Samlesbury Hall Gatehouse Break

Samlesbury Hall Gatehouse Break

Stay in Samlesbury Hall’s lovely lodge! This little gatehouse sitting pretty at the entrance to this historic medieval manor can be your cosy home for one or two nights with these midweek gatehouse breaks for two people.

With its beautifully patterned black and white timber exterior Samlesbury Hall is really distinctive. Run by a charitable trust the house and gardens are open to visitors all year round for free and your lodge sits on the edge of the estate giving you access to the house during opening hours and the grounds.

The Great Hall with an early 16th century fireplace is a highlight as is the Victorian kitchen and schoolroom whilst the Timeline Room is thoroughly fascinating. You’ll be able to visit all this during your gatehouse stay and there often events and activities to take part in too.

Indeed we highly recommend joining a guided tour where you’ll hear all about Samlesbury’s history which included everything from family in-fighting and the Civil War to Luddites and ghosts called Dorothy. After that take time to explore the grounds with the courtyard fountain the Mayflower play area the Bee Centre the mini golf and animal farm.

As you’re on your holidays you won’t want to be doing much cooking so it’s the perfect excuse to try the delicious food on offer at breakfast and lunch in the Hall’s award-winning restaurant. You can also relax in the coffee lounge and purchase some sweet treats at Dotty’s Wafflery. There are also lots of fine eateries in Samlesbury village itself.

Last but not least make sure you visit the gift shop so you can buy a memento of your stay at Samlesbury Hall. Everything you need to enjoy a one or two-night stay is included. Guests have commented on how comfy the bed is and how well-appointed the gatehouse lodge is (especially the slipper bath!). So if you’re looking for a short break in Lancashire with a difference why not book into Samlesbury lodge?

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Swinton Park Overnight Break

Swinton Park Overnight Break

Treat someone you love to a lovely overnight break at the Swinton Park Hotel. This luxury castle hotel is set deep in the Yorkshire countryside and boasts magnificent grounds where white deer rabbits and pheasants roam. This weekend away is all about complete relaxation in that classic country house lifestyle way.

As soon as you swing into the driveway at Swinton Park you know this place is special. You’ll be greeted at the door and assisted with your luggage before being shown to your room for your overnight stay. All spacious and individually furnished each room oozes character. Think free-standing ceramic bath tubs sash windows king size beds and feature fireplaces.

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all the hotel facilities during your break from a refreshing walk in the extensive grounds or an early evening aperitif in the lounge bar to time in the very private spa area with a jacuzzi pool. It really is all about old fashioned service at its best at a hotel so picture perfect you won’t want to leave.

As well as being a spectacular and opulent country house this a foodie heaven and dinner should not be missed – so why not upgrade and go for the bed breakfast a dinner option? Swinton Park has its own cookery school and a team of excellent chefs working to create a special range of locally-sourced seasonal delicacies.

This very pretty castle is also steeped in history both ancient and modern. It was built by the great local mill-owning family Cunliffe-Lister who still own it along with the neighbouring estate which is one of the largest in England. There are 63 miles of footpaths on the 20 000 acre estate and many beauty spots to enjoy. On top of all this the hotel is carbon-neutral thanks to an amazing series of imaginative green projects so on a Swinton Park overnight break you can relax and enjoy your leisure time without feeling guilty!

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Short Breaks in Bournemouth for Two

Short Breaks in Bournemouth for Two

Head to the great British seaside with our short breaks in Bournemouth! Spend one or two nights in the Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel with a friend or loved one and enjoy walks on the beach sightseeing and relaxing whatever the time of year is in beautiful Bournemouth.

The hotel is on the West Cliff side of Bournemouth which is the quieter more residential area on the cliff top above the beach and sea. A gentle 10-minute stroll along through the fragrant pine forest brings you to the paths down to the beach level or you can take the funicular lift to save your legs if you don’t fancy the zig-zag path. From here it’s your classic ‘miles of sandy beaches as far as you can see’. A stroll along the promenade a relax on the beach in the afternoon sun – whatever you fancy all done at your pace. You’re on holiday after all!

Back at the hotel you’ll love the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Independently owned and run it has that traditional family feel. It’s cosy yet with lots of lovely public areas for you to relax in and some rather fine leisure and spa facilities too. Access to the upstairs pool and well-equipped fitness room is free throughout your short break in Bournemouth. It’s a lovely pool covered with a glass atrium that lets the light flood in. 

There’s also a delightful spa on the lower level of the hotel. Access for this exclusive area is available for the duration of your short break for a small fee payable locally. As well as the spa pool there’s the jacuzzi steam room sauna aromatherapy cave and relaxation lounge.

These Bournemouth breaks are offered on a bed with breakfast or bed with breakfast and dinner basis. Meals are taken in the hotel’s restaurant with a buffet breakfast and your choice of two courses from the hotel’s ‘table d’hote’ menu in the evening for dinner. It’s also really nice to take a pre- or post-dinner drink in the bar area to really make the most of your stay.

Rooms are double or twin and all have those little comforts you’d expect from a modern hotel. From plasma screen TVs and free wifi to a well-stocked hospitality tray and crisp bed linen with plumped pillows these rooms are comfortable and well-equipped. With these great value shorts breaks in Bournemouth you’ll enjoy everything this lovely hotel and the delightful resort of Bournemouth has to offer for one or two nights. Time to book your break away!

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Chocolate Getaway for Two Bournemouth

Chocolate Getaway for Two Bournemouth

Chocolate is the answer to everything so a chocolate getaway is pure heaven! We are offering one and two-night breaks for two at chocolate-themed hotels in the lovely seaside resort of Bournemouth. Fresh sea air walks on the beach   bars and restaurants  shopping and culture abound plus choc what could be more appetising than that?

There are two chocolate hotels in Bournemouth – the Chocolate Box Hotel and the Chocolate Boutique Hotel. Both are your classic Victorian building with big bay sash windows and high ceilings. Inside it’s a fountain of velvety chocolate colours with deep browns and purples throughout and all your modern conveniences you love in a boutique hotel.

The bedrooms are very much chocolate-themed and your getaway package includes a delightful little welcome basket of tasty chocolate drops. There are also tea and coffee facilities a flat screen TV free wifi and the comfiest beds you’ll ever have slept in. And that’s not just what we say it’s what loads of guests have said on TripAdvisor.

Guests also appreciate the warm and friendly welcome from staff and tell us how much they love breakfast. It’s cooked to order and the chocolate pancakes and waffles are a definite hit with everyone on a chocolate getaway break! What’s more if there are chocolate-themed events and workshops going on at the time of your stay you may be able to join in subject to availability.

The Chocolate Box Hotel is just a two-minute walk from Bournemouth International Centre and the seafront. The Chocolate Boutique Hotel is located in the fashionable Soho quarter and is just a 10-minute stroll downhill to the beach and town. These chocolate getaway packages for two are the perfect short break deal in Bournemouth whether you’re one of the nine out ten who love chocolate or the one who’s pretending they don’t!

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Yew Lodge Spa Break with Dinner for Two

Yew Lodge Spa Break with Dinner for Two

Pop your complimentary robe and slippers on it’s time to relax and enjoy a Yew Lodge hotel spa break! Spend the night at the Best Western Premier hotel at Kegworth in Derbyshire and make the most of the all the facilities this hotel has to offer – with lots of lovely little extras included for free.

One of those little touches you will love is indeed the robe and slippers. That means you can check in drop your bag off in your room get changed and pad down to the spa area to get into full-on relaxation mode straight away. Throw your towel on a pool-side lounger have a little lie down. Ahhh…bliss!

The hotel spa at the Yew Lodge boasts a good-sized pool jacuzzi steam cabin sauna and ice fountain. There’s also a fitness room and there are three treatment rooms as well. A spa hotel break in Derbyshire wouldn’t be the same without a beauty treatment so one is included for you! It’ll be something like a mini mani or a back and shoulder massage by one of the hotel’s qualified therapists.

As your break continues so do those nice little indulgences that make a one or two-night stay like this at the Yew Lodge such excellent value for money. Incorporated into the hotel is Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian a top-rated restaurant and bar serving mouth watering Italian/American influenced dishes. Your package includes evening meals for two each night of your stay including a starter and a main from the menu (some supplements may apply for things like steak).

After your lovely meal the best thing to do is take a nightcap at the bar and then retire to your comfy hotel bed. The Yew Lodge has well-equipped large bedrooms and on this spa break package you can pick a twin room or a double room.

And you’ll need a good night’s sleep because next morning it’s time for breakfast which again is included in this Yew Lodge Hotel Spa deal. Continental or full English you’ll be able to tuck in to the buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room as a great start to your day. Relaxed invigorated and quite frankly spoilt rotten you’ll leave the Yew Lodge feeling great!

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