Romantic cottages for two
If you’re after some Valentine’s Day inspiration, then look no further.
From the south wing of a country house in Worcestershire, to a renovated shepherd’s hut in Cornwall, we have hundreds of romantic retreats to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Packed with feel-good appeal, every single holiday cottage booking supports our work as a charity looking after special places, for ever, for everyone.
Here’s our pick of some of the best places to whisk your loved one away to this February.
Thankfully there are no shepherding duties when you check into Skipper’s Cabin, a renovated traditional stone shepherd’s hut in an enviable position at the head of a secluded valley running down to Porth Mear cove. Porthcothan’s sandy beach is just a mile away, making this the perfect base for coastal walks.
With its virtually unaltered interior, Tan y Bwlch is an iconic Grade II Listed Penllyn crog loft cottage. As well as traditional features such as an inglenook fireplace, slate, tile and wooden floors and original beams it has been furnished in keeping with the period. Situated on the slopes of Mynydd Rhiw, on the Plas yn Rhiw Estate, the cottage has one of the most sought after locations on Llyn Peninsula, with stunning views over Porth Neigwl.
This is one for those who like their hideaways with a touch of the fairytale about them. Resembling the legendary tower of Rapunzel, this topsy-turvy tower in Trelissick, has a circular room on each floor linked by a spiral staircase with the kitchen at the top, a sitting room below, and a double bedroom on the first floor. Unusually, the bathroom is on the ground floor and is accessed by a separate outside door.
This cosy red-brick cottage is part of the former Gate Lodge to Felbrigg Hall. Grade II listed with towering chimneys and a large bay window it’s like a mini version of the 17th century Hall. With easy access to the park and woodland walks on the doorstep, this is the perfect getaway for country lovers. What's more the sandy beaches of West Runton and Cromer are fewer than 10 minutes drive away.
Play at being lord and lady of the manor in an elegant William and Mary style apartment, on the second floor of this red-brick country manor. White-washed walls, exposed beams and far reaching views of the beautiful parkland make this a dreamy retreat. Guests will also get the grounds of Hanbury Hall to themselves after the gates are closed to the public.
This delightful thatched cottage stands in a convenient location just off Steyning's bustling High Street. It has an unusual and intriguing cat-slide thatched roof and inside is full of character with low ceilings and doorways to catch out the unwary.
Located in the Old Farmyard courtyard at the heart of the Crom Estate this cottage has one large, lovely sunlit bedroom and a cosy sitting room with an open log fire. On the doorstep are Crom's 2000 acres of waterways, woodland, parkland and historic buildings, all ready to be explored.
Set on the banks of the Thames next to Buscot Weir and Lock, enjoy exploring the sleepy villages and historic market towns of the Cotswolds from this stone-built cottage. Snuggle up in front of the open fire and enjoy breakfast overlooking the river and weir.
Situated in the grounds of the World Heritage site Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, this19th century stone cottage is full of character with vaulted ceilings, a galleried double bedroom and wood-burning stove. Guests can enjoy discovering the12th century abbey ruins and the Georgian Water Garden after hours, without the crowds.
This pretty cottage has the idyllic setting in the walled garden of the Florence Court Estate. The estates classical 18th century house is set in extensive grounds, with glorious walks and a dramatic backdrop of mountains and forests.