Amberley Castle, Sussex
Live out your romantic fantasies with a stay in this stunning 900 year old castle. Nestling in the ancient, rolling Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is less than 60 miles away from London and offers the perfect escape for modern day knights and maidens looking for some alone time. With magnificent four poster beds, en suite whirlpool bathrooms and antique furniture, the 19 bedrooms at Amberley Castle offer the ideal blend of historical character and modern indulgence that make for a sumptuously romantic love nest, while the magnificent, vaulted restaurant provides an atmospheric dining experience in medieval surroundings.
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Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk
Offering the ultimate in 'rural chic' accommodation, this converted water mill is set in 12 acres of Suffolk countryside and features 15 tempting rooms that have been individually designed with comfort, indulgence and a little bit of naughtiness in mind. From the oversized beds to the walk in showers, the huge stone in-room bathtubs to the Missoni dressing gowns, and the Egyptian Cotton bed linen to the Elemis toiletries, each room at Tuddenham Mill is a cool, modern haven that just cries out to be enjoyed by two. If you can tear yourself away from your bedroom there's plenty more to explore, including the chic two AA rosette restaurant, a passionate and exciting wine list, and 12 acres of gorgeous countryside to roam around while you build up an appetite for the evening's pursuits.
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Chewton Glen, Hampshire
It may not be as intimate as others on this list, but the 5 star Chewton Glen represents an unquestionably indulgent romantic retreat on England's beautiful South Coast; ideal for Valentine's getaways. Each of the 58 bedrooms and en suites in this elegant country house hotel have been individually designed to give that unique, boutique feel, while king sized beds, luxurious bathrobes and sumptuous furnishings provide a romantic edge. Guests can dine in the hotel's 3 AA Rosette Vetiver restaurant, and explore the adventurous wine list which features over 700 wines from around the world. The hotel also offers an award winning spa, with an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi - and more than 60 different treatments to pamper yourself with - before pampering each other later on.
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Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
With its winding streets, cosy tea rooms and elegant architecture, Harrogate makes an ideal location for a romantic break - and the captivating Hotel du Vin offers chic, luxurious accommodation in the heart of this gorgeous town. Created from a row of eight Georgian houses, the Hotel du Vin Harrogate features 48 bedrooms and airy loft suites. All rooms are timelessly styled, with handsprung mattresses, Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful drench showers, while the french styled obliges loved up couples with a tres elegant dining experience. Ooh la la!
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This boutique hideaway in the heart of the Cotswolds provides an indulgent haven for couples seeking a bit of alone time, with eight individually styled rooms and a range of suites and cottages to pick from. Guests can choose from a range of comforts, including sumptuous bathrooms with music systems, traditional log fires, private hot tubs and all the little extras that are so important. If you can tear yourself away from your love nest for long enough, Hick's Restaurant offers a traditional British menu, creating dishes using the finest offerings from dedicated producers. And of course, for couples wishing to venture a little further afield, you'll discover all the romantic beauty of the Cotswolds on your doorstep, just waiting to be explored.
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Words: Jayne Robinson