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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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Gullrockone is a large, family house in Rock, Cornwall. It is set back from Rock Road within a large, landscaped garden and has fantastic views of the Camel Estuary. It is situated in the heart of Rock, a few minutes’ walk from the beach, sailing club and St Enodoc Golf Club. The house sleeps 12 people in six bedrooms, all of which have their own shower/bathroom and we are happy to have dogs to stay. There is wifi, Sonos, a tv/cinema room and inside & outside dining. Gullrockone really does balance the height of luxury with all that’s needed to make the perfect Cornish holiday. Antonia May (DH 1990)

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Lightfoot Travel

Lightfoot Travel is a luxury tour operator with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, specialising in designer holidays to countries spanning six continents around the world. We take pride in the originality of our trips, and a holiday with Lightfoot is guaranteed to be inspired, inventive, and perfectly tailored to suit your needs. Our clients are very diverse and include families, groups of friends, couples on their honeymoon and corporate business travelers. Whether it’s finding the coolest camping safari in Africa, the most lavish resort and spa in the Maldives, or the most exclusive city hotel in Sydney, our local knowledge is second-to-none, and we make it our business to be on top of all the latest news in luxury travel. Above all, we offer a highly personalised service not found with local travel agents or when booking online. Additionally, Lightfoot only uses properties we have personally experienced and would wish to stay in ourselves, so when we recommend something, you can rest assured that it is absolutely first-rate. 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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