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We don’t think love should be limited to one day at Craig Manor, so why not keep February as your month of romance? Surprise your significant other with a special night or weekend away or delight them with small, romantic gestures throughout the month. We’ve highlighted our top five Valentine’s inspired ideas for you both to enjoy this year…

  1. Wine, Cheese and Games Night

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that are the most fun! Why not spend a romantic evening in each other’s company over your favourite bottle of wine (or champagne for an extra special treat), a tempting helping of cheese (don’t forget the chutney and crackers) and your favourite board, card or party game? You could even come up with something totally original to play – write a set of multiple choice questions about you (favourite film, food, most iconic moment etc.) that you both have to answer in secret. Then try to guess what you think your partner answered!

  1. A Weekend Away

If you plan on truly spoiling your loved one this Valentine’s, then where better to whisk them away to than the beautiful Lake District? With Windermere lake glistening just down the road, a whole host of charming gift and coffee shops and of course, unrivalled mountain views, there’s no better spot for your romantic escape than Craig Manor. Indulge a little more with our added extras for when you arrive. If you don’t have chance to visit over Valentine’s, why not give them a card with the booking details inside? That way, they’ll have something extra special to look forward to.

  1. Inspiring Walks and Hikes

Valentine’s is the perfect way to spend quality time with the person you love, so what could be more personal and romantic than a walk in the Lake District? If you’re keen walkers, challenge yourselves to a route you’ve never accomplished before, you’ll be rewarded with unrivalled, spectacular views and a great sense of achievement! If you’re new to the great outdoors, then there are a huge variety of leisurely walks around the lakes – simply ask one of our team members for advice on the best walks for beginners.

  1. A Picnic For Two

You don’t have to be the hiking type to enjoy the beauty of the Lake District. Wrap up warm, pack up the basket and grab your favourite rug for a simple yet memorable Valentine’s. With tranquil lake side parks, secluded mountain forests and even row boats for two on Windermere, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to take your loved one for the perfect picnic! Our weather can be a little unpredictable, so make sure you plan ahead and check the weather before setting out. If the rain decides to fall, you can always enjoy an indoor picnic, complete with classic scotch eggs, pork pies, and a cheeky slice of Victoria sponge!

  1. Lose Yourselves in Wordsworth

“The little remembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life.” – William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Discover his works and his inspiring life story at the most romantic time of the year. Take your loved one on a trip to the famous Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s first family home (and the only place in the world that you can see his personal belongings) in the quaint village of Grasmere. In the Dove Cottage garden – a place of refuge, meditation and inspiration, perhaps you could sit and try your own hand at a spot of poetry?!