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New Hotels (Apr 2022)

The Great HouseWe never cease in our quest for the very best small hotels, so here are a few of our most recent discoveries, starting with a house once owned by the Luttrell family of Dunster Castle.....READ MORE

Top Destinations for City Lovers

MadridTripadvisor just published their list of top city destinations in the world, and it was gratifying to see a lot of Little Hotels' destinations featuring highly.....READ MORE

Farewell Andy and Pauline

Molino del SantoIt was over 30 years ago that we first came across the Molino del Santo, when we stayed there with our (then) young family. We were enchanted by the location, the gardens, the people and the whole concept of staying in a hotel so small that the staff knew our names and our favourite tipples in next to no time.....READ MORE

Something Out-of-the-Ordinary

Houseboat Harbourside ViewLittle Hotels doesn't do 'bland'. Big chain hotels are not for us, so every hotel we list has its own individuality and character. Some have more character than others though!....READ MORE

An Island Nation

St IvesAnyone who has watched the TV programme Saving Lives at Sea will have heard the phrase "We are an island nation" (and probably be quite fed up with it!). It's true of course, Great Britain is an island, and perhaps there's something in our blood that draws us to the coast.....READ MORE

La Palma - After the Volcano

Cumbre Vieja volcanoWe thought the recent volcanic eruption on La Palma would kill tourism there stone dead. Instead, it's put La Palma on the map and more and more people want to go there.....READ MORE

New Hotels (Dec 2021)

Portmeirion Hotel Five new hotels that have recently caught our eye and been added to Little Hotels. Choose England, Wales, Scotland or Italy.....READ MORE

Spanish National Parks

Archipelago de Cabrera There are sixteen National Parks in Spain, protecting and showcasing the immense geographical and biological variety of the country. They include everything from vast mountainous areas such as the Picos de Europa or Ordesa and Monte Perdido to over 200 lakes in Aigüestores i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park....READ MORE

Scottish National Parks

Trossachs National Park it's sparse population and extensive mountains, lochs and islands, it comes as a slight surprise that there are only two national parks in Scotland. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest in the UK and twice the area of the Lake District. Covering a large part of the eastern Highlands, it contains....READ MORE

The Cotswolds or Somewhere Else?

Bourton-on-the-WaterA recent trip across the centre of England gave us an interesting comparison of two regions of the country, one very well-known and one less so. As we travelled through the Cotswolds we saw pretty towns and villages built of honey-coloured stone and tree-covered hills.....READ MORE

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