Christmas Day Breaks

Posted on: 06 December 2010 by Rhian Mainwaring

Ditch the usual Christmas Day routine, and book yourself a luxury festive break instead.

Is the thought of another Christmas day peeling sprouts, washing up and slumping in front of the television not lighting your candle? Well, it's not too late to book a luxury Christmas break, where a fleet of waiters will bring everything from the cranberry sauce to the lighter to light the pudding and most importantly there will be no evil washing up. If you want to push the boat out there are some very luxurious breaks available, here are a few to whet your appetite:


melfot hotel Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine, by Oban, Argyll 4XB

Spectacularly located on the west coast of Scotland, the Loch Melfort Hotel is a quiet hideaway on Asknish Bay, with the awe-inspiring backdrop of woodlands and the magnificent mountains of Argyll. Friendly staff attend to every need and there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Spacious bedrooms are lavishly appointed with bold bright fabrics, comfortable furnishings and have large patio windows overlooking the islands of Jura, Shuna and Scarba. The award-winning restaurant, which has breathtaking views stretching as far as the eye can see, is perfect for a romantic meal. 

When: 24th to 27th December 2005

Christmas Eve: The festive break starts with afternoon tea followed by an evening meal. 

Christmas Morn: Full Scottish breakfast 

Christmas Day: Christmas lunch, followed by a walk in the afternoon and a light evening meal to round off the day.

Boxing Day: Another full Scottish breakfast with a free day followed by a spectacular Boxing Day seafood buffet, followed by a local whisky.

Rate: £395.00 per person for the 3 night stay based on 2 people sharing.



Linden Hall Linden Hall, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 8XF GB 

Built by Charles William Bigge in 1812, the Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club sits in 450 acres of private grounds at the heart of the Northumberland countryside. Boasting several flexible function rooms and an 18-hole golf course, this country house hotel is the perfect venue for business events, while our stunning location and award-winning food and drink make us ideal for weddings. Spend a relaxing weekend in the country and enjoy our extensive leisure facilities and luxurious accommodation.

When: 24th to 27th December

Christmas Eve: Afternoon tea, Kir royale reception followed by a Christmas eve dinner with carol singers

Christmas Day: Father Christmas makes a scheduled stop at 11am, followed by a champagne and canapes reception then on to a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings followed by an evening buffet

Boxing Day: A ticket to the breathtaking Alnwick gardens as well as a buffet lunch and dinner

Rate: £405.00 per person for the 3 night stay based on 2 people sharing


The South

The Two BridgesThe Two Bridges, Dartmoor

A luxurious and quaint hotel in the heart of Dartmoor. Boasting 33 bedrooms with all the facilities you expect of a quality Hotel yet retaining an individual touch. Many of the hotel rooms boast 4 poster beds and there's cosy lounges with 2 huge log fires where you can enjoy a glass of their own brewed Jail Ale.

When: 24th to 27th December

Christmas Eve: Afternoon tea from 3-5pm, then pre-dinner cocktails and canapes. 5 course candle-lit dinner followed by a swinging jazz band and chestnut roasting.

Christmas Day: Check outside your door to see if Santa has been then dig in to a hearty Dartmoor breakfast. Christmas luncheon followed by a relaxing afternoon in front of the fire and an evening buffet.

Boxing Day: Full English, choice of a guided tour of the moor, murder mystery evening and a four course dinner. 27th: Full breakfast and good byes!

Rate: £550.00 per person for the 3 night stay based on 2 people sharing


the bedford

The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, Devon    

The elegant and charming hotel is built on the site of a Benedictine Abbey and was previously the home of the Dukes of Bedford. You too can feel like royalty here staying in one of their 30 delightful bedrooms over the festive period.  Situated in historic market town of Tavistock, Devon, The Bedford Hotel is an excellent base from which to explore Dartmoor and the wealth of National Trust Houses and Gardens in Devon and Cornwall.

When: 24th to 27th December

Christmas Eve: Devon cream teas on arrival and a complimentary bottle of champagne in your room. Dinner in the Red Rosette Restaurant with their famous West Country cheeseboard.

Christmas Day: Traditional English breakfast followed by a six course Christmas lunch, if you have room there also a hot and cold buffet in the evening.

Boxing Day: A leisurely bucks fizz breakfast and in the evening the Boxing Night Murder Mystery Dinner.

27th: Dartmoor brekkie and a fond farewell

Rate: £450.00 per person for the 3 night stay based on 2 people sharing


If you stay at one of the hotels, let us know what you thought! Merry Christmas x

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