How to live a weekend like the Crawleys of Downton Abbey
Walking down a high street shortly before Valentines day jewelry shops are filled with husbands, and boyfriends seeking that perfect last minute gift. Save the stress of last minute shopping and disappointed hearts by booking a romantic weekend getaway.
Downton Abbey, the period piece drama which follows the lives of the upstairs aristocratic Crawley family and their downstairs servants, has been one of the highest rated programmes on television, particularly with women. In the US and UK Downton Abbey mania is in full swing. Searches for the fictional manor house have increased over 100% when a new series premieres in the respective countries. Particularly in the US hotel.info has seen a spike in January of 2012 and 2013 for castle hotels and English manor house hotels to coincide with the PBS premieres of the series.
Here’s a hint gift givers; this Valentine’s Day put down that bouquet of flowers from the neighborhood petrol station and book a romantic getaway weekend to the countryside and live it up like Downton Abbey, its what your partner wants.
Whether canopy beds showered in rose petals or a luxury hot tub complete with champagne cooling bedside, certain country manor homes have the romance “know how” when it comes pleasing their guests.
Tylney Hall County House
Located in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Victorian hotel offers excellent dining, a health spa and historic gardens. Four-poster beds, spa baths and stunning views of the await you at Tylney Hall
Stoke Rochford Hall
The helpful staff at The Stoke Rochford Hall
rival that of Downton, ready to assist you around the clock. Relax in the hotels’ sauna and solarium, after all the both of you deserve it.
Hotel Longueville Manor
Hotel Longueville Manor
is a 14th century Norman manor house which has been into transformed into one of Europe’s most celebrated hotels. Elegantly and stylishly decorated with rich, warm colours, fine antiques and fresh flowers picked daily from the Victorian kitchen and flower garden, there is a peaceful ambience which will immediately make you feel at ease.
Costwolds House Hotel
is an exclusive establishment ideal to discover the natural landscapes England’s. This small establishment is perfect for romantic short trips in an exclusive and intimate atmosphere.
Stafford London by Kempinksi
Located in the heart of St James’s, The Stafford London, by Kempinski
has an air of timelessness, where elegance and tradition create a haven of calm away from London’s busy streets.
More Downton Abbey hotels
This Valentine’s Day, spark the flames of romance just as Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley by booking the perfect romantic getaway.
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