From castles brimming with northern charm to seafront lodges sitting along the southern coast, you’ll find the PoB Hotels collection offers the finest independent hotels dotted all over the British Isles.

Experience slow travel with PoB Breaks, a series of immersive journeys. This is your invitation to discover the British Isles like never before; connect with local people, culture, and food at your own pace.

The Romance and Restoration break is the ideal break for someone who appreciates the great outdoors but also wants some restorative time in the spa. There are quirky villages to discover along the way so could be a fun trip for the whole family.

This mini break starts near Peterborough, set off on a countryside walk to the stunning Burghley House, where captivating architecture and meticulously landscaped gardens provide a magical setting. Then head to Peterborough Cathedral, known for its imposing 12th-century, early English gothic style.

Great British Life: A room at Haycock Manor (c) Shane FinA room at Haycock Manor (c) Shane Fin

Stay at Haycock Manor, a 16th-century building that has recently been renovated and enjoy a five-course tasting menu in the Provost restaurant.

After breakfast, head southeast, where you wander through the charming village of Dedham, with its quaint cottages and historic buildings that exude irresistible old-world charm. Explore the art galleries and boutiques, discovering hidden treasures and unique crafts. Dedham Vale is also great for canoeing or paddle boarding. In the evening, enjoy a sunset river cruise along the tranquil River Colne with breath-taking views for magical memories in the making.

Great British Life: Talbooth House, DedhamTalbooth House, Dedham

Stay in one of the 12 individually designed bedrooms at Talbooth House and spend some time in the ultra-relaxing spa before enjoying a three-course dinner in the award-winning riverside restaurant.


The Romance and Restoration mini break includes:

• One night’s accommodation and breakfast at Haycock Manor

• Five-course tasting menu in Provost

• One night’s accommodation and breakfast at Talbooth House

• Three-course dinner at the Riverside restaurant

To enter, fill in your details with your answer in the link before September 15, 2023.

Terms and conditions: Sunday to Thursday nights, subject to availability and excluding Christmas and New Year period. Prize to be taken before September 30, 2024. Closing date Friday, September 15, 2023.

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