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11 Christmas Staycations at Great British Hotels

Book yourself a winter getaway, with deals courtesy of some of our Great British & Irish Hotels

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Escape the Christmas chaos and head to a far-away or not-so-far-away land in the UK this winter. Here are some of the best seasonal offerings from some of our tried, tested and highly recommended Great British & Irish Hotels. Guilt-free staycation inspiration coming your way…

Christmas Breaks in 11 Great British & Irish Hotels


Marlfield House, Gorey

Marlfield House - Gorey, Co Wexford, Ireland, exterior

Offer: Annual Christmas Recital – starts at €164

What better way to get into the festive spirit than by enjoying a Christmas recital? This year’s annual recital features Soprano Deirdre Masterson and Friends. The offer includes a luxurious one-night stay, dinner, champagne and tickets to the 6 pm show. Let the festivities commence!

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The Merrion, Dublin

The Merrion

Offer: Winter Family Getaway – starts at €770

From November 1 – 31, book a one-night stay at The Merrion and rest in one Superior king and one Superior twin room, with a full Irish breakfast included. Kids under 12 dine free!

Book now: +353 1 6030600

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11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

11 Cadogan Gardens

Offer: Harrods Festive Shopping Experience – starts at £340

This Xmas offer will allow you to shop and drop without having to jump on the tube with a hoard of bags afterwards. Book this package and enjoy a £50 Harrods gift card, a champagne afternoon tea, 2 cocktails at the bar, a luxurious overnight stay in a room or a suite, and breakfast the next morning. Quite possibly the best way to enjoy Christmas shopping this year!

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Lime Tree Hotel, Belgravia

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Offer: Up to 25% off Early Bird bookings for Christmas week

Book to stay by November 1st between 17 – 26 December, and enjoy 25% off rates for all Regular rooms and 20% off rates for Superior and Triple rooms!

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The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

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Offer: Just for January – starts at £295

The spectacularly atmospheric and romantic Witchery by the Castle is offering a ‘Just for January’ deal – stay in a deeply luxurious Witchery suite and enjoy breakfast and champagne for just £295.

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Isle of Eriska Hote, Argyll

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Offer: Christmas Package – starts at £2,500

In this generous and well-curated package, you’ll be spoilt rotten over Christmas. Check in on December 23 and be welcomed with a cream tea, before exploring the vast grounds and reviewing the programme of indoor and outdoor activities available to you across your four-day stay. With so much included in this fantastic package, make sure to read on over on their website – link below.

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The West Country

Verzon House, Herefordshire

Verzon House

Offer: Festive Re-treat – starts at £850

Verzon House’s ‘Festive Re-treat’ package offers a luxury Christmas experience in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Arrive on Christmas eve to deliciously mulled wine, indulge in a 3-course dinner and enjoy a gift bag. On Christmas Day, celebrate with a full Herefordshire breakfast, lunch with wine and then charcuterie and cheese in the evening. Then, on Boxing Day, wind down with a Chase Distillery bloody mary brunch.

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Roseate Villa, Bath

Roseate Villa - Bath, bedroomOffer: Spa Special – starts at £150For £150 pp until the end of December, book the Spa Special and enjoy an overnight stay at the cosy Bath hotel, with 3 hours in the Thermae Spa included. The offer also includes afternoon tea with prosecco, a luxury gift, a full English breakfast and more complimentary amenities to make your stay as relaxing as possible.Book now:

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Hampshire & The Isle of Wight

New Park Manor Hotel, Hampshire

New Park Manor Hotel

Offer: Festive Recharger – starts at £870

Choose to unwind and recharge this season at New Park Manor Hotel who are offering an inclusive seasonal package for 3-nights between Christmas and New Year…

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Seaview Hotel, Isle of Wight

Offer: Wight Winter Getaway – starts at £250

Head to the picture-perfect Isle of Wight to the beautiful Seaview Hotel and take advantage of this generous offer. Travel by car-ferry via Wightlink or Red Funnel and stay for two nights. On the night you arrive, you’ll taste the award-winning restaurant’s food, and enjoy a full breakfast each morning of your stay.

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Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Offer: New Year’s Break – starts at £50pp per night

Get the lovely Cley Windmill all to yourself and organise a self-catering break for you and some friends, from 27 December onwards for 3, 4 or 5 nights. With its stunning sea views, this beautifully restored old windmill is a truly unique place to stay.

Book now: Call Sarah and Bex on 01263 740209 for details.  From £50 per person per night, dependent on how many nights you stay and how many people in your party.  Sleeps up to 20. Catering may be available on request. Visit for more information

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