HARRY and Meghan are renting a converted Oxfordshire cowshed for romantic weekends away together. The secluded bolthole was once a rundown farm outhouse with collapsed roof and dilapidated walls. But it has been transformed into a hideaway fit for a royal couple in need of some rural alone time. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have returned from their honeymoon in Canada, are renting the barn from a pal of David Cameron. The 18th Century farm building sits on the huge Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds, in an area dubbed Poshfordshire by locals. According the the Daily Mail, it boasts a split-level kitchen and sitting area a dining room in what used to be stables, and a drawing room converted from a barn. The estate dates back to the Roman era, and was gifted by William I to his half-brother Odo after a Norman invasion. Moment Duchess of Cornwall Camilla squeezes Meghan Markle's hand at Prince Charles' birthday bash It's current owner, Nicholas Johnston, has … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rent converted Oxfordshire COWSHED for romantic weekend escapes
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NOBODY likes to take a gamble on the quality of where they’re staying on holiday. Luckily TripAdvisor has put together a list of the best holiday homes in the world for its Travellers' Choice Awards – including ones which are budget-friendly and are available under £75 per night. From an apartment next to the sea in Devon to a lakeside lodge in County Donegal, these properties are all cheap to rent out - but also in great locations and with good amenities. TripAdvisor spokesperson Laurel Greatrix says: “This year’s winners highlight the incredible variety of homes on TripAdvisor Rentals, and the many different travellers they appeal to. "Winners range from a family-friendly home in Orlando with a private pool, to a chic centrally located apartment in Rome, but one thing every winner has in common is an owner who provides an exceptional experience.” Read on to find out more about the best budget holiday lets in the world. A modern apartment in Rome … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor lists the best cheap holiday homes in the world
The weekend is here and so are a whole host of gigs, club nights, comedy shows and much more to enjoy here in Manchester. The Greater Manchester Marathon is one of this weekend's highlights and you can read all about it here . If food and drink is on your agenda this weekend, check out our April restaurant deals - and follow our two new Facebook groups, Eating out in Manchester and Going out in Manchester , for all the latest openings, offers and news. For more ideas, read on for our pick of this weekend's best events. See you on the other side. Friday April 6 Comedy - Ships and Giggles Shiver me timbers! Known for their pirate-themed parodies of well-known pop songs, musical duo Jollyboat have been storming the festival circuit for the past few years, picking up a UK Musical Comedy Award along the way. Tonight’s one-off gig, at Deansgate bar Lock 91, is a special fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the CHILD.org charity. Lock 91 / lock-91.co.uk / 0161 819 5444 / … [Read more...] about Things to do in Manchester this weekend: April 6 to 8
Merseyside is set to be treated to some of the hottest names in hip-hop, grime and rap as brand new festival May Weekender comes to Prenton Park. Set to be the biggest festival of its kind, May Weekender has attracted artists unlikely to be seen together anywhere else in the UK, let alone in the north. The festival will take place over May Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27 at Tranmere Rovers ground Prenton Park - just a 20 minute drive from Liverpool. May Weekender have confirmed that Tory Lanez, Jme with special guest Metro Boomin and ASAP mob rapper Ferg will headline the festival. Tory, whose track ‘Luv’ earned him a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song, recently collaborated with Future on ‘Real Thing’ will headline the first day of the festival. While North London grime MC JME, with producer and DJ Metro Boomin flying in from St Louis, also for the festival’s middle day. A founding member of Harlem's A$AP Mob alongside A$AP … [Read more...] about Huge names added to line-up for new hip hop festival May Weekender
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 17:19 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:19 13 February 2018 Peter Sharkey Tempted by a holiday? Of course. But should we be being a bit more careful with our cash? Photo: Supplied Archant Need a holiday? Me too. It was an early morning visit to the dentist last Friday which prompted the thought. This column is brought to you in association with Almary Green. Photo: Almary Green “Goodness,” exclaimed the young lady confirming my address details, “we’re a third of the way through February already. Still, better than January. The month with 203 days.” What a great way to describe the year’s opening month. January always drags – more so if it’s ‘dry’ or includes any other opportunity to don sackcloth and ashes – which is why we’re inclined to start checking out the summer holiday situation. Our collective seasonal enthusiasm for blue skies and sunshine is reinforced by: a) Britain’s … [Read more...] about Should you book a holiday or save the cash for later?