Head to Hampshire and the New Forest for long romantic walks through the trees and weekend visits to Lymington's plentiful market.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when two holiday in Hampshire it results in the most romantic of breaks, courtesy of Jane Austen's influence.
See where Austen found inspiration for her societies and landscapes in her beautiful home county, Hampshire. Plan a romantic holiday with your other half and explore the lush green countryside of Hampshire and the New Forest.
A bijoux bolthole on the sea front in Lymington or a luxurious Shepherd's Hut at the heart of the New Forest, our holiday cottages for two make the perfect hideaway for those seeking a quiet, relaxed moment away from all the stresses of the day to day.
In the New Forest, walk or cycle along the tracks between the trees. Find a secluded spot for a picnic followed by a glass of champagne. Stay near Brockenhurst or Beaulieu to experience village life in this beautiful National Park, along with local art exhibitions, pretty independent shops and the National Motor Museum.
Hampshire also boasts the nautical city of Southampton. Naval history abounds, permeating the museums, art and character. A fun place with plenty to do, Southampton will definitely keep you busy for (at least) a day or two.
The biggest benefit of holidays in Hampshire is the mixture of countryside and coastal places to visit. Lymington, by the sea, is a pretty coastal town and a great spot to stay if you fancy a day out on the Isle of Wight. There's a thriving market here too, pick up some local goodies and cook up a storm in your self catering cottage.
The crowning glory of Hampshire is Winchester. With the ancient Cathedral boasting some famous names, Jane Austen being one of them, this part of the county is steeped in history.