Elegant Escapes this spring with Hand Picked Hotels from £145 per room, per night With spring in full swing, May is the perfect time to escape to the British countryside.

Hand Picked Hotels, a collection of 17 country house hotels across the UK, is offering overnight packages from just £145 per room per night – so there’s never been a better time to relax in rural surroundings.

Book between now and 31 May 2013 to take advantage of the ‘Elegant Spring Escapes’ from Hand Picked Hotels - a pre-dinner glass of wine and a three course dinner for two followed by an overnight stay and traditional breakfast from just £145 per room, per night. Guests also have the opportunity to upgrade their stay at the seven spa hotels and enjoy an Elemis facial or full body massage for just £50 per person.

With hotels located across the UK – from Edinburgh to Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent – there is guaranteed to be a Hand Picked Hotel near you. Choose a hotel from the selection below: Escape to the foothills of Snowdonia staying at the Seiont Manor Hotel from £149, a four star country house set in 150 acres of grounds surrounded by farmland, lakes and rivers – the ideal countryside retreat.

During their stay guests can take the opportunity to climb Mount Snowdon then relax in the hotel or take a dip in the 40 foot indoor swimming pool. Head to Shakespeare country and stay at the Ettington Park Hotel from £155 set in 40 acres of parkland in the Warwickshire countryside. Located just six miles from the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon makes it an ideal base for a cultural spring break. Guests can enjoy dinner in The Oak Room or relax in the Great Drawing Room.

Alternatively, hop over to the Channel Islands for a spring break in Jersey staying at the L’Horizon Hotel & Spa from £159. With its picturesque location on the St Brelades Bay guests can relax on the golden sands enjoy leisure facilities including a indoor heated swimming pool, a spa pool overlooking the bay, and a number of gourmet dining options.

For more information or to book, please call 0845 458 0905 or visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk

Notes to editors:

Offers are subject to availability, pre-payment, terms and conditions apply.

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 impressive 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. Hand Picked Hotels is the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.



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