Great British boltholes: A review of The Beachcroft Hotel, West Sussex

Great British boltholes: The West Sussex seaside fun huts with style in spades (and so close to the water you’ll drop off to the sound of lapping waves) The Mail on Sunday’s Sarah Hartley spent a night in one of the swish beach huts at The Beachcroft Hotel      The English seaside theme inside is ‘vibrant … Read more

London is calling if you want an early summer staycation for a fraction of the normal price

Bargain treats in luxurious London: The capital is calling if you want an early summer staycation for a fraction of the normal price Hotels in London are set to reopen as the next stage of lockdown eases on May 17 35 of the best names in luxury hospitality are joining forces to attract guests These … Read more

Ten hotspots with a fighting chance of being given the green light for summer holidays

Green will mean go in the Government’s international travel traffic-light system that’s been devised by the Global Travel Taskforce. By May 17, the Taskforce will announce countries where we can go on holiday this summer without the need to self-isolate on return.  The only conditions will be for adults to take a Covid test before … Read more

Britain at its best: How fascinating Shropshire provides a joyful plunge into the past 

Britain at its best: How fascinating Shropshire provides a joyful plunge into the past Boscobel House and the Boscobel oak is where Charles II hid after losing the Battle of Worcester in 1651  During lockdown, Boscobel has had a revamp featuring a new playground and 17th-century style gardens Shropshire is full of other fascinating sights, including … Read more

Make your staycation a seacation: The best cruises around the UK to book this summer

Those who love a cruise have spent a year wondering when they will once again be able to swap the view of their living room for that of a sparkling sea — and now it’s about to happen. Cruise lines have announced dozens of round-Britain summer sailings to coincide with the May 17 relaxation of … Read more

Escape to the Chateau stars Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel deny claims they ‘bullied’ staff

Escape to the Chateau stars Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel deny claims they ‘bullied’ staff during filming of Channel 4 show and accuse producers of trying to make it a ‘trashy reality programme’ Escape to the Chateau followed Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s renovations Bought run-down 45-room chateau for £280,000 in the Pays de la Loire … Read more

Escape to the Chateau stars Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel deny claims they ‘bullied’ staff

Escape to the Chateau stars Dick Strawbridge and wife Angel deny claims they ‘bullied’ staff during filming of Channel 4 show and accuse producers of trying to make it a ‘trashy reality programme’ Escape to the Chateau followed Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s renovations Bought run-down 45-room chateau for £280,000 in the Pays de la Loire … Read more

Why writer RICHARD ADDIS is dreaming of the Orkney Islands 

Seek out shrieking curlews and a pint of Scapa special: Why writer RICHARD ADDIS is dreaming of the Orkney Islands The Daily Mail’s Richard Addis recalls a trip to Orkney, seventy small islands scattered north of John O’Groats It’s famous today for its Neolithic sites such as Skara Brae and its great stone circle, the … Read more

Free… at last! Enjoying a self-catering family break in Cornwall

You could hardly call it ‘back to normal’. We are not even back to last summer. Even so, there are few better ways to banish the grimmest winter in living memory than looking up at the stars, glass in hand, from a Cornish hot tub. No sooner were the shackles loosened on Monday, than millions … Read more

Escape from St Vincent: Cruise ship carries 159 passengers from Caribbean island

A cruise ship rescued hundreds of people in St Vincent yesterday after delivering supplies to the volcano-hit Caribbean island. Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Celebrity Reflection took 159 passengers, including 108 stranded Americans, from the island to Philipsburg in Dutch Sint Maarten. It also delivered water and other vital supplies to people left on the island coated in … Read more