Winter breaks in Essex

PUBLISHED: 15:40 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:32 20 February 2013

Beat the winter blues this January with a mini-break away from it all. But remember, you don't have to go far before you have escaped to a new world

Doorstep destinations

Beat the winter blues this January with a mini-break away from it all. But remember, you dont have to go far before you have escaped to a new world

Lavenham Old Rectory

Church Street
CO10 9SA
01787 247572

The Lavenham Old Rectory is a stunning boutique residence situated in three acres of landscaped grounds close to the centre of Lavenham. The quality of its individually-designed en-suite rooms and elegant reception areas have been rewarded with the highest awards from the AA and the ETB and also selected in the top 50 bed and breakfasts by The Independent newspaper. Youll find a range of packages on offer including dinner, bed and breakfast, with dinner hosted in one of the three partner restaurants, while mid-week breaks can be enjoyed at exceptional good value. With glowing log fires, a welcoming atmosphere and the very highest levels of service, the Lavenham Old Rectory is the perfect place for a warming winter break.

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road
01206 322367

WITH 12 wonderful suites, a day spa and dining at the exclusive Le Talbooth restaurant, Maison Talbooth is perfect for a winter break. What could be better than swimming in the outdoor pool (heated to a steamy 85C all through the winter) before dashing into the hot tub and sitting by the blazing log fire under the covered stoop? An overnight break with three-course dinner, bed and full English breakfast starts from 150 per person.

White Lion Hotel

Market Cross Place
IP15 5BJ
01728 452720

For a cosy winter break look no further than the Best Western White Lion Hotel, situated in the delightful town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. This popular hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore Aldeburgh and the surrounding area which is rich in culture, historic buildings, museums, wildlife andtreasured little boutiques. This is your chance to enjoy the great outdoors, take invigorating beach walks or relax with a round of golf at nearby Thorpeness Golf Course. The heathland course is open all year round and guests at the White Lion Hotel can take advantage of reduced green fees.

Blyth Hotel

Station Road
01502 722632

Simple yet stylish, the Blyth Hotel in Southwold on the Suffolk Heritage Coast offers friendly and relaxed comfort in one of Englands most charming, traditional seaside towns. The hotels beautiful Edwardian building has been lovingly restored and now offers 13 well-appointedbedrooms plus a fabulous award-winning restaurant. As a family-run business, the hotel offers attention to detail in every way and promises to give guests an experience that is so good it will make it hard for them to leave. Unique winter break packages are now available adding an extra special reason to escape from it all this winter.

Prested Hall

01376 573300

Prested Hall has a special charm in winter. This small intimate manor house with ancient beams, oak panelling, beautiful hotel bedrooms and fabulous food, is a great place to recharge and not too far from home. A pamper package, a relaxing swim, a game of
real tennis, a ramble around the nature trail or afternoon tea with mulled wine in front of
a warming fire are just some of the luxuries on offer to make this a real retreat. Known for
its caring staff, delicious food and relaxed atmosphere, Prested Hall provides the ideal
winter treat.

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