Wiltshire escapes: Golden weekends in undiscovered Wiltshire
10 August 2012: Holiday-makers who have been TV bound for two weeks, basking in the glory of Team GB, are waking up to the fact that the summer is fast running out and a last minute break may be the ideal way to make the most of the UK’s golden glow. VisitWiltshire has pulled together some of its best last minute deals to help tourists make the most of the rest of August in perhaps the most quintessentially English county of all, Wiltshire.
If the sport has been inspiring, fitness fiends might like to try The Old Bell Hotel’s Nordic Walking offer. The charming country hotel nestled in the medieval Cotswold town of Malmesbury is offering guests the opportunity to burn those calories, and strengthen, tone and shape their bodies, with a ‘British Nordic Walking’ trained instructor. A two night stay for two people costs £295.
Make beautiful Salisbury the base for your Wiltshire escape, the recently refurbished Taylors Guest House is offering three night breaks from £225 or a full week stay (seven nights) at £490.
Wiltshire also has a beautiful array of cottages which provide visitors with a home away from home for their country escape:
- Fosse Farmhouse Cottages are offering guests a fantastic 20% off all remaining dates for August. The Stables, Dovecote and Garden House are three stunning Cotswold stone properties situated in the grounds of a beautiful 18th century farmhouse.
- Willow Tree Barn, a beautifully contemporary three bedroom barn in a rural setting, is offering weekend stays in August from £300 and a late summer deal of seven nights in September for £700.
- The Old Joinery in Cherhill is offering 20.12% discount on any booking of five nights or more during the month of August.
For high end luxury Wiltshire has some of the best hotels in the world:
- Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa has put together a relaxing four-night midweek stay, with the fourth night free. The package costs from £1,125 per room (for all four nights) based on two guests and includes full English breakfast, daily newspaper and use of the wonderful spa facilities. Even if you are not staying at manor itself, monthly movie screenings take place every Sunday in the exclusive ambiance of the Manor’s private, 40 seat on-site cinema and visitors can take advantage of the film and dining package – all movie screenings cost £39 per person, including a three-course lunch or dinner, and popcorn.
- Bowood Hotel Spa and Golf Resort is already gearing up for Rio 2016, when golf is set to make its comeback to the Olympic playing field. Bowood is helping interested young novices and first-timers get to grips with the game of golf thanks to two summer holiday courses taking place during the next few weeks. Guided by one of the top coaches in the country, youngsters will learn how to chip and putt, develop their swing and navigate bunkers on the three-hole Academy course and the two putting greens, set back from the 18-hole championship golf course. The course is priced at £120 per child for the week with lunch included (and loan of golf clubs, if required).
- And finally, Beechfield House – with its outdoor heated swimming pool, superb food and stunning Wiltshire Countryside on its doorstep – offers everything guests could need for a relaxing weekend break. If visitors are looking to be pampered, Beechfield’s ‘Pure Fiji’ two night break includes two treatments in the spa, dinner a la carte and delicious Beechfield House breakfasts from £250.00 per person per stay.
All offers subject to availability. For all of these offers and many more, visit www.visitwiltshire.co.uk
For further information please contact:
Sophy Norris 01392 248 934
Laetitia Redbond 0207 886 8457
VisitWiltshire Ltd was established in August 2011 and is the official Tourist Board for Wiltshire. It is a private sector membership organisation representing over 450 members. VisitWiltshire’s priority is to grow the county’s Visitor Economy by raising awareness of the destination and generating additional tourism visits and spend. Wiltshire’s Visitor Economy currently generates an estimated £1billion and supports over 20,000 jobs.