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At Carrier, we have more than 30 years of experience creating luxury holidays. Our holidays are personal, bespoke and tailor-made to the desires of each holidaymaker, and we leave no stone unturned and no detail overlooked, a perfect holiday choice. www.carrier.co.uk

Elegant Address Luxury Property Group

Introducing the Elegant Address Luxury Property Group - a Luxury Property Consultancy providing specialist knowledge, unrivalled British bespoke service and a vast portfolio of hand-picked luxury villas, five star hotels, chalets and apartments for rental and sale within some of the world’s most glamorous, exotic and characteristic locations. http://elegant-addresslpg.com/


Hideaways cottages provide the perfect escape from busy and stressful lifestyles. Located across the south of England from Cornwall to Kent and up to the Cotswolds and Welsh borders, Hideaways specialises in high quality properties – from idyllic, romantic retreats just for 2 to large barn conversions sleeping up to 22. www.hideaways.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

Abercrombie & Kent Villas

Abercrombie & Kent Villas offer a wide range of luxury villas throughout Europe, from French chateaux to Tuscan farmhouses. As well as beautiful properties, we can also help organise the finer things that make your holiday complete with everything from private chefs to local hosts to help you make the most of your stay. www.abercrombiekent.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

St Brides Bay Cottages

St Brides Bay Cottages offers delightful cottages in superb locations around the North Pembrokeshire Coast. "Welcome" might be a small word, but here it has a very big meaning. The scenery is spectacular, the air is crystal fresh and the villages are full of character. The rugged beauty offers the perfect backdrop for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday. www.stbridesbaycottages.com

St Mawes Retreats

Boutique collection of private holiday houses sleeping 2 to 12 in unrivalled luxury in Cornwall on the idyllic Roseland peninsula. Our properties are ideal for 2 to 12 guests, couples looking for a relaxing holiday together or larger groups of families and friends gathering for a special occasion, reunion or holiday. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break of 3 nights, midweek break of 4 nights or a week or two week holiday we would be delighted to welcome you to St Mawes Retreats. http://www.stmawesretreats.co.uk/

AliOli Kids

Established in May 2012, AliOli Kids burst into the online market and since built a reputation of supplying classic and timeless children’s clothes aged 0 -12 years old and accessories to clients all over the world.Online you will find beautiful baby, children’s clothes, accessories and the AliOli Kids signature sea creature swimwear, as well as a selection of other unique brands that complement the main collection. The products reflect the great design and high quality synonymous with Spanish clothes. http://www.aliolikids.com

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/

Riverside Lifestyle

Riverside Lifestyle offer a beautiful holiday let, artisan food and gifts – using our Hampshire lavender we produce jams and chutneys, bath luxuries, olive wood chopping boards and platters and a collection of luxury homely throws, rugs and blankets. Visit www.riversidelifestyle.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. http://www.milsomhotels.com/kesgrave-hall/

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/

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. www.atticusandgilda.co.uk.

Hintlesham Hall

Beautiful grounds, surrounding a graceful 16th Century Grade 1 listed Country House Hotel. A warm welcome from friendly efficient staff, showing you through to a sumptuous lounge with a roaring log fires during the winter months, papers to read while you relax on deep sofas with a Traditional Afternoon Tea awaiting you after a stroll in the grounds. www.hintleshamhall.com

Exclusive Escapes

Exclusive Escapes provide you with wonderful villas and boutique hotels all exclusive to them. All their villas offer a ‘hotel-service’ with welcome hamper, daily maid cleaning and car hire. Its coastal programme  includes top-of-the-range seafront townhouses and a host of brand new opportunities to explore south west Turkey including the introduction of a new region and the launch of a brand new hotel Alavya, and four brand new super chic coastal villas, and guided trekking on a new long-distance path-the Carian Trail.  www.exclusiveescapes.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

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

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

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

The Pier

The Pier stands proudly overlooking the picturesque harbour and the confluence of the Stour and Orwell rivers. Long established in Harwich, the hotel boasts four stars with two rosettes for cooking. The Harbourside on the first floor of The Pier, is renowned for using locally caught seafood, much of which is landed in the harbour opposite. Head Chef, John Goff takes much of his influence from the sea so Harwich lobster and crab are nearly always on the menu served whichever way you’d like. Stay over and capture the ambience of this delightful old town, a night in The Mayflower suite, complete with telescope is a must! http://www.milsomhotels.com/thepier 

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/

Bailey Robinson

Bailey Robinson are a British based luxury travel company providing tailor made holidays across hand-picked global locations. Our experts will create a holiday to match your requirements and help you choose the best location for your holiday. www.baileyrobinson.com

Hoity Toity

Hoity-Toity enters the childrenswear market this season as a celebrated UK-made label that fuses a strong design ethos, with a sustainable approach to fashion. The 18-piece collection for girls, playfully embraces English eccentricity and charm. Limited Edition heritage prints and appliques, all produced exclusively by the small in-house design team. The creation of future heirlooms that are made to last, is the essence of this new British brand http://www.hoity-toity.co.uk/

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 2015 getaway. To find out more, visit our website or give us a call. www.sykescottages.co.uk


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

Le Mu

Le Mu is a UK brand specialising in occasionwear and accessories that will excite and delight little girls aged 2-9 years. Instilling natural confidence and style, a LeMu dress is a modern classic with sharp tailoring, comfort and elegance. www.le-mu.co.uk

Rufus Rabbit

Rufus Rabbit, the funny bunny whose gorgeously packaged baby gift range was lovingly created by Anna Danielle, co-owner of the family firm The Little Dog. Dedicated to creating quality gifts with a service to match, Rufus Rabbit always goes the extra mile to create a smile! http://www.rufusrabbit.co.uk/

Beacon Park Boats

Beacon Park Boats is a family-run business offering luxury narrowboat holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. Alasdair and Sarah Kirkpatrick combine their love of design, craftsmanship, boating, engineering and hospitality to give you the very best in canal boat holiday experiences. https://beaconparkboats.com/

Ufford Park Woodbridge

Relax in style in the heart of Suffolk’s most beautiful, peaceful countryside: come to Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf & Spa – to stay or simply to enjoy our bars, restaurant and many other facilities. Set in 120 acres of historic parkland and just ten easy miles from Ipswich, child-friendly, family-owned Ufford Park Woodbridge offers you so much more, including:

High-standard hotel accommodation, with 90 en-suite bedrooms, undulating 18-hole championship, par-71 golf course – as used by the PGA EuroPro Tour.Modern. Well-equipped health club with spacious gym and indoor, deck-level swimming pool, and the very latest thermal suite spa and much more!  http://www.uffordpark.co.uk/

Experience Travel Group

Enriching the lives of the world's most passionate travellers. Bespoke, luxury experienced based holidays in Asia. Experience is everything! www.experiencetravelgroup.com

Amberley House Cottage Holidays

In Sussex, Kent or East Hampshire you soon realise nothing is far away whether you want to enjoy the local lanes and villages of the Sussex High Weald and Kent's Garden of England, the sheer variety of our coastline from Whitstable to Chichester Harbour, or the splendour of the South Downs, you will find it all within easy reach and very accessible. We offer you over 170 hand selected properties to choose from. These range from modern apartments in Chichester to wonderful Victorian apartment conversions in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. www.amberleyhousecottages.co.uk

New Zealand in Depth

Founded by Paul Carberry in 2003, New Zealand in Depth specialise in creating tailor-made holidays to New Zealand. Paul has spent more than a year of his life on the ground in New Zealand and offers a genuine personal service, taking the time to understand his clients, their interests and their needs. This is the only way to create a truly bespoke holiday experience. http://www.newzealandindepth.com/

CHH Design

Caroline’s exclusive, limited edition designs are entirely hand painted hand have a vibrancy and exuberance that is unique. Each piece from her range in its luxurious gift box, make an original and stunning gift and perfect for decorating your table for summer living. www.chh-design.com


Beautiful designer nightwear for girls and boys ages 2 to 8. The acclaimed signature is luxurious sustainable fabrics, tailored styling, gorgeous trim and embroidery, while always maintaining exceptional comfort. A piece from the Auraley collection is a wardrobe staple makes the perfect gift. www.auraley.com

Wilderness Cottages

Wilderness Cottages offer a variety of self catering holiday properties throughout Scotland. These range in size from small cosy cottages, ideal for honeymoon couples and romantic holidays, or larger holiday cottages to sleep from six to twelve. From remote crofts to stays in luxury apartments we have properties to suit all tastes. Many cottages are open all year, have log fires and make pets welcome. http://www.wildernesscottages.co.uk/

Maison Talbooth

Step back, relax and indulge at Maison Talbooth. Twelve individual bedrooms, day spa, outdoor pool (heated to a sizzling 85˚all year), hot tub, pool house and tennis court. Guests dine at the award winning Le Talbooth restaurant beside the river Stour, just a minute away by courtesy car. www.milsomhotels.com/maison

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