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Luxurious Holiday Retreats for Romantic Couples

6 October 2022

Newsflash: you don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to plan a romantic escape with a pinch of luxury.

Any time is a good time to celebrate your love by retreating to a magnificent private hideaway, just the two of you.

(If it happens to come with high end touches such as underfloor heating, extra-downy bedding, high-spec kitchens, or even a stargazing hot tub, so much the better!)

The very best high-end romantic retreats feel blissfully far away from this super-fast-paced world of ours… so that the two of you, and the here and now, are all that seem to exist.

Some may even offer a few additional extras to help both relaxation and reconnection nicely along. Red rose petals in a copper roll-top bath tub and Prosecco on ice, anyone?

And while many getaways involve a full itinerary of bustling day trips and hectic sightseeing tours, with couples’ retreats it’s often the interior that shines the brightest.

Why? When all you’re doing is pouring another glass of wine and setting your phones to ‘Do Not Disturb’, it’s only right that you’re surrounded by luxury of the highest order.

Each one of these dreamy hideaways is rich in all that makes a romantic escape so special. So much so, that we challenge you to reach the end of the list and not feel tempted to snap one up right this minute!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Plas Robin Rural Retreats | Powys, Wales

Sound of Harris

Isle of Harris, Scotland
Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design.
Bedrooms: 1 per property
Sleeps: 2 per property
From
£580/3 nights

Harbour Lights

Charlestown, Cornwall, England
Be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£250 / night

The Seed Store

Peasenhall, Suffolk, England
Plant yourselves in this award-winning Suffolk holiday cottage for two, and grow plenty of romance in a contemporary living space set in rural luxury.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£423 / week

Fallen Angel

Mousehole, Cornwall, England
Leave the rest of the world far behind in a heavenly hideaway for two, architect-designed for luxury and sumptuously secluded on the Cornish coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£280 / night

Knoydart Hide

Inverie, The Highlands, Scotland
Take romantic luxury to new heights with an award-winning hideaway for two with hot tub and sauna, built for indulgence and blissfully secluded in the Scottish Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

Labastide-de-Penne, Midi-Pyrenees, France
If you have ever wished for a treetop escape with all the indulgence of an exclusive spa, that's exactly what you'll find at Pella Roca Spa Cabins - an incredible treehouse spa retreat in beautiful southwest France between Toulouse and Bordeaux.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£179 / night

Casa Modesta

Quatrim do sul, Algarve, Portugal
Award-winning rural luxury in a contemporary Portuguese country house hotel, where you will feel immediately at home.
Bedrooms: 9 suites
Sleeps: 2 or 3 per suite
From
£120 / night

Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Experience a taste of the high life in an iconic, refurbished crane offering luxurious living, an outstanding location and unbeatable views across Amsterdam East, North and the IJ-River.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£265 / night

TreeHouse Villas

Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga, Thailand
One of Thailand's best kept secrets, TreeHouse Villas is a true island paradise. Escape to nature on an unspoiled island and savour every second of this astounding accommodation.
Bedrooms: 1 per villa
Sleeps: 2 per villa
From
£335 / night

DDG Retreat

Casares, Andalucia, Spain
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
From
£149 pp

Sandat Glamping Tents

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Experience the heady spirit of Bali, in a luxurious paradise camp set in the heart of the island's cultural centre.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 4/5 per unit
From
£171 / night

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

Sacromonte, Maldonado, Uruguay
An architect-designed hotel and winery sustainably blended within a vast stretch of valley grassland in Uruguay.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps:
From
£395/ night

The Hideaway

Crewkerne, Somerset, England
A sleek and sumptuous 19th century barn conversion with private hot tub, set on a private organic farm surrounded by Somerset countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 / night

Sunridge Cubes

Yealmpton, Devon, England
High-end, futuristic retreats with private hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst four acres of idyllic, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 per cube
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£250 / night

Balbinny Brochs

Balbinny, Dundee, Scotland
A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views.
Bedrooms: 2 per broch
Sleeps: 4 per broch
From
£248 / night

Kingfisher's Nest

Great Tay, Colchester, Essex, England
A hand-crafted hot tub retreat for two, secluded along a country track on the edge of a shimmering lake in the heart of Essex countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£220 / night

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Bude, Cornwall, England
Luxurious, welcoming retreats with wildflower rooftops and coastal views across Bude, set on a friendly farm holiday park.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
From
£278 (3 nts midweek)

LV14 SULA Lightship

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Escape to the water and enjoy a unique and scenic adult-only stay aboard a historic British Lightship, beautifully restored and enchantingly moored in the Gloucester Docks, in the Cotswolds.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£166 night

Demeter Cave House

Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

The Laundry Retreat

Llanrhaeadr, Denbighshire, Wales
Luxury log-cabin-style hideaways, surrounded by breath-taking gardens on a historic Grade II-listed property in North Wales.
Bedrooms: 1 per roundhouse
Sleeps: 2 per roundhouse
From
£145 / night

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

Morpeth, Northumberland, England
A sleek, stylish and contemporary retreat set on an award-winning farmland estate, with unspoilt Northumberland country views and an indulgent spa just an amble away.  
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£825 -3nts w/e

Miluna

Hormigos, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Savour a star-sprinkled dream in nature, from the comfort of your own private ‘moon' set amongst wide open Spanish countryside, mere moments from the World Heritage city of Toledo.
Bedrooms: 1 per 'moon'
Sleeps: 2 per 'moon'
From
£237 / night

The Captain's Cabin

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
An elliptical, architect-designed retreat, rich in nautical style and elevated on the entire flat roof of an old chapel to showcase magnificent views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Abeille Maison Glamping

Bol, Brac, Croatia
A sumptuous and sustainable glamping haven with a fine-dining restaurant, cocktail bar, and luxury tents with private pools, breath-takingly set just above Croatia's world-famous ‘Golden Horn' beach.
Bedrooms: 1-2 bedroom tents
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£397 / night

Nymetwood Treehouses

Crediton, Devon, England
Sumptuous Scandi-inspired hideaways with al fresco copper bathtubs, secluded amongst acres of Devon woodland, meadow, and apple orchard, with idyllic views over Dartmoor.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
From
£250 / night

Loch Venachar Lodges

Nr Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
From
£240 / night (Coorie)

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Montgomery, Powys, Wales
Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
From
£350/night

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