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HANDMADE HAMMOCKS

Handmade Hammocks is a dynamic rural business based in the Scottish Highlands at GLENMORE near to AVIEMORE in the heart of the CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK. We specialise in hammocks of all shapes and sizes with hammock chairs and the most delicious hammock cushions to match. Handmade Hammocks also produces its own wooden hammock stands made from wood that bears the FSC mark as coming from sustainable sources, as well as a variety of suspension accessories to cover all eventualities. All products are fairtrade - purchased at source on the basis that the workers who produce them earn fair pay and work in clean and healthy working conditions. www.handmadehammocks.co.uk

White Rabbit England

White Rabbit England is a luxury childrens' brand founded in 2001 by sisters Charlotte Thompson and Victoria Sullivan. We design and manufacture lighting and interiors for the nursery and special gifts for little ones. Our award winning White Rabbit lamp represents perfectly the uniqueness and quality of both the design and manufacture of everything we do to create heirlooms of the future. "Designed by us, made for you, keep forever" http://www.whiterabbitengland.com/

Atticus & Gilda

Atticus & Gilda is a children's nightwear and accessories brand launched in 2013 by Conchita Scott and Lucy Gaiger . Both from a costume design background they met while working on Phantom of the Opera and have worked together many times since,latterly on Mamma Mia! Many of the trimmings you will find on the accessories are from past productions and will contain a little piece of theatre history. For 15% discount on Atticus and Gilda enter the code Theatre http://www.atticusandgilda.co.uk/

Quality Unearthed

Something a little different... unusual holiday accommodations such as a Treehouses, gypsy wagons, off-grid places, or cool glamping abodes are our passion. And these alternative, ecologically sensitive holidays are something more of us are seeking out. Increasingly we want things in life that are authentic and unique and our choice of holiday accommodation is reflected in this. www.qualityunearthed.co.uk

Quality Villas

Quality Villas was established back in 1986 by Margaret Rees, the current owner, with a handful of villa properties. Today, with the same attention to detail and regard for only offering the best and most sumptuous properties, all enjoying a ‘wow’ factor of some sort, there are close to 500 villas in the portfolio. www.qualityvillas.com

My Heart and Home

Time for bed sleepy head! We offer a beautiful range of traditional cotton nightwear and a charming selection of keepsake gifts, rag dolls and teddies for little ones. New summer styles now in stock. http://www.myheartandhome.co.uk

Bramble Rose

Bramble Rose creates beautifully embroidered keepsakes, clothing and extra special gifts for babies, children and weddings. Using high quality fabrics and designs, you can choose from personalised blankets, drawstring bags, dressing gowns, rag dolls and commemorative teddies. Whatever the occasion and whatever the gift, you can be sure you’re giving someone something special they’ll want to cherish forever. Visit www.bramble-rose.co.uk or call us on 07846 232 816.

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is a five-star hotel set within a 275-acre private estate with its own championship golf course, offering guests the unpretentious grandeur and sumptuous décor of true English luxury on Dartmoor National Park www.boveycastle.com

Number One Dart Marina

Number One Dart Marina is an exquisite home in a breath-taking location by the River Dart in Dartmouth, Devon. For an exclusive destination with a stunning combination of views, luxury and style, within a few steps of Dart Marina Hotel & Spa, see more at www.dartmarina.com/numberone

Sykes Cottages

Give yourself something to look forward to in the New Year with a holiday from Sykes Cottages. With over 4,000 self-catering holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your 2014 getaway. To find out more, visit our website or give us a call. www.sykescottages.co.uk

Harbour Hotels

Drenched in natural beauty, history and culture, the Harbour Hotels collection offers views and surrounding areas that can rival any Mediterranean destination. With hotels dotted along the south coast, the Harbour Hotels Collection boasts four incredible waterside havens, all with one thing in common simply breath-taking views – and a boutique Dorset seaside hideaway. www.harbourhotels.co.uk

Kesgrave Hall

Step back, relax and indulge at milsoms Kesgrave Hall, a contemporary 4-star hotel with 23 fabulous bedrooms ranging from standard through to the ‘top grade’. Plenty of theatre can be found in the restaurant overlooked by the Engine Room, with head chef Stuart Oliver championing all that is great about Suffolk produce. www.kesgravehall.com

Little Lucy Willow

The exclusive luxury children’s furniture and accessory company that prides itself on designing unique collections of beautifully crafted furniture. Designed and built to the very highest standards here in England, our furniture is always in stock. Committed to quality, our furniture has a variety of colour and bespoke options and comes with a reassuring 10-year guarantee. http://www.littlelucywillow.co.uk

Quality Cottages

The tight knit family business based in North Pembrokeshire represents over 300 fabulous holiday properties throughout the most stunning coastal, countryside and mountainous regions of Wales. They began their business even before the Welsh Tourist Board existed and when they finally caught up Quality Cottages was the first company to be awarded a gold medal for services to self catering holidays in Wales, probably setting the bench mark for future standards. http://www.qualitycottages.co.uk

Powder Byrne

Powder Byrne is the luxury holiday company for parents. And kids. With over 30 years of experience creating inspiring getaways for active families, we’d love to put together the perfect holiday for you. www.powderbyrne.com

Inntravel

Inntravel specialise in Slow holidays, which reveal the lesser-taken path and offer a truly individual holiday experience. From carefully crafted self-guided walking and cycling holidays, to inspiring winter snow holidays, uncover hidden corners and authentic local experiences along the way. www.inntravel.co.uk

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Whether you are looking for contemporary chic or classic comfort, Suffolk Cottage Holidays' stylish, luxury cottages are the very best in Suffolk. In the heart of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our coastal and countryside cottages are set in some of East Anglia's finest locations. www.suffolkcottageholidays.com/

Doodle by Stitch

Personalise your home with unique washable textiles from doodle by stitch. Create, wash out and design again! The award-winning range includes our tablecloth, placemats and bunting, all perfect for lunches with friends and family or celebrating special occasions with a personal message. www.doodlebystitch.com

Footpath Holidays

Personally owned and run by Ian and Suzanne Newman, Footpath Holidays has been providing high quality walking holidays in Britain since 1983. Holiday options include guided walking as part of a group, self-guided holidays based in a single centre and self-guided holidays moving on each day and having your luggage transported. Every year Footpath Holidays organises a number of ‘tailor-made’ itineraries e.g. walks associated with pilgrimage routes, James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Daphne Du Maurier’s Cornwall, or the Arthurian Legends. http://www.footpath-holidays.com/

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