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A holiday home from home: why serviced accommodation beats a hotel

For some, nothing hits the spot like an adventure holiday in North Wales or the Lakes. Others prefer a city break for a dose of culture and retail therapy. Not…

13 June 2023
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Why not Wigan?

Nestled halfway between the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, the Lancashire town of Wigan is easily overlooked. If people from outside the area associate it with anything, it’s probably…

13 June 2023
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Be our Guestz

The past few years have seen a renaissance of the Great British holiday. The idea of a ‘staycation’ is no longer a quirky alternative to a foreign holiday. For many…

08 August 2023
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Christmas in Manchester

Christmas shopping is a chore for some. Leave it too late, and the stress levels pass the angel at the top of the Christmas tree. But if you’re not enjoying…

27 September 2023
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Christmas in the Lakes

There’s nothing like a long country walk at Christmas time. And there are few better places to take one than the matchless English Lake District. There’s clean, fresh air, stunning…

27 September 2023
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Visit Preston: better by degree

Preston lies at the heart of England’s northwest and is one of the best connected cities in the UK. Its station is a key point on the West Coast rail…

08 November 2023
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Get happy in Halifax

UK city breaks are ever popular with families, couples and even adventurous singles. But why limit local getaways to actual cities? The larger towns of England have plenty of to…

08 November 2023
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Hull: a city of culture, comedy and cruises (and more)

Kingston-upon-Hull was named the second-ever UK City of Culture in 2017. The chairman of the judges described Hull as ‘a city coming out of the shadows’. And having once been…

07 December 2023
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Why use a managing agent for your short-term let?

To some, managing a rental property looks like a cushy job. After all, you don’t even have to be there most of the time. It’s the property itself that does…

13 December 2023
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Cheltenham: a festival town with something for everyone

For some, Cheltenham is synonymous with ‘the Festival’. And especially the Gold Cup, the fourth largest sporting event in the UK. The ‘Cheltenham roar’ at the first race of the…

13 December 2023
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Spring break? Head for Manchester

Winter has its moments. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without dark evenings and frosty air. But sooner or later, the tree’s packed up. And there comes a point when most…

13 December 2023
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Get away with Guestz this Easter

As the first major holiday of the year, Easter is an opportunity to reset. Having got through the first few months of the year, most of us feel like a…

07 February 2024