Esseborne Manor Hotel is an "attractive manor house" (The AA) in the Hampshire countryside, 15 minutes from Highclere Castle, the filming location of "Downton Abbey". Overnight stays in a Premier Room with a tasting-menu dinner are now less than £78 per person, saving up to 49%on the usual price.
This family-run hotel is set in an "attractive manor house" (Premier Rooms are split between the 19th-century main building and the adjoining courtyard) surrounded by two acres of "well-tended gardens" (The AA Hotel Guide 2019)
You get dinner in the hotel's 2-AA-Rosette restaurant; Gourmet Britain describes its dishes as "beautifully arranged"
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Highclere Castle, the Grade I-listed 17th-century country house where "Downton Abbey" was filmed
You can go on walks in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty -- a 4.5-mile route starts near St Peter's Church in the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant (less than five minutes' drive from the hotel), or you can climb up to the 17th-century Combe Gibbet on top of Gallows Down, near the village of Combe (15 minutes away by car)
Take a tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, where the world-famous gin is produced; it is about 20 minutes' drive away
You can take the Jane Austen Trail around Winchester, which is just over half an hour's drive from the hotel. Stonehenge and Salisbury are about 40 minutes' drive Newbury's Living Rainforest, a tropical greenhouse that's home to over 700 species of plants and animals, is half an hour's drive from the hotel
Overnight accommodation in a Premier Room with a king-size bed and a spa bath, with an 18-hole round of golf at the Hampshire Golf Club (must be pre-booked) and full English breakfast, for two
A 7-course tasting-menu dinner in the 2-AA-Rosette The Courtyard Restaurant (worth £55 per person)
A 20% discount on wine pairing with dinner (payable directly to the hotel)
Tea and scones on arrival (worth £8 per person)
It's £250 for a 2-night stay with the extra night on a B&B basis
Pets can stay for free (one pet per stay), subject to availability on booking Not available on 5, 12, 17-19, 26, 29 October; 9, 29-30 November; 7-8, 13-14, 19-21 December