I can’t give you romance with a chocolate box or a card with teddy bears on it, but I thought I might, just for a moment, take you to one of the most romantic secret gardens I’ve ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon…
The Orangery at Euridge Manor in the Cotswolds is set in ancient grounds and woodland beside explorer Sir Walter Raleigh’s old hunting lodge. Surrounded by the ruins of a castle and evergreen palm trees in the middle of the English countryside, this hidden gem is as fairytale as it gets. But here’s the kicker– it’s available to stay overnight in.
And if you can find just three other friends to stay with you (or another couple), it adds up to £95 per person per night. Might make a nice little Valentine’s getaway surprise in the Cotswolds, wouldn’t you say?
Can you imagine your own dinner party in this bygone greenhouse? Amidst a jungle of evergreen palms, citrus plants and potted geraniums, it’s pure bohemian English eccentricity at its best.
Euridge Manor is owned by John Robinson, who with his former wife Belle, founded the British brand, Jigsaw. They were also rumoured to be responsible for helping Prince William court his future wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. And as you now might have guessed, this perfectly English utopia is also available to hire for weddings.