With the crackle and aroma of open fires, the scent of pine needles, mulled wine and mince pies….opulent staircases, polished wooden corridors… and a choice of luxury bedrooms… what better way is there to celebrate Christmas?
Relaxation is at the heart of your stay. Although there is an itinerary, you’ll find no regimen to adhere to. Between the sumptuous cuisine and wines we have to offer, if you feel energetic over the break, there are plenty of activities you may wish to pursue.
Perhaps a stroll around the lakes – one of which has its very own Grade I listed 12th Century Church, and the other a beautifully restored Grade II* listed Palladium Boathouse. For the keen angler, the lakes are well stocked with fish. The Estate also boasts an 18 hole 72 par Golf Course.
If you wish to explore further afield, the beautiful Georgian City of Bath or the Cathedral City of Wells are a short distance away. Jump Racing at Wincanton is also a traditional destination on Boxing Day.
But then again… you could just pull up a comfortable chair next to a roaring log fire and dive into that book you promised yourself… whatever your heart’s desire…
With the option to stay for two or three nights, this package includes a luxurious room within the main house for the duration of your stay, as well as all meals and unlimited tea & coffee.
Christmas Eve – Main House Guests
2.00pm onwards: Guests will be greeted on arrival with a glass of Bucks Fizz.
4.00pm – Afternoon Tea will be served.
7.00pm – Pre-dinner drinks
8.00pm – Christmas Eve Two Course Dinner will be served at 8pm, followed by The Orchardleigh Christmas Quiz in the Ballroom.
Christmas Day – Main House Guests
9.00-10.00am – Traditional Somerset Breakfast with Bucks Fizz.
11am– Arrival of Father Christmas by helicopter. Parents are encouraged to give their presents to the Pilot.
1pm – Traditional 5 Course Christmas Day Luncheon. The Queen’s Speech will be shown during lunch
7.00pm – Pre-dinner drinks
8.00pm – On Christmas evening the choice is yours - join us for Music and Dancing or spend the evening relaxing in with a board game or two! An impressive Buffet will be served at 8pm.
Boxing Day – Main House Guests
9.00-10.00am – Traditional Somerset Breakfast and depart at your leisure (Two-night package ends here).
1.00pm – Buffet Lunch or Hampers can be provided if you are partaking in activities away from the House.
6:30pm – Dinner will be served at 6:30pm in The Ball Room
27th December – Main House Guests
9.00-10.00am – Traditional Somerset Breakfast… …depart by 11am.
Arriving from 2pm on Christmas Eve, you will be greeted at the Main House and given the keys to your private Estate cottage. With the option to stay for two or three nights, this package includes private accommodation in one of our cosy self-catering cottages and use of the evening entertainment and bar within the main house throughout your stay.
Should you wish to join in the celebrations, you can of course select to add catering at the main house for the duration of the stay or on specific days. Catering requirements must be confirmed at time of booking. Please enquire for further information and prices.
To book your magical Christmas break at Orchardleigh or for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01373 472550.