“Whether you’re in search of adventure, breathtaking architecture, or simply some poolside R&R, Rosalyn Wikeley has the autumn hotspots guaranteed to give you the vitamin D hit you’ve been craving”
As the weather turns in Northern Europe, with rain moving in (did it ever really move out this summer?) and the mercury starting to drop, many of us are feeling a little deprived after a not-quite summer. Of sunshine, of warmth, of lounging by a pool and of sipping something cool, of shady lunches and long, sun-drenched evenings.
But all is not lost. Whilst the UK and the rest of Northern Europe may be gearing up for autumn, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean is approaching its balmy prime, as the scorching summer sun softens and the masses head home.
“Autumn has long been holiday season for the savvy traveller, when the swarms have scuttled back to their office chairs and families are summoned home for term time” writes luxury travel, fashion and features journalist Rosalyn in the Evening Standard round-up.
“Europe remains (smugly) balmy and restaurants clang and tinkle on without the bunfight for a table and the summer circus” she goes on. “Those looking for short haul foodie-themed breaks are in their element with harvest season pulling in a rich array of land and sea bounty.”
Rosalyn’s collection of ten short haul destinations perfect for some autumn sunshine includes our very own cortijo of Kukutana, bordering the national park of Doñana and just an hour from one of Europe’s most alluring cities, Seville.