Want a romantic break in the countryside? Then here are a few locations for you to consider:
The Dramatic Lake District
For a countryside retreat with the finest scenery, visit the Lake District. The rugged fells, breathtaking lakes, woodlands and valleys, will leave you wanting more. Visit some of the notable attractions such as Dove Cottage or Hill Top, and follow a Wainwright walk to take in your beautiful surroundings.
A trip to the Lake District wouldn’t be complete without tucking into the delicious local fare, so taste some Cumberland Sausage or Herdwick Lamb, and then follow it up with Cartmel sticky toffee pudding or Grasmere gingerbread. When you need a little energy booster while you’re out and about, sample some Kendal Mint Cake. At the end of the day, curl up in your cosy accommodation in scenic surroundings and enjoy a little R&R.
Yorkshire Dales Delights
The Yorkshire Dales is top of the list for many a country retreat, and that’s understandable when you consider the green and rolling countryside that comprise this stunning National Park. Step into the Dales for a landscape characterised by lush fields, peppered with cows and sheep, farmhouses, stone walls and many a stone barn too.
Dig a little deeper, and you’ll discover dramatic waterfalls, historic castles, medieval abbeys, beautiful villages and bustling market towns to explore. If you simply want to sit back and relax, then embark on a journey by steam train to enjoy the stunning scenery without breaking into a sweat. Step onboard the Settle to Carlisle Railway and head across the majestic Ribblehead viaduct, a stunning feat of Victorian engineering, for photo opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Taste a tipple from one of the brewery’s in Masham or visit the Hawes Creamery for some mellow Wensleydale cheese. As you’d expect from a region that supplies so much produce there are numerous tea rooms, country pubs and top notch restaurants at which you can enjoy the local fare. So, book a romantic break in the divine Dales.
Dashing North Devon
Visit North Devon, for a countryside retreat unlike any other. You’ll come across quaint coves, dramatic cliff tops, stretches of idyllic beaches and scenic coastal walks to enjoy. Head into Clovelly and stroll through the cobbled streets past historic houses and down to the harbour that’s full of old-world charm.
Alternatively visit the picturesque village of Appledore, where you’ll see cottages painted in ice cream colours, find enticing independent shops to peruse, a maritime museum and many a gastronomic treat to enjoy.
In fact, North Devon provides culinary highlights aplenty from Michelin starred restaurants to farmers markets showcasing local produce, tea rooms and country pubs. So whether it is a cream tea or local seafood you want to enjoy, you won’t be short of options.
Your country break
So there you have a few ideas for your escape to the country. Whether it’s a coastal location, fells, lakes or rolling dales you find attractive, there’s bound to be a spot that will suit you. Book your accommodation through toprooms for a great deal, and you’ll soon be heading off to your countryside retreat.