Pride of Britain Hotels: Langshott Manor and The Dial House Hotel
New this month to Pride of Britain Hotels, a consortium of 45 privately-owned independent British hotels and spas, are two very unique hotels; Langshott Manor, an enchanting Elizabethan manor house in Surrey, and The Dial House Hotel in Bourton-on-the-Water, which dates back to 1698 and is located right in the heart of one of the UK’s prettiest villages.
Both hotels provide the exceptional service and attention to detail that Pride of Britain Hotels is known for and lead-in prices are as follows:
Langshott Manor – one night from £49.50 pp
Located in the beautiful Surrey countryside and set in three acres of immaculate grounds surrounded by an ancient moat, Langshott Manor is a rambling 16th century boutique hotel with 22 bedrooms. Local attractions include Wakehurst Place in Sussex (the most visited National Trust property in the country) and Denbies Wine Estate – the UK’s largest single-estate vineyard - in the Surrey Hills. The recently-refurbished Mulberry restaurant offers delicious local produce and al fresco dining, and the hotel’s charming interior features solid oak doors, wood panelling, open fireplaces and cosy lounges – the perfect setting for a civilised afternoon tea. Gatwick Airport is just a 10-minute drive away. A one-night stay costs from £99 per room/£49.50 pp (two sharing) on a room-only basis.
The Dial House Hotel – one night from £77.50 pp
In the picture-perfect Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water which dates back to Saxon times, The Dial House Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the village, even pre-dating the stone bridges that straddle the River Windrush. The hotel has 14 individually-designed bedrooms, a peaceful walled garden and an award-winning restaurant which features an eight-course tasting menu devised by head chef Paul Nicholson. Local village events and attractions include the notorious ‘Football in the river’ event on 27 August and the Dragonfly Maze with its clipped yew hedges and puzzle trails. A one-night stay costs £155 per room/£77.50 pp (two sharing) including a full English breakfast.
Pride of Britain Hotels also provides a constantly updated list of late bookings availability, seasonal packages and special offers on its website. Here are a few of the current options:
Head to York with the girls – Middlethorpe Hall and Spa from £129 pp
If you’ve always wanted to visit York – now you have the perfect excuse. Middlethorpe Hall and Spa is a beautifully restored William III Country House hotel set in 20 acres of manicured gardens close to York’s historic centre. The hotel’s Tailormake Package (valid Sunday to Friday throughout the year) costs from £129 pp (two sharing) and includes a three-course dinner (£43 allowance pp), early morning tea delivered to the room, full Yorkshire breakfast, use of the spa, a 10% discount at the York Designer Outlet with access to a personal stylist plus one additional treat from a choice which includes a bottle of rosé champagne to share, a Decleor back massage each, a one-day Yorkshire Pass or champagne afternoon tea for two.
Barnsley House Midweek Spa Offer – one night from £190 pp
Once home to the highly-acclaimed garden designer Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House in the Cotswolds is the epitome of luxury living. The Garden Spa is a short stroll from the main house and features an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. The Midweek Spa Offer (valid Sunday – Thursday until 23 December 2012) costs from £190 pp (two sharing) and includes £40 pp towards dinner and a 25-minute spa treatment each with accommodation in the best room available.
Enjoy a £200 wine for just £10 at South Lodge – one night from £109 pp
South Lodge in the heart of the Sussex Downs offers a wine-tasting experience in its cellar where 300 wines (some worth over £200 a bottle) are available to try under the guidance of the hotel’s sommelier. Guests purchase a Decanting card which enables them to try out quality wines at exactly the right temperature and in peak condition. The ‘South Lodge Summertime Bliss’ break costs £99 pp (two sharing) and includes a three-course dinner, overnight accommodation and a full English breakfast. Valid in August, excluding Saturdays. The Decanting Card costs from £10 pp and is available year-round.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Pride of Britain Hotels is also the official hotel partner to the National Trust, with many of the hotels located near to one or more National Trust properties.
Visit prideofbritainhotels.com to book any of the above offers.