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Christmas and Boxing Day are suddenly over and you're going up the walls and are ready to get out and about, either to catch some fresh air or totally detox yourself from Christmas Day's binge.
And surprisingly, for quite a few of us, the thought of going and hitting the sales is quite possibly the last thing on our minds.
So, how best do we fill that little lull before we begin those New Years Eve Party celebrations for 2014?
Well the Isle of Wight is the perfect place and a three night Twixmas break at Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel will ensure your Christmas holiday remains a magical one.
Just imagine.......You won't have to worry about entertaining those in-laws, other relatives and friends with their sugar rushed children in your own home.
You can make that perfect retreat to the garden isle with its picture postcard settings at every turn.
Spend hours outdoors enjoying crisp winter walks by the sea as you work off all those Christmas excesses. There are just so many wonderful walks to be had, be it on cliff paths, coastal paths with stunning views and Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel has a roaring log fire waiting for you when you feel ready to come in from the cold.
Not only that but the hotel just happens to be set amongst almost 4 acres of landscaped clifftop gardens perched above the long sandy beach at Shanklin. The cliff steps lead you directly down to the picturesque setting of a winters day beach and is perfect ideal for that romantic stroll on the sandy beach below. And afterwards you will want cuddle up in the Bishops Snug in front of the roaring log fire before enjoying your 3 course dinner in the aptly named Grand View Restaurant.
Indoor and outdoor play areas will keep the kids amused while mum and dad can chill out in the indoor hot tub or keep active in the pool and squash court.
There is no doubt that Christmas on the Isle of Wight is a magical experience for all ages. It doesn´t matter if you´re young, or just young at heart, there is something for everyone here on the Island during the festive season, from decorated town squares, cosy cafés, to relaxing in one of the many warmly lit pubs.
A Twixmas Break at Luccombe Hall includes dinner, bed & breakfast, entertainment for all and a return car ferry travel. £195.00 per person in a Standard En-Suite Room.
Call 01983 869000 to book your room now or visit: Luccombe Hall Hotel Festive Breaks
ISLE OF WIGHT WALKING FESTIVAL BLOG
by Justin Gladdis
With the long nights drawing in and those Christmas treat temptations not too far away now, October is as good a month as any to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
Walking is ideal for all of us, whatever age and fitness levels.
And the Isle of Wight and in particular Luccombe Manor in Shanklin, provide the perfect opportunity for you to sample the fresh air of Autumn in the most gorgeous surroundings.
The 15th Annual Isle of Wight Walking Festival takes place between Friday 25th October - Monday 28th October. Boasting an extensive programme for 2013, there's a lot of great new walks and events. In fact, there are over 250 walks to suit all ages and abilities, with the Isle of Wight being the perfect location for you to don your walking boots. Half of the island is recognised as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you will be spoilt for choice of where to step out first with miles upon miles of well maintained footpaths.
And what about the perfect place to stay during the festival? Well, Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel in Shanklin is set in a stunning location on the cliff tops. You are just 2 minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of Shanklin Old Village, with Luccombe Manor offering more indoor and outdoor facilities than any other Isle of Wight hotel as well having direct access to the sandy shanklin beach below.......perfect if you fancy a crisp walk along the seafront to neighbouring Sandown.
The Appley Restaurant serves that hearty breakfast to fill you up before you set out for your long walk and you won't want to miss out on the fine dining when you return at the end of the day.
If your feet are sore, or your skin needs some TLC, you can really pamper yourself at Utopia Spa, beautifully located in Melville Hall Hotel in Sandown.
You will feel totally refreshed, re-energised, re-invigorated and re-newed as you enjoy a wide range of Spa and Beauty Treatment. Melville Hall boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, Spacuzzi, Sauna and Detox Cabins.
You can select from a wide variety of treatments ranging from indulgent massages and de-toxifying body wraps to beautifying facials and holistic therapies, all professionally designed to help you relax and revitalise.
The success of Isle of Wight Walking Festival is quite remarkable. It has grown from 39 walks in the programme to more than 250.
Walking is a healthy enjoyable activity and an environmentally friendly means of transport, so step out and discover the Island in the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, whilst enjoying your much deserved rest at Luccombe Manor.