February half term 2012

February half term 2012


17 hotels close to attractions including Cadbury World, Chessington World of Adventures, the historical Caernarfon Castle and Buckmore Park for go-karting

Pre-dinner Champagne, pre-dinner canapés, a three course dinner, an overnight stay and full traditional breakfast from just £145 per room

Children 12 years and under are welcome to share their parent’s bedroom at no extra cost

Escape to the country with the children this February half term and take advantage of some fantastic overnight offers with Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels located across the UK.

With hotels across the UK - from Jersey to Surrey, Kent and Edinburgh – there is guaranteed to be a Hand Picked Hotel near you that the children will love this half term. Plus, children 12 years and under are welcome to share their parent’s bedroom at no extra cost.  Below is a selection of hotels from the collection to choose from:

With Cadbury World, the National Sea Life centre and Drayton Manor Park and Zoo (not open until 30 March 2012) nearby and a luxury spa on site, New Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham is the perfect place to stay for both family days out and relaxation. Parents can enjoy two 25 minutes spa treatment from just £69 per person and take advantage of the Champagne overnight offer from £145, inclusive of a glass of Champagne, pre-dinner canapés, a three-course dinner and breakfast – all whilst the little ones look forward to a chocolate adventure at Cadbury World.

Alternatively, treat the children to the delights of the Welsh hills and valleys with a stay at Seiont Manor Hotel, Snowdonia. The hotel specialises in catering for the whole family with dedicated family rooms and a 40ft swimming pool. The hotel is a great base to explore one of Britain’s most treasured national parks as well as easy access to the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Other local attractions include The Bodnant Garden and the historical Caernarfon Castle. The Champagne overnight offer is available from £145 per room per night.

Once a 16th century mansion, Hendon Hall in Hendon, North London, was converted to a hotel in 1911 and now offers 57 recently refurbished rooms and an award-winning restaurant, The Garrick. Hendon Hall is the perfect place for families exploring the vibrant city of London to stay and now, they are offering an ‘Experience London’ package – an overnight stay, breakfast a London travel card for zones 1 – 4 and a map of the city – from £115 per room per night. Alternatively, choose the ‘Family Fun Package’ from £139 per room per night. This offer includes a £50 worth of food and beverages in London, activity packs for the children and full breakfast for the family at the hotel.

For parents looking for the ultimate in relaxation, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, Fawkham, Kent offers the ideal hotel with treatment and relaxation rooms, hydrotherapy, swimming pool and steam rooms. There is even a crèche to look after the little ones so they can relax uninterrupted. Also in Kent, is Chilston Park Hotel in Lenham, a grand manor house set in 22 acres of rural parkland. Both parents and children will love nearby Buckmore Park where year-round hire-karts are available. The Champagne overnight offer is available at both hotels from £145 per room per night.

Alternatively, why not escape to Surrey and stay at Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa in Nutfield. For thrill seekers, Chessington World of Adventures is nearby, and animal lovers can visit the Wildlife Centre and Beaver Water World. Families visiting these exciting attractions can stay at Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa and take advantage of the Winter Offer from £XXX per night for stays between 12 – 24 February 2012* and receive a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner.

For more information or to book, please call 0845 458 0905 or visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk


Notes to editors:
Offers are subject to availability, pre-payment, terms and conditions apply.
The Champagne offer is valid for stays between 1 February and 18 March 2012
*excludes 14 & 18 February 2012
For further press information or images please contact the Hand Picked press office at Four Communications hph@fourcommunications.com or telephone +44 (0)870 626 3141.

The spa hotels include Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Kent, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa in Surrey, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Cheshire, New Hall Hotel & Spa in North Birmingham, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in West Yorkshire, Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh and L’Horizon Hotel & Spa in Jersey.

About Hand Picked Hotels
The award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection, created by former City lawyer Julia Hands, are luxurious country house hotels renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and excellent service in stylish, relaxing surroundings. There are 17 hotels across the UK, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to Yorkshire and Edinburgh.  Hand Picked Hotels has focused on the quality of its service and cuisine and in the last three years 15 hotels have achieved two AA rosette status with Norton House in Edinburgh winning three AA rosettes.  Eight hotels have achieved red star status, being recognised as amongst the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland.  Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa has been awarded and retains 5 bubbles from the Good Spa Guide.




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