Valentine's Day is fast approaching, but you don't need a special occasion for an excuse to splash out on a little luxury and find yourself an idyllic hideaway. Whether you are looking to slip between the sheets in a decadent gothic boudoir or cosy up in a sumptuous country hotel, then look no further. I've come up with a list of dreamily opulent hotels that have it all from four-poster beds to luxurious baths to breathtaking views.
1. The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield is a fifteenth century former coaching inn that is now a quirky boutique hotel. So how do you sum up this place? Elaborate, indulgent, ornate, flamboyant. This is a decadent choice for those looking for somewhere a little different.
Crazy Bear Beaconsfield - wikiaccomodation.co.uk
This elaborate hotel oozes Gothic decadence in its chandeliers, lavish staircase, drape curtains and leather flooring. There's a Thai restaurant, an English restaurant, an opulent bar, a spa and a terrace with a pool and jacuzzi. This is an unmissable spot for an adventurous weekend away.
2. Castle Cottage, West Sussex If you are desperate to escape the city grind and get back to nature, this romantic hideaway is for you. Castle Cottage bed and breakfast and Tree house actually has a luxurious bedroom built in to a huge sweet chestnut tree on the edge of a wood. This love nest has a double bed, covered in a leopard print bed cover, which sits between the tree branches.
The view looks out to the tree tops and its balcony has swing seats so you can watch nature in comfort and at its best.
3. The Scarlet, Cornwall If stunning ocean views are what your heart desires, then look no further. The Scarlet Hotel is an adults only haven that weaves modernity and luxury in to perfect harmony. Each room has its own outdoor space from a balcony to your own private courtyard. If you're not fully relaxed after a trip to the spa, then wind your way to the outdoor log-fired baths where you can unwind as you listen to the ocean.
4. Barnsley House, Cotswolds This quixotic house has stunning rooms in the main building, but for complete seclusion treat yourself to one of two heavenly retreats that are waiting to delight at Barnsley House: The Secret Garden Suite or the Potting Shed. The Potting Shed has its own private garden, a wood-burning stove and a roll top bath. The Secret Garden Suite has its own decked garden, double walk in shower, egg shaped bath. This is guaranteed to be a magical stay in an unforgettable setting.