• Qatar Airways: LHR to DOH

    Director reviews Qatar Airways all-business class flight QR016 from Heathrow to Doha

  • Fascinating Fez

    The bustling souks of the ancient Moroccan city guard a hidden treasure in the form of luxury riad Palais Amani – an oasis of tranquillity amid the magic and mayhem of the medina
    When the driver announced that we had reached our destination, we were convinced it was a mistake. The taxi was idling in the […]

  • Land Rover and Abercrombie & Kent safaris

    Two of Britain’s most iconic brands, Land Rover and Abercrombie & Kent, team up to offer a range of scintillating safaris that put you in the driver’s seat
    If there’s a problem with luxury travel, it’s that sometimes you can feel too cossetted. Viewing dangerous terrain and wildlife from the cocoon-like comfort of the tour bus […]

  • Huntsham Court, Exmoor National Park

    A Victorian Gothic mansion on the edge of Exmoor National Park proved a home away from home for our reviewer and his family
    Many of us dream of running a guesthouse but few take the leap. Not so Chris Badham and Damian Llambias, who took on a 31-bedroom mansion when they bought the 145-year-old Huntsham Court […]

  • Wine bolthole: The Vineyard

    In rural Berkshire, there’s a little corner of California where you can enjoy fine wines from one of Britain’s most celebrated cellars. Food, wine and art blend beautifully at The Vineyard, a five-star hotel in Stockcross, near Newbury. Often described as a temple to Californian wine, the hotel is owned by Sir Peter Michael, who was […]

  • Weston Park, Staffordshire

    Fine art, equally fine dining and rustic cosiness are in abundance at this Staffordshire retreat. But it’s the impeccably kept grounds that make it a perfect head-clearing location for a corporate event
    Weston Park was gifted to the nation in 1986 by the seventh Earl of Bradford, and is now owned by independent charitable trust, the […]

  • British Airways: LCY to JFK

    Review of BA001 from London City to JFK

  • Hellenic Healthy Holidays, Greece

    For a luxurious break that won’t punish your waistline, this boot camp retreat in beautiful Kefalonia could be the perfect escape
    Taking a break is good for the soul, but the drop in activity, coupled with gastronomic treats, can take its toll on your physique. Looking to get away and get trim, I discovered Hellenic Healthy […]

  • Golf at Rudding Park, Yorkshire

    If your lack of golfing ability leaves you excluded from networking opportunities and team outings, a relaxing break at Rudding Park could be just the answer. 
    Placing my tee into the soft turf, I look out on one of the most daunting holes in golf – the 17th of the TPC at Sawgrass, known as the […]

  • Laura Ashley The Manor, Elstree

    The famous textiles and interiors brand has opened a Home Counties bolthole, giving guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in quintessentially English style
    When Merthyr Tydfil-born fashion designer Laura Ashley bestowed her name upon the textile company she founded with husband Bernard in 1953 she graced fabric lovers across the world with a sense of romantic […]

  • The Old Swan & Minster Mill

    Romantics, pastoral aesthetes, foodies and historians will all find a lot to love in this Cotswolds bolthole. But anglers are the most likely to fall for it hook, line and sinker. With its ivy-laced stone walls, mossy roof, low ceilings, twisty staircases and irregular shaped beams, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is the Cotswolds at […]

  • Alpine adventure

    The fast and furious thrills of the Alps are not just for skiers, as a summer break at this luxury mountain chalet will prove. Snuggled away in the beautiful Alpine village of Montriond, La Ferme du Lac Vert is a luxurious chalet popular with skiers seeking to enjoy the slopes of nearby Morzine. But, whisper it […]