Unwind with your other half and Britain's most indulgent spa treatments
Who needs a four-hour flight? Adventure-seeking lovebirds get a taste of the exotic with this Moroccan Steam Cleansing Experience at London’s May Fair Hotel. After happily wallowing in mineralising muds and salts in the glamorous Cleopatra Bathing Experience, float to the secluded couple’s treatment room for a massage then on again to the relaxation room for chilled Champagne and strawberries.
Moroccan Steam Cleansing experience, £279 for two people
Stanley House is nestled so deep in the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside, the whole building may as well have a Do Not Disturb sign on it. As well as enjoying a little R&R in a luxury woodland room, couples who take up the Romance & Relaxation package will be treated to a Himalayan salt foot ritual, 55-minute massage, further 30-minute treatment and a four-course gourmet dinner (not forgetting the all important glass of bubbly on arrival). We'll leave it to you how you decide to work up an appetite for your farmhouse breakfast in the morning, but make sure you do - the sausages are nothing short of historic.
Romance & Relaxation, £185pp
Literary lovers will be swept away by a romantic Lord Byron-inspired break at the very hotel where the racy poet was wed. After sipping fizz on arrival, couples can enjoy a 50-minute Elemis massage each, followed by a five-course tasting menu and an overnight stay in a suitably luxurious suite. The decadence continues into the following day, where breakfast will be brought to your bed and the five-star spa facilities can be enjoyed until noon. We're sure Mr B would thoroughly approve.
J'Adore package, £499 per couple
Known amongst the spa-going set as one of England's finest, this super-chic country house doesn't disappoint with its luxurious offering for lovebirds. The Valmont Vitality of the Glaciers facial, taken in the serene couple's treatment room, promises to revitalise any pair of tired complexions with a boost of oxygen, collagen and plenty of pollution-busting nutrients to boot. Don't forget to tweet the hotel before arriving, using the hashtag #headoverheels - those that do will discover a complimentary Smythson leather flipbook in their room to record romantic mementos (or write naughty notes, if you prefer).
No relationship could possibly sink after taking the Old Romantics break at the award-winning Titanic eco spa. After enjoying a selection of aphrodisiac nibbles on arrival (dark chocolate, asparagus spears with truffle oil) lovebirds can enjoy a nourishing private mud chamber experience, bistro lunch and choice of treatment in the VIP duo suite room. After a romantic locally-sourced dinner a deux, roll back upstairs to your private apartment armed with a selection of romantic DVDs, a breakfast hamper and the happy knowledge that you needn't check out till 2pm.
Old Romantics package, from £190
Enjoy a hot and steamy Valentine's date at Manchester's Radisson Blu with a Rasul Ritual - after an exfoliating salt scrub, you can slather your better half in organic muds to draw out impurities, before relaxing in a steam room designed for two. Afterwards, in case you weren't quite blissed-out enough, lie side-by-side for a couples massage. All together now... ahhh!
Fancy a little role-play this Valentine's? No need to dig out a dodgy wig, instead why not assume the identity of those lucky royal borough types with The Chelsea Day Spa's Mr & Mrs Sloane package? You and your significant other can enjoy a facial, back massage, hand cleanse and hand massage each, sure to leave you relaxed, refreshed and ready to rah with the best of them.
Mr & Mrs Sloane package, £150 for two people
The first UK spa from tres chic Parisian beauty brand doesn't disappoint, housed within the fabulously romantic Waldorf Astoria Caledonian. Throughout February, the Edinburgh-based spa are offering the perfect gift package for the man who prefers to hit the gym and swim (or enjoy a dram of whisky in the hotel bar) while you are primped and polished to perfection. The Parisian includes a relaxing footbath, radiant back treatment and fragrance journey inspired by Guerlain's Le Petite Robe Noir perfume. Finally, the on-site make-up artists will treat you to a 'touch of colour' before you head downstairs to join your date in the bar.
Parisian package, £70
This gloriously decadent London hotel very much lives up to its name, making a treatment here a perfect romantic gift for those who enjoy the finer things in life. All signature massages can be taken in the private couple's treatment room, and we can't recommend the Voya Seaweed Oil Massage highly enough. This customised aromatic treatment uses potent organic oils to gently knead away tension, leaving you with a sense of peacefulness and inner calm that, let's face it, can come in very handy in matters of love.
Voya Seaweed Oil Massage, from £90pp