Plan a country escape in Derbyshire

Plan a country escape in Derbyshire

Plan a country escape this season at The Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire...

As 2014 gets into full swing, why not indulge in an escape to the country by taking advantage of the ‘Elegant Escapes’ offer at The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, part of the Hand Picked Hotels collection of country house hotels across the UK.

From just £149* per room per night, the offer includes a glass of Bruno Paillard Champagne, canapés, a three-course dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast. For parties of 8 or more adults, enjoy a dinner party in a complimentary private dining room.

Built around a Norman tower and with a history spanning over 1000 years, The Priest House Hotel is surrounded by woodlands, an original watermill and tall weeping willows. Set on the River Trent,

The Priest House Hotel is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Offering 42 bedrooms and a two AA Rosette restaurant, the hotel also has a lounge, bar and brasserie for more relaxing dining. The Priest House Hotel is ideally located to enjoy many of Derbyshire’s cultural and heritage attractions,, including some of the National Trust’s most popular properties; Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey Country House and Sudbury Hall & the Museum of Childhood. For motoring enthusiasts, Donington Park motorsport circuit hosts events throughout the year, and also houses the largest collection of former Grand Prix Racing cars in the world. Family activities include Conkers, a 120 acre site of indoor and outdoor experiences at The Heart of the National Forest, and Alton Towers Theme Park. For those wishing to indulge in some retail therapy at reduced prices, East Midlands Designer Outlet is just a short drive away.

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


Notes to editors:

*The offer is subject to availability and valid until 28 February. Terms and conditions apply. The offer is inclusive of all hotels in the Hand Picked Hotels collection.

Press: contact Claire Basing-Lawson or Marion Hardman at Four Communications, the Hand Picked Hotel press office, at 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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