A romantic luxury one bedroom barn conversion nestling within the grounds of Winters Tale Farmhouse in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. With fantastic panoramic views, this welcoming retreat offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks can be enjoyed from the front door throughout the surrounding countryside which is a haven for wildlife. Plenty of attractions for day trips out including country houses. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A comfortable and ideal base from which to explore Cornwall and its many attractions. Set within five acres of rolling Cornish countryside, guests have the use of a fishing lake, hot tub and can enjoy panoramic views. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Located in a haven of tranquility close to the popular seaside resorts of Widemouth Bay and Bude, Budds Barns provide comfy self-catering from which to explore North Cornwall's stunning coastline and its many attractions, as well as neighbouring Devon. Perfect for relaxing, walking and exploring.
A fantastic holiday cottage in the middle of the bustling Lakeland village of Staveley. Pet friendly, the cottage has lots of charm and character and is within easy reach of Windermere and the Lake District's many attractions, as well as the Yorkshire Dales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A delightful 18th century dog-friendly cottage in a quiet position amongst dramatic scenery in the village of Tanygrisiau with the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway within walking distance. Right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, guests have plenty to see and do with a character cottage to return home to with multi fuel stove and beams.
A pretty dog-friendly holiday cottage in the Welsh village of Llan Ffestiniog, just three miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog providing the perfect cosy retreat for a romantic getaway for couples. Offering compact and comfortable accommodation the cottage is an ideal base for exploring Snowdonia with plenty to see and do.
A lovely 18th Century dog-friendly cottage perfect for couples, set amongst dramatic Snowdonia scenery in the village of Tanygrisiau in North Wales. Peaceful and cosy with multi-fuel stove, this welcoming cottage has lots of character, lovely views, a pub within a twenty minute walk, wonderful walks from the front door and the Ffestiniog Steam Train in the village.
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!
A traditional Welsh long house offering the opportunity to escape the pressures of modern day life and relax in a truly tranquil setting. Sitting in an isolated spot, on the outskirts of the village of Penmachno in Conwy, North Wales this is the perfect retreat for couples or families looking to get away from it all, walk and explore the beauties of Snowdonia National Park.
A lovely barn conversion in a tranquil stunning position in Gawthrop near to Dentdale within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria. Perfect for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria including the nearby Lake District.
A characterful old cottage dating back four hundred years with impressive large inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove in the peaceful village of Cubert, North Cornwall. Walking distance of three beaches (Crantock, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay) and pubs/restaurants in the village for a meal out. Just four miles from Newquay and a great base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
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.
Dating back to 1863, Capplebarrow Coach House is a cosy stone retreat for two with many original features and idyllic views over the beautiful Longsleddale valley in the Lake District National Park. Perfect for touring, climbing, walking or just relaxing amongst stunning scenery. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
Cosy and welcoming, Moles Cottage is just perfect for couples who want to holiday in Cornwall and enjoy its stunning coastline, fabulous walks and abundance of attractions. Located on the east side of the beautiful Lizard Peninsula, you can enjoy gorgeous beaches, cliff top walks and the picturesque wildlife haven of the Helford River.
A welcoming self catering cottage sitting on the east side of the picturesque Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. A stunning area offering lovely beaches, dramatic cliff walks and the romantic Helford River.
A contemporary log cabin offering a luxury retreat specialising in short breaks with exclusive use of a romantic heart shaped hot tub in a delightful peaceful setting near the popular Cumbrian village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Great for water lovers, walkers, explorers and romantics at heart!
A stylish contemporary studio apartment specialising in short breaks with the exclusive use of an all weather hot-tub in a tranquil spot near Bowness-on-Windermere, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District. Superb for walking and exploring the areas many attractions.
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.
Ideally located in the cobbled centre of Dent village within the Yorkshire Dales in Cumbria, this holiday studio has pubs, cafes and a shop on the doorstep and is perfect for exploring the Dales, Cumbria (including the nearby Lake District), a walking holiday or simply relaxing.
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.
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?