Yesterday I finally got ahold of the July Wallpaper, which is fashioned as an insider's guide. This theme produces an interesting smattering of properties in the "Arrivals" section, a few of which are moderately priced. Room National, a tiny, very stylish b&b in Antwerp, grabbed my attention (lowest double €95). Another gem for the budget-conscious courtesy of the feature is Moorstone Guest House in Devon, where doubles begin at £60 (singles at £50).
And then, beyond the pages of the magazine, there's Pebble Hotel in St. Ives (Cornwall), where I'll be staying for a night week after next. I'll surely have much more to say about it after my visit, but all signs point to a night of affordable style (high-season doubles begin at £47; singles at £45.)