Charming, romantic and peaceful. Give the gift of a staycation this Valentine’s Day in the extraordinarily beautiful Cotswolds where you can sit back and simply soak up the scenery or embark on romantic adventures together.
As mini-breaks and staycations are becoming more and more popular in the UK for both couples and families, why not give the gift of a mini-break this Valentines? In our latest blog we have drawn up a list of romantic things you can do in the Cotswolds to last you the entire stay.
Stroll hand in hand through the Arboretum
Prepare a tasty picnic, grab your boots and head off to Westonbirt Arboretum and surround yourself with 15,000 trees boasting vibrant colours and unique shapes complete with adventurous pathways all year round.
Take a romantic walk with your loved one through the remarkable woodland area all the way up to the restaurant, after which you can enjoy some delicious refreshments and spend some quality time with each other away from all distractions.
The striking views, crisp fresh air and a healthy dose of nature will leave you both feeling healthy, fresh, relaxed and ready for a nice big meal – the perfect Valentine’s Day.
Dine and Indulge
Invite a private, professional chef into your luxury holiday lodge with us and undergo the ‘dine and indulge‘ experience. Whilst you get on with more important things like spending quality time together, jumping in the hot tub or catching the sunset with your significant other over a bottle of bubbly, you can have a private chef in your kitchen whipping up a gorgeous meal for you both to indulge in.
From simple professional meals to luxurious 9-course menus, Dine and Indulge can cater for any need or budget to make sure your experience is second to none. Take a look at this video to find out more about how they can bring the restaurant experience to your lodge.
A romantic visit to Birdland
Are you both animal lovers? Does spending a day with hundreds of species of birds appeal to you?
Take a look at this beautiful bird park looking after over 500 birds including flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes and so much more! Perfect for all ages. Make the day extra special for your loved one with the unique experience of being a keeper for the day to really wow them! Spending the day feeding the penguins, watching birds hatch from their eggs and seeing all the birds up close will definitely not be forgotten quickly.
If you’re both looking for more of a hands-on adventure over a romantic stroll this Valentine’s then this is definitely the option for you.
Watching the sunset over the Cotswolds
Arguably one of the most well-known walks in the area, the Cotswolds way extends over 100 miles from Chipping Campden all the way to the gorgeous city of Bath. To do the full walk would take 7 to 10 days to complete but that doesn’t stop both holidaymakers and locals from dipping in and out of their favourite bits of the track.
Why not find a high point during the track and watch the sunset with your loved one? Take a seat on a blanket and watch the hues of oranges, yellows and reds take over the sky as it disappears over the horizon. Caught on the right day, it is hauntingly beautiful and incredibly peaceful – the best way to finish a romantic day.
Enjoy a Luxury Spa Break
Relax, unwind and indulge in a luxury spa break for the both of you to enjoy nothing else but each other’s company (and maybe a facial or massage here and there…). We have a whole selection of wonderful holiday properties that offer access to some of the finest Cotswolds spas and better yet, only a short walk away.
Howells Mere, Clearwater and some Mill Village properties at the Lower Mill Estate benefit from access to the spa featuring an indoor and outdoor eco pool, a gym, sauna, steam room and a range of bookable treatments.
Explore this captivating ‘biscuit tin’ village oozing all things British. It is often referred to as the Venice of Cotswolds for its charming low bridges crossing the gentle River Windrush that runs through the centre of the village.
This delightful village is irresistibly romantic with its quaint gift shops, stone houses and is also home to the wonderful Birdland (take a look above).
If you’re feeling particularly up for a challenge, save a couple of hours to visit the dragonfly maze to find all 14 hidden clues and find the secret golden dragonfly!
Book Your Romantic Stay with Us
Whether you and your partner are looking for a new adventure to conquer, a different corner of the country to explore or simply to splash out on a luxury break together then we definitely recommend the Cotswolds – there is always something for everyone to do.
Take a look at our website to see all of our properties available. We particularly recommend our Watersmeet apartments if you are only looking to accommodate two people.
For any more information, to book over the phone or to speak to a member of our team, give us a call on 01285 861839 and we will be more than happy to help.