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Last minute short breaks as a gift

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Kate


With the Christmas countdown on, and just under one week until the big day, we’re all looking for that special gift for friends and loved one. As a Christmas gift from Great Little Breaks to you, we have packaged up your most loved breaks and made them into perfect presents so that you can treat your loved ones to a fantastic unique experience this year.

The perfect gift is only a click away, so book one of our unique gift experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime…

Luxury Gourmet Getaway, Warwickshire

It is undeniable that some of the fondest holiday memories involve the consumption of fantastic food and drink, and our luxury gourmet getaway in Leamington Spa certainly serves up some incredible foodie delights. Not only do both of the hotel’s restaurants serve award-winning cuisine, but if you fancy venturing out, the surrounding area is dotted with restaurants and pubs offering your countryside favourites. 


Aside from the food, Warwickshire is alive with history and is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Allow yourself to be transported back to the 16th Century and become immersed in Shakespeare’s world with a trip to the perfectly preserved Shakespeare Family Home. Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa is also conveniently located within close proximity of several National Trust properties including Charlecote Park, Upton House and Hidcote Manor making it the perfect choice of gift for the naturist in your life!

Where to stay: Mallory Court Hotel

All-inclusive getaway near St Albans

Who can honestly say that they don’t love an all-inclusive break? There is something delightful about being able to fully relax knowing that you won’t have to lift a finger, or delve deeper into those pockets to pay for snacks and refreshments throughout your stay! Here at Great Little Breaks we firmly believe that when you’re away, you should be waited on hand and foot. With two nights accommodation, a two course meal each night with unlimited wine by the glass and lunch on both days, this break means less time budgeting and more time exploring wonderful Hertfordshire. 


Your trip would not be complete without a visit to the spectacular St Alban’s Cathedral, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain where the 13th Century wall paintings are a sight to behold. The hotel is also less than 12 miles from London’s city centre meaning you can have a spin on the London Eye during the day, knowing there’s a delicious meal and glass of wine waiting for you back at the hotel – bliss! If you have a loved one who you feel needs a proper break and some TLC then look no further that our stay at the Mercure Hatfield Oak in St Albans.

Where to stay: Mercure Hatfield Oak

Bletchley Park Break

Our breaks are always packed full of added extras that make your time away even more special. Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of World War Two codebreakers, is now a vibrant heritage attraction. Those who worked at Bletchley Park were intercepting up to 20,000 enemy messages per day and included in a trip to the site is an immersive multimedia exhibition that transports you back to wartime Britain. With the inclusion of two tickets to spend the day at the famed site, this break is the perfect gift for the historian in your family. After a day of exploring, head back to the hotel for an evening of authentic British cuisine at the New Horizons restaurant before heading up to your room where a complimentary bottle of wine awaits!


Where to stay: Hilton Milton Keynes Hotel

Traditional Riverside Inn break, Wiltshire

In the UK we are blessed with so many beautiful rivers and canals, and luckily for you, our Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel is beautifully located on the picturesque banks of the River Avon for the most idyllic break away. Not only is the River the perfect setting for a mid-afternoon stroll, the area also features some of the most quintessentially British cafes for indulging in a hot chocolate and a mince pie – fresh cream optional. Take a day trip into Salisbury city centre and experience the wealth of history it has to offer including its famous Cathedral. 


Completed in 1266, Salisbury Cathedral remains one of the most visited religious sites in England, and its elaborate aesthetic including dramatic stained glass windows and the largest church spire in the country make it a must visit. The hotel is also located close to Stonehenge – arguably one of the UK’s most iconic tourist attractions. Treat yourself to a tour of the historic landmark, before returning to the hotel in time for your meal at the River’s Edge Restaurant. End the evening beside your loved one with a drink on the waterside terrace.

Where to stay: Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel

Sophisticated City Stay, Birmingham

City breaks are perfect for holiday makers on a time limit (and in need of a shopping spree!), and where better to spend 24 hours exploring than one our nation’s top cities – Birmingham. Buzzing Birmingham is home to one of the UK’s most vibrant food and drink scenes which rivals most other cities outside of London. Oh and let’s not forget the vast range of new cocktail bars popping up within the city’s famous Jewellery Quarter that are sure to shake you up the perfect digestif!


The hotel is perfectly located on the city’s Broad Street giving access to Birmingham’s shopping district – from Harvey Nichols to Selfridges, and the magnificent Bullring sporting some 200 stores alone, if you have a shopaholic in the family a short break to Brum is sure to be a winner.

This particular Birmingham break not only treats you to 4* accommodation, but also a deluxe room fit for royalty, and a late check out to rest tired legs a little longer.

Where to stay: Park Regis

If you still haven’t found that perfect gift for that family member who is impossible to buy for, then what are you waiting for? Give them the gift of one of our short break experiences, and the best part of all is that you can go too…

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