De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels, shares their favourite places to visit in the UK for a post-engagement romantic break
Take an Engagement Moon at one of these De Vere hotels
An Engagement Moon is the perfect way for couples to spend quality time together and enjoy a stress-free break after announcing their engagement. De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels, has shared their favourite places to visit in the UK for a relaxing and romantic Engagement Moon this winter.
De Vere Latimer Estate, The Chiltern Hills
Nestled in the countryside north-west of London, The Chiltern Hills is a wonderful place to escape to without travelling too far away from the capital. The Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) covers the counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Hertfordshire, offering beautiful rolling hills and valleys; the perfect destination to get away for an engagement moon and enjoy a romantic walk and picnic or a relaxing bike ride together.
Set in the heart of Buckinghamshire, De Vere Latimer Estate offers 21st-century comfort and style set within 30 acres of grounds within an area steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. Guests can stay from just £109* per room, with breakfast included, or add a dining package at the time of booking and receive up to £30* credit to spend in the hotel’s 1838 Restaurant and Bar which offers locally sourced, seasonally inspired dishes.
The hotel is surrounded by fascinating places to visit and fun things to do, from the beautiful Roman city of St Albans and English country manors, to Leavesden Studios and the home of the Harry Potter movies, and the village where Roald Dahl wrote his world-famous stories. The ten-mile Chess Valley Walk takes you along the stunning River Chess past historic buildings, nature reserves and water meadows. Alternatively, the nearby Wendover Woods offers a series of designated cycle trails and walks to follow and there’s even a Go Ape treetop challenge and a café in the woods.
De Vere Tortworth Court, South Cotswolds
For a scenic English countryside escape, De Vere Tortworth Court, located in the South Cotswolds, is a stunning Grade II listed Mansion House Hotel that is home to a Victorian arboretum; the ideal engagement moon location if you are looking to explore the Cotswolds, one of England’s most romanticdestinations with its rolling hills, scenic views and picture perfect villages.
De Vere Tortworth Court, located near Wotton-under-Edge, is also offering stays from just £109* per room, with breakfast included. The hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the region, as it’s located close to a number of attractions, historic castles, abbeys and manor houses, quaint Cotswold villages including Castle Combe and, and the cities of Bath and Bristol. Lacock Abbey, a truly stunning location which is often used for movie and TV shoots including Harry Potter, Cranford, Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is just a short drive away, as is Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden – a must-visit for those with a love for science and history.
Guests can discover one of Britain’s finest arboretums within the hotel grounds, which was created by the 3rd Earl of Ducie in 1853 – a keen horticulturalist – and remains one of the greatest arboretums in the British Isles. The arboretum is home to more than 300 plant and tree specimens set within the estate’s 30 acres of Gloucestershire parkland, and also features specially commissioned sculptures by artist Emma Stothard, including a parliament of hares positioned as the centrepiece of the formal garden.
The hotel offers audio tours of the gardens and arboretum as well as the history of the estate, available here. The property even has its own resident cat, Lady Grey, who is often spotted roaming the hotel or sunbathing in the hotel’s grounds.
*Prices correct on date of publication. Subject to availability
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