Wave goodbye to the stresses of modern life by planning a romanticÂ break packed with gourmet delights and serene surroundings at one of these romantic retreats in England.
Secluded: Golden Oak Hideaways, Nottingham
Walk hand-in-hand through tranquil woodland and even have a shot at archery, well, thatâ€™s if you can tear yourselves away from your secluded love nest in Sherwood Forest. Forest Holidaysâ€™ luxury cabins
Â have everything you need for an indulgent break with your other half. Thereâ€™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.
Glam: G! Boutique, Portsmouth
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 Â£85 for two with breakfast.
Chic: Rudding Park, North Yorkshire
Traditional and contemporary dÃ©cor are fused together atÂ 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.
Foodie: Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
Treat your loved one to a weekend of gourmet delights at one of Englandâ€™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 Parkâ€™s kitchen garden.
Gothic: Ettington Park Shakespeareâ€™s England
Youâ€™ll be greeted by piercing towers and intricately carved arches from the outside, but the drama doesnâ€™t stop there. Step inside Ettington Park and youâ€™ll be transported to a gothic fairy tale with wooden panelling lining the walls, perfectly polished chandeliers hang from gilded ceilings and antiquesÂ 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.
Quirky: Springdale Shepherdâ€™s Hut
Hidden away in the Yorkshire Wolds is a love nest for two in the form of a pastel-painted shepherdâ€™s hut. This cute and quirky retreat is on the doorstep of milesÂ 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.Â 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 ownÂ mini log burner,Â sink into a deep luxurious bath or stargaze from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub.