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Ashford Castle

The best of the west of Ireland

Confront the Irish elements in all their glory with an autumn or winter visit to Ashford Castle. The Castle’s resident wolfhounds make delightful companions for a stroll around the vast estate. Alternatively, our private Hawk Walks will afford you the chance to fly your own hawk with the aid of an instructor. After a day of excursions, Ashford is blessed with a multitude of dining options that provide world-class service and cuisine. The Dungeon, far more inviting than its name suggests, makes for a memorable night. Garlanded with a plethora of awards over the years, the Spa, with its rejuvenating treatments and skilled therapists, is a true blend of ancient wisdom and modern expertise.  

Best for: Outdoor pursuits 

Visit in: Irish autumn

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The charms of the Irish country

Set within the 350-acre Ashford Estate, and overlooking the shimmering Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle weds warm Irish hospitality with the magical landscape of Ireland’s west coast. The vast Estate lends itself to a plethora of adventures likely to enthral more active guests: boat trips, falconry, tennis, golf, horse riding, archery, and clay shooting are just a few examples. Under the inspired guidance of our Executive Chef, Jonathan Keane, The Lodge’s cuisine relies upon the finest Irish produce for the ultimate dining experience in Wilde’s Restaurant.  

Best for: Family adventures 

Visit in: Irish spring 

The Old Government House

Adventures in Guernsey

The balmy weather that the summer brings enhances the island’s abundant features, brimming with natural beauty. With trails that lead to breathtaking cliff views, a wander through the aptly named Bluebell Woods never ceases to delight. Those looking to experience Guernsey’s golden beaches will find Vazon Bay to be a surfer’s paradise, whilst L’ancresse and Ladies Bay lend themselves fittingly to equestrian pursuits. Alternatively, our Fizz & Chips experience chauffeurs those who prefer a more tranquil beach experience to Cobo Bay, where sunset views will be accompanied by Lanson Champagne and local fish and chips. 

Best for: Family adventures 

Visit in: UK summer

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The Milestone Hotel & Residences

The jewels of London

Proudly overlooking Kensington Gardens, The Milestone Hotel & Residences is not short of opportunities for guests to sample the regal side of British history. Complement a lazy afternoon in the gardens with a picnic feast full of delicious treats prepared for you in a wicker basket. Enter Kensington Palace itself for a VIP experience with a royal heritage jeweller, before an after-dark viewing of the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. For travel with a conscience, we offer guests the chance to learn the art of foraging: a sustainable way of collecting wild edibles that can be put to delicious use.  

Best for: City culture 

Visit in: UK summer

The Rubens at the Palace

A regal stay in London

Situated just across from The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace, with its royal-themed rooms and associations, is the perfect place to stay and soak in the pageantry of King Charles’ coronation on 6th May 2023. For those interested in conscious tourism, we offer guests the chance to visit historic Borough Market with our Executive Chef, Ben Kelliher, who will teach you about sustainable food consumption. Here, you will select ingredients from local suppliers, which Ben will then use to prepare a delicious seven-course meal for you in The English Grill.  

Best for: Family adventures

Visit in: UK spring

The Chesterfield Mayfair

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

Enjoy a quintessentially British pastime set in the heart of Mayfair, curated in collaboration with Mr. Simms Sweet Shoppe for a temptingly vibrant experience. Afternoon Tea staples such as smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches are matched with exuberant nostalgia brought about by Coca-Cola slices, Parma Violet cheesecake, and raspberry and bubblegum Battenberg. Accompany these delights with a selection from our extensive tea menu, or, for an extra indulgence, a glass of Lanson Champagne.  

Best for: City culture 

Visit in: UK summer

Hotel 41

A stay in Hotel 41’s Conservatory Suite

For anyone harbouring a wish to gaze at the stars that pepper London’s luminous sky from a setting of pure opulence, the Conservatory Suite at Hotel 41 is the perfect paradise. The Suite’s wood-carved, savoir bed is positioned directly beneath a glass conservatory roof that, should you ever tire of the view, can be covered by electric blinds. The marble bathroom, complete with jacuzzi, is the crowning flourish that will leave you longing to visit again.  

Best for: Romantic retreats 

Visit in: UK winter