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Romance in the Forest: Valentine’s Day Ideas

Not long now till the most romantic day of the year!
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Have you got something planned? Here are some ideas for a last minute getaway…
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©Tudor Farmhouse

©Tudor Farmhouse

Forest Romance at Tudor Farmhouse
With stunning walks on the doorstep, beautiful rooms to rest your head and food plucked from the kitchen garden, there is no need to venture far from the wonderful Tudor Farmhouse this Valentine’s Day.  Their package includes a two night break (starting on either 13 or 14 February, or available as a gift) with tasting menu on Valentine’s Day and dinner from the a la carte menu on the other evening. The package also includes a bouquet of flowers, champagne in the room on arrival and a box of handmade chocolates. From £440-£600.
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View from ©Dean Valley Panorama

View from ©Dean Valley Panorama

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Here you can enjoy fantastic views overlooking Welsh mountains and Dean Valley, superb freshly cooked breakfast or continental options and a huge bath for two in the Mallard’s Pike double room – everything you need for ’s Day! For any 2 + night’s stay between February 12th and 15th 2015, a complimentary box of chocolates, bottle of champagne and red roses when booking direct by phone or through website. Double £95 per night. 
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 Valentine’s Week at Middletown Farm

Package includes: a welcome pack with romantic goodies; sparkling rosé, heart shaped chocolates, pink cup cakes, pink bubble bath, goose eggs from the owners’ geese and petals on the bed on arrival. A special couples’ massage is even available from a professional masseur and maps of romantic walks are available too. Week commencing Friday 13th February – £320

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Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14 acre ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood you have visited. JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood, and it’s easy to see why.  Stay in the cottage and they will  arrange for guests to have the woods to themselves on Valentine’s Day – perfect for a proposal! Cottage for two night weekend: £206. 
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Brayne Court B&B
Enjoy this B&B’s spectacular four poster bed in the Jacobean Suite and gorgeous log fire. The sixteenth century, Grade-II listed property, provides an ideal romantic getaway. £200 with bottle of wine for a two night stay.
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©Tintern Abbey Cottage

©Tintern Abbey Cottage

Originating from the 18th century, Tintern Abbey Cottage is ‘chocolate box cute’ and the perfect size for two. Guests can wake to views over the mighty Abbey then enjoy days ambling the Forest in all its February glory. Package for 2 includes lavendered Egyptian cotton linen for duvets, big fluffy towels, use of fresh cotton robes, whirlpool bath, scented candles, bottle of sparkling wine and  spring flowers on arrival for £269. 
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For something different, the International Centre for Birds of Prey are putting on two Valentine Owl evenings on the 13th and 14th Feb! Or why not head to the Drive-in Cinema at the Dive Centre and snuggle up in front of a great film with some snacks? Check herefor times and prices.
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Finally St Johns on the Hill Day Nurseriesare hosting a Valentines Ball at Chepstow Race Course on the 14th Feb in aid of the British Heart Foundation. £40 per person including drinks reception, 3-course meal and live music.
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If you’re looking for an intimate meal for two, why not try Wilton Court who are offering a special Valentine’s Day menu, as do the Yew Tree Inn who also have a pianist playing during lunch!
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This entry was posted on 3 February 2015 by in Accommodation, Activities, Stay somewhere different and tagged , , .
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