May 2012

May 2012

Blooming Marvellous

Spring Offer from Hand Picked Hotels this May

Enjoy a pre-dinner glass of rosé wine, a three course dinner, an overnight stay and a full traditional breakfast from only £145 per room, per night

23 April 2012: Spring is here so now is the ideal time to enjoy the British countryside in full bloom. Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels, has launched a fantastic seasonal offer for May 2012 so whether it’s relaxing in rural surroundings or hill walking in the crisp spring sunshine, escape now for an overnight stay in the countryside.

Book now for stays between the 5th and 31st May 2012 and take advantage of Hand Picked Hotels’ spring offer - a pre-dinner glass of summery rosé wine, Vivanco Rosado, Rioja, from Spain, a three course table d’hôte dinner, followed by an overnight stay and traditional breakfast – from just £145 per room, per night.

With hotels from Jersey to Surrey, Kent and Edinburgh – there is guaranteed to be a Hand Picked Hotel near you. Below is a selection of hotels to choose from:

Located in Cobham, Surrey, Woodlands Park Hotel is an ideal choice for those seeking a rural escape with easy access from London. This 57 bedroom hotel offers a range of Executive and Family bedrooms and suites and is set in beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens close to the Surrey Hills.

If it is a more relaxing weekend you are looking for this spring, then the Norton House Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh is ideal. Built in 1840, Norton House Hotel & Spa was always intended as a country retreat and now it is home to one of Scotland’s top spas and finest restaurants, Ushers. Escape for gourmet cuisine and spa indulgence.

Tucked away behind beautiful woodland and surrounded by seven acres of grounds, Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, Hampshire is the perfect countryside retreat. For those seeking culinary heaven, the spring offer gives guests the opportunity to dine in the old dining hall of the hotel, now the award-winning Simonds Restaurant.

Visit the 800 year old New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, reputed to be one of the oldest inhabited, moated manor houses in England, and enjoy a glass of rosé overlooking 26 acres of elegant grounds. With thanks to sympathetic restoration, the hotel boasts modern facilities and comforts, including a spa, but retains its medieval charm. Stay overnight with the spring offer and enjoy the full country house experience.

For more information or to book, visit or call 0845 458 0905 and quote rate access code PSW.

Notes to editors:

  • Valid for stays between 5th and 31st May 2012
  • Rates will vary by hotel.

For further press information or images please contact the Hand Picked press office at Four Communications or telephone +44 (0)870 626 3141.

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 16 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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