Friday, 12 February 2016

Romantic escapes for two at any time of year

Whether you fancy a castle in the UK or a beach in the Caribbean, there are plenty of choices available

Written by Wendy Gomersall
CASTLE SLEEPOVER
Both of Warwick Castle’s Tower Suites have a private floor in the 14th century Caesar’s Tower, with views over the courtyard and countryside. The suites, from £550 per night, feature fourposter beds, opulent furnishings, vaulted ceilings, and come with champagne on ice. The stay includes breakfast served in the suite, plus a private tour of the castle, on the banks of the River Avon and set in 60 acres of grounds designed by Capability Brown.

0871-265 2000, www.warwick-castle.com

FOREST FUN
Glangwili Mansion in Llanllawddog is a luxurious country house on the edge of the Brechfa Forest. Ideal for couples looking for a quiet rural break, suites have kingsized beds and fluffy dressing gowns. The luxurious Chartreuse Suite has views overlooking Brechfa Forest – and a tub for two. A twonight break costs from £125 per person with breakfast.

01267-253735, www.glangwilimansion.co.uk – for sightseeing, contact: 01242- 806804, www.discovercarmarthenshire.com

RAISE THE ROOF 
Add sparkle to a weekend away by asking for Room 6 at Chapel House, Penzance, a light-bathed contemporary area where you can open the glass roof and relax under the stars. With stunning views across the Harbour to St Michael’s Mount, Chapel House PZ, housed in a fine Georgian Grade II-listed building, also has a drawing room with open fire and sofas to cuddle up on – or stroll along the seaside promenade. Bed and breakfast costs from £150 per room – wellbehaved dogs are welcome.

01736-362024, www.chapelhousepz.co.uk

BED AND BOTANY
Set between the riverside towns of Marlow and Henley within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Dog & Badger restaurant and bar in the village of Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, will open six stylish rooms in May in Gillman’s Cottage, a Grade II-listed former Ale House. Each room is named after gin botanicals – Juniper, Angelica, Cassia, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle and Poppy. The restaurant, opened last summer, serves mainly British dishes cooked using local produce, complemented by an extensive wine list. Rooms will cost from £175 to £255 in high season (June/July), including English breakfast. 

01491-579944, www.thedogandbadger.com

CARIBBEAN COTTAGE
How about a sunny romantic break a little further away, at couples-only boutique resort Keyonna Beach, on Antigua’s south-western coastline? Beach House rooms feature king-size four-poster beds and great views. Or upgrade to a fabulous Beach Front cottage, which comes with a private plunge pool. Kuoni’s seven-day holiday costs from £1,249 per person (based on double occupancy in a Beach House room), with full board, including alcoholic drinks, BA flights from Gatwick and airport transfers.

01306-747008, www.kuoni.co.uk

Contact Wendy at wendy.gomersall@lady.co.uk
All prices correct at time of going to press.



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