Get your heart racing this Valentine’s Day with a gift experience for you and your loved one with www.whatireallywanted.com.
With over 70 luxury spa and golfing resorts to choose from you can kiss away the everyday with a romantic gift experience ranging from afternoon teas, spa and golf breaks to a weekend away à deux.
Our Friends in the North
Why not head north to Rudding Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort located in the historic town of Harrogate. Perfect for boutique shopping or a round of golf. Treat yourselves to a mind-blowing Valentine’s Day to remember with a Lunch and Helicopter Flight for Two, which includes a three course meal with champagne and a private helicopter flight over the Washburn Valley, on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Still in Yorkshire, head to the distinguished William III Middlethorpe Hall that stands in its own grounds close to York Racecourse for a Naughty and Nice break. With an overnight stay, full breakfast, candlelit dinner and an indulgent Champagne Afternoon Tea in the magnificent Drawing Room at Middlethorpe Hall, it is enough to get anyone in the mood for romance.
Country and Western
For country lovers, head to one of Britain’s outstanding places of beauty with a Valentine’s visit to Langdale, near Ambleside in Cumbria. In the heart of the Lake District you can treat yourselves to a spa treatment before indulging in dinner at the AA-rosette awarded restaurant and drinks in the Wainwright’s Inn.
Head west to the heart of Cirencester to the boutique hotel, The Kings Head for a Romantic Space midweek break. Enjoy an overnight stay for two in a classic room, which includes full English breakfast, three-course dinner, a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates in your room.
Or cross the border to North Wales for a Valentine’s weekend of mountains and castles at the Bodygallen Hall, near Llandudno. With spectacular views of the peaks of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle and set in 200 acres of its own parkland, you can’t fail to fall in love.
For golf aficionados and those who like a spot of Harvey Nics and Selfridges, why not opt for The Belfry resort, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Treat yourself and a loved one to Afternoon Tea for Two or an overnight stay with one round on the world famous Brabazon and one round on the PGA National course.
For those living down south or who fancy a trip to the South for Valentine’s Day, www.whatireallywanted has love-laden experiences galore. Enjoy a romantic break spotting fallow and red deer with a stay at the Richmond Hill Hotel, located next to the 2500 acres of the Royal Richmond Park. Or head to the Capital City for afternoon tea at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, which boasts panoramic views of Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park and London’s awe inspiring skyline.
Court your loved one by spoiling them with a trip to the ME London, one of the few hotels on the Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist. Located in The Strand and with views over the Thames, you can combine culture with chilling in one of the most contemporary hotels around.
So go on, be love’s young dream and treat you and your partner to a Valentine’s Day gift experience to remember with www.whatireallywanted.com
Our South of the Border Valentine’s Day Edit
- Rudding Park Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Harrogate
- Middlethorpe Hall, York
- Langdale, Nr Ambleside, Cumbria
- Lions Quays Hotel and Spa, Oswestry
- The Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester
- Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno, North Wales
- ME Hotel, London
- Richmond Hill Hotel, Richmond
- Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London
- The Belfry, Birmingham