From Father Christmas visits to Champagne afternoon tea, the Eden Hotel Collection has a superb selection of experiences to get you in the party mood this festive season. And, if you’re seeking inspiration for Christmas presents, gift vouchers are available so that friends or family can enjoy a treat of their choosing.
Stress-free Christmas Shopping Break at Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa
Mallory Court, an elegant, luxury country house hotel in Warwickshire, provides the perfect base for a Pre-Christmas Shopping Break. Included is VIP access to Bicester Village with parking, hands-free shopping (any purchases are delivered to refreshment area ‘The Apartment’ for collection) and 10% savings off purchases. Back at the hotel, rest your weary feet beside a roaring log fire and enjoy cuisine overseen by Head Chef Paul Evans. The price is from £299 total/£150 pp (two sharing) including accommodation in a Classic room, Winter Pimm’s and mince pies on arrival, two-course dinner and full English breakfast. Valid: 18 Nov-22 Dec 2019. To book, call Mallory Court on 01926 330 214 (www.mallory.co.uk).
Christmas Cheer at Bovey Castle, Devon
Set in its own 275-acre estate within Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period with the tallest Christmas tree on Dartmoor. Arrive on Christmas Eve and enjoy cider & sloe gin making, a lavish afternoon tea accompanied by carol singers, and for families, a storyteller and Bovey Rangers’ activities. In the evening, there is a gourmet buffet and the opportunity to attend Midnight Mass at a local church. Start Christmas Day with a delicious breakfast and a visit from Father Christmas, relax in the spa or try the brass rubbing trail before attending the Christmas drinks reception and decadent Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. After the Queen’s speech, tea and mince pies will be served and a relaxed buffet supper will be prepared in the evening. On Boxing Day, sign up for the golf tournament, watch the ferret racing or work off the excesses with a guided walk of the grounds. An early savoury or sweet afternoon tea will be served, and to top off the festivities, there will be a lavish five-course black tie dinner and live band. Arriving on 24 December, a three-night Christmas break at Bovey Castle is from £1,350 pp (based on two sharing a Mews room), including meals and activities mentioned. To book, call Bovey Castle on 01647 445 007 (www.boveycastle.com)
Festivities at The Greenway, Cheltenham
The Greenway Hotel & Spa is an atmospheric ivy-clad Elizabethan manor set in eight acres of grounds close to the picturesque town of Cheltenham. With just 21 bedrooms, the hotel has a relaxing house party vibe with a cosy lounge for board games, an atmospheric dining room and a boutique spa (complete with a hydrotherapy pool, champagne nail bar and outdoor hot tub). Arriving on Christmas Eve, the Christmas Break includes a Champagne afternoon tea, with pianist, followed by a delicious four-course dinner. On Christmas Day, wake up to a Bucks Fizz breakfast and after some present opening, cocktails and canapés will be served in the lounge followed by a six-course Christmas Day lunch. In the evening, there is a relaxed buffet supper and Christmas quiz. On Boxing Day, after a full English breakfast, sales shopping in Cheltenham awaits, before returning for tea and cake and a four-course candlelit dinner. Arriving on 24th December, the three-night Christmas Break is priced from £665 pp (two sharing a Classic Room) including meals and activities. Call The Greenway Hotel & Spa on 01242 862 352 (www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com).
A Christmas House Party at Arden House, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Arden House in Stratford-Upon-Avon is just five minutes’ walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the town’s characterful shops, pubs and restaurants. The intimate 10-bedroom, boutique sister property to the well-established riverside hotel The Arden, has a relaxed atmosphere with a dedicated ‘house host’ and cosy interiors decked out in designs by Osborne & Little and Matthew Williamson. The three-night exclusive-use Christmas break includes a festive afternoon tea on Christmas Eve, breakfast, three-course lunch and buffet supper on Christmas Day and breakfast on Boxing Day and the day of departure (27th December), leaving plenty of time to explore Stratford-Upon-Avon’s many attractions in between. A three-night exclusive-use stay arriving on 24th December is priced from £6,700 total/£335 pp based on double occupancy of all 10 bedrooms, meals outlined and use of a complimentary pantry. Contact Arden House on 01789 298 682 (www.ardenhousestratford.com).
ENDS/ 7 August 2019
Notes to Editors
- The Eden Hotel Collection has evolved over the last 18 years through acquisition and restoration by The Rigby Group Plc, one of the UK’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. Founded by IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, the Group’s portfolio spans hotels, aviation, technology, property and investments.
- The Eden Hotel Collection consists of nine luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Bovey Castle in Devon; The Kings Hotel, Cotswolds; The Arden Hotel and Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, and The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Somerset.
For more details, or to book, visit www.edenhotelcollection.com.
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