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We're Looking For The UK's Most Romantic Couple! Applications Are Now Open

10th January 2020

Here at the Daffodil Hotel & Spa, we love LOVE. Over the years, we’ve welcomed hundreds of happy couples through our doors for romantic breaks, weekend staycations and some truly breath-taking weddings.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we can’t wait to welcome a whole host of couples who have chosen to celebrate this day of love with us in the Lake District, one of the most romantic places in the UK.

It’s really important to us that our Valentine’s experience is as romantic as it can be, so we are looking for the UK’s most romantic couple to test our luxury Valentine’s getaway and provide us with their feedback. They’ll get paid to enjoy a stay in our hotel, the use of our spa facilities, afternoon tea, and an evening meal in our lakeview restaurant.

If you think this sounds like the perfect way to spend the night with your partner, all you have to do is fill in the form below and tell us what is the most romantic thing your partner has ever done for you.

Whether your partner is into big romantic gestures, or whether it’s their small yet meaningful actions that show you how much they love you, we want to hear about it.

Entries close on the 29th of January.


  • This is not an offer of full-time employment. You will be invited to enjoy our luxury Valentine’s getaway package and provide us with your feedback.
  • Entries are only open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  • You may choose from a range of dates from a list provided by our team upon confirmation that you have been chosen. Please note that the stay will not be on Valentine’s Day itself, and must be taken Sunday – Thursday, excluding Bank Holidays before 31st March 2020.
  • The winner will be expected to visit the Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere.
  • You will be paid £100, but will be required to make your own way to the Daffodil Hotel and cover travel expenses yourself.
  • You will also receive a complimentary overnight stay in a Lake View room.
  • This opportunity is for yourself and one additional guest only.
  • If you are unavailable to attend, your prize will be forfeited and offered to another entrant.
  • By submitting your details during the application process you give permission for the Daffodil Hotel to contact you.
  • The competition closes on Wednesday the 29th of January 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be counted.
  • The winner of the competition will be announced on Friday the 31st of January 2020.


Caroline Ney 23.01.2020 / 12:02

This would be a lovely treat for me and my husband, we have two children and so romance is kept alive by little gestures such as the one I included in the application. It would be amazing to win this.

Colleen 23.01.2020 / 12:32

We would love to win this. Have 3 children been together for 11 years and have never had a break away for just us too. Good luck everybody.

Keeley 23.01.2020 / 12:13

Good luck everyone xxx

Megan Bassford 23.01.2020 / 12:15

This would be an amazing trip. Since having a child it is hard to make time for eachother with financial constraints of childcare costs and saving for a house also. My partner and I would love this!

Stacey 23.01.2020 / 12:17

This would be an amazing treat for my fiance as hes always treating me xxx

Allannah stevenson 23.01.2020 / 12:31

Hopefully this valentine's break can bring me a whole new different kind of romance 💓

Emily Breaks 23.01.2020 / 12:34

Would love to win. We don’t get much time together with work and looking after our daughter. Would be lovely to spend some time together.

Stephanie 23.01.2020 / 12:39

Me and my partner would love this much needed break, we have never been to this area before but it is on the bucket list!!

Romanii 23.01.2020 / 13:01

This would be an a amazing experience!

Monserrath 23.01.2020 / 13:07

My partner and I would love to win a romantic getaway. We don't get much time to ourselves due to work and our daughter. We have another baby on the way so would be a lovely break from our everyday lives especially before the baby comes in May.

Sam 23.01.2020 / 13:18

What a wonderful special treat for someone. Fingers crossed

Samantha Taylor 23.01.2020 / 14:15

This would be an amazing win. We work hard and have two young kids so a romantic break has never been anything we have been able to manage We have been together 11 years married for 1. A chance to enjoy each other's company would be amazing

Tom 23.01.2020 / 16:17

This would be a lovely trip back to near where I was born (Penrith) not been back since we left when I was 2. 36 years ago. My partner would love it there

lee 23.01.2020 / 16:42

would love to win this. we have never had a break away together so would really be good.

Hayley 23.01.2020 / 16:44

This would be a lovely and well deserved treat for me and my husband for the first time away from our 4 month old baby

Kerry 23.01.2020 / 16:46

This would be lovely for my husband and I , We've been together for 11yrs and married for 4 yrs of them, We work shifts and we are like ships that pass in the night , so would be perfect location to spend some much earned quality time together.

Tiffany Crawford 23.01.2020 / 16:46

Glenn and I worked together 30 years ago and were friends we even went to each others weddings! Our lives drifted on but we always remained friends, However five years ago we became a couple amd we both decided we needed a break away so booked our first ever cold holiday! We went to Finland and enjoyed snowmobiles and husky rides all of which we fantastic, but on the last night Glenn had booked us into a igloo which actually turned out to be an ice hotel, we were allowed to pick our own room all with different coloured lighting, I chose the red room with flowers carved into the snow walls, little did I know!! In the lounge there were ice cravings everywhere and Glenn poured me a mug of hot Berry juice he ushered me over to a huge carving of cupid, with a rose he had been given by the hotel earlier that evening (I had no idea) he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife!! It was minus 32 degrees outside and the rose had frozen but when we got back to our room Glenn had snapped the petals off and s attered them on our bed, as we snuggled into our sleeping bags our love kept us warm that night, we are now getting married in Sept 2020 and can't wait for our very intimate wedding just ten of us in a cosy country hotel hopefully with a log fire!! What started out as a trip of a lifetime became so much more as it was a holiday we will never forget and Glenn's romantic proposal and the little details he went to to make it perfect made it a memory to treasure forever xx

Natalie Crompton 23.01.2020 / 16:57

Having met almost 12 years ago and just had our little girl Isabella quality time can be hard to prioritise now. We are still madly in love and would love the opportunity to have some much need relaxing and time together xxx

Lorraine 23.01.2020 / 17:07

35 years 5 weeks 5 days still in love and both still love romamce

Simon 23.01.2020 / 17:10

Spending a romantic night away with ones wife expenses paid in the lake district is special any day of the year

Michaela Otto 23.01.2020 / 17:24

This would be such a treat . We have not been away together for many years . Due to work commitments, children and basically just every day life .

Tania Jackson 23.01.2020 / 17:29

I would love to win this for me and my new husband of 5 months. Since we have got married we have both been very busy at work and would love a night away to recuperate. We recently got married in santorini after having been together for 12 years and this our 13th year together.

Paul Cowley 23.01.2020 / 17:35

This would be a lovely surprise for my wife. She has forgiven lots of things and deserves a romantic break

Sophie 23.01.2020 / 17:39

Yes please will be perfect for us both we met on valatines day 5years ago will be perfect to celebrate

Sam Barnes 23.01.2020 / 17:49

We would absolutely love to stay here, heard so many good things about the hotel, especially the food. Fingers crossed.

Jemma Fagan 23.01.2020 / 17:50

Would love to win this for me and my husband, we don't often get to have a date night so this would be amazing to win.

Samantha Williams 23.01.2020 / 18:02

This would be amazing ❤️

Claire palmer 23.01.2020 / 18:21

Would be great to relax with the other half as for the last 6 month's it's been all doctor's & hospital stays due to been diagnosed with skin cancer 😕. Had to cancel New York at Christmas too as not allowed to fly 🥺.

Kim mills 23.01.2020 / 18:37

I have applied I would like to thank my partner of 4 years for taking me to Lapland and to show him how appreciative I am of him

Amy scullion 23.01.2020 / 19:17

This would be the perfect pre wedding get away for me and my partner. We are new parents and don’t get a chance to have a night away

Zoe 23.01.2020 / 19:53

Would be a well deserved break as we’ve just had our first child x

Tricia 23.01.2020 / 20:08

Need time to ourselves with kids and grandchildren dogs and work hard to get the ME TIME we need

Caroline Regan 23.01.2020 / 21:41

This would be a lovely experiance. It is coming up to my husbands birthday and our 8 year wedding anniversary ❤🥂🍾 xxx

Amy 23.01.2020 / 22:45

Would be nice to have an evening away. Partner runs his own business whilst I work full time and rarely get to do anything

Louisa Burns 23.01.2020 / 22:49

This would be just perfect for us. we love Grasmere and visit often and always admire your grand hotel overlooking the lake. The views are majestic!

Marie Warren 23.01.2020 / 22:59

Would love to have the opportunity to stay at your hotel and give our constructive feedback.

Lucy Purnell 23.01.2020 / 23:18

We love the lake district, we can't get enough of it

Adele 24.01.2020 / 00:10

Would love to spend quality time with my husband. Always busy working and looking after everyone else. We have a grandson now as well so he keeps us on our toes. Would be nice to re kindle the love x

Vicky 24.01.2020 / 00:42

This would be a lovely getaway as we celebrate my 40th birthday and 9 years of being happily married

Zoe 24.01.2020 / 01:28

Would love to try this! It’s my partners birthday on Valentine’s Day so would be a nice treat for us both

Dawn Draper 24.01.2020 / 01:58

He simply just makes me feel loved and accepted even for all my little faults, as I do him. He works away a lot whilst I take care of our children and make our house a home, the spark is always there we are a great team. We dont often get time to just relax together, this would be a perfect chance to do just that. It sounds super dooper amazing. We both love praising and giving credit and compliments where they are due, so would both jump at the opportunity to rave about the experience you are kindly offering. Regards, dawn. Xx

Emma Casey 24.01.2020 / 02:00

We would love to win this as our last go of ivf failed do something like this would be lovely to cheer us both up

Daniel Taylor 24.01.2020 / 02:07

Me and my partner would love to win this we've not been able to afford a break away

Kerry 24.01.2020 / 02:50

Me and my husband would love this . As we don’t get away much with 5 kids and one with adhd so would love a night away with my true love and best friend it would be a night to remember x

Jade 24.01.2020 / 05:40

My partner works long hours weekends and has very little time off and we would love to celebrate my 30th on march the 31 in style.

Hayley 24.01.2020 / 06:13

We would love to win this! We have 3 children and work full time. Sometimes i think we forget US time. It would be amazing to experience this together and to appreciate our love for one another

Vanessa 24.01.2020 / 06:31

This would be an amazing opportunity! I have seen friends of friends go to the daffodil hotel on Instagram and would love to experience it myself with my partner!

patricia 24.01.2020 / 06:37

Woken up in the middle of night to see rose pedals everywhere and candles and be given an envelope with a love letter and a trip to paris same day-leaving in 4 hours. That was our 5th anniversary.

Valerie Carmichael 24.01.2020 / 07:29

This would be a perfect way to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary and 40 years of being together.

Louanne king 24.01.2020 / 07:36

This would be a lovely break from the kids as we don’t get it often.

Sophie Jack 24.01.2020 / 07:47

My husband was widowed at 45 and I supported him through his bereavement and we eventually fell in love. He sadly had a stroke last year although I managed to get him to hospital within an hour and he is making a good recovery but He is now supporting me through bowel disease while I write this from my hospital Bed - we would be most grateful for a break.

Jessica clough 24.01.2020 / 07:52

We would absolutely love this! We spent our first date walking around the Lakes- so this would be a lovely setting to revisit!

Amanda 24.01.2020 / 08:04

This would be a refreshing change for us as a couple rather than mum and dad. It's just the right time for us to have some relaxing time to be us again. The children even came on our honeymoon.

Rhea 24.01.2020 / 08:14

My partner moved to the lake District for a better job so we could afford our own home when we discovered I was pregnant. I only get to see him 2 days a week and it would be lovely to come up and surprise him with a night away.

Jackie 24.01.2020 / 08:28

As it is out 10year anniversary it will be a lovely treat for us both to enjoy away from the kids

Amy 24.01.2020 / 08:33

This would be an amazing break for us as working in the hospital both of us is very tiring and often not much quality time together.

Debby hayward 24.01.2020 / 08:33

It would be a lovely break for my husband and i. We have had a very hard time of late. My brother inlaw took his own life a few months ago and it has been none stop with different things since. It is so beautiful there and it would a relaxing time in a beautiful hotel. Good luck everyone.

Gemma 24.01.2020 / 08:40

Thus would be amazing as we both turn 40 this year and haven’t been away for a night on our own since having both children. Three years plus. Couple time is very limited. 🤩🤞🏻🤞🏻 It sounds amazing! Xxx

Edith 24.01.2020 / 08:58

We met through work over 25 years ago but both of us were in other relationships. We met by accident at the vegetable stand in asda about 9 years ago and just went for a coffee. We didn't become a couple for about a year then when he did ask me to marry him he did it in front of my eldest daughter and my granddaughter. He had a huge bouquet of roses and got down on one knee. He took my breath away and as we are an older couple I found it very romantic

Beverley 24.01.2020 / 09:04

This would be a great break as my husband broke his hip & leg 2 weeks before Xmas.

Lauren Coackley 24.01.2020 / 09:36

This would be amazing for ke and my partner. We haven't been away just the two of us for over five years! As a family we visit grasmere twice a year mainly for the gingerbread! But it's such a beautiful place and one we will always return to.

Helen Reynolds 24.01.2020 / 09:56

Me and my partner would love to spend some time child and pet free 🤞🏻

Laura 24.01.2020 / 11:02

Such a fantastic competition. My boyfriend and I are currently saving for our first house so won’t be going away any time soon. He works so hard to be able to treat me so much that being able to give back would be amazing.

Eilidh Duncan 24.01.2020 / 11:13

It’s our 3 year anniversary this week, what a lovely surprise this would be as working on the farm we don’t have much time to get romantic getaways.

Amy 24.01.2020 / 12:33

We havnt had a good nights sleep since our daughter was born 18 months ago! Please let us re-discover our pre baby selves! 😆💕

Kerri Barnwell 24.01.2020 / 12:56

My partner always does a million things to make me feel good, we have been together a year and a half. He has supported me thoroughly this year whilst I took on a carer role whilst juggling my degree as a mental health nurse. He always makes me feel a million dollars and like I'm cherished, when we got together he had bought me a cake congratulating me on a job I had got and handed me a card with a long verse of his feelings towards me and how strong he felt we were after a lot of sad time around us and made me read till the very end where he asked me to be his girlfriend. Christmas was also magical amongst my other presents he knew how badly I love the film the bodyguard and as my last present handed me a card with a picture if whitney Houston and Kevin Costner on the front where inside he had put tickets in to see the musical.

Sarah lockwood 24.01.2020 / 13:04

Me and my boyfriend have been together 5 years on the 25th march this year but we started out as friends when we met each other at college in 2009. We flirted for years then ended up going on a date and haven't looked back since. This would be lovely as my boyfriend LOVES the lake district and he always works away now so would be a lovely treat to spend some quality time away 😊

Nicola 24.01.2020 / 13:06

I would really love to have the opportunity to visit this gorgeous hotel with my partner after a hard few years. Good luck everyone!

Cheri Bland 24.01.2020 / 13:25

Would love to win this for myself and my husband, we married in July and will be celebrating our first valentines and first anniversary this year 💕

Amanda Anderson 24.01.2020 / 13:53

My husband would love this prize as being from different countries we are constantly being pulled apart and have to spend large periods of time away from each other.

Nicola Dean 24.01.2020 / 15:58

I would love to win this as I am recovering from a hysterectomy and also to say thank you to my husband for looking after me ❤️❤️❤️

Amy 24.01.2020 / 16:23

This would be amazing for us. As my partner has been in and out of hospital. Being in pain all the time. And we’ve both had a pretty stressful time with families. So it would be really nice to be able and sit bad and relax with just us two. Not running around for everyone else. And be like we used to be when it was just the two of us. This is amazing! And whoever wins it is very lucky!

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