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Winter at Whatley Manor

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New Festive Experiences for 2023

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Located in the idyllic Wiltshire countryside, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa is an exceptional choice for a winter getaway. New for 2023, the hotel has launched a collection of events and overnight packages for an unforgettable festive season.

Well positioned for winter walks amongst 12 acres of gardens and woodland surrounding the river Avon, guests can venture out on foot before cosying up by the fireside in the oak-panelled Drawing Room, dining on seasonal delights in Grey’s Restaurant and Michelin-starred The Dining Room, or soaking and floating in the calming Aquarias Spa. Pets are invited to join in the celebrations, too, with a collection of dog-friendly rooms plus toys and treats gifted by Santa Paws.

Festive Events & Dining

November & December

Throughout November and December, Whatley Manor is hosting a series of events to ensure guests are feeling fabulously festive. A series of Wreath Making Workshops kicks off on 25th November, led by a local Malmesbury florist, who will demonstrate how to make a door wreath with fresh foliage and empower guests to unleash their creative flair. The hotel’s private cinema will be showing festive favourites such as Love Actually and The Holiday throughout December, with a Film & Dine package including a two-course dinner at Grey’s Restaurant after the show. The seasonal a la carte menu features a unique take on festive flavours, with dishes such as guinea fowl with herb stuffing, fondant potato and hay roasted carrot, and partridge choux farci served throughout the season.

Wreath Making costs £105pp including lunch or afternoon tea. Film & Dine costs £42.50pp.

Whatley Twixmas Break

27-30 December

Lose track of time between Christmas and New Year, with a Twixmas break designed for true rest and relaxation. Relax in the spa, unwind in the hotel’s cosy lounges and linger longer in bed, with a three-night stay including a festive afternoon tea offering treats such as confit turkey and cranberry sandwiches and a chocolate cremeux snowball, plus a group wine tasting experience, alongside leisurely dinners in The Dining Room and Grey’s Restaurant.

The cost is from £2,212 (two sharing), including three nights’ B&B, one dinner in The Dining Room, two dinners at Grey’s and activities listed above.

New Year House Party

30 December – 2 January

Say goodbye to 2023 and welcome the New Year the right way, with a three-night break, including a black-tie gala dinner on New Year’s Eve. The indulgent escape begins with afternoon tea in the cosy Drawing Room and dinner in The Dining Room on 30 December, before the main event the following day, beginning with wine and canapés, followed by a five-course celebratory dinner designed by Executive Chef Ricki Weston with expertly paired wines. The glamorous evening continues with music from a live band and plenty of dancing ahead of the countdown to midnight and toast to 2024. On New Year’s Day, embrace the fresh winter air with a visit to Westonbirt Arboretum, finished with a relaxed dinner at Grey’s accompanied by live jazz.

The cost is from £3,990 (two sharing), including three nights’ full board and activities listed above. 

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Published 07th November 2023

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