The Daily Telegraph, April 02, 2012
A chocolate shop in Yorkshire is offering sweet-toothed travellers the opportunity to spend the night in their factory during Easter.
The “chocolate suite” – on offer from today until April 8, courtesy of the Little Chocolate Shop in Leyburn – features edible furnishings, a chocolate fountain and a fancy dress box filled with Wonka-esque accessories, aprons and toques.
Guests will be free to watch chocolate being made in the factory, before ending their stay with a chocolate breakfast.
However, they are advised to be out of bed by 10am, when the factory begins accepting visitors on regular tours. The chocolate furnishings, which include plants and ornaments, are restocked each day.
The suite is located in the factory’s “seminar room”. There is a bathroom for the use of guests, although there is no radio or television.
Jim Hogg, general manager of The Little Chocolate Shop, said: “Easter gives us all a great excuse to indulge in chocolate, so why not immerse yourself totally during the holiday? Any family or chocoholic will have a totally unforgettable experience, and we’ve stocked up on extra chocolate to meet demand.”
One night in the suite, which sleeps four people, costs £100, and all proceeds will go to Breast Cancer UK.
The room can be booked through Wimdu ( www.wimdu.co.uk ), the home rental website.