10 best Valentine’s Day getaways

Looking for somewhere to book for 14 February? Or just seeking a venue for a romantic weekend at any time of year? Either way, try one of these special places to stay.

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Looking for the ultimate love nest for this year’s Valentine’s Day? Or any other weekend when you want spend some quality time together. From country hotels to gypsy caravans, we have found the most romantic places in the UK to escape to for a short break.


If you want to get away from it all, the The Lazy Fish in Cumbria is a striking converted barn set in beautiful countryside that has everything you need for a dreamy weekend away. If, on the other hand, you want a Valentine’s package that involves supreme luxury and includes the champers right through to a specially designed dinner, the Vineyard in Berkshire is a treat you’ll never forget.

Others may wish to indulge their loved one with a stay at an outstanding country pub, such as The Crown in Old Amersham, or a residential spa, such as Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire, where couples can truly relax.

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If you’re after a Valentine’s package that includes everything from champagne to candlelit dinner, Chewton Glen in the New Forest has a real wow factor. For something a bit quirky, Karlotta is the most fabulous gypsy caravan we’ve ever come across, situated in the stunning countryside of the Scottish borders. And for great value, YHA Grinton Lodge, North Yorkshire has a surprisingly impressive honeymoon suite.

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1. The Crown, Buckinghamshire; From £140 a night, mrandmrssmith.com

2. Chewton Glen, New Forest; Package £1,170 a couple, chewtonglen.com

3. Karlotta, Scottish Borders; From £95 a night, canopyandstars.co.uk

4. The Ampersand, London; Rooms from £280, ampersandhotel.com

5. The Lazy Fish, Cumbria; £496 for 3 nights, thelazyfish.co.uk

6. The Vineyard, Berkshire; Package £469 a couple, the-vineyard.co.uk

7. YHA Grinton Lodge, North Yorkshire; Rooms from £35, yha.org.uk

8. Ragdale Hall, Leicestershire; Package £680 per couple, ragdalehall.co.uk

9. The Cobbles, Cornwall; £486 for 3 nights, toadhallcottages.co.uk

10. Le Manoir aux Qua T’saisons, Oxfordshire; Rooms from £890 per night, manoir.com

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