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Enjoy the privacy of self-catering on a romantic break for two
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Romantic Holiday Cottages in the UK

Our romantic collection offers a handpicked selection of holiday retreats that have been specifically chosen with breaks for couples in mind. With over 150 romantic cottages 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 are a little larger for a greater choice). To make our collection extra special, we've also included cottages with an open fire or log burner and some cottages with hot tubs for dreamy nights bubbling away under the stars. Read more

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53.268262, -1.624493

Who wouldn't want a romantic break in the Peak District? These former stables have been transformed into a stylish, contemporary holiday home which is ideal for couples but which can accommodate up to four people. There is a friendly pub just a five-minute stroll from the door, and stunning Curbar Edge is not much further. The Monsal Trail and favourite attractions like Chatsworth House, the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy reach to make The Stable convenient as well as comfortable.

Weekly guide price:
£555 to £770
Short breaks from £75 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.753237, -1.529828

Superb position: Lymington Harbour by the marinas, sailing clubs, river mouth and lifeboat station and sea. Very attractive Georgian town with bustling Saturday street market. 'Upside down' terraced cottage. Vibrant views from balcony of nautical life, the sea and Isle of Wight. Parking off-street for 1 car. 2 patio gardens with seating. Explore the New Forest and southbcoast from here. Plenty of amenities and places for a meal out on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions nearby. The Isle of Wight just a ferry trip away.

Weekly guide price:
£769 to £1150
Short breaks from £148 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Hafod Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 5th Jul 2024 for 3 nights, £792Save £152"5* Beautiful open plan cottage in Cardigan Bay with Hot Tub & 2 miles from blue flag beach. Situated on the Ystwyth Trail so gorgeous walks from the door & dog friendly."
52.380641, -4.070716

Hafod Cottage is a stylish holiday home in the peaceful village of Llanfarian, three miles from Aberystwyth and within easy reach of the beautiful Ceredigion Coast and Cardigan Bay. It has a hot tub, good WiFi and lots of other features that make it a welcoming, luxurious place to enjoy a break - the perfect choice for families as it can comfortably sleep up to four people in two bedrooms, with the potential for a fifth person on a comfortable sofa-bed in the private downstairs snug if necessary, but equally welcoming for couples and friends. The dog-friendly cottage has beautiful walks and bike rides from the door and lots of opportunities for coastal and hill walking, road cycling and mountain biking, golf, swimming and surfing. Local attractions include Aberystwyth's Victorian seafront promenade and cliff-top railway, Devil's Bridge Falls, and dolphin spotting boat tours. 

Weekly guide price:
£604 to £1408
Short breaks from £86 per night

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.343151, -4.660409

Situated on the outskirts of the popular coastal town of Fowey, this delightful cottage provides a great base for a relaxing summer holiday by the sea or a cosy winter break where you can enjoy invigorating coastal walks and evenings by the fire. Lovely beaches, an abundance of attractions and plenty of places in Fowey for a meal out - all the right ingredients for a holiday! *Follow us on Instagram - bryonycottage.fowey*

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £865

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.979281, -3.618901

Beautifully presented throughout, Rosewall Cottage is a fabulous dog-friendly romantic holiday retreat ideally located in the picturesque Scottish village of New Abbey in Dumfries and Galloway. The idyllic location puts you right at the very heart of some of Scotland's finest scenery and culture surrounded by coast, forest and small mountains. The cottage is within walking distance of a pub, tea room, shop, pretty water mill and majestic Cistercian Abbey and is a great base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £550

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.736713, -3.374740

Made just for two, this dog-friendly self-catering cottages offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks by day with the use of a hot tub to bubble your aches away afterwards. A great base for exploring the tranquil beautiful Ellen Vale sandwiched between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast, as well as the many attractions of the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£371 to £497
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Tailor-made for two, Parlour Cottage is a romantic retreat in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast in Cumbria. Within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park, there are an abundance of great days out for couples as well as lovely walks on the doorstep. Sit back in the hot tub and enjoy the peace, tranquility and bird song! Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£322 to £434
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

A Tailor-made romantic holiday retreat for two in the peaceful Ellen Vale, in Cumbria, between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast and within easy distance of the Lakes. With the use of a hot tub, couples are sure to get lots of relaxation on holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £462
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

Little Rogeston Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £295Save £50"Lovely peaceful barn conversion for two or ideal single stay! Your small/medium dog included. Dog friendly beaches, coastal and inland walking all around. Log burner for those chilly evenings."
51.808943, -5.068681

The Pembrokeshire coast and countryside are glorious in all seasons, making this charming stone holiday cottage such a find. Set amongst beautiful gardens close to stunning beaches like Newgale, Broad Haven and Druidston Haven, Little Rogeston Cottage is perfect for couples or individuals who want a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Days out can include walking along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, visiting Solva and St Davids, and enjoying local attractions like Pembroke Castle. Surfing, swimming, coasteering, golf, fishing, mountain biking in the Preseli Hills - it's all readily available no matter what time of year you visit. The owners have decorated the cottage with a mix of modern and vintage pieces to give it a welcoming atmosphere. 

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £695
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.310045, -1.828964

Tucked away behind the market square in the vibrant town of Leyburn, The Fold offers contemporary accommodation for two adults in the heart of Wensleydale. Ideally located, just a short stroll to all the shops, eateries and amenities, and with fantastic walks and bike rides on your doorstep, it is the perfect base for couples to explore the Yorkshire Dales. With a king size bedroom, single bedroom, a modern kitchen, cosy living area, a private driveway with EV charger and a sun kissed patio, this bright and airy self-catering bungalow is comfortable and cosy at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £755
Short breaks from £84 per night

2  |   2  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.290567, -2.003866

Old Carthouse is a dog friendly holiday cottage nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park providing a perfect romantic retreat. Enjoy walks from the front door, explore local market towns and villages like nearby Wensleydale, Hawes and Leyburn or simply lie back and relax in the bubbling hot tub. Perfect for a self-catering holiday at any time of the year, this cosy barn conversion is located in the little village of Aysgarth and is an ideal base to explore this magical part of North Yorkshire. 

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £450
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+1  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.930401, -1.719210

Farthing Cottage is a pretty stone Cotswolds cottage in an enviable position sitting in a quiet backwater with off-road parking and garden, just two minutes stroll from the centre of the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Beautiful countryside, great restaurants, pubs and independent shops on the doorstep and a host of attractions within a short drive make this romantic retreat with log burner and four poster bed an excellent choice right in the very heart of the Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £695
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.917176, 1.180629

Teddy's Retreat is just the perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage. Pretty as a picture, this two bedroom cosy cottage sleeps 4 guests and warmly welcomes up to 5 dogs. With a sunny garden, games barn in the converted dairy, Sky Sports/WiFi and an open fire, it has everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. Surrounded by glorious North Norfolk countryside there are lovely walks from the front door (including around Sheringham Park which is 5-minutes walk) and has the beaches just two miles away. A true gem of a dog-friendly retreat!

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £1195

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.045897, -1.785491

Picture-postcard pretty, this gorgeous thatched holiday cottage for two oozes character with beams on the ceiling, flags on the floor, a log burner for cosy nights and a lovely garden for relaxing when the sun shines. Perfectly placed in a highly desirable position on the outskirts of Chipping Campden town within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and shops. Lovely walks from the front door and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds Hills whether you do it by car, bike or foot.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1100
Short breaks from £200 per night

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.647370, -2.365517

With a fabulous four-poster double, Owls Roost is a popular choice with couples looking for a luxurious retreat. Perfectly placed just a mile from Ringstead Bay beach on Dorset's world famous Jurassic coastline, guests can enjoy plenty of sea air, attractions including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Poole and Weymouth, as well as miles of coastal footpath to explore. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1130
Short breaks from £100 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

54.398874, -0.711843

An ideal retreat for couples or small families (one child under ten welcome) nestling within the grounds of the owner's larger cottage in the pretty traditional Moorland village of Goathland with pub, village store, fabulous walks and access to the North York famous Steam Railway. Sitting in the heart of the National Park, the Heritage Coast, Dalby Forest and the City of York are all within driving distance.

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £595

2+ ch  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Monkstone

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 7 nights, £595Save £100"With home made Devon cream tea and basket of logs for the wood burner. Dartmoor walks from the doorstep."
50.605814, -4.164577

Let the stresses and strains of everyday life fade away as you immerse yourself in the laid back Devon life style. With Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep you can enjoy fabulous peaceful walks and plenty of relaxation with a private garden a riot of colour in the warmer months. Spend your days walking and exploring in the very heart of a county rich in stunning landscapes and incredible scenery then relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the sun set.

Weekly guide price:
£465 to £795
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.605814, -4.164577

Escape the stress of normal life in the beautiful Devon countryside. On the edge of Dartmoor National Park with fantastic walks from your doorstep and idyllic villages to explore, at Honeysuckle cottage you can do as much or as little as you like.

Weekly guide price:
£445 to £595
Short breaks from £63 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.754804, -1.540556

Delawarr Cottage is on a quiet country lane that's only a 15-minute stroll from the busy waterfront town of Lymington, with its Georgian buildings and historic quay. The welcoming holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is convenient for exploring the Hampshire coast and beaches like Milford-on-Sea and the wonderful New Forest National Park. Footpaths and cycling routes are accessible from the door, as are swimming, sailing, fishing, SUP'ing, kayaking, and golf. Local attractions include Hurst Castle, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and Paulton's Park and Peppa Pig World. 

Weekly guide price:
£747 to £1265
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

57.677997, -2.972683

You'd have to stay on a boat to get more waterfront than this fantastic beach house. Cladach is steps from Buckie beach, boasting amazing views from the home, garden and upstairs balcony. Spend happy days walking, cycling, visiting distilleries and discovering plentiful attractions around Inverness and Aberdeen, and evenings dining out at local restaurants or cooking fresh seafood in the well-equipped kitchen. The house sleeps four people in two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite and suits couples, families and friends who want to fish, play golf, maybe spot Nessie but certainly some dolphins, and relax in Cladach's beautiful surroundings. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £900
Short breaks from £115 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Put the romance into your holiday

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?