Romantic doesn’t always have to be chocolate box pretty. So for all lovers of both romantic and contemporary we’ve put together a collection of contemporary holiday hideaways for couples.
Romantic doesn’t always have to be chocolate box pretty. So for all lovers of both romantic and contemporary we’ve put together a collection of contemporary holiday hideaways for couples.
We know it’s been hard to find your perfect holiday cottage in the UK this year but they are still out there! We’ve put together this list with availability in different parts of the country so you can find the best last minute deals.
Are you looking for a last minute romantic and rural holiday cottage? Our partner Rural Retreats has plenty of romantic properties with late availability in some of the best places in the UK to get your much needed holiday or romantic fix. Click here to see their availability now.Opens in a new window
Stay in a contemporary luxury apartment mixing the old with the new in the prestigious Grade I listed Royal William Yard. With stunning views across the Plymouth Sound, this place is a foodie heaven with no less than seven restaurants within the stylish development along with a number of bars and cafes. And if you fancy some more culture then Plymouth’s historical town is just down the road. Perfect for a romantic food & culture break in Devon.Opens in a new window
New to the market with plenty of availability. This clever pint-sized conversion offers everything you’ll need for a romantic break in Northumberland for couples. Set in the grounds of a beautiful manor house and surrounded by open countryside, the Byre is a perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring stylish local towns like Hexham and Corbridge.Opens in a new window
City chic meets country luxury; The Potting Shed offers the best of both worlds. Set in a private 100 acre estate in one of Yorkshire’s prettiest villages this bijou bolthole for two serves up stunning views from its 5 star accommodation. And in case you don’t fancy leaving this little retreat, the owners offer a complementary breakfast and supper service to match. Read on…
We all love to be beside the seaside! And where better to go next summer than Devon, Cornwall or Somerset? This selection with our partner Luxury Coastal is made up of properties perfect for couples who love the seaside - click here to check availability.Opens in a new window
How about this luxury hot tub lodge for couples near Cheddar, Somerset? You’ll love contemporary decor, luxury touches, rural setting and of course that fabulous hot tub from where you can enjoy some spectacular sunsets.Opens in a new window
Devon is the place to be this summer and the British Riviera is bound to get the best of the weather. So when we spotted this fabulous cottages for couples with sea views in historic Brixham, we just had to share it with you. With its additional single bedroom it’s perfect for young families too. And at the time of writing there’s still plenty of availability for spring and summer - so what are you waiting for?Opens in a new window
Set up in the tree canopy of a six-acre estate, The Den is a luxury treehouse that goes beyond any childhood dream. This leafy retreat offers guests the chance to relax in style, with cosy nights in by the wood burner, and starry nights out in the private hot tub. Located in peaceful grounds by a historic manor in Devon, this is a great place to feel far away from any city while having access to all the Devon has to offer. The retreat is pet friendly too!
A fabulous luxury lodge with private hot tub in the pretty Somerset countryside, Pomegranate has everything for you to relax and rejuvenate. From the huge Band & Olufsen television to the cutting edge decor and of course the private hot tub.Opens in a new window
Looking for a luxury romantic break for 2022? There is still good availability with our partner holidaycottages.co.uk - click here to see their collection of romantic retreats.Opens in a new window
We think this retreat is the ideal getaway for a couple that love the coast and are looking for a cosy hideaway which mixes up luxury and home comforts. Swallow Cottage has been designed and converted from a barn, specifically to treat those who want a fresh air break – with quirky interiors, a toasty woodburner for warm nights in, and moorland walks down to the sea or across the North Yorkshire countryside, starting from the doorstep.
A cosy luxury lodge with private hot tub in the pretty Somerset countryside, Amber Lodge will appeal to those who prefer a classic decor. With its comfy sofas, generous kitchen, huge walk-in shower and of course the hot tub it has everything to make you feel spoiled and relaxed.Opens in a new window
For that extra special occasion or just because you desperately need a break away from everyday life; either way The Roundhouse offers a fabulous hot tub break in Cornwall. With bags of character, stylish interiors, a quirky kitchen and of course a wood fired hot tub, this romantic cottage near Bude won’t disappoint.Opens in a new window
New to the market so with plenty of availability and private wood-fired hot tub. Set on the edge of the Quantock Hills this stunning newly created hot tub cottage offers light filled spaces, far-reaching views and peace and quiet. Perfect for romantic walks and sunsets. It’s pet friendly too so you can bring your four-legged friend along to enjoy the countryside. Fully equipped (there is even an outdoor pizza oven), this retreat is ideal for a much needed romantic break in the West Country.Opens in a new window
This boutique Norfolk hot tub cottage for couples is a perfect blend of old and new; clean lines sit comfortably alongside country style furnishings. Cosy up in front of the wood burner or spend the evening in the private hot tub. We love the new glass extension with dining area from where you can overlook the pretty garden. It’s pet friendly so you can your favourite four legged friend too. Great Massingham is one of Norfolk’s most beautiful villages, renowned for its pretty duck ponds and the fabulous gastropub just up the road - everything you need for a perfect hot tub break in Norfolk!Opens in a new window
This newly constructed luxury lodge is the perfect way to relax in the new year. With its hot tub, fabulous location in the Lake District and stunning views across the Duddon Valley it makes for a very special romantic break in Cumbria.Opens in a new window
The West Country or The New Forest? We think either would make a great destination for a well deserved romantic retreat during 2022. Click here to view the collection of romantic retreats on offer with our partner Toad Hall Cottages.Opens in a new window
Dorset offers some of the best seaside escapes with stunning beaches, idyllic countryside and some rather upmarket towns with excellent watering holes and eateries. Our partner Dorset Hideaways has some great holiday cottages for 2022 on offer - click here for more information.Opens in a new window
Don’t be fooled by the name - this romantic holiday cottage in Devon is one of the most luxurious retreats you could wish for. With its vaulted ceilings, open plan layout, wood burner and high end finishes you couldn’t ask for more. Well, perhaps you could ask for a superb hot tub on the deck and a swimming lake? The Cattle Shed offers it all. Like we said, don’t be fooled by the name.Opens in a new window
New to the market so lots of availability! This super stylish apartment is located in the heart of romantic Shere, famous as the setting for rom-com ‘The Holiday’. The Surrey Hills are a perfect location for a romantic break; within 20 minutes from the M25 you’ll find yourself in quintessentially English countryside with rolling hills and pretty villages. And of course there are plenty of great cafes, restaurants and shops to boot.
When owners Ron and Sheila ﬁrst saw the dilapidated former gardener’s cottage in the grounds of what was to become their new home, they just knew that this could become the perfect romantic retreat for couples. So they combined the best ingredients from their own travel experiences and set out to create The Invergarry, a stylish yet cosy holiday retreat with hot tub on the edge of The Cairngorms National Park.
Just look at that view! Escape to Skye and prepare to be amazed by miles of unspoiled landscapes and coastline, free ranging highland cows, and a real holiday freedom. For romantics, a few days at Waterside Cabin will allow you to unwind, wake up to sea views, and sample the best this fabulous Scottish island has to offer.
Wake up between the lochs and forests of Scotland’s beautiful Trossachs National Park at this retreat – which mixes stunning design with an idyllic natural setting. Strathyre is a fresh air paradise, complete with 720 square miles of forests, along with stunning mountain views, rivers and lochs. Brits have marked out Scotland as the best place in the world for a stunning drive to blow the cobwebs away and you have your pick of them here – along with a thousand walking routes through valleys and along shorelines.
Granted, with the capacity to sleep seven this isn’t exactly a small romantic retreat, but with its fabulous Aldeburgh location and stylish interiors we simply couldn’t resist including this large Suffolk holiday home in our collection. Think of it as a romantic retreat for the family; designed to recreate the quintessentially English seaside holiday with your loved ones, including the family pet.
We think you will love this romantic retreat in Somerset. The Birdhouse is a secluded ‘treehouse’ that looks like an enormous - you guessed it - birdhouse on stilts. It has a playful feel to it with modern, bright and airy interiors and quirky windows that frame the views perfectly. The setting is magical; this romanic cottage for couples is located on an organic farm surrounded by rolling countryside and tucked away in a private woodland clearing. Complete with woodland hot tub, large balcony, fire pit and outside mood lighting, this is glamping at its very best.
If you are looking for a truly inspiring escape then we think we’ve found the place for you. Treetop House is like nothing you have ever seen before, hand-crafted with a true designer’s eye. It is sat up by a gorge with a tumbling stream and panoramic views of the sea and island vistas of the West Highlands.
This romantic retreat is the kind of place you’d expect on the pages of a glossy interior design magazine, with beautiful Scandi style design and situated in arguably one of the most beautiful parts of Britain – the Skye coastline. The Shorehouse has been specially designed by architects to provide romantics with a spacious and stylish home while making the most of the stunning scenery through its huge windows.
Nestled in a leafy 32-acre Devonshire estate is a hideaway where you can find old age charm mixed with luxury modern treats. Corncott was once the ground’s Old Mill but has been lovingly redesigned as a first floor retreat for romantics. This is a great place to stay, with nearby attractions including the beautiful Jurassic coastline, and a host of historic castles and gardens. Meanwhile, on the estate you have great views, free access to a hot tub, and your neighbours will include five friendly alpacas.
After reading rave reviews about the food, atmosphere and service at The Baron at Bucknell we knew we just had to include it. And with the newly built Garden Rooms this hidden gem becomes a destination in its own right. Each Garden Room is privately positioned and has its own large hot tub. To top it all off you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the new natural swimming pool - a real show stopper!
New to the market with plenty of availability! We think this amazing new luxury lodge has it all; beautifully appointed, set in stunning grounds, complete with a lake view and fabulous hot tub. And did we say it has some of the country’s best beaches on its doorstep? It’s pet friendly too so your beloved pooch can also enjoy walks on the beach or in the Lincolnshire Wolds just around the corner.
This retreat was designed specifically to give couples an experience they wouldn’t find anywhere else – and it shows. Silver Birch at The Mains is a beautiful two storey larchwood retreat, tucked in woodland near Inverness, with panoramic views across to the Moray Firth. If you are searching for an outstanding getaway, we think this five star Highland spot, complete with balcony, romantic wood burner and whirlpool bath overlooking the trees, is a great choice.
This boutique hot tub lodge is an ideal getaway spot if you’re looking for a romantic break in the Lancashire countryside which has views, oodles of style, and your own private hot tub. Perry is located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with great walks, villages, pubs and views. We love the combination of having the great outdoors on your doorstep, as well as the super stylish interiors with freestanding bath, super king bed and high end finishes.
This light and airy romantic retreat is the perfect place to enjoy sea views and relax, tucked away in a hidden corner on the edge of Penzance, in Cornwall. Finger’s Point is a converted barnhouse designed to a luxury standard and perfect just for two. Inside the cosy living area it is full of natural light – and outside there’s a private hot tub with views across the waves to the spectacular small tidal island of St Michael’s Mount.
New to the market with plenty of availability! This West Yorkshire retreat is set in a beautiful corner of the world – a place romantic enough to have inspired the classic novel Wuthering Heights. Life might have changed a whole lot since the 1846 story was first penned, but the cobblestones and quirky buildings of Haworth still give the town its full charm – and this retreat will let you explore it in style.
It’s not often we find a romantic retreat which is located right on the beach. So when we came across Bank Top Cottage, we just knew we had feature it as part of our collection. Not only does it have the most fabulous sea views from its living room and private terrace, it is also located on one of the UK’s finest white sandy beaches, Druridge Bay in Northumberland. All in all a picture perfect honeymoon retreat.
Whitsand Bay is one of those stretches of English coastline that feels ancient and unchanged – rugged and naturally romantic through and through. And tucked in the side of the coastline here is the laid back Whirlwind retreat, where you can enjoy views of the sea and a real feeling of escape.
New to the market with plenty of availability. Looking for something extra special? We think there’s no better place to celebrate your anniversary, enjoy your honeymoon, plan a romantic surprise break or even pop the question. Pottergate Tower is a unique holiday cottage, set on the edge of Alnwick and overlooking the medieval town and castle. This is one of Europe’s most special holiday cottages and the couple lucky enough to stay here will likely never forget the experience.
This beautiful old mill has been reinvented for romantics. Pulley Mill is a great place to choose if you want to be close to North Devon’s beautiful beaches and market towns, while enjoying the peace of a beautiful family-run country estate. And guests can use the fabulous hot tub located in a log cabin in the woods, accessed along a romantic woodland raised path lit by lanterns.
This elegant retreat is a perfect pick for a couple searching for days exploring some of the most beautiful parts of south England, followed by relaxed evenings in their own private hot tub. Batcombe Hollow has been specially designed to offer a modern sophisticated eco space for a pair to enjoy, between an orchard and a host of walking routes, set in the quiet grounds of Strawberryfield Park. The lodge is an ideal choice for those searching for time away in the fresh west country air.
This romantic retreat might only be an hour from London, but it could be a thousand miles away – with five acres of woodland, and a myriad of winding paths surrounding a huge reservoir and water views. Coddiwomple Cabin is a great choice for a luxury getaway, where you can enjoy your own private hot tub surrounded by nature. The cabin is within striking distance from Ticehurst, along with the historic seaside town of Hastings and the charming Rye on the coast, making it a great location for exploring the south coastline.
It’s not often that you find the perfect combination of boutique city chic and real country living. We think the owners of Stone Cottage have just nailed it - set in rural Herefordshire with far-reaching views this romantic bolthole for couples has an immaculate contemporary interior with open plan living, vaulted ceilings and boutique hotel style touches, making it the perfect honeymoon cottage. And on top of that you can bring your four legged friend with you on your romantic break; this Herefordshire retreat is dog friendly.
Hop out of your hammock and into your own hot tub at this romantic getaway just for two. The Golden Oak Hideaway has so many things to delight couples – including a log burner in the living room and a gas barbecue waiting for you on the decking. And then there’s a large sunken bath in the bathroom. And green woodland views outside. This Norfolk retreat has a whole host of features designed to make your holiday extra special.
This is a breath-taking retreat where you can wake up with the birds singing right outside your window. The Hideaway is a luxury treehouse, perched up in the tree tops in the tranquil East Woods, with views over to the coast and Devon’s Hartland Point.
This romantic retreat is an ideal getaway spot for couples seeking a peaceful, green South England bolthole set in its own leafy private estate. For fresh sea air, it’s a short hop to beautiful beaches, including the lovely Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. While for cosy evenings this converted mill comes with access to a beautiful hot tub in the Millbrook woodlands. Wheel Room is also a pet friendly gem – with two dogs allowed to stay.
If you have a creative streak then the large bright rooms in The Coach House make this an inspiring place to be. The country landscapes around Belchamp Walter have attracted artists who live here as well as inspiring world renowned John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. Within an hour and a half from London, The Coach House is a place to escape the hustle and bustle and find your feet again.
This luxury retreat gives you the chance to wake up with a view of the countryside right at the end of your bed. Hidey Hole Cabin has been created as an ideal bolthole for romantics who want to experience chic and sleek design, mixed with beautiful East Sussex scenery along with the cosiness of a toasty log burner and a cinema-style projector.
New to the market with plenty of availability! Treat yourself to panoramic Scottish views, afternoons in your own wood-fired hot tub and nights by a toasty wood burner. Greengairs Bothy has all this, along with panoramic views across Strathmore Valley to match, making it a great spot for a couple on the hunt for a beautiful escape with a touch of indulgence. You can find this retreat tucked at the edge of the Scottish Highlands, and an easy hop from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee. Pet friendly!
A hammock and private hot tub on your deck, a log burner, surrounded by ancient woodlands, pet friendly and located in one of the country’s most beautiful national parks - what more could you want? Golden Oak Lodge at Forest Holidays in Beddgelert, Snowdonia ticks all the right boxes. As just one of 16 luxury lodges dotted around this woodland location, it offers peace, seclusion and relaxation as well as a raft of activities on your doorstep.
The Ardnamurchan peninsula has a reputation for being unique. As the most westerly point in the UK, it is one of Britain’s last wildernesses and a perfect place to escape for romantics loving peace, quiet and stunning vistas. The peninsula is best reached using the Corran Ferry, only adding to the feeling of ‘getting away from it all’.
E.M. Forster wanted A Room with a View – well Forster, we’ve found you the one! This romantic Devon retreat earns its name from its outlook. From the living room you can sit back and admire a beautiful 32-acre estate with fishing lakes. Now complete with private hot tub!
Wind your way through historic grounds to your own romantic home-from-home, the luxurious Belchamp Hall Mill – which is pet friendly too. This romantic cottage is tucked by its own private reed pond and ancient woodland, in relaxed rolling countryside. Its location between the quaint town of Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds, ‘Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk’, makes it an ideal choice for individuals who want to sample the southern English countryside, or for Londoners who need a fresh air break less than two hours’ drive from the city.
Always dreamed of having your own off-grid cabin in the woods? Now you can experience it yourself in the romantic Bulworthy Cabin in gorgeous Devon. Heat and warm water comes from the wood burning stove, electricity from solar panels and you can cook over the campfire or on the barbecue. Set in a secluded woodland glade, this is the ultimate ‘getting away from it all’ woodland escape.
There’s something quite idyllic about the idea of sleeping up above the ground and waking up with fields and fields rolling out like a map beneath you – and if this sparks your imagination too then you will love The Loft. This luxury woodland getaway is handcrafted from larch and pine and designed as a romantic experience in Devon, especially for couples.
Deepwell Granary is the ultimate romantic retreat. With its private gardens and access to magical woodlands complete with campfires, hammocks and a bell tent you’ll be sure to unwind and relax in no time. Inside the double height open plan living area and mezzanine style bedroom add wow factor while the stylish antique furnishings add a touch of class. Pet friendly luxury.
Voted one of the top 5 most romantic holiday cottages by The Times in 2016, we knew we just had to include Knoydart Hide in our collection. This very special hideaway is a sharp, architect designed lochside holiday cottage with hot tub and infra red sauna, offering the highest levels of luxury and privacy in a breathtaking setting with the most stunning views. The Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland is reached by fast water taxi, ensuring you will instantly have that ‘getting away from it all’ feeling in what is one of the UK’s last wildernesses.
If you’re looking for a room with a view then this retreat will spoil you. With its windows pointing out across pretty Camel Estuary, Bijou is the perfect place to sit back and relax, watching boats and paddle boarders on the Padstow waters from the comfort of your own bespoke apartment. Pet friendly.