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Top 10 hotels to book for Easter

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Sorted out your Easter weekend plans? No? Tsk tsk. We’ve done the hard work for all you time-short, plan-lacking escape-seekers by rounding up short-break destinations for the fast approaching long weekend. We’ve still got plenty of romantic hotels with Easter availability (but probably not for long): below are 10 of our favourites. Be it country comforts, […]

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Roaring fires, mood-lit showers, outdoor hot tubs and beds large enough to lose yourself in… Set in the pretty rural setting of Chipping Campden, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa is the boutique hotel equivalent of a cashmere-wrapped hot water bottle and a (very stylish) fleecy onesie. You’ll have to try very, very hard indeed to […]

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You already know that Smith hotels and romantic weekends go together like moonlight and music: but what are the other ingredients of a super-stylish mini-break? We’ve rounded up this season’s perfect weekend-away travel companions – from the products that will make eyes sparkle on the Amalfi Coast to the best bedrooms to book in Barcelona… […]

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After several days spent juggling turkeys, presents and bottles of whisky (for Santa, natch) while entertaining the family, you’re probably in need of some downtime. Why not give yourself a pat on the back and retreat to a fabulous 15th-century boutique hotel in the Cotswolds? Style Fifteenth-century thoroughbred Setting Racy Prestbury Why this week? If frantic last-minute Christmas shopping has […]

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Looking for a room at the inn? We all know this is a crazy time of year, but The Wheatsheaf Inn has gone totally crackers, with an amazing ‘Golden Ticket’ Christmas offer – this chic Cotswolds coaching house turned gastrohub (and Bloody Mary competition host) has just a few rooms left for December 2012, and has […]

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StyleNest founder Hannah Rouch Q&A

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Since we’re in the family way (or will be very soon: look out for smithandfamily.co.uk on an internet near you), we spend a lot of time scouting around for anything that makes parenting that little bit easier, or reminds you that, even though you’ve had kids, you’re still a human, with your own interests, passions […]

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Spring’s a superb time to head for the hills. The changeable British weather won’t be a problem at Cowley Manor hotel in the Cotswolds: if the sun shines, there are acres of undulating English countryside in which to frolic… and if it rains, this boutique bolthole’s billiard room is the perfect place to hide out. […]

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The Wheatsheaf Inn: hotel of the week

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Banish the January blues by canoodling in the country: The Wheatsheaf Inn will do nicely. This historic Cotswolds coaching inn seems to have it all: stylish rooms, a parade of strokeable livestock for children, and a restaurant that capitalises on its rural bounty. There’s also that title-snatching cocktail from the recent Cotswolds Bloody Mary Competition… Style […]

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The Bloody Mary: probably the best hangover cure known to man. Fact. Also, probably the single best drink you can craft from in-flight trolley ingredients (or, if you’re totally lazy, from Belvedere’s pre-macerated Bloody Mary vodka, right). Fact 2.0. Also, in the wrong hands, potentially the most repulsive, godawful hash of a cocktail on God’s […]

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The Montpellier Chapter: hotel of the week

Friday, October 28th, 2011

It may only be October and there’s all the fun and festivity of Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night to get through first, but wise birds are getting organised early for Christmas. Join them by booking in at this week’s hottest hotel, The Montpellier Chapter in the Cotswolds, for a December trip to buy gorgeous gifts at […]

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