Top 5 Spring Gift Ideas

Spring is here – we can see it and, after a long Winter, we can feel it too! Now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. With that in mind, we have a wonderful selection of gift experiences from venues located in the country that would make lovely gifts, to…

The Belfry… so much more than golf!

For many, the name ‘The Belfry’ is synonymous with golf. True, The Belfry offers an array of golf courses to match anyone’s game, but nestled in over 500 acres of countryside there is more to this place than just fairways and birdies. From dining room to treatment table, spacious accommodation and acres to explore, discover luxury in…

Cool Summer Gift Ideas

Ahhh…Summer! Any of the lovely hotels on What I Really Wanted would make a great retreat for either a stay-cation, a day trip or even an afternoon or evening time out during the Summer. What is especially fitting for this time of year is the selection that have access to the great outdoors, outdoor pools, golf courses, tennis…

One for the Dads…

As a relatively new Dad, Father’s Day now takes on new meaning. In previous years, I’d be scratching my head thinking what could I possibly get for my Dad. The man who, for all intents and purposes, had everything he wanted… I know he did, because I would normally be asking for it or to…

A slice of luxury living…

Discover Luton Hoo, a stunningly beautiful historic hotel, golf and spa nestled in over 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens and parkland on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border. A slice of luxury living in the countryside. Luton Hoo offers its guests the epitome of high class accommodation mixed with outstanding leisure facilities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Accommodation takes the form…

One small step from the city…

Set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside and only 18 miles from central London, this former home of the Earls of Clarendon is now a luxury hotel with 215 bedrooms and suites, a championship golf course (home to the 2016 British Masters), an award-winning spa, three restaurants, as well providing a stunning backdrop for weddings and…

Between a Rock and a Spa place…

You’ll quickly discover why Rockliffe Hall has been named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Ultimate British Hotels and in the Top 25 Top UK’s Luxury Hotel, Travellers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. As the only hotel in the North East to hold 5 AA red stars (the highest possible accolade) as well as three AA Rosettes for The Orangery, a…

Family Fun!

It is UNICEF’s International Day of Families on 15 May 2016 and with another half-term looming on the horizon, this got us thinking about a few of our favourite family bolt-holes and ideas for things to do with the little ones… 1. Master the game of golf at The Grove Host venue of the 2016 British Masters (and we’re…

Celebrating a decade at the top!

Rudding Park Hotel, Spa and Golf has been voted in the top three “Best UK Hotels” for a tenth year running in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016. Now, the cynics amongst you may take TripAdvisor reviews with a pinch of salt from time to time, however, ten years of consistent performance at the top of the…