VE LOC I TY
Blissful log cabins in the Cotswolds
offer the perfect break
Really get away from it all at one of Log
House Holidays’ luxury homes set in a
130-acre nature reserve in the Cotswolds.
Offering just eight Scandinavian one-of-
a-kind log homes ranging from four that
sleep four people up to one that sleeps 11,
the homes are authentically sourced from
Finland and eco-friendly. Each has unspoilt
lake views, an outdoor fire pit and decking
area, private beach, a hot tub for all seasons,
private pier and even your own rowing boat.
This very special family-run reserve promises
total seclusion from the rest of the world.
Inside, each house has been individually
furnished with antique furniture and modern
appliances, plus a cosy wood-burning stove.
Luxury comforts include underfloor heating,
Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels.
The stylish kitchen is fully equipped with
everything you need for a self-catering break.
Bathrooms with big powerful showers and
roll-top baths add that final luxury touch and
out on the lakeside decking, there’s traditional
Finnish furniture, an outdoor fire pit and that
lake-view hot tub.
Our favourite is Mayo Landing, which
sleeps 11 and is set on a little island with its
own heated swimming pool and sauna.
There’s a 2.5-mile circular landscaped track
around the edge of the lake and through
secret woodland, and you can fish for pike,
perch, tench and roach in the lake.
Whether you're one man and his dog (the
lodges are all dog-friendly), a couple looking
for a romantic getaway, a family celebrating
a special occasion or a group on holiday, you
are guaranteed a memorable time.WWW.LOGHOUSEHOLIDAYS.CO.UK
MEET YOUR VIRTUAL BODYGUARD
Stay safe when you travel with this app-based security service
Imagine taking a virtual bodyguard with you
on any trip – one that can warn you of danger
and whisk you home safely with a single
phone call should the worst occur. That’s the
premise of a new, app-based travel service, by
Drum Cussac, a security firm with more than
15 years’ experience in corporate travel and
The service combines state-of-the-art
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world-class security knowledge and expertise
provided by an extensive network of former
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world, all at the touch of a button.
The service is accessed through the
CloseCircle app and online dashboard, which
offers 24/7 security monitoring, incident
alerting, travel advice, and an emergency
evacuation service in volatile situations.
The online portal also enables members to
locate and track family who are signed up to
CloseCircle’s Global Operations Centre
monitors each member’s location with
real-time tracking, allowing them to know
whether they’re in a hotel in Paris, a beach in
Hawaii, or at a desk in London. The service
cross-references each members’ location
with world events to determine their safety.
If any member is caught within the zone of
an incident, CloseCircle’s team of security
experts will proactively contact them to let
them know about the situation, check that
they are okay, and give them advice on staying
safe. In situations where there is an ongoing
threat, CloseCircle will evacuate members to
a place of safety at no extra cost.
Should a member find themselves in an
emergency situation, they simply press
the ‘SOS’ button from the app which
automatically alerts the CloseCircle team.
Security experts will then make immediate
contact and begin the emergency response
procedure. The service provides instant
assistance for anyone at risk, and reassurance
for those at home following their loved ones
via the app.
CloseCircle’s app has been specifically
designed to operate using minimal battery
power and works effectively when on low
power, even below 10 per cent. The app uses
only three per cent of battery over a 24-hour
period, meaning you are in safe hands for a
longer period of time.
“There are all kinds of services already
being provided by emergency units, travel
agents, and even credit card companies, but
we are offering an extra level of personal
protection that we feel people need in today’s
increasingly-uncertain times,” explains Simon
Philips, Managing Partner of CloseCircle.
Annual membership is £195 for an
individual, £349 for a couple, and £595 for a
family of up to six people.WWW.CLOSECIRCLE.COM