Are you struggling with Christmas ideas for the couple who have everything, or a particularly discerning family member who accepts nothing but the best? Why not give a gift that loved ones will really want, love and remember? Below is our guide to a wonderful range of luxury experiences at some of the very best venues in the country. From sumptuous spa days to Michelin star dining in an array of places and prices – there really is a gift for everyone!
1. Cliveden House, Taplow
Afternoon Tea – Gift voucher price £187.50
Afternoon Tea for Two followed by Champagne River Cruise (Midweek). A unique Cliveden experience – enjoy traditional Full English Afternoon Tea for two in the stately setting of the Great Hall or surrounding rooms, followed by a unique shared Champagne River Cruise aboard one of our Vintage Launches. Valid Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, from April to October. The River Cruise starts at 5pm or 6pm and is a joint cruise (for up to 10 guests) and lasts for 45 minutes with a glass of Champagne per person.
Winter Tasting Menu for Two – Gift voucher price £199.00
An indulgent Cliveden experience – enjoy the eight course tasting menu for two designed by André Garrett in the special setting of the Restaurant, overlooking the spectacular Parterre. Beautiful food and a beautiful setting make for the perfect dining experience. Subject to availability, excluding Saturdays.
Cliveden Seasonal Spa Day – Gift voucher price £131.75
These unique spa days change in line with the seasons and will always include coffee, herbal teas and home-made biscuits on arrival, full use of the spa and leisure facilities, a seasonal spa treatment and a two course lunch in the Conservatory. To view the current seasonal spa day please visit the website.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in a Club Room – Gift voucher price £688.00
Nobody could resist an invitation to Cliveden; From Chaplin to Churchill, Lawrence to Lennon, fortunes have been made, plots hatched, history changed. The Essential Cliveden Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Stay in a Club Room is a great way to experience the refined grandeur that still makes Cliveden a memorable backdrop for indulgence, whatever your poison.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01628 668561
2. Coworth Park, Ascot
Afternoon Tea – Gift voucher price £96.00
Champagne afternoon tea for two including a chilled glass of champagne. Tea is served in the stunning Drawing Room at Coworth Park. This also includes a choice of delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and French pastries, all accompanied by your choice of tea or freshly ground coffee.
Champagne Spa Day – Gift voucher price £330.00
Treat someone special to a Champagne Spa Day. Treatments commence with the Eucalyptus Body Exfoliation, followed by a Classic Swedish Massage and Kerstin Florian’s Sublime Prescription Facial. The Hands-on Manicure and Hot- -to-Trot Pedicure complete the day. A glass of champagne is served with the spa day lunch. Treatment duration: 4 hours 15 minutes.
One Night Weekend Stay – Gift voucher price £570.00
Revel in the pastoral tranquility of a unique country house hotel and spa, just a short drive from central London and Heathrow Airport. A refined retreat set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Stay in a Mansion House Superior Room, including English Breakfast.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01344 876600
3. Great Fosters, Egham
Afternoon Tea – choose from:
Bollinger Rosé Afternoon Tea for Two – £82
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two – £72
Pimm’s Afternoon Tea for Two – £62
Afternoon Tea for Two – £51
Overnight Stays – Gift voucher price £500.00
Dinner in The Estate Grill to the value of £45 per person accommodation in an historic bedroom & full English breakfast for two people.
Special Events 2016
Meet the Bees & Tour of the Estate Lunches includes coffee & cookies followed by a tour of the gardens, a visit to our bees hives with our Bee Keeper, pre-lunch glass of Champagne and three course lunch with a glass of wine & coffee & petits fours – Gift voucher price£70 each
Foraging Walk & Lunch 2016 includes a foraging walk around the grounds with Marlow from Wild Foods UK, followed by a glass of Champagne, lunch in the Garden Room, hopefully including foraged ingredients from the Estate. – Gift voucher price £75 each
Horticulture & Heritage Lunches 2016 includes coffee & cookies, a one hour tour of the gardens, a glass of Champagne & two course lunch with a glass of wine in The Estate Grill – Gift voucher price £45 each
Great Fosters gift vouchers are all personalised and can be for an experience of your choice or a monetary value. The recipient may use the voucher at a time convenient for them. Please call 01784 433822 to purchase a voucher. Each voucher will be delivered with a gift card for the purchaser to hand write.
4. Gravetye Manor,West Hoathly
Champagne Gravetye Tea for Two – Gift voucher price £77.00
Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings at Gravetye Manor – includes full afternoon tea (cakes, scones and sandwiches) for two and includes two glasses of Taittinger Champagne.
Three Course A la Carte Dinner for Two – Gift voucher price £140.00
Enjoy some of the best food the local area has to offer in our intimate and atmospheric dining room, with this a la carte dinner for two, including coffee and petit fours.
Summer Overnight Stay for Two with Dinner and Breakfast in a Classic Room – Gift voucher price £470.00
Experience the beauty of Gravetye in summer with this dinner, bed and breakfast overnight stay for two. This voucher includes overnight accommodation in a Classic room, a 3 course dinner from the a la carte menu and breakfast (valid for stays between May and September, a minimum of a 2 night stay will be required at the weekend).
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01342 810567
5. Luton Hoo, Luton
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two – Gift voucher price £90.00
Enjoy Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two in the Italianate Drawing Room or Pillared Hall, served traditional style with a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked raisin and plain scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve, an assortment of afternoon tea cakes and pastries and complimented by a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne.
Spa Day with Afternoon Tea for One – Gift voucher price £105.00
Treat someone special to a day of relaxation at Luton Hoo Spa followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the luxurious Mansion House. Treatments included; 25 Minute ESPA Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage and a 25 Minute Essentials Manicure or Pedicure. Day Spa guests are welcome to use all the facilities at Luton Hoo, from the infinity pool, vitality pool and the heat therapy suite, to tennis courts, nature walks and cycle rides. All Spa days include a personal consultation and soft drinks.
Three Course Table d’ hote Dinner for Two in the Wernher and Grinling Gibbons Restaurant- Gift voucher price £85.00
For exquisite fine dining, there can be few more spectacular settings than the Wernher and Grinling Gibbons Restaurant. Enjoy a 3 course Table d’hote dinner for two people.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01582 734437
6. Lucknam Park, Chippenham
Half day Cookery Course for Two – Gift voucher price £150.00
The voucher entitles the recipient to a half day cookery course at the Lucknam Park Hotel’s Cookery School for two adults.
Advanced Hack – Gift voucher price £115.00
The Equestrian Centre at Lucknam Park is home to 35 horses from children’s ponies to 17 hd horses. Everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy the thrill and excitement of horse-riding with horses and ponies for all abilities. This voucher entitles one adult to enjoy an invigorating hour long escorted country hack along the trails of their spectacular 500 acre historic estate.
Simply Sunday Spa Day – Gift voucher price £110.00
Includes use of Robe and Slippers, a 60 minute treatment, a delicious Cream Tea in The Brasserie and use of our Spa facilities.
Midweek Michelin Treat Package in a Classic Room – Gift voucher price £460.00
This one night package for two people sharing includes: accommodation in a cosy Classic room, Tuesday – Thursday, a three course a la carte dinner in our one Michelin starred fine dining restaurant – The Park, full English breakfast, and full use of the Spa facilities.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01225 742777
7. Seaham Hall, County Durham
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two – Gift voucher price £64.00
A delicious Champagne afternoon tea for two to include sandwiches, scones and fancies along with your choice of speciality tea and a chilled glass of Taittinger Champagne.
Dinner from the Market Menu at the Byron’s Bar & Grill – Gift voucher price£60.00
Experience a delicious three course dinner for two from the Market Menu in the Byron’s Bar & Grill.
Snuggly Sundays – Gift voucher price £99.00
Kick back and enjoy a day of rest in this beautiful spa. Enjoy full afternoon tea, a massage or facial and then finish in the relaxation Zen lounge for a snuggle in fluffy robes and cosy blankets. It’s what Sundays were made for! The experience includes: Arrival from 10.00am. Full use of the spa and thermal facilities until 4.00pm. Choice of either a 45 minute Signature Massage or Facial, Afternoon Tea and complimentary use of robe and slippers. Please note: This is not valid on 6th March 2016.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in a Garden Suite – Gift voucher price £415.00
Arrive at Seaham Hall and check in to a beautiful Garden Suite. The stay includes a three course dinner in the Byron’s Bar & Grill from the market menu, full use of the Serenity Spa facilities which offer a fabulous 20 metre pool and outdoor hot tubs and a delicious full English breakfast the following morning. The Serenity Spa will be available for use from noon on the day of arrival until noon on the departure date.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 0191 516 1400
8. Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield
Traditional Sunday Luncheon for Two at Ockenden Manor – Gift voucher price £83.00
This is the perfect Sunday treat with a delicious three course traditional Sunday luncheon served in the charming ambience of the Restaurant with sweeping views towards the South Downs National Park. After relaxing over coffee, perhaps a wander around the historic country village of Cuckfield?
South Downs Sunset Evening at Ockenden Manor Spa – Gift voucher price £116.00
Indulge in an evening of relaxation and pampering. The sunset special begins at 4.30pm with a glass of Ridgeview Estate in the hot tub and use of the Spa area. Following on from time in the spa, choose one of the following treatments , Aromatherapy back massage, Indian head massage, file and polish on hands or feet. The evening concludes with a two course dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant.
Romantic Four Poster at Ockenden Manor with dinner – Gift voucher price £427.00
Escape for a romantic stay in a four poster room with Champagne on arrival. This break includes accommodation in a character four poster room located in the manor house, dinner from the acclaimed Sussex menu in the Restaurant, a bottle of Champagne in the room and full English breakfast. Gift is for one night for two people in a double room.
9. The Grove, Chander’s Cross
One House Golf Tuition With PGA Professional – £80.00
The Grove is home to one of England’s finest golf courses yet they’re also one of the most welcoming – their non-membership policy means that anyone can play! With a team of dedicated golf professionals, The Grove offers fantastic opportunities to improve your game. This gift voucher entitles you to one hour of personal instruction with a qualified PGA professional.
Dinner for Two at Colette’s – Gift voucher price £130.00
The Grove’s very special three Star AA Rosette award-winning restaurant overseen by new UK cuisine talent Russell Bateman. It feels a world apart… savour delicate canapés and apéritifs in the smart lounge, bar or summer terrace. Immerse yourself in the soothing atmosphere and feel satiated by the modern cosmopolitan cuisine. This gift voucher is valid Tuesday to Saturday for a three course dinner for two, excluding beverages. Although Colette’s is the fine dining restaurant, the dress code is distinctly informal…
Head to Toe Heaven Spa Heaven – Gift voucher price £195.00
This Head to Toe Heaven spa day at Sequoia includes a speedy yet highly effective facial and pampering Mediterranean massage designed to soothe away stress and lift spirits…herbal tea on arrival, use of all the spa’s facilities, a personal consultation and Bento Box lunch. 1hr 30 mins – Spa Day experiences are available, Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 9.30pm.
Dinner and One-Night Bed & Breakfast in a Superior West Wing Room (weekend)- Gift voucher price £330.00
Enjoy an overnight stay for two in a double or twin Superior West Wing room, dinner and breakfast at The Glasshouse restaurant, full use of all Sequoia spa facilities (spa treatments at additional cost) and access to the Walled Garden and beautiful parklands and woodlands. This voucher is only valid for stays Friday and Saturday.
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01923 807807
10. Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray
Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two – Gift voucher price £73.00
Enjoy a glass of chilled Champagne with freshly made open sandwiches, followed by a selection of warm scones served with clotted cream and homemade strawberry compote, accompanied with a selection of cakes, sweet pastries and freshly made tea.
Afternoon Retreat Spa Day for One – Gift voucher price £49.00
Includes a 25 minute head in the clouds massage, a glass of prosecco and facility use from 1pm until 5pm.
Three Course Dinner for Two – Gift voucher price £100.00
Enjoy a delicious three course dinner with coffee & petit fours served in the delightful surroundings at Stapleford Park.
One Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – Gift voucher price £320.00
Enjoy an overnight stay for two people in one of their sumptuous, individually designed bedrooms, a three course dinner in the Main House and full English breakfast the following morning (valid seven days).
To book these or more vouchers online or for more details click here or call 01572 787000
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