December 18, 2014 | Pride of Britain Hotels
Stay at any one of Pride of Britain Hotels’ 49 luxurious, independently-owned hotels on a Sunday night and experience more indulgence for less. Complimentary canapés, bubbly, gourmet dinners in Michelin-starred restaurants and room upgrades are just some of the many perfect reasons to extend the weekend.
Formerly a lodging for local circuit judges, Judges Country House Hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and close to the pretty market town of Yarm. Stylish bedrooms at this gracious mansion are individually decorated and many have a resident goldfish. A “Table for Two” costs from £235 per room / £117.50 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full English breakfast, canapés with a glass of bubbly on arrival, a five-course dinner with a bottle of wine and a glass of port or brandy.
Deep in the Devonshire countryside, Lewtrenchard Manor is an atmospheric Jacobean gem with beautiful stained glass windows, roaring log fires and exquisite bedrooms. Head Chef Matthew Peryer serves up delicious West Country dishes in the popular restaurant using the finest meat, seafood, local cheeses and fresh produce from the hotel’s walled vegetable garden. A “Sunday Night Stopover” costs from £198 per room / £99 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full English breakfast and a three-course table d’hôte dinner.
Stylish and central, The Arch is a luxury London townhouse hotel with a specially-curated art collection, featuring colourful and imaginative works by emerging British artists. Close to London’s Marble Arch and Hyde Park, but set in a quiet tree-lined street, the elegant and modern hotel spans seven Georgian townhouses and two mews homes. A Sunday-night stay with 20% savings costs from £290 per room (two sharing).
The Capital, perfectly positioned for a spot of stylish shopping in Knightsbridge, is the closest five-star hotel to Harrods – and is just a short stroll from Harvey Nichols and the shops of Sloane Street. The sophisticated hotel bar is run by master of whisky Cesar Da Silva, the UK’s youngest Keeper of The Quaich, and offers a fine selection of cocktails. A Sunday-night stay costs from £295 per room / £147.50 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation and complimentary supper in the bar when mentioning “Supper Package” at the time of booking.
The Swan at Lavenham, based in the medieval Suffolk village of the same name, is an award-winning 15th century hotel steeped in history, complete with oak-beamed interiors and crackling log fires. The luxurious new Weavers’ House Spa opens in early 2015 and will offer over 30 skin, body and soul treatments. A Sunday night “Suffolk Retreat” costs from £240 per room / £120 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full Suffolk breakfast, three-course dinner, a £20 Treatment Voucher for the spa and a cocktail of your choice.
Located in the city centre, The Chester Grosvenor is a listed hotel owned by (and named after) the Duke of Westminster. The five-star hotel is ideally positioned for exploring the historic city with its Roman walls, half-timbered buildings and impressive cathedral. A “Lazy Sunday” stay costs from £210 per room / £105 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room with continental breakfast, plus a three-course dinner in La Brasserie with a glass of champagne.
Perfectly placed in the idyllic New Forest village of Beaulieu, The Montagu Arms is a rural retreat with walks straight from the doorstep, roaring log fires, delicious cuisine and the occasional visiting pony. A Sunday night stay costs from £277 per room / £138.50 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full New Forest breakfast, complimentary tea and coffee, newspaper, use of Careys Manor leisure facilities at The Montagu Arm’s sister hotel and a three-course à la carte dinner in the Michelin-starred Terrace restaurant.
Looking out over Loch Linnhe, The Airds is a luxury country house hotel on the west coast of Scotland in the pretty hamlet of Port Appin, Argyll. Relax in one of the lounges, soaking up the splendid views, reading the papers by the fire, or unwind in the well-stocked whisky bar. Exquisite seafood is delivered daily by West Coast fishermen, while many of the vegetables and herbs come from the hotel’s own kitchen garden. A “Lazy Sunday” stay costs from £230 per room / £115 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full Scottish breakfast in the best available room and five-course dinner.
Grade I listed Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales is situated in 200 acres of parkland with breathtaking views of Conwy Castle and the mountains of Snowdonia. The hotel’s historic public rooms are wonderfully atmospheric, with log fires and oak panelling, and its first-class spa offers a vast array of treatments including facials and body massages; there is also a large swimming pool, a sauna, a gym and a whirlpool bath. A Sunday night stay costs from £179 per room / £89.50 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with breakfast and full use of the spa.
The family-run luxury country house hotel Maison Talbooth overlooks Dedham Vale and has a stunning outdoor pool open year-round (heated to 29.5°C) with a hot tub, pool house and a roaring outdoor log fire with a seating area and cosy blankets. There is also a tennis court and a choice of spa treatments. The elegant Le Talbooth restaurant offers atmospheric and fine dining in a charming riverside setting. “Lazy Sundays” costs from £350 per room / £175 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation in the best available room with full English breakfast, spa vouchers to the value of £45 per person and lunch at Le Talbooth or, alternatively, a three-course dinner at Milsoms Brasserie.
A relaxed country house hotel, ivy-covered Holbeck Ghyll has sweeping views of Lake Windermere and the Langdale Fells – the very landscape that inspired acclaimed poets such as William Wordsworth. The former hunting lodge has a Michelin-starred restaurant with mountain and lake views, rooms complete with complimentary decanters of damson gin and there’s even a resident golden retriever called Daisy, who’ll happily accompany you on a walk. A “Sneak Away” stay costs from £260 per room / £130 per person (two sharing) including overnight accommodation with full English breakfast, canapés and a three-course dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Valid for Sunday to Thursday stays.
Offers are valid for Sunday stays only unless otherwise indicated and are subject to availability. Excludes the Christmas / New Year period and Valentine’s weekend.
The Pride of Britain collection of independent hotels spans the UK. Admission to the group is subject to each hotel successfully passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of the membership. The consortium is limited to a maximum of 50 hotels to guarantee quality and exclusivity.
To book an overnight stay, and for the best available price, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (www.prideofbritainhotels.com).
Ends – 18 December 2014
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