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My first attempt at being a farmer!

I´m so proud of my first harvest!. You can´t believe the excitement I felt when, arriving on a glorious summer morning at our Rustic Escapes´alquería, Partida de la Mar, in Almassera I saw an enormous courgette sticking out from the undergrowth! Now the vegetables won´t stop coming. Our guests last week had fresh tomatoes, courgettes,aubergines, red and green peppers, spicy ´padrón´peppers, picked from their garden and straight onto the bar-b-que. They had all that lovely basil and rosemary Il´d planted [...]

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Review from our guests re Historic Houses and Castles of Sussex (and open-air Shakespeare play)

What better way is there to relax after a day of sightseeing and antique hunting than with a chilled glass of Prosecco in the bubbling jacuzzi looking out over the Amberley Wildbrooks Nature Reserve? I challenge you to find one! Three days at Spring Cottage is the perfect de-stressing rustic escape, knowing that your every need is catered for – a welcome hamper of local Sussex produce presented to you on arrival, comfortable sofa and armchairs to curl up on, [...]

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Enjoying the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens

When staying at Spring Cottage in Amberley, Sussex last month, I was delighted to realise that it coincided with my annual visit to the Garden Weekend at Parham House and Gardens. This is held on the second weekend of July each year in the grounds of this beautiful Elizabethan country estate amidst rolling countryside and is just a stone’s throw from our Rustic Escape in Amberley. Having watched the Morris dancers and a local jazz trio welcoming the visitors I [...]

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A thrilling weekend with Rustic Escapes at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the world. Held in the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, this historic hill climb event grows exponentially each year in quantity and quality. Its ever-changing philosophy highlights their bold ambitions characterized by a tradition of innovation. This year marked the 25th anniversary since the festival began and once again it proved to be the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. We were [...]

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La naturaleza, mi gran medicina

Numerosos estudios científicos confirman que estar en contacto con la naturaleza mejora la salud de las personas. Organismos tan relevantes como la OMS (Organización Mundial de la Salud), afirman que el contacto con medios naturales mejora la salud de las personas, atenuando los efectos de la contaminación ambiental. Como probablemente hayas experimentado alguna vez, una salida por el campo, un rato en la playa, etc., te hacen sentir mejor, pero, ¿por qué pasa esto? porque el simple hecho de estar rodeado [...]

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Can you find a place where you can really relax?

Would you say your life is stressful? Many of us have too many phone call and daily emails to deal with, numerous meetings, tailbacks on the motorway and countless events in our daily lives causing us anxiety and increasing our blood pressure.Does this sound like your life? Our body and mind are crying out for rest. Rest from rushing around and just doing too much. Somebody once told me that one should do something completely different in order to break away from [...]

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¿Buscando un destino donde desconectar?

¿Cómo es de estresante tu vida diaria? La mayoría de personas dirían que bastante: llamadas, reuniones, plazos que terminan, atascos, y así un sinfín de factores que nos angustian y nos van acelerando, ¿es tu caso? Y es que a veces vamos pensando en tantas cosas que hemos conducido dirección A y hemos terminado en Z, ¿cómo hemos llegado hasta allí? A esto lo llamamos estrés o sobrecarga de tareas. Nuestro cuerpo y nuestra mente nos piden un descanso. ¿Descanso de [...]

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Spring Cottage – Rustic Escapes in Sussex

The county of Sussex captures the essence of southern England. With 1,500 square miles of prime landscape and home to wonderful countryside, busy market towns and seaside resorts, this beautiful county has been put on the map recently as Prince Harry and Meghan have been named Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Pretty towns and villages such as Amberley, Chichester, Lewes, Petworth, Arundel and of course the famous South Downs National Park offer countless opportunities to spend a few days [...]

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“Spring Cottage” en Rustic Escapes en Sussex

Es uno de los lugares más soleados del Reino Unido gracias a su situación costera. La brisa que sopla desde el mar borra cualquier nube lo que favorece un clima suave y agradable. Si, es el condado de Sussex, muy comentado últimamente por la reciente boda del Príncipe Harry y Meghan Markle o dicho de otra manera, los Duques de Sussex. Situado en el sur de Inglaterra y con una extensión de casi 4.000 km2, incluye sitios tan encantadores [...]

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