The most romantic cottages for couples


The most romantic cottages for couples

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is all the sweeter for doing it with your favourite person by your side. Explore cobbled streets, discover a new favourite restaurant, pack up an indulgent picnic and head out for a quiet walk just the two of you… it’s easy to find romance in the little things when sharing an adventure away. 

From flickering fires to bubbling hot tubs, we have a selection of romantic cottages for couples that can’t help but create memorable moments – we even have some that boast stargazing opportunities for all those starry-eyed lovers out there.

So, pop the bubbly on ice, it’s time to light the candles and relax into an uber-romantic break with your special someone.


Shore Cottage

A table overlooking an estuary with mountains in the background in the Scottish Highlands

Durness, Scottish Highlands | Sleeps 4

Best for: Al fresco moments

Scotland has long been the destination for loved up couples, with Gretna Green still going strong as an elopement favourite. The Scottish Highlands are following in these romantic footsteps and have become synonymous with wildly romantic landscapes and dramatic views. Perched on the edge of a sprawling tidal estuary and boasting breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, Shore Cottage is the ultimate Highland escape. Each morning you wake to a living portrait as the panoramas wrap around the cottage, inviting you out into the Scottish wilds. You can walk from the house or go a little further afield to explore some of Scotland’s famous landmarks, from the climbing heights of Ben Nevis to the nearby depths of Smoo Cave.


River Garden Cottage

A pretty row of stone houses with gardens frosted over

Bakewell, Peak District | Sleeps 4

Best for: Picnics in the Peaks

With the peace, quiet, and rolling beauty of the Peak District on its doorstep, River Garden Cottage boasts a seriously serene spot for a romantic escape, whether you long for cosy evenings curled up in front of a Victorian fireplace or scenic strolls through the rambling landscapes. Nestled by a glassy river and enjoying your own private oasis in the garden, the setting here is second to none and promises many magical moments with your loved one. Head into nearby Bakewell for one of its namesake sweet treats or step onto the Monsal trail, which sits just over the bridge from River Garden Cottage, for an amorous amble past limestone cliffs.


The Dolls House

A beautiful, red-bricked cottage in Devon

Branscombe, Devon | Sleeps 2

Best for: Quaint country living

Looking like it’s jumped straight out of the pages of a storybook, The Dolls House is cosy country living at its best, from the beautiful arched door that opens into the king sized bedroom to the honeyed stone walls and exposed beams that arch above the open plan living space. Nestled in the idyllic Trafalgar Barton grounds, The Dolls House boasts a wonderfully rural locale, while still remaining close to the picture-perfect Branscombe village with its fairytale cottages and award-winning pub. South Devon’s sun-soaked coast is also on your doorstep, promising salt-kissed beach days and romantic sundowners overlooking the ocean.


Buzzards Rise

A beautiful living room with a wood-burner and massive, floor to ceiling windows

Tavistock, Devon | Sleeps 2

Best for: Dog-friendly getaways

A beautifully converted barn in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Buzzards Rise is the perfect place to retreat into nature with your favourite someone (and the dog, of course). A glass wall ensures the rolling countryside is never out of sight, while the warming wood-burner casts the cottage in a rosy glow. Not only is this characterful cottage a National Landscape (formerly known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), it’s close to the wind-hewn beauty of Dartmoor, where towering tors and rambling moors make for a truly breathtaking backdrop to your Devonshire walk


Summer House

Two chairs and a stone table overlooking woods at sunset at Summer House in Cornwall

Lostwithiel, Cornwall | Sleeps 2

Best for: Rest and relaxation

One of our beautiful Duchy of Cornwall holiday cottages, Summer House boasts a dreamy setting in idyllic South Cornwall. Panoramic views reach out across Duchy’s Restormel Estate, with a lovely outdoor seating area offering the perfect place to soak up the setting. Retreat to the garden room for your morning coffee or curl up in one of the oh-so-sinkable armchairs for a deliciously cosy evening. Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing stay with full access to the nearby facilities in Restormel Manor, including a sauna, indoor swimming pool, and steam room, or explore your peaceful surroundings with a walk along gently meandering River Fowey.



Looking through the kitchen towards a cosy living room with beamed ceilings at Minstrels in Somerset

Glastonbury, Somerset | Sleeps 4

Best for: Countryside courting

Oozing charm from every beam, brick, and balustrade, it’s rather easy to fall in love with Minstrels. A minstrels gallery overlooks the open plan living area and offers the perfect spot for grand declarations of love, or you can cosy down by the wood-burner with your favourite person by your side. Share a romantic meal in the private courtyard or take the verdant path to a lovely secluded spot that boasts a table, chairs, and reaching views towards Glastonbury Tor. Famed for its rolling countryside and pretty towns and villages, this corner of Somerset is made for exploring, simply head out and see where the winding lanes take you.


Swallows Rest

The dining table and wood-burner at Swallows Rest in Cornwall

Newlyn, Cornwall | Sleeps 2

Best for: A mix of country and coast

Tucked away behind the pretty fishing village of Newlyn in West Cornwall, Swallows Rest provides a truly tranquil escape for you and your loved one. Rural but with easy access to Cornwall’s stunning coast, you really have the best of both worlds at this idyllic retreat, which boasts a warming wood-burner for extra cosiness - hot chocolates are thoroughly recommended. Enjoy long, scenic walks across Cornwall’s famous landscapes or settle down on the sumptuous sofa for a glass of wine by the fire.


Piggy in the Middle

The fire and sofas at Piggy in the Middle in The Cotswolds

Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswolds | Sleeps 4

Best for: Golden villages and verdant fields

Making the most of its location in one of the many honey-dipped market towns The Cotswolds is known for, Piggy in the Middle is ready to welcome you to a holiday full of gentle jaunts and romantic views – not to mention some fabulous farm shops that will keep your cupboards well stocked with bubbly and strawberries. The cottage itself boasts a cosy fireplace and plush velvet furniture, all within a gloriously short walk to the nearest pub.



Ocean View

The incredible wooden terrace at Ocean View, with sun loungers, a hot tub, and reaching sea views

Looe, Cornwall | Sleeps 4

Best for: Soaks with sea views

What could be more romantic than a hot tub with uninterrupted sea views? Well, Ocean View has both thanks to its glorious sun-soaked deck complete with a bubbling hot tub and reaching ocean views. Inside, more sea views await alongside a double-ended bathtub, giving you plenty of options for a soak and DIY spa day. South Cornwall is home to some of the prettiest places in the South West so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dreamy backdrops. Stroll into Looe for some harbourside charm, lounge on the golden sands at Seaton, or take a tour of the nearby vineyard and pick up a bottle of something extra special.



Officers’ Mess

The lantern lit courtyard at Officers' Mess, with a hot tub and fire pit

Little Haven, Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 2

Best for: A step back in time

Ringing with echoes of the past, Officer’s Mess whisks you away to the 1940s where timeless charm and a simpler way of life await (there is a hot tub though for those who enjoy a touch of modern luxury). Lovingly restored from a top secret World War II radar station, you’ll find lots of fascinating nods to the building’s rich history. Further afield, the stunning Pembrokeshire coast in Wales beckons with sandy beaches and coastal strolls, not to mention an entire host of castles for an even longer stroll through history.


The Pigeon House

The beautiful kitchen and dining room at The Pigeon House, with expose beams and a gorgeous wood-fired range

Lewes, Sussex | Sleeps 2

Best for: An Elizabethan love story

If you’re looking for a romantic cottage full of character, look no further than The Pigeon House, which boasts just the right amount of Tudor charm. The winsome wood-fired range is absolutely gorgeous and instantly transports you back to a simpler time. Curl up in the snug with your favourite someone (and a glass of something bubbly) or enjoy the historic views from the bedroom over Anne of Cleves House. Lewes itself is jam-packed with history and enchanting things to do, from antiques shopping to taking a turn around the beautiful Grange Gardens - not to mention the world-famous Lewes Bonfire Night.


Dieppy Farm Cottage

A wooden outdoor table at Dieppy Farm Cottage surrounded by the countryside

Dulverton, Somerset | Sleeps 2

Best for: Stargazing and long walks

From the deliciously cosy wood-burner and stone fireplace to the peaceful pond and stream that run past the secluded retreat, Dieppy Farm Cottage is a total escape from the humdrum of the everyday – perfect for a wonderfully romantic stay. Nestled on the edge of Exmoor, you can partake in a spot of stargazing thanks to the Dark Skies status of the National Park, or you can head out when the sun is shining for a heart-pumping romp across the moors. Dog-friendly and with nature totally surrounding you, this cottage is perfect for those looking for a quiet break with their favourite person and pooch.


Stargazers’ Retreat

The incredible outdoor bathtubs at Stargazers' Retreat, with fairy lights and a fire pit

Ventnor, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 5

Best for: A fairy-tale stay

Overlooking the glistening waters of Reeth Bay near Ventnor, Stargazers’ Retreat is ready to whisk you and your loved one away for the most romantic of getaways. The beautiful king-size bed faces the ocean while the toasty wood-burner casts its warm gaze over the entire yurt, perfect for cosy evenings in, just the two of you. We’re particularly in love with the two outdoor bathtubs, which allow you to relax together. With a hearty mix of memorable eateries, fabulous festivals, and beautiful beaches, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination for a special stay. Not to mention some stunning walks that really offer up the best views of the Island, whichever path you tread.


Yachtsmans Cottage

The cosy living room at Yachtsmans Cottage, with a roaring fire, the perfect romantic cottage for couples

Lymington, Hampshire | Sleeps 4

Best for: Cosy fires and pub stops

Cosy on down by the roaring fire for a romantic evening at your home-from-home or stroll down to The Ferryman restaurant and bar, which is a tantalisingly close 200 yards away. Sleek and stylish décor runs throughout this cottage, providing the perfect setting to your holiday love story – we particularly love the beautiful kitchen for cooking up an intimate meal for two. The beach is mere minutes away so why not pack up a picnic and spend the day soaking up the sun with your loved one by your side.


Ready to uncork the bubbly and relax into your romantic getaway? Browse our wonderfully cosy cottages and start planning your perfect stay.

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