Travel Challenge: A Valentine's break in the UK


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deals for a specific holiday. Today: a last‑minute Valentine's Day break anywhere in the UK. Prices are a total for two people, including three nights' accommodation, starting Thursday 14 February.

£222 Premier Cottages

Includes a self-catering stay in the Bullpen room at Benallack Barn , Cornwall. "This is the perfect retreat for those who want absolute peace and quiet. Couples receive champagne and chocolates too," says Beth Bailey (01726 883618;


Includes a double room at the Beech Hill Hotel on Windermere with breakfast. "The Lakes are always a popular choice for romantic breaks. This hotel offers great value and a beautiful location," says Mark Maddock (0800 083 4000;


Includes a double room at The Rectory in the Cotswolds with daily breakfast. "This delightful country house hotel in the Wiltshire village of Crudwell is perfect for a cosy Valentine's break. Sip champagne by the fire, sample organic food in the dining room and then retreat to one of the 12 elegant rooms, all with bathrobes and a stylish sprinkling of antiques," says Abi Dare (0117 942 8476;