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  • Feeling festive… with a trip to a Christmas Market

    Feeling festive… with a trip to a Christmas Market

    As the countdown to the festive season approaches, wrap up warm and experience the magical atmosphere, mouth-watering aromas and inspired gift ideas with a visit to one of the UK’s enchanting Christmas markets. There are …

  • Autumn Glory …!

    Autumn Glory …!

      Every season has its own unique beauty, but for me autumn outshines the rest! Even the greyest day struggles to dampen spirits, when set against a vibrant display of autumnal colour! An ideal time …

  • An autumn colour tonic…just what the doctor ordered

    An autumn colour tonic…just what the doctor ordered

                               Autumn. What a fantastic time of the year. The still warm sun burns away the morning mist lurking in valleys and meadows to set off the colours of the moor, mountain and countryside. That …

  • Take a break… in Shropshire

    Take a break… in Shropshire

    Thinking of a short break away? It’s fair to say that for most of us Shropshire isn’t the first destination that springs to mind, but it’s not been called one of England’s ‘best kept secrets’ …

  • Sussex – Wedding and a new Dukedom

    Sussex – Wedding and a new Dukedom

    A royal wedding, a Dukedom and the county of Sussex! 19 May 2018 will be a date to remember as many watched the much anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The Queen had …

  • Our latest B&Bs

    Our latest B&Bs

    Here’s some of the latest B&Bs to join B&B Nationwide: WEST: Mount Pleasant Farm, SOMERSET Somerset longhouse, parts of which date back to the 16th century, set in an acre of semi-wild garden.     …

  • East Devon and the Jurassic Coast

    East Devon and the Jurassic Coast

    East Devon and the Jurassic Coast is the perfect location for holidays all year round, from the summer months walking the World Heritage coastline, or lazing on the beautiful beaches, to winter breaks in the …

  • Why we should visit Salisbury

    Why we should visit Salisbury

    With recent media coverage, it’s unlikely that Salisbury is featuring highly or even at all as a place we’d like to visit, so we thought it would be good to remind ourselves why Salisbury was …

  • Weddings, castles and so much more!

    Weddings, castles and so much more!

    On 19 May 2018, people were captivated around the world by the beautiful and moving marriage ceremony of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at St Georges Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the oldest …

  • Here comes the sun ….

    Here comes the sun ….

    Here comes the sun… That great writer, Henry James, said he thought the two most beautiful words in the English language were ‘summer afternoon’. We’ll most certainly go along with that. They evoke so much. …

  • A Day at the Races

    A Day at the Races

    With its origins tracing as far back as the 12th Century when the English Knights returned from the Crusades with fine Arab horses,‘The Sport of Kings’, as it is known, is hugely popular today. In …

  • Here comes the sun ..

    Here comes the sun ..

    After the Emma and the Beast Horror Show, Mother Nature taps her baton and leads her Spring Fantasia. Trees stretch and yawn. Snowdrops vie with the morning frosts. Birds house hunt. Hedgerows rub the sleep …

  • Let’s Spring into step…!

    Let’s Spring into step…!

    The days are getting longer and there are signs of new life in abundance in the great outdoors, from delicate snowdrops then vibrant bluebells to the sweet sound of birdsong, spring is beckoning, heralding a …

  • Check out our latest B&Bs for 2018

    Check out our latest B&Bs for 2018

    Here’s some of the latest B&Bs to join B&B Nationwide (ordered by area): Pennant Farmhouse, Lostwithiel  CORNWALL Luxurious comfort on a small, secluded farm with rare breed pigs and sheep. In an Area of Outstanding …

  • Cornwall in springtime

    Cornwall in springtime

    As we tentatively bid farewell to the dark winter months, have you heard that spring arrives in Cornwall earlier than the rest of the country? Indeed it is said that the moment Cornish Magnolias flower, …

  • Spring will soon be here, and so is the lambing season…truly special!

    Spring will soon be here, and so is the lambing season…truly special!

    As the days start to get longer with the promise of warmer days to come, the 20th March heralds the Spring Equinox, officially marking the first day of spring. It is already a great time to indulge …

  • WELCOME TO OUR WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017/18

    WELCOME TO OUR WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017/18

      Now is the winter of our contentment Our islands are truly a winter wonderland. Lands of fabulous, frosty days kindlingvistas of stag-headed forests, gale-lashed beaches, cold-hearted mountains and weather-whipped moors, suddenly reborn by that …

  • Great walks this Autumn

    Great walks this Autumn

    Whilst winter might be fast approaching, it’s all the more reason to put on your walking boots and enjoy the spectacular countryside in its autumn glory. It’s a great time for bird-watching too as millions …

  • British National Parks in the Autumn spendour

    British National Parks in the Autumn spendour

      As nature puts on an autumnal display alive with colour, there’s no better time to explore the breathtaking landscapes of our stunning National Parks. Here in the UK we have no less than 15 …

  • Our latest B&Bs

    Our latest B&Bs

        THE OLD RECTORY Pwllhelli   WALES        The Old Rectory, a beautiful Georgian family home set within 3 acres of grounds, is located on the stunning Llyn Peninsula near Pwllheli. An ideal base to …

  • Great British Mazes

    Great British Mazes

    Following our recent Blog on Fountains, it sparked our own Sue Opperman to reminisce about the fun she had, which also involved introducing some of our grand country houses with her own children growing up, …

  • What’s happening in Somerset this summer ……

    What’s happening in Somerset this summer ……

    Somerset, in the South West of England, is a special county of beauty and contrasting landscapes, steeped in history and legend, just waiting to be explored…From the stunning scenery of Exmoor National Park, the unique …

  • Congratulations, what an accolade… the Lake District National Park becomes a World Heritage Site!

    Congratulations, what an accolade… the Lake District National Park becomes a World Heritage Site!

    Following a bid submitted last year by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Lake District National Park has been awarded the prestigious status of becoming a World Heritage Site, joining an elite …

  • Great British Fountains!

    Great British Fountains!

    Dating back as early as the end of the 17th Century, fountains started out almost as a decorative ‘status symbol’ of the English Country House, and then with the development of the steam engine in …

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