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Lynne Coates enjoys lunch in The Orchard | Grantley Hall’s newest dining venue

Lynne Coates enjoys lunch in The Orchard | Grantley Hall’s newest dining venue

With a motto ‘the difference is in the detail’ – Grantley Hall has that rare combination of traditional elegance, state-of-the-art facilities and a picturesque location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. This super-luxury hotel and wellness retreat is located ten miles from Harrogate, in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire countryside. A sweeping driveway through the immaculate gardens leads to the entrance of the hotel where, Bentleys, Ferraris and other exotic cars are parked. Lesser motors can use the car…

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Lynne Coates heads up north for an indulgent weekend in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels Blythswood Square

Lynne Coates heads up north for an indulgent weekend in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels Blythswood Square

You know when you’re given an iPad to operate settings for lights, TV’s, and various gizmos, that you are in a high-tech, high-spec, hotel room.  I prefer a simple wall switch myself, but my other-half was in tech heaven as we settled into the sensational penthouse suite in Blythswood Square Hotel. A prestigious address since the early 19th century Bythswood Square’s Georgian townhouses were originally owned by Glasgow’s wealthy merchants.  They were later turned into the headquarters of The Royal…

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Luxury At Armathwaite Hall | Floraison Magazine

Luxury At Armathwaite Hall | Floraison Magazine

I am always on the hunt to find luxury hotels that tick every box and I can honestly say hands down, that the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa has surpassed this entirely! This stunning hotel on Bassenthwaite Lake has taken the number one spot as my favourite hotel in the Lake District, which is not an easy title to fill, but I’m going to tell you why…. Luxury stays..   (Armathwaite Exterior) The hospitality at this hotel is incredible. Five…

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The York Grand Hotel | Floraison

The York Grand Hotel | Floraison

York is the epitome of elegance; from its stunning architecture, to the historical shambles, quaint windy streets, beautiful shops filled with treasures, and so many spots to sit and soak up traditional English culture. If you’re looking for a UK weekend break, with fun, culture, and a good glass of vino. We were fortunate enough to spend a night at The Grand Hotel & Spa York, which, from start to finish of my stay, I felt like royalty. It is Yorkshire’s…

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London Calling…British Airways City Break

London Calling…British Airways City Break

Some may think I’m soft for doing this but each to their own I guess. I love the film Pretty Woman, always have. Now clearly I’m not as rich as Richard Gere’s character but I do like to treat Mrs B from time to time. Especially on her birthday. It should probably be said that Mrs B hates surprises so I was compelled to tell her where we were going a few days before but the end result was the…

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