Soak up some magical autumn sunshine at the Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort in Greece
The Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort (dialling from the UK: 0030 22 920 69700/capesounio.com) on Greece’s southernmost tip is keeping its doors open and beach combed until December 20.
Overlooking the ancient Temple of Poseidon, 150 terracotta bungalows and villas are tucked among the olive trees.
There are fountains and little paths taking you to a sweeping sandy beach.
150 terracotta bungalows and villas are tucked among the olive trees
You can put the little ones in the kids’ club, while you undertake one of the many activities; tennis, football and beach volleyball.
And to refuel, there are a raft of on-site restaurants including Greek, Asian and seafood options, all overlooking the water.
Outside the grounds there are a handful of ancient sites including an old theatre from 6BC and Mycenaean tombs.
Bungalows from £150 (two sharing), B&B.
Longleat has announced its 2017 Festival Of Light theme
LIGHT UP LONGLEAT
Longleat (01985 844 400/longleat.co.uk) has announced its 2017 Festival Of Light theme and it is going to be spectacular.
From November 5 the estate will be a Winter Wonderland.
This year’s theme is tales new and old and guests will be drawn into a world of fantasy full of mermaids in the lake, princesses in castles and roaring dragons.
The lanterns have been created by artists in China who have plenty of experience; the Chinese have been staging lantern festivals for more than 2,000 years.
Trains will transport little ones to Father Christmas’s wintry grotto and there will be a huge illuminated hedge maze.
Tickets £33 per adult, £25 per child. Train is additional and must be pre-booked.
This grey turtleneck sweater is perfect
NIFTY AUTUMN KNITS
With autumn in full swing, we love cosy knit jumpers.
The grey turtleneck sweater above is perfect as it is made out of 30 per cent alpaca wool, making it not only look but also feel luxurious. £242.
Stockists: TCN (dialling from the UK: 0034 600 900 391/tcnbarcelona.com)