Book your getaway for 2020

Memorable getaways

Memorable getaways - Credit: Archant

Who said planning a romantic break is just for Valentines?

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley - Credit: Archant


This magnificent brand new, spa resort hotel is ideally located just a stone's throw away from the multi award-winning Woodland Spa. So if you enjoy a relaxing spa, you will love it here.

There's plenty to do in the area from walks to sightseeing. There's also three restaurants within the resort, where the food served is a culinary work of art. And it tastes equally as good as it looks.

Built at a cost of £13 million, no expense has been spared and the hotel boasts a unique style of its own. The hotel's dynamic, creative interior offers more than a hint of glamour and a nod to the Art Dec scene of the past. You'll love the juxtaposition highlighting the contrast between the hotel's sleek and modernistic exterior lines and the spectacular uninterrupted views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside.

We recommend you wake early for a chance to see the deer which roam their 40 acres of private parkland. You may want to enjoy a walk - their grounds lead you down to the River Calder, a section of which the resort owns.

It's the perfect retreat for a romantic break or for friends to enjoy together. |

Villa Lucia, Lake Como

Villa Lucia, Lake Como - Credit: Archant

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Villa Lucia, Lake Como, Italy Located in the pretty unspoilt village of Laglio, famous holiday haunt of George Clooney and other A-list Hollywood stars, Villa Lucia offers an attractive lakeside setting along the south western shore of Lake Como.

Situated on the lower lakeshore road, 45 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport.

Our modern villa provides guests with an exclusive holiday experience and comes equipped with airconditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, lake view terrace, Jacuzzi and plunge pool with swim jet.

Suitable for parties of up to 10 people this luxurious Villa is available to rent from £2,400.00 per week (seasonal rates apply) however shorter stays are available.

Contact us with your requirements and we will get back to you with our best deal.

For more information on the above properties: - Visit our website: | email: | 01995 61997

Palm Court Villa, Florida

Palm Court Villa, Florida - Credit: Archant


Palm Court Villa, Reunion, Florida.

Conveniently situated 6 miles from Main Gate Disney in a gated community, surrounded by 3 high quality signature golf courses, our luxurious 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 2,880 sq./ft. villa with its own courtyard pool boasts panoramic views of the Palmer Course.

The Villa is arranged on 2 floors plus separate apartment above garage/games room and will comfortably sleep 8.

Located in the exclusive Reunion Resort a truly beautiful destination with world class amenities.

For more information on the above properties: -

Visit our website: | email: | 01995 61997

Milaidhoo Island, Maldives (c) Sakis Papadopoulos

Milaidhoo Island, Maldives (c) Sakis Papadopoulos - Credit: Archant


Whether you're looking for sand-between-your-toes seclusion on a private island, adrenaline-fuelled activities in the rainforest or the perfect spot to pop the question, Elegant Resorts can design your dream romantic getaway. With an experienced team of Luxury Travel Specialists to plan your personalised itinerary, and an attentive Concierge Team who'll arrange the finer details, from sought-after tickets to exclusive experiences, you're free to revel in uninterrupted romance in the world's most breathtaking locations. Here are some of our top recommendations:

From relaxing on a sun-soaked beach to exploring historical landmarks, blissful Barbados is idyllic for romance. Dive with marine life, meet the friendly locals and dine at prestigious restaurants; you'll be seduced by Barbados in no time.

Adventure-seekers will love our tailor-made tours, overflowing with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Discover cascading waterfalls in New Zealand, bask in the glow of the Northern Lights or watch the sunset following a safari in Africa's savannahs.

For a long romantic weekend, travel together with Elegant Resorts and immerse yourselves in culture and history on a city break. Visit some of Europe's most vibrant locations, including Rome, Paris and Barcelona.

Contact our Luxury Travel Specialists to start planning your perfect romantic holiday. |

Asian Elephants at Minneriya

Asian Elephants at Minneriya - Credit: Archant


An independent, Cheshire based agency specialising in luxury, tailor-made travel both closer to home and further afield. Here is a taster of the luxury escapes Emma can help to arrange;

Sri Lankan Summer Family Adventure - Sri Lanka is a destination packed with great variety, perfect for a summer family adventure taking in its most colourful attractions - Indian Ocean beaches, world heritage sites, temples, fortresses and ancient cities.

Go on safari in search of the elusive Leopard and Sloth Bear at Wilpattu National Park and witness the largest gathering of Asian Elephants at Minneriya. Climb the amazing Rock Fortress at Sigiriya and spot nocturnal Jungle Cats and Loris by night. For family chill time, head to the East Coast's palm tree fringed beaches for whale watching, snorkelling and diving. No visit to Sri Lanka would be complete without a scenic train journey and visit to a tea plantation and factory.

Book through EMPT for exclusive reader offers.

EMPT Reader Offer - Free Family Sri Lankan Cooking Experience and Early Booking Discounts. |

Little Fish Escapes, Anglesey

Little Fish Escapes, Anglesey - Credit: Archant


Little Fish Escapes, Anglesey is a collection of two adjacent houses in the picturesque village of Rhoscolyn.

Llain Y Brenin and Cil Y Gwynt are a short walk to beautiful Borth Wen Bay and a stones-throw from the excellent White Eagle pub.

Both properties feature a hot-tub plus large open living spaces and kitchens positioned on the first floor to take in the spectacular sea and mountain views.

Families will appreciate the well-equipped playrooms and great outside space.

Contact Emma at Emma Mackley Private Travel to check rates and availability. |

Lindeth Howe, Bowness-on-Windermere

Lindeth Howe, Bowness-on-Windermere - Credit: Archant


A quiet gem of a property formally owned by Beatrix Potter who finished her illustrations for Timmy Tiptoes here whilst on holiday in 1911. It has been redeveloped and extended over the years, but always in keeping with the original building.

Lindeth Howe has cosy lounges and a restaurant serving 2 AA rosette award-winning food complimented by a fantastic value for money wine list.

Being set in 6 acres of stunning gardens, and away from the busy Bowness village, but within walking distance, the hotel is the perfect venue for your short break, longer holiday or a quick escape from reality for the afternoon to enjoy some homemade cakes and our famous homemade scones.

Having recently enjoyed a massive renovation of the ground floor area, there are many new things to see and capture your imagination, including our stunning bespoke made carpet that has been the talk of many visits.

Have a holiday you will love with the one you love! Think you know Lindeth Howe? Think again!

Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3JF 015394 45759 |

The Royal, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Royal, Kirkby Lonsdale - Credit: Archant


This hotel is a great choice for a romantic break in rooms that combine bold, modern decor with king-size beds and brilliant bathrooms.

If you can afford to, fork out for one of the hotel's two deluxe suites. These fabulous rooms have a double-ended bath at the foot of the bed.

Room four has three huge windows flooding the room with light aplenty while room eleven has beautifully exposed beams which add character and a lovely sense of space.

Downstairs grab a cozy sofa by the fire in the snug and enjoy anything from a quick light bite, to a casual lunch, afternoon tea or a romantic dinner.

The impressive Ruskin's View, described by the 19th century art critic, painter and poet as, 'one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world' is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. From the far corner of the churchyard of St Mary's follow the signs to Ruskin's View where the path opens into Church Brow, a promenade high above the River Lune. There you can feast your eyes on a breathtaking panorama of the Lune Valley, Underley Hall and the famous Ruskin's View - and experience a lovely sense of contentment.

Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria LA6 2AE 01524 271966 |

The Spa Hotel - Ribby Hall Village

The Spa Hotel - Ribby Hall Village - Credit: Archant


Situated in 100 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside, The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village offers everything you need for a relaxing and rejuvenating 2020 break. From luxurious hotel rooms, 2 AA rosette dining, exceptional treatments and stunning spa facilities, it's no wonder The Spa Hotel has won the title of 'Best Day Spa' in the Good Spa Guide 2019 Awards for the 2nd year running.

The perfect way to escape, overnight guests can enjoy unlimited use of the spa facilities; the Aqua Thermal Journey comprises of nine different heated room experiences and the beautiful Zen garden boast its own bar, two outdoor hot tubs, an experience shower and Himalayan Salt Sauna making for the ultimate retreat.

To help you truly relax, a team of highly trained therapists offer treatments from the finest product houses including ELEMIS, ishga, NEOM and The Natural Spa Factory or alternatively, simply seek sanctuary in your own luxury room with complimentary ELEMIS toiletries, 24 hour room service and speciality teas and coffees.

You can even choose from your very own Pillow Menu for the perfect nights sleep!

The Spa Hotel offers a range of luxury spa breaks at

Ribby Road, Wrea Green, near Blackpool, Lancashire PR4 2PR | 0800 085 1717