Seasonal Breaks


Swinton Park, North Yorkshire

Christmas and New Year Breaks 2013/14
Spend the festive season in the luxurious surroundings of a country house hotel. Enjoy crackling log fires, entertainment, good food and great company. Please see below for a listing of our Christmas and New Year Breaks at Britain's best hotels for 2013 - Christmas breaks for 2014 will be added as soon as they become available, normally from June onwards.

Valentines Breaks 2014
Celebrate St Valentine's Day, 14 February, on a special romantic break at one of Britain's best hotels of character - please go to: Valentines Breaks 2014.

Easter Breaks 2014
Enjoy a great Easter break in the UK at one of Britain's best hotels of character with good food and wine, luxury accommodation and delicious chocolate treats - please see Easter Breaks.



Christmas Breaks and New Year Breaks 2013

Celebrate Christmas or the New Year on a special break in the UK at one of Britain's best hotels of character situated in the country's finest locations including the Cotswolds, Cheshire, Cumbria, Devon, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Wiltshire and Chester.

All breaks should be booked directly with the hotel and please mention - thank you.





Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Cumbria

New Year Break 2013
Outdoors, the crisp Lakeland winter's day; indoors, relax in the spa bath or enjoy the roaring log fire and cosy armchairs. Where better to celebrate New year? Celebrate the New year on a three night short break at Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, overlooking The Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District.

Special Offer - New Years Eve 2013! ~ now just £240pp (normal price £300pp)
Your New Year's Eve Celebration is for a minimum of two nights arriving on the 31st December fully inclusive of:

  • Accommodation sharing a twin or double room (extra charges apply for executive/suite/garden view)
  • On one night - whatever you fancy from our imaginative a la carte menu at no extra charge
  • Complimentary pre- dinner canapes & coffee and petit fours
  • On New Year's Eve - Champagne and canapes reception, superb 7 course gourmet dinner followed by a dance and disco. Glass of "bubbly" to celebrate the New Year
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • Free membership of the hotel's indoor leisure club
  • New Year's Day Treasure Hunt followed by home-made afternoon tea - with a super prize for the winner

New 1 night option! Just book for NYE and enjoy the night from just £125pp.



The Bear's Paw, Sandbach, Cheshire

Christmas and New Year 2013
Enjoy Christmas at The Bear's Paw, an award winnng 19th century Inn located in the heart of Cheshire, in the picturesque village of Warmingham. Roaring log fires and friendly welcoming staff at The Bear's Paw in Cheshire provide a truly ambient atmosphere, perfect for a fabulous festive break. With delicious, seasonal menus and a wide range of wines and ales, it's the ideal place to celebrate this Christmas.





Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, near Chester, Cheshire

Christmas 2013
Enjoy traditional Christmas celebrations at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa near Chester on a great-value three-night break, with plenty of time to enjoy the luxurious Spa facilities. The break includes a three-course dinner on Christmas Eve, festive four-course Christmas lunch and a visit from Santa with gifts for the children. Spend Boxing Day discovering the historic city of Chester or great shopping in nearby retail outlets, with a Farewell Boxing Day Dinner and fun-filled Casino Evening.

New Year Celebrations 2013/14
New Year’s Eve buffet and disco - a fabulous night of food, drink, dancing and entertainment! Arrive at your own leisure and take advantage of the magnificent leisure spa facilities before the New Year celebrations commence! From only £149 per person.




The Old Bell Hotel and Restaurant, The Cotswolds

Luxury Christmas Break in the Cotswolds 2013
Enjoy a traditional Christmas in elegant and peaceful surroundings at the charming and historic Old Bell Hotel situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. Imagine roaring log fires, plump sofas and a glass of fizz. Away from arranged entertainment we offer a relaxing and peaceful break allowing you to enjoy the best food for 100 miles. Whether you stay for two or three nights, Dinner is included each night and of course Christmas Day Lunch.
Prices from £800 per room for a 3 night break, for 2 people.

New Year 2013/14
See in the in New Year in style at this charming historic hotel. The package includes dinner, bed and breakfast and a New Year's Eve gourmet menu followed by dancing.






Old Swan and Minster Mill, The Cotswolds

Christmas Celebrations 2013
Intimate and cosy, Christmas and New Year’s House Parties at the Old Swan and Minster Mill will be a reminder of days gone by in this most quintessentially of English settings. Escape the yuletide mayhem and relax and recharge with friends and family.

New Year 2013-2014
See in the New Year in style at this charming small hotel of character in the Cotswolds, with a Champagne Reception and gastronomic dinner and dancing.

Twix'mas Escape Friday 20 - Sunday 29 December 2013
Escape for a night or two of relaxation around the Christmas & New Year's House Parties and enjoy a special Twix'mas rate of £155 per night double occupancy including VAT and full English breakfast. The rate applies to all rooms on a first booked basis! Book early to secure your preferred room. Or take a Minster Mill Cosy Room for double occupancy including VAT for £125.00. Twix'mas rate offer excludes 24th to 26th December.



Soar Mill Cove Hotel, South Devon

Christmas House Party 2013
Celebrate Christmas at this family friendly hotel near Salcombe, set in glorious National Trust countryside close to the sea.
As a family hotel, the younger generation have warmed up the piano and board games and they’ll lead the way down to the Cove for the annual Christmas Eve daytime rockpool ramble. Because we have it covered, Devon Christmas breaks at Soar Mill Cove are time spent snuggling under the duvet with loved ones and wrapping-up warm for wild walks in the salty sea air down to Bolt Head and Overbecks, The National Trust garden. Your own ‘Father Christmasses’ can simply relax with a hot ‘Makepeace’ toddie and homemade mince pie whilst mum slips away to the spa and little ones meet Santa in the grotto on Christmas day.



Stanton Manor Hotel, near Chippenham, The Cotswolds

Christmas at Stanton Manor 2013 ~ Early Booking Discount
Escape to the country this Christmas to Stanton Manor situated near the Cotswolds. Book now and enjoy a great Early Booking Discount! Full of character and charm and surrounded by beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it's the perfect place for a relaxing Christmas break with cosy bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant offering delicious food, created from local seasonal produce. With the scent of wood-smoke from the log fire and freshly baked mince pies, you can truly enjoy the occasion. Early Booking Discount of 10% applies to all two night breaks, with prices from just £600 for two people sharing. One night breaks also available.

New Years Eve at Stanton Manor 2013
Celebrate the New Year in style at Stanton Manor Hotel, a charming hotel set in beautiful countryside. You will be greeted with a glass of champagne and canapés on New Year's Eve by the warmth of the open fire. A sumptuous Dinner will be followed by an evening of fun, dancing and celebrations until 1.00am.



Swinton Park - Yorkshire's highest rated hotel



Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire

Christmas 2013
Celebrate Christmas at this highly-rated historic castle hotel situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Their fabulous Christmas breaks offer dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast for three nights, as well as afternoon tea on Christmas Eve, Christmas day lunch, Christmas Day gala buffet dinner and Boxing day black tie dinner with cocktails, wines and liqueurs. Children are very welcome at this family friendly hotel and special rates are available for children.

New Year 2013/14
See in the in New Year in style at this award-winning castle hotel. Their three night New Year break includes dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast as well as cream tea and canapés on the 30th, include clay pigeon shooting, falconry, cookery demonstration, fireworks on New Year’s Eve, and all entertainment is also included.

Festive Retreats ~ 27th - 28th December 2013, 3rd - 4th January 2014
Much as Christmas and New Year celebrations are delightful, they can also entail quite a lot of hard work! Treat yourself to a restorative break at Swinton Park with our Festive Retreat package. From £269 per room per night including dinner, bed and breakfast and a variety of extras.



Three Ways House, Mickleton, The Cotswolds

Christmas at Three Ways House 2013
Celebrate Christmas at this friendly and welcoming Cotswold village hotel where guests will enjoy the finest cuisine in the award-winning Restaurant, entertainment including music and a Christmas casino plus a trip through the beautiful Cotswold countryside on board a steam train.

New Year at Three Ways House 2013/14
Celebrate New Year in the Cotswolds and enjoy a five course Gala Candlelit Dinner, followed by a music and dancing with chilled Champagne to see in the New Year.



All breaks should be booked directly with the hotel and please mention - thank you.

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