Category Archives: Country Breaks

October 22

ESCAPE LONDON – The West Park Hotel – Elegance, Luxury and First Class Service in the heart of Yorkshire

Situated close to the Yorkshire Moors and the Historic Roman town of York lies the historic spa town of Harrogate and the West Park Hotel. Since I have never been to Harrogate or the Yorkshire Moors, and the last time I visited York I was 8 years old, I jumped at the chance of a […]

October 05

ESCAPE LONDON – Lyzzick Hall – Luxury, class and big, big dining in the heart of the Lake District

Being a seasoned visitor to the Lake District, and having enjoyed all it has to offer from an early age, so I was excited to visit Lyzzick Hall. I was even more delighted to learn it was situated in one of the most picturesque parts of the Lakes near Keswick, at the bottom of the […]

September 16

ESCAPE LONDON – Beautiful countryside, a friendly welcome and special touches at La Fosse in Cranbourne, Dorset

The drive to Cranbourne from London is about 2 hours, half of which is through pretty country lanes, sadly by the time I left it was dark so I did not get to see them.  Driving through the winding country lanes at night made me realise what a city girl I am, as it took me […]

September 07

ESCAPE LONDON – Simply the best,The Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa

The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Suffolk is about a 90 minute drive from London, the perfect distance to escape London for the weekend.  The building is set in pretty grounds between luscious trees, flowers in bloom and a lovely lawn which was perfectly mowed in stripes.  As you drive onto the stone driveway, you are […]