Our best dog-friendly beach breaks
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Our best dog-friendly beach breaks

By Ella Perryman

There really is nothing like a weekend by the sea, breathing in the fresh salty air and escaping the daily grind. It’s even better when you’ve got your four-legged-friend right by your side – after all the beach is their… Continue reading >

Four brilliant British staycations
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Four brilliant British staycations

By Claire Maguire

Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a bustling city break, barefoot strolling on sandy beaches or bracing hikes through rugged mountains, you needn’t look much further than your own doorstep. The UK is home to a dizzying variety… Continue reading >

An eco-friendly guide to North Yorkshire
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An eco-friendly guide to North Yorkshire

By Siobhan Lawless

North Yorkshire is famed for its carving dales, heather-dotted moors and winding rivers cascading into deep pools. It’s a landscape deeply loved and passionately protected in many ways, from green-powered country houses to a new wave of craft distilleries producing… Continue reading >

Best UK hikes for celebrating spring
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Best UK hikes for celebrating spring

By Ella Perryman

Spring is a time to come out of that post-Christmas hibernation and get back out into nature. Flowers begin popping up again, animals start to re-emerge from their slumber and you may even get the odd t-shirt day too. We… Continue reading >

Four sustainable holidays for 2020
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Four sustainable holidays for 2020

By Claire Maguire

The chilly weather and general post-Christmas lull has many of us dreaming about booking our next trip, but the current climate crisis means it’s more important than ever to be mindful of our travel footprint. We’ve rounded up four flight-free… Continue reading >

A love letter to Europe
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A love letter to Europe

By Alastair sawday

In celebration of all things European, we asked Sawday’s founder Alastair to write a love letter to his favourite continent. Here he discusses the magic that drew him into France’s hidden villages, Italy’s hilltop farmhouses, the Mediterranean coastline and Ireland’s… Continue reading >

Our top European villas for summer
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Our top European villas for summer

By Ella Perryman

Villas come in all shapes and sizes. There are the classic terracotta bungalows, quaint white-washed trulli, grand farmhouses and modern beach shacks with lots of glass. Whatever they look like, there are two things that give them that villa essence:… Continue reading >

Four reasons to visit Umbria, Italy
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Four reasons to visit Umbria, Italy

By Chris Elmes

Umbria is Italy’s green heart – neat rows of olive trees thrive under deep blue skies and prized truffles hide under its rich black soil. Our in-country manager and inspection team love the region for its dramatic landscapes, the history… Continue reading >

12 reasons we love Europe
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12 reasons we love Europe

By Chris Elmes

We’ve been in love with Europe ever since our founder Alastair turned the battered notes from his French walking tours into our first book. While the political approach to the continent is changing, our passion for it never will. We… Continue reading >

Our top six beach houses
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Our top six beach houses

By Ella Perryman

What could be better than finding your own bolthole with an inspiring seascape? Curl up and watch the weather roll in, stroll straight down onto the beach after lunch and fall asleep with the surf echoing round your room. We… Continue reading >