Put a spring in your step…

We’re heading to Wales… Tre-Ysgawen Hall in North Wales and it seems only right with the arrival of March, St David’s Day; the daffodils are on their way up and out of the wintery ground and Spring is most definitely in the air. Set in eleven acres of beautiful grounds and gardens with views of…

Grandeur on the sea

The Grand Brighton, sitting proudly along one of the UK’s most iconic seafronts.

I (poodle) do!

Treats and retreats… Gift ideas for dog lovers. So we are a nation of pet lovers and now new research from PetsPyjamas reveals that 60% of dog owners would take their pet on honeymoon, if they could… and a waggingly-staggering 90% admit to buying their furry chum a birthday or Christmas gift. Gracia Amico, CEO of PetsPyjamas, said:…

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…

The sweet taste of the vineyard…

If you think this hotel’s name is nothing more than a quirky link to a hint of some vague association to wines, then think again. Whilst the vines may not be visible on site here, The Vineyard’s extensive cellar holds over 30,000 bottles, a fair few of which are Californian award winners, including a unique…

Vroom with a view…

Introducing a Surrey gem that will leave you in a spin! The unique, design-led Brooklands Hotel first opened its doors in 2010 on the site of the iconic Brooklands race track and offers the ultimate combination of contemporary design with a vibrant history. The racing heritage can be seen throughout the hotel’s artwork and more…

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…

Two for One in the Lakes

Introducing the beautiful Langdale Estate. A delightful 35-acre estate set in the heart of the secluded Langdale Valley beneath the imposing skyline of the famous Langdale Pikes in the heart of the Lake District. Today’s visitors to the Langdale Estate are a little different to those who would have visited the original 17th Century woollen mill…

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…

Absolutely Fonabulous!

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa (also known as Port-na-Craig House) is a truly special, luxury five-star Scottish experience. Located on the wooded banks of Loch Faskally, Perthshire and just a short walk from the heart of the historic town of Pitlochry. This four-storey mansion was originally built in 1892 in the Scots Baronial style for…