If you are you looking for a suitably romantic place to get engaged without having to fly across the world … then we may just be able to help.
Here at Blakelow we have played host to many proposals over the years and as far as we know all have said yes! Finding the best setting to pop the question can be pretty daunting, so without further ado here are our top 10 places in the Peak District to do just that…
Candle Cottage … A romantic candle lit dinner in front of a blazing log fire is a fantastic place to ask your loved one that all important question.
Whether you flex your muscles as an expert cook yourself or ask Steve to cook for you, they’ll appreciate the gesture. You’re already in the very romantic setting of Candle Cottage so just light the candles, put on their favourite music and watch their expression as you drop to one knee and ask the question… priceless!
Our very own Blakelow Hill … If stunning views and fresh air is more your style then our 2nd choice sure fits the bill … at the top of our east field we have made the perfect spot for a picnic or champagne supper. We could even arrange for the food, bubbly and glasses to be waiting for you, so that early morning or sunset stroll could be the perfect surprise setting for you.
Chatsworth House, close to Blakelow is the fabulous country house of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, this is a stunning place to visit with many good spots to pop the question… our favourite would be in front of the Emperor Fountain, with the house as the backdrop.
Dinner at Fischer’s Restaurant – Baslow Hall
A romantic dinner at this Michelin star restaurant, a fabulous setting in lovely surroundings, award winning food and very good discreet service. Perfect.
Buxton Opera House -Theatre Box for 2
Even if you are not that into opera a trip to Buxton is an unbeatable treat, as well as opera, ballet, musicals and plays the setting itself is quite luxurious. Your own private box for 2 is the icing on this very ornate cake.
Haddon Hall … in the very atmospheric medieval chapel, quiet and peaceful, perfect for the history buffs amongst you.
Not for the faint hearted (or unfit), if you make it to the top the views are brilliant. You really do feel on top of the world and you will when they say yes.
Dovedale …on the stepping stones of course. You don’t have to be experienced hikers to enjoy all that Dovedale has to offer, but a good pair of boots is advisable.
Stanage Edge …Wild, windswept setting featured in an unforgettable scene in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, where Elizabeth Bennet (played by Keira Knightley) gazed wistfully out on to the valley beyond, contemplating her on-off relationship with enigmatic suitor, Mr Darcy.
For those with a daredevil streak, why not try a Peak District Helicopters flight as a venue to pop the question. With a range of flights from 5 to 30 minutes this is the utmost in skyhigh treats.