Tag Archives: British Countryside

March 07

ESCAPE LONDON – The Hogs Head Inn, Class, Comfort and Hearty Fare, in the Heart of Northumberland

Situated in the heart of Northumberland, amongst picturesque scenery and rolling hills lies the historic, Norman town of Alnwick and the Hog’s Head Inn. Both places are famous for one thing – the film, Harry Potter. Alnwick castle starred as “Hogwarts” in the first two Harry Potter films, and the Hog’s Head Inn is named […]

December 03

ESCAPE LONDON – Stunning setting at luxurious Lainston House Hotel, Winchester

This stunning, 17th Century hotel is ‘luxury country getaway’ at its best. The sprawling lawns leading up to the picture perfect building, which is so elegantly framed by a valet circle and gates, will surely impress upon arrival and the grandeur of the grounds and impressive suites will continue to please throughout your stay.

October 26

Middle Piccadilly – a no frills rustic retreat in the heart of Dorset

The Middle Piccadilly was a little hard to find, but that was partly because it was pitch black when we arrived, also because it is set deep in Dorset’s pretty countryside and the GPS does not seem to know exactly where to take you.  As we arrived we were greeted by the sweet coos of owls […]

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 […]