• A mini-break with the kids in a luxurious family-friendly hotel

    There can’t be many posh hotels where you’re not immediately ejected – or at least given several hard stares – when your two young children strike up a chorus of Baby Shark in the dining room during breakfast. Luckily for us, we're at Woolley Grange in Bradford-on-Avon and while they don’t put on the backing track for us, it’s certainly not frowned upon. That’s because Woolley Grange positions itself as a luxury family venue, a Jacobean manor in the countryside where kids’ needs are front and centre. A relaxing hotel mini-break with your offspring seems like a contradiction in terms,

  • What to do in Taormina: the best places to see, eat and stay in the scenic Sicilian town

    A treasure trove of historic delights offset by preposterously pretty bays, this spot on Sicily’s east coast is all kinds of seductive. Discover the best things to do, places to stay and must-visit restaurants with our need-to-know guide to the Italian town of Taormina. Where to stay: Easily one of the loveliest villas on the island, Ortensia sits amid verdant banana palm-studded gardens. Its all-white exterior is a fine example of cubist minimalism and inside, the light-drenched spaces are full of imagination: walls are hung with global objet d’art and intricately-painted urns overflow with greenery. The double-height lounge leads out to