Six of the best places to stay for garden lovers
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Six of the best places to stay for garden lovers

By Ella Perryman

Many of our owners are garden fanatics with excellent green fingers. In our Garden Lovers collection, you’ll find everything from perfectly manicured lawns to wild meadows and orchards, and walled gardens full of colourful flowers and trees. We have chosen… Continue reading >

A guide to the French wine regions
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A guide to the French wine regions

By Ella Perryman

Our wine experts Micaela and Sue at La Grande Maison d’Arthenay, an idyllic wine-grower’s house in the Loire Valley vineyards, specialise in wines and know them like the backs of their hands. They share their guide to France’s lesser-known wine… Continue reading >

Tarte aux figues recipe
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Tarte aux figues recipe

By Ella Perryman

Rachel from Clos Mirabel has spent years perfecting her famous gluten-free pastry. Here she shares her recipe for homemade tarte aux figues, which she likes to make with figs, apples, plums or peaches from her garden. Her top tip is to… Continue reading >

Get inspired by these beautiful French gardens
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Get inspired by these beautiful French gardens

By Ella Perryman

France has some of the most impressive gardens in Europe, and they have long inspired the country’s best artists and writers. As well as the famous spots like Les Jardins de Versailles or Le Jardin de Plantes, there are plenty… Continue reading >

The ultimate cheese pairing guide
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The ultimate cheese pairing guide

By Ella Perryman

Hywel and Melanie Lewis, owners of Manoir de Jouralem, are avid cheese and wine lovers. From their wonderful B&B in the Loire Valley, they enjoy putting together seasonal menus showcasing the best produce the region has to offer. Here, they… Continue reading >

Homemade bread and Camembert recipe
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Homemade bread and Camembert recipe

By Ella Perryman

Bread and cheese are two of the many foods that the French do best. Here, Rebecca from Château de la Ruche shares her favourite baked Camembert recipe, and the head chef at Hôtel Panache shares how to make his homemade… Continue reading >

Alastair Sawday: back to the France I fell in love with
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Alastair Sawday: back to the France I fell in love with

By Alastair Sawday

Back in 1994, Alastair Sawday visited Burgundy in search of Bed & Breakfasts to start his new “Special Places” book. France was Alastair’s first love, and he recently revisited to find out whether the French B&B has come of age.… Continue reading >

Our simple guide to foraging
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Our simple guide to foraging

By Ella Perryman

Foraging for wild food is an activity you can do all over the UK. It encourages you to go out and connect with nature and provides you with some fresh and delicious ingredients too. With our simple guide to foraging,… Continue reading >

How to create the ultimate campout at home
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How to create the ultimate campout at home

By Ella Perryman

There’s nothing like being outside in nature all day; from long, salty days on the beach to evenings under the stars. While we aren’t able to wake up to the sound of the waves or enjoy barbecue dinners on the… Continue reading >

Beer-battered fish and chips recipe
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Beer-battered fish and chips recipe

By Ella Perryman

Nothing says you’re at the seaside like fresh fish and chips, whether it’s from a chippy on the beach or in a local pub. This beer-battered fish and chips recipe will bring a bit of Cornwall into your kitchen and… Continue reading >

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