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
If you're looking for a coastal retreat just for two then look no further. Oozing character features, perfectly blended with an abundance of luxury touches and topped off by a glorious countryside setting close to the coast, Mowhay has it all in terms of romantic charm. Spend your days walking the coastal path, picnicing on Portreath's sandy beach (twenty minutes away by foot) or browsing the art galleries of St Ives. Then of an evening, snuggle up in front of the log burner - what better way to relax? 5 Star Gold.
An enchanting wood cabin nestling amongst ancient woods just a ten minute walk from the beautiful waterfalls, pub and cafe at Skelwith Bridge and a short drive (or hour's walk) from bustling Ambleside in the very heart of the Lake District. Perfect for walkers, wildlife lovers and those with a little romance in their hearts!
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.
Argil is a lovely self-catering property near Ryedale. It's spacious, yet retains an intimate feel thanks to the pretty garden and open fire. As well as being close to the market towns of Malton and Pickering, it's handy for many of the wonderful walks the North York Moors National Park is famed for. 4 Star Gold.
The Yorkshire Dales are renowned for their raw beauty and Dentdale is in the heart of it all. Hazel Cottage is a modern conversion of an old cottage, with desirable features like a log burner, roll top bath and a cosy open plan kitchen/sitting room. We can't imagine you tiring of the surrounding Cumbrian countryside, but if you do, the Lake District are only 15 miles away. 4 Star.
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.
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.
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.
The Old Coach House has wide appealing 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. 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). 4 Star Gold.
Perfect for couples looking for a weekend away or 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. 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. 4 Star Gold.
Take time out from your daily lives to enjoy time together in the gorgeous setting of The Granary. Settle back in the outdoor hot tub and feast your eyes on a vista spanning 30-miles across pristine North Welsh landscape. Walking and cycling trails stretch from the property and the vibrant town of Bala is a short drive away where you can indulge in all manner of water sports.
Buzzards is tucked away on Wetherham Farm, near Dulverton. The surrounding Exmoor scenery is stunning and you will find plenty of delightful walks in the woods, along rivers and through picturesque villages. Oak beams, a sunny garden and a log burner make Buzzards a popular property all year round. 4 Star.
Ember Eve Barn has been restored with couples in mind. It's in a fantastic position at the end of a long, private drive, overlooking impressive Buckingham countryside. Original beams and a log burner add to the feel that you're part of living history. 4 Star Gold.
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.
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.
The luxury accommodation at The Hayloft gives you the best of both worlds: vibrant and historic Durham, York and Newcastle are within easy reach, yet it is located in a peaceful setting in breathtaking countryside. Your holiday can be as energetic or as relaxed as you please, whether you want to peer into every shop in the city, or do nothing more taxing than ambling down to the summerhouse by the pond. Your every comfort has been considered in the furnishing of this cottage, which is the perfect size for two people.
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!
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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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