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Yorebridge House ~ Yorkshire

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A gorgeously styled boutique hotel in Yorkshire, with sizeable rooms, memorable cuisine and an intimate, romantic ambiance.

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South Place Hotel ~ London

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South Place has got it going on. It’s possibly one of the most thoughtful hotels we’ve stayed in…

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Hannah’s B&B | Winchester, Hampshire

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Probably the most beautiful B&B we’ve ever stayed in – stunning interiors (with the sort of sofas you put a star next to in magazines) huge beds, which are bouncy and fun, fun, fun; and plenty of cosy touches we love.

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The Hoxton ~ London

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More like a cool club than a hotel – it’s sexy, dark, a little louche.

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Cowley Manor ~ Gloucestershire

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Cool and romantic, Cowley Manor is all about life’s indulgences. Sip Taittinger on the terrace, cosy up on the love-seat, and relax…

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Witchery by the Castle ~ Scotland

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The levels of luxury and service, the fabulous food, the decadence of the décor and its fascinating history make this a very special place. We hate to leave, but one thing’s for sure – we can’t wait to come back.

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Horn of Plenty | Devon

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It’s impossible not be seduced by the Horn of Plenty’s views over Devon’s beautiful Tamar Valley. And it has a 3 AA rosette restaurant…

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Glazebrook House | Devon

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Furnished like the home of a rock star, Glazebrook House is so fabulous we’re momentarily lost for words. It’s themed around Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and has some of the most beautiful rooms we’ve ever seen.

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Le Saint James ~ Bordeaux, France

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It’s safe to say that even on our extensive travels, we’ve never slept in the same room as a Harley-Davidson. But that was before spending two blissful nights in the Harley-Davidson Suite at the sensational Le Saint James in Bouliac, a tiny, peaceful village near Bordeaux,

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Burgh Island ~ Devon

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It broods like a grand cruise liner off the coast, and if you want something, they will bring it to you. On a large silver tray. We think it’s Fabulous, with a capital F.

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Aviator ~ Hampshire

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“Now this is what I call going up in the world!” Monsieur 2 jokes as we step into possibly the most stylish lift we’ve ever seen. Lined with alligator-effect leather and polished walnut, clouds passing by through a porthole ‘window’, the feeling is of being in a vintage private jet. We love it!

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Strattons ~ Norfolk

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We gasp as we walk in; it’s amazing. How we wish we’d booked more than one night.

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The Pig in the Wall ~ Southampton

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The perfect slice of Old England, The Pig in the Wall is a beautifully-designed and very welcoming bijou boutique hotel, in a coastal city steeped in history.

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The Westleton Crown ~ Suffolk

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The Westleton Crown really is a wonderful gem of a retreat – a great winter getaway and a serene (and secluded) summer destination. Well, if it was good enough for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it’s definitely good enough for us!

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Tudor Farmhouse ~ Gloucestershire

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Its bewitching Old England setting, its charm and its luxe make the Tudor Farmhouse hotel in Gloucestershire impossible to resist. Romantic walks, excellent food and friendly staff combine for the perfect weekend in the country.

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The Punch Bowl ~ Lake District

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A sign by the door of The Punch Bowl advises that it is also the village post office – very Larkrise to Candleford; we’re beginning to feel like Pearl and Ruby Pratt – we can tell we’re going to like it here!

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Milsom View ~ Bath, Somerset

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Is Bath the most perfect place in Britain? They’ve got it all: Roman bits, Regency swank, stunning countryside and some of the most contented locals we’ve ever met.

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Crazy Bear ~ Buckinghamshire

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More paradise lust than ‘Paradise Lost’, the Crazy Bear is maximalist in every sense. And seduction is top of its agenda.

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Swan House ~ East Sussex

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On the outside the 1490 Swan House looks fresh off a chocolate box; but inside it’s a marvellous mash-up of exposed beams and Farrow & Ball, with a happy clash of contemporary and vintage furniture.

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Southernhay House ~ Devon

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“Right in the heart of a lovely city, but all the comfort of a country house,” says Monsieur 2 – I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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Dorset Square Hotel ~ London

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Standing on the original site of Mr Lord’s cricket ground, Dorset Square Hotel’s bold style, good food and sophisticated comfort might just bowl you over… We make note of the seamstress mannequin and wonder if we’ll dress it up later.

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The Scarlet ~ Cornwall

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Entering the lobby, we’re both immediately captivated – a huge picture window looks out onto an infinity pool, seemingly flowing into the sea far below, and the beautiful golden sweep of Bedruthan beach.

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Llawnroc ~ Cornwall

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Monsieur 2 sums up our time here nicely: fantastic local food, beautiful coastal scenery, friendly staff and a comfortable stay.

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Isle of Eriska ~ Scotland

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Owning a private island maybe a dream for most of us, but Isle of Eriska gives you the chance to live it, and that’s something to treasure.

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Fox & Anchor ~ London

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There’s a door to one side marked ‘Hotel’ but finding it locked, we have to elbow our way through the drinkers to the bar to enquire where to check in.

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Bellinter House ~ Ireland

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Arriving at our pied-a-terre, we found that Bellinter House was straight off one of the glossy pages in Country Life that you dribble over inadvertently.

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