We are now entering one of my favourite periods of the year to explore the UK and Ireland. The hope of Spring lies just around the corner, but there is still so much to savour in February, when it's possible to visit many of the most popular attractions without an endless sea of people milling about. And although Valentine's Day is already upon us, many will choose to take their romantic break a bit later,
when the crowds have disappeared. This is also a season for extraordinary bargains from Best Loved hoteliers, and we've picked some of the best for you below. So, whether you're in the mood for some luxurious spa treatments, a bracing seaside ramble, or a tipple by the fire in a converted farmhouse, we have some great recommendations for that well-deserved Winter warmer.