AUTUMN is when the nights start to draw in and the woolly jumpers start to come out. It's the time for slow cooked stews, getting cosy and taking long walks whilst crunching leaves underfoot. It's also a fair few weeks until Christmas, so is the perfect opportunity to fit in an indulgent short break before the festive season.

Time to fit in an indulgent short break before the festive season

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, near Knutsford, is only a 30 minute drive away from Manchester City Centre, yet is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the Cheshire countryside. This luxurious hotel incorporates a Championship golf course, award winning spa facilities and a choice of three restaurants, including 'Browns', which has been awarded 2AA rosettes.

For a limited time only, they are offering a number of special autumn packages ranging from family stays, indulgent spa days, short breaks, afternoon teas and a delicious seasonal Sunday lunch.


Give yourself an autumnal glow with a Sweet Indulgence Spa Day. Rich in luxurious cocoa butter, these chocolate themed beauty treatments allow you to spoil yourself without the calories. This whole day package costs £99 and includes a chocolate orange body wrap, relaxing scalp massage and full chocolate body moisturisation as well as use of the spa facilities and a 2 course lunch in the spa lounge and bar. They will even give each person a special body cream gift to take home.

The Mere is also offering a special discounted rate of £149 for 2 people for Sunday night stays. This New Week New You package includes dinner, bed and breakfast, cream tea and a glass of prosecco on arrival and 10% off pre booked spa treatments.

If you would prefer a 2 night family stay, you can take advantage of the special rate of £255 (based on 2 people and 1 child sharing a Club room) which includes dinner on your first night, bed and breakfast and discounted tickets to local attractions. These offers are available until the end of November 2014.

If you are looking for a short country drive towards a delicious Sunday lunch, you can enjoy three delicious seasonal courses in 2AA rosette restaurant Browns for only £18.95, (Children £9.95 ) accompanied by the soothing sounds of their resident pianist.

Other special offers at The Mere include golf days and indulgent afternoon teas. To find out more, call them on 0161 410 0127 quoting Manchester Confidential. You can also visit their website to find the best package for you to enjoy a bit of luxury not so far away from home.

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