeys, pigs, cattle and deer still freely roam — the New Forest.
In the sybaritic Herb House Spa — airy, encased in glass and surrounded by greenery, there are private bathrooms with deep copper baths in the changing rooms, sensuous swimming, hydrotherapy and steam pools. A s-style bar serves comforting cocktails and the wine cellar stocks a French dominated list of more than 1, different wines. This imposing Tudor-style house, set in acres of private woodlands, has impeccable culinary credentials, with a two Michelin-starred chef at its helm.
Refined standards continue throughout the hotel, in beautifully decorated bedrooms, attentive service and luxurious touches. An acre Caledonian wonderland of full-on fancy-pants luxury. The hotel is also home to possibly the best spa in Scotland; a sublime haven of sybaritic delights with an added health dimension, offering complementary and alternative therapies. Created by the Soho House group, this is not your standard rural retreat: a boutique hotel meets Canadian wilderness cabin meets American country club. What was once a derelict farm has been transformed with some 40 reclaimed timber cabins flanking four man-made lakes and the original 18th-century farmhouse buildings.
The facilities are without peer — from the Cowshed spa with sauna, hammam, hot tubs and a broad range of treatments, to the luxurious cinema, cookery school, gym and spinning studio, tennis courts, horse riding and indoor and outdoor pools. A lord-of-the-manor building, in a pin-neat estate village, that oozes atmosphere at every stone-flagged turn. A reputation for honest, British cooking, plus its rural location, makes it popular with walkers and foodies as well as the country-sports fraternity.cosvahitur.tk
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There are also free bicycles, OS maps and compasses, wellingtons, walking and cycling routes plus a drying room. The gardens define this country house. Come in spring or summer to see its 7, species of tulips in full, raging bloom. Gravetye Manor itself is an authentic Elizabethan edifice, all mullioned windows and red-brick chimney stacks. The restaurant, overseen by home-grown rising star George Blogg, has a Michelin star, and it is one of the most pleasurable places to dine in the country.
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Forest Side is a glamorous address in the heart of the Lake District that puts food — and foraging — firmly at its centre. Guests are at liberty to wander the gardens, including the walled kitchen garden. These have been specially created and are filled with plants that are perfumed, ornamental or edible, the latter covering a vast and hugely impressive range of wild, exotic and cultivated plants, fruits and vegetables. Cliveden Taplow, Berkshire, England 9 Telegraph expert rating. This has to be one of the loveliest spots for a hotel, overlooking a spectacular 19th-century parterre and surrounded by acres of ancient woodland running down to the Thames.
Yet for all its rural setting, Cliveden is also very accessible, located just outside the Buckinghamshire village of Taplow and less than an hour from London. An Italianate country house with contemporary-cool interior styling, Cowley Manor has dreamy and extensive grounds, chic interiors and a wacky bar. The icing on the cake is the exceptional C-side spa with two swimming pools. It was large and very dark and soft, with an expression of dumb endurance, as if it had often looked on desperate circumstances and never looked on them without resolution. Indeed, he was always hinting at some secret sorrow; and his life, he said, had been one of unusual trouble and anxiety; so the legends of the steerage may have represented at least some shadow of the truth.
Once, and once only, he sang a song at our concerts, standing forth without embarrassment, his great stature somewhat humped, his long arms frequently extended, his Kalmuck head thrown backward. He was struck and charmed by the freedom and sociality of our manners. At home, he said, no one on a journey would speak to him, but those with whom he would not care to speak; thus unconsciously involving himself in the condemnation of his countrymen. We had a father and son who made a pair of Jacks-of-all-trades.
He was 34 by trade a shearer of ship plates; but he could touch the organ, and led two choirs, and played the flute and piccolo in a professional string band. His repertory of songs was, besides, inexhaustible, and ranged impartially from the very best to the very worst within his reach. I have made enough money to be rolling in my carriage.
I think he was justified by his experience. It was a dreary story.
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He would bring home three pounds on Saturday, and on Monday all the clothes would be in pawn. Sick of the useless struggle, he gave up a paying contract, and contented himself with small and ill-paid jobs. The husband found a good situation some distance from home, and, to make a little upon every hand, started the wife in a cook-shop; the children were here and there, busy as mice; savings began to grow together in the bank, and the golden age of hope had returned again to that unhappy family.
But one week my old acquaintance, getting earlier through with his work, came home on the Friday instead of the Saturday, and there was his wife to receive him, reeling drunk. As the children came to their full age they fled the house, and established themselves in other countries; some did well, some not so well; but the father remained at home alone with his drunken wife, all his sound-hearted pluck and varied accomplishments depressed and negatived.
Was she dead now? I could not discover which; but here at least he was, out on the adventure, and still one of the bravest and most youthful men on board. You see no craze about me. This tale of a drunken wife was paralleled on board by another of a drunken father. He was a capable man, with a good chance in life; but he had drunk up two thriving businesses like a bottle of sherry, and involved his sons along with him in ruin.
Now they were on board with us, fleeing his disastrous neighbourhood. I was one day conversing with a kind and happy Scotsman, running to fat and perspiration in the physical, but with a taste for poetry and a genial sense of fun. I had asked him his hopes in emigrating. They were like those of so many others, vague and unfounded: times were bad at home; they were said to have a turn for the better in the States; and a man could get on anywhere, he thought.
He spoke with a simplicity that was touching, looking at me at the same time with something strange and timid in his eye, half-ashamed, half-sorry, like a good child who knows he should be beaten. You would have said he recognised a destiny to which he was born, and accepted the consequences mildly. Like the merchant Abudah, he was at the same time fleeing from his destiny and carrying it along with him, the whole at an expense of six guineas.
As far as I saw, drink, idleness, and incompetency were the three great causes of emigration; and for all of them, and drink first and foremost, this trick of getting transported overseas appears to me the silliest means of cure.