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.
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.
Lyme Regis, Dorset | Sleeps 2
Best for: Sunsets and rolling views
With your very own meadow and reaching views over Dorset and Devon’s rolling countryside, you and your partner will feel utterly spoiled with the scenery on offer at Stargazy. You can enjoy the idyllic setting from the cosy comfort of your wood-burner-warmed shepherd’s hut or bask in the sunshine in the patio area, where a fire pit and table promise al fresco dining galore. Nearby, the historic Jurassic Coast offers beautiful beaches and fossil-littered walks, or you can settle down for a romantic meal with sea views at one of the oh-so tempting restaurants in Lyme Regis.
Tavistock, Devon | Sleeps 2
Best for: Moorland walks with the pooch
Wooden beams, exposed stone walls, and beautifully restored pews, this romantic retreat for two is full to the literal rafters with country charm. Surrounded by the wilds of Dartmoor, this rustic cottage is perfectly placed for some magical walks worthy of any Brontë novel and your very own love story. The retreat welcomes dogs too so you can make the most of the enchanting moorland during your stay, or you can travel a bit further afield to enjoy either the south or north coasts of Devon. Oh, and did we mention there’s a sauna?
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.
Truro, Cornwall | Sleeps 2
Best for: A romantic bijou for two
They say the best things come in small packages, and when we look at The Creamery we have to agree. A nature-wrapped courtyard beckons for toasts under the sun, while the open plan studio promises morning coffees with your favourite person. Situated near the cobbled streets of both Falmouth and Truro, The Creamery is perfect for romantic outings, whether you fancy an intimate dinner for two at Falmouth’s Michelin recommended beachside restaurant or catching a show at the fabulous Hall for Cornwall. We also recommend heading down to the stunning Roseland Peninsula where white sandy beaches await.
Colchester, Essex | Sleeps 2
Best for: A totally unique stay
From the fabulous four-poster bed to the deep copper roll top bath, this uniquely romantic hideaway boasts eccentricity at every turn. A walk-in rainfall shower, outdoor hot tub, and deliciously toasty fireplace add up to a dreamy retreat you just won’t want to leave – there’s even an honesty bar so you can toast the night away. Of course, if you do fancy some fresh air during your special stay, the nearby Roman River Valley Nature Reserve offers beautiful, dappled strolls, or there’s Colchester Zoo for a wilder visit.
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.
Bideford, Devon | Sleeps 2
Best for: Hot tubs and stargazing
With next to no light pollution and a very inviting hot tub, you can explore the stars during your romantic stay at Hayley’s Hut – could a proposal by moonlight be in your stars? A window in the roof above the bed even allows for a spot of stargazing without leaving the cosy warmth of the hut! A wood-burner inside and a beautiful outdoor kitchen made from reclaimed wood from the farm promise much-loved memories whatever the weather, while an irresistible collection of eateries in North Devon tempt you away from your rural retreat.
Penrith, Cumbria | Sleeps 2
Best for: Forest bathing in the treetops
Sharing an eyeline with the trees that surround you, Tawny Owl Treehouse is an utterly enchanting escape for two. Made using reclaimed wood, this woodland wonderland boasts a totally unique feel, with beautiful hand-crafted décor and furniture adding even more allure to the treetop hideaway. Up for something a little different? Head out onto the balcony where you’ll find a magical bathtub and shower, and wash the day away surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature – utter heaven! The high contrast beauty of Cumbria and the Lake District surround you here, filling your days with glassy lakes and towering fells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.