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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

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Primrose Cottage

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. 

From £350 to £495 per week
Sleeps 3
(2 bedrooms)
50.378407, -5.115256

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. 

From £495 to £1095 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
54.340706, -2.575858
Bluebell Cottage

Sedbergh is a gorgeous village in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. Located on its fringes, Bluebell Cottage gives comfort and privacy to couples. Spend your days roaming this incredible countryside before returning to while away long summer evenings in a garden with far-reaching views. A real fire and comfortable sofas make it a cosy retreat in winter. 4 Star. 

From £395 to £695 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
50.792602, -1.542130
Heywood Cottage

Go delightfully AWOL in Heywood Cottage. The New Forest National Park is simple to get to, but its protected status gives the sense of stepping back in time. Just two miles from both Lymington and Brockenhurst, Heywood Cottage is set peacefully within a large garden, combining modern comforts with traditional charm. 

From £520 to £836 per week
Sleeps 3
(2 bedrooms)
51.750547, -2.140749
Dove Cottage

Doves Cottage is aptly named, being exactly the sort of place a loved up couple would adore for a Valentine's Day holiday. The Grade II listed cottage is at the end of a peaceful lane and includes a private patio garden with views across the Cotswolds, as well as a log burner. 4 Star. 

From £225 to £450 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
50.875561, -4.030962
Zingaro Wagon

Offering a more 'unique' self-catering experience, Zingaro Wagon is perfect for couples or small families looking for a fun holiday exploring Devon and its many attractions. Beautifully hand-crafted, this wooden wagon offers glamping in a luxury fashion with the use of a hot tub and sauna for relaxation. Sitting in mid Devon amongst glorious countryside, Zingaro is perfect for chilling or exploring. 

From £550 to £675 per week
Sleeps 2+2
(1 bedroom)
52.708072, 1.683489
The Hay Barn

With miles of golden sands on the doorstep, this beautifully presented coastal retreat for two offers plenty of opportunities to spend lazy days relaxing amongst the sand dunes together. Grab yourself fish and chips from the village and find a quiet spot on the beach to enjoy them as the sun sets, or stroll to the village inn for a seafood supper. Plenty of attractions, superb walking and cycling, an abundance of wildlife and glorious beaches just waiting to be enjoyed! 

From £365 to £550 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
52.182195, 1.131843
Deben Barn

Suffolk is incredibly popular with couples searching for a peaceful break because it's just so lovely. Pretty villages, traditional seaside appeal and lush countryside that will inspire you to breathe deeply. Deben Farm features a two person hot tub, oak beams and furnishings so comfortable you'll want to move in permanently. 

From £443 to £620 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
51.882028, -1.616370

Saratoga is one of Bruern Holiday Cottages twelve luxury retreats sitting amongst gorgeous grounds in the very heart of the Cotswolds within easy reach of Chipping Norton, Stow and Burford. Offering the height of luxury for couples, this delightful cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions and has superb onsite facilities including a pool, spa and gym. 5 Star. 

From £630 to £1441 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
53.839777, -1.973369
Higher Scholes Cottage

Take your loved one on a special holiday to Higher Scholes Cottage. 'Romantic' doesn't even begin to describe this 5-star barn, with its log burning fire, thick stone walls and far reaching views across a wonderfully rural landscape. Buy ingredients for a cosy meal for two from the area's superb farm shops, or treat yourself to dinner at the award winning pub a gentle walk away. 5 Star Gold. 

From £799 to £899 per week
Sleeps 2
(2 bedrooms)
50.252303, -5.280320

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. 

From £375 to £665 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
53.167897, -1.581452
Two Owls Lodge

The Peak District National Park is somewhere you owe it to yourself to go. Every season offers visitors something special and Two Owls Lodge, being close to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth, is ideally placed to access it all. Set amongst 40 acres of private woodland, it features a log burner, enormous bathroom and a large patio. 

From £580 to £820 per week
Sleeps 3
(2 bedrooms)
54.217602, -2.603444
The Dog House

You definitely won't be in the dog house when you take your special someone to this lovely holiday cottage. If you like walking, you'll love being close to both the Lake District National Park as well as the North Yorkshire Dales. Try your hand at fly fishing, or simply stroll around the grounds of the Underley Estate and picnic in peace. 5 Star. 

From £350 to £575 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
51.758836, -1.856396
The Coach House at Greenacres

The first floor accommodation gives couples lovely views over the countryside the Cotswolds is famous for. You stroll into Bibury along a marked footpath, or even into Barnsley, or Coln St Aldwyns. There is a fully equipped kitchen for meals in front of the fire, but if you prefer not to cook there is a great choice of pubs and restaurants nearby. 

From £400 to £500 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
51.929218, -1.723118
Honey Cottage

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. 

From £375 to £595 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
51.930401, -1.719210
Farthing Cottage

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. 

From £365 to £595 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
52.415844, -4.085860
Harbourside View

Aberystwyth was very popular with Victorian holiday makers and has lost none of its appeal over the centuries. The views of Cardigan Bay from this holiday apartment are so good, you might even spot dolphins. Aberystwyth is a fun and lively town and this apartment is in the heart of it. 

From £475 to £595 per week
Sleeps 2+2
(1 bedroom)
50.431134, -4.735850
Hosta House

As well as world class beaches, Cornwall boasts spectacular countryside. Hosta House is tucked away in five prime acres, affording couples privacy and peace. Guests can fish in the property's lake, have access to a hot tub and enjoy being in a location handy to popular attractions. 4 Star. 

From £220 to £470 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
54.285590, -2.488850
The Annex

The dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales has inspired generations of artists and writers and you will soon see why when you stay at The Annex near Dentdale. With endless trails to walk and cycle, friendly villages to explore and the River Dee nearby, a stay in this sweet property will allow you to enjoy each others' company without distraction from everyday life. 

From £329 to £429 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
50.702239, -4.560788
Roundhouse Cottage

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. 

From £255 to £480 per week
Sleeps 2+1
(1 bedroom)

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Put the romance into your holiday

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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