Scotland’s ruggedly beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula, located in the Highlands between the isles of Mull and Skye, has just opened its boldest place to stay: a wonderfully curved cottage inspired by the natural shape of seashells.
Made from glass, timber and stone with an open-plan design, log fires and floor-to-ceiling windows, The Seashell cottage is available from Cottages & Castles (01738 451610/cottages-and-castles .co.uk).
It’s also a good base to explore the region’s white sandy beaches and ancient woodland.
Seven nights from £625 (two sharing), self-catering.
CHANNEL YOUR INNER FOODIE
Enjoy a last-minute culinary break to Jersey which includes meals at two of the island’s best restaurants.
This special foodie package from Channel Islands Direct (0800 029 4598/channelislandsdirect.co.uk) will see you dine out in style with dinner at The Atlantic Hotel’s Ocean Restaurant and lunch at Mark Jordan at the Beach where an award-winning menu changes weekly.
A three-night stay at the four-star St Brelade’s Bay Hotel starts from £559 (two sharing) and covers some meals.
Price includes return flights from Gatwick. Departs May 25.
FRESH AS A DAISY
Step out smelling as delicious as a beach-side cocktail with the latest body mist from Jo Malone (jomalone.com).
Inspired by the velvety scene of the cattleya flower, an orchid from Latin America, the new Cattleya Flower Body Mist is fresh and floral with a touch of citrus – just the thing for a beach holiday. £45.
It has already left audiences enthralled around the world and now its your turn.
Theatre buffs can enjoy a trip to the capital to see the musical Wicked, the high-octane prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, with Superbreak (0800 042 0288/superbreak.com) from £103 (two sharing), B&B.
Price includes one night at the Bayswater Inn Hotel and top-price tickets to the award-winning show.
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
There are big changes coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Set to open on June 30 to the delight of movie fans is the new Toy Story Land complete with Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, Alien Swirling Saucers and even the chance to be “shrunk to toy size” and wander through Andy’s bedroom.
Guests can also enjoy an exclusive new buy-before-youfly offer which allows access to up to six parks for just £53 per day with the 7-Day Ultimate Ticket available from the Walt Disney Travel Company (0800 169 0737/disneyholidays.co.uk) up until December 31.