Win a Milsoms mini break, with a MINI!

PUBLISHED: 14:25 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 25 June 2013




Essex Life magazine has partnered with Sytner Chigwell MINI and Milsoms Hotels and Restaurants to bring you a very special prize for the summer. One lucky Essex Life reader will have the chance to enjoy a fantastic overnight stay at Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk and enjoy the use of a brand new MINI for a weekend as part of a sensational MINI break. Kesgrave Hall features 23 contemporary bedrooms and the winner of this competition will stay in one of the principal rooms, guaranteed to offer plenty of WOW factor. In addition to the overnight stay, the prize also includes a bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival, a three-course dinner in the restaurant (with free choice from the a la carte menu) and a full English breakfast in the morning.

The chic restaurant offers everything you’d expect from a Milsoms dining destination, great food and service with buzzing and relaxed atmosphere. There’s plenty of theatre too with an open-plan kitchen allowing diners to see exactly what’s cooking. Head chef Stuart Oliver champions all that is great about Suffolk produce and his inventive menu includes great British classics as well as inventive dishes from around the world. Guests can dine outside under the huge ‘architectural sail’ a really popular place to be on a warm summer evening.

Situated just off the A12 between Ipswich and Woodbridge, Kesgrave Hall is an easy 30-minute drive to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and there will be no excuse not to explore as you whizz around throughout the weekend in a new MINI, courtesy of Sytner Chigwell MINI.

The winner will have the chance to ride out in the devilishly stylish new MINI Paceman, which has just hit the showrooms and promises the chance to experience design with bite. Our lucky winner will be one of the first to experience the seductive drive of the MINI Paceman and get better acquainted with its luxurious inside and its thrilling dark side. With its powerful lines and high-performance engines, the new MINI Paceman is a masterful combination of design and power.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply text EL MINI BREAK followed by your answer to the question below (A, B or C) and then your name and postcode to 80058. For example, your text might read EL MINI BREAK B JAMES SMITH AB1 2CD. Texts cost 50p plus your standard network rate.

Q. In the film, The Holiday, which make of car did Cameron Diaz’s character drive during her first night in England?


b) A Bentley

c) A Jaguar

Find out more

For more information about the MINI range, visit

For more details on Kesgrave Hall, visit

Terms and conditions

The information contained in this publication is believed to be correct and complete at the time of printing. No cash equivalent or other alternative prize is available in whole or in part except as provided for in these terms and conditions. The competition closes at 6pm on July 31, 2013. The prizewinner will have the use of the loan vehicle over the weekend of their choosing, but must be booked before August 31, 2013. The vehicle may be driven by the prizewinner and his/her guest subject to the following terms and conditions. Legal title to the vehicle shall at all times remain with Sytner Chigwell. Sytner Chigwell will arrange insurance of the vehicle. The vehicle will be made available from a pre-arranged location on the morning of the weekend. The vehicle must not be driven by any person, who is under 25 years of age; who has not held a valid driving licence of a member state of the European Union for a minimum of 2 years; who has 6 points or more on their licence, who has been convicted within the last five years of any driving offence involving drink or drugs, or that resulted in a driving disqualification. The vehicle must be returned to the designated representative of Sytner Chigwell at the end of the loan period or on demand by Sytner Chigwell. The vehicle must not be taken out of the UK without the prior written consent of Sytner Chigwell. Any motoring or traffic offences and resultant penalties or fines are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Sytner Chigwell reserve the right to substitute an alternative.

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