January is nearly over, and for us it’s felt like an eternity of trying to get back in to shape, avoiding the booze and not having enough fun! Well fear not, February is on its way, as well as one of the most romantic days of the year; Valentines Day.

For some, Valentine’s Day is the holy grail of holidays. For others, it’s simply just another day. To help you get through without any arguing, we have put together some of our favourite ideas on how to spend this Valentine’s weekend. Take a romantic stroll and explore the Yorkshire Dales, stay in and put your feet up, book a private chef to cook, star search with your special one, or celebrate Galentines with the girls…

Holiday at Home has something for every type of Valentine! What’s not to love?

Just the two of you...

For couples who dream of spending their Valentines hidden away together in their own private haven, treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day to a romantic getaway for just the two of you at Sun Hill Palins, our one-bedroom charming country cottage…

Imagine waking up and dozing for a morning in front of a roaring log fire. Perhaps spending hours strolling around the calming grounds of Sun Hill Farm, with views across the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. At night after a delicious meal, fall asleep in a large sleigh bed smothered in luxury linen.

Available for 3 nights arriving Fri 14th – Mon 17th February including champagne and chocolates

Price: £415 

The Palins

Stars in your eyes…

There’s nothing more romantic than a night out under the stars with your loved one. Yorkshire has some of the best stargazing locations, with dark skies free from light pollution making it a special place to start your stargazing adventure.

Don’t miss the captivating Dark Skies Festival which is worth experiencing. It takes place throughout February, with events across the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales to celebrate the starry night skies. Or sit back in your holiday cottage, enjoy the log fire and snuggle up and gaze from inside!

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Fancy some family time?

Take your family away this Valentine’s weekend to Sheep Dip, our two-bedroom luxury holiday home in Gayles, North Yorkshire. This spacious country cottage is also a dog-friendly holiday home.

Give mum and dad the night off, and relax in the private outdoor hot tub with a glass of champagne in hand. Surrounded by the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales you just feel the stress melting away as you sink into the bubbles.

Available for 3 nights arriving Fri 14th – Mon 17th February

Price: £699

Sheep Dip


Why not get your closest friends together and spend some time with them and their partners too at Porte House.

This is our charming three-bedroom market townhouse in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire. All within walking distance are the beautiful countryside, romantic ruins and some of Yorkshire’s finest pub grub, fine dining, cocktail bars, and local alehouses. Wander along the along cobbled streets to discover the delights of Richmond.

As well as many eateries within walking distance from your luxury holiday home, Yorkshire has so much good food; award-winning afternoon teas, posh pub grub, and five-star Michelin restaurants on offer. One of our favourites is The Black Bull in Moulton which offers a three-course dinner this Valentine’s for £29.95 per person available from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th Feb. Further afield, try The Wensleydale Heifer with a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival for all of our guests.  Our top spots for eating out.

Available for 3 nights arriving Fri 14th – Mon 17th February, Price: £699

Porte House

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Lakeside loving…

Can’t get a babysitter this Valentine’s Day? Why not spend high-quality time on a family-friendly holiday and escape to Brompton Lakes, our luxury lakeside lodges. With stylish interiors, log burning stoves, and private terraces surrounded by wildlife that will keep the whole family entertained for hours.

The kids can tire themselves out using the complimentary bikes on offer, or brush up on their tennis skills on-site while mum can relax in the lodge. Maybe she could even treat herself to a massage from our in-house beauty therapist. Nobody needs to fight about who’s turn it is to do the cooking while staying with us either, as we have private chefs who can cook for the whole family (and even do the dishes) for a real treat this February.

All available lodges have 3 bedrooms. Jules is a lodge with a hot tub, so mum and dad can relax and unwind after the kids are in bed.

Enjoy the paw-fect weekend with your pooches too, as we have a number of dog friendly holiday homes so nobody needs to get left behind. Flora and Juniper are dog-friendly while and Lulu and Jules are kept dog free.

Book 2 or 3 nights arriving Fri 14th – Sun 16th February

Price: from £525, or £798 for 3 nights in a luxury lodge with a hot tub.  

Brompton Lakes

Galentines Day…

If you are single this Valentine’s Day, get the girls together and celebrate ‘Galentines’ instead at The Farmhouse. This 5 bedroom large celebration house has roaring fires, a games room, and a hot tub to soak in with the whole gang.

Arrange a day trip with the girls to take some time out to recharge your batteries at the award-winning Garage Spa nearby. Book their amazing Refresher Spa Package for £69 Monday to Thursday, and £79 per person for Friday to Monday. They also do single treatments and use of the spa facilities is included when you book a spa package.

Available for 3 nights arriving Fri 14th – Mon 17th February

Price: £1,375

The Farmhouse

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Too many options? Why not buy a Gift Voucher so that your loved one can choose when and where they would like to visit. Find out more.

Enhance your stay… 

For all guests staying with us over Valentine’s Day, to make your stay even more memorable why not pre-order some delicious chocolates or flowers to surprise your special someone on arrival. Order 12 long-stemmed red roses from our florist for £30. Or view our favorite luxury chocolate shop Kakao online and ask us for our special discount.

Get in touch with Kate at reception who can arrange anything you desire during your stay.

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