Last-minute Valentine’s escapes

This Valentine’s Day treat yourself and your partner to an impulsive last minute break.
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Valentine’s day is easily overlooked. Let’s be honest after years together the sparkle of romance has diminished somewhat. So before you head off to Clintons to pick up a bog standard ‘I love you’ card, take a look at these intriguing little treats that you and your partner could enjoy away from the everyday grind that gets in the way of you being the partnership you know you can be!   

Weston Park

Hideaway with your sweetheart at stately home Weston Park this Valentine’s for a romantic break you will never forget. Indulge in all the opulence and comfort of the 17th century mansion during an overnight stay on Friday 14 or Saturday 15 February.

Weston’s beautiful Capability Brown-landscaped pleasure gardens and parkland are there to be explored during your stay, with far reaching views across the Shropshire countryside. In the evening, Head Chef Guy Day will prepare a seasonally inspired Valentine’s menu to be served in the candlelit Historic Dining Room.

The 28 individually styled bedrooms have all the grandeur you would expect from a stately home but with the home comforts and personal touches of a modern country house. And with its team of butlers and housekeepers on hand throughout the weekend, all you will have to think about is each other.

Breaks include:

  • Afternoon Tea in the Library upon arrival
  • Champagne reception in the Marble Halls
  • Four-course dinner followed by coffee and homemade chocolates
  • Overnight stay in one of Weston’s period bedrooms
  • Brunch followed by a romantic ramble in the gardens

£350 per couple or £80 per person for dinner only. For more information visit or to book call 01952 852100.

Rockliffe Hall

Here at 5* Rockliffe Hall in County Durham we have a selection of packages- all details are here – but highlights include: –

Valentine’s Spa Break, from £255 per person, includes: –

  • Use of all spa and wellness facilities from 9am on the day of arrival until check out
  • 90 minute couple’s massage tuition
  • A gift in the room
  • Valentine’s menu in The BrasserieOvernight accommodation in a Tiplady Lodge bedroom
  • Full English Breakfast in The Orangery

My Sweet Valentine- Valentine’s Day Spa Package, from £50 per person

  • Welcome drink on arrival from 12.00pm
  • Full use of the wet spa and wellness facilities for up to 3 hours
  • Valentine’s Brasserie afternoon tea

For £100 upgrade, enjoy a couple’s massage tuition

Lake District

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa in Grasmere is offering a Valentine’s package on the 14th & 15th of February from £215 per room including B&B, full use of spa facilities, rose petal turn down service on arrival, Molton Brown candle and products, and chocolate.

With stunning views over Grasmere and set in a conservation area, The Daffodil, which opened in July 2012, is a stylish oasis of calm and a great escape for you and your other half.

To book, visit or call 015394 63550.

The Inn at Woburn

This winter, couples looking for romance, cosy atmosphere and country walks should look no further than The Inn at Woburn which is offering a Romantic Winter Break for just £240 per room per night (based on two people sharing) until 1 March 2014.

Nestled in the heart of the Georgian village of Woburn and forming part of the beautiful Woburn Estate, The Inn at Woburn’s Romantic Winter Break offers couples the ultimate romantic rendezvous, including an executive double room with flowers, chocolates and champagne on arrival. Offering a saving of £100 if purchased separately, the break also includes a hearty full English breakfast, a complimentary newspaper, and £35 per person towards a delicious dinner at the hotel’s award-winning 2 AA Rosette restaurant Olivier’s – named ‘Bedfordshire’s Best Restaurant’ by The Foodie Guide for the past three years.

In addition, couples can enjoy free entry to the world-renowned Woburn Abbey Gardens during the stay.

To make a reservation or for further information, please contact The Inn at Woburn on 01525 290 441 or visit

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

If none of the above float your love boat, how about whisking away your partner for a romantic stroll along the city walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia? This UNESCO World Heritage site is globally known for its beauty. Its walls also provide a fantastic view of the city below, where the buildings give off golden hue, and the terracotta roofs will simulate a warm glow, even if it is cold outside.

Return flights from London to Dubrovnik leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014, currently start from £169 on travel search site

Out of the Ordinary have launched a weekend package for people to be able to go over and watch the Naked Sledding World Championship 2014, with packages including airport transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation, entry to the World Championship and entry to the after-party – Friday 14 to 16 February.

This is a fantastic weekend break for those who want to do something a little different and quirky, and who are truly up for a laugh and are looking for an experience they’ll never forget.

Last modified: June 10, 2021

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