Villa series: family holidays

The family-holiday conundrum – can't leave kids alone, so the evening agenda follows as thus: dinner at 5.30pm; wine-nursing from 7pm; shrug shoulders; bed by…

Travel gallery: Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk in north-east Tasmania

Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk, Tasmania

Unique in the Smith collection, Bay of Fires Lodge & Walk in north-east Tasmania combines a stay at a boutique eco-retreat with an inspiring two-day guided trek along one of Australia‘s iconic coastlines. Turquoise seas, snow-white beaches and wildlife-filled bush make the Bay of Fires the perfect place to recharge…


1 Day One kicks off in Mt William National Park, with a flat, nine-kilometre coastal trek and jaw-dropping ocean views.

Tasmania: Bay of Fires Walk


In the diary: bonfire bacchanalia

LEWES BONFIRE Date 5 November Place Lewes, East Sussex Style Pyro pandemonium Setting Not-so-sleepy Sussex streets Indulge your pagan and your pyromaniac urges with the…

Pet-friendly hotels

There’s animal magic in the air at Mr & Mrs Smith this week, so prick your ears and wag your tails for our brand new selection of pet-friendly hotels. In the past, we’ve picked out dream wedding venues, family getaways, budget boutiques and safari stays – and now we’ve rounded up 133 luxury retreats, all of whom extend their welcome to guests of the furry, four-legged variety. With these cherry-picked charmers, shriek-inducing cattery bills, guilty feelings and sulking pets will all be things of the past. (Since we know there may be some dissenters – the kind who prefer animals on their plate rather than in their boudoir – here’s a little something for you.)

In this post, we’re focusing on ten of our 35 UK-based pet-pampering pads, in destinations like cream-tea-temptation Devon, surfer-central Cornwall, or trad-seaside Suffolk. In case you needed any more reason to indulge in a romantic getaway, before summer draws to a close, this collection is it…

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