Guest rooms and suites include kitchenettes, and several have balconies, porches and fireplaces.The villagelike setting occupies an entire city block with walled gardens, a courtyard and pool, along with a guests-only bar in an early-20th-century garage. Just 30 deluxe tents, spread over five riverside camps, each with its own chef, and an additional 28 luxury vacation homes share 37,000 acres of wilderness.This was good to know, though I'd been hoping he would apply his agricultural nous to culinary matters. "What's 'loin of Yorkshire spring lamb' doing here at the end of August?
Yet Mark Wilson's cooking at The Anvil, a pub in the woods or at least the fringe of Wykeham Forest in North Yorkshire, enjoys a beaten path that must be the envy of many more overt hostelries. With that in mind, here are some new and improved hotels and resorts to woo many ages and stages of love, from platonic crushes to wedded commitment.With an infinity pool, stand-up paddleboards and a restaurant from the Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin, guests may feel little impulse to leave, though if they do, the resort will arrange a Mini Moke, the island’s signature car, and a picnic basket filled with roast chicken and rosé.Most were sinking Peroni, but my farming friend, Nick, and I went for a fine local beer called Wold Top Mallard (the reference is to Sir Nigel Gresley's loco, not the duck).My wife, Alison, snaffled the pub's last glass of Picpoul de Pinet, a potion that has gained a dedicated following in rural Yorkshire.