Romance is in the Air!

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Romance is in the Air!

About Culture & History

Romance is in the air! What are those extra special romantic escapes - perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, babymoons or just opportunities for couples to reconnect?

The properties featured below are uniquely ideal for couples. These three hotels are absolute client favorites as they feel so unique with an authentic sense of place. Each also has the type of warm staff that knows just how to create memorable moments from afternoon tea in a world famous garden to dinner under Tuscan stars to a romantic walk in a national park.

These manor houses in the countryside are sure to delight your with their unique design, gardens and fabulous cuisine.

Please call or email us so we can deliver the best 5-star and 4-star value and experience:

Barnsley House

A Cotswolds Retreat Convenient to London

Barnsley House was recently awarded a spot on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2017 and for good reason! This is THE spot for in the know couples in the Cotswolds and one of our favorite properties in the English countryside.

Located in the village of Barnsley, this is a truly special property as it is surrounded by one of the world's most celebrated English Gardens. This is not your grandmother's country house. We love how this property blends exposed wooden beams, large fireplaces and stone with the best of contemporary country style. Each of the 18 rooms are individually decorated, and some of our favorite suites are actually located in the garden. They have a beautiful spa on the grounds with a pool as well as a cozy cinema which guests can reserve privately. Your clients will not want to miss the hotel's pub located in the village just a short stroll from the hotel.

Rates at Barnsley House start at $400/night. As with all bookings breakfast is included and wifi is free.

Celebrated Perk: Private tour of Barnsley House garden with their Head Gardener, Richard Gatenby.

Gregans Castle

Country Romance in County Clare

Named after the ruins of a 15th century castle nearby, Gregans Castle is one of our favorite properties in the West of Ireland. Not only is it a Celebrated favorite, but this family-owned and operated property wins award after award for the guest experience they deliver and their restaurant. The views stretching across the Burren to Galway Bay from this 21-bedroom manor house are stunning.

The property boasts open fireplaces, fresh flowers, candlelight throughout and a fantastic award-winning restaurant. Irish guests come from across the country simply to dine here. A country house for the 21st century, Gregans Castle is perfect for couples seeking an idyllic retreat in the Irish countryside.

Rates at Gregans Castle start at $350/night . As with all bookings, breakfast is included and WiFi is free.

Perk at Gregans Castle: Complimentary walking tour of The Burren National Park if staying two or more nights.

Relais La Corte Dei Papi

A Tuscan Escape near Cortona

Relais La Corte Dei Papi is located in Tuscany just outside of Cortona and features everything couples could want in a romantic destination. The hotel has quickly become a favorite of our Celebrated Italy team and for good reason - we get such unbelievable feedback!

Why? It starts with David Papi. This estate has been in his family for centuries, and he is one of Italy's most charming and warm hosts. We get such incredible feedback about the grounds - the beautiful gardens, flowers, and olive trees. The hotel has a distinct air of exclusivity and privacy with just 15 rooms, many of which are spa suites with whirlpool tubs. There is a tremendously effective blending of old and new as the rooms have all the modern conveniences but are decorated with one of a kind antiques and other period furnishings evoking a true sense of place in the Tuscan countryside.

Rates at Relais La Corte Dei Papi start at $400. As with all our Hotels breakfast is included and WiFi is free.

Perk: Historic tour of the property and complimentary wine tasting prior to a meal at the hotel's restaurant.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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