Wave goodbye to the stresses of modern life by planning a romantic break packed with gourmet delights and serene surroundings at one of these romantic retreats in England.
Walk hand-in-hand through tranquil woodland and even have a shot at archery, well, that’s if you can tear yourselves away from your secluded love nest in Sherwood Forest. Forest Holidays’ luxury cabins have everything you need for an indulgent break with your other half. There’s the wood burning fire, swanky toiletries, a sunken bath for two and most importantly, the outdoor hot tub where you can sip on a glass of bubbly while soaking up birdsong and wild surroundings.
Hanging bubble chairs, purple chesterfield sofas, four-poster beds and jacuzzis make G! Boutique one of Portsmouth's stand-out hotels. The owners have a passion for design and an obsession with service - welcome cupcakes and chocolates on your bed, check! Gourmet breakfasts cooked to order, check! Oh and rooms start from just £85 for two with breakfast.
Traditional and contemporary décor are fused together at Rudding Park, creating a chic countryside hideaway where style and substance sit side by side. Bedrooms are decorated with modern four-poster beds and luxurious curtains, and spacious bathrooms glimmer with metallic tiles. If you want to make your stay even more special, book a romantic stay that includes dinner in the award-winning restaurant, breakfast, a bottle of Champagne, luxury bath oil and a single rose.
Treat your loved one to a weekend of gourmet delights at one of England’s finest country house hotels. Famed both for its grandeur and exquisite food, the head chef at Lucknam Park has held a Michelin star since 2006. Pull on your finest threads for a three-course dinner under the glow of antique chandeliers. Or, if your other half fancies themselves as the next Simon Rogan, book them on one of many cookery courses that use fresh produce from Lucknam Park’s kitchen garden.
You’ll be greeted by piercing towers and intricately carved arches from the outside, but the drama doesn’t stop there. Step inside Ettington Park and you’ll be transported to a gothic fairy tale with wooden panelling lining the walls, perfectly polished chandeliers hang from gilded ceilings and antiques dotted all around. If you can bear to leave this neo-gothic masterpiece and your super king-size bed, the Cotswolds Way and Stratford-upon-Avon and are just a few miles away.
Hidden away in the Yorkshire Wolds is a love nest for two in the form of a pastel-painted shepherd’s hut. This cute and quirky retreat is on the doorstep of miles of luscious countryside, and with storage for your bikes close by, you can explore as many of the surrounding villages and cosy country pubs as you want. After supping on a pint of Yorkshire ale in front of a roaring open fire, head back to curl up on the sofa in front of your own mini log burner, sink into a deep luxurious bath or stargaze from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub.
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