Home is where the heart is this Valentine's Day

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2023

Home is where the heart is this Valentine's Day

Leading Cheshire estate agency Gascoigne Halman has identified the Top 5 most romantic features to look for when house hunting this Valentine’s Day.

Whether you are seeking for a first-time rental property, investing in a family home or downsizing to enjoy later life, Gascoigne Halman recommends house hunters add romance to their wish list in 2023. 

“It’s important to find a home that you love both internally and externally, if you want to feel romantically inspired all year round,” commented John Halman, executive chairman of Gascoigne Halman.  "Whether it’s a listed cottage with period features to cosy up in, a garden that offers secret sanctuary or a property with dreamy locations on the doorstep, there’s something on offer for everyone here in Cheshire. 

“Our team at Gascoigne Halman is expert at matchmaking house hunters with their perfect property, so get in touch and let’s get your partnered with the right home this year.”

Gascoigne Halman’s Top 5 romantic features for house hunters:

5. Spa experience

Bring the spa experience home by seeking properties that enable you to relax with your loved on. A spacious master bathroom or even a spare room can provide the perfect space to create an at home spa experience where you can relax, unwind and pamper one another year-round. 

Want to take this to the next level?  Consider a home with its own spa facilities like this fantastic home near Prestbury with private outdoor hot tub:


4. A cosy nook

Every home should have somewhere you can snuggle up, relax and escape the outside world. Cosy nooks enable you to create a sacred space where you can focus on your loved one away from other distractions. Look for properties with warming fireplaces, great views or even surplus space under the stairs, where you can create a cosy corner for two.

This three bedroom penthouse available to rent in Didsbury boasts a balcony perfect for quality time together: Philip Godlee Lodge, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, 3 bedroom, Apartment (


3.  Romantic bedrooms

Whether you are in a couple or not, a great bedroom should always provide a relaxing sanctuary where you can escape and unwind all year round.  Look for properties with master bedrooms that enable you to make a real feature of your bed and bring added romance through decorative touches such as plush pillows, luxury bedding and soft lighting.   

This six bedroom property for sale in Manley has used shades of grey in its master suite to inspire instant romance, while also welcoming plenty of natural light through dual aspect windows: Crossley Park, Manley, Cheshire, 6 bedroom, Detached (


2. Dining space

There’s no escaping the intrinsic relationship between food and love.  Whether it’s cooking a romantic meal for two or enjoying breakfast in bed, many of our most treasured memories are built around food. 

Great kitchens and dining areas should therefore be near the top of the list for romantic house hunters.  Look for properties with the space to make meaningful connections over food.  If the kitchen is galley style, consider putting a dining table in another room to recreate those special restaurant experiences at home. 

This fabulous rental property on the outskirts of Wilmslow has a gorgeous breakfast bar just perfect for couples: Edge House, Hough Lane, Wilmslow, 3 bedroom, Detached (


1.   Breath-taking locations

Right house, wrong location is unfortunately a mistake too many house hunters make by focussing too much on a property’s interior.  When choosing a home that inspires romance, take a close look at what will be on your doorstep should you choose to live there.  Luckily in Cheshire, romantic inspiration is never far away whether it’s a walk in the countryside, dinner at a stylish restaurant or a visit to a stately home.

Set in half an acre of land, this stunning five bedroom property in Whaley Bridge offers panoramic views across the Peak District with beautiful Fernilee and Errwood reservoirs on its doorstep: Hockerley New Road, Whaley Bridge, 5 bedroom, Detached (


Awarded a Gold Award with Honours for Sales and a Gold Award with Honours for Lettings at the Estate Agency Masters Awards 2023, Gascoigne Halman is one of the top estate agencies in the country.  It has a network of 23 offices across Cheshire, South Manchester and the High Peak and specialises in sales, lettings and mortgages. 

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