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A glimpse of Brocket Hall from Melbourne Lodge

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Although I headed to Brocket Hall, made famous in ITV’s Victoria, for a night’s stay, I didn’t actually stay there. The 30-bedroom hall itself, with original oil paintings and period furniture befitting the reputation of Brocket Hall, is used for private functions and weddings and not as a hotel. The estate’s hotel is Melbourne Lodge within the grounds, its 16 rooms converted from stables. 

The sophisticated vibe of Leopold Square, Sheffield

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Most of us fall into the trap of only visiting places which are popular with the masses, the kind of places that make a song and dance about their presence. And while these spots are in their right as intriguing as they sound, sometimes it pays to set your sights on lesser known places. I found Leopold Square in South Yorkshire to be such a place.

Perfecting that golf swing at Channels Lodge Estate

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If you feel like a golf widow every time your partner goes to hit some balls or you’re an enthusiast who wants to get some practice in, the Little Channels Golf Club in Essex is a great venue to head to. From beginners to pros you can certainly learn something valuable to aid you on the course. With a chance to hit some balls, I went along in a bid to practice a perfect swing.

Off to University at J W Marriott Phu Quoc Vietnam

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Some of the best days people will recall are those spent at university. It’s a place where long term friendships are forged, personal development is enhanced and a set of skills are acquired as a supply chain to businesses. Whatever the reason for feeling nostalgic for the long-gone days, J W Marriott Phu Quoc in Vietnam will have you reminiscing those wonder years from the moment you step into their grounds as I found out.

Countryside Luxury at The Vicarage With All The Period Charm

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Now I love a pub with character and The Vicarage Freehouse Rooms with its exposed beams, walls adorned with mirrors, clocks and polo mallets and helmets has plenty of that. Despite this 17th century Grade II listed being given a major overhaul, it’s great to see that the old period charm exists in abundance. And as I walked through the pub and dining area en route to the reception area to check in for the night, I noticed the room with exposed beams, a huge fireplace full of logs, an assortment of furniture, and a welcoming bar.