Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

We’ve been determined to discover places in the UK this year that will appeal to empty nesters. So, with lots of options on our doorstep in the Cotswolds, we have started local. Kelmscott Manor is best known as the much loved retreat of William Morris, the notable designer and craftsman, often referred to as the … More Kelmscott Manor review: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Review: River Mansion Spa, Llandysul, Wales, UK

Introduction: Time of year: Late May, 2017. Purpose of trip: This was the second part of a two night ‘mystery road trip’ organised by Nigel. I had no idea where we were heading–and about 30 minutes to pack before Nigel started the car. The only advice was to ‘bring a swimming costume…’ ! Why we … More Review: River Mansion Spa, Llandysul, Wales, UK

Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

We visited the Royal Yacht Britannia, whilst in Edinburgh. Jane’s dad sailed on the ship a number of times and it was fascinating to see how he and the other members of the crew lived and worked. We can see why it’s been voted Scotland Visitor Attraction of the Year by VisitScotland. Have a look … More Review: Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, UK

Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

We visited The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Elements of the attraction have recently been revamped and we were really impressed. Fun, informative and friendly. Have a look at our video review: Further Information We experienced the Gold Tour, which included membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society and a tasting … More Review: Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, UK

Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK

Introduction: Time of year:  March 2017 Purpose of trip:  We don’t need an excuse to visit the Cotswolds as we love the area, but this was one of a series of weekend visits to research a possible property purchase. Why we chose this place:  Eynsham Hall describes itself as “one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses” and … More Review: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, UK

Review: De Vere Venues, Devonport House, Greenwich, London, UK.

Introduction: Time of year: Early December, 2016 Purpose of trip:  Nigel had two days of business meetings in London; Jane had a couple of free days and a chance to meet up with some friends….so we decided to book an overnight stay in one of our favourite corners of London–and tie it in with a … More Review: De Vere Venues, Devonport House, Greenwich, London, UK.