Country Hotels and Inns
While most of us think of hotels as relaxing places to unwind and get away from it all, many have inspired ghost stories, myths and urban legends that persist to this day.
You can relax in the luxurious surroundings of Lough Eske Castle with a glass of brandy in front of a roaring fire, having eaten from the tantalizing menu that features fresh local ingredients, but that's not until the evening!
It is a nice coincidence that autumn is not only one of the best times of the year to visit the New Forest, it is also one of the cheapest with many properties offering mouth-watering deals.
Where better to say cheers during the festive season than at the UK's wine hotel? Home to over 30,000 bottles of wine, The Vineyard in Berkshire puts the sparkle into all things Christmas.
Independent hotel group Heritage Estates has added Cockliffe Country House Hotel in Nottinghamshire to its portfolio of venues.
The Lake District's majestic 4* Lodore Falls Hotel, nestled in the picturesque Borrowdale valley is just ten minutes from Keswick. It's a real gem and even has its own waterfall in the gardens - a magical place for a Christmas getaway with a great line up of entertainment and treats.
Fez's most famous destination is its vast medina – Africa's largest, where Palais Amani is located. Here, some 10,000 streets and walkways showcase the city's distinctive character full of sights, sounds and smells.
Andalucia is a region rich with hidden gems. Whilst the high profile Costa Del Sol coastline bustles with crowds of sun-seeking holidaymakers, off the beaten track it's another world.
StockenBridge Breaks, the specialist in bespoke Bridge holidays with charming locations, is offering a very special early booking deal on its newly-launched autumn Bridge weekend at The George in Rye, East Sussex, from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November 2014.
Great Little Places, Wales’s premier collection of small hotels, inns, farmhouses, restaurants with rooms and guest houses has discovered nine exceptional new properties which have been added to the portfolio for 2014/15.
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.
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