With Valentine’s Day approaching there is no question that love is in the air. This gave us an excuse to research the most luxurious romantic getaways, all of course, with afternoon tea. Here’s a peak at our top five romantic breaks in the UK. Start planning your romantic night away.
Ackergill Tower, North East Scotland
On the far North East Coast of Scotland, rising majestically over the rugged Caithness coastline stands Ackergill Tower. Surrounded by outstanding scenery and stunning views stretching out to sea this magnificent Scottish castle combines exquisite luxury with fine dining.
This romantic getaway boasts its own private beach with soft, silver sands. The crashing surf of Sinclair Bay is contrasted by elegant heart shaped lawns, a picturesque walled garden and impressive tree house.
The beautiful interior combines old fashioned elegance and charm with 21st century luxuries. Large reception rooms with high ceilings, panelled walls and sumptuous sofas are perfect for spending a lazy afternoon or enjoying a quiet drink in the evening. Individually styled bedrooms, crisp linens and plump pillows offer a blissful night’s sleep.
A romantic afternoon tea is served in the Morning or Drawing room and offers a traditional affair with mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats. Freshly brewed tea or coffee and the optional glass of sparkling champagne are the perfect culinary companions.
Pentillie Castle, Cornwall
From North to South, let’s visit Pentillie Castle nestled on the banks of the River Tamar in the heart of Cornwall’s beautiful countryside. This boutique B&B is the perfect venue for a romantic night away for couples.
Boasting 5 star luxury accommodation and stylish bedrooms, it offers a welcome break at any time of year. This 2,000 acre estate offers romantic woodland walks and beautiful gardens. Discover the mysterious Mausoleum, visit the pretty bathing hut or take a dip in the cooling outdoor swimming pool on a hot summer’s day.
In winter, afternoon tea is served beside a roaring log fire in the elegant drawing room. Sink into plush sofas and armchairs in formidable surrounds. When the weather is warmer, an alfresco afternoon tea can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace with its views across the gardens and the River Tamar beyond.
Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth
If it’s total isolation you desire for your romantic break, Spitbank Fort is a solitary sea fort in the middle of the Solent offering a mind-boggling wow factor. Initially constructed in 1859 by royal commission, it was built as a gun emplacement line of defence for the British fleet. Happily today, it serves as a quirky but luxurious hotel which carefully blends its rich, nautical past with today’s finer comforts.
With a mere nine guest bedrooms, it provides a high degree of exclusivity and individual cosseting during your reclusive retreat.
This romantic night away offers Hollywood style including an open-air hot-pool, fire-pit, wine cellar, sauna, games room, elegant bars, Officer’s Mess restaurant and private launch to transport you to and from the mainland. Combine this remarkable fort with a fine dining experience, that includes afternoon tea, and you have the perfect ingredients for a most memorable escape.
Coombe Abbey, Warwick
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Warwick countryside, Coombe Abbey boasts 500 acres of parkland, formal gardens and a tranquil lake.
Founded as an abbey in the 12th century, its historical past entwines with King Henry VIII, the Gun Powder Plot and Queen Elizabeth I.
Today, it is a stunning and unique hotel with a superb period ambience. Experience candlelit corridors, individually designed bedchambers, four poster beds, stone walls, creaky staircases and a sprinkling of nooks and crannies.
Offering a fine dining experience, from a la carte dinner to afternoon tea, lavish surrounds, subtle lighting and discreet service offer a memorable romantic night away – perfect as an anniversary getaway or weekend break.
A romantic break with afternoon tea at Crazy Bear will certainly spice up your life and add a little va va voom! Gloriously decadent, lavish design, and outrageous surrounds combined with divine cuisine and sublime bedrooms will ensure a romantic getaway to remember.
With venues in London, Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire each interior is more flamboyant than the next. Breath-taking opulence, roll-top baths, marble wet rooms and acclaimed cuisine will make you wish you didn’t have to leave following your short break.
Their signature afternoon tea boasts tear-shaped sandwiches, seasonal fillings and mouth-watering sweet treats.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 5 UK romantic getaways! Where would you love to spend your romantic break? Feel free to comment below.
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