With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (or the “Hallmark Holiday” as my husband likes to call it), why not use this opportunity to book a night away?
You can find great deals if you look around, even deals including a night away with your dog, if you are in fact parents to a fluffy baby!
No need to look any further though, we have compiled a list of all the great deals around for Valentine’s Day for you in some of the most beautiful spots around the country.
Country Romance at Cliff at Lyons
Cosy drinks by the crackling fires, bracing country walks hand-in-hand, and dinner under the stars in The Orangery Restaurant – the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway. This Valentine’s, they have an overnight stay available from 10th and 17th February inclusive from €349 for an Estate Room, including CLIFF handmade chocolates and prosecco in the room on arrival, a pre-dinner ‘Love is in the Air’ cocktail and dinner in The Orangery.
Cliff at Lyons is the newest addition to the CLIFF group, offering contemporary luxury that values its important history, in an idyllic rural setting just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, with an award-winning spa, The Well in the Garden, and a range of activities available.
A Starry-Eyed Break at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Enjoy a starry break with your loved one this Valentine’s at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. The stunning setting of Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa overlooking the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful beach of Inchydoney makes the perfect romantic backdrop in itself for your Valentine’s break.
This year, the hotel has added in plenty of extras to ensure an unforgettable getaway: two nights in a beautiful guestroom with your own private balcony with sea views, a candlelit dinner overlooking Inchydoney beach, a Diamond and Gold Skin Revival Facial for the ladies and a Sensual Elemis back massage for the gents as well as Afternoon Tea for two. This two-night break costs from €358 per person sharing.
Spend this Valentine’s with your beloved pooch, with a Puppy Love break at Cliff House Hotel or Cliff at Lyons Hotel & Country Retreat.
Cliff House Hotel, the luxurious seaside boutique gem set into the hills overlooking Ardmore, has a Sandy Paws offer where everyone can enjoy long clifftop walks and sea swimming (or doggy paddling). Once dried off with their complimentary fluffy towel, furry friends are welcome to join their family on the Terrace at Cliff House Hotel and enjoy a relaxing nap at their owners’ feet.
Cliff at Lyons, the hotel and country retreat set in acres of lush Kildare countryside and gardens, has Puppy Love, a seventh heaven sensory overload of blissful walks for hound and human through the estate gardens and grounds, and all along the nearby canal, lanes and hedgerows.
If your dog is most deserving of your love this Valentine’s, spend a lovely break with them at Cliff House Hotel or Cliff at Lyons. Sandy Paws at Cliff House Hotel, Waterford is available from €284 per night for two, including breakfast plus one dog guest, and Puppy Love at Cliff at Lyons, Kildare is from €280 per night for two humans plus one dog, including breakfast.
The Love Actually package at Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort
Create your own love story this Valentine’s Day at Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort. The luxurious hotel’s picturesque setting provides the perfect backdrop to a truly romantic escape. Start as you intend to go on with prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room on arrival. Visit the spa’s beautiful outdoor infinity pool in the evening to watch the sunset with a glass of wine in the atmospheric Cellar Bar, providing the perfect end to a lovely day together.
The Love Actually one-night package is available from €134.50 per person sharing on Thursday 14th February 2018 or from €304.00 per person for two nights and includes bed and breakfast, prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries, one dinner in Maxwell’s Grill Room, a rose petal turndown service, unlimited use of the Health Spa’s infinity pool, Water Mint Thermal Suite, Gymnasium, and Relaxation rooms.
Love Hearts at Hunter’s Yard Hotel
What better way to say ‘I love you’ than an overnight Valentine’s escape at the luxurious Hunter’s Yard, at Mount Juliet Estate Hotel, the polished and cosy country estate. This elegantly transformed courtyard, just five minutes' walk from the Manor House, is home to the bright and spacious rooms of the new hotel at Mount Juliet Estate, and the relaxed and inviting dining option of The Hound at Hunter’s Yard.
A tranquil hideaway, treat your Valentine to the Love Hearts package at Hunter’s Yard, available from €295, valid from the 14th February until the 27th February. The package includes an overnight stay, a welcome bottle of bubbles and a red rose on arrival, dinner served in The Hound at Hunter’s Yard and breakfast the following morning.
Laura Doyle, mum of 4. Kyle 9, Noa Belle 4, Briar 2 and Milla 12 months. Breastfeeder, co-sleeper, coffee drinker. Staying positive and inspired by the chaos of it all. Follow her on Instagram.