Beach holidays The beach is a pebble’s throw from the doorstep of these stylish, self-catering holiday homes. And all have availability for summer 2018 Gimme shelter … Penarvon Cabin, Cornwall. Photograph: Mike Henton/National Trust All prices are peak summer rates.   Penarvon Cabin, Helford, Cornwall Sleeps two From £841 for seven nights A cabin among the trees, overlooking...
Stylish lakeside cabins, bear-spotting, Viking adventures and midnight sun and fun await in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finlandby Gemma Bowes Sweden Hike and sail the coast Suits Adventure seekers Price Hiking from £354pp/sailing from £417pp Green Trails has a fine collection of eco-friendly short breaks across Sweden. Its three-day hiking expedition to the High...
Rome holidays A local's guide Contemporary Rome’s best bars, restaurants and culture are found in the southern neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Garbatella, a world away from the city-centre gladiators in plastic armour Have a butcher’s … Piazza Testaccio, centre of the southern neighbourhood once known for its abattoirs. Photograph: Alamy ‘How do you cope...
Wales holidays Holiday guides A haven for surfers and adventurers, ‘a timeless island feel pervades this often-overlooked peninsula’. Writers of the new Wild Guide Wales select the best coves and beaches, places to eat and seasonal campsites Shore start … Whistling Sands beach, Porth Oer. Photograph: Laurie Noble/Getty Images With tiny lanes lined with...
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 05, 2018   Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort lies down a dusty road amid a former coconut grove. On the three-hour drive from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s far southern coast, my driver says very little. Occasionally he points out a tea plantation, a crew of fishermen working...
 Nice holidays A local's guide The once-sleepy grande dame of the Côte d’Azur is now its vibrant artistic hub, with cool new bars, restaurants and galleries enlivening its classic sights   Nice to meet you … Place Masséna in the centre of the city. Photograph: Alamy Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the...
Dordogne holidays Holiday guides The food, wine and idyllic lifestyle of this region’s villages have always appealed to Brits – and with Brexit looming they’re settling in record numbers – but that has not dimmed its thoroughly French allure   French fairytale … mist below Château de Castelnaud in the Dordogne. Photograph: Peter Adams/Getty...
Queensland holidays A local's guide A local's guide to Australia's Gold Coast: 10 top tips As the Commonwealth Games get under way in this sunny Queensland city, an insider offers tips on what to see and do – and where to eat and drink – away from the sporting action   Burleigh Head beach...
Kent holidays British boltholes The Bay Tree, Broadstairs, Kent: hotel review Is the Margate effect spreading? An impressive new boutique hotel has just opened in neighbouring Broadstairs, which is pretty radical for this attractive but resolutely old-fashioned seaside town   At the double … the Bay Tree currently has six bedrooms available, though...
Istanbul holidays A local's guide A local’s guide to Istanbul's new cool neighbourhood In once sleepy Kadıköy-Moda, new nightlife and culture hotspots happily coexist with the district’s established restaurants and cafes   Tribu Caffe Artigiano, Istanbul. Photograph: Ferhat Makasci/Getty Images Until recently, the neighbourhood of Kadıköy-Moda, on the Asian side of Istanbul at the southern end...
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