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Coming back with the breakfast goods after a trip to the chicken coop (egg box not provided!)

Camping in style on a Lancashire working farm

Destination: Lancashire

With ridiculously comfortable beds, a wood-burning stove and even a flushing loo, staying in a tent on Dolphinholme House Farm in Lancashire is camping, yes - but not as we know it...

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Ojen seen from the Mirador

Ojén: hidden away in the hills of Marbella

Destination: Marbella

Thousands of tourists visit Marbella and the Costa del Sol each year but few venture into the hills. Unfortunately they are missing one of the most beautiful, traditional villages of Spain: Ojén

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The floral archway leading to L'Orto degli Angeli

Four idyllic Umbrian hideaways

Destination: Umbria

Wedged between fashionable Tuscany and Le Marche, Umbria is often overlooked. However, it has panoramas to rival Chianti’s and hotels that are stylish and relatively cheap. Here are four of the best

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