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Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and a cozy self-catering cottage escape sounds like the perfect way to rekindle the romance. But packing for such a special occasion requires a touch of thoughtfulness and practicality. Fear not, lovebirds! Here’s your guide to what to pack for a romantic getaway filled with cozy nights, romantic adventures, and memories to cherish.

Don’t forget, if you’re planning a romantic getaway for two at Squirrel Lettings, make sure to BOOK DIRECT so we can help create the most romantic experience for you with some unique personal touches and special treats.

Setting The Mood

Romantic nightwear

Remember, comfort is key! Choose nightwear made from soft, breathable fabrics like silk, satin, or cotton so you can move freely and feel confident. And don’t forget the power of accessories. A delicate necklace, a pair of statement earrings, or even a pair of playful stockings can add a touch of extra allure.

Whether you’re into snuggly sweaters, soft pajamas, and cozy socks for those cosy evenings watching a romantic movie, a sexy silky slip for spicing things up, or matching dressing gowns for a couply experience, what you were for bedtime on your romantic getaway is just as important as what you wear for your dinner date!


Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, intimacy, and creating a truly special atmosphere. And what better way to set the mood than with the soft glow and alluring scents of candles?

Opt for candles made from natural waxes and essential oils for a cleaner burn and a more pleasant scent, and mix and match tall pillars, votives, and tea lights to create a visual and aromatic ambiance. Opt for scents that are known to be aphrodisiacs, like rose, jasmine, or sandalwood. These fragrances can evoke feelings of love, passion, and sensuality.

Romantic music playlist

Create a soundtrack for your getaway with love songs, relaxing tunes, or even something upbeat for dancing the night away. All Squirrel Lettings properties are fully equipped with Alexas, so you can enjoy your romantic playlist or get recomendations for music perfect for having a slow dance with your beloved.

Culinary Delights

Special ingredients for a romantic meal

Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate love and connection, and what better way to do that than by whipping up a delicious meal together? Forget crowded restaurants and expensive prix fixe menus – create your own magical evening with a romantic dish you cook side-by-side, filled with laughter, shared flavors, and a sprinkle of love.

While the food is important, the true magic of this meal lies in the experience of cooking it together. Put on some music, pour yourselves a glass of wine, and laugh as you chop vegetables, sear the scallops, and assemble the dishes. The shared experience, the anticipation, and the love you pour into the preparation will make this meal truly special.

Breakfast essentials

Imagine fluffy croissants, buttery pain au chocolat, or decadent cinnamon rolls waiting for you. Pick up some local pastries from a bakery or pre-order them for delivery to your cottage for a touch of indulgence.

With a little planning and these essentials, your self-catering holiday mornings will be filled with romance, laughter, and the warm glow of shared breakfasts. So, grab your basket, pack your love, and get ready to wake up to a delicious adventure!

Travel mugs and water bottles

Escape the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a touch of adventure! Lace up your boots, pack your love, and embark on a romantic hike, fueled by warm drinks shared from travel mugs and a thermos – the perfect recipe for a romantic and invigorating escape.

Pack a delicious homemade soup in your thermos, like a creamy tomato bisque or a hearty lentil stew. Enjoying a warm and comforting lunch amidst nature, surrounded by the love of your life, is an experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Relaxation and Pampering

Bath bombs and essential oils

Valentine’s Day is a time to pamper, reconnect, and create memories that linger long after the chocolates are gone. This year, why not ditch the crowded restaurants and transform your self-catering getaway into a haven of romance with a luxurious, shared bath experience? But don’t just settle for plain water – let bath bombs and essential oils weave their magic and set the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Choose bath bombs with romantic scents like rose, jasmine, or lavender. Opt for vibrant colors or even heart-shaped bombs for a playful touch. Remember, the fizz and swirling colors will add to the sensory experience. Create a romantic atmosphere with essential oils like ylang-ylang, known for its aphrodisiac properties, or sandalwood, with its warm and grounding aroma.

With a little planning, some thoughtful additions, and a dash of creativity, your self-catering getaway can transform into a romantic haven for two. So light the candles, draw the bath, and let the magic of bath bombs and essential oils whisk you away on a journey of love and relaxation.

Face masks and pampering products

Amidst the chocolates, flowers, and fancy dinners, don’t forget the power of self-care and shared experiences. This year, why not ditch the traditional and embark on a romantic face mask ritual with your loved one? Forget the spa reservations – turn your home into a haven of pampering and create memories that go beyond the ordinary.

Choose face masks that cater to your skin types and preferences. Whether it’s a hydrating and plumping mask for a dewy look or a purifying and detoxifying mask for a refreshed feel, find options that complement each other and your desired results. Bonus points for matching colors or scents for a playful twist! Prepare cucumber slices for your eyes, fluffy towels for post-mask pampering, and maybe even some chilled sparkling water or herbal tea to complete the spa-like experience.

Bonus Touches

Love notes and small gifts: Surprise your loved one with handwritten love notes hidden around the cottage or small, thoughtful gifts that remind them of your love.

Board games and puzzles: Spend quality time together with fun board games or challenging puzzles for cozy evenings in.

Local guidebook and maps: Explore the surrounding area with a guidebook and maps, discovering hidden gems and romantic restaurants.

With this list as your guide, your self-catering cottage getaway will be a haven of romance, relaxation, and shared experiences that will strengthen your bond and create memories that last a lifetime. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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