Here in the New Forest we believe that every day should be Valentine’s Day. Which is probably why we’re regularly flagged-up as one of the UK’s most romantic places to come on holiday to or visit for the weekend!
If you’re looking for a break right away, start by checking out The Pig at Brockenhurst’s Winter Getaway for two from £159, which includes an overnight stay and a bottle of Pig Hut wine to take away on departure. Or what about the £339 Valentine’s Break at the Montagu Arms at Beaulieu? Along with champagne and chocolates in your luxury room, you’ll indulge in a seven-course tasting menu at their award-winning Terrace restaurant. A New Forest breakfast and use of the health club facilities at nearby Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst are also included.
Careys Manor Hotel is also a perfect place to stay, with 3 fantastic on-site restaurants, an award winning spa and located in a wonderful location, surrounded by forest where you can go for a romantic stroll.
The Master Builder’s House Hotel is right on the river at Beaulieu, one of Britain’s most beautiful villages. Their Winter Warmer deal is on until March 29, offering two nights for £199 including a Posh Classic double bedroom, breakfast each morning, and dinner for two on one night in their Riverview Restaurant.
Lime Wood and Chewton Glen Hotel are also perfect for a grown-up escape but if you want to ensure your trip really will be adults only, then get along to Burley Manor. They are a child-free establishment and have plenty of year-round offers, including two nights for the price of one and a current offer on booking a suite. In addition to their cosy bar and restaurant featuring the best of Mediterranean cuisine, they also have Temple Spa treatment rooms – perfect for a little extra luxury.
Prefer the joys of camping or, rather, glamping? Back of Beyond Touring Park at St Leonards to the west of the New Forest is set in 30 acres of countryside and this family run, peaceful park is another spot exclusively for adults only. You can choose to have your romantic getaway in either a yurt, pod, lodge or shepherd hut!
Staying at a self catering cottage also provides a romantic retreat for the two of you, with many set in secluded woodlands where peace and tranquillity are the key. Keep an eye out for properties that offer open fireplaces, hot tubs and private gardens where you can relax together, or with direct forest access, perfect for a stroll through the forest. Kings Hyde Cottage is also adults exclusive. This gorgeous 1 bedroom cottage is ideal for a relaxed couples break away from everyday life.
There are also plenty of cute B&B’s located in our towns and villages and tucked away within the forest that would be dreamy for a break for you and your special someone.
And don’t forget that couples are welcome year-round at all our top-notch holiday parks; Shorefield, Hoburne Bashley and Sandy Balls Holiday Village – for quieter times make sure you book midweek away from school holidays times.
If you’re coming to the New Forest for a limited time you’ll want to pack in as many romantic experiences as possible, which is great – because we have so many!
Take your loved-one to the village of Lover (a good place for a romantic proposal in this Leap Year, we think!), or book the bejewelled Alhambra Room at Rhinefield House Hotel, another magical location for a wedding proposal.
Treat your other half to a lunch or dinner created and cooked by Michelin Star Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder at Lime Wood’s Hartnett Holder & Co, or choose from many of our other fantastic restaurants in the New Forest.
Look up one of our beautiful pubs – we have pubs with gardens, pubs next to rivers and pubs with roaring fires, depending on the season - and enjoy a walk and a leisurely pub lunch a deux.
Two-getherness is something our New Forest spas are very good at which is why you won’t want to miss out on a twilight spa experience for two at Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa or the rejuvenating treatments available at the Herb House Spa at Lime Wood. Chewton Glen is also home to a luxurious spa, where you can shut your mind off and relax in aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam room, there are also a wealth of treatments to tempt you.
Still need some inspo? Take a look at our site – we’ve got ideas for every month of the year. Find there here at thenewforest.co.uk.