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The Cotswold is arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the UK so it is no surprise that we are seeing individuals, couples and families relocating to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and falling in love with the Cotswold countryside.

Whether you’re being whisked away for the weekend or a local romantic looking forward to the sweet celebration, which happens every year on February 14th, we have selected a few of our favourite adventures which you can enjoy with the ones you adore for an enchanting day out in the Cotswolds we know you’ll love!

Enjoy a blissful spa day

Seeking relaxation this Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds? Then you’ll be delighted to know there is a wealth of spas which you can book, with treatments and packages tailored just to you. Cocoon yourself in loveliness as the Thyme in Lechlade, Cowley Manor nr Cheltenham, The Lygon Arms in Broadway, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa in Chipping Campden and Barnsley House.

A romantic dinner for two

One of the most obvious things to do on Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds is going out for a fancy meal. With plenty of restaurants to choose from we know that it can often be hard to find the perfect one, so we’ve narrowed down two of the best just for you.

Ellenborough Park offers some truly exquisite food that’s inspired by its proud heritage and the countryside that surrounds it. Showcasing fresher-than-fresh produce and the very best flavours of each season, you’re in for a real treat.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is a modern British Inn that’s perfect for a cosy Valentine’s dinner. Its award-winning kitchen uses only the finest seasonal ingredients to create a mouth-watering menu that celebrates traditional British cuisine.

Valentines Day in the Cotswolds


Unique Adventures

If you’re looking to create magical memories in the Cotswolds, then why not step out of your comfort zone and try something completely new?

From the rolling countryside to picturesque woodlands and historic towns, the Cotswold Hot Air Balloon Experience will stay with you forever. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty truly earns it name and is best appreciated from the skies. Share a bubble of fizz amongst the clouds and immerse yourself within the Cotswold landscape.

Gin and whiskey lovers rejoice with a tour of the Cotswold Distillery. Spend part of your Valentine’s Day at either a Gin Blending masterclass or a Whiskey Blending masterclass and learn from the experts. Discover how a good gin or whiskey is made and have the chance of creating your own.

Enjoy your own tasty creations at The Cotswolds Baking Workshop, where this February they are offering classes such as ‘Afternoon Tea Treats’, ‘Marvelous Macarons’ and ‘Italian Baking’. Whether you’re a baking whizz or new to the kitchen, these classes are full of fun as well as delicious. Their location at the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds gives us unique access to local producers and delicious ingredients to use while you learn in-person, online, or one-to-one with the founder, Susie.

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Batsford Arboretum

With more than 50 acres to explore, Batsford Arboretum is the perfect location for a romantic stroll. Wrap up warm and arm yourself with a flask of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and you can while away the hours taking in nature and the amazing tree shapes. There are even photography workshops to partake in the weekend before – you and your loved one can work together to get the perfect shot to commemorate your visit. Maintained all year round, whatever the season you can relax in the ever-changing colour and displays that Mother Nature has to offer.

Blenheim Palace

Explore the world heritage site at your leisure; with beautiful walks of varying length available, fabulous works of art, a Victorian Passions and Pursuits exhibition that includes a permanent feature on Winston Churchill – there’s even a film trail so you could pop the question in a special spot, should you wish to… Get lost (metaphorically!) in the beautiful grounds and sweeping staircases of a beautiful palace and make your special someone feel like a star this Valentine’s day at Blenheim Palace.

Fairytale Getaway

Walk hand-in-hand through the picturesque Cotswolds countryside and experience true romance in the charming Cotswolds towns and villages.  The beautiful Cotswolds are notorious for romantic breaks with a plethora of fine dining experiences, award-winning restaurants and charming adventures throughout the area.

Valentines in the Cotswolds

If you are looking for a special place for a Valentine’s break away, then look no further than our short term lets in the Cotswolds

The Lodge is a a magical oasis! With modern and unique interior seamlessly blended together, creating a stylish pad of luxury and comfort. It has been generously equipped with sleek appliances alongside creative architecture than transforms this Cotswold home into a remarkable gem. Located in the heart of Cheltenham, in Montpellier, you get to experience the joyful hustle & bustle of the town whilst being embedded in the hillside, enjoying enchanting views of the countryside.

Sheepbridge Lodge mirrors something out of a fairytale book! With Cotswold stone exterior, duck egg coloured window frames and doors, oak beams along the ceilings, a pink rose bush hugging the house and the most immaculate garden, this property is incredibly characterful and charming. This 3-bedroom home is beautifully situated on the edge of the Coln Valley in Eastleach, a traditional Cotswold village with thousands of magical countryside walks on its door step.

Blackpitts Farmhouse has been refurbished to an extremely high standard. Whilst the exterior represents a classic Cotswolds Farmhouse, the interior is both beautifully designed and contemporary in its layout. It’s located in Aldsworth, an unspoilt village surrounded by large fields, farms and open countryside. It’s situated close to Burford, the gateway to the Cotswolds and Cirencester, the old Roman capital of the Cotswolds.

Bluebell Bank is made of magic. Located just one mile outside Stow-on-the-Wold, in the picturesque central Cotswolds, you can enjoy the wealth of independent shops, markets and history that it has to offer. With fantastic transport links, both road and rail, this family home is an ideal place to stay for a countryside holiday at any time of the year! This family home has been designed with size and elegance, with a tremendous garden that exceeds all expectations of the countryside.

Get in touch with the team at hello@cotswoldlettingagency.com or on 01993 684572 & fall in love with the Cotswolds!

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