"Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
For the festivities were over and boredom was setting in
What to do for the next few days until New Years' parties begin?"
For many there is a lull between Christmas and New Year. The excitement and build up to Christmas Day soon comes crashing down as we patiently wait for the next party on New Year's Eve. If you're already off work and sat twiddling your thumbs whilst working your way through another box of Quality Street and watching Mary Poppins for the umpteenth time, perhaps a Twixmas hotel break is the perfect solution?
Many hotels offer special packages for the time between Christmas and New Year. Some commence on Boxing Day with the majority starting on the 27th December. Typically these are for 2 or 3 night stays. These little mini breaks help make Christmas feel special for longer.
We've enjoyed a Twixmas break or two in the past, so here is our round-up of Twixmas hotel breaks for 2021. Whilst we haven't visited all of the hotels we have done our research and checked out independent feedback to make sure they are equally as fabulous as the hotels we've been to in the past. So, here is our round-up of the Best Twixmas Hotel Breaks in the UK for 2021.
Ness Walk, Inverness
Ness Walk - a five-star hotel in Scotland
For a Twixmas break in Scotland, then the five-star Ness Walk is definitely one to consider as a great getaway before Hogmanay. The hotel is nestled along the banks of the River Ness and just 10 minutes from Loch Ness. Perfect if you fancy a bracing countryside walk or a bit of Nessie-spotting. You will dine on food from local producers and if you're a fan of fresh fish then the salmon comes from the pools on the river.
There's a choice of a one or two night stay between the 26th - 30th December.
What's included in this Twixmas break in Scotland:
For a one-night stay: Glass of chilled champagne on arrival, accommodation in one of the hotel's Laurel Rooms, afternoon tea for two (on day of arrival), a la carte breakfast before you head home.
For a two-night stay: Chilled glass of champagne on arrival, accommodation in a Laurel Room, dinner on the first night, chocolate lovers package on second night of stay and a la carte breakfast on both mornings.
What's the cost of this Scottish Twixmas Hotel break?
£99 per person for the one-night stay
£185 per person for the two-night stay
Interested and want more information? Head to the hotel website
The Lake District
The Grand Hotel, Grasmere
Surrounded by open fields and rolling hills, The Grand at Grasmere has unrivalled views. Whether you plan to walk off the Christmas excess or spend time relaxing with a warm hot chocolate, The Grand at Grasmere is a great base for a Twixmas break in the Lake District.
From 27th - 30th December, The Grand at Grasmere host a 3-night 'Festive Recovery Break'.
What's included in this Lake District Christmas Break?
Check in early from 11am and make the most of this mini-break. To set the tone of what promises to be a fabulous stay, enjoy a festive treat and welcome drink in the resident's lounge. Enjoy dinner each evening from the Chef's specially created three course menu. When bedtime calls, head upstairs and stay in one of the hotel's luxurious rooms. Each morning there's an a la carte breakfast served in the hotel's restaurant which overlooks the beautiful Lake District countryside.
What's the cost of the Lake District Twixmas break?
Prices start from £660 and vary dependent on room type.
The Castle Hotel, Conwy
The 19th century 4-star Historic Coaching Inn, The Castle Hotel stands on the site of a Cistercian abbey. Located in the heart of Conwy, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this walled market town is the perfect place to spend a Twixmas break in North Wales.
Cosy sitting rooms with roaring log fires offer warm and intimate surroundings and there is a choice of bar and restaurant to enjoy the locally sourced food created by the talented team of chefs. Stay in one of the 29 boutique bedrooms which also include historic four-poster rooms and suites. Beauty and Holisitc therapies also available at the hotel (at additional cost).
What's included in the Castle Hotel's North Wales Twixmas Break.
Start as you mean to go on and enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Mulled Wine as soon as you arrive. There's an option to stay either 2 or 3 nights between 27th and 30th December. A full Welsh breakfast is included each morning.
What's the cost of the Twixmas Break in Wales?
Prices start from £120 per couple per night.
For more details, head to the hotel's website via this link.
Moor Hall Hotel & Spa
This 4-star Country House Hotel is located in Sutton Coldfield. It's a great base to explore the Midlands. Head to the Bullring in Birmingham for some post-Christmas sales shopping (30 minute drive) or visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon for a bit of culture (50 minute drive). But, if you just want to kick back and relax, there's plenty to do at the hotel as there is a gym, spa, indoor pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room. In the evening, there is the option to dine in one of the hotel's restaurants: The Oak Room which serves an a la carte menu or The Country Kitchen which gives a self-service option.
What's included in this Twixmas break in the Midlands?
83 stylish rooms with a choice of standard singles through to luxury four poster rooms and deluxe rooms with hot tubs. 24-hour room service and the bedroom facilities that you'd expect in a four-star hotel. A full English breakfast is offered each morning and full access to the leisure facilities.
What is the cost of the Twixmas break at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa?
To enjoy this Midlands Twixmas break, prices start from £89 for 2 people which includes breakfast. For dinner options, it is £129 for 2 (breakfast and dinner) in The Country Kitchen and if you prefer an a la carte dinner served in The Oak Room, it's £159 for 2 people.
More information on this Twixmas break in the Midlands is available via this link.
Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchard, Northumberland
Nestled in the village of Blanchland, the Lord Crewe Arms was built in 1165 as a guest house to the newly-formed Blanchland Abbey. This is the perfect spot for a country junkie as it's the ideal place to take a walk on the moors, or cycle through the scenery. If fishing is your thing, tucked away at the bottom of the hotel's garden is their very own stretch of the River Derwent. The Lord Crewe Arms also serves great food in cosy fireside surroundings.
What's included in the Twixmas break in Northumberland?
You can stay on a bed and breakfast basis or include dinner also on a two-night break. For something different, choose Stargaze, Supper and Stay where you explore the bright, clear Northumbrian dark skies with an accompanying hot toddy and fireside supper.
Your four-legged fury canine friends can also join you. The hotel welcomes up to two well-behaved pooches who choose to keep all four paws on the floor and they must be one year or older. An additional £20 per dog per night is charged but that includes a cosy bed, bowl, towel and some lovely treats in the room on arrival.
What is the cost of the Twixmas break at the Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland?
Bed and breakfast from £219 per night
The Stargaze, Supper and Stay package starts from £319 per night.
Down Hall Hotel, Essex
This historic Country Hotel is set in 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens. If you're a fan of The Great British Bake Off you may recognise this place from the large tent with the gingham tablecloths. Down Hall Hotel are offering a relaxing post-Christmas getaway to spend time catching up with family and friends and to prepare ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations. Choose to stay in one of 98 individually designed bedrooms. Also on site is the Eden Spa which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas (additional charge of £20 per person for 2 hours use).
What does this Twixmas break in Essex include?
You can enjoy this special Christmas getaway from 27th - 30th December. You'll enjoy one night's accommodation including dinner and full English breakfast. You will also receive a Festive Afternoon Tea too.
What does the Down Hall Hotel Festive Christmas Break cost?
Prices start at £320.00 per room (which is based on double occupancy). If you'd like to stay an extra night, then you'll get a 20% discount off your bedroom for that night.
Interested? You'll find out more via this link.
Saunton Sands Hotel, North Devon
This four-star art deco hotel has sweeping views of 3 miles of the Devon coastline. If you're looking for a Twixmas break in Devon that is suitable for all ages, then this hotel ticks all the boxes - especially as they offer 2 hours free childcare each day and kids aged 3 - 12 stay half price!
If the weather is against you, you can while away the time in the hotel's spa and wellness centre. Relax in the heated pool, thermal suite, steam room, Finnish sauna, all overlooking breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Saunton Sands Hotel Festive Freedom Break is available from 27th - 30th December.
What's included in your stay on this Twixmas Hotel break in Devon?:
You get a choice of bedroom with full breakfast each morning. There's daily access to the Spa and Wellness centre
It's all about the family too. As well as the two free hours of childcare, they also offer a 'Baby Go Lightly' which means you don't have to pack unnecessarily as they can provide cots, buggy with sun shade, baby toiletries, swimming nappies, changing mats, sterilisers and so much more.
How much does the festive hotel break in Devon cost?
Prices start from £105 per person per night. As we've mentioned any children aged 3 - 12 years will be charged at half price.
South of England
The Crown Manor House, Lyndhurst
The Crown Manor House Hotel is a Grade 1 listed independently owned hotel that is located in the village of Lyndhurst, the capital of the New Forest. Foodies will be impressed - after all it has 2 AA Rosettes for their food. The bedrooms range from cosy snugs through to four posters and family suites, each beautifully decorated and with all the facilities you'd expect of a four-star hotel. After a day out walking, warm up alongside the open log fire.
Their Festive Getaway is available from the 27th - 30th December.
What does the festive hotel break in the New Forest include?
There's bed and breakfast for two nights and a delicious Hampshire Cream Tea for 2 served on the first night of your stay.
What will the Twixmas hotel break at the Crown Manor House Hotel in the New Forest cost?
To enjoy this Christmas getaway, it is priced from £134 per night.
If you'd like to learn more, just click here for more detail.
Ideas for December birthday gifts
If you have relatives that have a 'Christmas Birthday', you'll know just how hard done by they can sometimes feel. Perhaps a Twixmas break will make up and they'll feel that little bit special?
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