One can almost feel the gloom of winter evaporating just by thinking about February. The promise of spring and the buzz around St Valentine’s Day is a sure fire way to help to lighten our moods.
Surrounded by myths and legends, the 14th of February is generally recognised as the day to let your romantic feelings known.
And if you’ve got someone special in your life then it is also an ideal time for a romantic holiday. After all the frenzy of the festive season, it’s tempting to book into an intimate little inn for an evening or two, forget about the world and concentrate on each other. A log fire, flutes of champagne and soft background music are really the only ingredients needed for a quiet time together.
You can book a romantic hotel locally or perhaps in another county, depending on how far you wish to travel. Here’s some ideas to get your imagination going into overdrive.
The Plough Inn & Restaurant in Lupton, Cumbria has 5 bedroom suites to choose from with luxury bathrooms featuring roll-top baths and monsoon showers. This luxurious Lake District establishment is all about genuine hospitality and good food. Cumbria is one of the most beautiful parts of the country and a romance hotspot.
Why not consider the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Ipswich for a weekend away? Opt for champagne and strawberries in your room or an afternoon tea on arrival. Perfect views of the marina and a copper bath tub with under floor heating see this contemporary Marina loft offering all the essentials of a romantic atmosphere. With a full Suffolk breakfast and a 3-course dinner for two in a 2AA rosette eatery, this package can also be purchased by way of a gift voucher.
The Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in the Yorkshire region is hugely popular due to its tempting packages such as their mid-week spa break. This secluded country house is on an elevated setting, affording guests some awesome vistas of the countryside. Built in 1750, Wood Hall exudes elegance and romance. The accommodation comprises of 44 luxurious bedrooms, fully-equipped Technogym and indoor swimming pool. A three course table d’hôte dinner, hand-picked combination treatments in their luxury spa, classic double rooms and a full English breakfast should tick all the boxes on your wish-list.
If you want to be a bit more original on Valentine’s Day then you will have to think outside of the box. Remember, however, there are 2 individuals when making plans, so aim to be considerate of your other half’s likes and dislikes. A well-thought out getaway will make for peace and harmony and a better insight into each other’s personalities and character.
Talk about activities that you are both keen to try out and arrange an experience away from all the pink hearts and flowery cards. What could be better than hot air ballooning over the crisp countryside and imagining there is no one else in the world except for the two of you. Or try taking a cooking class together and concentrate on concocting a marvellous meal that you could both enjoy later.