Whether you’re looking to get away to celebrate a special occasion or just for some alone time, we know the best hotels for your romantic break. This guide provides you with all the information you need for a lovely weekend away with your special someone.
Barnsley House – Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Unwind at Barnsley House, a stately country hotel, located in the quaint Cotswold village of Barnsley. Barnsley House offers a variety of luxurious rooms to suit every need and features gorgeous landscaped grounds designed by Rosemary Verey. This idyllic country hotel is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with your significant other.
At a glance:
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Best for: a country retreat to escape the drudgery of daily life and reconnect with one another.
Style and size: From luxurious two-story suites to private garden retreats with an open fire, each room is beautifully design and has a unique character. Each room perfectly incorporates modern facilities with traditional stately design. With only eighteen rooms, this is small hotel provides personalised service for every guest.
Food and Drink: Barnsley house has two restaurant options: the Potager or the Village Pub.
The Potager is located onsite and has its own kitchen garden, which means that it serves some of the freshest food available. With an intimate, serene, and unfussy atmosphere, this is a great choice for a romantic meal.
Or for something more laid-back, the Village Pub is everything that a traditional village pub should be with open-fires, pints, and great food.
Spa Facilities: Barnsley Spa is perfect for relaxation and includes five treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, relaxation room, heated outside hydrotherapy pool, and a range of treatments (massage, holistic, and facials).
Other Facilities: Highlights at Barnsley House include the glorious gardens, cinema, and meeting rooms.
Clivenden House – Berkshire
Dating back to 1666, the Clivenden has always been a place of glamour and prestige. With an intriguing history, Grade I building, and exquisite 376 acre grounds, the Clivenden is the perfect location for a sexy, glamorous escape.
At a glance:
Best for: The Clivenden house is ideal for a naughty, sexy weekend away. Stay in bed all day or enjoy romantic countryside walks on the National Trust grounds.
Style & Size: Decorated with antique furniture and period features, the Clivenden maintains its historic roots while offering modern amenities. Each of the 38 rooms and suites are named and furnished after previous famous figures connected to the house. For true style, try the classy Lady Astor or Prince of Wales rooms.
Food & Drink: Both the Andre Garrett and Astor Grill offer award-winning dining experiences. For an upscale restaurant experience, the Adre Garrett is the ideal choice or for something more relaxed and informal try the Astor Grill.
Spa Facilities: Set to open summer 2017, the Clivenden Spa will add a further touch of luxury to your stay. Facilities to include indoor pool and sauna, steam rooms, outdoor swimming pool, and a range of treatments. Further details to be announced shortly.
Other Facilities: Additional features include meeting rooms, bespoke wedding services including a wedding planner, boat cruises, tranquil water gardens, fitness trail, children’s play area, Clivenden Maze, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, fully heated indoor and outdoor pools, and 376 acre National Trust gardens.
Isle of Eriska Hotel – Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Located on an enchanted private island, the Isle of Eriska Hotel is a true oasis from the modern world. Enjoy its beautiful surroundings or simply relax within the luxurious 19th century rooms. Whatever you choose, the Isle of Eriska turns romantic fantasies into reality.
At a glance:
Best for: With over 300 beautiful acres of private land and accessible only by private bridge, the Isle of Eriska Hotel is the perfect location for a private and intimate getaway.
Style & Size: The Isle of Eriska Hotel is tastefully decorated in traditional Scottish style with modern facilities. Each of the twenty-five bedrooms is named after a Scottish island and is individually furnished with opulent fabrics, fine antiques, and open fireplaces. In addition, its heavenly surroundings only further promote the fairy-tale qualities of the Isle of Eriska Hotel.
Food & Drink: The Michelin star restaurants creates the ultimate gourmet, culinary experience. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, the Isle of Eriska Hotel restaurant serves dishes that represent the best of Scottish cuisine. Plus, make sure to sample Scottish whiskeys at the oak panelled bar.
Spa Facilities: A highlight of any stay at the Isle of Eriska Hotel are its wonderful range of spa facilities such as a 17m heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, air-conditioned gym, and a range of high-end treatments.
Other Facilities: As the Isle of Eriska Hotel is a privately owned island, it hosts a range of additional amenities ranging from fishing to water sports to walking trails to a full golf course.
Gilpin Hotel –Lake Windermere, Lake District
Originally built in 1901, the Gilpin Hotel embraces both its history and includes modern features to ensure guests’ comfort. Located in the beautiful Lake District, each room promotes its surroundings by featuring scenic views. Guests comfort and relaxation is further encouraged by the friendly family-run staff. Those looking for true intimacy will delight in the spa lodges.
At a glance:
Best for: Ideal for relaxed, romantic breaks within the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District.
Style & Size: With only fourteen rooms, this is truly a quaint hotel. Every room features large glass windows so that guests can fully appreciate the stunning landscape. Six of these rooms have direct access to the gardens. For true relaxation, the five spa lodges all include private ensuite spas with treatment area, steam room, rain maker shower, sauna, and hot tub.
Food & Drink: Hrishi, a Michelin-star restaurant, combines traditional British cuisine with Asian influences to create truly unique dishes. Popular dishes include the ceviche of kyle of lochalsh scallops or roast breast of goosnargh duck. Or enjoy an evening drink in the cozy lounge.
Spa Facilities: While the Gilpin Hotel does not have onsite spa facilities, guests can access the swimming pool and gym facilities at the nearby Old England Spa. Alternatively, treatments are available at the Jetty Spa at the Gilpin Lake House.
Other Facilities: Additional facilities include a 22 acre country garden, croquet lawn, and llama padlock.
Claridge’s – London
Located in the heart of London, the Claridge hotel offers luxury, breathtaking accommodation. It is a truly upscale experience with exquisitely designed rooms and fabulous cuisine. For a classy, romantic break, Claridge is the ideal choice.
At a glance:
Best for: Ideal for impressing your date within a high-end weekend in Mayfair, central London.
Style & Size: Featuring 190 classy and expertly designed art-deco rooms, the Claridge emphasise comfort and style. With luxury ensuite marble bathrooms and rich fabrics, it provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
Food & Drink: The Claridge includes several contemporary restaurants and bars such as the trendy Fera or the 1930s styled Fumior. Guests can also gain an inside look with Fera Developmental Kitchen or try a range of cooking masterclasses. In-room dining is also available for those looking for some privacy.
Spa Facilities: Claridge’s beauty treatments including facials, body treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures, and waxing will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Other Facilities: Additional features include gym facilities with personal trainers, meeting rooms, ballrooms, and butler and chauffeur services.