Love is in the Air! Our Top Romantic Places to Stay

7 February 2020

This one’s for all you love birds out there! Inspired by the giddy romance that St. Valentine’s Day brings each year, we’ve brought together some of our favourite couples’ retreats, just for you.

Think roaring fireplaces to snuggle in front of, downy beds with crisp sheets (you may even be able to cover them with rose petals if you ask nicely enough!) and indulgent, freestanding bathtubs for two.

Better still, these beautiful boltholes can be enjoyed at just about any time of the year… because why should romance be confined to just one measly day in February?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Orchardleigh Boat House | Somerset

Belford Folly

Belford, Northumberland
A fairy-tale folly in the grounds of a historic mansion house, Belford Folly offers an exquisite retreat for couples in the heart of Northumberland. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£420 (3 nights weekend)

Vedetta Lodges

Scarlino, Tuscany
Five-star, dog-friendly glamping in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, complete with a warm Italian welcome!
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2-4 per lodge
£123 / night

DDG Retreat

Casares, Andalucia
The ultimate in unique Andalusian luxury; a peacefully private glamping haven featuring the world's most opulent tents.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£149 pp

Cartshed Cottages

Sharrington, Norfolk
Experience a stylish set of barn conversions, ideal for exploring the unique beauty of North Norfolk.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cottage
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per cottage
£600 (3 nights in Salt/Seal)

Kagga Kamma

Cederberg, Western Cape
Escape the din of city life, in a culture-rich South African nature reserve and spa surrounded by vast, unspoilt wilderness.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 2 (+2)
£134 / night

Cabin on the Lake

Machynlleth, Powys
An idyllic off-grid haven on a secluded farm in the Welsh hills, where nature, comfort, and a wood-fired hot tub await!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£98 / night

The Meadow Glamping

Broughton, Hampshire
An authentic glamping  retreat with three quirky bohemian retreats, restyled for luxurious off-grid comfort in the Hampshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£210 (2nts; Billy's)

The Observatory at Frieda and the Moon

Lanreath, Cornwall
A uniquely romantic, ‘wow-factor'-packed celebration of the universe in an off-grid Cornish hideaway.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£95 / night


Salcombe, Devon
A dreamily romantic, grown-ups-only glamping boat, moored in South Devon's idyllic Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£129 / night

Orchardleigh Boat House

Frome, Somserset
A tranquil and romantic dog-friendly hot tub retreat for two, nestled on the edge of a sparkling lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£170 / night

The Charcoal Hut

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Fall headlong in love with the Welsh countryside, in a peaceful, detail-oriented hut that's been lovingly crafted for you to unwind.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£100 /night


Scandi Noir in its most unique and luxurious form - a private, soul-enriching Danish retreat set in a former coal crane.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£1,069 / night


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