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Win a two-night country house break

Save up to 70% on luxury travel with Secret Escapes

This competition is now closed.

Even the best luxury and boutique hotels have rooms they want to fill, and Secret Escapes make sure that their members get the best deals. It’s absolutely free to subscribe, and, once you do, you’ll be able to snap up deal which save you up to 70%.

One example of what’s currently on offer is a two night break at the Lainston House Hotel. Just two miles north-west of the ancient cathedral city of Winchester, Lainston House Hotel is a beautiful 17th century William and Mary country house nestling in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire countryside. Offering 50 luxurious and individually designed bedrooms and suites and the elegant Avenue Restaurant (three AA Rosettes), it is a tranquil haven of quintessential Englishness.

We have a luxurious two-night break for two in a gorgeous junior suite at the Lainston House Hotel to give away. This includes a three-course dinner on the first evening served in the 3 AA Rosette Avenue Restaurant, overlooking the mile-long avenue of lime trees, followed by full English breakfasts each morning. The winner will also enjoy a 90-minute falconry experience at the hotel – join the resident falconer as you make your way round the beautiful Hampshire countryside and see these magnificent birds in their natural environment.

For your chance to win, register for free at independent.secretescapes.com

Terms and conditions: Promotion closes at 23:59 on Wednesday 26 June 2013. Entry is valid to people who subscribe to Secret Escapes via http://independent.secretescapes.com until 26 June 2013 – these subscribers will be automatically entered. Registration means that you are agreeing to be contacted with communication on offers from Secret Escapes. Current subscribers are not eligible to enter this promotion. There is one prize of a two night stay for two adults in a junior suite at the Lainston House Hotel to be won. The prize includes a three-course dinner served in the Avenue Restaurant, full English breakfast for two both mornings. The prize doesn’t include travel to and from the Lainston House Hotel, or any additional expenses. One entry per person. The winner will be the first entry selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by 28 June 2013. The prize is valid to redeem on stays until 1 December 2013 excluding bank holiday weekends and subject to availability. Drinks are not included with dinner. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. All additional purchases will be added to guests' own account and payable on departure. Promoter: Secret Escapes.