A break in a country hotel is an ideal way to ease the pressures of modern life. And when that break means that for every night you stay, another night's accommodation and breakfast is available completely free then the living really is easy.

That's exactly what is available to Independent readers who take advantage of our 2 For 1 promotion.

We have arranged that participating hotels in the MinOtel consortium will provide one night's accommodation plus breakfast free of charge for every night's accomodation plus breakfast that is booked and paid for at the normal rate. Rates are based on a double room so you and your partner could, for instance, take a six-day break in The Highlands and only pay for three nights.

There are more than 100 MinOtel hotels participating in this offer and they are located from Cornwall to the north of Scotland. All hotels offer top-class comfort and service and pride themselves on providing a personal service that many larger establishments cannot match.

You could explore the unspoilt beauty of Northumberland using the Warkworth House Hotel as your base. Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Warkworth, the hotel has preserved all its period charm while offering the highest standards of comfort. A double room costs £72.50 a night - so that means you and your partner can stay for TWO nights for that price.

To qualify for your 2 For 1 break, you must collect FIVE differently numbered tokens from The Independent and send them off with an SAE to receive a 2 For 1 Voucher redeemable at any of the participating hotels. Token 4 is printed today and further tokens will be published tomorrow and Saturday. Throughout this week we are printing a complete list of the participating hotels in England, Scotland and Wales.

When you have collected your five tokens, simply send them off with an SAE to the address printed in the Terms and Conditions. You will be sent an Independent 2 for 1 Voucher and a Confirmation Booking Form. Then simply select a hotel from the lists to be printed, and telephone the hotel to make a reservation, stating clearly that you are an "Independent 2 for 1 Voucher holder". If accomodation is available you can confirm the reservation over the telephone by giving your credit card details and you do not need to send a written confirmation. However, if you do not have a credit card you must send the Confirmation Booking Form together with a personal cheque, made payable to the hotel, to cover the cost of each night's bed and breakfast, at the normal rate, in order to receive a free night for each night's accomodation booked. You must present your voucher on arrival at the hotel.

Using your 2 For 1 Voucher you can have an extended break at a price that will leave you relaxed.