UVA trip to THEATRELAND
Located in the heart of London’s West End, One Aldwych is a must for any theatre-lover looking for a special treat
massages to pedicures. An extra surprise is the Lounge at One – a guests-only space offering free tea and coffee, newspapers, coffee table books and a chance to unwind behind a hidden door by the concierge desk.
One Aldwych offers not one, but two fine restaurants. Indigo overlooks the lobby on a mezzanine floor, and has an impressive pretheatre menu at a bargainous two courses for £23, or three for £28. Every dish is gluten and dairy-free – and accredited by Coeliac UK. Not that it is obvious when eating the fare. Particular hits were the starters of compressed watermelon and cured salmon, the pork tenderloin, and a beautiful fig and pistachio tart with white chocolate ice cream to finish – accompanied by a
‘I love this whole region; the blend of forest, hills and coast and the fact that around every corner there is a quaint village, a historic building, rolling landscape or a great pub. When I was young (and at heart I am still 7!) I loved Ashdown Forest, searching for the 100 acre wood and playing Pooh sticks off the much visited little bridge.’
Mark, our Regional Development manager, lived a large part of his life in Sussex and Kent and has wonderful childhood memories of holidays spent exploring. And now we’d like to introduce our large following of discerning guests to all that the south east has to offer, from quaint cottages hidden down leafy lanes to waterside apartments, or bijou abodes tucked behind the streets of Tunbridge Wells, we’re seeking out the best places to stay for short breaks and week long forays in the English countryside.
We may be new to the area but we’re not new to the world of holiday letting, with over 40 years’ experience building our exclusive collection of exceptional homes that make great holidays. Classic Cottages are still a family-run holiday letting company to this day, growing from a few bespoke fisherman’s cottages in far west Cornwall, across the counties until we’ve reached your door.
Holidays in Sussex and Kent mean making memories in an unspoilt corner of England, only a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life in London. Mark remembers,
‘My Dad found a spot he called Echo Valley and we could hear our voices bouncing across the hills as we bellowed our names. But when we wanted the coast it was only a short drive to Brighton with its cosmopolitan feel and shopping in The Lanes, Eastbourne with its bandstand (which he loved) or Camber Sands with its golden beaches. Our office is close to Tunbridge Wells with its great dining, retail therapy and of course Jazz on the Pantiles. I still love a Sussex pub lunch by a roaring fire (but who doesn’t) after a long walk around Bewel Water or Cuckmere Haven.’
Mark is based in our new office in Mayfield, a historic village nestling in the middle of the Wealden District, a convenient and accessible location for you to pop in and say hello. We’d love the chance to introduce ourselves in person and give a free appraisal or just answer any questions you have, whatever stage of the journey you’re at. We’re small enough to provide you with a personal experience and local expertise, but big enough to have some clout in the online world so if you have a property you think might be suitable for holiday letting, or a pocket of land ripe for glamping, we’d be happy to advise with no obligation.
We’re looking for the best places to stay, from luxury apartments to grand manor houses and anything special in between, offering an ‘out of the box’ property management service tailored to your requirements. So if you think we’re on to something, bringing together the best properties and the highest level of service, then we look forward to working with you.