19 Nov 2021
Looking for a countryside Christmas or New Year getaway to remember? The Montagu Arms and Careys Manor & SenSpa, nestled in the heart of the New Forest, have a range of festive packages set to delight guests this season.
A Merry Foodie Christmas and Black-Tie New Year’s Party at The Montagu Arms
Dating back to the 17th century, The Montagu Arms, home to multi award-winning restaurant The Terrace, under Michelin-trained Head Chef Matthew Whitfield, is the perfect setting for a cosy gourmet festive escape. Guests can expect beautifully decorated festive interiors, roaring log fires ablaze and picturesque surrounding gardens, with every inch of the hotel designed to make you feel at home.
The hotel’s three-night festive package starts on Christmas Eve, where gourmands can enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea, intimate champagne and canapé reception and a lavish three-course dinner at The Terrace. For the main event on Christmas Day, savour a decadent five-course traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, including dishes such as chalk stream trout with Hampshire watercress, pink fir potatoes, lime and dill to start; and roast turkey with pork and chestnut stuffing, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and pigs in blankets; or salt baked swede with roast onion, potato dumplings, sage beurre noisette and truffle oil for main. Come evening, after an afternoon stroll through the picturesque village of Beaulieu, enjoy an informal buffet dinner. For the final festive stretch before heading home, guests can delight in a sumptuous Boxing Day dinner at The Terrace, renowned for serving delicious seasonal dishes with local Hampshire produce.
Come New Year, enjoy a two-night stay and feast on a festive afternoon tea, as well as dinner at The Terrace on one night, and for a magical night to remember, dress to impress for the New Year’s Eve Black Tie Banquet. The evening will start with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by an exquisite five-course dinner and live music.
*A three-night Christmas break (with arrival on 24th) starts from £1,980 based on two adults sharing. To book, please visit https://www.montaguarmshotel.co.uk/Christmas_breaks
**A two-night New Year stay (with arrival on either 30th or 31st Dec) starts from £1,230 based on two adults sharing. To book, please visit https://www.montaguarmshotel.co.uk/new_year_breaks.html
Detox and Retox this Christmas and New Year at Careys Manor & SenSpa
Boasting 18th century grandeur and traditional charm, Careys Manor & SenSpa, invites those seeking R&R to visit for a magical Christmas retreat; enjoy festive entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a black-tie dinner and more. Upon arrival, admire Careys’ 40ft Christmas tree laced with twinkling lights and sparkling decorations, and unwind in the award-winning Thai spa, SenSpa.
Following a traditional afternoon tea on Christmas Eve, guests are invited to a champagne reception and dinner at a restaurant of choice; enjoy modern British cuisine at Cambium or a taste of France at French Bistro Le Blaireau. For the big day, savour an indulgent Christmas day lunch with seasonal dishes including smoked venison with pain perdu, hazelnut, and pickled pear to start; roast turkey or roast sirloin of beef with all the usual trimmings for the main; and classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and cinnamon ice cream. Come Boxing Day, toast to the holiday season with a special black-tie dinner party.
To see in 2022 in style, Careys Manor & SenSpa will host a black-tie New Year’s Eve dinner party, commencing with a champagne reception and an extravagant six-course meal, followed by live casino tables and a DJ to dance the night away.
***A three-night Christmas Break (with arrival on 24th) starts from £1,710 based on two people sharing. To book, please visit, https://www.careysmanor.com/packages/festive-breaks/christmas-break/
****A two-night New Year stay (with arrival on 31st Dec) starts from £850 based on two adults sharing. To book, please visit https://www.careysmanor.com/packages/festive-breaks/new-year-break/