Forget crowded restaurants and overpriced roses! This Valentine’s Day, escape to the cozy confines of a self-catering holiday cottage. Ditch the traditional and embrace a romantic adventure filled with personalized touches and intimate moments.
If you’re looking to plan the most romantic trip for your special person, we’re bringing you a guide for how you can plan an unforgettable Valentine’s Day filled with love, laughter, and local delights.
Top Things To Do On A Valentines Day Getaway
1. Home Made Breakfast
Plan ahead and visit a local farm shop or market for the freshest ingredients. Think seasonal fruits, artisan bread, creamy cheeses, and free-range eggs. Support local farmers and elevate your breakfast with the taste of the region.
In your fully equipped Squirrel Lettings kitchen, you can whip up a delicious spread of heart-shaped pancakes, fluffy omelets, or fresh pastries. Pick up flaky croissants, pain au chocolat, or decadent pastries from a local bakery. Don’t forget a loaf of crusty bread for toast or sandwiches. Add a touch of festivity with a bottle of chilled champagne or sparkling wine.
2. A Romantic Stroll
After breakfast, why not enjoy a romantic walk together to explore the local scenery. Breathe in the fresh air, listen to the rustling leaves, and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. These simple yet powerful elements weave a spell of romance, reminding you of the simple joys found in being together.
Stafford, with its rolling hills, charming villages, and historical sites, provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape.
Start your journey by the imposing yet majestic Stafford Castle, a symbol of the town’s rich past. Imagine knights and damsels in distress as you wander its grounds, marveling at the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, then wander through the ancient town streets admiring the historic buildings, then explore Victoria Park and enjoy the sound of the River Sow as it flows by.
Refuel your love walk with a delightful stop at one of Stafford’s charming cafes or tea rooms. Cozy interiors, warm scones with clotted cream, and steaming cups of tea offer a respite from the crisp air. Intimate conversations flow as you savor the treats, creating memories that will warm your hearts long after Valentine’s Day has passed.
3. Pamper Time
After your walk, it’s time to escape the world’s demands and create a haven of pure pampering in your self-catering getaway. Let Valentine’s Day be an excuse to prioritize yourselves, reconnect, and revitalize.
Draw a luxurious bath with rose petals and essential oils, light some candles, and indulge in a relaxing spa session together. Masks, massages, and homemade beauty treatments are perfect for some self-care and pampering. This is the perfect time to get intimate and offer each other gentle massages with scented oils, nourishing face masks, or even cucumber slices for your eyes.
4. Snuggle Up
Snuggle in with a warm blanket, sip hot chocolate, and reminisce about your love story. Play nostalgic music, share old photos, or read love poems to each other. Today, amidst the hustle and bustle of life, you’ve carved out a sanctuary just for two, a perfect Valentine’s Day escape nestled in the heart of this charming getaway.
As you pull your blankets closer, reminisce about your first meeting, the shared adventures that have shaped your journey together, and the dreams you weave for the future.
5. Cook a romantic dinner together
Get creative in the kitchen and prepare a delicious meal just for two. Choose each other’s favorite dishes, light some candles, and set the table with love. Browse cookbooks, search online, or simply tap into your culinary intuition. Let the recipe be a reflection of your preferences, a shared decision that sparks excitement and anticipation. Don’t rush the process. Enjoy the shared chopping, stirring, and seasoning. Turn each step into a moment of connection, appreciating the time spent together as much as the final product.
Don’t forget the sweet ending! Bake a heart-shaped cake, whip up a decadent mousse, or indulge in a simple bowl of fresh berries with cream.
6. Movie Night
Snuggle up on the couch with a classic rom-com, a heartwarming independent film, or a movie that holds special meaning for your relationship. Unlike the usual movie nights, this one holds a special touch as Squirrel lettings, with their commitment to your comfort, equip each of their properties with Amazon Fire TV Sticks. This little technological marvel becomes your gateway to a boundless selection of cinematic stories, waiting to be explored together.
Make popcorn, prepare snacks, and enjoy quality time together. And after the credits roll, the magic continues. Discuss the movie, dissect the characters, and share how it resonated with your own love story. Let the film spark conversations, laughter, and deeper connections.
The crisp Valentine’s Day air nips at your cheeks, but the warmth of love chases away the chill as you step outside your self-catering haven. Overhead, the inky canvas of the night sky stretches infinitely, adorned with a million twinkling diamonds. Tonight, the stars become your companions, guiding you on a romantic adventure of stargazing, nestled in the embrace of your own private garden.
Forget the crowded rooftops and light-polluted cityscapes. Here, amidst the whispering trees and the gentle hum of nature, the stars shine brighter, their stories waiting to be unraveled. Spread out a cozy blanket on the grass, transforming your garden into a haven of celestial intimacy. Lie down side-by-side, hands intertwined, and let your gaze wander across the vast expanse above.
And this is where the guide ends… have fun!
This Valentine’s Day, ditch the conventional and embrace the magic of a self-catering cottage getaway in Staffordshire with Squirrel Lettings. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a unique and unforgettable experience that celebrates your love in the most heartwarming way possible, and if you book directly with us and let us know you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, we can make sure to help with some special touches. So, relax, reconnect, and enjoy a Valentine’s Day filled with love, laughter, and cozy moments you’ll cherish forever!