When King Henry VIII fancied a little 'me time' he pottered off to County Durham for a spot of hunting, where he resided at The Manor House. Two Escapees can bag a royal night away in the grand hotel for just £99 (up to a £206.95 value). The friendly and courteous staff will show you to your Standard Room which comes with an LCD TV. There will be no hanging around, as an early check-in of 1 p.m. is included. Running a country must be tough work, so whether you're a king, queen, or lowly serf, one person can recieve a back, neck, and shoulder massage while another enjoys a facial with a trained professional who will bow down on one knee to all your relaxation needs. The fantastic leisure facilities are at your disposal should you want to blow off a little steam; with a beautiful swimming pool, sauna, and spa bath to soak in after working out in the well-equipped fitness suite. If you've worked up a hunger on your travels, then look no further than the hotel restaurant, which has just been awarded with the Taste Durham accreditation and offers a truly majestic menu. Favourite dishes include toasted rosemary olive bread with slow roasted belly pork accompanied by soft goat's cheese sweet potato puree and spiced pears in a cider cream. Guests choosing to dine in the restaurant will receive a bottle of wine to complement the tasty meal. You won't have to return to your kingdom at the crack of dawn, as your stay includes a late checkout of 1 p.m., giving you plenty of time to enjoy your full English breakfast. This Escape could be your crowning achievement—you'd be off your head to miss out.
Enjoy By 20 July, 2012