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Green Advent Giveaway Prizes

Thank you to our fabulous prize sponsors and good luck to everyone entering our Green Advent Giveaway!

Sponsors and their prizes are listed alphabetically not in the order of their draw from the Giveaway.

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Ashorne Hill Conference Centre

Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, Warwickshire

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Ashorne Hill website

WINNER: Lyn Burgess, West Midlands

A delicious hamper packed full of locally sourced  food including Ashorne Hill’s coffee that their Chefs have roasted themselves.

Local supplier Farmers Fayre have kindly helped Ashorne Hill put the hamper together.

 

Ashorne Hill is a training provider and residential conference centre set in 35 acres of Warwickshire countryside in the heart of England. Built around a charming Grade II listed building Ashorne offers customers highly tailored training, comfortable meeting and syndicate rooms, superb catering facilities and fully en suite bedrooms, all situated in an idyllic location that is conducive to learning.

Their exceptional catering ranges from home made cakes to excellent fine dining. Their own award-winning chefs are able to provide them with the talent and flexibility to host corporate dinners, annual general meetings, product launches, charity balls, weddings and other events.

Hamper will be posted to winner by Ashorne Hill Conference Centre once address details of winner have been confirmed.
Beechenhill Farm B&B & Self Catering

Beechenhill Farm B&B & Self Catering, Peak District

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Beechenhill Farm website

WINNER: Sarah Elliott, Suffolk

An amazing Peak District Sampler Luxury Hamper from Sauced Here containing:

Large Bakewell Pudding unique only to the Peak District

Box of exquisite chocolates handmade in the Peak District

Bag of fresh, independently roasted in Wirksworth ground bean filter coffee

Peak District collection breakfast tea

A large bag of Supreme Muesli from Rowsley, Derbyshire’s answer to our Dorset cousin

Beechenhill Farm, somewhere really lovely to stay in the Peak District National Park

Beechenhill Farm is perched on the south facing hill above the picturesque village of Ilam on the Staffordshire, Derbyshire border within the Peak District National Park 5 miles north of Ashbourne. Being an organic farm, they are passionate about attention to detail, food, quality and customer service.

Their mission is ‘to please you, so that you return, in a way that pleases the planet and pleases us too’.

Essentially, they have a relaxing and tranquil place to stay (with interesting things going on behind the scenes and wifi if you need it). They can accommodate you whether you are single, a couple, a family or a large group of up to 14 guests.

Winner must enjoy!

Hamper will be posted to winner by Beechenhill Farm once address details of winner have been confirmed.

The Celtic Manor Resort

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

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The Celtic Manor Resort website

The Celtic Manor Resort is offering an overnight stay with breakfast (Sunday- Friday) and a three course meal at a choice of their five main restaurants (The Rib, Cen, Rafters, Newbridge on Usk or The Olive Tree). Beautifully appointed bedrooms and luxury suites enjoy spectacular views over pristine golf courses and the surrounding Usk Valley, stretching as far as the eye can see. Award-winning dining and an array of world-class golf and spa facilities provide the finishing touch for a stay in complete luxury at one of Europe’s finest resorts.

The Resort Hotel is home to their flagship fine dining restaurant Terry M, Steak on Six, The Olive Tree and Merlins Bar, along with the The Forum Health Club and Spa, Forum Café and the Celtic Mall.

Guests at the Resort Hotel can enjoy free telephone calls to UK landlines, free Wi-Fi internet access and complimentary use of The Forum Health Club leisure facilities.

Voucher is not replaceable if lost, stolen, destroyed or expired. Voucher cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. Booking must be made in advance and are subject to availability. Booking must be secured with a credit card at the time of booking. The standard cancellation policies and charges of the resort apply to booking. Voucher must be presented at the time of payment. Failure to do so will result in an alternative form of payment being required. Further terms and conditions apply and are stated on the voucher.
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Chewton Glen Hotel, Hampshire

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Chewton Glen Hotel website

Full day cookery class for two people at The Kitchen Cookery School.

Your day starts with coffee and home baked pastries before a sneak peek at what’s growing in the greenhouse. Stroll through the garden into the cookery school and settle into the workstation that is exclusively yours for the day. Spend time seated around the Chef Tutor’s station, where you will learn new skills before creating your own masterpiece under the watchful eye of the Chef.

Situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park and just a short walk to the sea.

A very special place, Chewton Glen is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, is one of the finest luxury hotels in the UK and has been voted ‘Best UK Holiday Hotel’ and listed as one of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ by Conde Nast Traveller readers.

The unsurpassed heritage of effortlessly gracious English hospitality and the balance between heritage and evolution is what makes Chewton Glen a five red star luxury Hampshire country house hotel and spa that constantly surprises…

Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply, not valid on celebrity chef dates.
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Church Farm Country Cottages, Wiltshire

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Church Farm Country Cottages website

WINNER: Lisa Jackson, Berkshire

A two night midweek break for two people in a country cottage on the edge of Wiltshire near Bath. Close to the Kennet & Avon canal so ideal for cycling and walking. The two person/one bedroomed cottage has an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, double bedroom and bathroom. Included is the use of a luxurious indoor heated pool and games room, free Wifi and a delicious welcome cream tea on arrival. Seven single storey well equipped self catering cottages tastefully converted from old cow byres. Indoor heated swimming pool, games room and laundry facilities.

All graded four star just five miles from Bath and two miles from Bradford on Avon. Working sheep farm with over 500 sheep.

A 12 person converted barn with five bedrooms and three bathrooms is also available.

Farm Shop and cafe, village pub and co-op shop all within 500 metres.

Choose a midweek break of 2 nights Monday/Tuesday; or Wednesday/Thursday. Arrival: Any time after 4pm on your arrival day. Check out is by 10am on your departure day. Available dates to book (subject to availability and excluding school holidays) are between now and mid December 2018. Booking to be made up to 4 weeks before the date of stay.
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Combe Grove Hotel, Bath

Combe Grove Hotel website

A one night stay with breakfast and dinner for two at Combe Grove, an 18th century Manor House set in 76 acres of woodland, perched on a hilltop on the edge of the city of Bath.

Experience the spectacular views and their local, seasonal and ethically sourced menu. Guests will also have full access to their leisure club and spa facilities.

Switch off, re-set and relax at Combe Grove.

The views are breath-taking and the background noise of life is happily absent. With a leisure club and spa facilities on site the possibilities for restoring some equilibrium to mind and body during your stay are plentiful.

Combe Grove is owned by The Elmhurst Foundation, a charity that is transforming Combe Grove into a centre for work-based learning excellence with a range of high quality, enhanced apprenticeships. Over the coming months and years, The Elmhurst Foundation will continue to evolve the hotel into a go-to destination for health & wellbeing, making the very most of the hotel’s tranquil woodland setting and outstanding natural views.

Valid Monday to Thursday only.
Dowfold House Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Dowfold House Luxury Bed & Breakfast, County Durham

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Dowfold House Luxury Bed & Breakfast website

WINNER: Elodie, Lancashire

 

An overnight stay for up to two people including a sumptuous breakfast. Dowfold House Luxury Bed and Breakfast provides a warm welcome, and a truly pampered guest experience, in their, Green Tourism Gold Award-rated, Victorian home. Their delightful gardens and their rooms have stupendous views over the North Pennines.

They do take their environmental responsibilities very seriously, and are always looking for new ways to do better. They generate electricity with solar panels, and heat their home and water with a bio-mass boiler. They make all their jams from home-grown fruit; cook with home-grown herbs; grow their own apple-juice and tomatoes; their honey comes from their own bees; they even manage to grow lemons and grapes for the breakfast table! Anything that can’t be home produced is sourced from local sources – bacon, sausages, black pudding, dairy products, smoked fish – even the flour for their home-baked breads – come from local sources.

Subject to availability; not valid on Kynren night or Lumiere night.
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Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

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Hever Castle and Gardens website

A family ticket for a fabulous day out at Hever Castle & Gardens. Experience 700 years of history at the romantic double-moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The splendid rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, an important collection of Tudor paintings and two prayer books inscribed and signed by Anne Boleyn herself.

Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds. No matter what time of year you visit you are guaranteed a breath-taking display.

Children can let off steam in the adventure playground, while visitors of all ages enjoy the challenge of finding their way through the Water Maze and the 100 year old Yew Maze. There’s a fascinating collection of Miniature Model Houses, a boating Lake and a warm welcome awaits you in the shops and restaurants.

Cannot be used for Twilight Christmas and this ticket is for 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children
Holiday Resort Unity

Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Sands, Somerset

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Holiday Resort Unity website

WINNER: Sheila Wilkinson, Suffolk

A free Monday to Friday short break in a Classic Caravan for up to six people! Includes passes for everyone in the party.  Nestled on the beautiful Somerset coast, Holiday Resort Unity has it all for the perfect holiday break. A stone’s throw away from luscious Golden Sands as well as immediate access to restaurants, entertainment and fun activities, Holiday Resort Unity is a home away from home with all the trimmings.

With three great areas to choose from – Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Leisure Park and Golden Sands – and a fantastic range of facilities including entertainment venues, restaurants, an 18 Hole golf course, waterpark, Theme Park, gym, Fishing Lake plus lots more…. Holiday Resort Unity makes the perfect holiday for everyone.

See www.hru.co.uk for full terms and conditions. Valid only for a four night break (Mon-Fri) subject to availability. Holiday can only be taken between: 19/02-30/03/2018, 06/04/2018-04/05/2018, 07/05/2018-25/05/2018, 01/06/2018-27/07/2018, 31/08/2018-28/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 26/10/2018. Party leader must be 21 or over. Accommodation available for up to 6 people. Cannot be exchanged for cash or a credit note. Pets allowed if pre booked at £35 per pet. Bedding is provided but guests will need to supply their own towels etc. Accommodation allocation is based on Classic Caravan. No all male or all female parties and subject to standard holiday terms and conditions. Booking must be made 21 days prior to holiday start date. Whilst the accommodation is free, on arrival we will be taking a £50 payment via Pre Authorisation from your credit or debit card.
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Langrish House, Hampshire

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Langrish House website

 An indulgent afternoon tea for a family of four. Langrish House nestles in the midst of stunning Hampshire Countryside, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a traditional Country House Hotel – perfect for short breaks.

Originally built by Royalist Prisoners taken at the Battle of Cheriton in 1644 it has been home to seven generations of the Talbot-Ponsonby family so it is full of history and presents as a family home.

The 13 ensuite bedrooms all enjoy views over the gardens. There are sweeping lawns, mature trees, a profusion of spring bulbs and a large variety of wild life. The Restaurant, ‘Frederick’s’ has two AA rosettes for fine dining and a cosy log fire in the winter.

To be taken by the 30th April 2018.
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Larkbeare Grange, Devon

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Larkbeare Grange website

WINNER: Carole Shrubb, Northamptonshire

An overnight stay with breakfast for two people in a classic en-suite double room. Charlie and Julia ensure that all their guests are thoroughly looked after in their special and very relaxing corner of East Devon.

All bedrooms are en suite and contain all the creature comforts you would expect as well as some nice little extra touches including Penhaligon’s soaps and heated mirrors.

Larkbeare Grange has a strong environmental policy to reduce its waste and carbon emissions as well as a commitment to buying locally. Solar PV provides day-time electricity and a wood burning biomass boiler provides all the heating and domestic hot water. Breakfast is served in the striking dining room which has far reaching views across the garden and countryside whilst the sitting room provides a space in which to just kick back and relax with a book.

Subject to availability. Not 22 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. Must be taken by end of March 2018.
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Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre (Old Trafford Stadium)

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Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre website

 A fabulous family day out for football lovers! A family pass for the museum & stadium tour at Manchester United. The story of Manchester United is unlike any other club in the world. Beginning more than a century ago, it combines eras of total English and European domination with some of the greatest adversity faced by any football club.

Only at the Old Trafford Museum & Tour Centre can you see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves. Get even closer to the world of Manchester United and share 130 years of football in the Museum.

Manchester United Museum and Stadium tour standard terms and conditions apply.
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Melfort Village, Oban

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Melfort Village website

Indulge in a three night self catering cottage break at Melfort Village for two people with use of leisure facilities. Melfort Village’s traditional stone cottages, converted from an old Gunpowder Works, form a small and peaceful holiday village, nestled amongst the hills and oak woods close to Loch Melfort, in extensive well-kept grounds and gardens.

They have excellent leisure facilities including an 11m indoor swimming pool; sauna; gym; table tennis, darts, snooker/pool tables; children’s playroom; tennis court; putting green; playground; small trout loch, bike hire; pony rides (seasonal); badminton and squash available locally. Their bar and restaurant, The Shower of Herring, offers an excellent and varied menu.

Melfort Village is ideally located for walking, cycling, island-hopping, bird-watching, fishing. Your pets are very welcome too!

To Be Taken Between
Saturday 21st January 2018 and Tuesday 27th March 2018
subject to availability. Start day must be a Saturday or a Tuesday.
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Old Barn Tregonetha, Cornwall

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Old Barn Tregonetha website

A self-catering short break at Old Barn Tregonetha will sleep up to five people and is configured with two king doubles and one single.

Prize also includes their usual welcome cream tea, hamper of local Cornish goodies and fresh hot pasties on the day after arrival.

Multi Award Winning!

With its unique contemporary eco-friendly design and quiet rural location not too far from Padstow, Old Barn Tregonetha is a true luxury self-catering gem.

The vaulted ceiling of the first floor sitting room creates an large open space for accomplished pianists to play the regularly tuned quality piano. During summer months open the south facing balcony door to welcome in the all-day sunshine and enjoy the peaceful wildlife in the mature well-kept garden.

Old Barn Tregonetha has everything you need including a modern kitchen including state of the art electric Aga and separate utility room. They also have EV Chargers installed so you can remain ‘fully charged’ throughout your stay!

Low season non peak times only. The short break can be either a weekend stay of 3 nights beginning Friday 1600hrs til Monday morning 10am or starting Monday 1600hrs through to Friday morning 10 am (being 4 nights).
The Ritz London

The Ritz London

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The Ritz London website

Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is a quintessential British experience, a rare and wonderful tradition that has stood the test of time.

The prize is for two people to enjoy Afternoon Tea with champagne and an extensive selection of 18 different types of loose-leaf tea.  Indulge in finely cut sandwiches with classic fillings, together with freshly baked plain scones with strawberry preserve and clotted Devonshire cream, followed by a delectable selection of afternoon teacakes and pastries.

The Ritz London has been home to thousands of guests since 1906. The hotel has 136 bedrooms, featuring Louis XVI interiors and overlooking Green Park or Piccadilly.

The finest cuisine is served in the stunning Michelin starred Ritz Restaurant and the memorable Afternoon Tea experience is enjoyed in The Palm Court.

The Ritz is the only hotel to be awarded a Royal Warrant by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for Banqueting and Catering Services.

Subject to avavilability. A supplement charge may apply during special promotions.
The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

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The Royal Yacht Britannia website

Two complimetary tickets to step aboard Britannia, The Queen’s former floating palace.

Tour the five decks to learn about life on board for the Royal Family and the former Royal Yachtsmen.

The Royal Yacht Britannia was launched from Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles to become one of the most famous ships in the world. To Her Majesty The Queen, Britannia proved to be the perfect Royal residence for glittering state visits, official receptions, Royal honeymoons and relaxing family holidays. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can visit Britannia, Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland) and follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

You’ll receive a truly warm welcome at the Visitor Centre in Ocean Terminal, as well as a complimentary audio handset tour, covering Britannia’s five main decks.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Valid for two people. This voucher can only be redeemed once. The Royal Yacht Britannia reserves the right not to accept vouchers that have or appear to have been forged, damaged, defaced or otherwise tampered with. No responsibility will be accepted for lost, stolen or damaged tickets. The Royal Yacht Britannia reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.
The Rumblie

The Rumblie Guest House, Inverness-shire

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The Rumblie Guest House website

 

One night bed & breakfast accommodation for two people including a Whisky Tasting experience! Situated in the small highland village of Laggan, The Rumblie offers three en-suite bed rooms, accommodating six guests in total.

The Rumblie is Visit Scotland four Star Gold & Green Tourism Gold and with a Taste Our Best award, along with being Cyclist Welcome, Walkers Welcome & Golfers Welcome.

They are ideally situated for walking, munro bagging, mountain biking, wildlife watching along with lots of other activities in the Cairngorms National Park.

They offer Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meals, with lots of organic, local, naturally Scottish and Home Produced food & drink.

To be taken before end October 2018 and excludes all of May 2018.
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Rural & Rustic, Powys

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WINNER: Charles Harvey, Hampshire

 

One night in Rural & Rustic’s unique shepherd’s hut in Mid-Wales, for a couple or a person on their own, including a delicious breakfast.

The hut has been furnished and decorated to make it into a cosy and comfortable space to relax, rest and sleep. A deep wool mattress and wool duvets ensure a fabulous night’s sleep and with lots of cushions, pillows, bolsters and quilts, the double bed can be transformed into a luxurious reading den! The small but efficient woodburner will keep you warm and toasty inside. You will have your own composting toilet and washbasin housed in a “cabin” just behind the hut.

Breakfast is a choice of either a cooked breakfast at the house (a short walk away) or a breakfast basket (continental-style) delivered to the hut.

Situated in its own private field with stunning views across the rolling hills of Mid-Wales and Shropshire, Rural & Rustic’s shepherd’s hut is the perfect hideaway for up to two people and is now available to book for an off-grid glamping experience with low impact on the environment.

Here’s a chance to leave behind the busy and complicated modern world and return to basics, close to nature and all it has to offer for a restorative and memorable countryside break.

As well as interesting places to visit locally, there is plenty of scope for walking and cycling around us, the lanes being so quiet. Alternatively, just sit on the steps of the hut and take in the views, the birds and the wildlife around. On a clear night, stargazing is a must!

No dogs – Over 18s only – Date to be negotiated between prize winner and Rural & Rustic.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

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RZSS Edinburgh Zoo website

WINNER: Annabel Griffin, Stirlingshire

Two tickets to Edinburgh Zoo’s fantastic and unique Giant Lanterns of China event for Hogmanay. Edinburgh Zoo is set in over 82 acres of sloping parkland and home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals. Get closer than ever before to the UK’s only giant pandas and koalas as well as chimpanzees, penguins, tigers, lions, meerkats and much more!

Explore their walkthroughs and take a stroll alongside lemurs, pelicans or wallabies. Don’t miss a visit to come face to face with resident Sumatran tigers, Jambi and Baginda, as you walk through a spectacular glass tunnel. During your visit you can hear their daily keeper talks and take part in hands-on animal encounters as well as watch the world famous penguin parade!

Edinburgh Zoo is open 365 days a year and offers group discounts, coach parking, catering facilities and special events and activities.

Non refundable, non transferable and no cash alternative. Must be redeemed on 31st December 2017. Guest are not permitted to bring their own food or drink into the zoo unless except where guest have very particular dietary requirements. All children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Kaspars at The Savoy

Kaspars at The Savoy, London

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Dinner for four people at Kaspar’s, The Savoy’s seafood and grill restaurant, with a bottle of wine chosen by the sommelier. Kaspar’s seafood restaurant and oyster bar at The Savoy, is designed in dazzling Art Deco style.

Inspired by the decadence of the Twenties and Thirties, Kaspar’s truly complements the rich excitement of this all day dining affair.

For almost 90 years The Savoy has offered dining parties of thirteen the company of Kaspar the Cat. Now Kaspar’s is a place for the Prince of Cats to play host.

Prize to be taken within 6 months, subject to availability.
South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park

South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park, Dorset

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South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park website

WINNER: Elizabeth Kerr, Derbyshire

Enjoy the treat of a four night weekday stay in a lovely bespoke hand-built Romany Caravan sleeping up to four people. South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park is situated in 20 acres of stunning Parkland in the grounds of the former Lytchett Manor.

This family run site benefits from exceptional amenity blocks, electric hook ups, tv points, as well as many hard standings and fully serviced pitches.

The park is situated on the outskirts of the village, the local village pub with restaurant is just 10 minutes walk away.

An excellent bus service is available at the park gates to Poole and the Heritage Coastline. Cycles and Electric cycles are available for hire at reception.

Four nights to be taken March – April 2018 excluding bank holiday dates.
Staying Cool at the Rotunda

Staying Cool at the Rotunda, Birmingham

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Staying Cool at the Rotunda website

A night for two in one of Staying Cool’s studio apartments at the iconic Rotunda in Birmingham. Staying Cool’s Birmingham serviced apartments blend boutique hotel comfort with the space and freedom of an apartment. Don’t follow the hotel herd: stay in style at the top of the Rotunda – an iconic, Grade-II Listed building at the heart of Birmingham where they treat all of their guests as VIPs.

Staying Cool at the Rotunda offers stylish four* and five* serviced apartments in a great city centre location –  perfect for the Bullring and Grand Central shopping centres plus the business district and very near to both New Street and Moor Street stations.

One guest must be aged 21 years or over. The prize can be claimed for any night of the year, subject to availability, excluding 31 December and 14 February.
Ten Hill Place Hotel

Ten Hill Place Hotel, Edinburgh

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Ten Hill Place Hotel website

WINNER: Debbie Johnson, Staffordshire

Make the most of an overnight bed and breakfast stay for two people. The Place to Meet, Celebrate and Stay

Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of Edinburgh’s premier city centre hotels. From airy public places to each of their 77 smart bedrooms, the mood of Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of quiet sophistication, and one they believe sets them apart from other Edinburgh hotels.

Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and all profits go back into training surgeons worldwide.

This innovative Edinburgh hotel is within easy walking distance of Princes Street, the historic Old Town and the city centre’s main tourist, shopping and business districts; yet peacefully situated away from the main thoroughfares. The best of Edinburgh opens up before you right outside their front door.

Subject to availability.
Woodwick Mill

Woodwick Mill, Orkney

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Woodwick Mill website

WINNER: Bill Lawson, Scottish Borders

Enjoy a three night self-catering stay in Woodwick Mill for two people. A newly restored Mill in the Orkney Isles

Woodwick Mill has been renovated to provide superior self-catering accommodation in a beautiful burnside setting. The environment is quiet and serene with ducks, trout, grey wagtails and the relaxing sound of Woodwick Burn babbling over the flagstone bedrock.

The accommodation is finished to an excellent and well-equipped standard. The eco-friendly building is highly insulated and warmed by heat pump with solar panels providing hot water. Each apartment has a Spa Bath, separate shower, fridge, freezer, cooker, microwave and Jamie Oliver tableware.

The mill dam has been repaired and a fish ladder added to enable trout to reach the upper reaches of Woodwick Burn.

Offer subject to arrangement of suitable dates.