Sponsored: It’s crazy to think about it given Christmas has just been and gone – but Valentine’s Day is under six weeks away!
Yes, the most romantic day of the year returns on 14 February. (Along with the annual stress of finding someone to spend it with. Or, if you’ve got a partner, thinking of a romantic way to spend it!)
For a truly unforgettable location, head to the achingly lovely Beach Cove Coastal Retreat in Ilfracombe, Devon. The seaside setting (the sea is directly accessible, a mere stone’s throw away) is reflected in the trendy lodges, which combine rustic chic with a maritime boutique feel.
Up the romance factor by requesting a hot tub and luxury hamper for your better half. (These must be ordered before arrival). And for a local date idea, why not visit the world-famous Eden Project, just a short drive away? Or perhaps the charming village of Tintagel?
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£299† ($366, €350) † prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping two people.
For a more traditional wooden lodge vibe, head to Shropshire, and these love nests fit for a lumberjack, set among 17 acres of beautiful parkland surrounding the historic Henlle Hall. You have all you need for a romantically rustic experience, including super king size double beds, a wood burning stove and tree-lined decking with hot tubs. A complimentary pamper pack with sparkling wine, bathrobes and slippers awaits your arrival.
There’s an on-site restaurant for date night – or golfing, fishing and spa-ing, if you’d like some time to yourself perhaps. Or get out into nature on foot or by bike for an exciting adventure with your loved one.
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£431† ($527, €505) † prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping four people
Now to Pembrokeshire, Wales, and the market town of Narberth – itself known for its cafes, galleries, boutique shopping. Within walking distance but nestled within intimate gardens, with views overlooking the 18-hole, on-site golf course, are Herons Brook Retreat Lodges.
Again, you have all you need for a lovers’ getaway. Think roll-top baths, walk-in wardrobes, private verandas with sunken hot tubs, and romantic castles and harbours nearby calling for exploration. Pampers packs (Champagne, fresh flowers, chocolates and use of fluffy bathrobes) and birthday packs (Prosecco, chocolates and balloons) are available if ordered and paid for before arrival.
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£425† ($520, €498) † prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping two people
Another rustic but luxurious hideaway can be found among the Yorkshire Dales, overlooking the brooding Ilkley Moor, near the spa town of Ilkley.
Again, you can look forward to a four poster bed, ensuite spa baths and saunas for a real couples’ paradise. Or indulge in an in-lodge treatment, or choose from a range of hampers available. If you’re up for exploring a little further afield, there are 40 restaurants less than 15 minutes driving distance.
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£615† ($753, €720) † prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping two people
Finally, for lodges with a more contemporary and stylish feel, head to the Lancashire countryside, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set within the grounds of the historic Grade 1 listed Gisburn Park Estate, itself surrounded by the humbling beautiful Ribble Valley, are Ribblesdale Lodges.
Once again, they come complete with four poster beds and ensuite spa baths – while also boasting underfloor heating! You could also treat your partner to a secluded outdoor hot tub, and in-lodge treatment, or a romantic ramble around the nearby Lake District if your heart so desires.
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£555† ($679, €650) † prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping two people
† prices based on a three night stay arriving 10 February 2017, sleeping two to four people. Applies to selected UK lodge locations and accommodation types, accommodation only. Subject to availability. Booking conditions apply, see main brochure or website.