HO HO HO! Mills & Boon have a sack full of splendiferous bounty to dole out on the countdown to Christmas. Every day, from December 14th to December 25th we’ll be offering an amazing prize alongside one of our best Christmassy books. Make sure you check into our Facebook page every day to enter. Here’s what’s up for grabs:
Today’s lucky winners will get to ditch the high tech world for the ultimate in glamorous camping in idyllic countryside. A secluded, candlelit canvas cottage await, just for two, with an enormous sleigh bed, roll top bath and wood burning stove, which comes with its own little treehouse and wood burning hot tub. Local supplies can be bought from the farm’s own Cow Shed Stores, including cheese and milk from the delightful goats on the farm.
Start the day collecting freshly laid eggs from the hens and finish by toasting marshmallows over the camp fire. The Dandelion Hideaway is open from to Easter to end October. Contact: Tel 01455 292888
Brogdale is the home of the national fruit collection in Faversham, with more than 4,000 fruit trees for you to walk amongst like a real Mills & Boon couple in love. They’re offering our lucky winner a Brogdale Hanami Picnic (Hanami is the Japanese celebration of Blossom) including a blossom tour of the orchard and a private spread of yumminess in a secluded area.
Sparkling wine, chocolates, savoury treats and various other gifts will all be yours! Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, they really do have quite an incredible sight to see! Their collection holds over 350 flowering cherry varieties with the added bonus of celebrating all the other blossoming fruit trees including Apples, Pears, Apricots and Plums. Imagine the romance!
We’re giving away a copy of Giftwrapped In Her Wedding Dress by Kandy Shepherd and a lovely pampering goody bag to make you feel like a goddess.
Today our lucky winner will be on the way to beautified bliss with a goody bag packed full with top-brand pampering lotions and potions. You’ll smell like a dream and be more than ready for a date with your hot Sheikh or Rake. No need to thank us.
We’re giving away a copy of Proposal At The Winter Ball by Jessica Gilmore and a gorgeous spa afternoon and cream tea for 2 at the Ilsington Country House Spa on Dartmoor.
The charming Ilsington Country House Hotel is offering one lucky Mills and Boon fan and partner the chance to win a luxurious spa day and cream tea. Surrounded by the heather-clad rolling hills of dramatic Dartmoor, the picturesque hotel oozes charm and offers everything needed for a post-Christmas detox.
Escape to the hotel’s gorgeous new spa facility, which features the renowned Spanish Inbeca equipment and offers a hydrotherapy pool plus sauna and steam room all bathed in romantic mood lighting with relaxing music and exquisite aromas. There is also a new Lifefitness gym to burn off the Christmas calories, an indoor swimming pool and poolside shower with a Kubel Dusche for cooling down. For an extra special treat, the winner can add a luxurious spa treatment ranging from back, neck and shoulder massage to an Indian Head massage and reflexology.
After an afternoon of R&R, the winner and guest can enjoy a glass of chilled Champagne in front of the roaring log fire and tuck into a sumptuous Celebration Cream Tea brimming with delicious homemade scones, finger sandwiches and flapjack. For further information visit www.ilsington.co.uk or call 01364 661452
In today’s amazing giveaway, one lucky winner will win a copy of The Little Christmas Kitchen by Jenny Oliver and a lovely goody bag to help you get set for a night in alone or with the ladies, featuring a fondue set, a Royal Doulton sweet dish and a Portmeiron oven glove.
We’re giving away a copy of The Little Shop of Hopes and Dreams by Fiona Harper and a Sheepskin Life Goody bag with a £50 mini-break voucher.
If you love camping but hate things like mud and cold, perhaps a luxury unique glamping experience in Wales, at Red Kite Tree Tent, is more your style? The UK’s first tree tent is an exciting and not to mention romantic place to stay and its clever design has caught the eye of many designers. It was even featured in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
Todays’ prize winner will get a £50 towards a stay at The Tree Tent – enabling you and a loved one to live close to nature and explore the surrounding woodland (or just the local pubs). The ‘Glamping Essentials’ prize one lucky winner will get to enjoy includes a Sheepskin Tote Bag containing a Penderyn Distillery ‘Spirit of Wales’ taster set, a satin eye mask, a lavender scented candle, Myddfai peppermint foot scrub, 2 pairs of flip-flops, a bag of ground coffee, two camping water bottles (with hanging clips) and of course, a £50 voucher redeemable against a stay at the Red Kite Tree Tent!
For newly weds or adventurous couples seeking a risqué 24 hour experience, the luxury Edinburgh city centre hotel, Nira Caledonia, offers a Night of Nudity package with all the ingredients for a kinky night away and it could be yours to enjoy if you win today’s competition.
Designed to encourage couples to let their hair down and reconnect on all levels, the Night of Nudity experience includes a memorable stay in an opulent Jacuzzi Suite, specially equipped with erotic bedside poem books along with a variety of sensual bath oils to set the mood. A contender for Edinburgh’s most romantic suite, this lavish four-room hideaway oozes decadence. A six-foot square Jacuzzi tub, encased in mahogany with twin headrests, takes centre stage in its own room, while a separate seating area features an additional flat-screen television, large sofa, full-size gilt mirror and elegant furniture and fittings.
Couples will also be presented with a goody bag containing a selection of sensual trinkets including a Massage Me massage candle, sensual bath oil, and Totally His soft handcuffs. To encourage relaxation, couples are treated to a joint in-room sensual aromatherapy massage designed to awaken the senses. A bottle of Deutz Rose Champagne and chocolate strawberries will be delivered to the suite to complete the setting. For couples wanting a personalised memento of their risqué break, the suite is equipped with an easel and crayons for a sensual still life drawing. The Night of Nudity experience is available for £400 per person per night. For more information please visit www.niracaledonia.com
Portavadie is the stuff of romantic dreams – a wonderful hideaway location for couples looking to really get away from it all. The retreat, a one bedroom eco-lodge has floor to ceiling windows overlooking Loch Fyne, set apart from the rest of the Portavadie accommodation. Enjoy a breakfast for two on your private deck, copy up in your open-plan living space and read your books by the wood-burning stove, or take a dip in your huge double bath and shower before resting your feet on deliciously soft sheepskin rugs.
Portavadie has also just opened a new loch-side spa including Scandinavian saunas, indoor and outdoor hydro pools, the largest outdoor infinity pool in Scotland and floor to ceiling windows with more of those stunning views – plus a range of luxurious treatments. We can’t wait to send you here (although you must promise to send us a photo!)
We’re giving away a copy of A Mummy To Make Christmas by Susanne Hampton and a Tea & Comfort Kit including a garden lantern, indoor candles, coasters and a tea cosy. These delightful treats will leave you snug as a bug in a rug and easily able to beat those winter blues.
One lucky winner on this day will score a night’s stay for two at the luxury five star Bed and Breakfast at Hever Castle. Hever Castle is one of the most romantic castles in the world, steeped in history. You’ll stay on a five star luxury basis at the Bed and Breakfast, located in the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing, an Edwardian Wing attached to Hever Castle.
It’s been said that Anne Boleyn’s fateful death resulted in her ghost wandering the premises. If you don’t win and you like the sound of relaxing in total luxury and/or partaking in a spot of ghost hunting or conker collecting for the weekend, you can always book yourself into their Valentine’s Dine and Stay deal now… but let’s hope you win, this prize is truly special.
Today we’re giving away a Medical Romance 2-in-1 – Playboy Doc’s Mistletoe Kiss / Her Doctor’s Christmas Proposal by Tina Beckett and Louisa George, plus a night stay for 2 at the Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa in Suffolk on a B&B basis, including the use of the spa.
The 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa in Suffolk (England) is picture-perfect and we can’t wait to send one happy couple there for a night in romantic bliss. One lucky prize winner and their guest will enjoy a one night stay for two sharing a double or twin room including full Suffolk breakfast and a three-course dinner from the à la carte menu in The Swan’s AA two rosette Gallery Restaurant.
You’ll also both have a complimentary two hour session in Weavers’ House Spa with use of the sauna, steam room, outdoor vitality room and relaxation suites. With its half-timbered exterior, ancient oak beams, roaring open fires and cosy nooks for snuggling (and reading in) Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa is a world away from any other place. And don’t forget, The Weaver’s House Spa (with a ‘fantastic’ Five Bubble rating by the Good Spa Guide) has over 30 treatments on offer to rejuvenate your soul. You can’t get more romantic than this!
Today’s prize (our final one) is a copy of His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish and His Christmas Countess by Louise Allen and… a year’s supply of wine from our fabulous sponsor, Naked Wines. Yes, that’s right, a whole year! How good is that?
We love Naked Wines because they operate very differently to the normal wine delivery services. Naked Wines encourage peopel to follow their wine-making dreams by funding talented winemakers and giving them the freedom to make wines the way they want to. Then they help happy wine drinkers (like you and I) to get the best of these wines. Since launching in 2008, their wine “Angels” have helped to invest over £25m in more than 130 winemakers worldwide. Now that’s something worth toasting. Cheers!