We’ve handpicked some of the most romantic hotels and holiday cottages in the South of England. From a rustic cottage in Sussex to a luxury spa hotel in Devon; you’ll find them here.
We’ve handpicked some of the most romantic hotels and holiday cottages in the South of England. From a rustic cottage in Sussex to a luxury spa hotel in Devon; you’ll find them here.
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
We all love to be beside the seaside! And 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 still has a few fantastic last minute holiday cottages in Dorset on offer - click here for more information.Opens in a new window
For a quirky yet stylish hideaway in rural Devon, check out Bothy. Dating back to the 16th century it is set alongside the owner’s home down an unmade track in a romantic 4 acre wild garden. Inside, you’ll find character and history everywhere you look, along with an impressive collection of books adding to the bohemian feel. Upstairs this theme continues with the vaulted bedroom boasting original art and antiques. And best of all, this romantic bolthole is dog friendly.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
We think that pretty much everyone is desperate for a holiday or romantic break right now so you can relax and forget about everyday life for a while (we know we certainly are!). And since trying to find that perfect cottage with availability when you need it may seem like finding a needle in a haystack, we thought we’d share with you this link to our partner HolidayCottages.co.uk showing their late availability week by week - click here for more info.
We love the bright and airy seaside vibe of this perfectly formed one bedroomed apartment right in the historic centre of Lymington. Overlooking the bustling Town Quay it has plenty of great places to eat, drink or shop right on your doorstep. Lymington’s location also means you have the best of the coast and the New Forest on your doorstep. Just two and a half hours from London by rail or just over two hours by car, yet a world away…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
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
Relax and unwind in this Cornwall luxury hot tub lodge, designed just for two. Streamside Lodge is a large, bright and airy hot tub lodge for couples close to the stunning south Cornwall coastline near Looe. In the day enjoy fabulous beaches, cute towns and pretty countryside, in the evening soak up the stars from your own hot tub.Opens in a new window
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
Just look at those views from your private hot tub! Little silver nugget really is a little gem of a place with luxury touches such as a super comfy kingsize pocket sprung bed dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton linens, all immaculately presented and spotlessly clean. Soak up the sun on your own patio overlooking the Taw valley or relax and unwind in the private hot tub… bliss!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
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
Are you looking for a last minute romantic and rural holiday cottage? Our partner Rural Retreats still has over 100 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
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.
This is a rare gem for those couples who like a touch of historical class. Rashleigh’s Cottage was once a dressing room for landed gentry. Now, its owners have lovingly created this cottage to make it into a perfect retreat for a couple, adding modern comforts and creative touches.
This luxury Devon cottage is a great place to relax in the countryside and take in the scenery from your own private hot tub. Situated on a former dairy farm, The Dairy has a cosy home-away-from-home feel, with wooden beams across the ceilings of elegant rooms, a roll top bath and panoramic views from the terrace across the wildflower meadows and rolling countryside. The retreat is at the top of a south facing hill – so you can enjoy 28-mile views to Brixham’s Berry Head on most days and starry skies at night.
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.
This is an elegant and romantic cottage for a couple who want to explore Mersea Islands wonderful Nature reserves and enjoy a beautiful cottage with a cosy fire - you are on a farm that stretches down to the salt marsh nature reserves where seals bask.
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 Valley. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Late Availability Offer! Updown Cottage is a restored 16th century cottage in one of the most photographed and picturesque locations in Britain, literally half way up and half way down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Otherwise known as ‘Hovis’ Hill, it was the location for one of the most famous advertisements - Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on a Bicycle’ filmed in the 1970s.
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!
Nestled in natural woodland and with breathtaking views, The Count House is the kind of place to be if you want tranquility and enjoy the great outdoors. Peaceful, secluded and overlooking the River Tamar, this Grade II listed former mine captain’s office is a perfect little hideaway for two on the Cornish/Devon border.
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 retreat is one for the countryside fans. The Coach House is large and spacious and offers a couple the chance to get away from city life and chill out in a holiday cottage with a real luxury feel – and its own extra large outdoor hot tub.
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.
Sink into your very own outdoor hot tub at this luxury holiday cottage. The Shippen has panoramic views across meadows and dale. This is a retreat designed to give couples a taste of luxury in a calming natural setting on Sherway, a former dairy farm in the small East Devon parish of Clyst Hydon. The cottage is on top of a hill, meaning you get beautiful views – sometimes stretching almost 30 miles to Brixhams Parry – along with some great big skies.
We love lazy days by the beach and this retreat puts you right on the front of the South English coast. Shaldon Beach Hut, in Shaldon, offers a luxury five star experience while allowing you to make the most of the sea just outside your front door.
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 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.
This chic apartment makes an excellent choice for a romantic break by the sea in Brighton – famed for its arty culture and pebbled beaches. Romantic Londoners can easily escape here for some fresh air, as it’s only a short hop by train from the city, but feels like a world away, with its long shorelines and quaint town full of boutique shops and restaurants.
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.
Looking for a secluded little hideaway overlooking North Devon’s glorious rolling countryside and close to some of the country’s best beaches? Then you’ll love The Beech Hut.
We love the Cornish coast, with its altogether holiday vibes – and weather! Juliot Cottage puts you right in the midst of the harbours, sandy beaches and quaint cobbled streets of St Ives. It’s a wonderful place for a romantic retreat – with its miles of sandy coastline, facing all the sunsets, its walking opportunities in unspoilt countryside, a trendy art scene including the Tate, and even a chance to try your hand at surfing. Dog friendly, Visit England 5 star rating, Gold award and Green award.
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.
This romantic retreat is tucked into the grounds of a rather grand country manor – so you can get away to your own corner of luxury in North Devon. Find yourself among six acres of historic luxury – with Italian gardens, rose arches and country views all around. And you’re just a 20-minute stroll from the sandy beach of Putsborough. Sounds good to us.
We think Constance would be an ideal retreat choice for a couple who want a romantic break and have a couple of kids along with them too. You’re set in a rather grand location, within the tenth century Pickwell Manor, in peaceful grounds including an Italian Garden and rose arches, and also with the benefits of six acres of space to play, with beaches and rock pools just a 20 minute stroll away.
We love quaint harbour hideaways and fresh walks by the sea – and this romantic retreat offers the best of both worlds. The Abbey Stables is tucked away in a quiet conservation area, a stone’s throw from the harbour-side in atmospheric Penzance, yet only a couple of minutes walk to Chapel Street, with its electic mix of shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and cafes. If you fancy a car free holiday, it is a 5 minute walk to the train and bus station too.
This romantic retreat is a picture postcard place to tuck yourselves away, and a great hideaway from which to explore cliff top walks and the sandy beaches of England’s coastline. Liberty is a calming first floor apartment in the grounds of the lovely Pickwell Manor, in the quaint Devon village of Georgeham.
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.
This tiny former private chapel on the impressive Pickwell Manor estate has been lovingly reformed into a perfect Devon hideaway for two. Hewn out of the local stone and with Gothic arched windows, this romantic cottage is surrounded by glorious gardens with stunning views. And best of all, it’s only a stone’s throw from the beach…
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.
Amity is a pint-sized, picture perfect hideaway for two and offers the perfect retreat in North Devon. Located in the grounds of the impressive Pickwell Manor with its beautiful gardens and stunning views, this romantic cottage is only a stone’s throw from the beach. What makes it extra special is its seclusion and privacy, ensuring you will have the ‘get away from it all’ feeling during your break.
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.
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.
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 little gem is the ideal retreat for luxury time in the South West. Stable Cottage provides a real home from home – with your own fully enclosed garden complete with private hot tub – a stone’s throw from some of the best sights Devon has to offer. Dog friendly.
We definitely approve of the countryside sunsets you can enjoy from Apple Loft – they look stunning. From this little corner of Devon, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the county’s quirky little market towns. This open plan apartment is a relaxed place to run away to, and is the perfect size for two people.