Tag Archives: Unusual Places to Stay

Explore the Surrey Hills AONB

The Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been described as one of England’s finest landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and wooded valleys.  It is also rich in heritage, and offers some unexpected surprises for anyone who explores a little deeper. I decided to find out what the area has to offer…

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Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

River Cottage has given millions of TV viewers a taste for good food since 1998, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall first brought his food ethos to Channel 4 with a particular focus on food-integrity, sustainability and the consumption of local and seasonal produce. I went along to the River Cottage Spring Food Fair to see if this ethos continues to be at the heart of what they do…. Continue reading Sample River Cottage Spring Food Fair

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Forest Holidays: A Woodland Hideaway

A visit to Forest Holidays is all about finding a little sanctuary deep in the forest. A place to relax and recharge your batteries, but also to reconnect with nature and rediscover your place in the natural world.  So for the next stop in my tour of the best of South West of England sustainable tourism, I headed to the most northerly county in the region for a forest holiday in the Forest of Dean…

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Guilt-free Luxury at Merlin Farm

All too often, people think that going green is associated with denying yourself extra comfort; going back to basics, austere and simple. This is a hard sell if you’re in the holiday industry! So I was excited to visit Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages in Cornwall,  where they are challenging this assumption and ensuring sustainability is all about offering guests a little luxury that doesn’t cost the earth…

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Insider’s Guide to the Jurassic Coast

All too often we overlook the amazing destinations close to our homes, as we search out the distant and the exotic. But when the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is right on your doorstep, it’s got to be something to shout about. So that’s why I’ve pulled together my Insider’s Guide to the Jurassic Coast…

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