Want to feel like you’ve escaped to a cosy country house hotel but are still located in the heart of the city then why not plan a getaway minibreak to Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle this Winter.

The 40-bedroom boutique hotel, overlooks the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, the famous green lung of Newcastle, and is just five minutes’ drive from Newcastle city centre. The privately owned boutique hotel combines the rich and handsome features of an Arts and Crafts house with a warm and relaxed contemporary style. This North-East bolt hole opened in September 2005 after an 18-month conversion of the 19th-century, Grade ll-Listed building. It won AA Hotel of the Year 2008-09 and the three-AA-rosette Restaurant has been nominated as one of the best restaurants outside London.

Take in the picturesque surroundings of Jesmond Dene or have a trip into the city centre to do some Christmas shopping before returning for some gorgeous locally produced food in sumptuous surroundings.

Perhaps choose to dine by the fire within the snug cosy Billiard Room or enjoy the sunny Cocktail Bar looking out into the garden, or for a livelier ambience, join in the frivolities in the main dining room!

Winter really is the perfect time of year to cosy up at Jesmond Dene House as the bedrooms make a stay at this beautiful hotel really worthwhile. They are each individually designed with their own character and include some traditional fireplaces or bay windows overlooking Jesmond Dene.

Stay snug and warm with a hot chocolate or visit the bar for a warming tipple before bed. The hotel serves Afternoon Tea daily but for an extra special treat on selected Sundays in December guests can enjoy festive tea served in the Great Hall with seasonal live music and champagne and such treats as Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing sandwiches, Mulled Pear and Cinnamon Cheesecake Sundae and Cranberry and White Chocolate Macaroons.

Price £38 per person

Jesmond Dene House are offering guests a December overnight stay with a three-course dinner from their festive menu with a fabulous Full English breakfast to enjoy the following morning.

Starting from £182 per couple in a Classic room, (excludes 25th and 31st).