Escape the ordinary, rediscover luxury and create a memorable experience with a loved one this Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year! Whether it’s a hot tub, log fire, champagne, cosy bathrobe, roses or chocolate that tickle your fancy – we’ve got you covered with one of these ten unique and romantic retreats…
1) Sandy Mount House
With views of the Irish Sea, experience luxury, fine dining and superior service at this new spot in Anglesey! Sandy Mount House in Rhosneigr has all the ingredients for a romantic weekend getaway. The contemporary beach house rooms are stunning – each equipped with a luxurious bed, fridge packed with local goodies, coffee maker, a morning pre-breakfast platter and Molton Brown bath products. Let chef Hefin Roberts whip you up something delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We enjoyed a delectable Charred Chorizo with Honey starter, Roast Loin of Monkfish served with Spiced Tomato Arancini, Celeriac Puree and Curried Mussels Velouté, finished with a delectable fresh Lemon with Felin Honey Ice Cream. We loved the chorizo so much that we ordered it with French Toast for breakfast! The restaurant has a fantastic relaxed vibe, with great service and stylish interior – however, if you’d rather stay in your robe, ask the team to bring your food and cocktails to the room. Truly a home from home to eat, gather and sleep…
2) Plas Dinas
Plas Dinas Country House is an award winning historic Country House set in Snowdonia. Formerly the home of Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret, with ten individually styled bedrooms, five-star comforts in historic yet relaxed surroundings full to the brim of Royal memorabilia. Situated between the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, the idyllic setting and stunning views are not to be missed. Whether you take a stroll round their 15 acres in the summer or sit by the roaring log fire in the drawing room on a cold winter’s day, you’ll relax the minute you arrive. Home to the award-winning Gunroom Restaurant headed up by head chef and TV personality Daniel ap Geraint. Looking for somewhere romantic to propose? Speak with their event specialist about their secret lover’s bench!
3) The Forge
Designed as a romantic retreat specifically for couples, the new vintage bow top caravan at The Forge in Corwen sleeps two in a traditional double bunk bed. Enjoy a charming little log cabin alongside with a kitchen, dining and chill-out space with everything you could possibly need to escape from the real world for a few days. You also get your own eco-friendly composting toilet, a hot shower and a whole field to yourself, with stunning mountain views. Plus there are two log burning stoves and a campfire to snuggle up next to, perhaps with a hot chocolate and some marshmallows while you gaze up at the stars. For just £132 per night, guests will receive complimentary free-range eggs laid by The Forge’s own chickens and a large basket of logs.
4) Plassey Holiday Park
Nestled in 250 acres of park and woodland in the picturesque Dee Valley, Plassey has everything you need to make your romantic break truly outstanding. For lovers of the great outdoors, take advantage of the fishing ponds, nature trails, cycle paths and golf course facilities. Swimmers will enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, and for those who want pure relaxation, book a treatment at their onside hair and beauty salon. Make a date at Shippon, the onsite restaurant, enjoy a romantic meal or indulge in afternoon tea for two. When it comes to accommodation, you truly are spoilt for choice. The luxury lodges and stylish safari tents mix essential luxuries with a classic slice of outdoor holiday adventure. Both offer the ultimate in five-star holiday accommodation with private Jacuzzi hot tubs, underfloor heating, and spacious living areas. They truly combine outstanding comfort with great facilities, set in a stunningly scenic location. The award-winning park also includes a range of high-quality pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes, and tents – meaning that there is something for everyone.
5) Talhenbont Hall
Set in 100 acres of private woodland and gardens, Talhenbont Hall Country Estate is a truly a unique getaway. Peacocks wander through the estate, and the River Dwyfach runs through the grounds making it a truly idyllic setting! Once home of William Vaughan and used as a Garrison for Cromwell’s army in 1607, Talhenbont offers luxury self-contained accommodation in the North Wales countryside. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and plan a romantic weekend away to reconnect. Call ahead to book a bottle of Champagne to your room, bouquet of fresh flowers and any other special requests and the team will be happy to help. We recommend taking a stroll through the ancient woodlands, simply stunning!
6) Bryn Pedw Holiday Cottage
You can’t go wrong booking a cottage through North Wales Holiday Cottages. No. 2 Ty Cerrig in Bryn Pedw, just outside of Llandudno, is one of our favourites for couples. This fabulous cottage is set in this quaint hilltop village overlooking the sea, and it offers bike storage after a day out exploring the coast, hiking through the Snowdonia Mountain range or even zip lining through historic abandoned slate mines. And, at the end of such an exhilarating day, you can both curl up and relax in the spacious lounge which has a wonderful log burner for those cooler winter evenings.
7) Quay Hotel
Meticulously designed throughout, the Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy epitomises cool sophistication on the North Wales Coast. The moment you enter the four-star hotel you are welcomed into a world of comfort and a sense of belonging. Set on the idyllic Conwy Estuary, the 4 star Quay Hotel and Spa commands awe-inspiring views of the most magical scenery in North Wales and is located within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, the neighbouring medieval town of Conwy and Victorian Llandudno, all within close access from Chester and the North West. See for yourself why the Quay Hotel has been awarded multiple rosettes. Enjoy 24-hour room service, Freeview television, complimentary wifi, comfortable beds and even a couple’s spa treatment. Take in the spectacular views at the Ebb and Flow Restaurant and try a mouth-watering selection of award-winning culinary delights as well as specialty cocktails. For February, the Quay Hotel is running a ‘Room for Romance’ package which includes rose petals in your room and a two-course evening dinner. The package also includes full use of the leisure factices to enable you to truly unwind with your loved one, and prices start from just £92.50 per person.
8) Seaview Holiday Home Park
Nestled among Gwysper Mountain, Seaview Holiday Home Park offers a wonderful romantic escape in North Wales. Seaview is just one of Darwin Escapes four resorts across North Wales and offers a tranquil location with stunning views of the Welsh coastline. Choose to sit back and relax from the comfort of your private decking as you take in the surrounding scenery, or cuddle on the sofa in your living room from your very own home from home, filled with everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday. If you’re after a more adventurous holiday, then Darwin Escapes’ North Wales resorts are ideally located for you to explore all that the country has to offer, so get on a boat ride, climb Snowdonia or get on your bikes for some outdoor treks across the mountains that are right on your doorstep.
9) Hotel Portmeirion
The 4-Star Hotel Portmeirion is a luxury hotel overlooking the sandy beaches of the Dwyryd Estuary in Snowdonia. It has 14 stylish bedrooms, some with lift access, a fine-dining restaurant, a bar and terrace and several relaxing lounges. Clough Williams-Ellis opened Hotel Portmeirion at Easter, 1926 as the focal point for his proposed ideal village. He retained much of the Victorian interior including an intricate Italian fireplace, the grand Mirror Room, the library carvings from the Great Exhibition of 1851 and a grand 18th Century oak staircase. Hotel Portmeirion maintains a high standard of cuisine and excellent service in a magical setting. See the dawn break over the mountains of Meirionnydd; watch the tide fill the Dwyryd estuary from shore to shore. For Valentine’s Day weekend, Hotel Portmeirion invites lovebirds to enjoy a complimentary bottle of Champagne in your room upon arrival. Book two nights’ Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on the 14th of February and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the special Tasting Menu on one evening of your stay. This special is valid for the 14-15 February 2020 and subject to availability.
10) Aberdaron Welsh Holiday Cottage
Close to a hidden beach and coast path, this wonderful retreat for two features a freestanding double-ended bath, a log burner and a four-poster king-sized bed. With the picturesque seaside village of Aberdaron just 3.5 miles away at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, you are well located to discover wonderful cafés and tea rooms, restaurants and pubs with sea views, catch a boat to the sacred island of Enlli (Bardsey Island) and explore the beautiful villages and resorts that are dotted around. This is a truly special retreat that is just perfect for couples. Enjoy a welcome pack which includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk and cake – and ask for a BBQ set if you want to dine alfresco!