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Dear Best Loved Member
Wednesday, 15th April 2009

April showers, as they say, bring May flowers - but if that's not enough to keep you smiling through the rain, why not enjoy a pampering country house getaway that's certain to lift your spirits?

Read on to find eight Best Loved country houses that are just perfect for a midweek getaway, a weekend break or a longer spring fling. Luxurious dining, beautiful countryside for a ramble, and all the outdoor sporting pleasures are on the cards - all the more reason to take a look for your own Best Loved spring fling or summer escape.

Best wishes,

Jeffrey Epstein

Interactive Map 1 Crosby Lodge 2 Cedar Manor 3 Jesmond Dene 4 Buckland-Tout-Saints 5 Langrish House 6 Carrygerry Country House 7 Gregans Castle 8 Grovefield House

Balmer Lawn, a family-run country house hotel right in the heart of The New Forest National Park, has recently been awarded a much-deserved 4-star rating from the AA. And with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from only £80 per person this spring and summer, now is the perfect time to experience Balmer Lawn's luxury for yourself.

In order to celebrate its new 4-star status Balmer Lawn is giving Best Loved e-newsletter readers the chance to win 2 FREE night's Bed & Breakfast for two at the hotel. Click here to enter the prize draw.

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Cumbria and Northumberland
Cumbria   The north of England, from the breathtaking fells of the Lake District, across the Eden Valley and Hadrians Wall to Newcastle and the castles of the dramatic Northumberland coast, is one of the most scenic and historic areas in all the British Isles. Use of our map search to find the right accommodation for you.
1 Crosby Lodge - Cumbria
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Cumbrian Classic Traditional & historic country house outside Carlisle with magnificent food & wine selection. Weekend Dinner B&B from £97.50pppn. More>>
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2 Cedar Manor - Cumbria
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Wonderful Windermere
Peaceful & secluded Lake Winderemere country house set in beautiful gardens. 7 nights Dinner B&B for the price of 6. More>>
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3 Jesmond Dene - Newcastle upon Tyne
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Terrific Tyneside Stylish manor house with renowned food and country atmosphere, yet only 5 min from Newcastle's city centre. B&B from £99pp or DBB from £141pp. More>>
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Historic Country Houses
4 Buckland-Tout-Saints - Devon
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Delicious Devon Historic manor house in Devon's lovely South Hams. Romantic break with B&B, champagne, chocolates, dinner & afternoon tea from £125pp. More>>
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5 Langrish House - Hampshire
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Historic Hampshire Lovely family-owned country house with the 2 AA Rosette restaurant & beautiful views of the extensive grounds. B&B from only £58pppn. More>>
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Scenic County Clare
6 Carrygerry Country House - Co Clare
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Co Clare Classic Tranquil Old World Shannon country house only 10 min from Shannon Airport, yet totally secluded. Dinner B&B from €105pp. More>>
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7 Gregans Castle - Co Clare
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Beautiful Burren
Luxurious haven in the unspolit Burren. 2 night break with 6 course dinner on 1 night & half day guided walking tour of the Burren from €199pp. More>>
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Near London
Near London   Stretching out just to the west of London, the Thames Valley is within striking distance of the city, but retains its historic pastoral character. Visit Windsor Castle and Eton, charming towns such as Henley-on-Thames and Cookham, splendid Cliveden and the calm beauty of The Chilterns and Vale of the White Horse.
8 Grovefield House - Buckinghamshire
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Bucks Beauty Luxurious country manor in 7 acres of grounds, with great food, only a short drive from Windsor. Dinner B&B from only £59.50pp. More>>
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