The seasons are a changing… and so have we!

As the clocks have gone back, thoughts inevitably turn to frosty mornings, colder days and longer nights… but… take some time to enjoy the best of now and a glorious, golden Autumn.

I was reminded on a recent weekend visit through Ashridge Estate that the best of the British weather, lies simply in its variety and ever changing nature. Our four seasons really make themselves known. Although it was very mild for the time of year, our path down into the valley at Ashridge was lined on either side by trees of all shapes and sizes displaying an incredible array of reds and golden browns with a lowering mist rolling through.

It makes you think… before we get ahead of ourselves and begin to worry about Christmas, take some time to enjoy the present (no pun intended!) and share experiences which get you outdoors and into the wild. And the best bit, there’s nothing like a bit of fresh air and a stretch of the legs to give you a good excuse for an indulgent hot chocolate or extra pud on your return indoors!

With a range of properties and experiences on offer, has had a little make over too and we have also introduced a new Gift Finder tool, a friendly and easy-to-use tool filled with gift inspiration. So whether you want to head to the Lake District, the Trossachs, Peak District or the South Downs you’ll find an huge number of experiences (or excuses!) to head to these wonderful locations.

And all come with the genuine added-extra of great hospitality so you’ll be sure of a warm welcome and somewhere to rest your head. Enjoy!


What I Really Wanted ( offers a unique range of luxury hotel and resort gift voucher experiences throughout the UK.  With gifts available for every age and budget, experiences include overnight luxury hotel stays, spa days, golf breaks, fine dining experiences, afternoon teas and champagne afternoon teas.




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