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Luxurious Holiday Retreats for Romantic Couples

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Published 06/10/2022 Luxurious Holiday Retreats for Romantic Couples


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!  

Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris

Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design. At Sound of Harris, it really is possible to have it all... Deluxe self-catering accommodation. Stunning architecture blending tradition and innovation. Incredible mid-century interior design, celebrating the ‘best of British'. A commitment to…

Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights

Be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall. The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on…

The Seed Store

The Seed Store

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. If you love a traditional countryside break that's also infused with plenty of up-to-the-minute style, you'll find The Seed Store is the perfect blend of past with design-led present. The former seed store, a period building that…

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

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. Fallen Angel, overlooking the sparkling sea and privately secluded in the heart of Mousehole, Cornwall, is the perfect place to spend a romantic break... completely undisturbed in the lap of designer luxury.  The story of…

Knoydart Hide

Knoydart Hide

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. If you want to give your romantic getaway the upgrade it deserves, arranging a stay at the Award-winning honeymoon hideaway, as featured in C4’s "Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig" and 2022 Winner of "Best Self…

Black Moon

Black Moon

Indulge in windswept decadence and panoramic views of St Ives Bay from this richly romantic retreat by the sea. Lovers of luxury and romance will find this private retreat for two exceeds every last dream holiday expectation. Complete with opulent interiors and outstanding sea views - with the tide crashing romantically against the walls! - Black Moon is a holiday home primed for pure…

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

Pella Roca Spa Cabins

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. Pella Roca Spa Cabins features three luxurious spa cabins, perched atop stilts among the trees. Each one offers a perfect balance between artistic…

Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta

Award-winning rural luxury in a contemporary Portuguese country house hotel, where you will feel immediately at home. Winner of a 2017 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, Casa Modesta is an off-grid designer paradise, set in the wilderness of the Algarve's lush Ria Formosa National Park, surrounded by sweet-scented lemon trees and almond orchards. Welcome and warmth is imbued…

Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS

Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS

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. Amsterdam The Crane by YAYS can be found on KNSM Island in the eastern point of this most famous Dutch city - a district still undiscovered by most tourists, but a newly emerging creative hub in high demand…

TreeHouse Villas

TreeHouse Villas

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. Located on the northern tip of Koh Yao Noi (‘Little Long Island'), TreeHouse Villas invites you to enjoy lush surroundings, a beachside location and stunning sea views - all the while living a life of luxury in its…

DDG Retreat

DDG Retreat

The ultimate in unique Andalusian luxury; a peacefully private glamping haven featuring the world's most opulent tents. Featured in The Times as one of the UK and Europe's top 20 glamping retreats, and more recently described by The Telegraph as Europe's 'best retreat', DDG Retreat invites you to take everything you know about glamping holidays...and apply a seriously luxurious upgrade.…

Sandat Glamping Tents

Sandat Glamping Tents

Experience the heady spirit of Bali, in a luxurious paradise camp set in the heart of the island's cultural centre. Close your eyes and imagine paradise on Earth...and you will most likely imagine Sandat, an Italian-inspired Balinese ‘glamour camp' set enticingly close to Ubud, the island's thriving cultural centre. Bali is often referred to as the "island of the Gods", and indeed,…

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

Sacromonte Landscape Hotel

An architect-designed hotel and winery sustainably blended within a vast stretch of valley grassland in Uruguay. Designed by renowned South American architects MAPA, Sacromonte Landscape Hotel is a haven for lovers of exceptional wine, exceptional comfort, and exceptional scenery alike. Beautifully secluded within a 250-acre stretch of vineyard-dotted valley and wild mountain range in…

The Hideaway

The Hideaway

A sleek and sumptuous 19th century barn conversion, set on a private organic farm surrounded by Somerset countryside. Perfectly nestled on the private, family-owned Fords Croft Farm, you'll find The Hideaway secluded amongst acre after acre of soothing fields and enchanting woodland. Not only are you completely surrounded by gorgeous green views, but the farm is also home to ‘Castle…

Sunridge Cubes

Sunridge Cubes

High-end, futuristic retreats with private hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst four acres of idyllic, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside. Privately nestled amongst acre after soothing green acre of vibrant, tree-dotted Devon countryside, Sunridge Cubes offer far more than the average glamping break. First up is the Cubes' dreamy South Hams location, which is an ideal base for exploring local…

Balbinny Brochs

Balbinny Brochs

A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views. Beautifully nestled on a family farm in the heart of rural Angus, you'll find Balbinny perfectly located between the sleepy Scottish market towns of Forfar and Brechin.  Featuring generous, sustainable on-site facilities (fitness suite, pool and spa…

Kingfisher's Nest

Kingfisher's Nest

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.Based at Chalkney Water Meadows, close to the historic Essex market town of Colchester, Browning Bros. enjoy a well-earned reputation for crafting deliciously quirky and uniquely memorable holiday experiences. Kingfishers' Nest is their latest cabin creation. A…

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Luxurious, welcoming retreats with wildflower rooftops and coastal views across Bude, set on a friendly farm holiday park. Set on a green Cornish hillside, amongst 100 acres of gently rolling farmland, and with gorgeous views across the shimmering North Cornwall coast, you'll find Wooda Farm Holiday Park bursting with family and dog-friendly facilities... ...which means not only that everybody's…

LV14 SULA Lightship

LV14 SULA Lightship

Enjoy a unique and scenic adult-only stay aboard a historic British Lightship, beautifully restored and enchantingly moored in the Gloucester Docks. LV14 SULA is a charmingly characterful vessel, with a wealth of fascinating tales to tell and a very unique USP - she is the only Lightship in the UK on which you can stay aboard!Described by the BBC as a "local celebrity of the Gloucester Docks",…

Demeter Cave House

Demeter Cave House

A dreamily luxurious cave house with a romantic roof terrace and hot tub, blissfully secluded in a beautiful, unspoilt Santorini village. One of the most beautiful and visually iconic Greek islands, Santorini is a picture-perfect dream for travellers all over the world. Yet a mere five-minute drive from Santorini's famous, bustling caldera lies the charming village of Pyrgos. Relatively…

The Laundry Retreat

The Laundry Retreat

Luxury log-cabin-style hideaways, surrounded by breath-taking gardens on a historic Grade II-listed property in North Wales. In a true labour of love, friendly owners Tom and Jenny have spent years designing and developing the beautiful gardens on the grounds of their 18th century home, which was once the laundry and dairy to Llanrhaeadr Hall. And if you're in need of some well-deserved rest and…

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

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.     Peacefully nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, the award-winning Beacon Hill Farm comprises sumptuous accommodation amongst 360 glorious acres of unspoilt rural heaven.  …

The Pole House

The Pole House

A wow-factor Australian icon, architecturally renovated and suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach for a view-filled holiday quite unlike any other.Originally built by Frank Dixon back in 1978, The Pole House is one of the most photographed places on Australia's Great Ocean Road - and with good reason!Dramatically suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, and newly renovated by a master…

Miluna

Miluna

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.Boasting the amenities and comfort of a five-star hotel, Miluna occupies a dreamlike location in Hormigos, a small, sparsely populated town in Spain's Castilla la Mancha region that's moments from the historic city of…

LoftCube

LoftCube

Stay inside a sci-fi-style designer glass cube with luxury interiors and panoramic views of Graz, from the top of a quirky hotel that's close to the city centre.The highest room at The Daniel, a quirky hotel in the southern Austrian city of Graz, LoftCube is an Instagrammer's dream!Positioned on the hotel's roof, you'll feel as though you're sleeping amongst the stars in your gorgeous glass cube,…

The Captain's Cabin

The Captain's Cabin

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. One of Scotland's most blissfully remote locations, Drimnin lies on the north-eastern shore of the Sound of Mull, opposite the Isle of Mull's quaint capital, Tobermory. A pure Highlands setting that thrives with nature, it's…

Owl Box

Owl Box

A sumptuous, adults-only treehouse with an al fresco bath tub and use of a rowing boat from your own private mooring platform, all secluded around a shimmering lake on the edge of a historic Lincolnshire village.   Well known for its beauty and heritage, the characterful Lincolnshire village of Woodhall Spa is an ideal setting to spirit your loved one away for a romantic break. It's…

Abeille Maison Glamping

Abeille Maison Glamping

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. Croatia's most celebrated destination, the dreamy, sun-soaked island of Brac, is home to the world-famous Zlatni rat beach - otherwise known as the ‘Golden Horn' due to its beautiful shape. It's…

Nymetwood Treehouses

Nymetwood Treehouses

Sumptuous Scandi-inspired hideaways with al fresco copper bathtubs, secluded amongst acres of Devon woodland, meadow, and apple orchard, with idyllic views over Dartmoor. It's hard to imagine a more magical place to escape into nature than Nymetwood Treehouses. Set amongst 20 blissful, wildlife-steeped acres of Devon meadow and woodland, with babbling streams, lush meadows, and whispering apple…

Loch Venachar Lodges

Loch Venachar Lodges

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. Extending from Callander to Brig o'Turk, the pristine, shimmering Loch Venachar is beautifully positioned in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park... a haven for lovers of nature at its most breath-taking. Nestled…

Canon Cave

Canon Cave

A beautiful basement bolthole-for-two, rich in history and heavenly hand-crafted luxury, set in the beating heart of Edinburgh yet with a blissful sense of romantic seclusion. Once a humble storeroom for gunpowder and candles, Canon Cave is a captivating retreat for a romantic couple looking to ‘get away from it all'... yet with all the unique delights of Edinburgh in easy reach.…

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village. Gloriously secluded by a quiet country lane in Llandyssil, a quaint village close to the Shropshire border, Plas Robin Rural Retreats comprise three stunning, contemporary lodges that each sleep 4 or 6 guests in rural comfort. Set amongst 35…

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