The well-connected county of Cheshire – home to breathtaking scenery, picture-perfect villages, and a thriving foodie-scene, makes the ideal place for a romantic getaway. Often overlooked by visitors, a romantic weekend in Cheshire ticks all the boxes for the perfect rural escape with the convenience of being close to great transport links, thriving cities, and major attractions. Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, close to Cuddington Train Station and the bustling county town of Northwich, is the newly-opened 5* luxury glamping retreat – The Blakemere Hideaways.
Tucked away in a private clearing at the award-winning Blakemere Holiday Park, this exclusive collection of 12 individually styled lodges offers guests the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend in Cheshire. Thoughtfully designed, each of the Blakemere Hideaways features a comfy king-size bed, a luxury bathroom with a walk-in shower, a cosy seating area, smart TV, and a private deck with a hot tub and outdoor seating. Some of the lodges are dog-friendly, ensuring four-legged friends can come also along for the adventure. A stay at Blakemere Hideaways is luxury Cheshire glamping at its best – simply turn up and relax, surrounded by nature, while also having the amenities of Blakemere Village within walking distance.
Here’s how to spend a romantic weekend in Cheshire while staying at Blakemere Hideaways with your loved ones.
On arrival, kick off your shoes, get comfy, and enjoy a glass of bubbly while planning your romantic weekend in Cheshire. Be sure to check out the welcome video that takes you on a tour of your lodge and explains how everything works to make settling in even easy. While it may be tempting to spend the entire duration of the stay tucked up inside or relaxing in the hot tub, we encourage you to venture outside, starting with a chilled Friday night at Blakemere Village Social. Just a short 5-minute walk away, the heated tipi offers a relaxed weekend vibe, with woodfired pizzas and fish and chips served alongside perfectly poured cocktails. Weekly offers include 2-4-1 pizzas and cocktails every Thursday and Friday evening, making it the ideal place to toast the start of your romantic weekend in Cheshire!
After a relaxing night’s sleep, begin your day with a hearty all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at The Village Restaurant before time spent shopping in the unique, independent stores onsite. From fashion to homewares, antiques to collectables, there’s plenty to keep shopaholics happy. Pick up a luxury hamper of local goodies from Steve’s Artisan Experience to enjoy later in the day, or book onto an array of both indoor and outdoor activities available at Blakemere. Cheshire Outdoors offers archery, crazy golf, and the opportunity to get up close to some incredible birds of prey at Cheshire Falconry. It’s even possible to have an outdoor woodland wedding at Blakemere!
After a slow start, jump in the car and take the 30-minute scenic drive to Chester. Considered one of the prettiest cities in the UK, it is impossible not to feel romantic in Chester! Spend time walking the Roman Walls hand in hand, take Afternoon Tea in style at The Grosvenor Hotel, shop till you drop along the covered Rows, and sample the exciting foodie delights in the New Chester Market. Alternatively, the quaint Cheshire market towns of Knutsford, Tarporley, and Frodsham are just a short drive away – each with pretty high streets, boutique shops, and country walks to enjoy.
National Trust properties within easy reach include the ancient deer parkland at Tatton Park, the vast woodland and formal gardens at Dunham Massey, the striking Biddulph Grange Garden, and the fascinating Quarry Bank Mill. Other pretty country estates and formal gardens that deserve a visit include Arley Hall & Gardens, the Abbeywood Estate, and Mountain Pleasant Gardens & Sculpture Trail. After a full day exploring towns, villages, and rolling countryside in Cheshire, stop at one of the local farm shops to pick up a selection of locally sourced nibbles for an evening in the hot tub. These include the Hollies Farm Shop, Riverside Organic, and Delamere Farm Shop – all within easy reach.
Finally, retire to your luxury lodge for a peaceful evening relaxing inside or under the stars on your private terrace, toasting the end of a romantic weekend in Cheshire, toasting a fabulous stay at Blakemere Hideaways.