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Located on a quiet lane in the heart of the Las Trancas village in a spectacular setting of native woodland and just 8km from the ski resort of Nevados de Chillan, Basecamp has been built for exploring the incredible lakes, hot springs, waterfalls, trails, mountains and volcanoes in the Biological Corridor in which the Las Trancas valley is situated. Our chalets are designed for adventure and relaxation seekers alike, with modern amenities, plenty of rustic charm, affordable prices and a central location. We help our guests become instant locals - our resident registered guide knows more about places to explore than most. Come stay with us and let Basecamp be your springboard for your adventures in Las Trancas, Chile. Corinne Bentley-Rawson (McCarthy DH 1995)

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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Cottage 10 mins from Downe Hou

A lovely, private and spacious self contained cottage available to hire for weekends and longer. This beautiful cottage is located 10 minutes from Downe House School, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Available to hire from DH Senior Virginia von Celsing (Virginia Mackenzie, DH 1973)


Campden Cottages

Locally based agency with over 30 cottages in the Chipping Campden area of the North Cotswolds. From romantic cottages for two, to cottages ideal for a family gathering or friends’ reunion – we’ll find the right cottage for you. Sheila Rolland (DH 1966)

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Chateau de Missery, Burgundy, France

The Chateau de Missery is the Gem of Burgundy, the listed 18th Century family home of Patricia (Paget DH1964) and Philip Hawkes, surrounded by moats and with an interior full of authentic, unspoilt period decoration. It is available for rent for a limited number of weeks during the summer. Perfect for holidays, house parties, family celebrations or business meetings. Please contact Lucy Hawkes for further information on prices and availability. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Dream Escape

Dream Escape provides the ultimate tailor-made planning service to Scotland, England and Ireland. Our extensive team of dedicated guides and experts offer an unrivalled service. Be it corporate, incentive, private or groups our ability to combine country sports, leisure, whisky and golf, to name but a few, is second to none. We cater to all size groups and have extensive experience handling extremely high-end clients from all around the world – both elite family groups flying in on private jet to larger corporate groups taking over some of the country’s finest castles. Holly Tobin (Mackie DH 1995)

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Ellerbeck House

I run a successful, Alistair Sawday registered B&B on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is ideal for a short break or a night stop on the way to Scotland. Harriet Sharp (DH 1979)

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Flutes du Soleil Summer Course

An inspirational week of flute playing set in France’s magical Haute-Savoie. Our two expert tutors will be leading workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and concerts. We welcome flautists from age 13 through to adult. Applicants should be minimum Grade 3 standard through to Diploma. The course will encourage and inspire developing flautists in a relaxed environment where the emphasis is based on success through enjoyment. It won’t all be work as there will be plenty of time to relax by the pool and enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery. Louise Burnet (Glanville DH 1975)

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Greatest Cape Travel

Greatest Cape specialises in planning unforgettable holidays to South Africa, including Safari experiences thoughout Southern Africa. Based in Cape Town we have extensive knowledge of all the best hotels, guest houses and lodges; we will steer you towards/away from the best/worst restaurants and 'things to do' and will guarantee you an incedible African experience. You pay the same as booking directly, but you gain our personalised service, on the ground support once here and unrivalled experience of Africa and all her quirks! Contact us for a free outline itinerary and quote. Fiona Hilton (nee Jackson DH 1995)

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Gull Rock One

Gull Rock One is one of the most exclusive houses in Rock, North Cornwall. It is set in a large, landscaped garden and boasts fantastic views over the Camel Estuary. This stunning house is situated in the heart of Rock, a few minutes’ walk from the beach, sailing club and St Enodoc Golf Club. The house has six bedrooms (sleeps 12) and five bathrooms and offers a very high standard of luxury accommodation. Fully kitted out with wifi, iPod docks, plasma screens and Wii consoles. Gull Rock One really does balance the height of luxury with all the practicalities required to make the perfect family holiday in Cornwall. Antonia May (DH 1990)

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Lightfoot Travel

Lightfoot Travel is an Asian based luxury tour operator (with offices both in Hong Kong and Singapore) specialising in tailor-made holidays, honeymoons, short breaks, boutique accommodation and private villas primarily in Asia, Australasia, Africa and Latin America, although with our global contacts we can cover all bespoke travel requirements whether individual or corporate. Our clients range from residents based in Asia to guests from afar looking for honest and impartial advice for individually designed escapes. Be it the most secluded beach villa, the most sumptuous spa or a chic city hotel, our local knowledge is second to none. We only recommend properties we have personally experienced and would wish to stay in ourselves. Above all, we offer a personalised service not found when booking online, yet competitively priced. Lucy Jackson (DH 2000)

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Witherdens Hall

The Retreat, a gorgeous 2 bedroom cottage, with bathroom, kitchen and airy sitting room, is situated in the grounds of Witherdens Hall and offers a relaxing break in tranquil surroundings. Egyptian cotton sheets, a spa bath, fluffy towelling robes, organic bath oils and a magnet healing bed all add up to a fabulously restful stay. Organic food can be served to order using produce from the garden and the local organic farm shop, or guests can prepare food themselves. Holistic treatments and use of the ChillSpace with far infra-red sauna, steam cabinet, shiatsu massage chair are also available to guests. A stay can be combined with one of the inspiring and fun workshops and courses that are often running at Witherdens Hall. Louise Chester (Cox DH 1983)

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