Sitting in an ideal position in Port Mulgrave just a mile from the picturesque seaside villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes in the North York Moors, this welcoming holiday home provides the perfect retreat for couples who want to explore the moors and coastline. With good pubs and restaurants close by, lovely beaches for lazy days and miles of moorland and coastal walks, The Apple House is perfect whether you are looking for a holiday to relax and recharge, or want to get out and about exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.
An apartment just for two, The Coachman's Rest is ideally placed just a mile from the popular picturesque seaside villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Stunning coastal and moorland scenery and an abundance of attractions closeby. Perfect for those who line walking with coastal and countryside walks from the front door
This delightful holiday home provides the perfect place to relax, walk, cycle and birdwatch. It is within easy distance of the historic towns of Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings, and Royal Tunbridge Wells, nestling amongst farmland on the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A welcoming holiday cottage just for two offering the perfect mix of character features and modern conveniences located next to the village Inn in the lovely Herefordshire village of Eardisley. Near the Welsh border and within easy reach of Hay-on-Wye - a peaceful setting for a relaxing break with plenty of attractions for day trips out.
A lovely Cotswolds stone cottage in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Beautifully furnished, lots of character and ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, eating out, walking or simply relaxing. Perfect for couples or families.
Pretty stone Cotswold's cottage in an enviable 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 and pubs on the doorstep and a romantic retreat with log burner and four poster bed.
Providing a warm welcome at any time of the year, The Granary is one of two self-catering cottages that enjoy an elevated position and stunning views over glorious North Wales scenery. Located six miles from the market town of Bala, guests can enjoy peace and tranquility whilst being centrally located for exploring Snowdonia's stunning national park and many attractions. With the use of a hot tub, this is the perfect country retreat for a relaxing holiday.
Stylish throughout, this well presented self-catering apartment is a super choice for couples who want to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting amongst the beauty of the Blackdown Hills. Within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast guests can enjoy wonderful walks and fantastic views on the doorstep.
Providing a high level of contemporary style throughout, Owl Lodge offers couples the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life in a tranquil setting amongst Wiltshire countryside. Wonderful walks and cycle rides from the front door and a haven for wildlife with Bentley Woods on the doorstep.
Exposed beams and a wood burning stove add to the charm of this self catering holiday cottage – perfect for a romantic retreat. Located in peaceful unspoilt countryside with glorious views of the surrounding Blackdown Hills. Close to the Jurassic Coast and an abundance of attractions in Devon, Somerset and Dorset. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A cosy beautifully presented holiday apartment just for two in a peaceful setting just a ten minute stroll from the many amenities in Windermere village. With wonderful walks on the doorstep and easy access to Lake Windermere, this is an ideal touring base for exploring the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 3 Star Gold.
Two cosy holiday cottages (sleeping up to five guests in each) ideally placed for a seaside holiday in Llandudno just twenty yards from the seafront. An ideal base for exploring this lovely part of North Wales whether you are a family or couple looking for a romantic break.
A cosy romantic cottage for two ideally placed in a tranquil position close to the Hampshire market town of Lymington with direct access out into the Forest. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the New Forest National Park on the doorstep offering a host of attractions and activities, and the coast a short drive away for lazy days.
A spacious self catering holiday home for two in an enviable position within half a mile's walking distance of the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bibury - ideal for couples seeking a peaceful country retreat. Surrounded by the glory of the Cotswolds landscape, guests can enjoy lovely walks from the front door and a wealth of attractions for day trips out.
With log burning stove, granite walls, pastel seaside hues and luxurious furnishings, this chic coastal retreat is ideally placed within walking distance of popular St Ives harbour, beaches, shops and restaurants (free local parking available). A beautifully scenic part of Cornwall with an abundance of attractions and outdoor activities to enjoy including coastal walks, surfing and fishing.
Round Cottage provides cosy self catering accommodation ideal for couples within easy reach of the North Coast of Cornwall. Nestling amongst three acres of grounds, there are lovely walks in the surrounding countryside and an abundance of attractions a short drive away including the coast with fabulous beaches including Widemouth Bay (great for surfing) and Crackington Haven. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Harbourside View is everything the name suggests and a perfect seafront holiday apartment for a relaxing break with lovely views across Cardigan Bay (great dolphin spotting!). Sitting in Mid-Wales, the apartment is ideally placed just a stone's throw from the beach and water in a tranquil bay in Aberystwyth with a great choice of pubs, restaurants and shops.
With riverside garden, this lovely holiday cottage is located in a hamlet near Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. It provides a peaceful retreat for couples and is ideal for exploring both the Dales and Cumbria including the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Tailor-made for two, this intimate romantic retreat sits in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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.
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?