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Sopwell House gets a makeover and is looking good

Sopwell House gets a makeover and is looking good

Sopwell House, the enchanting, St Albans, country retreat has been given a slick facelift, taking it from understated chic to the next level of contemporary, country house glamour. To date an investment in excess of £2.5 million has been made, with a further £1.5 million planned for 2014.

Explore the great outdoors in the heart of Cheshire

Explore the great outdoors in the heart of Cheshire

Explore the Great British Countryside at its best this autumn with a trip to The Lymm Hotel, part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, and get a taste of true village life.

Play host and be Lord & Lady Crawley at Cannizaro House

Play host and be Lord & Lady Crawley at Cannizaro House

The upcoming series of Downton Abbey promises to be rather an exciting one.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Gleneagles

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Gleneagles

This Christmas, treat yourself to a magical break at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.From 24 – 26 December, book a special three night break, and receive a complimentary night on a bed and breakfast basis (23 or 27 December) to extend your stay.

Lake District Hotel to gift kids signed 'Befana Drama' book this half-term

Children staying at the four star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel over the October half-term holidays (October 25 to November 3) will receive a very special treat exclusive to this Bowness-based hotel in the Lake District.

Pride of Britain Hotels welcomes new member, Hambleton Hall

Pride of Britain Hotels, the consortium of 47 privately-owned independent British hotels and spas, is delighted to announce a new member: Hambleton Hall, a smart country house hotel in Rutland.

Bespoke Hotels on the green

Bespoke Hotels on the green

Whether you’re a sprightly young twenty-something surrounded by friends on a chaps’ weekend, or a more measured quinquagenarian enjoying a corporate day out, pristine greens and well-tended fairways are a must for a successful day’s golf.

Christmas hotel breaks in three of the most beautiful corners of Britain

Christmas hotel breaks in three of the most beautiful corners of Britain

There are still plenty of “rooms at the inn” for a hotel break over Christmas for couples or families in three of the finest quality independently-owned hotels in England.

Cottage Lodge: ‘Designer Chic’ in the New Forest this Autumn

Cottage Lodge: ‘Designer Chic’ in the New Forest this Autumn

Cottage Lodge, a five-star rated ‘designer’ B&B in Brockenhurst, New Forest, is fast gaining a strong reputation for its beautiful, modern, hand-made furniture – much of it carved from ‘fallen’ New Forest trees, one of which is over 200 years old.

Hogmanay and haggis hunting at Stonefield Castle

Hogmanay and haggis hunting at Stonefield Castle

Overlooking the picturesque waters of Loch Fyne, Stonefield Castle is the epitome of Scottish elegance.

AA Rosette Chef keeps it in the family at Maitlandfield House Hotel

AA Rosette Chef keeps it in the family at Maitlandfield House Hotel

With two AA Rosettes under his belt, Mark de Freitas is keeping it in the family after moving to the Maitlandfield House Hotel in Haddington to take up the role of Head Chef.

Ballycastle’s Marine Hotel reborn after three year closure

Ballycastle’s Marine Hotel reborn after three year closure

The Marine Hotel in the pretty seaside resort of Ballycastle - perched on the north-eastern most point of Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland - opened its door for business again on 14 June having stood empty for three years.

Cool off in some of the UK's finest outdoor pools

With the heat wave looking set to continue, why not take a dip in one of these stylish Pride of Britain Hotels outdoor pools at various locations dotted around the country.

Visit the Bury St. Edmunds Food and Drink Festival

Bury St. Edmunds will host a Food and Drink Festival this August Bank Holiday, and the Angel Hotel is offering visitors a holiday package which includes accommodation on a B&B basis and a three-course dinner from £159per room, per night – saving 30%.

Cut price summer activity break to the French Pyrenees

Cut price summer activity break to the French Pyrenees

L’Ancienne Poste, a luxury mountain lodge in the village of Avajan in the French Pyrenees, has cut €200 per person off the price of its activity week holidays for the months of June, July and August – including the dates that stage 9 of the Tour De France practically passes the front door on Sunday 7 July.