A Lovely Weekend in Surrey

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Not all of our guests stay with us because of our proximity to Gatwick. As we are not under the flight path, many of our guests choose Springwood as a base for a relaxing break in Surrey. Here are some of the things you could enjoy while staying at Springwood for a weekend at the […]

Spiced Apple Chutney

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Ingredients 225g/8oz onions, chopped 900g/2lb apples, cored and chopped 110g/4oz sultanas, raisins or chopped dates 15g/½oz ground coriander 15g/½oz paprika 15g/½oz mixed spice 15g/½oz salt 340g/12oz granulated sugar 425ml/¾ pints malt vinegar   Method Put all the ingredients into a preserving pan. Slowly bring to the boil until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 1½-2 hours, stirring from time to time to […]

Cereal Mixology

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We are always trying to improve our offering for our continental breakfast. The latest improvement is the provision of a range of Dorset cereals. Cereal Mixology Create your own nutritious blend with Dorset museli or granola with our range of toppings. Choose from, natural yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, prunes or mixed nuts. Or why not […]

What can you take through security at Gatwick

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New Security Rules on certain routes- The US-UK ban on selected electronic devices from the passenger cabins of flights from some countries in North Africa and the Middle East was partly prompted by a previously undisclosed plot involving explosives hidden in a fake iPad. The UK ban on tablets, laptops, games consoles and other devices larger than […]

Gatwick to Singapore £179!

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Fly Norwegian’s new route to Changi Airport from Gatwick Have you ever wanted to visit the Garden City of Singapore. That’s the stuff of fantasies, which can possibly become a reality for many travellers here in the UK after Norwegian Air announced recently that it will start operating direct budget flights between Gatwick and Singapore […]

How To Get The Art Deco ‘Look’

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Have fun being your own interior designer Art Deco is increasingly influencing today’s high end interior designers looking for a more tailored formal style, a possible backlash against shabby chic. Crucially, if you embrace the Art Deco style it will always look ‘modern’. Art Deco design was the birth of modernity and many of it’s […]

Lost or Damaged Luggage

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What to do if your luggage doesn’t turn up on the carousel – Happily, Gatwick is one of the better airports at looking after your luggage. You are 39% more likely to have your luggage lost or damaged when travelling via Heathrow than travelling via Gatwick. However, it can happen so check out here what […]

An Adventure in Reykjavik

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An Adventure in Reykjavik. Today’s travel blog is from Iceland, quite right as it feels like that here at the moment.  A short break to this exciting destination, should go on your travel “to do” list. How to get there and getting around There are plenty of carriers from Gatwick, EasyJet of course, Iceland Air […]

Naturetrek and Wildlife Watching

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Naturetrek and Wildlife Watching We have been working with Naturetrek; the specialist wildlife tour company, for over 2 years now. We accommodate their Guides and clients prior to tours leaving from Gatwick. I have yet to travel with them myself but I am in the unique position of having met scores of their clients before […]

Springwood Shortbread

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Home Made All Butter Shortbread Whenever I have the time, I like to make our guests feel special by personally making a home made treat for the in room hospitality trays. A firm favourite are these personalised All Butter Shortbread.   Here is the Recipe Ingredients 100 grams icing Sugar 200 grams plain Flour 100 […]