Mixon View is a newly renovated barn with all the 5 Star luxuries couples look for in a romantic holiday cottage. It's within the courtyard of Lane Head Farm – one of the oldest farms in Onecote in the Peak District National Park. Leek, and the stunning sights and attractions that make the Peak District one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations, are all within easy reach. You'll love the views of fields and farmland from both the house and the garden and the gorgeous footpaths and bike routes from the door. The one-bedroom cottage has been finished and furnished to a very high standard. It's a stunning spot for your next holiday. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
The Coach House Loft is a delightful hideaway with oak flooring, a log burner in the living room and the bedroom, and a private patio garden with a hot tub. The romantic holiday cottage is two miles from Llangrannog village and beach and close to other gorgeous Cardigan Bay beaches where you can swim, surf, see dolphins and seals, and enjoy incredibly clear night skies. It's heavenly in all seasons, and you'll find yourself welcome here even if you can only escape reality for a few days.
Perfect for couples looking for a weekend away or a longer holiday exploring East Anglia, this romantic Four Star Gold holiday home sleeps two guests and sits in the village of Flixton on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders. There is a village pub a short walk away as well as the popular Aviation Museum. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and the lovely beaches and nature reserves of the Suffolk coastline are within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Coach House has wide appeal, offering couples single level dog-friendly self-catering. Sitting on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in the village of Flixton (with village pub and Aviation Museum within strolling distance), this welcoming cottage for two provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of both Suffolk and Norfolk including the coast, nature reserves, Norwich and the nearby Norfolk Broads. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A delightful Four Star Gold holiday retreat sleeping two on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders in the village of Flixton with a village pub and the Aviation Museum a short stroll away. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and Suffolk's coast is a short car ride away with beaches for lazy days and some of the country's top nature reserves. Short breaks offered all year round - an excellent choice for couples who enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching, exploring and relaxing. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Providing single storey self-catering, Sam's Stable offers Four Star Gold self-catering for couples and is conveniently located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border in the village of Flixton. There is a village pub and the Aviation Museum within easy strolling distance as well as St Peter's Brewery (a little further but still within walking distance for those who intend on sampling a pint or two of Suffolk's finest!). All the right ingredients for a relaxing break and within easy reach of the coast for days at the beach or visiting the nature reserves. Norwich city centre is also within easy reach. Short breaks available all year round (two night minimum). Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Partridge Cottage. The romantic barn conversion is on a family-run 400-acre arable farm near the historic village of Stamford Bridge, ten miles from York, and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Coast and the Howardian Hills AONB. It comfortably sleeps two people in one large bedroom, boasting a four-poster bed and a deep rolltop bath. There's a modern shower room downstairs and a private outdoor hot tub. What more could you want from a self-catering cottage in Yorkshire?
Enjoy amazing views from the private deck of this superb one-bedroom holiday apartment in Lynton. Coachman's Quarters is part of the character Lynton Cottage Seaview Apartments, a short walk from shops, tea rooms, pubs and attractions. It's ideal for couples who want to make the most of the coastal location within the Exmoor National Park, providing comfortable accommodation over three floors with a well-behaved dog also being welcome. This area is perfect for walking, with the South West Coast Path, Coleridge Way, Tarka Trail, and Two Moors Way all meeting on Lynmouth's promenade. Coachman's Quarters is available for bookings all year round.
Dandelion Cottage is a dreamy rural holiday cottage where couples can relax in luxury against the beauty of the Cumbrian countryside. It's four miles from Carlisle and a short drive from the Lake District National Park, Solway Coast, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish border. This quiet area is the perfect place for fell walking, climbing, mountain biking and road cycling, with historic houses, gardens and lakes for variety. The spacious one-bedroom barn conversion has a super-kingsized bed, a huge ensuite, and a private landscaped garden with a covered hot tub.
The Bull Pen and Cart Lodge is perfect for couples or individuals who want to feel settled and welcome while enjoying the many sights and attractions of East Sussex. Formerly two farm buildings, the 5 Star Gold cottage is now one comfortable space with original character and a private south-facing garden. It's peaceful yet far from remote, being close to Herstmonceux, Hailsham and Heathfield and within easy reach of favourite sights and attractions like Eastbourne, beaches including Pevensey Bay, Norman's Bay and Cuckmere Haven, Battle and 1066 country, and the chalk hills of the South Downs National Park. Tucked away on the edge of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests have wonderful walks and cycling routes from the door and plenty of opportunity for peace and relaxation. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
Escape to the romance of The Shepherd's Shed, a charming glamping shepherd's hut within walking distance of The Castle Inn and village shop in Landkey, and close to Barnstaple, North Devon beaches and Exmoor National Park. Guests can sleep happily in the cute hut with a double bed and cosy log burner, surrounding themselves with stunning views and a garden that includes an outdoor hot tub and covered barbecue area. The Shepherd's Shed is ideal for a holiday in any season, being warm and welcoming to couples and solo travellers, including those with a dog.
Hen House is a spacious holiday home in a quiet location close to Exmoor National Park and only 10 minutes from Bideford. The dog-friendly, ground-floor property sleeps two people in one bedroom and has superb views from every room except the bathroom. It boasts a big sun deck with sun loungers and an outdoor hot tub, while indoors is kept cosy in winter with a log burner. North Devon beaches like Westward Ho! and Croyde are only half an hour away, and Ilfracombe, Appledore, and Lundy Island are also within easy reach.
Couples adore The Little Cottage on Geurfron Farm near Tywyn in the Snowdonia National Park. The pretty stone holiday cottage sits on 20 private acres of land and has stunning views over the Dysynni Valley from the cottage and the terrace. It's only a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of places like Dolgellau, Castell Cynfal, and the waterfalls at Dolgolch and Nant Gwernol. Geufron Farm is a non-working farm, so there's lots of space but no farm noise or passing traffic to disturb your sleep.
Retreat to this romantic cottage in the heart of Devon, surrounded by gorgeous countryside with bike rides and walks from the front door. The Gamekeeper's Cottage is in Buckland, set in gardens that include an orchard and dozens of flower beds. Dartmoor National Park is about a half an hour's drive away, while the beaches of North Devon and North Cornwall are only slightly further. Tiverton, Okehampton, Bideford and Exeter are all within easy reach, and there is lots to see and do all year round. The cottage is a gorgeous bolthole with a king-sized bed, log burner and luxurious touches in every room.
The Hide is a wonderful escape for couples or individuals who want a private space where they can relax and unwind away from prying eyes. The charming studio holiday cottage feels incredibly spacious with a kingsize bed and full-sized appliances in the kitchen. It features an enclosed courtyard garden with an outdoor hot tub - bliss after a day spent walking along the coastal footpath, mountain biking around Bodmin or Dartmoor, or surfing at Newquay. Tucked away in the small village of Penhallow, within walking distance of the local pub, The Hide is only three miles from Perranporth and within easy reach of Truro, Land's End, Exmoor, Westward Ho! and many of Cornwall's other favourite attractions.
This beautifully presented holiday cottage is in a quiet location next to Exmoor National Park and close to the North Devon coast and beaches like Croyde, Woolacombe, and Broadsands. The Shippon at Park View is in Kentisbury and sleeps four people in two bedrooms with features that include underfloor heating and an outdoor hot tub. It's perfect for couples or families in all seasons as there is a wide choice of sights and attractions within easy reach. Walking, cycling, surfing, and horseriding are all easily accessible.
Feathered Nest is a bijou holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, perfect for two. It's on a private farmstead near Masham and Ripon, with gorgeous rural views, excellent self-catering facilities, and a standard of accommodation that leaves guests in raptures. It is ideal for a holiday in any season and convenient for anyone in Harrogate or the surrounding area on business who prefers the peace and comfort of a homely environment over the impersonal restrictions of a hotel. Extras include free bike hire plus the option to arrange a romantic flower delivery, buy locally reared meat for a barbecue, and book outdoor activities.
The Loft is a peaceful escape in rural Herefordshire, close to Bromyard and Ludlow, and within easy reach of Hereford. It's ideal for a restful stay in all seasons, with lots of opportunity for walking, cycling, golf, fishing and horse riding not only in Herefordshire but also nearby in the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley. The stylish studio apartment has a kingsize bed, contemporary bathroom and a bespoke circular kitchen handcrafted to fit the round room of the former oast house. The Loft is within walking distance of the Three Horseshoes pub in Little Cowarne.
Lover's Retreat is just as the name suggests, a characterful romantic luxury retreat just for two. The perfect place to escape away for some rest and recuperation, this gorgeous holiday cottage is located at Poppinghole Farm and nestles amongst the glorious rolling countryside of East Sussex close to Robertsbridge. Rye, Hastings, Battle, Camber Sands and Tunbridge Wells are all within easy reach for day trips out. Alternatively, stay put and enjoy lovely walks, bike rides and the excellent facilities at Poppinghole Farm with a fabulous on-site indoor swimming pool, spa for pampering and fishing lakes.
One of the advantages of booking independently is that you get to speak directly with the cottage owner. Many are more than happy to arrange extra special romantic touches so why not consider having flowers, champagne or chocolates in the cottage ready for arrival (or all three for a real treat or honeymoon cottage break!).
Booking a romantic cottage needn't be just for anniversaries and Valentine's Day. Whisk your loved one off for a surprise romantic break? A pretty thatched cottage in the country where you can snuggle up in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa or a log cabin with a hot tub – perfect for star gazing and enjoying a glass of champagne together.
If you cannot find your perfect romantic cottage here, we also have many other fantastic holiday homes in fairy-tale locations, not included in this section. Feel free to search the rest of the website for your dream cottage or take a look at our romantic destinations for inspiration. We can even recommend some romantic things to do to make your break extra memorable.
Tips: If you are booking a cottage with a hot tub and want exclusive use and privacy, check whether the facility is shared with anyone else before booking. You may need to take towels for the hot tub and plastic glasses if you want to enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst soaking! We also recommend you finding out whether the hot tub will be warmed to a desirable temperature before arrival. If the cottage has a fire, check if fire wood is provided and if not, pick up a bag of dry wood, fire lighters and matches in advance ready for your first night. You may also wish to take a bottle of champagne chilling in the car ready to enjoy as soon as you arrive?