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Where to find the Best Riverside Hotels

There’s something about a short break at a riverside hotel nestling by the riverbank that really adds another dimension to a holiday.  Strolls by the water, picnics in the sun, and a leisurely pace of life all seem to go hand in hand with a waterside location. But which are the best riverside hotels to visit for such an experience?

Take for example The Arrochar Hotel in Scotland.  On the banks of Loch Long, the 19th century hotel is in an enviable location that combines the tranquil waters with the surrounding mountainous landscape in the kind of idyll that fairy tales are made of.

Riverside hotels Arrochar Hotel
Arrochar Hotel

However, for those after something a little closer to London, there’s also the aptly named Bridge Hotel in Chertsey.  Just 30 minutes from the buzz of the city, this riverside hotel sits quietly on the banks of the River Thames with spectacular views over the hotel’s own tributary, as well as the main river and the far reaching meads beyond the historic Chertsey Bridge.

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” So the thinking goes in The Wind in The Willows, and so it is that where there’s a river, one hopes there is a boat to sail away in as well. Which is precisely the case at Stonehouse Court in the glorious Cotswolds.

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This 17th century manor house sits in six acres of stunning grounds overlooking the Stroud Water Canal and rolling hills of the Stroud Valley.  Surrounded by beautiful gardens, including a croquet lawn for a quintessentially British summertime experience, it’s also a wonderful spot for walking, picnicking, taking a boat trip, or hiring your own and pottering along the canal at a more leisurely pace.

The summer offers so many wonderful possibilities for whiling away the time in beautiful outdoor bliss, but whether it’s cities, countryside or somewhere near the coast, a little water goes a long, long way.

To book the riverside hotel of your choice just follow this link >>>

Ideas for Half Term UK Hotel Breaks

Half term is looming, and parents all over the country are wondering how on earth they’re going to keep the kids amused. Most areas have events organised, and there are always stand-by treats like the cinema or an afternoon bowling, but will that see them through the holiday?

If there aren’t enough events locally, why not organise a uk hotel break to one of the major attractions around the country? If you make a mini-holiday of it, staying at a hotel for the night before and after, you can take away the stress and have an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Here are just a few ideas for uk hotel breaks over half term.

UK Hotel breaks The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor

Going to the Zoo

Most children love a visit to the zoo, and there are some spectacular ones around the country. London Zoo is one of the most famous in the world, but if you want to stay outside of London, there are plenty of options.

Chester Zoo has been named best zoo in Britain and seventh-best in the world by TripAdvisor. Besides the large and varied collection of animals, children can get involved in some of the conservation work the zoo undertakes. And with the five star Chester Grosvenor  nearby your break will be truly luxurious!

The Marwell Hotel is next door to Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, and boasts 235 species, covering most types of animals. If this isn’t enough, the zoo also offers three adventure playgrounds to keep the kids entertained.

If you’d like to show your children animals in a more natural habitat, Woburn Safari Park is perfect. You have the choice of driving through the homes of animals ranging from lions and tigers to giraffes, rhinos and monkeys, or taking a walk to see elephants, penguins, birds of prey and so much more.

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Take a Ride

If your kids love spectacular rides, Thorpe Park has everything they could wish for. The Stealth roller-coaster, Tidal Wave, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train and countless other attractions will thrill them, and there are also more gentle rides for younger children.

It’s not all thrills and spills, though. Children will love the Angry Birds 4D Experience, and they can enjoy the vast Amity Beach paddling pool.

The London Experience

London for UK hotel breaks has more attractions than you we could possibly list here. Children will be fascinated by the Changing of the Guard, and even moreso by the bloody history of the Tower of London.

London Zoo is spectacular, but London also offers an unexpected range of opportunities for children to experience nature at the capital’s many city farms. You could take in a show — many of the shows on in the West End are child-friendly — and shop till you drop on Oxford Street. There is sure to be far more than you have time for.

Whatever and wherever you choose, you can be assured a great family half term UK break with Bespoke Hotels.  To check prices and availability just click here >>>

Will You Feel The Beat at Our Country House Hotels?

If music be the food of love then The Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, one of our great country house hotels,  is the place to be this April.

Stratford upon Avon’s country house hotel isn’t short on reasons to visit, but nonetheless it doesn’t do us any harm to have one more, and on 24th, 25th and 26th April it comes in the form of a series of operatic favourites, a first for one of our country house hotels.

The Welcombe Hotel

You don’t have to be an opera enthusiast to appreciate the finer qualities of La Traviata, Tosca and Madame Butterfly; they are, quite simply, beautiful stories. So while it is always an uncompromising joy to see opera performed on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall or London’s Covent Garden Opera House, there is something rather poetic about the tales being told in the sociable and relaxing surrounds of such an elegant hotel.

The Welcombe Hotel
The Welcombe Hotel

The Love: Lost and Found collection is performed on the Friday night by soprano Melinda Hughes, tenor Jonathan Stoughton and pianist Jeremy Limb, and the evening is a sensual feast of Champagne, fine wine and good food; all the ingredients needed to be suitably sated and relaxed in one of our country house hotels.

The Welcombe Hotel - Brasserie Restaurant
The Welcombe Hotel – Brasserie Restaurant

A weekend of entertainment

However, the evening’s love-in is followed by a morning of serenading over breakfast on the Saturday where the trio pickup on a more eclectic mix entitled Operetta to Cabaret (think West Side Story, Merry Widow and The Mikado). Then sit back for another evening of decadence with a musical backdrop, and a leisurely Sunday breakfast.

So, are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

How to Find the Value for Money Bespoke Hotel Short Break

Skeabost-family-hotel-SkyeLooking for a budget-friendly short break option that represents the best value for money  Bespoke Hotels has to offer? Check out these quick tips for getting more from your money this spring, whether you’re on a romantic trip with your significant other, or wreaking havoc with the family.

Are you planning a short break this spring to an idyllic location such as the Cotswolds or the Scottish Highlands; a Country House hotel or a chic retreat? When looking for the best value for money options there’s no need to include just the lowest rated accommodations. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a three-star hotel and still have your short break stay within whatever budget you set. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few quick tips for selecting a hotel in the right location for you.

Look for the Right Amenities

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A typical Bespoke Hotel bedroom

When doing your research on the best value for money short break, your accommodation should include certain amenities that enable you to keep your costs under control. For one thing, you may prefer a suite to a regular room, because that way you’ll have more space for all the family members to spread out.

These days it’s also important to look for complimentary wi-fi. Chances are your children (and maybe even your spouse!) will wish to stay connected to the internet to play games, watch movies or listen to music. Finding free internet access is important for getting the most value for your money during a holiday stay. After all, roaming costs can spiral quickly!

Finding a short break hotel with Freeview TV is also a great way to add more value for money. If you plan to be travelling with kids, as much as we can be loathe to admit it, TV is an important consideration.

Look for Special Short Break Package Deals

Quite honestly, nearly every family wishes to travel during the school holidays. When it comes to booking a short break while the kids are out of the classroom this is always a factor. Who doesn’t want to enjoy several days or more of relaxing in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, in the Scottish Highlands, or even at the seaside? So finding the best short break deal may take a bit of research, but it certainly isn’t impossible if you’re after a discounted rate for the family.

Bermondsey-Square-HotelBespoke Hotels spring short break packages represent amazing best value for money as they include 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfast on both mornings, dinner on one night, a cream tea along with a glass of fizz or wine on arrival, and are all available until 30th April 2014 from as little as £99 per person per night.

When it comes to researching the perfect short break this spring, you can bank on finding the best value for money break at a Bespoke Hotel by using these tips as your guide. Then all that’s left to do is book using the code on the website available here.