When we’re all allowed out again, you’ll want to find a luxury chateau hotel, ideally with a freshly revamped spa, and just a short flight from home. Before we all got locked down, we sent Melanie May off to experience Domaine de Verchant and the best Montpellier can offer…

Eight centuries of history means the food and drink at Chateau de Mercues has a lot to live up to. We send Ben Thorpe over to find it’s matured to perfection.

Ten years ago, the suggestion of a Dry January would have been met with gargantuan guffaws in London bars; the very concept was alien to the majority of us, starved of sunlight in a post-Christmas malaise.

The Devonshire Fell might play second fiddle to its sister hotel, but James Lawrence finds it’s anything but second best.

His contemporary approach has transformed a traditional 16,500-acre estate into a high-end hospitality experience, but Lord Cowdray is determined to continue focusing on his vision to keep his family estate on the map as an international destination, while celebrating its history and heritage. CALIBRE: Why do you think people areContinue Reading

Mürren is home to some of the best skiing in the Alps, but its beauty shines all-year-round. The small town of Mürren, high in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, is hidden away among the snowy peaks of a region rich in history, stretching back through its Bronze and IceContinue Reading

Culture-lovers looking for a luxury weekend getaway will find the best of both worlds in these historic houses. Historic hotels are worlds apart from chain hotels, in that they each have a unique story and every room you visit is unlike the last. Historic hotels give visitors the opportunity toContinue Reading

If you’re embarking on a family holiday down under and can’t face a full 24-hours in the air, a layover – or better still a slightly longer stopover – makes good sense. The likelihood is that your flight is stopping en route anyway to refuel and resupply so why notContinue Reading