If you’re planning a romantic holiday or weekend break, you’ll need a suitable cosy cottage for two. Whether you're celebrating a memorable anniversary, Valentines weekend, a special birthday or just want to spend some extra special time together!
Our team at Staycation Holidays have handpicked five magical romantic cottages to whisk your loved one away to. From traditional boltholes deep in the countryside to luxury retreats with lavish extras like four-poster beds.
Where: Upton Cressett, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Details: This historic and romantic Gatehouse is a luxurious hideaway for loved-up couples. A lie-in is the order of the day in the beautiful beamed Prince Rupert Suite, also home to a 17th century four poster canopy bed and free-standing claw bath under a vaulted ceiling. Completely secluded and approached via a winding narrow country lane, this retreat succeeds in being both grand and exceptionally comfortable. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the hunting lodge style dining room, or venture out to The Halfway House Inn, a charming gastro-pub only 10 minutes’ drive. An ideal place to explore Shropshire, within four and a half miles of historic Bridgnorth and four miles of the pretty market town of Much Wenlock. There is plenty to keep you busy locally with wonderful local walks, including the Cressett Circle walks and the Shropshire Way, half a mile distant.
Price: Seven nights from Saturday February 11 costs £921.
Sky Lark Cottage
Where: St Keyne, near Looe, Cornwall.
Details: This stylish loft cottage hideaway has oodles of charm with a wealth of original features and a cosy wood burner. It’s also perfect for romantic couples who want to bring their canine pal too! Sky Lark Cottage offers a relaxing break in the peace and tranquility of the south Cornish countryside. Just six miles from Looe, couples and their four-legged friend can explore the beautiful coastline and the historic fishing villages nearby. Looe & Polperro boast wonderful eateries for a romantic dinner for two – try Squid Ink in Looe for a taste of the region’s renowned seafood.
Price: Stay seven nights from Saturday February 11 for £325..
Where: near Chipping Norton, Cotswolds.
Details: This romantic self-catering hideaway gives you all the comforts of a boutique hotel with the added luxury of total privacy and lots of space. The charming retreat has a large open plan split-level living space with an open fire. The galleried bedroom is super-romantic with a luxurious four poster and an en suite bathroom. One of a cluster of 12 cottages which have been stylishly converted from the Victorian Stableyard and outbuildings of Bruern Abbey. The brilliant on-site facilities include a shared indoor pool, spa, and gym set amongst the beautifully landscaped gardens. For those that can tear themselves away, Bruern’s central location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds with scenic walks and some of the prettiest villages on the doorstep. Treat your loved one to one of the award winning pub/restaurants just a few minutes’ drive away. Try The Wild Rabbit in Kingham, The Wychwood Inn at Shipton-under-Wychwood, or The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote.
Price: You can book any arrival date you want and any length of stay you want, even single night bookings. Five nights from Sunday February 12 costs £731.
Where: St Keyne, near Looe, Cornwall.
Details: You could hide away for days in this charming single storey detached barn surrounded by fields in a secluded, tranquil valley. The cosy retreat has a wood burning stove and a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up a romantic feast. Work up an appetite walking along the superb coastal paths, or whisper sweet nothings to each other on the windswept sands at Looe a short drive away. Stop off for a pasty worth queuing for at Sarah’s Pasty Shop along the way. The region has it’s fair share of award-winning chefs and first class restaurants which are definitely not all about fish – The Moonlight in Looe offers fantastic Indian food, perfect for those cold wintry off season nights!
Price: Stay seven nights from Saturday February 11 for £279.