IF you are after the ultimate romantic getaway that is just around the corner, how about the luxury lodgings where numerous people have popped the question?

Cheshire Boutique Barns (07922 277292, cheshireboutiquebarns.co.uk), near Wrenbury, has provided the setting for more than 50 marriage proposals and it is currently offering a special package for Valentine’s Day.

Guests will receive a free ‘Champagne VIP arrival package’, usually costing £60, as part of the deal, arriving to find their luxury barn lit by lamps and candles with a fire burning in the hearth and a bottle of champagne on ice.

Each of the four barn conversions is individually styled, with indoor or outdoor real fires, and mezzanine bedrooms featuring White Company bedding and toiletries. Stays including February 14 cost between £245 and £345 for one night or between £338 and £448 for two nights, depending on choice of barn. Other bookable treats include the £75 ‘Fireside stargazer package’ where couples can gaze at the stars on outdoor loungers.

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You do not need to worry about getting cold because the loungers will be dressed in vintage wool blankets and eiderdowns, stowed with hot water bottles, and set by an outdoor firepit.

There will also be candles and lanterns all around, a bottle of champagne on ice, plus marshmallows for toasting.

The barns are in the grounds of a country mansion, just down the road from scenic walks along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal, and close to the Cholmondeley Arms, a gastro-pub set in a converted Victorian school, with a gin bar stocked with more than 300 varieties.

The special offer at Cheshire Boutique Barns is one of a number of deals in the area for Valentine’s Day and the Valentine’s weekend compiled by Visit Cheshire, the agency that champions tourism and leisure activities. Below are some of the other offers available for couples.


The Crewe hotel (01270 820000, legacy-hotels.co.uk) is offering a one-night package at its tranquil setting in 300 acres of countryside.

Valentine’s at Wychwood Park on February 14 or 15, includes an overnight stay, a three-course dinner, and a bottle of prosecco, and costs £129 per room per night.


The chain is offering ‘Room for romance’ at three of its Cheshire hotels – Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa (01244 570560), a 75-room hotel on the outskirts of Chester, The Bear’s Paw (01270 526317), a village inn near Sandbach, and The Pheasant Inn (01829 770434), a rural pub with rooms at Higher Burwardsley, close to the Sandstone Trail. The two-night stay includes accommodation with full English breakfast, prosecco and chocolates on arrival, and dinner on one night (£25 allowance per person).

Price £319 per room.


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The luxury resort near Knutsford (01565 830155, themereresort.co.uk), is offering a one-night romantic escape this Valentine’s Day.

At £130 per person, you get accommodation in a club room, an evening meal in Browns restaurant, and full English breakfast the following morning. Available from February 14 to 17 with a £45 per person evening meal allowance.


The hotel near Knutsford (01565 650333, cottonshotel.co.uk) has a one-night Valentine’s getaway, featuring champagne on arrival and a gift of chocolates and a rose for your other half.

The package also includes a four-course dinner with a gin cocktail for aperitif, breakfast, and access to the luxury spa. The price is £220 per room per night, valid between February 8 and 17.


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A one-night ‘Romantic rendezvous’ at Carden Park (01829 731007, cardenpark.co.uk) includes spa treatments for both guests – choose from a 40-minute ‘heavenly hydrating facial’, Carden bespoke massage or full body exfoliation. Plus there’ll be a bottle of wine and a box of chocs waiting in the room on arrival. The full package is £178 per room per night during February.