Special Events at Historic House Hotels – Winter 2015

-Experience the romance of Hartwell House with a gourmet dinner surrounded by 90 acres of National Trust parkland in January and February
-Indulge in sumptuous multi-treatment Decléor spa breaks at Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales located in over 200 acres of gardens
-Enjoy a sparkling evening with Louis Roederer Champagnes at Middlethorpe Hall and a unique Masons Yorkshire Gin evening

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Historic House Hotels are a collection of three very special places – Hartwell House, Bodysgallen Hall and Middlethorpe Hall. Staying in these beautifully restored stately homes, now owned by the National Trust; guests can feel they are in a private house rather than a hotel. Where better to indulge in fine festive food, wine and spa treatments in luxurious surroundings in the British countryside.

Hartwell House is an impressive stately home in the Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire once graced by Louis XVIII, exiled King of France. The grade I listed house has both Jacobean and Georgian facades and ornate interiors rich with rococo ceilings, antiques and paintings. The hotel is also home to a spa where Aromatherapy Associate treatments are offered. An indoor swimming pool is also available for guest use.

January 23rd 2015
Hartwell’s heady programme of events gets off to a good start with the 8th Wine Dinner and Vinosity Challenge! Tony Critchley, who buys all of Hartwell’s wines, will conduct tours of the cellars, along with the resident wine waiters. Wine tasting in the drawing rooms will precede the special three-course dinner with mystery wines served and a light hearted ‘Vinosity quiz to test guests knowledge of the tipple. Tour and tastings at 7.30pm then dinner at 8.15pm, £75 per person including dinner with wines. Special accommodation rate of £180 with breakfast.

February 14th 2015
Hartwell is the perfect romantic setting with its acres of serene parkland, rich history and sense of occasion. Add in a sumptuous five-course Valentine’s menu featuring lobster and crab cocktail with lemon mayonnaise, terrine of Aylesbury duckling with caramelised orange, fillet of beef and strawberry soufflé with coffee and chocolates. Included is a glass of rose Champagne and a rose on the table. £85 per person.
Double rooms at Hartwell House are priced from £205 B&B.
www.hartwell-house.com Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8NR Tel: 01296 747444

Set on a hill above the seaside town of Llandudno, Bodysgallen Hall is a restored 17th house with spectacular views across Snowdonia and Conwy Castle from the Main Hall, which dates back to the 13th century. The 200 acres of parkland include follies, a walled garden and a rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with sweet herbs. Imaginative menus feature largely local and seasonal fare. A restored stone farmhouse holds the Bodysgallen Spa with a large indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, gym and treatment rooms.

Until 31st March 2015 – Ward off winter with a luxurious, relaxing spa break staying in a Spa cottage offering more privacy with early morning tea, cooked breakfast, an allowance of £43 towards dinner, plus a half bottle of chilled champagne in your room on arrival, and full use of the Bodysgallen Spa. On your first day indulge in a Decléor Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage; Decléor time precious Facial; Nail Shape and varnish with an added £30 allowance towards treatments of your choice for each additional night’s stay.
£215 per person per night.

Double rooms at Bodysgallen Hall are priced from £179 B&B.
www.bodysgallen.com Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: 01492 584 466

Middlethorpe Hall is a 17th century William and Mary country house standing in 20 acres of manicured gardens and parkland just outside of the historic city of York. Once the home of the famous diarist Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, Middlethorpe has been restored with carefully chosen antiques and art work.

6th February 2015
Inject some sparkle into February with a gourmet four-course dinner accompanied by Louis Roederer Champagnes with a different glass for each dish. Among the impressive array is the now famous Cristal, designed exclusively for Tsar Alexander II of Russia which guests will also sample. Dinner includes truffled duck egg, roast diver-caught scallop with Jerusalem artichoke, poached and roasted spring chicken and rhubarb panna cotta.
Dinner and wines only £109. 50 or £199.50pp including overnight stay with Yorkshire breakfast, based on two sharing.

12th March 2015
Masons Yorkshire Gin is made with Harrogate spring water and a blend of juniper, citrus elements and secret botanicals. Join Middlethorpe for a gin cocktail tasting including Masons Smash, Masons Moors Martini and Bloody Masons followed by a three-course lunch to compliment (smoked salmon cannelloni, venison and juniper pie and warm lemon cake). £59.50pp with gin tasting and lunch or £134.50pp with overnight accommodation with Yorkshire breakfast.

Double rooms at Middlethorpe Hall are priced from £199 B&B.
www.middlethorpe.comYork, Yorkshire, YO23 2GB, Tel: 01904 641241