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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 […]


Leisure in Leicestershire

Planning on a visit to Leicestershire? Linda of Horseshoe Cottage Farm, shares her favourite attractions she recommends to her guests … Leicestershire has been in and out of the news these past 5 years, first, the discovery of Richard III (minus his feet) under a car park, followed by Leicester City FC being crowned Premier […]

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 […]

Mad about Matlock

Mad about Matlock with Glendon House

The History of Matlock A former spa town, Matlock is situated on the River Derwent and is one of the larger market towns in county. Before the Victorian era the town was a group of small villages centring on the Parish Church of St Giles, up above the house on a limestone outcrop. The origin […]

Ruthin Town Guide

Ruthin Town Guide

Ruthin: North Wales’ historic gem Ruthin is one of the United Kingdom’s best-preserved towns. Despite its importance as the county town for Denbighshire its centre has been largely preserved: black-and-white timber-framed buildings are still in daily use as shops, restaurants and civic buildings. Though barely an hour from Liverpool it’s immediately obvious you’ve crossed a […]

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