Romantic cottages for two

If you’re planning a romantic break for Valentine’s Day, or want to whisk your loved one away for a birthday or anniversary, our cottages have everything you need for an extra special getaway just for two.

From gate houses to castle watch towers, pretty cottages to cosy bothies and coastal retreats to estate lodges, you’ll find our holiday cottages full of character and charm and surrounded by beautiful views.

We’ve picked some of the best places to stay across England, Wales and Northern Ireland below and you can also search for more romantic cottages for two. Every booking supports our work looking after special places for everyone to enjoy.

    Cromer Lodge, Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

    Part of the former Gate Lodge, the Grade II listed Cromer Lodge has the grandeur of the 17th century Felbrigg Hall in miniature with towering chimneys and a large bay window. Ideal for country lovers, the rolling landscape of the park is on the doorstep while the sandy beaches of West Runton and Cromer are less than a 10 minute drive away.

    Monk’s House Garden Studio, East Sussex

    For those interested in literary history, Monk’s House Garden Studio in the garden of Virginia Woolf’s former country retreat is not to be missed. The pretty studio makes the ideal base for exploring the countryside and coastal views of the South Downs or nearby Alfriston Clergy House, the first ever building to come into our care.

    The Old Coastguard Station, North Yorkshire

    Perched right on the sea wall in the picturesque seventeenth century fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby, this second floor apartment (above a visitors’ centre) has the feel of an upturned ship with sloping ceilings. Enjoy the stunning sea views, strolls along the Yorkshire Coast and fish suppers just for two.

    Pontbrenmydyr, Aberaeron, Ceredigion

    This early 17th century cottage is made from clom (a mixture of mud and fibrous material), stone and thatch. One for the eco-conscious, the heating and hot water are supplied by a biomass wood pellet boiler and solar panels. Located in the beautiful Aeron Valley, the cottage lies on the edge of the Llanerchaeron estate just a few miles inland from the Ceredigion Coast.

    Rowthorne Lodge, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

    Located on the edge of the Hardwick Hall estate this former gate house provides cosy but stylish accommodation for two, with the opportunity to explore the beautiful gardens, orchards and wider estate after hours. The Hall, once lived in by the notable Bess of Hardwick, isn’t to be missed either. Further afield the Peak District offers unlimited walking and scenic views.

    Rose Cottage, Florence Court, County Fermanagh

    This pretty cottage within the walled garden at Florence Court is the ideal hideaway. The estate’s extensive grounds, set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests, offer plenty of opportunities for exploring while the 18th century house is an architectural delight. Guests staying at Rose Cottage receive complimentary half day boat hire on Lough Erne at nearby Crom.

    Sand Wath, Acorn Bank, Cumbria

    Approached through sweeping parkland which guests can enjoy after hours, Sand Wath offers couples the chance to stay in the west wing of Acorn House, a Grade I listed mansion. A beautiful and spacious apartment boasting original features and antiques, Sand Wath commands views over the grounds from large sash windows complete with window seats.

    The Water Tower, Trelissick, Cornwall

    The Water Tower is a real fairy tale hideaway with a conical roof and circular rooms linked by a spiral staircase. The accommodation is laid out to make the most of views over the Trelissick estate with the kitchen at the top, a sitting room below and a double bedroom on the first floor. The bathroom is on the ground floor and is accessed by a separate outside door.

    The Watch Tower, Compton Castle, Devon

    Built into the curtain wall of Compton Castle, The Watch Tower is a fascinating building full of historical character. Entered through a large wooden door and with rooms arranged over three floors connected by steep and narrow stairs, the Watch Tower has been carefully converted into a comfortable retreat.

    Peel Bothy, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

    Surrounded by the rugged charm of the rolling Northumberland countryside near to Hadrian’s Wall, this cosy one-storey cottage dates from the 1850s. The building was once used as a walker’s bothy and today it has a simple but homely appeal with exposed beams, cream décor and a warming wood burning stove. A plaque above the door records its reopening by the late Queen Mother.