From Father Christmas and festive menus to ferret racing and Christmas markets, the Eden Hotel Collection has a huge selection of events and experiences which are bound 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.
Festive feasts and spa indulgence at Mallory Court near Leamington Spa
Soak up the festive spirit at Mallory Court, a quintessential English country house hotel near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Spend Christmas Day relaxing in the Elan Spa pool and enjoy mulled wine, carols, afternoon tea and a delicious four-course Christmas lunch in The Dining Room. After a three-course gala dinner on Boxing Day, there will be dancing and live music to round off a truly memorable Christmas. Arriving on 24th December, a three-night Christmas Break is from £599 pp (two sharing a Classique Room). Call Mallory Court on 01926 330214 (www.mallory.co.uk).
Christmas Shopping and a visit to the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon
With an enviable location next to the River Avon, just moments from the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, The Arden Hotel is based in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon. Pick up some Christmas gifts at The White Company and explore the town’s independent shops and boutiques. This season’s festive RSC theatre production is A Christmas Carol (4 December – 20 January, tickets from £26 pp). The hotel’s one-night Pre-Christmas Festive Break costs from £189 per room/£95 pp (two sharing; Sun-Fri) and includes mulled wine and iced ginger cake, £20 pp dinner allocation in the Waterside Brasserie and full English breakfast. Saturday stays are priced from £209 per room/£105 pp). Valid 1-23 Dec 2018. Call The Arden Hotel on 01789 298 682 (www.theardenhotelstratford.com).
Christmas celebrations and new deer park at Bovey Castle
Set in its own 275-acre estate within Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period, with a Christmas Country Fair, cider & sloe gin making, a scavenger hunt, ferret racing and guided winter walks. Plus, enjoy plump armchairs, roaring log fires, tables laden with seasonal fruit and snacks and what is thought to be the tallest Christmas tree on Dartmoor. The hotel is now home to a deer park, where guests can enjoy an informative one-hour Deer Park Tour (£12.50 pp) led by one of the estate’s deer keepers. Further festive activities include carol singers, a visit from Father Christmas and storytellers for both children and adults. Arriving on 24 December, a three-night Christmas Break at Bovey Castle is from £2,730 pp (based on two sharing a Classic room), including all activities mentioned above and all meals – including welcome drinks, candlelit dinners, afternoon tea (plus children’s high tea), Christmas Day lunch and breakfast each morning. To book, call Bovey Castle on 01647 445 007 (www.boveycastle.com).
New Year’s Eve at Brockencote Hall, Worcestershire
A striking Victorian manor house with a lovely lakeside setting and views to the Malvern Hills, Brockencote Hall has 21 elegantly-appointed bedrooms and is surrounded by 70 acres of glorious parkland.
The annual ‘All that Glitters Ball’ on New Year’s Eve begins with a Champagne and canapé reception, accompanied by a string trio. A seven-course dinner is then served with a pianist and singer for entertainment, followed by dancing and more live entertainment. After a restful night’s sleep, start 2019 in style with a Champagne brunch and spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the beautiful countryside before a farewell dinner. Arriving on 31st December, a two-night New Year Break is from £370 pp (based on two sharing a Classic room). Call Brockencote Hall Hotel on 01562 777 876 (www.brockencotehall.com).
New Year’s Eve at The Greenway, Cheltenham
The Greenway Hotel & Spa is an atmospheric 16th-century ivy-clad Elizabethan manor set in eight acres on the outskirts of Cheltenham. With 21 bedrooms, the hotel has a relaxing house party vibe with a cosy lounge for board games, an atmospheric wood-panelled dining room and a bijoux spa (complete with a hydrotherapy pool, champagne nail bar and outdoor hot tub). The New Year’s Eve Break includes a six-course gala dinner in the newly-refurbished restaurant followed by live music and dancing with a Champagne toast at midnight. On New Year’s Day, indulge in a Champagne brunch, then perhaps head to Cheltenham’s January sales, before returning for a four-course candlelit dinner. Arriving on 31st December, a two-night New Year Break is priced from £399 pp (two sharing). Call The Greenway Hotel & Spa on 01242 862 352 (www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com).
Notes to Editors
- The Eden Hotel Collection offers gift vouchers for use at each of its wonderful properties. A wide selection of gift vouchers is available, spanning everything from afternoon tea to dinner at one of the collection’s award-winning restaurants, a relaxing spa break or an overnight stay. Vouchers can be purchased at any of the hotels and online.
- The Eden Hotel Collection is part of 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 a portfolio of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Bovey Castle in Devon; The Arden Hotel and Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham.