Issued on behalf of: Hodsock Priory
Date: 30th January 2011
FORGET HEARTS AND FLOWERS – CHOOSE SNOWDROPS AND ROMANCE
THIS VALENTINE‟S DAY!
There is nothing like the first sign of spring or a little romance to lift your spirits and
chase away those winter blues! This year why not combine the two with a visit to the
picturesque annual Snowdrop spectacular at Hodsock Priory, located near Blyth,
The 800 acre estate opened for Snowdrops just a few days ago and has already
been overwhelmed by the visitors that have decided to discover this delightful corner
of England‟s green and pleasant land.
“Hodsock Priory has become a firm favourite for snowdrop visitors and wedding
ceremonies and celebrations over the last few years with many couples holding it
very dear to their hearts,” commented George Buchanan ninth generation resident
and General Manager Hodsock Priory. “They make return visits during Snowdrops
each year, particularly around Valentines Day, to reminisce as they explore the
gardens and enjoy afternoon tea in the Priory.”
For the first time this year anyone wishing to treat a loved one to a particularly
special Valentine‟s Break can stay at the newly created „The Courtyard at Hodsock‟
– a stylish development of the old dairy which now hosts ten luxury self catering
suites. The special Valentine‟s package (available between 12th–14th February)
includes one night‟s accommodation, a luxury hamper, entry to Snowdrops,
afternoon tea and a delicious home cooked breakfast. It‟s a great choice to treat
someone special or the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine‟s Day proposal!
“Hodsock, and its Snowdrops, is an incredibly romantic setting, and even if the
budget doesn‟t stretch to an overnight stay why not pay us a visit anyway,” said
George. “Our vast gardens will allow a little privacy and, when you have meandered
through our wonderful snowdrops, you can enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon
tea at our tea room located in the Priory.”
Families – for those who want to celebrate Valentines‟ Day with their little ones - can
also enjoy the Snowdrops with a fun treasure trail to keep children of all ages
amused and, the chance to enter into a competition to win £100 worth of chocolate
courtesy of The Chocolate Kitchen in Retford!
Snowdrops 2011 is open between 5th February and 6th March, 10am – 4pm. Visit
www.snowdrops.co.uk for more information.
The Courtyard at Hodsock is available for short breaks throughout Snowdrops
season and the rest of the year. Rooms can be viewed at www.hodsockpriory.com
and can be booked by either calling Lindsay Jones on 07790 020 242 or emailing
Weddings at Hodsock allow couples exclusivity to enjoy the splendour and privacy of
the estate and gardens. Further details can be found by visiting
www.hodsockpriory.com or by emailing email@example.com.
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Hodsock Priory is a privately owned 800 acre estate located close to the
borders of South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire. It has currently
occupied and managed by the 9th generation of the resident Buchanan family.
It is famous for The Hodsock Snowdrops each February when the public are
invited to witness the beautiful, picturesque setting of Hodsock.
Press Information from:
Jeremy Cooper/Helen Dillon-Pearson
Flourish Marketing & PR
t. 07889 799070