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Unique Places to Stay with Headwater

At Headwater, we pride ourselves on hand-picking the finest and friendliest hotels and characterful accommodations in the most beautiful settings. We’ve been meticulously researching and sourcing unique places to stay since 1985, looking in particular for small, family owned hotels with interesting histories that serve authentic regional cuisine, and owners who take a genuine interest […]

Where is hot in April for a Cycling Holiday?

In theory, the UK and much of northern Europe should be a pleasant enough temperature come April, but sadly in practice single digit temperatures, rain and even snow are all too common. Luckily enough we’ve got three great destinations that would make for a perfect April cycling holiday with sunny weather and far more besides. […]

 The 9 best places to see wildlife around the world

When visiting a destination, it’s always a pleasant experience making friends with the local wildlife, who add a splash of colour and various sounds to a region. From the chattering, colourful birds in Costa Rica to the big brown bears in Transylvania, wildlife make for fabulous photographs and add to the charm of an area. […]

Through the keyhole: Headwater’s quirkiest hotels

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted former Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh treehouses) in Canada. At Headwater we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their […]

8 reasons why you need to visit Portugal

With a population of just over 10 million people, Portugal is a small country where you can experience contrasting landscapes, colours and cultural heritage in one visit. But don’t just take our word for it; we met up with Elsa Mendes from the Portuguese National Tourist Office to get her take on what makes Portugal […]

6 places to head with the family on a golfing holiday

So, what’s the latest in the golfing world? Well, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games golf tournament is under discussion at the moment because of the venue’s policy on not allowing female golfers to be full-time members. Very discriminatory, if you ask me. And in more light-hearted news, singing sensation Ed Sheeran has just revealed how […]

Where’s hot in February for a walking holiday?

February 2017 is probably going to be a month of change for you. The motivation for your new year’s resolution will have slowly but inevitably decayed into nothing, and maybe you’ll be taking your last step into Europe as an EU citizen. One thing remains constant though: the cold. The gigantic claw of old Mother […]

How to travel green

The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 was unveiled this year, so we checked the list out to see whether any of our holiday destinations have made the cut. We’re really pleased that Geilo in Norway, Azores in Portugal and Terres de L’Ebre in Catalunya are on the list. But what are the qualities that make a […]