Hotel Collection

19 May 19
The Scottish Sun
SURFING for me usually means wasting half the day on Facebook or checking the football results on a Saturday afternoon. And quite frankly, my less-than-svelt physique in a figure-hugging wetsuit might be the scariest thing to come out of the sea since Jaws. Surfers of all levels can take part So when I was asked if I fancied grabbing a board and hitting the waves in Cornwall, there was only ever going to be one answer. Hell yeah! Let’s be honest, who hasn’t secretly dreamed of riding giant waves on sun-kissed waters, while the Beach Boys blast out Surfin’ USA in that wonderful soundtrack in your head. And all the while, onlookers watch in amazement as you perform the most spectacular roundhouse cutback (cheers Google) as the rich and famous guzzle champagne on a nearby yacht, applauding your every death-defying move. Yeah, well, the reality was slightly different. But thanks to the super-patient team at Quiksilver Surf School, in Newquay (quiksilversurfschoolnewquay.com), at least yours truly can say that, technically at least, he has been on a surfboard in the sea. The surf school lets you take on the waves And that’s where the comparisons to Kelly Slater (cheers again, Google) begin and end. After half-an-hour of intense instruction on the sand, I just about managed to lie face down and stay afloat for one wave. Cynics might have called it boogie boarding, but who cares about cynics when you’re having fun! My wife Lynn says she managed to kneel on hers for a couple of waves, although this has still to be verified by the International Surfing Association. Windermere hailed jewel of the Lake District as it dazzles visitors with stunning views and jam packed family fun activities As for ten-year-old Anna and her friend Grace, they thought they were in a giant waterpark and splashed around without a care in the world. It’s not the kind of skill you’re going to master in a few hours but it gave us the taste and maybe one day — with a fair wind and a week of intense coaching — I might just be able to stand up. Overlooking Cornwall’s most-famous surf destination — Fistral Beach — the Quiksilver Surf School is the ultimate coaching facility in Newquay. Whether you’re looking for lessons, surfboard hire or want to organise a holiday, they should be your first port of call. There’s lot for the kids to do And their lifeguard-trained, Surfing England/ISA accredited instructors know how to strike the perfect balance of fun, surf safety, direction and practice. Cornwall is famous for its many beautiful sandy beaches, and surfers of all levels head there every year in their droves. We were down there during the October holiday and couldn’t have asked for better weather. Base camp was The Valley, a unique collection of luxury and dog-friendly self-catering holiday cottages, hidden away in 13 acres of gardens and woodland a few miles from the city of Truro. Also close to the port town of Falmouth it provides the ideal base to explore the best of Cornwall, with heritage sites, outdoor activities, and stunning beaches all within a 30-minute drive. We had one of the Villa Galleries, a collection of two-bedroom cottages that blend classic and contemporary interiors over three levels. Luxury homes are the area’s hidden gem A bright mezzanined kitchen and dining area overlook a sitting room below, both under the canopy of a beautiful beamed ceiling. We had a balcony with a view of the outdoor pool and on the lower level the two bedrooms had a floor to themselves. The master bedroom had an ensuite, while Grace and Anna had a twin — and lots of sweets. Set among the tranquil surroundings of the cottages and woodland was the new on-site restaurant Azura, which specialises in modern homestyle cuisine with local Cornish produce. [boxout headline=”GO: CORNWALL”]STAYING THERE: A TWO-BEDROOM cottage at The Valley costs from £450 per week. The range of dog-friendly properties means that trusty four-legged friends can come too. Plus Fido can look forward to a welcome goody bag upon arrival and acres of space to roam. And dogs are welcome to join owners dining in the on-site Café Azur restaurant. See thevalleycornwall.co.uk MORE INFO: See visitcornwall.com [/boxout] Chef Mark Callaby brings a modern twist to classic British dishes and his mouth-watering Sunday roast is a delight. Oh and children under three eat for free. The Valley’s exclusive leisure facilities are open all year, whether you fancy a swim, a game of tennis or a work-out. We had used up enough energy trying to stay on the surfboards, so we opted for the spa pool instead. Once you’ve recharged the batteries, a trip to Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm (healeyscyder.co.uk) is highly recommended — as long as you leave the car behind, mind you! Unless you have more willpower than me, that is. The family-run farm, near Newquay, has been making the most of its apples for over 30 years and produces an array of award-winning ciders, wines, spirits and preserves. Thousands of visitors a year explore the farm, taste the produce but also enjoy a brilliant lesson in the history of cider-making in the area. The villa view over looks the pool Apple juices are low in yeast nutrients, so to get round this problem a couple of hundred years ago, cider makers would throw dead rats into the vat! Apparently it released amino acids giving the yeast a bit of a kickstart. Erm, thankfully methods have progressed a tad since then. It really is a great day out and you’ll be taken on a journey through the press house, jam factory, museum, distillery, and cellars, before climbing the cider vat and enjoying an aerial view of the modern — rat-free — cider production halls. And you get to have a shot on a tractor too. What’s not to love? All of this will leave you hungry, so where better for a spot of dinner and some modern British cuisine than a historic coaching inn, which takes you back in time while tucking into some first-class food. The award-winning Plume of Feathers (theplumemitchell.co.uk) in the village of Mitchell combines the warmth and character of a traditional country pub with a modern, stylish ambience of a boutique B&B hotel. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”33″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Under the watchful eye of executive chef Nat Tallents, this place attracts diners from far and wide. Slap bang in between the surf beaches of Cornwall’s north coast and the sandy coves of the south, it is easily reachable from all four corners of the county. This was our first trip to the jewel of England’s south coast, but it’s easy to understand why it’s such a popular holiday destination for so many. And with dry and sunny weather all but guaranteed, we’ll be back before long. [bc_video video_id=”5999673602001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rosamunde Pilcher dead at 94: Cornwall Art Exhibition was held in honour of 90th birthday of author of The Shell Seekers”] We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@thesun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200  
19 May 19
The Irish Sun
KATIE Price has showed off a new tattoo following her make or break holiday with boyfriend Kris Boyson. The couple jetted to Turkey for a romantic getaway, and the former glamour model was pictured showing off a new inking on her left arm on her return home. Katie has just returned from a holiday to Turkey with Kris Boyson Katie Price shows off new tattoo after holiday to Turkey While at the airport the 40 year old was pictured wearing a Champion t-shirt, which bared her new body art. The tattoo is the outline of heart with wings on the sides. The tribal inking adds to Katie’s vast collection of tattoos, as she already has a bow inking on her foot, as well as a crown, roses, and permanent inkings as a tribute to her children. Katie – who has Harvey, Princess, Junior, Jett and Bunny from three previous relationships – are said to have taken the trip to Turkey to undergo dental work, shortly after the star underwent a string of other cosmetic procedures. Katie Price bares her arm and new tattoo in Champion t-shirt A source close to the couple has insisted the pair are still on the rocks Katie and Kris jetted to Turkey to have dental work Katie has recently had a facelift, Brazilian bum lift and lipo suction, and the couple’s dental work is her latest treatment. Their matching cosmetic procedure is the only reason Kris is in a relationship with Katie, so he can get a new set of pearly whites for free.  The PT has threatened to ditch Katie when he’s back in the UK, once the work is complete, a friend of Katie’s has claimed. While the couple acted loved up, behind the scenes things may not be so rosy. Katie Price has a bow tattoo on her ankle, as well as a garter inked on her thigh Katie and Kris have been on and off for the last few weeks A source previously told The Sun Online: “They were sharing the same hotel room, but things were tense. “It seemed a bit harsh on Katie as he was only getting a free teeth job at the surgery because he is her boyfriend.” The couple split last week, just days before their trip – but rekindled in time to make it to Turkey for the treatment. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [bc_video video_id=”6037595835001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Katie Price gives fans a close up of her perfect gnashers as she has an X-ray and deep clean “] However, the getaway hasn’t helped and the arguments began immediately. The source continued: “Kris knew he wouldn’t get the teeth without Katie so decided to give it another go. But reuniting so soon after the split doesn’t appear to have helped fix their problems.” Before they went, Kris had already dumped Katie after she embarrassed him with her outrageous public behaviour while judging Porn Idol at G-A-Y nightclub in London, although they reconciled swiftly after. Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.      
19 May 19
The Scottish Sun
KATIE Price has showed off a new tattoo following her make or break holiday with boyfriend Kris Boyson. The couple jetted to Turkey for a romantic getaway, and the former glamour model was pictured showing off a new inking on her left arm on her return home. Katie has just returned from a holiday to Turkey with Kris Boyson Katie Price shows off new tattoo after holiday to Turkey While at the airport the 40 year old was pictured wearing a Champion t-shirt, which bared her new body art. The tattoo is the outline of heart with wings on the sides. The tribal inking adds to Katie’s vast collection of tattoos, as she already has a bow inking on her foot, as well as a crown, roses, and permanent inkings as a tribute to her children. Katie – who has Harvey, Princess, Junior, Jett and Bunny from three previous relationships – are said to have taken the trip to Turkey to undergo dental work, shortly after the star underwent a string of other cosmetic procedures. Katie Price bares her arm and new tattoo in Champion t-shirt A source close to the couple has insisted the pair are still on the rocks Katie and Kris jetted to Turkey to have dental work Katie has recently had a facelift, Brazilian bum lift and lipo suction, and the couple’s dental work is her latest treatment. Their matching cosmetic procedure is the only reason Kris is in a relationship with Katie, so he can get a new set of pearly whites for free.  The PT has threatened to ditch Katie when he’s back in the UK, once the work is complete, a friend of Katie’s has claimed. While the couple acted loved up, behind the scenes things may not be so rosy. Katie Price has a bow tattoo on her ankle, as well as a garter inked on her thigh Katie and Kris have been on and off for the last few weeks A source previously told The Sun Online: “They were sharing the same hotel room, but things were tense. “It seemed a bit harsh on Katie as he was only getting a free teeth job at the surgery because he is her boyfriend.” The couple split last week, just days before their trip – but rekindled in time to make it to Turkey for the treatment. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [bc_video video_id=”6037595835001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Katie Price gives fans a close up of her perfect gnashers as she has an X-ray and deep clean “] However, the getaway hasn’t helped and the arguments began immediately. The source continued: “Kris knew he wouldn’t get the teeth without Katie so decided to give it another go. But reuniting so soon after the split doesn’t appear to have helped fix their problems.” Before they went, Kris had already dumped Katie after she embarrassed him with her outrageous public behaviour while judging Porn Idol at G-A-Y nightclub in London, although they reconciled swiftly after. Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.      
19 May 19
The Sun
KATIE Price has showed off a new tattoo following her make or break holiday with boyfriend Kris Boyson. The couple jetted to Turkey for a romantic getaway, and the former glamour model was pictured showing off a new inking on her left arm on her return home. Katie has just returned from a holiday to Turkey with Kris Boyson Katie Price shows off new tattoo after holiday to Turkey While at the airport the 40 year old was pictured wearing a Champion t-shirt, which bared her new body art. The tattoo is the outline of heart with wings on the sides. The tribal inking adds to Katie’s vast collection of tattoos, as she already has a bow inking on her foot, as well as a crown, roses, and permanent inkings as a tribute to her children. Katie – who has Harvey, Princess, Junior, Jett and Bunny from three previous relationships – are said to have taken the trip to Turkey to undergo dental work, shortly after the star underwent a string of other cosmetic procedures. Katie Price bares her arm and new tattoo in Champion t-shirt A source close to the couple has insisted the pair are still on the rocks Katie and Kris jetted to Turkey to have dental work Katie has recently had a facelift, Brazilian bum lift and lipo suction, and the couple’s dental work is her latest treatment. Their matching cosmetic procedure is the only reason Kris is in a relationship with Katie, so he can get a new set of pearly whites for free.  The PT has threatened to ditch Katie when he’s back in the UK, once the work is complete, a friend of Katie’s has claimed. While the couple acted loved up, behind the scenes things may not be so rosy. Katie Price has a bow tattoo on her ankle, as well as a garter inked on her thigh Katie and Kris have been on and off for the last few weeks A source previously told The Sun Online: “They were sharing the same hotel room, but things were tense. “It seemed a bit harsh on Katie as he was only getting a free teeth job at the surgery because he is her boyfriend.” The couple split last week, just days before their trip – but rekindled in time to make it to Turkey for the treatment. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [bc_video video_id=”6037595835001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Katie Price gives fans a close up of her perfect gnashers as she has an X-ray and deep clean “] However, the getaway hasn’t helped and the arguments began immediately. The source continued: “Kris knew he wouldn’t get the teeth without Katie so decided to give it another go. But reuniting so soon after the split doesn’t appear to have helped fix their problems.” Before they went, Kris had already dumped Katie after she embarrassed him with her outrageous public behaviour while judging Porn Idol at G-A-Y nightclub in London, although they reconciled swiftly after. Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.      
19 May 19
my travel hustle

I can very well bet that Loas is the most off-beaten country of all the SEA countries. If you google “underrated places in SEA”, Luang Prabang in Loas comes on top which proves what I said. Since I was in Vietnam, I wanted to get a taste of the laid-back lifestyle of neighboring Loas as […]

19 May 19
Paodistu97 New Mexico

If you want to try out Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 on your PC or Mac via an Android emulator, follow the instructions exactly as they are stated. How To Play/Download Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 for PC. Follow the instructions below, it’s really easy and it takes about minutes to run the game. Download Bluestacks from […]

19 May 19
Vandemonium and CreativityTakesCourage

OKAY, I ADMIT IT, I’m a people watcher. Naturally introverted, I like sitting back, watching people, then trying to guess what they do for a living, what they’re thinking, etcetera. I do it more when I’m bored or trying to distract myself. It started when I was a kid and involved in a six-car pile-up on the Hume Highway. Luckily, neither I nor my grandparents were killed, but things got broken. Lots of things got broken, like both my legs, my wrist, my collarbone, a few vertebrae. The list goes on.

19 May 19
ronmeram49 minnesota

At our site you will find many other games of different genres, from racing and action to the logic and gambling apk games. Download app My home: Design dreams for mobile phone via PC or QR code. To get best games for Android, top 10 just sort games by Popularity. Haunted Hotel: Lonely Dream for […]

19 May 19
Around the World in 80 Events

A wander around a German Market is a must when in Germany. But the best bit is looking at the event in a way not looked at. Welcome to a wander around a German Market. What was the event? A collection of market stalls – local produce who together create, in my opinion, an opportunity […]

19 May 19
Food & Travel Blogger

By Pamela Nandi | May 19, 2019 When it comes to Europe, France stands at the top of each of globetrotters bucket lists. Planning a trip to France in Western Europe? Here is the review of my itinerary on an epic trip to France, as a SOLO woman traveller. Discover its famed capital city of the medieval –Paris, […]

19 May 19
burnsmuseum

Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a registered independent charity which was created in February 2013 to support the museum. Initially, the Friends group was set up in order to raise funds for the Burns Monument Restoration Appeal – this was a tremendous success, with the Friends donating £30,000 to the Burns Monument Fund […]

19 May 19
V F M

The majority of Protaras holiday domiciles used entirely by their owners tend to be unoccupied for the majority of the year, specially all through the winter period. In Protaras, some could even pick to invest the gentle winters in Protaras and return house throughout much of summer time to catch up with family and buddies […]

19 May 19
paloheimo fellows program

The 15th, early in the morning we packed our bags and boarded the bus to Helsinki, a two hour drive from Tampere. I arrived in the harbor not knowing what to expect, but suddenly realized that we were not taking the Ranger or Queen to Estonia (two large boats that bring visitors to and from […]

19 May 19
MANPEDIA

For an epic road trip, there’s no place quite like California. Rugged mountains, desert landscapes and the dazzling beaches make for endless camera ready imagery. This Golden State itinerary features a multitude of gems in San Francisco, a sip of Sauvignon in the Tri-Valley Wine Country, California’s Wild West of Tuolumne County, outdoor adventures in […]

19 May 19
The Adventures of Pillion Piglet

[WARNING: v long blog post ahead] Ox handed out some additional bonus info at checkpoint 1. For leg 2, and only leg 2, some additional bonuses would be available. These were the ‘planets’ on the various ‘Solar System Drives’ in central western NSW: https://www.solarsystemdrive.com/images/brochure.pdf Roughly speaking, the drives centre around the Siding Springs Observatory (the […]

19 May 19
Luxury Travel Diary

What more could one wish for than an all-inclusive hotel set in a stunning location, with excellent facilities on a secluded soft, sandy beach? I needed to look no further than the Creta Maris Beach Resort, located on the warm, crystal clear waters of the Hersonissos coastline in arguably one of the most beautifully scenic […]