Father’s Day. What sort of Dad is yours?

What do you buy the dad who’s got everything?  Well, we live in a spectacular part of the British Isles, so why not treat him to some of its highlights. Give him the gift of a wonderful summer memory! Yee ha dad For the yee ha dad how about a cowboy stay in an iconic Airstream thanks to Vintage Vacations on the Isle of Wight? … Continue reading Father’s Day. What sort of Dad is yours?

Happy Camping

We’ve been camping and touring in our sensational south for many years. Here’s a little insight into where we’ve parked our home-from-homes. The Orchards, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight Many of us who grew up in the south remember day trips to a kiss-me-quick style Isle of Wight which is a million miles from the reality of the Island today. Stunning views, beautiful beaches, boutique yachty … Continue reading Happy Camping

A quintessentially Cornish break

Porthcothan is a little-known village with a stunning, quintessentially Cornish Bay with grassy dunes, a huge swathe of sand and fantastic rock-pooling at low tide. Despite being close to the tourist draw of Padstow, it has a ‘step back in time’ quality reminiscent of the beach holidays we had as children. Ruddy cheeks, flip flops and sandy picnics. It’s idyllic for body boarding and water … Continue reading A quintessentially Cornish break

New Forest Manor lunch and Prosecco offer

Burley Manor in the New Forest National Park is currently offering a three-course lunch with complimentary Prosecco for just £25 – so we headed off for a little midweek indulgence. This is a special seasonal menu being offered by this relaxed restaurant with rooms, a Grade II Listed manor house dating back to 1852 which was fully refurbished three years ago. We started our morning with … Continue reading New Forest Manor lunch and Prosecco offer

Saturday market spree at Lymington

One of the many beauties of The New Forest is its accessibility. On the train it’s just 90 minutes from London and in the car,  just a few minutes after you leave the motorway  you cross a cattle grid and enter another world. That makes it a perfect spot for a short break, but equally great for a Saturday spree. Why not Sunday?  Well because … Continue reading Saturday market spree at Lymington

The journey begins

We are a small but merry band of bloggers who have joined forces to celebrate our Sensational South and share it with you. Couples, families, dog owners, foodies, caravanners, cyclists and lovers of luxury.  We hope to bring you some of our insight into the areas we know and love. An insider’s view of places to walk, picnic or play, great places to eat, drink … Continue reading The journey begins