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Valentine’s Escape: The Most Romantic Hotels In The UK

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From scenic countryside walks to luxurious spa treatments, we bring you the most romantic hotels in the UK, whether for a spontaneous escape or a Valentine’s Day treat.

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Valentine’s Day Escape: The Most Romantic Hotels In The UK

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Four Seasons Hotel – Dogmersfield, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire


Where better to celebrate ‘Love in the Countryside’ than at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, where the special Valentine’s Day package ensures an idyllic retreat amid nature, whether celebrating with a partner or a friend. Greeted with cocktails, canapes, and a bouquet of roses in your room, take a stroll across the stunning 500-acre estate, or wind down in the 18th century stable block spa. Whatever you do, don’t miss the delicious four-course Valentine’s Day menu at foodie favourite Fox Hollow, featuring House Cured Loch Duart Salmon Tartare and Charred Tenderloin and Braised Beef Cheek and accompanied by a crisp glass of Louis Roederer NV Brut Rosé.

Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester, Cotswolds

Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds village, Barnsley House is a dreamy destination for romantic couples seeking a rural escape. With a hideaway spa, intimate cinema and stylish interiors, the 17th century manor house is perfect for loved-up couples and garden enthusiasts. Explore the fairy tale gardens in full bloom, designed by the property’s late owner Rosemary Verey, or book a stay in the Rosemary Verey Suite, with a luxurious bathtub, four-poster bed and a private conservatory for the ultimate romantic hideaway.

Exterior view of The Grand

The Grand


‘Escape Together’ to York, where The Grand’s couples package includes a decadent Afternoon Tea with a view, welcome chocolates, and a delicious Yorkshire breakfast. Make sure you book a meal at their new Legacy restaurant for the ultimate romantic fine dining experience.

the pig at brockenhurst

The Pig

Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Nestled among the trees at the original The Pig hotel in the New Forest are romantic lodges and cabins, filled with a wood-burning stove, dreamy bathtub, and quirky interior décor for a sumptuous country-cottage retreat. The chain of Pig hotels began at this very spot, with walking, foraging, spa treatments and a glamourous bar for those looking for a celebratory tipple or two. There are also lounges and terraces immersed with open fires, a walled garden leading to a wonderful lily pond and an impressive Victorian-style dining room – absolute bliss.

The front of Beaverbrook



Let the rolling Surrey countryside do the talking at Beaverbrook, where the cosy The Garden House restaurant makes the ideal setting for a romantic meal for two, and the ‘A Gift of Love’ spa package offers the best in solo indulgence.

The Swan

The Swan Hotel & Spa

Lake District

Whisk your loved one away to the picturesque countryside and stay at the Love Nest, a stunning studio cottage designed specifically for a romantic retreat for two. Featuring alfresco fireplaces, a luxurious marble bathroom, whitewashed hardwood floors and a cosy indoor log burner, the Swan Hotel makes for an unforgettable dreamy staycation. Melt away any worries at their magnificent spa, venture on a scenic walk alongside the countryside or snuggle up with a crisp glass of rosé.

Moddershall Oaks: a swimming pool with amber lights

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat


Starry eyed for your loved one? Enjoy outdoor spa facilities and panoramic views – and see if your stars really do align – with Moddershall Oaks’ new Starry Nights Package.

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt

Castle Cary, Somerset

The Newt is an exceptional hotel tucked away in the heart of Somerset featuring idyllic gardens, woods, orchards and parkland, making it the perfect setting for long and romantic country walks. Designed by co-owner Karen Roos, the hotel’s interior is the epitome of simplicity at its finest. Picture gorgeous sash windows, unfussy blissful beds and a minimally decorated tranquil spa with a sauna, salt room and beautiful outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Toast to your tranquil getaway with their extensive range of inventive and lavish drinks including fine wines, artisan beers and their very own fresh cyder.

A hotel terrace overlooking Cork

The Montenotte Hotel


Hop across to Ireland and follow the Victorian lover’s trail immersed in spectacular views at Cork’s The Montenotte Hotel. Then, watch the sunset with a glass of Champagne from The Glasshouse rooftop bar. Bliss.

Rookery Hall

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Nantwich, Cheshire

Take a romantic trip to this beautiful country hotel, surrounded by idyllic views and within a short distance from the Ness Botanic Gardens – a blissful escape from the stresses of city life. The stunning Rookery Hall Hotel exudes romance with an enchanting blend of period and contemporary features. Sip on a glass of champagne at their al fresco terrace while taking in the breath-taking Cheshire countryside or pamper yourself in the award-winning spa oozing an oasis of calm and relaxation.

The exterior of The Bradley Hare at dusk

The Bradley Hare


Hunker down in one of Wiltshire’s best hotels, complete with antique furniture, distinctive fabrics, freestanding baths, and home comforts. Book a cosy V-Day dinner in the cute Snug.

Fawsley Hall

Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa


Steeped in history and charm, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous luxury country house hotel, visited by monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I. Surrounded by formal gardens and parkland, the hotel is renowned for it’s dreamy wedding venues, radiating romance and elegance with the impressive Tudor House and Georgian Knightley Court. Couples can seek refuge in the spa room for some delightful pampering, take a dip in the lush outdoor hydrotherapy pool or venture for a romantic walk in the countryside for the ultimate romantic rural getaway.

Glenapp Castle at golden hour from a distance

Glenapp Castle


What says ‘I love you’ better than a fairytale castle? Hide away in 110 acres at Glenapp Castle, try stargazing, dine on a delicious candlelit three-course dinner, and feel like you’re in a fairytale with rose petal turndown.

Breakfast in bed at No.15 Bath by GuestHouse

No.15 Bath by GuestHouse


Tuck yourself away in pretty Bath, where a bottle of English sparkling wine, a 90-minute ritual for two in The Spa, a five-course tasting menu and a round of cocktails await.

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