Feeling in need of some Vitamin Sea?… our Summer 2022 issue is out now!
Life is better in flip flops – and with our Summer 2022 edition you will be awash with ideas for beautiful beaches and glorious bays to visit and feel the sand between your toes.
Get the first scoop on exciting launches such as Una St Ives in Carbis Bay, Retreat East’s new luxury eco-conscious barns located in acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside, and the launch of the new luxurious £10 million Aqua Club swimming and spa sanctuary at The Headland Hotel, Newquay.
We meet chef Adam Handling at his latest restaurant, Ugly Butterfly, where we chat to him about cooking and his passion for zero-waste, suggest ten incredible summer staycation ideas in our Unique Luxury Breaks, from gardening to cycling, surf schools to vineyard tours – and bring you the best in new and old Summer Festivals. Phew! It’s going to be a buzzing summer – enjoy.
10 OF THE BEST UNIQUE LUXURY BREAKS
This is our pick of the ultimate summer experiences, whether you fancy water sports in Cornwall, wine in Buckinghamshire, forest bathing in the Cotswolds, or even a Bridgerton-themed walking tour in Bath.
CREAM OF THE CROP
This round-up of the best independent producers of gelato and ice cream comes complete with nearby cool getaway suggestions to make the most of your summer gourmet expedition.
WALKING TOUR IN BRISTOL
We take a stroll of Bristol’s Georgian port, uncovering the city’s secrets, its historical glory and stately architecture, and provide recommendations for where to eat and stay.
Head to Suffolk for a tranquil getaway amid 35 acres of countryside; Retreat East is the ultimate destination for pampering and relaxation.
48 HOURS IN UNA ST IVES, CARBIS BAY
The new Una St Ives luxury resort is even more reason to visit Cornwall; editor Jessica Way takes her family on a two-day adventure by the beach.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANNE BOLEYN
Want to live like Anne Boleyn (without the unhappy ending, obviously)? Step back in time to Kent’s Hever Castle and the gardens where she spent childhood or to luxurious Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire and sleep in the Henry VIII suite she once shared with her husband.
THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST
We take a road trip to the underrated Northumberland Coast and find beguiling beauty and diversity, serene beaches and rugged wilderness.
48 HOURS IN THE HEADLAND HOTEL AND SPA, NEWQUAY
With its exquisite clifftop setting and grand Victorian architecture, the Headland Hotel & Spa in Cornwall is one of Britain’s finest destinations, and now with a new £10 million swimming and wellbeing complex called The Aqua Club, there are even more reasons to visit.
INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN HUTSON
Renowned for THE PIG hotel empire, Robin Hutson OBE has redefined British staycations with his boutique country-garden properties that champion local produce and producers. He chats to us about his new book and much-anticipated vineyard.
MEET THE CHEF: ADAM HANDLING
We take a trip to the sublime Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate in Cornwall and chat to Adam Handling, chef of its Ugly Butterfly restaurant about his zero-waste policy and sustainable ethos.
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