It’s the celebration that mums everywhere look forward to. And if you are still searching for the perfect place to whisk her away to this Mother’s Day, we have five suggestions that should definitely fit the bill.
The Ritz, London
The Ritz has created a very special Afternoon Tea designed to pamper, indulge and spoil. Relax and enjoy a blissful afternoon together over a glass of rosé champagne and an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, mouth-watering French pastries and warm scones with rich strawberry preserve and lashings of Cornish clotted cream, and of course your choice of 18 varieties of loose-leaf tea. The Ritz London is the only hotel in the UK to have a certified Tea Sommelier, Giandomenico Scanu, who travels the world to source its wonderful teas. Priced from £90 per person, Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea would not be complete without an exclusive Ritz gift for the woman of the hour to take home with her.
Lainston House, Sparsholt, Winchester
Tucked away in 63 acres of rural Hampshire countryside, 17th century Lainston House is the perfect escape for Mother’s Day this year. On Thursday 24th March, the hotel is holding an exclusive florist workshop hosted by two local florists, followed by a luxury afternoon tea, all for £99 per person. For additional Mother’s Day activities, Lainston House also offers one-on-one cookery classes at the renowned Season Cookery School where guests can forage for fresh, home-grown ingredients in the property’s extensive kitchen garden. To make your stay more special, why not book a night (or two) at the hotel from just £245 per person, including breakfast? That will give your mother plenty of time to luxuriate in one of this property’s individually designed suites and bedrooms with their four poster beds, rain bar showers, roll-top or spa baths and panoramic views of the landscape.
Lympstone Manor, Exmouth
This Mother’s Day, Lympstone Manor is helping spoil well-deserving mums with a beautiful meal at the Manor, enabling them to indulge in a stunning Michael Caines’ tasting menu with a glass of champagne. Expect delicacies of the calibre of cured Brixham mackerel with red pepper consommé, chicken & morel mousseline with black truffle and roasted squab pigeon with pomegranate molasses & madeira jus. This unmissable experience starts from £95 per person. Nightly rates in the main house are available from £360 per night including breakfast and based on two sharing.
Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale
On the foothills of the rugged Yorkshire Dales, Hipping Hall offers a delicious taste of the countryside as a gift to nature-loving mothers this March. Treat mum to an all-inclusive hospitality experience featuring a thoughtfully produced menu by the hotel’s talented head chef Peter Howarth, a blissful night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast on the morning of your departure. The Stay & Dine package will allow thankful sons and daughters to treat their loved one to either an eight- or four-course tasting menu, featuring exciting twists on seasonal fare, from native lobster with sesame, red pepper & caviar to Eshton Herdwick lamb with haslet & hotpot. Rates for this package start from £608 for a Cosy Room. Prices are based on two people for two nights in one of 15 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Saturday nights attract a £50 surcharge.
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Cornwall
Give the gift of relaxation this Mother’s Day at this multi award-winning hotel & spa with its stunning ocean views across the Atlantic, as well as North Cornwall’s breath-taking coastline. Whether it’s a soothing massage, sensory spa garden experience or Cornish afternoon tea, nothing says thank you like the gift of time spent together. Restful stays, holistic spa treatments and fine Cornish food combine to make this the ultimate Mother’s Day present. Prices of Bedruthan spa vouchers start from just £20 and rates from £165 on a B&B basis.