July Pre-Olympic Offers

July Pre-Olympic Offers

Time for Pre-Olympic Relaxation at Hand Picked Hotels

Enjoy a pre-dinner glass of Vivanco Rosado Rioja, a three course dinner, an overnight stay and a full traditional breakfast from only £149 per room, per night


The lazy days of summer are here and while the world is limbering up for the London Olympics 2012, make time for an escape for some serious relaxation.  Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels, offers the ultimate place to unwind and explore the countryside with a great offer throughout July.

Book now for stays between the 1st and 31st July 2012 and take advantage of Hand Picked Hotels’ offer - a pre-dinner glass of rosé wine, Vivanco Rosado Rioja,  a three course table d’hôte dinner, followed by an overnight stay and traditional breakfast – from just £149 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:

Kent, aptly named The Garden of England, is at its best in July. Explore the serene beauty of the Kent countryside and stay at Chilston Park Hotel, a 17th century Grade I listed manor house in Lenham, near Maidstone. Standing in 22 acres of parkland, Chilston Park Hotel is the perfect base for visiting attractions such as Leeds Castle, Hever Castle and other historic attractions.  The July offer from Hand Picked Hotels starts from £155 per room, per night.

Visit Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company and birthplace of the Bard, and stay at Ettington Park Hotel, a spectacular Neo-Gothic mansion set in 40 acres of parkland in the Warwickshire countryside. Historic Warwick Castle is just 13 miles away and the Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon, with the world’s biggest collection of British cars, is less than 30 minutes away. The July offer starts from £179 per room, per night.

Head to Derbyshire and The Priest House Hotel, a country house set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Trent at Castle Donington.  Picturesque and peaceful, the hotel makes the perfect setting for an escape to explore the Peak District and the heritage and cultural sites in Derbyshire. Families may like to head off to Alton Towers or the Drayton Manor Theme Park for a great day out. The July offer starts from £149 per room, per night.

Explore the Yorkshire moors, the coastal town of Whitby and Durham Cathedral from Crathorne Hall Hotel, overlooking the Leven Valley in North Yorkshire. Crathorne Hall Hotel is at once grand and stately, warm and welcoming. Owned by the Dugdale family until 1977, Crathorne Hall has played host to politicians and royalty down the years. The July offer starts from £155 per room, per night.

For more information or to book, visit handpickedhotels.co.uk/summer or call 0845 458 0905 and quote rate access code PSB

Notes to editors:
Valid for stays between 5th and 31st July 2012
Rates will vary by hotel.

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.

About Hand Picked Hotels
Hand Picked Hotels, created by former City lawyer 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. There are 17 classically British hotels in rural settings across the UK, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an unrivalled number of awards, with 16 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes.  Eight hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. Seven of the hotels have spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation




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