Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry
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Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry

By Ellen Sanders

Despite having a huge range of flavours, sherry is still often dismissed as being no more than the dusty bottle of Bristol Cream that haunts the back of your drinks cupboard. We got in touch with Joanna Mildren, the owner… Continue reading >

Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli
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Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli

By Ellen Sanders

The freshest of ingredients are best when cooked simply. Nicola Contreras from Casa Calita shares her favourite recipe, along with her recommendation of a serving of Fino sherry to go alongside it. Simple and delicious, this dish is perfect for… Continue reading >

Traditional Spanish lemon cake
Inspiration - 5 min read

Traditional Spanish lemon cake

By Ella Perryman

Traditional Spanish lemon cake generally uses olive oil from the land, home-grown almonds and locally sourced yoghurt. Silvia from Hotel Cortijo del Marqués shares her favourite lemon cake recipe; its beautiful citrus flavours will have you dreaming of a sunny… Continue reading >

The pilgrimage of La Peña
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The pilgrimage of La Peña

By Ellen Sanders

Daisy is the daughter of Hermione and Nick, owners of Finca el Moro, in Andalusia. She told us about prepping the horses and the drinks, then setting off into a colourful, musical romería.       Romerías are processions in… Continue reading >

Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring
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Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring

By Ellen Sanders

Arne Maynard from Allt-y-bela is a garden designer who practises what he preaches, and he has relished the recent time spent in the gardens of his Monmouthshire B&B. Here, he shares some of his insights, which we hope will inspire… Continue reading >

Our favourite UK gardens to visit
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Our favourite UK gardens to visit

By Ella Perryman

Here in the UK, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to gardens, and visiting them can be both an idyllic day out and a great way to get inspiration for your own. We have chosen five of our… Continue reading >

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
Inspiration - 5 min read

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 >

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