Romantic Highlights across the region; how to Valentine in the East

Whether you’re a romantic couple seeking something traditional, a couple looking for something a bit different or are free, single and fancy treating yours truly, we’ve got you covered.



Luxury Rural Retreat

Maybe three is the magic number, we mean you, your partner and your dog of course!

Bethnal&Bec is an adult only accommodation for anyone looking for a place to switch-off, sleep, enjoy long walks, leisurely lunches in fantastic authentic local pubs, rest, or binge-watch Netflix on a 43″ Smart TV.


The retreats are equipped with every home comfort you could imagine including wood burning stoves, luxury bathrooms, private hot tubs and a unique in-room honesty pantry. Perfect for a truly romantic rejuvenating stay, whilst overlooking a beautiful wildflower meadow and uninterrupted countryside views.

Booking via Bethnal & Bec

Romantic Retreat in the East


Fielding Cottage in Norfolk

Home to the farm of the award-winning Fielding Cottage goats cheese, is the perfect retreat for couples this Valentine’s.

The ‘Love Nest’ is comfortable and beautifully appointed cottage is private, cosy and situated in a countryside setting, but is only 11 miles from the historic city of Norwich. The self-catering cottage is situated on the first floor and includes a comfortable double bedroom, a spacious ensuite bathroom including a shower, a well-equipped kitchen and an adjoining lounge area.

Why stop there though, you can take a bit of Fielding Cottage with you by treating yourself to one of the gifts from the Goat Shed Farm Shop. With goats cheese truckles, hand and body lotions made from goats milk and even book a Goat cheese making course later on in the Spring. Surely, you’d be maaaaaad not to take a look!

Booking via – Fielding Cottage Holidays


Fielding Cottage Norfolk - Love Nest Romantic Accommodation
‘Love Nest’ Fielding Cottage, Norfolk


Love Light Norwich Festival

Love Light Norwich takes place between 13 – 15 February 2020 and is a new, family friendly light festival for all ages. With the theme of love and belonging, the festival will embrace the power of art and innovation, to encourage wellbeing and community connection.

With a multitude of uplifting events that started in January and culminate around Valentines, there is something for everyone, even those faithfull friends get to shine – literally. In the true meaning of inclusiveness LumiDogs will see local dogs and their owners invited to join the Valentine’s Parade (14 February) wearing homemade light up costumes.

LumiDogs, Love Light Festival to celebrate Valentines Day, Norwich
LumiDogs, Love Light Festival, Norwich

As it gets dark, over 15 illuminated art works will form a trail of light including large-scale projections onto iconic historic buildings and interactive installations. Plus, there will be performances of fire, the Valentine’s Parade and al fresco music.

More info here Love Light Norwich


The Good, The Bad and The (Romantic) Hungry

Request your company for a romantic evening meal from an a la carte menu. (You are welcome to bring a tipple). With no set menu for the night couples can order as much or little as they like.

The Good, Bad Hungry Café is nestled within the GWC Equestrian Centre near Diss. Well known for their all day breakfast and homemade cakes during the day to the bistro menu in the evening. Coffee is locally roasted after being brought directly from the farmer and freshly ground to order for you to enjoy at its very best. We offer a warm, friendly and fun place for guests to relax and enjoy. Open seven days a week year round.’

Please book on 01379 388193
Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free Options Available.

More info here GWC Equestrian Centre

GWC Equestrian Centre, Norfolk
GWC Equestrian Centre, Norfolk



Beer & Bouquets Valentine’s Day Workshop

Now for something a bit different, beer and flower arranging. Beer is not obligatory!!

Come and have a drink with your friends and make your loved one a really special, beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day. Special – because you have made it yourself and beautiful – because it just will be!

Expertly taken step-by-step through the process, you will make a gift-wrapped, hand-tied bouquet ready for giving on Valentine’s Day (with a certificate to show you have made the gift!)

£35.00 per person. Book directly with Pop Up Blooms



Valentine’s Day with the girls – Galentine’s Day

For those keen to ditch the Valentine’s Day tradition and instead spend some quality time relaxing with girlfriends, Glass House Retreat is offering an amazing spa day package named ‘Time Out for Two’.

The recently-opened Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built spa, detox and weight loss retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside, less than an hour from Central London. Glass House offers 21 rooms, a sauna, indoor-heated swimming pool, a panoramic gym and a plethora of treatments from expert therapists using Elemis products. The retreat is the perfect haven for tranquillity and a great way for women to escape Valentine’s day this year, head out of London and celebrate the amazing women in their lives.

Glass House Retreat Essex - Sauna
Glass House Retreat, Essex

For just £200 for both visitors, one guest will receive an Elemis Rose Restore massage, whilst the other guest will receive a Hot Mineral Body Boost massage. The package will also include the use of all spa facilities, a healthy vegan lunch for two and a hotel room for the day in addition to the 75-minute spa treatment.

Booking via – Glass House Retreat


Decorate your home with love

If going out isn’t your style and you’d rather have a romantic staycation in your own home then why not furnish with love and add a touch of romance with these home décor ideas. Maybe something for the weekend like this luxury rug from The Rug Seller or a more permanent feature to show how much you care with a design from I Want Wallpaper.

3D Romantic Rose Rug in Red from £34.99
3D Rose Rug in Red from £34.99



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