Let's go on holiday! Collect your room keys to the front door and enter your luxury hotel suite. Unpack your things, take a rest in the armchair and put your...... more
Let's go on holiday! Collect your room keys to the front door and enter your luxury hotel suite. Unpack your things, take a rest in the armchair and put your feet up on the footrest. We can have a long, relaxing bath in the bathroom suite to freshen up and dry our hair with the hairdryer while we wait for the hotel porter to bring the champagne. Then we can take it out onto the balcony to drink while we watch the sun set over the sea. Not suitable for children under 4 years due to small parts. Quick facts: -Includes 3 poseable figures, dining tray, golf clubs, plants, phone, clock, hairdryer, wall photographs, and other accessories -Compatible with the Playmobil Large Furnished Hotel (available separately) -Dimensions: 24.2 inches (length) -Great for imaginative play and boosing fine motor skills
Accommodation in a Cotswold Double room, including breakfast and five-course tasting menu dinner.Also included in this offer, Bicester village VIP discount card...... more
Accommodation in a Cotswold Double room, including breakfast and five-course tasting menu dinner.Also included in this offer, Bicester village VIP discount card and entry to Blenheim Palace on day of departure.Guests staying between April and June will also get complimentary cream tea with prosecco once per stay.This offer is available for stays between April and August 2014 and is based on two adults only.Travel is not included.The discount:We advertise this offer at up to 64% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the best available rate. An example of our top discount is:On 04/05/2014, two people may book one-night stay in a Cotswold Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £149 per room, per night, compared to the best available rate of £409 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 64%.The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 27/03/2014.The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.
Portrays a clash of cultures and personalities against a background of a landscape in visible decay. This work explores the cultural collision and its effects,...... more
Portrays a clash of cultures and personalities against a background of a landscape in visible decay. This work explores the cultural collision and its effects, through Ewan, a young local man returned from university in disgrace, and a retired English colonel staying at the village hotel. Both men, in a sense, are alienated from the community.
Visit Wales the affordable way with this quality hotel break for two, including a night's accommodation and breakfast.Famed as the 'land of song', Wales has a...... more
Visit Wales the affordable way with this quality hotel break for two, including a night's accommodation and breakfast.Famed as the 'land of song', Wales has a rich musical heritage, not to mention its historical treasures and sporting traditions. Must-see areas include Portmeirion - designed to give a Mediterranean feel to this part of Wales.Rugby may be the national sport, but some prefer Welsh Bog Snorkelling, where you wade through a bog without using swimming strokes! If running is more your style, try the Man v. Horse marathon, or let off steam racing a train along the Talyllyn Steam Railway.Locations:Aberystwyth - Gwesty Marine Hotel, Beaumaris - Best Western Bulkeley Hotel, Betws-y-Coed - Best Western Waterloo and Royal Oak, Bridgend - Best Western Heronston Hotel, Cardiff - Village Cardiff, Near Cardiff - Best Western St. Mellons and The Vale Hotel Golf and Spa Resort, Carmarthen - Ivy Bush, Near Chester - Northop Hall, Isle of Anglesey - Trearddur Bay, Llandrindod Wells - The Metropole, Llandudno - St. George's Hotel, Llanwddyn - Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Much Birch - The Pilgrim Hotel, Prestatyn - The Beaches, Swansea - Village SwanseaAvailability:Mostly year round, though a few locations may be restricted at times. Further details can be obtained when booking your chosen Welsh hotel.Fitness/Qualifications:Min. age: 18. Participants make their own travel arrangements to and from the chosen location and during their stay.Duration:One night's accommodation and breakfast for two.Voucher Terms and Validity:Valid 9 months. Purchase constitutes acceptance of Terms and Conditions. With standard delivery, this item is usually dispatched in 1-2 working days.
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip Hotels: Escape...... more
Escape society: that's been the motivating dream of books from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to Alex Garland's The Beach but in Herbert Ypma's Hip Hotels: Escape it's not just a dream. Interior design expert (and author of Hip Hotels: City) Ypma tracks down photographs and meticulously records over 40 hotels around the world that will, in his opinion, provide a real escape from the pressures of modern life.For some, escape means roughing it in nature--climbing a mountain, trekking with a backpack. Ypma's idea of escape is more sophisticated. The best escape locations, he writes, "amplify the attractions of their setting" and enable us to recognise "man's ability to enhance the beauty of a beautiful place." It's no surprise, then, that the hotels Ypma chooses don't have the conventional feel of a Hilton or Sheraton; many are family-run and all are unique. At Amandari, on Bali, guests don't get a room, they get a house positioned along walkways that echo the arrangement of a traditional Balinese village. At the Ice Hotel in Sweden, glasses and beds are literally made out of ice. It's important to the author that the hotels he describes have been constructed with ecological sensitivity: most, like the log cabins of Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado, are built from local materials and their food and design reflect local culture.The hotels are listed in alphabetical order by country. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and room rates (in local currencies) are provided. Despite their relatively small sizes, France, Great Britain, and Italy get the most attention; combined they have 13 hotels to North America's five, South America's two and Australia's one. Ympa's luscious, detailed photographs accompany equally descriptive text that's rich in cultural detail and literary reference (Carey on Australia, Chatwin on Chile). The author has a habit of mentioning the stars, actors, media and entertainment types who have vacationed at each hotel. This may grate some nerves but it also points to a shift in travel patterns; as travel becomes less exclusive, it's not only the stars who get the chance to combine luxury with environmental awareness in their choice of escape destinations. --Tamsin Todd
Village Voices: French Country Life - Marie-France Boyer
HardCover. Pub Date: October 1999 Pages: 112 in Publisher: Thames & Hudson As in so much of the Western world. mega-stores. malls and e-commerce have imposed a...... more
HardCover. Pub Date: October 1999 Pages: 112 in Publisher: Thames & Hudson As in so much of the Western world. mega-stores. malls and e-commerce have imposed a dulling sameness on a once-eclectic rural France. Happily . [Marie-France Boyer] has located villagers who have bucked conformity by simply not changing a thing. Contents: Prefacep. 8Decor a la Cartep. 12The Last Shopsp. 28Public Servicesp. 48Unstarred Hotel Roomsp. 70Male Preservesp. 84The Charm of the Back Roomp . 98Acknowledgements Photographic Creditsp. 112Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.
The Cake Shop - Sylvanian Families Village Food Shops 4668 | 25+ Pieces | Bnib
sylvanian families are an adorable range of distinctive animal characters with charming and beautiful homes furniture and accessories they live work and play in...... more
sylvanian families are an adorable range of distinctive animal characters with charming and beautiful homes furniture and accessories they live work and play in the idyllic and wonderful land of sylvania everyone in sylvania loves to stop at the cake shop be it walking home from berry grove school or on the way to regency hotel the smell of fresh cakes means the shop is always busy both young and old residents of sylvania are in for a treat when this cake shop arrives in town the smell of freshl
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany: Great days out / Hotels / Art / Restaurants / Churches / Villages / Architecture / Frescoes / Shopping / Landscape - Christopher Catling
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the entire...... more
Presents the charming city of Florence and the awe-inspiring Tuscany region. This title covers various sights, beaches, markets and festivals for the entire region with reviews and recommendations for the best restaurants, bars, wineries, shopping and hotels in Florence and throughout Tuscany.
Showcases the very best of Switzerland, with its multinational culture and unique position at the heart of Europe. This guide covers places ranging from the...... more
Showcases the very best of Switzerland, with its multinational culture and unique position at the heart of Europe. This guide covers places ranging from the magnificent mountain scenery, alpine villages, ski resorts and apres-ski, to emmental, chocolate and cuckoo clocks. It also includes 850 photographs.
UltraLuxe Hotels: The Experience Awaits - Veronica Newson
HardCover Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 256 in Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ultraluxe A byword for comfort where the ambience is comprised of carefully crafted...... more
HardCover Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 256 in Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ultraluxe A byword for comfort where the ambience is comprised of carefully crafted exteriors remain unrivalled amenities of superlative service; in which the most discreet of staff attend to their guest's every wish - in locations ranging from the international hot spots of Paris and New York to far flung villages in Cambodia. to exclusive island paradises and private villas in the Gulf offering the ultimate in spa treatments. From safaris to snorkelling to rural retreats . here is a selection of only the very best from around the globe. Lavishly illustrated and written by an expert in the field. this is a book for the seasoned traveller in search of the latest destinations. for the adventurous looking for ideas for their next journey. for the design savvy who want cutting-edge accommodation in the world's ...
The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany - James Bentley
A book focusing on 37 villages and small towns all over Tuscany. The descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs of the architecture, landscape and...... more
A book focusing on 37 villages and small towns all over Tuscany. The descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs of the architecture, landscape and people of Tuscany. It includes a visitor's guide to restaurants, hotels and places of interest.
Michelin Guide France 2007: Hotels and Restaurants (Michelin Guides) - 206712482X
The famous Michelin guide with text in English. This details all towns and villages in France, Monaco and Andorra. More than 5100 hotels, More than 3600...... more
The famous Michelin guide with text in English. This details all towns and villages in France, Monaco and Andorra. More than 5100 hotels, More than 3600 restaurants and 400 town & city plans and 22 regional maps showing the main places of interest and all the best places to stay and eat.
Georgina Campbell's Ireland: The Guide - Ireland's most comprehensive guide book to Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs (The Best Places to Eat, Drink and ... Ireland: The Guide All the Best Places to) - Georgina Campbell
All "Georgina Campbell Guides" follow a strict policy - establishments are selected through merit alone, they are judged through unbiased assessment made by...... more
All "Georgina Campbell Guides" follow a strict policy - establishments are selected through merit alone, they are judged through unbiased assessment made by anonymous inspections - all are included in the guides for free. 'Life's too short for bad food and mediocre accommodation. That's why "Georgina Campbell's Ireland - The Guide" never leaves my sight...this is the most comprehensive and reliable guide to Irish hospitality' - Jillian Bolger, "The Sunday Tribune". 'For the foodie library' - Darina Allen, "The Village". 'I have to thank Georgina Campbell's encyclopaedic "Ireland Guide"...' - Tom Doorley, "Irish Times". 'Honest, impartial and written with passion. The Guide is the only hotel guide in this country that experts take seriously' - "The Dubliner Magazine". 'Georgina Campbell is Ireland's leading food and hospitality writer...the same honesty has applied to her comprehensive and critically acclaimed independently assessed guides to Ireland's best places to eat, drink and stay...' - "The Dubliner". 'Ireland's Premier Guide' - "The London Guardian". 'Many such guides out there...but this is The Business, The Big Kahuna...let's not beat about the bush, this is quite definitively The Guide. ..authoritative, detail(ed), no nonsense...Car glove compartments at the ready for this one, if you don't mind' - "The Aerlingus Cara Magazine". 'Takes the guess work out of holidaying, eating out, or even selecting a good pub in Ireland' - "Irish Homes". 'Best Guide Book' - "Harpers & Queen Magazine".
Dreaming of Tuscany: Where to Find the Best There Is - Perfect Hill Towns, Splendid Palazzos, Rustic Farmhouses, Glorious Gardens, Authentic Cuisine, ... Art, Luxurious Hotels, Hidden Discoveries - Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Dreaming of Tuscany Focuses on the essence of Tuscany. This work takes the reader to discover charming Renaissance villages with nary a person in sight, to tiny...... more
Dreaming of Tuscany Focuses on the essence of Tuscany. This work takes the reader to discover charming Renaissance villages with nary a person in sight, to tiny trattorias that make unforgettable meals, to a linen shop with hand-woven treasures not to found elsewhere. Full description
An irresistibly compelling from the internationally bestselling author Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that...... more
An irresistibly compelling from the internationally bestselling author Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. She likes to spy from the crumbling wall into the gardens, and imagine that one day she'll escape her meagre existence and live there. One day, Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside. From that moment on Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up they cross an unseen line, jeopardising the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times. Its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist-in-residence to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. Rafael Santoro is charismatic and wise, and soon begins to pacify the discord in her family. However, Rafa is not who he seems. He has his own agenda. Whether to destroy, to seduce, or to heal, it is certain to affect them all. Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new story by Santa Montefiore is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and the past revealed.
The House by the Sea (Unabridged Audiobook) - Santa Montefiore
Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner's son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny...... more
Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner's son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina's hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina's family. But Rafa is not who he seems... Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new novel is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and the past revealed.
March 1928. Freddie Smith is on a motoring holiday in the mountains of south west France. He is caught in a violent storm and his car crashes. He is forced to...... more
March 1928. Freddie Smith is on a motoring holiday in the mountains of south west France. He is caught in a violent storm and his car crashes. He is forced to seek shelter in a boarding house in the nearby village of Axat. There he meets another guest in the tiny hotel, a pale and beautiful young woman called Marie. As the storm rages outside, she explains how the region was ripped apart by wars of religion in the 14th century. She tells how, one terrible night in March 1328, all the inhabitants of Axat were forced to flee from the soldiers into the mountains. The villagers took refuge in a cave, but when the fighting was over, no one came back. Their bodies were never found. Axat itself became a ghost town. When Freddie wakes the following morning, Marie has gone. Worse still, his car will take several days to repair and he has to stay at the boarding house for a few days more. To pass the time, he explores the mountains. Then he realises it is almost 600 years to the day since the villagers disappeared. He decides to go and look for the cave himself. Perhaps, he thinks, he might even find Marie? It is a decision he will live to regret.
The Illusionist (2010) is director Sylvain Chomet's homage to French writer-director-actor Jacques Tati, whose work he's loved for years: the three beldams in...... more
The Illusionist (2010) is director Sylvain Chomet's homage to French writer-director-actor Jacques Tati, whose work he's loved for years: the three beldams in Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville even watch a clip from Tati's Jour de Fête in bed. Based on a script Tati wrote but never produced, the film focuses on a sleight-of-hand magician whose career founders as television and rock and roll supplant traditional entertainment. During a trip to a remote village in Scotland--where pub goers still appreciate his act--the magician encounters Alice, a teenage girl who works as a maid. When he departs, Alice follows him to Edinburgh, seeking a more glamorous life. In addition to his stage gigs, the Illusionist works at various odd jobs to support Alice, whom he treats as an adopted daughter. Like Triplets (and Tati's classic comedies), The Illusionist is told with only minimal dialogue. However, in place of the manic energy of Triplets, The Illusionist is permeated with a wistful melancholy for a fading era, a fading talent, and, ultimately, a fading relationship. The animation is more polished than in Chomet's previous films: a sequence of the drunken magician teetering around the lobby of a broken-down hotel is brilliantly drawn. The backgrounds of Edinburgh are beautifully rendered. The Illusionist won awards from several critics' groups in the United States, but it lacks the purity of vision of Triplets. The film represents a combination of Tati's and Chomet's sensibilities, rather than the pure work of either artist. It's a lovely film, but viewers expecting the take-no-prisoners absurdity of Triplets of Belleville will be disappointed. (Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking) --Charles Solomon
The Rough Guide to the Lake District - Jules Brown
Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2010 Pages: 296 in Publisher: on Rough Guides of The of Rough Guide to the Lake District is the ultimate travel companion for...... more
Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2010 Pages: 296 in Publisher: on Rough Guides of The of Rough Guide to the Lake District is the ultimate travel companion for discovering England's most celeated scenic area. From the literary sites of in Grasmere to cruising on Lake Windermere and all the alpine landscapes and picturesque villages in between. Foodies are directed to the regions best restaurants and most authentic old inns and pubs whilst walkers can enjoy all the walks included in the BBC's popular 'Wainright Walks' series with Julia adbury. Whether you're looking for a walker's hostel or boutique hotel. caf. gastro-pub. farmhouse BandB or country-house hotel. this guide has the lowdown on all the best deals. The Rough Guide to the Lake District is loaded with practical information from family ticket prices and opening times to advice on travelling around the region relying on ...
Advantages: A comfortable well equipped hotel in Warrington Disadvantages: Mainly suited to the business traveller
...We had to arrange an overnight stay with breakfast, close to Walton Lea crematorium in Cheshire, for 7th August 2006 as we wanted to be present at a family funeral service the next morning.
A quick search on the internet showed me that The De Vere Village Hotel and Leisure Centre was only five miles from the village of Walton and the crematorium.
As we spent a leisure break at a De Vere...
Advantages: The price we found was excellent as well as the quality of the hotel. The room was very comfortabl Disadvantages: There were no real disadvantages, cheaper than London for a four star Hotel !!! Pictures to prove
...Village Hotel & Leisure Club Swansea
This was my first outing into Wales for some fifteen years. This hotel also was an excellent accomodation with great facilities. To the right of the hotel was a Starbucks and to the left was a pub. If one stays in Swansea this place can use this hotel for lazy relaxing days to use the facilities inside the hotel as well as using this hotel as a base to...
Advantages: Lots of facilities, very clean, helpful staff, great fun for all the family Disadvantages: Food a bit too generic, not very Turkish, expensive in school holidays
...Village itself other than one row of shops and a few bars/restaurants in Sarigerme. I also felt that you could have been ?anywhere hot with palm trees? - there was no real sense in the hotel complex that you were in Turkey, and I?m guessing that is the same in the other Holiday Villages as well. But, those negatives were outweighed by the fact that we all had a fabulous holiday and came back feeling...