November 1, 2016 | Pride of Britain Hotels
From a 17th century manor house in Devon reached by winding country lanes to a fairytale castle hidden in rugged coastal Scotland, find your perfect winter bolthole with Pride of Britain Hotels:
Romantic two-night midweek stay in Devon – from £459 per couple at Buckland Tout-Saints
Few places in the UK set the scene for romance as surely and serenely as Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, a beautiful 17th century manor house in Kingsbridge, Devon. A secret escape hidden down country lanes, and set in its own valley, the hotel is brimming with old-world charm. There are 16 individually-designed bedrooms, a cosy bar with an open fire and a grand, wood-panelled restaurant. A two-night midweek Romantic Getaway costs from £459 for two staying in a Superior Room including a bottle of Champagne and box of chocolates, full English breakfast each morning and a two-course dinner each night. Valid Sunday-Thursday.
Stormwatching, stargazing and spa treatments in Cornwall – from £160 per room per night at The Headland Hotel
A grand Victorian redbrick mansion set on a clifftop overlooking Fistral Bay, The Headland Hotel is the perfect spot for winter stormwatching and stargazing. There are 96 beautiful bedrooms and 39 private cottages, and Executive Chef Christopher Archambault serves fresh seafood and local dishes, from potted Cornish crab and shrimp, to roast Cornish sirloin. A state-of-the-art spa includes a heated pool, rhassoul mud room, Swedish sauna, aromatherapy showers, hot tub, Cornish sea salt steam room and private Jacuzzi suite. An overnight stay costs from £160 per room (two sharing), including full English breakfast and use of the spa.
Three nights for the price of two in a stunning Scottish Castle – from £295 per room per night
Standing high above the dramatic Ayrshire coast in the southwest of Scotland’s historic lowlands, Glenapp Castle is a family-owned baronial castle hotel set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, complete with fairytale turrets and oak-panelled rooms. The 17 bedrooms with open fires that are lit during winter months, are uniquely styled with their own combination of fabrics, antiques and art. Hotel activities include falconry displays, mountain biking foraging and the hotel’s own boat to take you out to the see the wildlife of the west coast islands. World class golf courses including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick are nearby and there are also many local walks to enjoy. A special offer of three nights for the price of two is available until 15 December. The price is from £295 per night (two sharing) including accommodation, full Scottish breakfast each morning and dinner in the evening plus chauffeur collection from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport or Glasgow mainline railway stations for groups of four or more travelling together. Guests pay for two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast and enjoy a complimentary third night.
Winter walking in the Cotswolds – two-night stay from £225 pp at Ellenborough Park
With a serene setting in beautiful countryside on the edge of Cheltenham racecourse, Ellenborough Park is an award-winning five-star indulgent country retreat perfectly positioned for winter walking. Guests booking the Ellenborough Rambling Adventure are provided with complimentary use of Hunter wellies, Dubarry boots and coats, a specially-devised Cotswolds walk with map and a picnic lunch. The break costs £450 total/£225 pp (two sharing) and includes two nights’ accommodation with full English breakfast, three-course dinner in The Brasserie on the first night, use of the spa and walking equipment. Valid Sunday-Friday.
Three-night festive break – Mid-Wales from £750 pp at the Lake Country House Hotel and Spa
A sweetly-scented Christmas tree, carols by candlelight and crackling log fires are amongst the festive delights greeting guests at the Lake Country House Hotel and Spa in Mid Wales. Christmas Eve highlights include a Welsh dinner, concert and Midnight Mass at the village church. The welcoming country house also has a luxurious spa with an indoor pool, gym and sauna. A three-night Christmas stay, arriving 24 December, costs from £1,500 total/£750 pp (two sharing) including accommodation with full Welsh breakfast each morning, mid-morning coffee with homemade mince pies, afternoon tea, a champagne reception, a five-course lunch on Christmas Day and a Boxing Day four-course gourmet dinner.
Post-Christmas break at The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk – two-night stay from £210 pp
Roaring log fires, ancient oak beams and historic surroundings at the luxurious 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa, make it the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing post-Christmas break. The famous Suffolk hotel offers a flexible two-night break (valid 3-31 January) including a three-course dinner in the Gallery Restaurant and a full Suffolk breakfast each morning. A two-night stay during January 2017 costs from £210 pp (two sharing; subject to availability).
BOOKINGS: To book an overnight stay, and for the best available price, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (www.prideofbritainhotels.com).