Whether you usually spend
your weekends in athletic pursuits or not, you'll doubtless be glued to the
television for the Olympic games; it's the first time that the games have been
held here since 1948, and of course it's just one of two terrific and historic reasons why Britain
will be the focus of the world's attention this summer.
So, how best to
celebrate the games? Assuming that you haven't got front row seats in the main stadium
to watch Usain Bolt saunter to victory in the 100 metres, it seems a bit
ordinary to sit at home with a TV remote in one hand a cup of tea in the other ...
but here's an idea; why not make it a really special occasion bring your family (and/or sports-mad friends) to
Combermere Abbey for a games-fest?
A number of the Abbey's five star,
self-catering cottages are available between August 6 and 10, including our
largest, which has a dining room that can seat 22 guests. Click here and you
can see photographs of the cottages and read everything you need to know (this demon offer is only available if you book online).
You can relax in luxury
and just watch the games, or of course you can start your own mini Olympics in the
Abbey grounds. You don't need to only play sports approved by the Olympic
committee - why not make up your own? Throwing wellies, long distance champagne
cork popping, or synchronised daisy chain making? There's currently a terrific
four nights for the price of three offer available, with a free breakfast
hamper full of delicious local produce.
You can probably make your own laurel
leaves, but no, I'm afraid that neither gold, silver or bronze medals are not part
of the deal. But then it is all about the glory of taking part, isn't it? Not
just the winning. Hmmm, try telling Usain Bolt that.