Where We Would Like to Be this Spring
Room with a view
Compass Cottage, on the coastal path just outside Dartmouth, is new to the National Trust cottage portfolio. Sleeping 5 + 2 dogs, it is perfect for outdoorsy active families. Or just sit on the raised terrace and enjoy the view.
3 nights from £429
Survival at Sani
The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is coming to Greece’s Sani Resort. Learn how to commando crawl, tie knots and pick wild food. Spear making, setting up camp on the beach and rib boat rescue. For ages 6+.
€40 p/p. Rooms from €129 p/n
Family-friendly MarBella Elix is opening on mainland Greece in June. They have devised a fab Adventure Club programme with the Exploration Society inspired by mythology and Greek history. Kayak through caves and treasure troves; mountain bike through ancient woodland; race model boats to the Temple of Hades.
Ages 8-11, £54 per day. Rooms from £180 p/n.
Ikos is opening its first property outside Greece in May. Between Marbella and Estapona, we simply cannot wait!
Rooms from €392 per night.
‘Small places with soul’
We were a bit late to the party with this fab rental site. Membership costs £10 per year giving you access to a stunning collection of boutique rentals across the UK. Sleeping between 2 and 6, we want to go to every single property on their books!
Ditching the plastic
Bravo Simpson Travel for including jute shopping bags at all their villas so you don’t find you are suddenly putting your groceries in plastic at the checkout.
Become an Artourian
Artour is an immersive artistic and cultural experience for children aged 9–14. Based on the concept of the European ‘Grand Tour’, choose from Rome over the Easter holidays or a Weekender in Milan or Venice.
We like Beachcomber’s ‘Bee Sustainable’ campaign supplying your morning honey.