Today, it’s back to work or school for people up and down the country. Some of us will greet the future with well-rested good cheer. The rest of us will be…well, a little less optimistic. But whatever your mood, January and February can be long months with little reward – and, seemingly, even less to look forward to. Definitely the perfect time to plan a short break as a pick-me-up or even a reward for that long-planned Christmas detox. But, before you go, don’t forget to pack some sunglasses or even a pair of tasteful prescription glasses – perfect for driving longer distances.
Put some Champagne in your step
Arblaster & Clarke offer an opportunity to taste at least twenty different champagnes over a wonderful weekend in March. From the famous houses to smaller players, you’ll return to Britain with the kind of sophisticated knowledge that is sure to impress your envious friends. And, the tour is flexible enough that you can enjoy your evening meals alone or in the company of a larger party.
Book a Highland romance
The Ayrds Hotel & Restaurant offer a romantic mid-week break from February 13th-15th that will help you celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. Curl up by the fire, go for a walk or see if there’s a boat that can take you out on Loch Etire. Even in the winter months, this part of Scotland is breath-taking.
See something of Wales
There are hotels and hotels. The Gliffaes Hotel in South Wales is one of the later. Located just 10 miles from Brecon, it offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a winter walk in the Black Mountains. Or, you could visit Tintern Abbey. If you’re planning a spring weekend, there’s also trout fishing to consider. The hotel itself offers wonderful rooms and equally good dining. Closed until January 28th, this is a popular destination so book ahead.
A bit of planning could be the answer to the January blues – and keep you away from yet another mince pie.