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Spa Break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel REVIEW

[AD – PR invite] I was absolutely delighted to receive an invite to enjoy a spa break at Ensana Buxton Crescent hotel. It’s been rearranged a few times due to covid, but I finally got there yesterday, and it was bliss. For someone who is essentially very lazy, I am not very good at relaxing. […]

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How to get FREE Hotel Stays

Please excuse the clickbait title, it’s not strictly true since you still have to pay taxes, (roughly about 10% of the price) but this is a still a great little hack for getting exceptionally cheap travel. The gist is you save up Tesco Clubcard vouchers and then exchange them for triple their value on a […]

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Rutland Arms Bakewell REVIEW

The Rutland Arms Bakewell is a 19th century coaching inn located in the centre of Bakewell. The hotel has thirty two bedrooms and has recently enjoyed a complete refurbishment. It’s beautifully stylish, successfully marrying contemporary comfort with an impressive history. We stayed last night to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Why stay at the Rutland Arms […]

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The Dragon Willington REVIEW

The Dragon Willington is a charming 150 year old pub situated in the village of Willington. Striking just the right balance between traditional country pub and contemporary décor and delicious food, The Dragon is one of the most popular pubs in South Derbyshire. Right before the start of the pandemic, we enjoyed a lovely night […]

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‘Ultimate Stay’ at Colwick Hall Hotel? REVIEW

Back on our wedding anniversary in May my husband bought a gift voucher for an ‘ultimate stay’ at Colwick Hall Hotel near Nottingham city centre. We’ve stayed once previously and really enjoyed the restaurant. The ultimate stay voucher includes a night in Colwick Hall’s Lord Byron signature suite, a three course meal in Byron’s Brasserie […]

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The Best January Offers in Derbyshire

I’ve seen some amazing offers and discounts on social media over the last few days and thought it would be useful to gather them together in one place. I’ve tried to include as much information as possible but I would imagine all of these are subject to availability. Please do double check details before travelling. […]

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A Night at The Cow Dalbury Lees REVIEW

The Cow at Dalbury Lees is a beautifully cosy, traditional country pub with a number of stylish, boutique rooms. We stayed as a birthday treat at the start of October. Here’s what I thought… There’s nothing more I like than a night away in a boutique hotel. We have always been big fans of a […]

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Peak District Weekend Breaks

The Peak District is an excellent short break destination for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a foodie break, a romantic weekend away, a trip with family or a weekend away with the girls or your dog, there are Peak District weekend breaks to suit all tastes and interests. The first National Park […]