It’s official, Beverley in East Yorkshire has been named the sexiest spot for a Valentine’s break on a shoestring in 2023. Self-catering specialist Hoseasons has released the top 10 locations in the UK for affordable Valentine’s breaks to reveal which hot-spots are attracting couples looking for holiday deals.  Other locations in the top 5 include, “The Gateway to the Moor,” the town of Bovey Tracey (#2). Whereas couples looking for a ‘cheesy getaway’ are heading to Cheddar (#3) and those after a kitsch vibe by the sea are opting for sunny Great Yarmouth (#5), which is also the most popular coastal town on the list this year.

The full Top 10 Towns for a Valentine’s Break on a Shoestring are: 

  1. Beverley (East Yorkshire)
  2. Bovey Tracey (Devon)
  3. Cheddar (Somerset)
  4. Bassenthwaite (Cumbria)
  5. Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)
  6. Thirsk (North Yorkshire)
  7. St Columb Major (Cornwall)
  8. Bude (Cornwall)
  9. Ryde and Seaview (Isle of White)
  10. Wimborne (Dorset)

 Commenting on the data, Paul Evans, Vice President - Portfolio, at Awaze – the parent company of Hoseasons – said, “Overall, within the top 10, Yorkshire remains the number one destination for Valentine’s breaks on a shoestring, followed by Devon (second) and Scotland (third). Interestingly, when it comes to making the booking, almost three quarters of women (71%) made Valentine’s bookings this year. Hot tub bookings for a romantic break are also on the rise compared to last year, with 61% of bookings featuring the all-important hot tub this Valentine’s**. Luckily, even more last-minute romantic deals can still be had since Hoseasons extended its sale period by an extra week, which now finishes on 7th February”. Sexiest Valentine’s Staycations on a Shoestring Round Up - Top 5 Locations and Properties

Below is a round-up of accommodation at the top 5 locations for Valentine’s Day on a shoestring: 

#1 Beverly (Yorkshire) High Farm Holiday Park 

Stay in a deluxe pod furnished with that all-important hot tub. Situated on the High Farm Holiday Park, you’ll also find fishing, a 9-hole golf course, great cycling tracks, a newly-opened coffee shop and stunning walks. Lovers can also explore the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park for the day, and of course, the charming town of Beverly.

A 4-night stay at High Farm Holiday Park from Monday 13th February for up to 2 people costs from £399 or for 3-nights from the 10th, with a hot tub, costs from £315. 

#2 Bovey Tracey (Devon) Finlake Holiday Resort

Just a 10-minute drive to the centre of Bovey Tracey, you’ll find these idyllic lodges at Finlake Holiday Resort. Set in 130 acres of beautiful countryside on the edge of Dartmoor. This location is perfect for active couples who want to make the most of the on-site leisure complex with a fitness centre offering classes from yoga, spa treatments, sauna and steam rooms and a huge indoor spa pool with jacuzzi.

A 4-night stay at Finlake Holiday Resort from Monday 13th February for up to 2 people costs from £465 or 3-nights from the 10th costs from £379. 

#3 Cheddar (Somerset) Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

Set on the slopes of the Mendip Hills with spectacular views of the Somerset countryside, Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa has everything you could wish for a romantic getaway. Many of the lodges have hot tubs and guests can also enjoy swimming and the 5* luxury spa. Couples, can of course, really crank up the cheesy-getaway factor and visit nearby Cheddar village, the birthplace of the famous Cheddar Cheese.

A 4-night stay at Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa from Monday 13th February for up to 2 people costs from £639 or 3-nights from the 10th costs from £319. 

#4 Bassenthwaite (Cumbria) Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Just two miles from Bassenthwaite itself, you’ll find these romantic lake-side luxury lodges. Together you can enjoy indulgent therapies at the on-site spa, featuring a sauna, or head out and explore stunning Cumbria. This award-winning accommodation is set within the Lake District National Park and located less than 10 miles from the historic town of Keswick or walk around the beautiful Derwentwater, enjoying a tour of the Lakes Distillery. 

A 4-night stay at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat from Monday 13th February for up to 2 people in a lodge complete with a cosy wood burner costs from £409 or 3-nights from the 10th costs from £355. 

#5 Gt Yarmouth (Norfolk) Glamp @ The Priory

A 20-minute drive from the centre of Gt Yarmouth, head to this romantic little spot that has been awarded Best Luxury Countryside Glamping Site - East Anglia by European Travel Awards 2022. The site is a working farm with horses roaming around the 850 acres of land, offering a mix of luxury bell tents and quirky shepherd’s huts. Enjoy the skyline and stars at night when around the campfire being warmed up by the sizzling fire pits that are provided.

A 4-night glamping break at The Priory from Monday 13th February for up to 2 people costs from £385 or 3-nights from the 10th costs from £305. 

Book online at or call 0345 268 0766. Prices accurate at the time of writing and subject to availability.

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