As the leaves fall to the ground, the first frosts appear and squirrels scramble to stock up for winter, it doesn't mean you have to go into hibernation. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of last minute autumn deals on great getaways across the UK and Ireland. It is also an ideal moment to get ahead of the pack and start planning your Christmas or New Year's Eve celebrations and winter holidays.
Busier even than the squirrels, my Best Loved team has worked very hard this week to find a selection of special offers and ideas for you take in the beauty of the countryside at this serene time of year. From Scotland to Snowdonia, check out one of our grand, opulent manors surrounded by stunning grounds or peaceful hideaways and country houses.
And if you really want to beat those crowds, have a look at one of our many midweek offers and see how much more you can save - for doing your Christmas shopping, of course!