Romantic Holiday Cottages in the UK
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Our romantic collection offers a handpicked selection of holiday retreats that have been specifically chosen with couples in mind. With over 150 properties to choose from, there’s a cosy little love nest in pretty much every corner of the UK to suit your romantic desires. Whether you want to gaze across magical lakes or enjoy the freedom of remote rugged moors; feel the sand between your toes or embrace the challenges of a new outdoor adventure together, your choices are endless. Everyone’s idea of ‘romantic’ is different but one thing’s for sure, you’ll be looking for a cosy cottage that sleeps two (although we’ve included some that sleep three to allow for a greater choice). To make our collection extra special, we’ve also included cottages with an open fire or log burner and some with a hot tub for dreamy nights bubbling away under the stars. Read More
Dating back to the 1700s, Roundhouse Cottage provides fantastic accommodation skilfully adapted from a former farm building. Wend your way down a leafy drive to discover it sitting in three acres of grounds. North Cornwall's delights are on your doorstep, though we wouldn't blame you for venturing no further than the sunny garden and simply enjoy being together in your secluded haven. 4 Star.
Hideaway Cottage delivers on the promise its name makes, providing secluded self-catering Lake District accommodation for couples. A wood burning stove and exposed beams are complemented by stylish furnishings chosen with guests' comfort in mind. It's peaceful, soothing and perfectly located to reach the Lake Districts most famous attractions, including Lake Windermere and the village of Grasmere. 4 Star Gold.
Longtail Lodge provides contemporary comfort for couples who want to escape the stress of their daily lives without leaving their modern conveniences behind. A heart shaped outdoor hot tub makes it very popular with honeymooners, but it's perfect for any couple looking to enjoy spending time together. The Lake District National Park has inspired great poets and artist to romantic heights. Why not let it inspire you as well.
Even a weekend in North Cornwall will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Crantock, Holywell Bay and Polly Joke are all within walking distance of Elmar - a 400 year old cottage full of original features including a huge inglenook fireplace, bread oven and thick, protective walls. Whether you're a couple who loves walking, fishing, or eating, you'll love Elmar and the village of Cubert. 3 Star.
Dentdale is one of the best places to stay when you're exploring the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. The village has two fantastic real ale pubs, giving you a good alternative if you prefer not to self cater. The Old Sunday School Studio is generously proportioned, including a kitchenette, heavenly bed and log burner.
With breathtaking panoramic views, this beautifully restored 18th century farmhouse perches on the hill above the vibrant market town of Hebden Bridge overlooking the National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags, near Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales. A walker’s paradise with dramatic gorges, tumbling waterfalls and heather moors.
Being on a farm makes Oaktree Cottage feel sheltered and private. It is close to both towns and countryside so you can have exactly the couples holiday you want. A private patio and additional balcony off the bedroom, let you make the most of the views in good weather. 4 Star Gold.
Nestling amongst the rolling Cotswolds Hills in the village of Long Compton, this pretty Cotswolds Cottage has an excellent pub and lovely walks on the doorstep. A superb base for exploring the areas many attractions and easily accessible from the North, Wales and London, making it a good place to meet up with friends and family.
Primrose Cottage conjures up traditional domestic images of a pretty garden, rustic stone walls and an open fire and that's precisely what it delivers. It's close enough to walk to the vibrant market town of Pickering, which leads on to the North York Moors. It's a home away from home for couples who want to relax and explore this beautiful part of England.
Whilst Bwlch Y Gwynt can sleep five guests, it equally lends itself well to couples looking for a romantic break. Sitting in Snowdonia's spectacular national park, this cosy cottage is perfect for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility that isolation brings. Spend your days walking amongst the stunning scenery on the doorstep and the nights snuggled up in front of the wood burning stoves. The perfect combination of rustic and romantic charm.
Couples can get away from it all in the picturesque setting of Broad Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Sitting along a private drive, this enchanting cottage for two has been beautifully finished to provide a high level of comfort and style in a fantastic coastal setting. Spend your days walking the coastal path, watching the sunset with a glass of wine or relaxing over a long lazy lunch in a local pub sampling the freshest of seafood 5 Star.
Despite its incredible popularity, parts of Cornwall remain remarkably untouched by development. The coastal town of Fowey, where Bryony Cottage is located, is such an area. Laze in the sunshine on Blue Flag beaches in summer, or walk hand-in-hand along windswept coastal paths during winter. With a private garden, log burner and comfortable furnishings, it's a great base for your holiday.
Longtail Loft ticks all the boxes for a self-catering holiday in the Lake District. Close to beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere, guests have a private outdoor hot tub, balcony, as well as every home comfort you could want. The Lake District is spectacular at any time of year and Longtail Loft puts you in the centre of it all.
If you're arguing over whether to have a seaside or a country break, this is the Lake District holiday cottage for you. Near the coast, but within an easy drive of the Lake District's incredible sights, you'll feel cosy and cossetted in Salkeld Cottage. The hot tub and log burner, make it particularly popular with couples. 4 Star.
The River Ellen and the Northern Lakes are yours to enjoy when you stay at Dykes Cottage. Whether you spend your days hiking, sampling as many of the excellent local cafes and pubs as you can, or doing nothing more than sitting together and enjoying the sounds of a running brook and birdsong, the sheltered hot tub and log burner will help make your stay wonderfully memorable. 4 Star.
Sympathetically converted from a farm building, Parlour Cottage offers couples the full holiday package: a handy location near Cockermouth, a peaceful garden complete with its own brook, a log burner for cuddling in front of in the evening and a hot tub for soothing legs tired from exploring the incredible countryside. 4 Star.
The Stables is in an enviable location between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast, within a short drive of the Lake District National Park. It is perfect for couples who want comfort and privacy, but who plan on spending their holiday enjoying the incredible landscape the region is known for. A hot tub is available for soothing tired muscles after a day's walking and it has a balcony where you can relax with your morning coffee.
With two terraces where you can sit out and enjoy a glass of wine whilst soaking up the stunning estuary views, this pretty stone cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples looking to explore the Snowdonia National Park. The golden sands of Borth y Gest are just a short drive away for lazy days on the beach or stroll down to the estuary shoreline from the cottage and relax by the water. A super place to recharge your batteries and enjoy some time together!
As sweet as its name, Honey Cottage is a wonderful blend of character and style. The beautiful Costwold countryside is on your doorstep to explore if you can drag yourself away from the log burning fire. Stow-on-the-Wold's restaurants are close by, or browse the town's impressive shops for ingredients to enjoy a picnic lunch on a beautiful countryside walk.
Farthing Cottage is so peaceful, you'll hardly believe you're just a short walk away from historic Stow-on-the-Wold and its plethora of restaurants, pubs and shops. Whether you're catching the late afternoon sunshine in the cottage garden, or snuggling up together in front of the fire, the cottage is ideal for a getaway just for two.
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One of the advantages of booking independently is that you get to liaise with the cottage owner directly. Many are more than happy to arrange extra special romantic touches so why not consider having flowers, champagne or chocolates (or all three for a real treat!) in the cottage ready for your arrival. If you’re struggling for ideas, here are some suggestions to help you get your romantic break off to an idyllic start.
Romantic holidays don’t need to be exclusive to anniversaries, honeymoons and Valentine’s Day, so why not 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 what you’re looking for 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’re 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 also need to take towels for the hot tub and plastic glasses if you want to enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst soaking!). If the cottage has a fire, find out if fire wood is provided and if not, pick up a bag of dry wood and matches in advance ready for your first night. Why not take a bottle of champagne chilling in the car ready to enjoy as soon as you arrive?
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