1. Visit Croome Court
Croome Court is a stunning national trust property not far from The Cottage in the Wood. A grade 1 listed historic house museum in the Malvern Hills, and the brainchild of the 6th Earl of Coventry, Croome Court is a grand house with truly stunning grounds. It’s the perfect romantic day out, to take in the grandeur of the house and grounds, and the history which surrounds it.
2. Hot air balloon ride
Did you know that you can experience a hot air balloon ride in Malvern? A truly romantic experience, travelling high up into the sky together and taking in the views of Malvern and it’s surrounding countryside. Balloon Journey can help you to organise your experience, and they can guarantee that your balloon ride will be totally unique. Being determined by the wind, no one else will take the same balloon journey as you will when you set off on your journey.
3. Romantic restaurant meal
If you and your loved one revel in sharing fine food and drinks together, a romantic restaurant meal in 1919 Restaurant and Bar is the perfect treat. The 2 AA Rosette Restaurant enjoys panoramic views, sumptuous dinner menus and an extensive wine list. Gift vouchers for a three course dinner for two people are available, or you can book your table directly on our website for your perfect date.
4. Overnight celebration stay
Whether you have something special to celebrate, or just because, an overnight celebration stay at The Cottage in the Wood is the epitome of romance. Escaping away to the countryside, to a hotel in Malvern that can only be described as being up in the clouds, dinner in 1919 Restaurant overlooking panoramic views over a bottle of Champagne, followed by a dreamy nights sleep in a beautiful and individually designed boutique hotel room. Gift vouchers available to redeem for 12 months after their purchase are available here.
5. Taking in the twinkly lights and romantic gas lamps on an evening walk
Malvern is naturally very romantic at night, from the view of the twinkling lights when you step out of the hotel door, to the beautiful gas lamps which adorn the streets. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening walk before or after a delicious dinner in 1919 restaurant. Gas lamps feature in CS Lewis’ Narnia, and there are many tales that his work was inspired by Malvern itself, so you can just imagine how romantic following the gas lamp trail is, at any time of the year.
6. Hire a Morgan Motor and take a drive towards Ledbury from the hotel.
Hire a Morgan Motor for the day and take a drive towards Ledbury from the hotel. As you cruise around the bending roads, you’ll see one of the most amazing views, where the countryside of Hereford opens up in front of your eyes. Why not pop a bottle of Champagne in the car for the passenger to enjoy on your pit stop too?
7. Catch the sunrise or sunset
Sunsets and sunrises are one of the most romantic things, and we have some of the best right here on our doorstep! Whether you’re taking it in from the hotel, or heading up into the Malvern Hills to take in the beauty, it’s the perfect moment to share with a loved one and a moment never to be forgotten.
8. Visit Elmslie House Gallery and venue
An elegant venue and a private Grade II listed family home set in the heart of Great Malvern. Elmslie House Gallery and Venue is home to a variety of amazing music performances, designer-maker craft markets, and stunning art exhibitions. Walking around the stunning venue and taking in amazing art and exhibitions, alongside the beauty of the venue itself, is one of the most romantic days out in Malvern.
9. Go on a romantic photoshoot in the Malvern Hills
The Malvern Hills is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and one of the most romantic backdrops to capture a special picture with your loved one. Whether you hire a local photographer to join you for a special couples photoshoot or head to the hills with your own trusty camera or phone, you’ll be sure to capture a picture perfect moment to treasure for years to come.
10. Run them a bubble bath
You just need a bath for this romantic gesture, but we couldn’t not include it as a relaxing bubble bath in a luxury hotel is one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially when it’s paired with a glass of your favourite bubbles.
Put a smile on their face with a romantic gesture of a bubble bath ready for them to relax into this Valentines, or gift an IOU that you’ll run them a bath just like this as soon as you are able to! Explore gift vouchers for the perfect Valentines IOU here.
11. A Land rover experience
Enjoy a luxurious overnight stay at The Cottage in the Wood, dine on innovative British cuisine and push your driving skills to new limits with an exhilarating Land Rover Drive Experience at Eastnor Castle. It’s the perfect romantic experience for the thrill seeker in your life!
Gift vouchers for your experience are available to purchase here.
12. Take a pottery class together
Located within the magnificent country estate of Eastnor Castle, surrounded by the Malvern Hills, Eastnor Pottery offers a range of courses for beginners to the more advanced. With both day and weekend courses available, getting creative with Pottery is a really fun and different experience to enjoy together and you can make a whole weekend of it!
13. Have a romantic picnic on the Malvern hills
Pick up a picnic basket from The Cottage in the Wood and follow the pathways into the hills until you find the perfect spot, with the perfect view to enjoy your picnic together. With countryside views as far as you can see, and perhaps a bottle of Champagne in your basket, it’s the perfect romantic treat for two.
14. Power off and spend quality time together
You don’t need to be in Malvern to power off your electronics and spend quality time together, but we think that it’s the perfect place to do so. With so much amazing scenery to enjoy, and wonderful Malvern Hotels to relax in, you won’t even have time to think about your phone or those lingering work emails.
Could the most romantic thing to do be to just be together, completely?