Posts Tagged ‘house’

Not-so-secret gardens

Not-so-secret gardens

Amsterdam is a city you may be more likely to associate with canals than with pretty gardens. But garden-lovers can catch a glimpse of a very green-fingered waterside city every summer. (more…)

Secret cinemas

Secret cinemas

The seaside town of Tenby, with its pastel-coloured houses, little tea shops and old-man pubs, is so small that it doesn’t have a cinema – but this hasn’t deterred them from putting on a film festival. (more…)

Stay in a movie legends French hideaway

Stay in a movie legends French hideaway

This beautifully converted French mill was once the retreat of legendary British film director Sir David Lean. The film-maker, who was best known for directing all-time classic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, described it as “somewhere to lie down in the grass under an olive tree and look up through its silver green leaves and gaze at the blue sky.”

The house, Moulin du Jardinier, was purchased by Lean as a ruin in 1987 and completely renovated over two years. (more…)

Say a little prayer

Say a little prayer

Who said the devil has all the best tunes? Church acoustics were designed to lift those voices right up to heaven, so little wonder that in recent years some of the hottest singers and bands having been filling pews around the country. (more…)

Party like its 1899

Party like its 1899

London is embracing Victoriana like it never went out of fashion. Here’s four haunts that Miss Haversham would definitely approve of…

LEYSHON BROTHERS BONDED WAREHOUSE
You half expect the artful dodger to pinch your wallet at this ‘secret’ warehouse, transformed into a gin palace with faded Union Jacks and flickering candles. (more…)

Chop, chop – to Dorset

Chop, chop – to Dorset

Since launching Hix Oyster & Chop House in 2008, British chef Mark Hix has gone from strength to strength, opening six successful restaurants in London – most recently, Hix Belgravia at the Hot-Listed Belgraves hotel – and one on the south coast. (more…)

A luxury lodge for autumn breaks

A luxury lodge for autumn breaks

Awarding-winning country hotel the Gilpin is set to open a new six-suite lake house in early September.

The lake house – built in 1919 – has been used by the Cunliffe family for over five generations, but now guests can enjoy a stay at the beautiful house for any occasion. (more…)

Celebrate National Wine Month

Celebrate National Wine Month

To celebrate National Wine Month, which runs throughout May, the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is offering guests a special opportunity to take part in an exclusive wine tasting.

The package, called “Suite Sommelier”, includes a five-course dinner by Chef Russell Plowman, accompanied by wines chosen by Sommelier Zigmars Grinbergs, and a stay in either a Junior Suite, Garden Suite or Lake House Suite. (more…)

Penthouse on the park

Penthouse on the park

Imagine an apartment block stacked full of Presidential Suites, all overlooking Hyde Park. The lavish Grosvenor House Apartments, which officially opens in April on Park Lane, is promising guests a unique mix of the comfort and services that a hotel might have, with the discretion, space and freedom of your own home, in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. (more…)

High church

High church

Jim Gilmore, James Glasson, Adolfo Cambiaso… Fina Jurado can reel off a list of regulars at her former restaurant, Gaudi’s, in Midhurst, West Sussex, that sounds like a who’s who of polo. (more…)

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