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Great little warming winter short breaks

There is something special about a mini-break in wintertime. Arriving at a grand country house hotel set within grounds sparkling with frost; indulging in hearty food or a relaxing spa experience to restore and rejuvenate; pulling on wellies or walking boots to explore pristine and peaceful countryside; snuggling down in front of a roaring, fire – not to mention the ever-present anticipation of snow in the air.

Great Little Breaks, the UK short breaks company that offers that important little extra, has a wide range of winter escapes to suit every taste, whether it be foodie-focused, cosy relaxation, winter walking, afternoon tea indulgence, or snug luxury…

Highland Gourmet Break, Stirling, Scotland


This two-night gourmet break provides the perfect excuse to enjoy wonderful warming cuisine in a beautiful setting this wintertime. Staying at the four-star Stirling Highland Hotel, the gateway to the enchanting Scottish Highlands, enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal on the first night in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, and breakfast each morning.

Priced from £119 pp (two sharing), this break also includes access to the hotel’s health club and swimming pool and is valid until 31 December 2016.

Cosy relaxation:
Luxurious Suffolk Spa Getaway, Brome, Suffolk


Indulge in a two-night B&B stay at Brome Grange Hotel, a short break that will relax and revive. Enjoy a mini facial and back massage in the Willow Spa, as well as Prosecco and cosy dressing gowns in the room, in the perfect package to unwind and de-stress. Also included is a three-course dinner in the Courtyard Restaurant.

Priced from £160 pp (two sharing), the stay is valid Thursday to Sunday until 30 May 2017.

Winter walking:
Countryside Retreat, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire


Make the most of Gloucestershire’s glorious countryside in a winter walking break, staying at Stonehouse Court Hotel in the Cotswolds. With walking maps provided, a picnic-lunch to take along on the ramble, and warming drinks to return to included – everything has been thought of on this perfect winter break.

Two nights’ B&B accommodation, and a three-course evening meal on the first night, complete this stay. Priced from £105 pp (two sharing), the break is valid until 13 November 2017.

Afternoon tea indulgence:
Afternoon Tea in Darlington, County Durham

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at a breathtaking Jacobean country house as part of an indulgent break in Darlington, close to the Durham Dales. Stay overnight at Redworth Hall Hotel, set within beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, and wake to breakfast served the next morning in beautiful surrounds.

Priced from £57.50 pp (two sharing), the break includes overnight B&B accommodation and a sumptuous afternoon tea. Valid until 31 March 2017.

Snug Luxury:
Luxurious Retreat, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hogarth's Stone Manor

Experience a newly-refurbished boutique hotel far away from everyday life, in a break that perfectly combines luxury comforts and elegant design for the ultimate snug winter retreat, complete with open fires, set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens. Arrive at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel to a hot drink and cake, stay overnight in a luxury, characterful upgraded room with king-size bed, L’Occitane toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, providing the ultimate in comfort.

Enjoy a chilled bottle of bubbly plus a welcome gift in the room on arrival, too. A one-night B&B break, with all the luxurious extras, is priced from £69 pp and is valid until 28 February 2017.

Whether it is a free spa treatment, afternoon tea included, tickets to a local attraction or free rambling maps, Great Little Breaks always delivers the very best value and an experience to remember to make a break away extra special.

For further information, visit or call Great Little Breaks on 01905 899 524.


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