A love letter to Europe
Inspiration - 5 min read

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
Inspiration - 5 min read

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
Inspiration - 8 min read

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
Inspiration - 5 min read

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
Inspiration - 5 min read

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 >

Five of our favourite cosy winter boltholes
Inspiration - 5 min read

Five of our favourite cosy winter boltholes

By Ella Perryman

We’ve chosen five of our favourite places from our cosy boltholes collection – those perfect for wrapping up on the sofa, getting the fire going and having a pie bubbling away in the oven. If you do want to venture… Continue reading >

The perfect places to stay for solo travellers
Inspiration - 5 min read

The perfect places to stay for solo travellers

By Ella Perryman

Our Solo Travel Collection has over 75 places that provide either the space to be by yourself or the chance to mix and mingle with friendly owners and like-minded travellers. Some also offer favourable room rates for single guests. Here… Continue reading >

A local’s guide to East Sussex
Inspiration - 5 min read

A local’s guide to East Sussex

By Julia Smith

Photographer Julia Smith from Humphrey & Grace was born and raised in Sussex. She used a recent visit home to reconnect with her favourite spots in Rye and the surrounding area. These are some of her top tips. Julia was… Continue reading >

25 years of travel language
Inspiration - 5 min read

25 years of travel language

By Chris Elmes

Since we were founded in 1994, the way the world talks about travel has changed dramatically. Modes of transport, glowing devices and challenging concepts have fostered more new words than Milton and more strange ones than Joyce. It’s been fascinating,… Continue reading >

Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip
Inspiration - 8 min read

Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip

By Chris Elmes

Scotland’s wilder areas reward the patient traveller, making them perfect road trip material. This is the rough route that one of our team took on an 8-night journey from Bristol to Scotland’s west coast. It was a week of spectacular… Continue reading >

Follow us on Instagram

Instagram did not return a 200.