Tips and deals: 16/08/2009
Sunday 16 August 2009
A new cookbook, A Taste of Relais & Châteaux, has been put together by the leading hotel collection of the same name. Heston Blumenthal and Raymond Blanc are among the chefs offering tips in this classy tome. Price £30, call 0845 601 9937 to order.
Exspect has launched a Triple USB Travel Charger allowing you to charge up to three devices at the same time from one wall socket via its USB cables. The plug can be used in 100 countries worldwide. Price £19.99, go to amazon.co.uk.
Go "glamping" at Jacobean manor-house hotel Wallett's Court in Kent. Stay in the luxurious tepee in its grounds and enjoy breakfast and use of the leisure facilities for just £49.50 per person per night, based on two sharing. Go to wallettscourt.com
Get a week in a cottage sleeping five in Normandy for £650, a saving of £154, from 22 August. The deal is for a two-bedroom cottage at the Pierre & Vacances Branville Holiday Village, with swimming pools, kids' and teens' clubs, and tennis courts on site. Go to tinyurl.com/qng3st
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