Whether it’s cosiness in winter, or the feel of a carefree summer, holiday cottages make great locations for romantic holidays.

Combining tranquil, stimulating and inspiring settings with a sense of space, and of you firmly in control of your own itinerary, this is how to truly get away together.

Renting a holiday cottage is straightforward, if you’re in direct contact with the owner. Here, you’ll get better prices, and a service that feels properly personal.  

 

Escape to the Country

Nothing says romance quite like the deepest countryside. You can feel like you’re in your own perfect world.

This could be the Cotswolds, with rolling hills, scenic villages and a traditional cottage built of Cotswold Stone. Alternatively, you’ll find plenty of converted farm buildings to choose from. Then you can spend your time together exploring the local trails, footpaths, and pubs of course. And maybe throw in some fine dining, or browsing for antiques in Stow on the Wold.

Alternatively, explore the rugged countryside of North Wales, in the Snowdonia National Park. If taking on the North Wales Path seems a bit challenging, why not ride on the 13-mile Ffestiniog Railway for its awe-inspiring scenery?

Share a scenic balloon ride over the Shropshire Hills, or explore the region’s varied landscapes, from heather to sandstone. Find yourself deep in the heart of rural England.

 

Contrasting Coastlines

There’s something deeply romantic about a coastline, like the rugged Wild Atlantic Way along Ireland’s West Coast. The towering coastal cliffs at Malin Head might bring out the poet in you. Or you might be lucky, and see dolphins off Ballyhillin Beach.

For a calmer coastline, maybe with a hint of something more cosmopolitan, choose a holiday cottage on the Sussex coast. Here, you can choose between bustling Brighton, with its lively beachfront, or its more sedate close neighbour, Hove.

Or try Eastbourne’s seaside mix of Victorian grandeur and natural beauty, in the shape of Beachy Head and the South Downs National Park.

On the other side of the country, Cornwall’s beaches have a deserved reputation for their attractiveness and all-round quality, whether you choose a popular sandy cove, or a more secluded inlet. Or you could combine beach life with some culture, and stay near St Ives, with its various galleries showcasing the work of talented local artists, and, of course, Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

 

Head North

For the romance of wide open spaces, try the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You’ll find plenty of picturesque charm in Wensleydale, from the homely charm of the town of Hawes to the breathtaking ruins of Bolton Castle and the stunning natural beauty of Aysgarth Falls.

Further north, and the lochs of Scotland provide more romantic scenery. Stay on the shores of Loch Lomond in a lodge and take in the natural beauty of this immense expanse of water.

This is great walking country, ideal for couples, with short routes such as the Millennium Forest Trail, and more challenging excursions like the Great Trossachs Forest Path.

Cycling’s another good way to get the best out of your surroundings here. There are beaches and forests along the cycle route that covers the banks of Loch Eck Loop; and spectacular views when your take the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path.

 

Plan Your Stay
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