British Gas SwimBritain Open Water Event at nearby Blenheim Palace: 2014

During The British Gas SwimBritain Open Water Event at nearby Blenheim Palace, The Holt Hotel is offering participants, competitors and visitors the following guaranteed accommodation rates for Friday 05, Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 September 2014:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £94.00
executive single: from £84.00
family room (four persons): from £134.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free cctv monitored car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace. Please click here for our location details.

To find out more information on British Gas SwimBritain Open Water Event, please click here.

To register for British Gas SwimBritain Open Water Event, please click here. For a ‘taste’ of what’s involved, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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Giffords Circus’ shows at nearby Blenheim Palace: 2014

During Giffords Circus’ shows at nearby Blenheim Palace, The Holt Hotel is offering visitors the following guaranteed rates for Sunday 08 through Monday 16 June 2014:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £84.00
superior double/twin room (two people): from £94.00
executive single room: from £74.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace. Please click here for our location details.

To learn more about Giffords Circus, please click here.

To book your places at Giffords Circus’ Blenheim Palace Shows, please click here.

For a ‘taste’ of Giffords Circus’ shows, please click here.

To see what’s on at Blenheim Palace, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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A Great Estate at War – Land, Sea and Air: exhibition at nearby Blenheim Palace

extended until 01 July 2014

To celebrate the centenary year of World War One, nearby Blenheim Palace is staging a fascinating and interactive WWI exhibition ‘A Great Estate at War – Land, Sea and Air’ exploring the stories behind the family members and workers on the Blenheim Estate. The exhibition will be held from 15th February – 1st July 2014. Step back to a time fraught with conflict and hear stories of bravery and comradery from the front line and how morale was kept high in times of darkness. A brilliant addition to this part of the exhibition is an original prop propeller from a Sopwith Camel.

Learn of Winston Churchill’s early endeavours in the field of battle and read stories about how the ladies of Blenheim contributed to the war effort with sheer determination and the impact the war had on not only the estate but also the surrounding communities.

The stories of the war across land, sea and air are be brought to life with a fascinating display of original props, scale models, life size replica trench, costumed characters, merchandise, video, and an incredible display of original paintings. It will bring to light a time in which many amazing people did outstanding and courageous things, and will provide an incredible insight from which everyone will enjoy and learn.

During ‘A Great Estate at War – Land, Sea and Air’ exhibition, The Holt Hotel offers visitors the following guaranteed accommodation rates from Friday 14 through Monday 21 April 2014:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £74.00
executive single: from £59.00
Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free cctv monitored car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace.

For more information on ‘A Great Estate at War – Land, Sea and Air’ exhibition, please click here. To buy tickets for The Blenheim Palace, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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The Chipping Norton Literary Festival: April 2014

The Chipping Norton Literary Festival takes place between Thursday 24 and Sunday 27 April 2014.

The popular and celebrity-laden Cotswold town of Chipping Norton is gearing up for what has become a refreshing take on the plethora of literary festivals.  The third Chipping Norton Literary Festival (ChipLitFest) is set for April 24th – 27th 2014 and already there is a superb line-up of authors and engaging talks.

India Knight is a Sunday Times columnist and a novelist for Penguin Books.

Joanna Trollope, author of seventeen bestselling novels attended the first ChipLitFest in 2012 and is back to speak about her upcoming book, Balancing Act, which tells the story of a successful female-run family business in Stoke-on-Trent.

Emma Bridgewater founded in 1985 the hugely popular and highly collectible British ceramics firm of her own name.

Kate Adie was the BBC’s chief correspondent from 1989 and one of the best-known faces on British television, reporting from war zones around the world.

Nicci French is the joint name of two writers, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, a married couple with the unique arrangement of being one writer, and two minds!

Tim Harford, is a senior columnist with the Financial Times.

Alan Johnson started his career as a postman and went on to become the youngest General Secretary in the history of the Union of Communication Workers.

Korky Paul, who began scribbling cartoons from an early age, went on to become an award-winning illustrator.

Also confirmed for the festival are Rachel Joyce,author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project; and Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Nick Gargan.

The very popular workshops on writing and getting published will continue and there will be discussion panels, performance events, poetry and an outstanding, and affordable,children’s programme.

Last year’s successful Festival included Julian Fellowes, Lionel Shriver, Fern Britton and Tracy Chevalier.  This outstanding event is drawing visitors both locally, from London, and around the country.

Full details of the line-up for 2014 will be available on www.chiplitfest.com and tickets will be available soon from the Theatre box office. Please click onto tickets or call 01608 642350.

During the productions and events at Chipping Norton Literary Festival, The Holt Hotel is offering visitors and participants the following guaranteed rates for accommodation from Wednesday 23 through Sunday 27 April 2014:

executive single: £74.00
standard double/twin room (two people): £84.00
superior double/twin room (two people): £94.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20% and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under twelve miles easy drive to Chipping Norton. Please click here for our location details.

To find out more about ChipLitFest events, please click here.

To book tickets at ChipLitFest, please click here.

To learn more about ChipLitFest, please click here.

For a ‘taste’ of ChipLitFest, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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Bridge Club Away Weekends

Does your Bridge Club go away for weekends? Through until 31 March 2014,The Holt Hotel is offering visitors the following suggested programme and rates for Bridge Club Weekends:

Friday
afternoon:
18.30hrs:
20.00hrs:
guests arrive.
three course table d’hôte dinner
bridge session: tea, coffee and biscuits available
accommodation
Saturday
full English breakfast:
am:
lunch:
afternoon at leisure:

18.30hrs:
20.00hrs:

complimentary
morning bridge session: tea, coffee and biscuits available
own arrangements for lunch
local attractions include Bicester Village Outlet Shopping, Blenheim Palace and The Oxfordshire Cotswolds
dinner as before
evening bridge session: tea, coffee and biscuits available
accommodation
Sunday
full English breakfast:
am:

after lunch:
afternoon:

complimentary
morning bridge session: tea, coffee and biscuits available three course hot and cold carvery buffet
prize giving
guests depart after prize giving

The above programme (except items in italics) are included in the special 2013/14 rate of:

per person sharing standard double/twin room: from £147.80
per person in single occupancy room: from £194.00
All rates are inclusive of VAT at 20%: should the rate of VAT change, these changes will be passed to the organizing Club. Rates subject to availability at time of booking.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuitebedrooms, award winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free cctv monitored car parking. Please click here for our location details.

To book your Club’s stay at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please contact the Sales Office on 01869 340259: sales@holthotel.co.uk. We will happily make a tailor made quotation for your Club’s specific needs and programme.

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The Battle Proms Concert 2014 at nearby Blenheim Palace

During The Battle Proms Concert at nearby Blenheim Palace, The Holt Hotel is offering visitors the following guaranteed accommodation rates for Friday 11 through Sunday 13 July 2014:

family room (four persons): from £134.00
executive single room: from £84.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night and are subject to availability.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and and extensive free car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace. Please click here for our location details.

To book your advanced tickets for The Battle Proms Concert, please click here.

To learn more about The Battle Proms Concert, please click here. To have a ‘taste’ of The Battle Proms Concert, please click here.

To see what’s on at Blenheim Palace, please click here

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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The 2014 CLA Game Fair at nearby Blenheim Palace

During The 2014 CLA Game Fair at nearby Blenheim Palace, The Holt Hotel is offering exhibitors, visitors and participants the following rates from Thursday 17 through Sunday 20 July 2014:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £129.00
superior double/twin (two people): from £139.00
family room (sleeps four persons): from £149.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary breakfast and are per room per night. Bookings for Saturday 19 July 2014 during The CLA Game Fair 2014 must be a minimum of two nights – Friday 18 and Saturday 19 or Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014. Rates are subject to any subsequent VAT increase.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under six miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here or contact The Holt Hotel on 01869 340259: info@holthotel.co.uk.

Looking for a venue to entertain and present to your clients away from your competitors? Try The Holt Hotel’s private dining and banqueting suites. For function bookings, please contact the hotel’s Sales Office on 01869 340259: sales@holthotel.co.uk.

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The Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014

During The Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2014, The Holt Hotel offers the following guaranteed accommodation rates from Thursday 19 through Sunday 22 June 2014 for participants, exhibitors and visitors:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £84.00
executive single: from £74.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace.

Discover a world of horticultural excellence at The Blenheim Palace Flower Show. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent that the UK has to offer alongside an extensive array of garden retail products. The Show is a celebration of British lifestyle and our great outdoors. You will be inspired with show gardens, home grown plants and sundries with delicious food & drink. Visitors also receive FREE entry to the stunning Palace Parks & Grounds.

Looking for a complete garden makeover? Speak to the experts at the show – from landscapers and designers to grow your own specialists. Horticultural Shopping – plants, garden furniture, garden buildings, cutting edge sculptures and water features are all on offer at The Blenheim Palace Flower Show.

For more information on The Blenheim Palace Flower Show, please click here. To buy tickets for The Blenheim Palace Flower Show, please click here. For a ‘taste’ of Blenheim Palace Flower Show, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2014

During the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2014, The Holt Hotel is offering exhibitors, competitors and visitors the following guaranteed accommodation rates for Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2013:

standard double/twin room (two people): from £94.00
executive single: from £84.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free cctv monitored car parking and is just under seven miles easy drive south west to Blenheim Palace. Please click here for our location details.

To book your tickets for the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, or for more information on the horse trials, please click here.

For more information or to book tickets for Blenheim Palace please click here.

For a ‘taste’ of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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A Day in the Country: A Night at The Holt

The papers are full of encouragement – “…UK recovery gaining momentum”…”UK recovery on stronger ground” … “UK’s recovery looks even stronger than thought” so why not prepare your team to make the most of it by holding a team away day.

A Day in the Country has provided award winning Corporate Hospitality, Activity Days and Team Building Days for over two decades. As a family-run business, A Day in the Country offers a very personal and specialised service to clients and its Directors have a wealth of experience as Event Managers. A Day in the Country prides itself on being able to organise any event to suit precise requirements and is renowned for its standards of service and attention to the smallest detail.

Activities include:

Rage Buggies
Hovercraft driving
Field Archery
Ferret Racing and Dog Agility
Air Pistol Shooting
Sheep Dog Handling and Duck Herding
4×4 Land Rover Driving
Segway Driving
Sheep Shearing
High & Low Ropes Course
Raft Building
Go-Kart Team Challenge
Team Building Exercises
Treasure Hunts
Fly Fishing for Trout
Tractor Driving
Wacky Racers
Powerturns
Rock Climb Wall
Falconry

To enquire about events at A Day in the Country, please contact 01869 810823:
mail@adayinthecountry.co.uk or see www.adayinthecountry.co.uk:

Following or before your teambuilding event, the nearby Holt Hotel offers the following guaranteed corporate accommodation rates for events held at A Day in the Country:

per person sharing standard double/twin room from £59.40
per person single occupancy in a standard room: from £82.80

Room rates include VAT at 20%, complimentary full English breakfast, three course, three choice table d’hôte dinner and are per person per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedroomsaward winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under nine miles easy drive to A Day in the Country.

Taxis and coaches can be booked by prior arrangement.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please contact the Sales Office 01869 340259: sales@holthotel.co.uk.

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