Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Romantic Short Breaks - The Benefits of a Short Break Away

Windmill Lodges offers romantic short breaks for couples, including weekend breaks, five day breaks and week-long breaks in beautiful log cabin holiday accommodation in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Our exclusive development of seven log cabins are attractively arranged around a secluded fishing lake in a tranquil rural setting near Framlingham and Woodbridge UK. Our log cabin holidays provide the perfect backdrop for romantic short breaks as each cabin has its own private hot tub, cosy coal effect log fire, en-suite bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen to ensure a cosy and comfortable stay. And there is a lovely indoor swimming pool on site, which is free for guests to use (available from Easter to October).

A holiday for two offers the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect in idyllic surroundings. Take a dreamy, leisurely stroll in the countryside, cosy up together in-front of the fire, or enjoy an intimate meal for two. Our Chaffinch lodge (sleeping 2) is ideal for a romantic holiday and comes with a luxury four poster bed. What better way to rekindle feelings of love than in four or five star luxury?

Romantic short breaks away are perfect for so many different reasons. They can help to renew the spark in your relationship, re-connect as a couple and give you the chance to relax and recharge your batteries. 

Bring Romance Back into You Relationship

When it gets busy at work, or you are rushed off your feet at home, it can be hard to spend quality time together. Sometimes things get so time-pushed that even talking is limited to a few words in the evening. However, short romantic breaks can help to re-light the fire in your relationship, as they provide that much needed quality couple time. On a log cabin holiday, it  is just you and your partner enjoying each other’s company in the peaceful surroundings of rural Suffolk.

What could be more charming than a log cabin holiday? Lie back in the hot tub looking up at the stars, cook up a candle-lit meal for two together, bathe in a two-ended en-suite bath (Chaffinch Lodge) and wake up in a romantic four-poster bed. In winter the two of you can snuggle up as warm as toast, in your  cosy cabin with underfloor heating and in summer, cook up a barbecue and dine al-fresco overlooking the picturesque and serene fishing lake. We provide linen, towels and bath robes and all our cabins have received awards for their high standards of excellence.

Windmill Lodges is are located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, close to the beautiful Suffolk coastline. There are plenty of romantic things to do while staying with us - here are just a few examples.

Visit  Thorpeness and amble hand in hand along the quiet shores or rent a rowing boat for a pleasant afternoon on the Meare. This attractive mock Tudor and Jacobean village became an inspiration behind J M Barrie’s work Peter Pan and its 20th century Meare pays homage to this with Peter Pan themed islands. Thorpeness is a quiet village during the winter, with only 400 people living here, but it triples in size in the summer. Its main landmark is the bizarre house in the clouds, a former water tower, which is now holiday accommodation. 

At the nearby picturesque town of Aldeburgh, fishermen sell their fresh catches from the shingle beach. Stroll along the beautiful sea shore or visit some of the quaint and interesting independent shops and galleries. The ancient timber building Moot Hall, the town’s meeting place for more than 400 years, is where the museum is housed. One of Aldeburgh’s most famous residents is Benjamin Britten, who lived in The Red house, off Golf Lane, now home to the Britten-Pears Foundation, which opens to visitors in 2013.

The nearby Snape Maltings on the banks of the River Alde is best known for its concert and music hall and a world famous music and arts festival is held here in June. Snape Maltings is not all about music though. It is a popular place for couples as there are plenty of interesting shops and galleries to browse, as well as a tea room, a public house and country walks to go on. 

Further up the coast towards Southwold, is Walberswick, one of the most beautiful villages in Suffolk. It is surrounded by over a thousand acres of heath and marshland which has been designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB).

Suffolk coastal towns and villages should be fairly quiet at this time of year, so just wrap up warm with woolly hats and scarves and enjoy some fun couple time together.

You Can Spend Time Away From the Children

Taking romantic short breaks away gives you valuable bonding time. While you enjoy a change of scenery and add more intimacy into your relationship, your break is a fun treat for the children too. They also have a holiday as they get to spend time with their friends, cousins or grand-parents!

Holidaying with the children is always something to look forward to as it means you create wonderful memories as a family. However, spending time alone together is just as important, as you can enjoy quality adult time together  and strengthen your loving bond.

Romantic short breaks also enable you to enjoy different activities without worrying whether the children will get bored. As it’s just the two of you, you don’t have to look for family-friendly attractions. You can instead go to a classical music concert, a theatre show, visit one of the many delicatessens in Framlingham, Aldeburgh and Southwold or browse unhurried through art galleries.  Aldeburgh for example has many art galleries along the high street such as Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts, which includes work from artists such as Paul Evans, Derek Chambers and Robert Greenhalf. Others well worth a visit include the Thompsons Gallery, which specialises in contemporary British art and The Strand Gallery which features paintings, prints, sculptures as well as furniture, lighting and jewellery.

If you are taking a stroll in the ancient market town of Woodbridge, the town’s Art Club’s gallery near the Tide Mill is always a draw for tourists and you can often come away with a bargain which will serve as a memory of your trip. Southwold has several art galleries including the Buckingham Art Gallery - a contemporary place on the High Street with furniture, sculptures, paintings and glass works. After browsing their collections you can stop in for tea at the coffee shop; the entrance can be found underneath the galleries.

In the evening, why not go for a long, romantic meal with wine in Woodbridge or Framlingham?  The Waterfront CafĂ© in Woodbridge is a great place for intimate dining and is set in a 300 year old granary overlooking the River Deben. The Galley is another popular place to eat, with fine food, great wine list and welcoming atmosphere - you can even book online through their website. The Regatta in Aldeburgh has been praised in the Michelin Guide and was mentioned by food writer for The Observer Nigel Slater. He also flagged up The Crown and Castle and Butley Oysterage - which has its own smoke houses - as places to dine in Orford. 

Short Breaks Recharge Your Batteries!

We all get stressed from busy work and family lives and it does us good to get away and have a break. Romantic short breaks gives you the chance to unwind, let the stresses and strains wash away and simply enjoy each other’s company. It means you can come back to your friends, work and family with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Many people find a short break much less stressful than a full week off work - as there is less to organise at home before going away and less backlog to return to when you come home. Also short breaks in the UK avoid lengthy travel times, so it is a great way to quickly de-stress without all the worry of changing money, arranging flights, getting to and from the airport and so on.

One of the ways you can recharge your batteries is to book a massage or spa treatment. There are many salons in and around the area including Simply Beautiful, Market Hill, Woodbridge and The Retreat, Well Close Square, Framlingham. For an ultimate spa experience, however, Ufford Park Hotel near Woodbridge, has spa treatment rooms and a hydro pool so you can really unwind. You can book a day spas or you can book one of their special offer treatments which can be found on their website.

Take a stroll in the countryside in and around the Suffolk coastal region. You may decide on a beach walk, or don wellies and go for a walk in the country. This can be followed by a visit to one of the delicatessens or farmers markets to buy local produce, so you can cook up a romantic dinner and eat by candle-light back at your lodge. Grange Farm shop in Woodbridge or Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich are two local farm shops worth visiting.

If you don't  feel you can cook up a tasty treat, why not learn some cookery skills together? Aldeburgh Cookery School is based in a Victorian house on the high street in Aldeburgh, a building which once the town’s police station. It offers lunch, weekend or week long cookery courses and you can test out your skills when you get home.

If you want a really relaxing weekend, you don’t even have to venture out of the front door of the cabin. Instead you can have valuable quiet time together with a scented bubble bath or soothe away aching muscles in the hot tub. After a long bathe, slop out in-front of the TV, watching a romantic DVD or curl up with a good book.

Click here to view Windmill Lodges' wooden lodges with hot tub to surprise your partner with a romantic break away

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1 comment:

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