Half-term getaway

Half-term getaway

Enjoy a Half-term Getaway with Hand Picked Hotels...


With the February half-term break* just around the corner, why not plan a family escape to the country and enjoy forest walks, zoo visits and a variety of entertainment and leisure pursuits on your doorstep. With overnight breaks from just £149** per room per night, there’s never been a better time for a family getaway.

A Georgian Farmstead located in the serene countryside of Snowdonia, Seiont Manor Hotel is set amongst 150 acres of gardens and parklands. Perfect for the active and adventurous, Snowdonia National Park boasts both the highest mountain and the largest natural lake in Wales amongst its picturesque river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys. The Welsh Mountain Zoo and Pili Palas Butterfly & Bird Palace are close by, whilst thrill seekers can head to the rides and rollercoasters of GreenWood Forest Park.

Built in 1816 and set in 38 acres of private grounds, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Nantwich, Cheshire, is well-placed for visiting many of the county’s most popular family attractions, including Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Go Ape! For an inspiring history lesson, National Trust property, Tatton Park, and former royal castle, Beeston Castle, are both nearby. For those wanting to indulge in some retail therapy, Cheshire Oaks designer outlet or the home & garden boutiques of Blakemere Retail Village are a short drive away.

Explore the beauty of the New Forest and the grandeur of a historic 19th century country house hotel at Rhinefield House Hotel in The New Forest, Hampshire. The hotel is ideally located for Marwell Wildlife and New Forest Wildlife Park, while Paulton’s Family Theme Park, home to over 60 rides and attractions, is also within easy reach. For a trip through automobile history, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is just a short distance from the hotel.

For more information about Hand Picked Hotels or to book, visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk or call 0845 458 0905.

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Notes to editors:

*February half-term refers to 15 – 22 February 2014

**The offer is subject to availability and valid until 28 February. The offer includes a glass of Bruno Paillard Champagne, canapés, a three-course dinner, and breakfast. The offer is inclusive of all hotels in the Hand Picked Hotels collection.

Children’s Policy

The charge for children is not automatically included in the rate but will be applied as follows:

• Children 3 and under stay and dine for free

• Children under 12 years receive complimentary bed and breakfast when sharing a room with their parents.

• Children 4 years and up to 11 years. Breakfast is included in the rate, all other meals will be charged at 50% of adult price or as priced on the children’s menu.

• Z-beds are not suitable for children over 12 years of age.

• Children 12 years of age and up to 18 years will be charged a £15.00 bed and breakfast supplement when occupying a sofa bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken.

Press: contact Claire Basing-Lawson or Marion Hardman at Four Communications, the Hand Picked Hotel press office, at HPH@fourcommunications.com or 020 3697 4358

About Hand Picked Hotels

Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 20 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes. Nine hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. The Four Red Star Fawsley Hall is also now part of the Hand Picked collection. There are nine hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.

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