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Pigs and ponies in the New Forest

Pigs and ponies in the New Forest

New Hampshire in New England in the north-east of the USA is renowned for its autumn colours but there is somewhere much closer to home and which is equally spectacular at this time of year; the New Forest in Hampshire. It’s Old Hampshire in Old England.

Have a pint on us! Enjoy a Wharfedale Wander at The Devonshire Fell

Have a pint on us! Enjoy a Wharfedale Wander at The Devonshire Fell

The Devonshire Fell in North Yorkshire is inviting guests to 'have a pint on them' with their 'Wharfedale Wander' break this winter from just £60 per person.

Beware the Ghost Dog of Ross-on Wye this Halloween

Beware the Ghost Dog of Ross-on Wye this Halloween

The Pilgrim Country House hotel in the Wye valley in Herefordshire – which commands uninterrupted views over the Wales border towards the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains – is home to a very unusual ghost – that of a dog which can sometimes be heard scampering around the hotel and whimpering softly in the middle of the night.

Pride of Britain Hotels welcomes Gravetye Manor plus other news

Edging ever closer to its limit of 50 hotels, Pride of Britain Hotels, the consortium of (currently) 48 privately-owned independent British hotels and spas, is delighted to announce the election to its membership of Gravetye Manor, recently named AA Hotel of the Year (England).

Stirring up a treat for Christmas at Lakeside Hotel & Spa

Stirring up a treat for Christmas at Lakeside Hotel & Spa

The Lakeside Hotel & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Windermere, is stirring up a fantastic weekend break for visitors to take part in a one off cookery class and learn how to make a traditional Christmas Pudding.

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.