CELEBRATE THE SUMMER OF SPORT WITH COUNTRY HOUSE COMFORTS
Choose Hand Picked Hotels this summer and stay close to major Olympic sites
Enjoy a three course table d’hôte dinner, double accommodation and traditional cooked breakfast from just £159 per room per night
With hotels located cross the country, near major Olympic events including equestrian, football and sailing, Hand Picked Hotels is an ideal choice for those seeking a comfortable and classically British base to keep them close to the excitement this summer. Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels across the UK, are set in stunning rural locations and boast stylish yet traditional country house interiors and intimate dining spaces.
Book with Hand Picked Hotels’ for overnight stays throughout August 2012, and enjoy double accommodation, a three course table d’hôte dinner, and a traditional cooked breakfast to order the following morning – all from £159 per room, per night. The offer is valid from 3rd August to 3rd September 2012.
With hotels in London, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and Edinburgh – the hotels are well located for the Games. Below is a selection for you to consider:
- Football at Wembley Stadium: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August
- Badminton at Wembley Arena: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 5 August
- Rhythmic Gymnastics, Wembley Arena: Thursday 9 August – Sunday 12 August
Hendon Hall Hotel in Hendon, North London, is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing stay in a mansion with terraced gardens, yet have easy access to central London and all the excitement of London 2012. Simply hop onto the London underground and you will be in Wembley in less than 45mins for events including Football, Badminton and the colourful Rhythmic Gymnastics. The hotel offers 57 bedrooms - a mixture of classic, executive and four-poster bedrooms as well as junior suites – and the award-winning Garrick Restaurant serves excellent food and drink and has been awarded two rosettes by the AA.
- Sailing at Weymouth and Portland: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August
- Paralympic Sailing at Weymouth and Portland: Saturday 1 September – Thursday 6 September
Built in 1887 and set in 40 acres, Rhinefield House in the New Forest, Hampshire, is a 4-star country house hotel – and just over an hours drive to Weymouth and Portland, the site for the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing this summer. Brockenhurst is less than an hour on the train. Rhinefield House offers 50 bedrooms, an outdoor pool, plus a small indoor leisure facility and pool, and a 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant is perfect for romantic or celebratory meals.
- Shooting, Royal Artillery Barracks: Saturday 28 July – Monday 6 August
- Equestrian – Eventing, Greenwich Park: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 31 July
- Equestrian – Dressage, Greenwich Park: Thursday 2 August – Thursday 9 August
- Paralympic Cycling, Brands Hatch roadside: Wednesday 5 September – Saturday 8 September
Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham Green, Kent, is a tranquil country house dating back to 1806 and is conveniently located close to events including Shooting, Paralympic Cycling and Equestrian Events. Offering 38 bedrooms, a two AA Rosette restaurant and a health club and spa, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa is perfect for those keen to relax but also those watching Olympic events in the surrounding areas.
- Cycling, roadside: Wednesday 1 August
If you are keen to catch a glimpse of the cycling on 1 August, why not stay at Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey? Woodlands Park is a stunning, 19th century country house hotel located within easy access of central London and where the cyclists are scheduled to pass this summer. Visitors are guaranteed to have an enjoyable stay with two great dining experiences - the wood-panelled Oak Room Restaurant and the more contemporary Brasserie – and a number of places to visit in the local area including Denbies, England’s largest vineyard and Hampton Court Palace.
- Football, Hampden Park, Glasgow: Wednesday 25 July – Friday 3 August
A short train journey away from Glasgow’s Hampden Park where Olympic Football events are being held, Norton House Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh is a country retreat with an award-winning restaurant, Ushers and one of Scotland’s top spas. Edinburgh Zoo is also nearby and the historic city of Edinburgh is just 10 minutes away by car.
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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.