These are the best hotels for a Christmas getaway

There is no doubt that a staycation over the festive period in one of the UK’s top hotels is a truly magical experience.  Whether you’re going away with family, or that someone special, you can’t beat the service and atmosphere of a hotel at Christmas.  Log fires, mulled wine, live music, festive feasts, it doesn’t get any better.  These are the best hotels for a Christmas getaway.

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen is a five-star hotel located in Hampshire.  Not only is it special for a couple’s getaway, but it’s the perfect place to spend Christmas with the family.  For families up to six people, you can stay in the Treehouse Suite which is the perfect spot for a family adventure that’s way above the ordinary.  The hotel staff go above and beyond to make the Christmas staycation extra special for the children, with various festive activities on offer.  Not only that but children up to five years old stay and eat for free!  Chewton Glen transforms into a magical winter hideaway and is sure to feel like a cosy home from home.


If you’re looking for more of a remote Christmas getaway, then Gleneagles in the Scottish Highlands may be perfect to you.  Over the festive period, Gleneagles crack open nearly 5,000 bottles of champagne, prepare over 3,500 mince pies, and their pastry chefs will whip their way through 1.5 tonnes of sugar and 2 tonnes of chocolate to help create memories that will last a lifetime.  Not only is there plenty of food and drink on offer, but the location of Gleneagles means you can go on frosty trail walks, ice skating and country adventures, all to come back to an open log fire and a lovely meal.  The Christmas decorations here are second to none, and this far north, you can expect snowy surroundings!

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens

How about a luxury Christmas break in Shropshire this year, with gold-gilded ceilings and roaring fires to cosy up to?  This is another hotel that is perfect for all the family, set in 88 acres of countryside the whole family can enjoy the winter walks.  You can also look forward to plenty of festive food and drinks, and gift opening on Christmas Day by the fires.  Christmas Day doesn’t stop there, you can also enjoy a delicious six-course Christmas day feast, which is followed by some Christmas movies and drinks.  How good does that sound?

The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Calm, quiet and undisturbed, Christmas at the Scarlet is taken at your own pace.  Four nights in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, enjoying the coastal calm, served with festive food from The Scarlet’s restaurant and deep relaxation in the spa.  The festive period is for slowing down, so enjoy the walks on the quiet beaches, good food, candlelit dining and spa treatments galore.  It’s also important to mention that this sleek, modern cliff-top hotel is adults only!  On Christmas day you can expect to start the day with a Bucks Fizz breakfast served in The Scarlet’s sea-view restaurant.  The Christmas dinner is a four-course lunch with carefully selected paired wines, and a sweet treat is served in the afternoon.  End the day with something light from the kitchen for dinner, if you’re still peckish!

Atlas Helicopters can fly you to all these hotels!  Not only can we fly you to your destination, but we can arrange all the fine details of your trip including booking accommodation, ground transportation from the heliport to hotel and any other requirements.

You may be wondering where we pick you up from, well the pickup point can be your garden (if big enough) or a landing spot near your home or office.  We hope to make your Christmas staycation extra special by flying you to your destination in luxury.

If you want any further details about planning your Christmas getaway, get in touch here or call us on 0125 663 5000

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