Saturday 26 November 2016

Essex: 1 or 2 Nights for Two with Breakfast and Dinner at the Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

Victorian Hotel Stay in Essex

Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel

Best Western Ivy Hill Hotel is an elegant Victorian-style hotel set in mature gardens in the Essex countryside, just a short drive from Brentwood and Chelmsford.
  • Bedrooms decorated in neutral colour schemes and fitted with soft carpets, cosy duvets, cushions and throws
  • Lounge area offering coffees, drinks, sandwiches, street food and afternoon tea
  • Bartellas restaurant offering a varied menu for lunch and dinner
  • Check-in from 3pm; check-out by 11am
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi; Pets not allowed


Victorian elegance and hearty dining options meet at this countryside hotel located within nine acres of landscaped gardens

What You Get

Included in all options: Stay for two in a standard double room with breakfast and a 3-course dinner served on one evening on stay at Bartellas (there will be a 3-course lunch for Sunday arrivals instead of dinner), arriving Fri-Sun, until 31 Mar 2017

Tuesday 22 November 2016

National Trust - Christmas at Cotehele

Christmas is a magical time at Cotehele. There are loads of things to see and do with plenty of eating and shopping choices to keep everyone happy. Celebrating 60 years of the garland Would you help us celebrate the garland's 60th anniversary? In honour of its diamond year, the gardeners have given it a 'diamond' look. The 60ft garland, with its 31,200 flowers, will adorn the Tudor hall in the House until 31 December (closed Christmas and Boxing Day).
A gardener puts flowers into the Christmas garland at Cotehele

A gardener puts flowers into the Christmas garland at Cotehele, Cornwall