Cosy up together in front of the fire with a glass of wine or cuppa. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make your weekend break or getaway really romantic. Enjoy browing this collection of romantic holiday cottages with an open fire.
Cosy up together in front of the fire with a glass of wine or cuppa. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make your weekend break or getaway really romantic. Enjoy browing this collection of romantic holiday cottages with an open fire.
How cute is this little cottage? We thought you would love its chocolate box exterior, private gardens with countryside views, open fire and stylish country interiors. And with the market town of Aylsham or the Georgian town of Holt nearby, you’ll be spoit for choice for things to do.Opens in a new window
Can’t find what you’re looking for in Devon or Cornwall? Try your luck in Dorset! This amazing county offers great beaches, outstanding weather, stunning countryside and lots of great country pubs. Click here to view the last minute availability with our partner Dorset Hideaways.Opens in a new window
Situated among the rolling valleys and peaks of Derbyshire Memorial Cottage is a cosy nook and is perfect if you’re looking for fresh air and fine walks. This hideaway is just a few minutes’ stroll from the centre of Eyam - a tranquil village with babbling brooks and quiet country scenes - perfect for a romantic break in The Peak District.
Stay for less in one of England’s prettiest areas. The New Forest has great scenery, pretty villages and a stunning coastline. And now you can find some very romantic holiday cottages at reduced rates with our partner New Forest Cottages. Click here to view them now.Opens in a new window
This romantic retreat is a little haven of peace, with gorgeous views over the Sussex countryside. It’s an easy 90 minute hop from London right into an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The owners at Bewl Water View have created this hideaway to offer the ultimate luxury break for couples and an especially attractive sanctuary for anyone hoping for a week of fresh air and country walks.
Enjoy some lavish luxury at this romantic hot tub cottage near Reepham in Norfolk. This one has it all. From a huge swimming pool to your own private hot tub, effortlessly stylish interiors and drop-dead gorgeous surroundings. Sleeps up to 3 so you can bring a little one too. And the location is fabulous - historic Reepham offers plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and you’re only a 30 minute drive from some of Norfolk’s best beaches.Opens in a new window
Discover the real Lake District; stunning walks, quaint villages, an authentic pub within walking distance and best of all, no large crowds. Described by many of its guests as a hidden gem, The Groom’s Cottage is a perfect hideaway off the beaten track but with easy access to places like Keswick and Cockermouth. Winner of a 2018 Visit England Gold award and with its cosy interiors and thoughtful little touches this cottage ticks all the boxes for a romantic break in the Lake District.
For those in search of the perfect combination of mountain views, seclusion, walks and plenty of great pubs within walking distance we recommend The Stables at Oak Bank. This romantic Lake District cottage for couples is set on the edge of the village of Elterwater in the stunning Langdale Pikes, one of the most dramatic areas in The Lakes.Opens in a new window
STOP PRESS - Hop Pickers’ has been awarded Best Self Catering 2018 by Visit Worcestershire! Peace and quiet are guaranteed at this lovely hideaway in the unspoilt Teme Valley, on the Worcestershire / Shropshire border. The cottage is only a couple of miles from the historic market town of Tenbury Wells and a ‘stone’s throw’ from Ludlow, with its famous restaurants, markets and cafes. Pet friendly.
We think this is the ideal place to surprise and spoil your partner – it has a look of complete relaxed luxury. Water Cottage has all the history, and wooden beams, to take you back to the past, and it’s set in one of South England’s most beautiful villages. Kersey, a favourite subject for artist’s, will win you over in a moment. It’s a great retreat for Londoners, as it’s only 90 minutes away.
Get some early summer sunshine in fabulous Suffolk. Known as one of England’s sunniest counties, it offers cute villages, ancient country lanes, great food and everything needed for a romantic break before the schools break up! Click here to view the last minute availability with our partner Suffolk Hideaways.Opens in a new window
We’ve found a hidden gem! Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside and with far reaching views, this hot tub retreat has been lovingly restored with plenty of character and comfort. Perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon cottage in Shropshire and with plenty of availability.Opens in a new window
This charming hideaway brings luxury to the Lake District – so you can enjoy the best of the English countryside in style. No. 2 Rose Cottage is surrounded by hills and valleys, in the pretty South Lakeland village of Bouth. It has a romantic woodburning stove, luxury king size bed and is only a short drive from a Michelin Restaurant, making it a great location for a romantic getaway.
This historic retreat is set in a real romantic hotspot – it’s Grade II listed and full of charm and has been restored to impress couples who are searching for a retreat with a taste of luxury. We think Palmers Lodge is a perfect size and its location is pretty impressive, on the grounds of the 25,000-acre Holkham Estate, which played host to Hollywood film stars Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes for their filming of The Duchess. All in all a perfect pet friendly boutique honeymoon cottage in Norfolk.
Where better to go in summer than beautiful Cornwall? This rugged county is still the nation’s favourite when it comes to a beach holiday with a touch of class. And our partner Cornwall Hideaways still have some Cornish cottages with late availability - click here to see their properties.Opens in a new window
New to the market so with plenty of availability. Located within walking distance of the centre of this desirable town, Holly Tree Cottage is perfect for enjoying Bradford-on-Avon’s cafe and restaurant culture. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, this is an ideal romantic cottage for couples in Wiltshire.Opens in a new window
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
This shepherd’s hut is beautifully designed and crafted with little details to make your stay even more memorable. With the seaside only a short distance away and a fabulous hot tub in your garden, this is a perfect Norfolk romantic retreat for two. Pet friendly.Opens in a new window
This picture-perfect romantic cottage in Cornwall has it all; a private hot tub with gorgeous countryside views, a wood burner, cosy interiors, pet friendly and a warm welcome. And it’s close to Truro with its bustling town centre, restaurants, shops, cafes and of course some stunning beaches.Opens in a new window
We think Hare Cottage is a great choice if you are looking for a place to unwind. This North Yorkshire retreat has an easy-going charm about it, coupled with great views and a luxury hot tub. It would be an excellent choice if you want a break away in the country with the creature comforts all ready and waiting.
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
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Then try The Cowshed Barn, a fabulously up-cycled barn conversion. Not only does it have everything to indulge in a true luxury break, its location means you also have some of England’s finest cities and countryside on your doorstep.
We’re all feeling the pinch at the moment but fortunately there are some great romantic holiday cottages with special offers. Click here to view some 5 star romantic retreats on offer with our partner Sykes Holiday Cottages.Opens in a new window
We love Norfolk; with its fantastic beaches, nature reserves, lovely towns and cute cottages, this county is a fantastic destination for a last minute holiday or romantic break. Check out this great selection from our partner Norfolk Hideaways.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 2024. Click here to view the collection of romantic retreats on offer with our partner Toad Hall Cottages.Opens in a new window
The Retreat has got to be one of our most glamorous escapes. This luxury cottage, on the coast of Yorkshire, near Sandsend, was once the home to an American Vogue editor – and a little look at the pictures will show you why. With stunning gardens and beautiful interiors, the cottage looks like something straight out of the pages of a beauty magazine.
New to the market so with plenty of availability. This Grade II listed property is a quintessentially English chocolate box cottage. Tastefully refurbished it boasts lost of original features such as oak beams and fireplaces as well as art and antiques. We love the bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and the gorgeous new bathroom. This cottage is only a short distance away from all the favourite trappings of the Cotswolds such as Lower Slaughter, Broadway and the amazing Hidcote Manor.Opens in a new window
How cute is this romantic cottage? With its sea views, beamed ceilings, handcrafted kitchen and relaxed furniture we think it’s the perfect place to have a romantic break. You’ll love Polperro; a true Cornish fishing village frozen in time with lots to see and do. Park your car on the edge of the village, walk down to the pub or shop and feel your shoulders relax… And bring your pooch - this cottage is dog friendly too.Opens in a new window
What could be more romantic than a last minute escape to the quintessentially English countryside of The Cotswolds? Visit some of the country’s best gardens - don’t miss Hidcote - enjoy some scenic drives through picture perfect villages or just soak up the sunshine in a country pub. Click here to view the last minute availability with our partner Cotswolds Hideaways.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
Looking for a luxury romantic break for 2024? There is some great availability with our partner holidaycottages.co.uk - click here to see their collection of romantic retreats.Opens in a new window
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
We love this romantic cottage in The Lake District; it’s rare to find an authentic Lakeland cottage but with all the comforts you’d want on a romantic break. And Kentmere is such a romantic location, hidden away from the crowds and with spectacular mountain walks on your doorstep.Opens in a new window
Still some availability this spring and summer! This romantic hideaway is perfect if you want your own spot of luxury in some of the ‘most English’ countryside in England. No 1 Rose Cottage is found among the rolling hills of South Lakeland, just four miles from the renowned Lake Windermere. This is famous writer territory – with no less than children’s writer Beatrix Potter and poet William Wordsworth inspired by the area – and when you arrive you will understand why.
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
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.
For the ultimate Scottish hunting lodge experience come and stay in Highland Heather, a boutique hot tub cottage for couples bursting with character. With its vibrant and characterful interiors it’s like you’re on a period drama filmset. This pretty cottage is part of the breathtaking Dunskey Castle estate, stretching for 2000 acres along the stunning coastline of Dumfries & Galloway, one of Scotland’s forgotten corners, making it perfect for a romantic getaway off the beaten track. And it’s pet friendly too!Opens in a new window
This unique arch was originally crafted to impress passers-by. More than 200 years after the famous architect William Kent made this stand-out design it’s still got all its charms, and some more have been added now with a redesigned interior to match its eye-catching silhouette. A perfect pet-friendly boutique honeymoon cottage in Norfolk.
If sea views are your kind of thing, then look further. With its pretty juliette balcony this romantic cottage for couples offers the most stunning sea views across the terrace and gardens to Porlock Bay, straight from your comfy bed. And when you do manage to wrench yourself (or your partner!) out of bed, there is so much to see and do on this unspoilt and quiet coast line. It’s dog friendly too so you can take your pet on all those lovely coastal walks.Opens in a new window
Feeling the pinch? There are some great special offers out there for lovely romantic cottages on the South Coast and in the West Country with our partner Toad Hall Cottages. Click here to view them now.Opens in a new window
The Little House is a picture perfect Cotswold hot tub cottage for couples. Built from the warm, honey-coloured stone and set in beautifully landscaped grounds with stunning views we think it’s hard to find anything more quintessentially English. And the inside doesn’t disappoint either; carefully chosen antique pieces sit happily alongside modern furniture and there are plenty of original features like painted oak beams, flagstone floors and a huge sandstone fireplace.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 2024 on offer - click here for more information.Opens in a new window
New to the market so with plenty of availability. This beautifully crafted shepherd’s hut comes complete with private hot tub, sauna, Webber BBQ, hammock and relaxing countryside views. Inside it is super cosy with a wood burner and comfy bed - a perfect romantic retreat in South Wales.Opens in a new window
We loved the setting and views of this site so much that we just had to include Little Seed Field. With only seven cabins, thoughtfully positioned in a beautiful meadow with stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales, it offers peace, quiet and some of the best stargazing in the country. It’s dog friendly too so bring your four legged friend to complete your romantic break in Yorkshire.
Hot tub heaven! Located on its own private island and surrounded by 35 acres of lakes, gardens and woodland, Kingfishers is a lodge unlike any other. Accessible across a private footbridge and complete with your own jetty, rowing boat and large hot tub, this romantic bolthole makes for a perfect Devon honeymoon retreat or short break getaway. On top of all this you will be greeted on arrival by Champagne and flowers.
Row up to your own lake-side lodge, complete with huge views, champagne treats and a private hot tub, at this Devon hideaway. The stunning Black Swan is set in 35 acres of lakes, gardens and ancient woodland, in the countryside of Cullompton. The location is an ideal spot for exploring both town and country, with the trendy historic city of Exeter nearby, along with the beautiful Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks just a hop away.
Winner of Best Luxury Self Catering accommodation in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands and voted one of the top 5 most romantic holiday cottages by The Times in 2022, 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.
Put your feet up by the fireside at this toasty retreat in South Wales. Chestnut Cabin offers guests the chance to get away from it all, roam the countryside, sample the beautiful Welsh coastline, and relax in your own bubbling hot tub. Perfect for a romantic hot tub break in Wales!
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.
The beautiful Suffolk English countryside is an ideal place to wind down, with thatched cottages and rose gardens all around. This gorgeous pet friendly cottage is beautifully restored with lots or original features and on top of that it also boasts its own large hot tub.
Feel utterly spoiled at The Roebuck Inn, located in one of Cheshire’s many romantic villages. This old inn has it all; bags of character, delicious food, interesting wines, gorgeous rooms with roll top baths and a laid back vibe. Stay here for a night and or two and you’ll come away relaxed and revived.
With its thatched roof and its pink lime-washed walls, this picturesque country cottage is as cute as a button and comes complete with its own private hot tub. Nestled between trees, and just a short walk from the beach, Ty Rownd is ideal for those who love coastal walks, quaint Welsh towns and beautiful valley views.
Seclusion, privacy and luxury; this is Woodpeckers. Surrounded by 35 acres of lakes, gardens and woodland, you’ll struggle to find a lodge like it. With its large hot tub, whirlpool bath, jacuzzi shower and your very own rowing boat this romantic bolthole makes for a perfect Devon honeymoon retreat or short break getaway. On top of all this you will be greeted on arrival by Champagne and flowers.
In amongst the Perthshire hills, we have found a romantic retreat fit to impress the most luxurious of couples. Tallavey, in the tiny Hamlet of Enochdhu, is an hour and a half from Edinburgh Airport, and a world away from city life. With its top quality indoor sauna and private outdoor hot tub, we think it’s an ideal spot for some pampering time away.
Relax up above the forest floor at this treetop retreat. Tinkers Treehouse is a romantic getaway spot where you can sleep in among the leaves, sip your wine on your own balcony, and enjoy the comfort of luxury in the Sussex countryside. We think it’s a brilliant mix for couples who want a slice of nature served with comfort.
Step back into time in this very pretty holiday cottage in the medieval town of Saffron Waldon. Miller Cottage is an ancient romantic retreat with bags of character, a lovely walled garden and all the shops, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. It’s pet friendly too so you can bring one or two dogs along to make your holiday complete.
The most famous of England’s poets made the Lake District their home, and we are confident that one visit will be enough to show you why they loved this unspoilt landscape so much. The Fold is an ideal retreat for exploring, offering an authentic countryside experience, set alongside a 17th century farmhouse at the southern slopes of Hallin Fell. Availability from December 22nd 2018, pet friendly.
Wake up to sweeping country views at this luxury retreat made just for two. The Shepherd’s Hut rests in the gorgeous Tees Valley, between County Durham and North Yorkshire – with beautiful views around and stars above. It’s an ideal retreat for those who want a peaceful week away, with a few treats, including a cosy log burning stove and your own outdoor roll top cast iron bath - a great alternative to the usual hot tub!
We aren’t allowed to have favourites, but this retreat pulled our heartstrings. The Granary Barn is a gingerbread house-style getaway in rural Suffolk with bags of country charm making it a wonderful place to escape to with your partner. From the outside it looks like something straight out of Little Red Riding Hood – with wooden cladding and a peaked little roof. Situated just outside the village, down a country lane, it is sheltered in its own peaceful patch.
For lovers of luxury and the wild outdoors, we think Knoydart House Studio ticks pretty much every box. The remote location in one of Scotland’s last wildernesses combined with real boutique style furnishings and what has to be the best hot tub view in the Highlands makes this one of our top romantic retreats in Scotland. One well behaved dog welcome.
Rose Cottage is a romantic 18th century boutique hideaway with 21st century luxuries. The cottage oozes character with its wonky walls and beams, but has been lovingly updated in a French shabby chic style with Farrow and Ball paints and luxury wallpapers. Perfect for romantics fancying a luxury break in Devon it boasts an amazing double copper bath and large private hot tub in the garden.
Tucked by trees and a little pond, Gipping Barn is an oasis with a luxurious Hot Tub, just for couples, in sunny Suffolk. This romantic retreat is beautifully designed with huge oak beams, antique mixed with modern furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. The barn is named after the river Gipping, which winds its way through the nearby countryside. From the outside, the traditional English barn has a country feel, with weatherboarding and massive oak trusses, beams and flooring on the inside.
Nestled by the woods at a South Wales farm is this lovely hot tub retreat. The Yurt Hideaway is set in a country spot, close to the hills and coastline, making it a great choice if you enjoy exploring the outdoors. You can head to the beautiful sandy Barafundle Bay, or the more hidden Monkstone Point. It is only four hours from London, but it feels like a million miles from the city – making this a great rural escape. You can bring your favourite pooch along too.
Beautifully designed with vaulted ceilings, massive oak beams and flooring, an eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishing and a mezzanine style bedroom, Orwell Woodfarm Barn offers a romantic break for two in a very relaxed setting down a pretty country lane just outside the little Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal. Oh, and did we mention it’s got a luxurious extra large private hot tub to boot?
A picture perfect shepherd’s hut, no near neighbours, set in a field with stunning rural views, a wood fired private hot tub and within walking distance of some of Cornwall’s best beaches? That’s a pretty big ask, right? And yet that is just what owners Mark and Amanda are offering with their New Hut at Moyles Farm near Polzeath Beach - perfect for your next romantic break in Cornwall.
Tucked away in it’s own hidden valley this romantic getaway is a stunning blend of both contemporary and rustic features including a hand made oak “tree bed”, cosy wood burner and indulgently sized wet room. With a mountain stream running past the front door and a Jacuzzi bubbling away in the private garden behind, this lovingly renovated stable is a slice of heaven in the heart of Mid Wales.
This gorgeous pet friendly barn is tucked by the trees of the Suffolk countryside and makes a great retreat for a couple seeking luxury – especially with its private outdoor hot tub. Deben Barn is named after the river which winds its way through Suffolk, all the way to the sea, which is just a half hour away.
Wake up in a cottage in the meadows at this beautiful romantic retreat – complete with bubbling outdoor hot tub and toasty indoor fireside. Meadow View Cottage offers guests the chance of a romantic break in Suffolk, close to some of England’s relaxing coastline and a short hop from bustling historic cities Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is one of our favourites and for a romantic break Holyrood Cottage makes an ideal retreat. This pintsized little sanctuary is nestled by Holyrood Park, in a quiet spot where you can relax. And when you’re ready to see the sights and check out the restaurants, the city’s Royal Mile is just a stone’s throw away.
Our Honeymooners Favourite. Since 1720 The Bakery provided bread for the old Grove Farm, now it is converted into an extremely cosy self-contained cottage. It has a very cosy open fire which you can sink back into the comfy sofa and watch as the ducks in the Orchard peck at the French doors for bread.
Forge Cottage is the perfect combination of a historic character property and all the modern comforts you could think of. Set on Broadgate Farm Cottages with its pretty brick buildings under clay tile roofs and surrounded by acres of glorious farmland, this really is a perfect escape from your busy everyday lives. This part of Yorkshire is a hidden gem with the gorgeous market town of Beverley on your doorstep. Perfect for pooches too with a safely enclosed large garden and lots of walks from your doorstep.
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 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.
Awel-For means sea breeze in Welsh; a well chosen name as this very cute little fisherman’s cottage is located only 150 yards from the beach at Llansantffraed, Llanon in West Wales. This picture perfect cottage has been decorated and furnished with great care and attention to detail including walls clad in painted pine tongue & groove boards and a lovely roll top bath, making it a beautiful and cosy seaside retreat. Outside you’ll find a private hot tub with country views - no wonder it was voted as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 UK Cottages in 2010!
Take some time out to relax by water and woodland, at this luxury retreat. We love its toasty wood-burning stove, its show-stopping gilded super king size bed, and its outdoor hot tub, just for starters. With easy train links from London to nearby Doncaster station, this is a great city escape destination – and it’s equally only around an hour from Leeds, Hull and Sheffield.
“Our stay at The Stables was our dream weekend; we felt completely disconnected and enjoyed every minute of our peaceful retreat.” We think this guest comment really sums up what makes this romantic Essex bolthole so special. Located in a very secluded area with great access to footpaths and quiet lanes you can really escape everyday life and completely chill in these stylish surroundings. Pet friendly.
Sink into those hot tub bubbles at this luxury retreat, set in woodland among 35 acres of Devon parkland. Egret log cabin has been created just for couples, with beautiful bedroom views across a private lake, a rowing boat to paddle about in, and a feel of luxury inside and out. Expect to feel treated from the moment you arrive, with chocolates, Champagne and flowers all waiting for you.
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!
This gorgeous wood-beamed retreat has a real feel of relaxed luxury. We can’t think of many better places to wind up for the weekend. Meddlars Cottage has kept the charisma from its 1600’s origins, while the owners have upgraded the rooms to offer a modern luxury feel. The result is that you have gorgeous ceilings and marble floors, mixed with an upgraded kitchen and a swish bathroom.
For a taste of country living with no luxury spared, we recommend this boutique retreat, tucked in woodlands right on the border of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Owl Lodge makes the most of its super quiet country location, complete with morning birdsong and sunsets over the hills, complimented with modern luxuries including your own private hot tub and indoor wood-burning stove.
Just look at those views! These in itself would be reason enough for us to stay in this romantic Suffolk cottage, but The Old Steam Mill has so much more on offer. For starters, it’s pretty huge so you get the luxury of space. It also sleeps four so you get a choice of two gorgeous bedrooms. The cottage also happens to be located in one of Suffolk’s prettiest areas with beautiful rolling countryside views everywhere you look and a host of historic villages, like Lavenham, on your doorstep. It’s pet friendly too so you get to enjoy all of this with your four legged friend.
Eclectic, with a sense of fun and definitely not your average cottage - this is Y Capel. Lovingly restored by owners Siwan & Jake, this romantic cottage is nestled in the middle of a stunning Welsh valley. With bags of character, a spectacular copper bath, private hot tub and unspoilt surroundings this is the ideal place to unwind and forget all about the fast pace of day to day life.
Cosy up by the fire at this hand-crafted retreat, where you can gaze out over some of the UK’s most romantic beaches and hills. Curved Stone House is an ideal place to treat yourself, with its log burning stove, its unique sauna offering guests views of the North Scottish coastline and its wide open bedrooms. It’s a perfect peaceful spot.
Head to this retreat if you want to really wind down in luxury, in peaceful surroundings. Alde Barn Cottage is full of the little – and large – extras that make a holiday special. It includes a huge private hot tub, built in its own indoor-outdoor garden room, just for you, as well as your own log burning fire, a romantic mezzanine bedroom, a nice big garden for you to enjoy, and even a Nespresso coffee machine.
In the heart of the Sussex High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the depths of a lovely garden sits this tranquil old cottage. Completely self contained, it allows you to relax in its peaceful surroundings in considerable comfort. The owners have done everything to combine many of the luxuries of a top hotel with the charm and freedom of your own country cottage.
This romantic cottage for couples is set in one of the greenest spots in England, the beautiful Eden Valley, and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the Lake District. This is a little haven of peace, and it makes an ideal romantic getaway. In the walled garden there is a fabulous outdoor roll top bath with views over the surrounding fells - a quirky take on a Lake District hot tub cottage. Shepherd’s Cottage has a historic heritage dating back to the 1500s when it was a lowly cattle barn. It has now been lifted to luxury status by award-winning owners. We think it’s got a lovely relaxed vibe, which makes for a laid back break.
Once the home to the head gardener of Bewerley Hall, and dating back to the 1800’s, this romantic cottage bolt hole is all you need when staying in Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Overlooking the pretty green of Bewerley, hugged by a row of cherry trees and a classic red phone box, you really can have the best of both worlds staying here - enjoy the peace and quiet of this small village but then just be a five minute walk from Pateley Bridge, the main Dales town of Nidderdale.
Dating back to 1624 and immaculately restored this beautiful little one bedroom boutique cottage simply oozes character. Asphodel Cottage has its own good sized garden and uninterrupted open country views. The cottage is located in the idyllic and peaceful village of Tarlton whilst being close to chic Cirencester and Prince Charles’ Tetbury.
With views across the River Tees and countryside, this five star gold rated romantic retreat has a lovely light and airy feeling. Cheeseborough House is a grade two-listed weaver’s cottage located in Thorngate, in historic Barnard Castle. While its history stems from centuries past, the cottage has been transformed inside, to give you a spot of luxury while you’re away.
Sheer luxury in some of the most stunning surroundings you can imagine; this is Upper Gelli Lodge. Owners Ros and Gary scoured the country for a retreat offering seclusion, far reaching views and gorgeous sunsets. They found it all at Upper Gelli in the Welsh borders. And now you too can have a slice of this paradise at their five star luxury lodge with hot tub.
You know you must be in a relaxing place when your toughest decision of the day is which flavour ice cream to choose. That is what it’s like in the historic coastal town of Boscastle, and this luxury fisherman’s cottage, with romantic wood burning stove and peaceful views, is a great place for a romantic retreat. It’s pet friendly too.
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.
Romantics seeking an adventure for two can set sail in this working canal boat, which sits on the historic Chesterfield Canal. This is a great opportunity to taste life on the water, with a bit of added luxury just off the boat, including a private bubbling hot tub, barbecue fire pit and a sauna on site
Stour Barn is a beautifully designed Suffolk hot tub cottage with vaulted ceilings, massive oak beams and wood flooring. With its eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishing, this single storey barn offers a perfect hot tub break for two in a very relaxed setting just outside the little Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal. And it’s pet friendly too!
It doesn’t take long to fall for the charms of Hillside Cottage in the South Hams village of Ashprington. This getaway has so many things going for it – with luxury inside, coupled with fresh countryside on the doorstep, and its close proximity to world renowned wine estate Sharphams as well as the hugely popular Riverford Farm. Get over here in a flash with fast trains from London Paddington to Totnes, just three miles from the cottage, or fly in from the north to Exeter airport.
Head to the heart of the romantic Bronte countryside to discover a hideaway which mixes wild Yorkshire moors with luxury. Higher Scholes Cottage, next to the quaint town of Haworth, has its own hot tub, log fire and gorgeous four poster bed. The cottage has great views over the countryside that inspired the classic novel Wuthering Heights.
Slow down and unwind at this laid back Devon hot tub cottage set in beautiful rolling countryside near to Totnes and Dartmoor. The Oystercatcher is an ideal romantic retreat for those seeking a little luxury, with your own wood burning stove, a private hot tub, and great views from your door.
This multi award winning, 5* romantic hideaway sits between two superb pubs (one of which is Gin Pub of The Year and has also been winner of The Best Rural Pub in Britain) and yet, despite its superb location it feels like a secret escape from the world. With copper hot tub style bath!
Peace and quiet and a cosy cottage for two . . . The Owlery is a perfect cottage for couples as it is situated in its own surroundings within Dittiscombe Estate. Here guests can unwind and enjoy twenty acres of open space, the ponds, woodland and meadows, and a little bird and wildlife-watching from the cottage garden.
This peaceful holiday escape mixes the good country life – with starry skies at night and the cluck of farm chickens in the day – with the luxury of a stylish hot tub yurt. The Country Yurt, in rural Carmarthenshire, is set on a quarter acre of farmland, placing you near to some beautiful natural wonders in South West Wales, or you can just pop into the farm woods to explore. Within an easy drive away you can enjoy the Four Waterfalls Walk, Llansteffan Castle and the Gwili Steam Railway, as well as dozens of beaches and hikes. It’s an ideal choice for a comfy gateway to the outdoors – and it’s a pet friendly retreat too.
The Rose and Crown is an 18th century coaching inn set on the middle of three village greens in the picture postcard village of Romalkirk in the picturesque Teesdale valley. The Rose and Crown is, as The Sunday Telegraph phrased it, ‘seriously snug’ with its panelled walls, cosy sitting room, plenty of books and magazines, old prints and a crackling fire in the dog grate.
—New Year’s break now available due to cancellation—There is something about the countryside that is naturally romantic – on a sunny day it beats all the chocolates and red wine put together. If you love it like we do then you will love rural Herefordshire, and Goose Cotts is a great hideaway to share a fresh air break - with fantastic walks in the Brecon Beacons right from the doorstep.
A unique setting means you’ll never get bored at this romantic holiday cottage in Essex; there’s a host of boats passing the canal at the front, there are stunning views across the nature reserve at the back and the historic town of Maldon is just around the corner. It’s dog friendly too so you can share this break with your four legged friend.
This cosy cabin for two is hidden off the beaten track, beside one of Cornwall’s most romantic bays. The Lobster Pot is tucked by the tiny coastal village of Porthcothan and offers guests a true retreat, and an ideal location for exploring the many hidden coves and sandy stretches of the southern shoreline.
Dalmore Bothy is a bolthole with a difference; it has all the luxuries that you would expect from a romantic retreat but also features a second bedroom so it is suitable for two couples or you can bring the kids instead. Take in the stunning views of the beautiful Strathmore Valley through the floor to ceiling windows, relax on the huge outdoor deck or explore the stream that runs past this amazing holiday cottage near Blairgowrie. It’s pet friendly too so bring your pampered pooch along on your romantic break near the Cairngorms.
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’.
A luxury lodge with a wood-burning stove and private hot tub set in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery - what more could you wish for? Available for energetic short breaks, lazy long weekends and holidays to remember forever, Kinnaird Woodland Lodges in Pitlochry, Perthshire offers all this and much more. It’s dog friendly too so you can bring your pooch to enjoy your holiday with you.
Settle down in the beautiful Sussex countryside at this sophisticated woodland cabin. Cosy up by the outdoor fire-pit, soak up the suds in your own hot outdoor bath surrounded by twinkly lights, and step out to your gorgeous 33-acre home-from home, full of meadows and farm land.