Tell us about a retro travel experience for the chance to win a £500 Eden Hotel Collection voucher

Do you know of a type of accommodation or a mode of transport that evokes another era? Share your story Credit:

The cover story in Sunday's print edition was about retro travel experiences that transport you back in time. With this in mind, we’d like to hear about a trip you have done that evoked an era, on a classic bike or in a VW campervan, perhaps, or in a flying boat, an Airstream caravan, a schooner, a barge or simply staying in a cottage or historic house. The reader who sends in the best entry wins a £500 voucher.     


Eden Hotel Collection ( is a privately-owned portfolio of nine beautiful properties in the United Kingdom – Bovey Castle and Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel (Devon), The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa (Taunton), Arden House and The Arden Hotel (Stratford-upon-Avon), Mallory Court Country House Hotel 
& Spa (Warwickshire), The Kings Hotel (Gloucestershire), Brockencote Hall Hotel (Worcestershire) and The Greenway Hotel and Spa (Cheltenham).

Included among these properties are a country estate in Dartmoor National Park, a 16th-century Elizabethan manor house and a 17th-century manor house steeped in history.

The Arden Hotel is situated opposite the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon and four of the hotels (Bovey Castle, Mallory Court, The Greenway and Mount Somerset) have relaxing Elan spas.

Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa
The Greenway Hotel and Spa
The Arden, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire
The Mount Somerset
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon
The Kings Hotel, the Cotswolds


Eden Hotel Collection is offering a £500 voucher to the reader who sends in the best entry. The voucher can be used towards a hotel stay at any of the nine properties in the portfolio, subject to availability.


Email your entry (no more than 150 words please) together with your name, address and phone number, by midnight on Wednesday Oct 9 to [email protected]. Bookings are subject to availability and offered according to Eden Hotel Collection’s terms and conditions, published in full on its website. Only one voucher can be won per person per year. Other T&Cs apply. See for details.