With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, De Vere Tortworth Court, part of De Vere’s collection of historic mansion house estates, has a special Valentine’s Retreat package for couples looking to celebrate their love with a relaxing and romantic stay in February.
De Vere Tortworth Court in the South Cotswolds is a stunning Grade II listed Mansion House Hotel home to an extraordinary Victorian arboretum. It is a perfect romantic getaway if you are looking to explore the Cotswolds, long-known as one of England’s most beautiful destinations thanks to its rolling hills, scenic views and picture-perfect villages.
The Valentine’s Retreat package is priced from £180 per couple and includes a 50-minute Full Body Massage each, three hours in the hotel’s beautiful spa facilities, a £25 voucher towards lunch and a JustBe ‘loved’ chocolate. The offer is available Monday to Thursday between February 1st and February 28th, 2022.
Couples looking for some R&R can unwind in the De Vere Tortworth Estate Leaf Spa, which offers the perfect sanctuary for pampering and relaxation. The Leaf Spa offers JustBe Botanicals treatments and products designed to restore guests’ emotional balance and enhance a sense of wellbeing. Each treatment uses oils infused with a blend of botanicals targeted to achieve guests’ desired ‘state of mind’, which includes happy, pure, active, tranquil, and detoxed.
All of the spa experiences include a complimentary gin, tonic, and chocolate infused with the same ‘state of mind’ botanicals.
The hotel is also a great base from which to explore the region, as it is located close to several attractions, historic castles, abbeys and manor houses. In addition to this, some quaint Cotswold villages, such as Castle Combe, are within easy reach, as are the cities of Bristol and Bath.
For fans of movies and TV shows, a visit to Lacock Abbey should be on the agenda. It is a stunning location often used in movie and TV shoots, including Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Also, just a short drive away is Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden – a must-visit for those who enjoy a liberal dose of science and history.
Guests can also take a romantic stroll through one of Britain’s finest arboretums, located within the hotel grounds and created by the 3rd Earl of Ducie in 1853. The arboretum is home to more than 300 plant and tree specimens set within the estate’s 30 acres of Gloucestershire parkland, which also features specially commissioned sculptures by artist Emma Stothard, including a parliament of hares positioned as the centrepiece of the formal garden.
The De Vere Tortworth Estate offers audio tours of the gardens and arboretum and detailed information about its history, which you can find out more about here. The property even has a resident cat, Lady Grey, who is often spotted roaming the hotel or sunbathing on the grounds.
For further information on the De Vere Tortworth Estate and to make a booking, visit www.devere.co.uk/time-well-spent/.
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