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Captain’s Club Hotel ~ Dorset

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Location: Olde England Dorset Perfect for: Riverside retreat Discover a rich and vivid life of Olde England Dorset –  a county brimming with pretty market towns and honeyed-coloured villages. Venture a short way from the hubbub and lose yourself in winding country lanes and lush green meadows. At the Captain’s Club Hotel, you can even…

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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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At The Chapel ~ Somerset

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“Settle into your room and then come on down for cocktail,” we’re told – these are our kind of people…

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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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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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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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Moon Shadow ~ Cornwall

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Location: Cornwall Perfect for: Art-lovers by the sea Known as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown, St Ives is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK, and the kind of place you never want to leave. Curving around the pretty harbour, the town is filled with cobbled streets, independent shops, restaurants and galleries, and offers…

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Rydon ~ Devon

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Discreet, quiet and cosy, Rydon is a perfect country cottage hideaway (complete with heated pool) for couples and friends seeking a private weekend getaway.

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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 Pavilion ~ Dorset

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We couldn’t feel more relaxed in this gorgeous self catering country idyll – Cleo and Andrew have thought of everything, and more. There’s even a Power Plate.

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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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Blue Moon ~ Cornwall

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Location: Cornwall Perfect for: Art-lovers by the sea Known as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown, St Ives is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK, and the kind of place you never want to leave. Curving around the pretty harbour, the town is filled with cobbled streets, independent shops, restaurants and galleries, and offers…

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The Garden House ~ Somerset

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A combination of rural charm, urban style and plain good taste, packed with quirky features we love. And a 15m indoor swimming pool.

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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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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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Pixie Nook ~ Cornwall

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With its dinky doors, gorgeous garden and fabulous hot tub, we’re sure whoever’s lucky enough to stay here next will love it as much as we have.

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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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Artist Residence ~ Cornwall

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What a fantastic, friendly, bohemian and chic place it’s been to stay. It seems we found our treasure after all…

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The Merchant’s House ~ Somerset

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Msr 2 observes that aspects of our room are very ‘Downton Abbey’…the overall effect is quintessentially English without being chintzy – we like it.

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