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Garden Guide to Broadgate House

Broadgate House’s Garden Guide

With this garden guide I always think the great advantage of Broadgate House is its’ remarkable setting. An enormous vista of sea and sand spread out below on the Duddon Estuary and then equally wonderful fell views particularly up to the great bulk of Black Coombe. I always think of the garden as a rainbow – […]

Firgrove Country House B&B garden

Firgrove Garden Guide

Firgrove Country House is set on a sloping site of approximately 2 acres. The gardens encircle Firgrove with outlooks over farm fields, woodland and The Vale of Clwyd with The Clwydian range of hills to the east. A variety of large trees and shrubs has helped to create gardens within the garden, with lots of […]

Elm Grove Country House B&B garden

Elm Grove’s Garden Guide

Elm Grove is located in 20 acres of gardens, lawns and fields – with a large number of trees and shrubs, all excellent habitat for birds and wildlife of all types. There are lots of flowers around but it’s not a very manicured garden: apart from the tennis court and croquet lawn we tend to allow […]

Greenhill House B&B garden in winter

Festive fun across the UK and Ireland

There’s some compensation with the shortening days as Christmas Markets and festive fun arrive in towns and cities across the UK. The shopping is only part of the experience: it’s a chance to brighten up the gloom with festive lights, the scent of gluhwein and smoke from roasting chestnuts. At Wolsey Lodges your hosts will always know […]


Wolsey Lodges for Autumn

The distinctive B&Bs that form the Wolsey Lodge association are perfect bases from which to experience Britain’s Autumn colours. Some have spreading grounds that provide a private palette, while others are near to National Parks, regal estates or National Trust land. Best of all, you’ll have the inside information of your hosts, whose local knowledge […]

Elm Grove Country House B&B aerial

Wolsey Lodges with Tennis Courts

While Wimbledon’s on tennis grips the nation, and many dream of breaking out their racquets and playing a game or two themselves. Not on some rented court, with better players on every side, grudgingly returning balls that go astray. What you want is your own court, in a country-house setting, where you can get together […]

Wolsey lodges with swimming pools

Wolsey Lodges with Swimming Pools

Having your own swimming pool at home is often way too much hassle.  There’s an ideal solution though. Let others do the work. Several Wolsey Lodges have swimming pools: visit in summer and you can take full advantage. Best of all, the Lodge owners are invariably as intensely proud of their pool as they are […]

Dowfold House B&B gardens

Dowfold Kedgeree

The delightful Jill and Rupert of Dowfold House sent us their recipe for their ever popular Kedgeree breakfast dish. It is a firm favourite amongst many of their guests!     Ingredients Same weight of filleted smoked haddock as Arborio rice Milk for poaching fish and cooking rice – at least twice as much milk as […]

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