Valentine’s Day Staycations
Bath, Windsor and the Cotswolds
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many are finding themselves wondering where they could escape to for an unforgettable and luxury retreat. We have hand selected a collection of romantic staycations below, from country escapes to Fairmont Windsor Park and Whatley Manor in the Cotswolds, to a city break in Bath at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.
A Charming City Staycation
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath
Bath, with its rich spa heritage, elegant Georgian architecture and inspiring countryside views, is the ideal city for a Valentine’s staycation. To celebrate the occasion, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa’s Valentine’s Retreat invites couples to stay over and indulge in a six-course, specially curated menu at Montagu’s Mews, its pink-hued, stylishly snug restaurant, with plenty of time to indulge in the elegant Spa & Bath House, all while staying in the heart of one of the UK’s most iconic pieces of architecture. Venture out to explore the city; whether it’s a stroll through nearby Victoria Park or soaking up history in the Roman Baths, every corner of Bath effortlessly oozes romance.
A Valentine’s Retreat costs from £598 per room, including an overnight stay, Valentine’s Dinner, box of chocolates, spa access and valet parking (limited availability). Visit www.theroyalcrescent.co.uk.
A Loved-up Country Escape
Fairmont Windsor Park
Set within 40 acres of lush scenery and spacious countryside adjacent to Windsor Great Park and Savill Garden, Fairmont Windsor Park offers highly personalised service, lavish suites, a world-class spa and gourmet dining for a showstopping Valentine’s escape. Indulge in a couples’ treatment at the award-winning Fairmont Spa & Wellness, offering a highly tailored, pioneering and transformative experience for mind, body and soul. Later, fine dining restaurant 1215 entices the palate with local produce from The Royal Farms and the hotel’s vegetable and herb gardens, in a romantic setting on the hotel’s south lawn overlooking a private terrace and manicured gardens.
Rates start from £429 per night on a bed & breakfast basis. Visit www.fairmont-windsorpark.com.
Couples’ Cotswolds Retreat
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Escape to the Cotswolds and enjoy a romantic break at adults-only Whatley Manor, covering all elements of the perfect romantic getaway from impeccable Michelin-starred dining to top-class spa facilities. Guests are invited to take time out to relax and reconnect with their loved ones, taking a romantic stroll through the property’s 12-acres of beautifully kept gardens, exploring the charming local towns and villages or simply relaxing in the award-winning Aquarias Spa. The ultimate spot for date night, The Dining Room is a culinary experience curated by Chef Ricki Weston, offering an innovative, nostalgic take on classic British flavours.
A Suite Valentine Break costs from £629 per room, including an overnight stay in a sumptuous suite, bottle of Gusbourne English sparkling rosé, red Naomi Rose, use of the spa and full English breakfast (available 13-15 February 2024). Visit www.whatleymanor.com.