Whether you’re stocking up on Christmas presents, catching up with the girls, or treating yourself to a new winter wardrobe – save money on fabulous hotels and shopping outlets with these exclusive city breaks.
1. Manor Country House Hotel, Oxfordshire
Occupying a beautiful mansion on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, The Manor Country House is the ideal spot for a cosy country break. It may be a warren of rooms but The Manor has plenty of quiet spaces for relaxation. If you can drag yourself away from the elegant bedrooms, there’s numerous wood-panelled drawing rooms with crackling fireplaces to lounge in.
During the day, explore the acres of lawns and secret gardens, or start your Christmas shopping in nearby Bicester Village with an exclusive shopping voucher. It’s truly one of the best country hotels to visit this winter.
The price: One-night stay from £90pp
One-night stay with breakfast | Cream tea on a day of your choice | 10%
discount voucher for Bicester Village Shopping Outlet | Offer is valid for stays between September 1 2017 and March 31 2018, excluding Christmas and New Year periods
2. Middlethorpe Hall, York
With York’s historic centre just two miles away, this is the perfect winter escape. There are cosy drawing rooms where you can keep toasty by crackling fires after a hard day’s shopping.
Relax in Middlethorpe’s spa, before heading to the award-winning, wood-panelled restaurant for a romantic candlelit dinner.
The price: Two-night stay from £238pp (down from £352pp)
Two-night stay in a standard double or twin room, with breakfast | Welcome bottle of sparkling wine | Three-course seasonal dinner (£45 set menu) on one evening | 55-minute massage per person | Afternoon Tea for two on one day | 10% discount voucher at the York Designer Outlet | Offer is valid for stays from January 2 to March 26 2018, Sunday to Friday, excl February 14
3. Bicester Village & Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire
If you’re craving relaxation and stunning surroundings, make a beeline for Hartwell House , a magnificent National Trust-owned stately home in the Chilterns, with 90 acres of private landscaped gardens and beautiful original features dating back to the 1700s.
Spend a day shopping in nearby Bicester Village, with over 130 boutiques offering discounts of up to 60% – and with our exclusive offer, you’ll get an extra 10% off too, with access to the Bicester lounge and either valet parking or a hands-free shopping service.
With your hard work over, it’s time to relax back at Hartwell House. Seek out the spa, languish in the steam room and pool, and enjoy top-notch beauty treatments.
The price: Two-night stay from £225pp (down from £378pp)
Two-course Hartwell seasonal dinner on one night | Full use of the Hartwell spa | Cooked breakfasts | 10% off VIP shopping voucher and VIP lounge access at Bicester Village | Hands-free shopping service or valet parking in Bicester Village | Offer is valid for stays Sun-Thur until 30 Mar 2018, excl Dec 2017
4. Rubens at the Palace, London
There are few better places to buy your Christmas gifts than London’s high streets and market places, and Rubens at the Palace is just a short walk from Victoria Station, opposite Buckingham Palace.
The hotel offers easy access to the city’s most popular shopping districts, including Oxford Street. Freshly refurbished, the hotel combines impeccable service with traditional grandeur. The dining is excellent, from the Library Restaurant, to the royalty-inspired afternoon tea.
The price: One night stay from £102pp (down from £152.50pp)
One night’s accommodation | Afternoon tea | Offer applies to stays until 31 Mar 2018
5. Hotel Felix, Cambridge
Just over a mile from the heart of Cambridge, Hotel Felix occupies a Victorian mansion and is set in charming gardens. Privately owned by art collectors, Hotel Felix’s interiors are contemporary in style and the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Graffiti, is known for its fresh, seasonal dishes.
The price: Two-night stay from £159pp (down from £273pp)
Two nights in a King bedroom and breakfast | Three-course table d’hôte dinner menu on the first evening | Cream Tea on the first afternoon | Cambridge Gin and Fever-Tree tonic or glass of Prosecco on the second evening | Offer is valid for stays between September 10 and March 29 2018, excl December 24, 25, 31, January 1 and February 10 and 17. Stays on Saturday night incur a £20 supplement