There’s nothing like a change of scene to recharge the ba eries, so if you feel like ge ing away from it all, Amanda Robinson has found 12 bucolic boltholes, all within easy reach of tempting antiques shops and a stately home or two
Amanda is a writer and editor with a passion for travel and cookbooks. She is always in pursuit of the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ hideaway.
‘My favourite Christmas tradition is decorating our tree, which heaves with decorations that track the years of our family life. My favourite is a set of early 20th- century mercury glass baubles given to me by my grandmother.’