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Orchardleigh Estate reveals UK's best love stories

28 Nov 2019

The national competition sought to find the most romantic stories and the finalists have now been announced

The owner of Orchardleigh Estate in Frome, Somerset, Chris Vincent, decided to launch a competition to find the UK's best love stories after his wedding to wife Heather earlier this year. 

As next door neighbours for 16 years, Chris and Heather only met four years ago by chance one morning and the rest is history. 

With an aim to find a love story which beats their own, Chris and Heather welcomed entries from across the country and have whittled it down to a shortlist of ten. 

Stories include that of a couple in the British forces who met on military exercise before exchanging poetry while both on tour in Afghanistan, and a wedding planner who fell in love with the best man at a client's wedding. 

All the stories can be found at orchardleigh.lpages.co/finalists/ where the public is asked to vote for their favourite tale. The winner will receive an overnight stay in Orchardleigh's Boathouse. 

Chris comments: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of entries our competition has received – it’s a wonderful reminder of just how much we all enjoy a good love story. It unearthed so many special and unique stories that narrowing it down to 10 favourites was no easy task, but we’ve done it and now we need the nation’s help in crowning a winner."

Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 8th December 2019

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