This year my parents are coming to us for christmas and have kindly volunteered to stay on for a couple of nights so that DH and I can go away.
We were thinking of the Lakes as that is one of our favourite destinations but am open to other suggestions. Ideally somewhere within walking distance of restaurants, with a king sized bed, but not costing the same as our monthly mortgage.
Seaham Hall - Sunderland - Not much else around there & pricey Malmaison - we just had a lovely weekend at Leith, guessing its too close for you - Newcastle? Mar Hall - Between Glagow and Loch Lomond Lodge on Loch Lomond Drunken Duck - Lakes The Low wood -lakes Hotel Du Vin Harrogate
Oh thanks geordie. good to have lots of options as due to credit crunch am planning to leave it until last minute and then ringing to see what deal we can get. Yes agal, would love to know as have heard it is nice.
Gosh thats not bad at all especially as it includes dinner. Do let me know how you get on.
Have heard good reports about Drunken duck but slightly put off because we stayed in the punchbowl owned by the same people shortly after it opened and found it a bit self consciously trendy and not as good as it thought itself to be.
Monachyle Mor is nice enough, however if you're heading northish then I would recommend The Ardanaseig, on the banks of Loch Awe (www.ardanaiseig.com, beautiful location, lovely rooms nice food. I stayed here the week after I was at Monachyle Mor and there was no comparison really.