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5 Quick and Romantic Weekend Break Ideas

June is the ideal time of year for a little romantic holiday. The sun is shining, there’s a slight breeze in the air and everyone is enjoying the wonders of summer. If you can’t escape with your partner for an entire week, consider a romantic weekend break. Spoil your loved one with a holiday planned just for the two of you. England is full of tranquil beaches, wonderfully historic manors, sprawling countryside and classic castles. Enjoy a risqué getaway at a hidden hot tub in the middle of a forest. Plan the perfect proposal along the peaceful River Cam. Enjoy fine dining at one of the many Michelin star restaurants and sample the finest wine at our vineyards.

It doesn’t matter if you only have a few days, the ideal location for your romantic weekend break is right around the corner. Not sure where to go? Here are a few ideas.

 

Glamping in Kent

Want an intimate and rustic trip away with all the amenities you could want? Get the best of both worlds when you go glamping in Kent. During the day, walk along the White Cliffs of Dover and enjoy the beautiful countryside and breath-taking ocean views the area is famous for. When you’re done, take some time to pamper yourself and your partner with a massage and more at the Wallett’s Court Spa Hotel. Don your men’s suit and spend the evening at the Hotel’s restaurant afterward.

When the sun begins to set, retreat to your private tipi. This isn’t any ordinary tipi, either. It’s filled with a queen-sized bed, outdoor fire pit, romantic lighting and comfortable goose-down duvets ideal for you to snuggle under while you fall asleep in your loved one’s arms.

 

Enjoy the Location of the Greatest Love Story

Romeo and Juliet, perhaps the greatest love story of all time, found its origins in Stratford-upon-Avon, or what has become fondly known as Shakespeare’s England. This is perhaps one of the most romantic places in the country, with breath-taking views, riverside cafes and world-class theatre.

Slip on your tweed jacket and chinos and enjoy a romantic boat ride along the River Avon thanks to Avon Boating. Embrace the culture and attend a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Or, stay in and enjoy a cosy evening at the Church Street Townhouse.

 

Get the Peace You Deserve at the Feversham Arms

Get the royal treatment at the Feversham Arms, a rustic retreat is spacious and features a stunning boutique design. Stay the night in one of their en-suite bedrooms and sink into luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and beautiful duck-down duvets. Relax in the bathtub while listening to soft, ambient background music through the integrated speakers.

The hotel offers an all-in-one romantic weekend break opportunity. Here you can don a men’s tweed jacket or men’s suit and enjoy a tasty treat at the hotel’s outdoor café or 2 AA-awarded restaurant. In chinos or jeans, explore the rustic and atmospheric castle ruins or the Walled Garden. The hotel also offers a variety of spa packages you can take advantage of as a couple.

 

View the Beauty of Larmer Tree Gardens

Designed in 1880 by General Pitt Rivers, the Larmer Tree Gardens are found in the Cranborne Chase Area. The gardens are more than just vegetables and flowers; they scream extravagance. Here you’ll see ornate buildings, tranquil woodlands and life-like sculptures. The gardens are home to many different resident peacocks as well as flowers like camellias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons all over 11 acres.

If you plan your romantic weekend break correctly, you may find yourself at the Gardens during a music festival, such as the End of the Road Festival or Larmer Tree Festival. Less than half a mile away is the King John Inn. Go a little further and consider the Clematis Cottage, Greenbank B&B or Chalke Valley Camping site for your accommodations. The Larmer Tree Gardens are open only on Sunday on the weekends, so consider other attractions nearby as well, such as the Fovant Badges, Royal Signals Museum or Old Wardour Castle to keep you and your partner occupied the rest of the weekend.

 

Have a Treehouse Adventure

Live near New Milton, Hampshire? Take a quick weekend break with your partner and make it both romantic and adventurous by considering Chewton Glen’s treehouses for your accommodations. These aren’t the treehouses you knew when you were a kid. They are luxurious and for grown-ups. The secluded getaways are located in high tree canopies and made of materials that help them blend in with their surroundings. You’ll feel like the Swiss Family Robinson as soon as you see them, and the huge windows provide a panoramic view that lets you see everything else.

While they may be treehouses, they are extremely luxurious. Every morning, a breakfast hamper is sent to your suite. If you feel like getting out and enjoying the rest of the fabulous resort with its dining room and spa, you can do so. However, if you would rather receive a spa treatment in the peaceful and relaxing treehouse suite, you can do that as well. Most of the treatments offered within the treehouses are designed and suitable for couples.

 

What to Pack

When heading out for a weekend break, you’ll want to pack light, but also have all the essentials with you in case you need them. Before you go, consider carefully where you’re going. If you’ll be spending your time camping in the wilderness, you probably don’t need a suit, but a tweed jacket might come in handy. If you’re spending time at a top-notch hotel, a men’s tweed jacket might not provide the style and class you need for dining and more; you need a suit.

Other key items to never forget are:

  • Chinos
  • Socks
  • A couple of different types of shoes
  • Jeans
  • Pants
  • A sweater

Make sure your romantic weekend break is everything you want it to be by bringing along the right clothes and picking the best destination. After that, take the time to enjoy yourself and your loved one.

 

By Brook Taverner 27 June 2016