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Normandy chateau available to rent

Normandy chateau available to rent

A magnificent Normandy chateau dating from 1650 is launching this spring as an exclusive-use self-catering retreat. Located near the town of St Lo, Château de L’Angotière is the idea spot to enjoy a break with friends or celebrate a special  anniversary...

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Top holidays for solo travellers

Top holidays for solo travellers

GILLY PICKUP recommends some great holidays for older travellers travelling on their own and offers tips to avoiding the dreaded single-room supplement So, you’re going on holiday alone. Perhaps it is for the first time and you feel a little apprehensive or you are a...

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Ynyshir Hall – a great Welsh secret

Ynyshir Hall – a great Welsh secret

MARK DUNHAM visits Ynyshir Hall and discovers a stunning oasis with a Michelin star restaurant in the secret heart of Wales     I can't believe I didn't know this glorious haven existed before being invited to stay a few weeks ago. In fact it is such a find,...

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Private tours and short breaks to Slovenia

Private tours and short breaks to Slovenia

Designed for the discerning traveller Cox and Kings introduces a collection of private tours and short breaks to the little known Balkan state of Slovenia Half the size of Switzerland and a population of just over 2 million, Slovenia is often dubbed Europe in...

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P&O’s Britannia – special preview

P&O’s Britannia – special preview

MIKE PICKUP takes a look around P&O Cruises newest ship Britannia What with clothes for travelling, formal evening wear for the black tie dinner, and smart day wear for the Queen, we needed a lot of luggage for just one overnight! Named by Her Majesty the Queen on...

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Visit scenes from major movies at National Trust properties

Visit scenes from major movies at National Trust properties

LOUISE MIDGLEY selects her favourite National Trust houses and a forest which have been chosen as locations for a recent crop of new films Mr Turner (2014) Petworth House and Park, West Sussex, GU28 OAE Written and directed by Mike Leigh, this biographical drama film...

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Tackling a USA camping holiday at aged over 70

Tackling a USA camping holiday at aged over 70

David and Maureen Wallis have a combined age of 153. Since they retired, the Cheshire couple – he a college lecturer, she a hospital pharmacist - have embarked on holidays that can be only be classified as adventures. No relaxed package tours or luxurious cruises for...

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The Vineyard – a hotel designed for wine lovers

The Vineyard – a hotel designed for wine lovers

Wine lovers and foodies should book a romantic weekend at The Vineyard hotel, a haven in rural Berkshire advises JANE SLADE Regular as clockwork a buttercup-yellow Ferrari zooms into the car park. The Italian owner, who has a classic car for each season and even a...

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Great honeymoon destinations

Great honeymoon destinations

Coinciding with the publication of a new novel called After the Honeymoon by Janey Fraser, we take a voyage around the world of passion and discover some great honeymoon destinations for cultured couples You only have to ask yourself whether the young nun Maria would...

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