Valentine’s Weekend With or Without the Kids
With children in tow, it can be a challenge to enjoy a romantic meal, a glass of wine or even a walk together, not to mention manage a night or a weekend away. That’s where we come in, with our Cupid-inspired breaks both for those taking a weekend break with the family (Valentine’s Day 2016 falls at the start of half term, so most parents will be with their kids) and those who can escape for some full-on ‘us’ time.
Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall
Perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula, our most ‘get away from it all’ hotel has a chic boutique seaside style that appeals to discerning parents. This Valentine’s Day, younger guests can enjoy Valentine-themed crafts in the OFSTED-registered den, followed by a tea party and a special screening of Gnomeo and Juliet in the hotel’s cinema, accompanied by lashings of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Or with very little ones, parents can make use of the hotel’s baby-listening service.
As part of the hotel's Valentine’s weekend package, you’ll be treated to a gourmet two-course dinner on all three nights, including a special chef’s menu on Valentine’s night, preceded by two complimentary Valentine-themed cocktails. And so that you can make the most of the romantic weekend, the hotel’s OFSTED nannies are collecting kids early in the morning to serve them breakfast while you have a lie-in and leisurely breakfast together. Guests who stay three nights for a romantic/half-term break will also each receive a complimentary 40-minute 'Coastal Calm' spa treatment.
Fowey Hall, Cornwall
A grand Queen Anne mansion thought to be the original inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows, our Fowey property feels like a friend’s country retreat where you can unwind while the kids roam freely. It’s an ideal location for a romantic Valentine’s weekend combined with a fun family break this half term: as at the Polurrian, there’s a Mary Poppins style pick-up service from rooms on Valentine’s Day morning, so parents can enjoy some quality time together, catch up on sleep, and treat themselves to breakfast in bed with the papers.
A two-night package includes a three-course dinner, breakfast, two complimentary glasses of Prosecco on arrival, and free childcare in the OFSTED-registered crèche. Head Chef James Parkinson’s seasonal cuisine makes full use of hyper-local produce including samphire from the beaches and herbs from the hotel’s kitchen garden. There’s also a fantastic spa offering treatments including The Great Escape, a unique sensorial aromatic wellbeing ritual for the face and body that results in relaxed muscles, improved circulation and visibly oxygenated, luminous and nourished skin - something all parents crave!
Thornbury Castle, Cotswolds
Our extraordinary Tudor castle is the perfect luxurious romantic retreat for couples, combining 500-year-old architecture with sumptuous facilities including 26 individually decorated bedchambers, most with coronet or four-poster beds. One suite is at the top of a tower, with stunning views and the largest four-poster in any UK hotel, while the Duke's Bedchamber was slept in by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn during their honeymoon in 1535, overlooks the oldest Tudor gardens in England, and has an open fireplace.
Thornbury Castle's Valentine’s weekend two-night break includes a three-course candlelit dinner on your first evening, a five-course Valentine’s dinner with classic guitar entertainment on Saturday evening, two glasses of champagne and a box of hand-made truffles
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