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How to Spend the Perfect Valentine&#8217;s Day in a Luxury Lodge

How to Spend the Perfect Valentine’s Day in a Luxury Lodge

Today is Valentine’s Day! With February being the month of love, it’s the perfect time to plan an unforgettable experience for you and your beloved. What better way to celebrate love than by retreating to a luxury lodge nestled amidst nature’s embrace? So, we’ve created a guide for every type of couple, from food lovers to adventurers, for the best Valentine’s Day ever at our parks.

For the Food Lovers…

All of our luxury lodges are complete with a modern fitted kitchen and appliances. So, you can impress your partner with a romantic meal. But, why not enhance your romantic getaway by incorporating the region’s flavours into your culinary experience? Not only does this support local communities, but it also adds a unique and authentic touch to your Valentine’s Day celebration, elevating it to a truly unforgettable evening.

Hornbeam Country Park is set in the heart of East Devon, so there are plenty of village farmer’s markets to peruse. Try Honiton’s weekly street market for local charcuterie, fresh produce and new flavours, including the famous Devon Fire chorizo.

For the History Lovers…

If you and your partner are history buffs with a penchant for grandeur, there is no better place to visit on your Valentine’s getaway than Highclere Castle, famously known as the real Downton Abbey. Aside from exploring its grand state rooms, the castle also hosts a collection of Egyptian artefacts from the 5th Earl’s discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. 

The Castle is hosting dedicated Valentine’s tours with afternoon tea and a guide to show you around the historic site. Being just a 20-minute drive from Cherry Bird Country Park, it’s the perfect couple’s day out!

For the Ramblers…

If your ideal day is wandering around a new place, discovering new places at your own pace, there’s no better place to do so than the historic village of Boscastle. Just 30 minutes from Willow Bay Country Park, you might recognise the town as the location for the TV show Doc Martin. 

Aside from its TV fame, there’s so much to explore in Boscastle. Step into the past at the historic Tintagel Post Office and finish the day cosying up with a meal at The Napoleon Inn, taking in its 16th-century charm.

For the Adventurers…

If you and your partner have a passion for the outdoors, Aspen Country Park is the place for you. For an escape from the hustle and bustle of life, look no further than the nearby Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. It’s the National Trust’s oldest reserve and home to over 9000 species of wildlife. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a thrilling expedition through this unique wilderness, traversing wooden boardwalks and winding trails as you explore its hidden corners and secret habitats. Keep your eyes peeled for rare and elusive species such as bitterns, otters, and water voles, and revel in the sense of discovery as you uncover the fen’s natural wonders.

There is truly something for everyone around our parks. So, transform the way you get away this year with an Encore Holiday Lodge. To learn more about our lodges, contact our team