Valentine’s Weekend Away

With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, next weekend is the most likely time to celebrate this romantic occasion with some quality time together. A weekend at a hotel spa is a great way to relax from the pressures of everyday life and there are plenty options to choose between. If you fancy a weekend of pampering together with his and hers massages then a city break with a spa treatments is perfect. It leaves you plenty of time to have a look round the place you are in when you have been all pampered. I always like the Hotel Duvin and their hotels in Cheltenham and Harrogate have spas. Their spa brochure is available to download from their website so you can book your treatments before you leave home.

If you fancy a country house style weekend then my personal favourite is Cameron House on Loch Lomand.  Whenever I go there the Reception alone puts you in the mood for relaxing with it’s ambient lighting, candles and roaring fire.  There is a wonderful view of the Loch from it’s bar/lounge and a truly scottish feel with it’s whiskey bar.  The leisure facilities at the the hotel are very good but The Carrick Spa and Gold Course is wonderful.  With it’s rooftop infinity pool and spa facilities.

If you like an independent boutique hotel, then The Hoste Arms at Burnham Market is highly recommended.  It too has a spa and wonderfully individually decorated rooms unlike the chains which can tend to be a bit all the same.  Burham Market has wonderful shops and galleries if a little local shopping is also part of your weekend.  Or you could always treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Hoste Arms as part of their Valentines pampering special.

If you fancy a luxury holiday on the coast enjoy a bracing walk along the beach rather than too much pampering, The Blakeney Hotel in North Norfolk has a lovely swimming pool and spa bath and although it does not have beauty treatments or massage you won’t mind with the wonderful little village of Blakeney and coastal walks to explore.

Pool at The Blakeney Hotel

Pool at The Blakeney Hotel

Another wonderful coastal town to visit is Aldeburgh in Suffolk.  At the Brudenell Hotel, again no spa but a wonderful little shops to explore and golf close by at Thorpeness.  If you should get too cold on your coastal walk you can warm up with some wonderfully tasty fish and chips at the Golden Galleon.  Sea air and fish and chips – what more do you need for a romantic weekend away?



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