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Christmas in Berkshire 2015 

Exclusive - 4* Donnington Valley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort in Newbury, Berkshire.

We genuinely believe this package to be the most luxurious and value for money UK Christmas break for single people.

All meals and events are held in private function rooms - exclusive to Friendship Travel. The hotel is set in the beautiful countryside of Royal Berkshire and surrounded by its own golf course. Your host will ensure a welcoming arrival and look after you during this 3 or 4 day 'house party' break. The hotel has 110 rooms in total, 44 standard, 62 executive double rooms and 4 suites. These offered added space and facilities to enjoy during your stay.

Christmas 2015 - Enhanced meals and entertainment

This Christmas break gets better every year, with more people choosing to enjoy Christmas the Friendship way - so please book early. Good food, fine wine and festive frolics are the order of the day - but nothing is forced, and our luxurious 4 * hotel has plenty of space and facilities to ensure that you can step back and chill out when you wish. 2015 is the eleventh year Friendship Travel has used this hotel and normally we have at least 85% of the rooms - making this a great Singles Christmas House-Party.

The hotel is 1 hour from Heathrow airport, Junction 13 on the M4 motorway or 5 minutes from Newbury train station.

This break begins on Christmas Eve - Thursday 24 December 2015.

Guests can arrive at the hotel from 2 pm onwards so if you would like to play golf or enjoy a spa treatment pre book these in advance. Sandwiches, Tea and coffee will be served from 3.00 to 4.30 pm - included in the price of course! Afterwards relax in the hotel bar and meet other guests or take a stroll in the surrounding area. Interested in Golf ?? - We have a mini tournament this afternoon, so let us know when you book.

Before our evening meal you can enjoy an included welcome drink (bucks fizz or mulled wine). Dinner will have a seasonal warmth to it and all courses will be served to you at the table with a half bottle of wine included. Entertainment this evening is a visiting 20 piece choir, followed by a disco afterwards.

There will be an optional visit to the local Church for midnight service.

Happy Christmas! - At the biggest and best luxury Singles UK Christmas event in 2015

On Christmas Day enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then take a stroll to Donnington Castle on an escorted walk with your hosts or simply relax in the hotel. A light buffet lunch meal is provided with tea or coffee.

Then Dinner is served! A traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings' is accompanied by a 1/2 bottle per person of appropriate wines and followed by a Quiz in the hotel bar.

A games room with Wii and board games is set up in the Calverley Suite. 

On Boxing Day (Saturday)

After a leisurely breakfast visit one of the sights nearby. A walk in the local countryside, Ten Pin Bowling (payable locally) or a great book by the fire! A light buffet lunch will be served. In the evening we have our formal Black Tie dinner dance with luxury 4 course meal, 1/2 bottle of wine, followed by a disco until 1am.

During the break there will be opportunities to play golf, use the gym and spa, visit the shops in Newbury, try your hand at the local ten pin bowling alley or simply take a stroll to the local village pub (all payable locally).

Donnington Valley will be proud to offer their guests unique facilities at their Health Club and Spa. Boasting an 18m lap pool, a large Jacuzzi, a sauna, steam and aromatherapy room, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a dance studio and six treatment suites, the Health Club Spa will help to make Donnington Valley 'The New Destination' in the Thames Valley. The facilities will all be open over the festive period. Guests are recommended to book Spa treatments in advance.


On Sunday 27th December 2015

Guests staying for 3 nights depart after Breakfast on Sunday 27 December 2015. If you wish to stay 4 nights it is available departing on Monday 28 December 2015. The extra night will be on bed and breakfast basis and your hosts will suggest options for dinner.

After a leisurely breakfast take a trip with your hosts by train to Reading where you will find a wealth of shops, restaurants and activities to pass the afternoon. In the evening join you're everyone in the bar before dinner (included but not wine). After breakfast on Monday 28th December 2015 you can depart at your leisure.

2015 - Prices are based on accommodation in a standard room on full board with wines included at dinner (24 and 26 December) and with your Christmas day lunch.  All entertainment as stated above is included unless stated otherwise. .

For details of our Black Tie New Year's Eve Ball's - Click Here


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Price table – 2015 prices in £ sterling

Departing onDouble for Sole OccupancyPrice 
24 December 2015  3 Nights / 4 Days 560
24 December 2015  4 Nights / 5 Days 725
26 December 2015  1 Night Black Tie Ball 180
26 December 2015  Black Tie Ball Only  75
Extra nights Per night on B&B Basis  105

The executive rooms (larger more luxury rooms with robes and slippers included, plus more) have a supplement of £17 per night. The suites (best rooms at the hotel) have a supplement of £37 per night.

The hotel golf course is 5 minute's walk from the hotel and residents received discounted green fees for the course. On Christmas Day you can play the course for free.

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