SMITH & FRIENDS: Mr & Mrs Smith presents a new online collection of stylish self-catering properties Friday 10 August 2007 PDF Print THE EXCITING NEW ONLINE COLLECTION OF SELF-CATERING PROPERTIES WITH BOUTIQUE-HOTEL SOUL AND STYLE www.smithandfriends.com Launches 13 August From the team that brought you the acclaimed hotel guidebooks and innovative hotel booking service comes Smith & Friends: a cherry-picked portfolio of the most special self-catering properties from around the UK. From cottages and castles to townhouses and stately homes, no key has been left unturned to create this online compendium of stylish self-catering sojourns. Not a net curtain or nylon eiderdown in sight. Each selected self-catering property offers the same exemplary style, character and level of luxury that you would expect from a Mr & Mrs Smith hotel. Signposting you to loch-side villas in the Highlands, time-mellowed cottages in the Cotswolds and Cornish retreats with private beaches, this exclusive online collection recommends the perfect places to book a party for friends, a family break, or a superior self-catering escape à deux. Informative, inspired and utterly user-friendly. The collection includes the following for every property: * Vital statistics: rates, room descriptions, floor plans, facilities and more * Insider tips: best local shops, how to get there, what to do in the area * Entertaining editorial: detailed review and in-the-know destination guide * Fantastic images: photographs of all the rooms and grounds * Special Smithcard offer or gift for every booking * Free online booking service and travel team to handle reservations This is 21st-century, self-indulgent self-catering at its finest, as the Smiths hand you the blueprint to the perfect escape. NOTES TO EDITORS: * The Smith travel team is on 0845 034 0700 and they can book all the properties, flights, car hire and other travel requirements at no extra charge. * New properties set to join the collection every month, with the Smith Ski collection launching in September. The online launch Smith & Friends collection includes: • A contemporary Cornish Victorian villa for 15–20, minutes from the beach in Bude, Cornwall. • A kitsch hunting lodge for 18–20, surrounded by farmland in Narborough, Norfolk. • A minimalist-boutique barn for 8–11 with spectacular Dart estuary views, in Totnes, Devon. • A homely Victorian cottage for 10–12, on the shores of Loch Long in Argyll, Scotland. • A classically Cotswold cottage for 4, within the manicured grounds of a manor house hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire. • An eco-friendly farm with luxury barn conversions for 6–14, on the rugged coast of St Minver, Cornwall. • A modernist beach house for 8–16 with its own private beach and overlooking the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. • A selection of city-sleek apartments for 2–16, against the exciting skyline of central Manchester. • A contemporary-fresh hilltop home-tel for 2–52, nestled amongst the coves and caves of Lamorna in Cornwall. FOR PRESS INFORMATION: For images or details on individual properties contact: Aline Keuroghlian at Mr & Mrs Smith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)20 7978 1000 www.smithandfriends.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Mr and Mrs Smith in the following categories: Men's Interest, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Environment & Nature, Food & Drink, Travel, Media & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.