Tell us about a place that evokes an era for the chance to win a £500 Eden Hotel Collection voucher

The new Downton Abbey film has sparked nostalgia for the past. If you've been somewhere with a timewarp feel, share your story - Digital / 35mm

The cover story in Sunday's print edition was about "the Downton Abbey effect" and stately home stays that capture the elegance and grandeur of that era. With this in mind, we'd like to hear about a place you have visited where the spirit of an age is palpable. It could be a belle-époque hotel, a 1920s cocktail bar, a Georgian street or a shop that evokes the swinging Sixties, say – or anywhere with a timewarp feel. 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.

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Email your entry (no more than 150 words please) together with your name, address and phone number, by midnight on Wednesday Sept 18 to 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.