Three & Two Night Packages
If you're looking for a (mostly!) peaceful, friendly, comfortable Christmas break which in atmosphere becomes a house party and a real home from home, look no further!
The usual suspects will be on hand to welcome you - or in many cases welcome you back - to 'The Cottage', that's John, Sue and Dominic Pattin and son in law Nick and with the 'extended family' too of course. As there's a programme of things to do (none demanding) but you choose and do whatever you want.
Aim to arrive by mid afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea and teacakes and begin to unwind in front of the open log fire.
Settle in, and then join John and Sue, their family and extended family for a pre-four-course dinner champagne reception.
Carols will be played by the local Choral Society after dinner. These people gladly visit us each year, donate their time, but do ask for a charity donation.
We will provide transport to and from Midnight Mass at the Little Malvern Priory (C of E) and St Wulstans (RC) for those that want.
A leisurely start and a hearty full English breakfast will be followed by time to open presents or, for the more energetic, transport will be provided to enable you to walk to the British Camp (Iron Age Hill Fort) on the top of the Malvern Hills. Blow those cobwebs away!
Christmas toasts will precede a four-course traditional Christmas luncheon.
On this occasion, we will sit down at big family tables (no, you won't be split up). Crackers, whizzy balloons and blowers all provided!
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
Prosciutto, Salmon and Artichoke Roulade
Pickled Cucumber Salad
Filo Baked Crottin Goats Cheese
Fig and Red Onion Chutney
Honey Roasted Walnuts, Dressed Rocket
Smoked Mushroom and Fennel Velouté
Raspberry and Champagne Sorbet
Traditional Roast Turkey
Rosemary (Sultana) Seasoning, ‘Pigs in Blankets’, Glazed Parsnips,
Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Roast Gravy
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, New Potatoes, Caviar
and a Crab and Red Pepper Reduction
Confit Shoulder, Tomato Jam, Courgettes, Horseradish Potatoes
Slow Roasted Tomato, Red Wine Sauce
Carrot and Coriander Risotto
Spiced Falafel, with Mascarpone and Sweet and Sour Sultanas
Cranberry Christmas Pudding
with Rum Sauce
Salted Caramel Praline Ice Cream
Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney, Biscuits
Coffee with Mince Pies
Then repair to the lounge and laze.
Supper will be an informal buffet of smoked meats and fish - all very relaxed!
Start gently with full English breakfast.
If you are feeling you'd like to start the car up and stretch your legs, Warwick Castle is open and well worth the trip and there are various gardens and arboretums and so on to visit. Both the GWR Preservation Railway and the Severn Valley Railways are running. We can kit you up with a picnic.
Lunch will be informal and buffet-style.
After lunch, Peter Taylor, our regular irrepressible quiz master will run a fun quiz. Agreeable bottles to be won too!
Time for relaxing, afternoon tea if you 'de like, and then a four course dinner to complete the day.
A slow start and alas, time to prepare for your homeward journey unless you wish to extend your stay and take yet more punishment, if you do you can take advantage of our very special rates!
2013 Rates for 3 nights. Please call for the 2 night packages.
Fourth and subsequent nights £80 per person per night
Fourth and subsequent nights £93per person per night
Fourth and subsequent nights: £105 per person per night
Single Rate - £675,£715, £758 - categories as grouped above
Deposit A non-returnable deposit of £200 per room is payable on reservation with the balance to be paid by 15th November 2013. If payment is not received we reserve the right to attempt to re-let the room.
Cancellation If a room is cancelled for whatever reason, neither the deposit nor, after 15th November 2013, none of the monies will be refunded. Cancellation insurance is recommended to prevent you from being personally liable.
Pets Well behaved pets are welcome in the downstairs rooms of The Pinnacles. No stabling for camels, donkeys, or reindeer - but nose bags can be provided!
Payment Cash, Cheques or Visa Debit preferred, but Mastercard and Amex if nessasary.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel the programme.