The Feathers Hotel in Woodstock

The Feathers Hotel is a 21 room hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, a sleep little village with a bustling high street full of independent shops and pubs.   The hotel itself sits in the heart of the village (hence the lack of a car park but there is plenty of on street parking around) and is  steeped

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day seven

I didn’t even know that Bloody Island existed when we arrived in Menorca.   But then we saw an advert for the Yellow Catamaran boat company and that they visited the island a few times a week so it seemed like the perfect way to spend our last morning on the island.   The boat leaves from

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day Six

Binibeca was high on my list of places to visit during our week in Menorca, and had also featured heavily on the “Places to see” lists of people I had asked to give me their recommendations. A whole fisherman’s village, again built on to top of a cliff beside the sea, Binibeca Vell is all

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A Menorcan sojourn — Day Five

  We started the day by turning left out of the resort and down towards the coast, rather than turning right and up towards the main roads.   Arenal D’en Castell sits on the northern coast of Menorca, and therefore on the coast.   There are plenty of places to park that then allow you to wander

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day Four

Today we ventured over to Ciutadella.  The other major town on the island, at the opposite end from Mahon.  It might have been the capital of Menorca but lost out in a vote to decide who could call themselves the main town, though it is widely regarded as the religious capital of the island.  

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day three

So with the news that a friend was staying on the other side of the island, without a pool, we wasted no time in saying “well why don’t you come for breakfast and a swim”!   Our place is the perfect spot for a breakfast and pool party after all!   Suffice to say they were VERY

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day Two

The first day of a villa holiday is always dominated by a food shop, isn’t it?   Or in our case two.     I never leave home without tea and milk but it’s hard to bring anything more than that isn’t it?   And I do love a foreign supermarket! Mr B and I did a quick

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A Menorcan Sojourn — Day one

  We arrived at Villa Grace late last night, slightly battered by a rather disrupted flight (not the fault of the airline at all, who were amazing,  but a rather loud passenger who not only screamed for an hour but kicked the back our seats and threw things at our heads) and pretty much dumped

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