Country Hotels and Inns
The scenic town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland plays host to the 22nd Irish Country Music Festival from 7th to 12th September 2014 with performances from leading country music bands at The Gleneagle Hotel.
Whilst many of the 49 hotels within the Pride of Britain Hotels consortium of luxury, independently-owned hotels have fascinating histories, so too do their staff who beaver away – be it in the kitchen, behind the scenes or as front-of-house staff.
Whatever the time of year, Britain enjoys an overflowing calendar of events; it’s particularly jam-packed in the run-up to summer. From flower-arranging and cricket to rowing and worm charming, here is a selection of quintessentially British (and quirky) goings-on up and down the country – all of which can be combined with a stay at a Pride of Britain hotel.
Cottage Lodge, the multi-award-winning five star eco B&B in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, has teamed up with local French restaurant Le Blaireau to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy lunch or dinner with a 10% discount.
The four-star Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere has a fantastic deal available for stays over the February half term holidays.
Welsh Rarebits – widely recognised as the finest collection of country house hotels, traditional inns, elegant townhouses, gourmet bolt holes and funky boutique hotels across Wales – has added five new gems to the portfolio for 2014, taking the total membership (which is by invitation only) to 46
Latest members, The Airds Hotel and Gilpin Hotel & Lake House increase Pride of Britain Hotels’ northern presence.
New Hampshire in New England in the north-east of the USA is renowned for its autumn colours but there is somewhere much closer to home and which is equally spectacular at this time of year; the New Forest in Hampshire. It’s Old Hampshire in Old England.
The Devonshire Fell in North Yorkshire is inviting guests to 'have a pint on them' with their 'Wharfedale Wander' break this winter from just £60 per person.
The Pilgrim Country House hotel in the Wye valley in Herefordshire – which commands uninterrupted views over the Wales border towards the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains – is home to a very unusual ghost – that of a dog which can sometimes be heard scampering around the hotel and whimpering softly in the middle of the night.
Edging ever closer to its limit of 50 hotels, Pride of Britain Hotels, the consortium of (currently) 48 privately-owned independent British hotels and spas, is delighted to announce the election to its membership of Gravetye Manor, recently named AA Hotel of the Year (England).
The Lakeside Hotel & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Windermere, is stirring up a fantastic weekend break for visitors to take part in a one off cookery class and learn how to make a traditional Christmas Pudding.
Sopwell House, the enchanting, St Albans, country retreat has been given a slick facelift, taking it from understated chic to the next level of contemporary, country house glamour. To date an investment in excess of £2.5 million has been made, with a further £1.5 million planned for 2014.
Explore the Great British Countryside at its best this autumn with a trip to The Lymm Hotel, part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, and get a taste of true village life.
The upcoming series of Downton Abbey promises to be rather an exciting one.
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