Kids bring a multitude of things to your life, happiness, laughter, fret nerves and little time for anything remotely adult. With each weekend brings a rigmarole of picking up and dropping off, children's party's and sporting activities. Suddenly your weekends aren't quite so relaxing, and your roll in to Monday wondering where the heck your down time has gone.
So once a year Salvatore and I try and get away from a short break... sans kids.
We don't do big presents for anniversaries or Christmas, we like to put money aside for us to treat ourselves to a short break for just us two.
And now I have our family summer holiday booked (back to Cornwall a firm favourite for us) we are finally in the position to think about our romantic break for two... How exciting!
What I look for when booking a romantic hotel break for just us two is:
- Comfortable airy rooms, with a lovely big bed (ahem, get your head out the gutter), a full uninterrupted 7 hours sleep is one of the many perks of going away without the kids.
- Delicious dining on site. We often will just want to dump our bags on the arrival and chill out and eat, so an onsite excellent restaurant is a must. No chicken nuggets in site, pure indulgence is most rewarding.
- Close to amenities. Even better if they are ones that you would like to see but the kids would be bored, gardens, landmarks the nice things that adults appreciate, as opposed to finding the local playground with the best swings around.
With those three things in mind, here is where I'm looking,
The UK has so many beautiful places to visit.
Top runner for me so far
Darlington Hall Devon
For us Devon isn't too far to travel, but yet feels a million miles away from life's responsibilities and gives us the breather we need.
I found Darlington Hall via Classic British Hotels a site where i've found many a great hotel. think hidden gems, boutiques and luxury.
From here we can visit Dartmoor National Park and walk without little people complaining that their legs hurt, explore the South Devon Heritage Coast and visit Buckfast Abbey at our pleasure.
I'm so excited for this time away.
Do you have any Romantic getaways planned? Or any great British breaks?