One of the highlights of Christmas is taking the opportunity to relax and indulge in some yummy food. Booking a getaway at a lovely hotel complete with amazing restaurant is the ultimate way to enjoy yourself over the break. Or if you want to get more stuck in, take the chance to learn some new skills with a course at a cookery school. Treat yourself or give someone the best Christmas present with a stay at one of these hotels.


Le Manoir, Oxfordshire

Lead image Experience the finest culinary retreat at Raymond Blanc’s manor house hotel. Hidden away in the Oxford countryside is a double Michelin-starred restaurant in one of the county’s most cherished buildings, with luxury suites and outstanding spa facilities. Le Manoir is the ideal gastronomic experience, with the finest fresh foods and idyllic gardens to explore. Prices start from £635 per night. 


The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, Cornwall

Below Enjoy a few days away of pure relaxation on the beautiful coastline of Cornwall at Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant and hotel. Enjoy delicious fresh fish washed down with a glass of fine wine or two in front of an open fire. Make yourself at home and spend the night in a cosy coastal room overlooking the picturesque Camel Estuary. From £260 per night. 



Lainston House, Winchester

Escape to the country and enjoy a lavish stay and intimate dinners. Lainston House is the perfect environment for an elegant meal, with some exceptional food, an elegant dining room and dreamy views over acres of land. Every suite is carefully designed to ensure you have the most comfortable and stylish stay possible. Prices start from £157 per night. 



Thyme, Gloucestershire

Savor the freshest of vegetables, herbs and eggs, all of which are collected daily from the kitchen gardens. With wonderful fresh produce coulped with a genuine love of the land, Thyme will give you a memorable country experience. And if you find yourself wanting to learn to cook, there is a state-of-the-art Cookery School, which offers a range of classes. Prices start from £260 per night.



Chewton Glen, Hampshire

New to this fabulous five-star hotel for March 2017 is the purpose-built cookery school, The Kitchen. Classes include refreshments, lunch, all equipment and ingredients and will be priced at £185, or you can book a class with a guest celebrity chef, from £295. Stay in one of the beautifully decorated rooms, which start from £325.




Article by: EKBB