“What can I do that’s extra special for our romantic break?”. We get asked this a lot – don’t worry you are not alone. Whether you are escaping for a honeymoon, minimoon, romantic break or just a few days of quality time together, we hope these ideas will give you that extra special time you are looking for. With Valentines Day coming up too, take careful note…
1. Champagne and Chocolates on arrival
Nothing gets your stay off to a better start than adding to the excitement of finding your secluded log cabin with a bottle of bubbly and some chocolates.
2. Take out the rowing boat for a surprise picnic on an island
Pack a few of your partners favourite foods, a chilled bottle of wine and a big rug and you’ve got all the ingredients for a perfect afternoon. This can’t be beaten on a summer’s day but in Feb it’s equally romantic in the rowing boat as you bob along on your private lake.
3. See a shooting star together in the steaming lakeside hot tub
If you are looking for a hot tub holiday then we have been told by many guests that we can’t be beaten. Tip toe out of your cosy log cabin across the decking and jump straight into the traditional Finnish hot tub. If you are being a gentlemen about it you will have take the cover off before! Grab a glass of something cold, lie back and watch the amazing stars that the Cotswold skies have on offer. The sounds of the wildlife on the lake around you provide the best sound track possible.
4. Take a walk to a nearby Cotswold pub
The Cotswolds is full of great pubs which boast long histories, big open fires, great atmospheres and most importantly of all, top food and drink. Find a table in a cosy corner and catch up on overdue quality time. In each cabin’s welcome pack we have an up to date list of our top pubs at the moment.
5. Switch off your phones, leave the TV unplugged and play board games in front of the log fire
Each one of our lakeside cabins have an array of board games to keep you entertained. Caution note: If you are the extra competitive type now is not the time to do everything in your board game powers to win, or even worse still, cheat. With the crackling log fire in front of you and some romantic music playing through the cabin’s wifi these ‘back to basic’ nights are often the best.
6. Explore the 100 acres of water on paddle boards together
If you are going for the Action Man / Bear Grylls vibe take lead and spend the last hour of the day gliding around on the still lake surface. Being out on the water on a SUP for sunset can’t be beaten.
7. Arrange a surprise private log cabin spa session
We offer a variety of luxury spa packages to be enjoyed privately in your log cabin. These can be arranged after you place your booking and are always a real treat. The best way to get that guaranteed Zen feeling.
8. Make sure fluffy bath robes are worn at all times
Nothing says you’ve escaped it all more than still being dressed in nothing but white robes late into the afternoon.
9. Get lost
Whether it’s on foot or on one of our bikes. Who cares if your outing takes a couple more hours than expected – its all part of the adventure.
10. Forage the best foods from any of the local Cotswold farmers markets and make a delicious meal for you both
Each one of our self catering cabins have fully equipped kitchens with everything you might need to whip up something special. Go for alfresco dining outside on the lakeside decking in the summer and fireside grub on the cosy winter evenings.
Got a few ideas? What are you waiting for get planning! You can book your stay here. Please let us know if we can help with any other aspects of your romantic break.