Thinking of a surprise Valentines romatic break?
Valentines and St Dwynwen's Day Loved-up breaks in Carmarthenshire the Garden of Wales
Loved-up couples looking for a romantic escape to celebrate the upcoming day(s) of love need look no further than Carmarthenshire in south west Wales, boasting an impressive collection of boutique hotels and cosy country B&Bs with availability over both St Valentine's Day and St Dwynwen's Day; the Welsh patron saint of lovers, celebrated on January 25th.
St Dwynwen's Day Spa Breaks
Serene Spa Escape by the Sea for St Dwynwen's Day- The Corran Resort & Spa, Laugharne
Hidden deep in Dylan Thomas country in the marshlands of Carmarthenshire, this boutique 16th century hotel is a picturesque base for couples wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in the welsh countryside. Loved-up-guests can head to nearby Pendine Beach (6 miles long) for refreshing walks by the sea or simply put their feet up by the cosy fire and relax. All rooms are stylish and spacious, but The Cottage is perfect for a romantic escape - the stand alone suite offers an open fire and roll top bath. The Corran has also recently opened its new spa, offering a host of relaxing treatments and massage to help couples unwind.
Price: St Dwynen's Day- 2 night break from 23-25 January 2016 available from £149pp based on two sharing on a B&B basis. To book visit www.thecorran.com or call 01994 427417.
Valentine's Day Getaways
Elegant Edge-of-Forest Escape - Glangwili Mansion, Llanllawddog
This luxurious, award-winning country house escape perches on the edge of the beautiful Brechfa Forest in the heart of the county, offering sumptuous suites with king-sized beds, crisp linens and fluffy dressing gowns; ideal those in search of a quiet break in the heart of the countryside. Relax in the vast grounds and discover coastal walks, beautiful beaches and ancient castles, or take a romantic stroll around the National Botanic Garden of Wales. For romantics, the Chartreuse Suite is the most luxurious room in the house - offering sumptuous furnishings, sweeping views over the terrace towards Brechfa Forest and a large tub-for-two.
Cost: 2 night break from 12-14 February 2016 available from £105pp based on two sharing on a B&B basis. To book visit www.glangwilimansion.co.uk or call 01267 253735.
Secluded Foodie Forest Hideaway- Ty Mawr Country Hotel, Brechfa
This cosy woodland retreat is the ideal getaway for couples in search of a real 'country' feel; an intimate country house hotel boasting exposed beams, roaring fires, chunky stone walls and comfy rooms. Fast-gaining an impressive foodie reputation, the hotel's own restaurant offers a daily-changing menu making the most of fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally sourced from the surrounding valleys. Green-fingered guests can head to the nearby National Botanic Garden of Wales or Aberglasney, whilst adrenaline- hunters have the Brechfa Forest and its many hiking and mountain biking trails at the doorstep.
Cost: 2 night break from 12-14 February 2016 available from £130pp based on two sharing on a B&B basis. To book, visit www.wales-country-hotel.co.uk or call 01267 202332.
Stylish Country House in the Heart of the Tywi Valley- Llwyn Helyg, Llanarthne
This unique newly-built country house sits amidst rolling countryside between Carmarthen and Llandeilo, perfect for couples looking for an elegant escape with all the luxuries of a classic country house, without the wear and tear. With multiple awards under its belt this is a firm favourite with those in search of a quiet escape, offering just 3 rooms homing bespoke, handmade furniture and opulent rainshowers. The boutique town of Llandeilo is nearby, boasting a handful of fantastic independent eateries including the Ginhaus Deli, and award-winning Wright's Food Emporium is just two minutes' down the road.
Cost: 2 night break from 14- 16 February 2016 available from £129pp based on two sharing on a B&B basis. To book, visit www.llwynhelygcountryhouse.co.uk or call 01558 668778.
Snug Farmhouse B&B Special Full-Board Break- Fivesaints Holidays, Pumsaint
Farm-based breaks don't come much prettier than this- think roaring log fires, a warm and inviting atmosphere, excellent home cooked food and hundreds of walking, biking and trekking trails through the surrounding countryside from the doorstep. Fivesaints holidays, specialists in horse riding breaks, sits on a pretty farm near Pumsaint towards the north-east of the county, offering a cosy countryside escape for active couples. The National Trust Dolaucothi Estate and its beautiful landscapes are just a stone's throw away, and for the more adventurous, mountain biking, horse riding and course fishing are all on offer.
Cost: Special Valentine's offer- 2 night break from 12- 14 February 2016 available from £99pp based on two sharing on a full-board basis, including breakfast, packed lunches and x2 evening meals. To book, please visit www.fivesaints.com or call 01558 650580.
In addition, Lolfa Cynin B&B in St Clear's is running a special Spa Day Break over Valentine's Weekend, ideal for couples looking to unwind. An overnight stay for two (B&B) on 14th February, including Afternoon Tea for two, one back, neck and shoulder massage and full use of the on-site Llety Cynin Leisure Club for one day is priced at £132 (£66pp). To book, visit www.lolfa-cynin.co.uk or call 01994 232773.
The Most Charming Coaching Inn in Town - Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn
Sat proudly in the pretty market town of Newcastle Emlyn towards the north of Carmarthenshire is the Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel, a charming former coaching inn with 300 years of history under its belt. Rooms are simple yet elegant, also boasting an excellent restaurant- Bwyty'r Bont- offering up a fresh menu of dishes inspired by local Welsh delicacies; ideal for candle-lit dinners for two. Couples can explore the bustling market town and head off on refreshing walks around the surrounding countryside to work up an appetite, exploring the ruins of Newcastle Emlyn Castle just steps away from the hotel overlooking the River Teifi.
Cost: 2 night break from 12- 14 February 2016 available from £120pp based on two sharing on a B&B basis. To book, visit www.gwestyremlynhotel.co.uk or call 01239 710 317.
Information on events and accommodation across Carmarthenshire, can be found on www.discovercarmarthenshire.com.