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This baronial Devon property is for exclusive use only

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Roger St. Pierre visits Huntsham Court, an idyllic retreat in deepest Devon, a 2-hour train ride from London

‘Self-catering’ takes on a whole new meaning at Huntsham Court, a truly stately baronial pile, set deep in the Devon countryside near Tiverton, but just minutes from the M5 London to Exeter motorway and a mere two hours’ fast train ride from London’s Paddington Station.
My journey down to the country started well, with a glass of Champagne in First Great Western’s comfortable first-class lounge, under the arching glass and iron roof of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s majestic railway terminal, just a few steps along Platform One from the statue of the great engineer himself.


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It’s a jungle out there in Sherwood Forest

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Michelle Chenery reports on Clumber Parks' newly launched team-building boot camp

The Clumber Park Hotel & Spa nestles in picturesque fashion in Sherwood Forest and this was the setting for two and half days of full-on activity, all-round good fun – mixed in with a bit of mud and rain.
The first requirement was a detailed individual assessment for the resident fitness expert, Kyle Hanrahan. This included a blood pressure test and health and weight measurements on which to calculate our body mass index and whether or not we were dehydrated.


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Wide choice of facilities in a vibrant city

Montreal

Roger St Pierre reports from Montreal

Canadians have somehow managed to soak up the best of American, French and British influences, leaving behind the worst features of those nations. Montreal may be the largest city in the determinedly French-speaking Quebec province but it’s a welcoming, warm-hearted and truly cosmopolitan place, with Greek, Italian and Chinese quarters as well as a thriving gay village. And the rest of the world flocks to this gracious metropolis set on the broad, fast-flowing St. Lawrence River just an hour or so from the US border.

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Three packed days gave us a great insight into two Czech destinations

Prague

Michelle Chenery reports, breathless, on a visit to Pilsen and Prague

It was my first visit to the Czech Republic. We saw so much of interest that it will take me long into the New Year to digest it all. In fact, it is hard to believe that it was all accomplished in just three days from leaving London and returning to Heathrow.
Our hosts and sponsors were determined that we would return home with a good idea of the wide range of facilities and attractions that the Czech Republic can offer for events – and in providing this we also got a good idea of how hospitable and well organised the Czechs can be.


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Estonia is a prospering European destination

Estonia

With highly advanced technology, it meets all the needs of organisers, reports Roger St Pierre from Tallinn

Event organisers are finding exciting new opportunities in the newly independent Baltic states of the former Soviet Union. Estonia is one country that is reaping immense benefit. The increasing flow of business travellers has prompted Estonian Air to switch its London-Tallinn flights from Gatwick to London City from March 2013 in order to offer a three times a week service.

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