As we count down the days to the Christmas period and the end of 2008, make yourself feel like a prince or princess with a lavish end-of-year escape. This week's newsletter highlights the high life of country pleasures that can be had from some of the most refined country estates around the UK and Ireland.
Escape the stress and hype of the city to your very own idyllic and historic mansion, surrounded by breathtaking woodlands, rivers, lakes, mountains and more. Mark the festive season and recharge your batteries for the year ahead with some quintessential country pursuits, be it a spot of golf, clay pigeon shooting or horse-riding. Stroll through the serene countryside and stunning manicured gardens, or simply curl up with a nice book by the crackling fire.
From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands there are tonnes of Best Loved deals on wonderful Winter escapes.