Romantic Escapes in the UK
Clichéd as it may be, Valentines Day does give couples an excuse to escape the humdrum. ‘Romantic’ also means idealistic so whilst we may not want to live in a cottage in the countryside all the time, a cosy weekend away may be just enough to keep fantasy, and passion, alive for another year. And who says you have to be young to enjoy a romantic break? Enjoy a weekend with just you and your partner at any age and define your own approach to romanticism!
Time-pressed couples will find inspiring properties from rural retreats to city pads and seaside getaways on www.myfavouriteholidaycottages.co.uk . There's even a special section entirely devoted to holiday cottages for couples.
Water features are a popular destination, whether for watersports, or the appeal of being lulled to sleep by a babbling brook. Indulge in far-reaching lakeside views across Windermere at Lakewatch Sanctuary in Cumbria or a private hot tub under the stars at The Lodge in North Norfolk and forget about the water rates. And talking of water, check out The Boat of Cluny, a beautiful waterside rural retreat for two on the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire.
Romantic breaks are just as memorable out of season as they are in high summer. More so perhaps, as by then, you can have beaches and scenic country walks pretty much all to yourselves.
Saunter through bluebell carpeted woodland when staying at The Folly, a streamside cottage in the North Devon countryside, or the beautifully named Lower Clunkermoor Cottage near Totnes in the South of Devon. Hillwalking couples will enjoy a stay at Derby Cottage and enjoy long moorland walks in the wilds of Peak District. All too much effort? You'll find a lovely coastal bolthole for two at The Langley-Tarne, a cosy 1-bedroom seaside cottage in the heart of Mousehole, a tiny, picturesque fishing village in West Cornwall. If you really want to get away from it all, then search for a cottage for two in a remote location. Here you'll find little gems such as Sylvana in the wilds of Mid Wales where the only break in the silence come from bird song and the breeze
All the 2-bedroom cottages above are available via the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Select romantic holiday cottages for 2 people and a list of suggestions will appear. One further click on a property's page links directly to the cottage owners’ own website.
“An owner’s website is more personal and will reveal the character of the cottage,” advises MD Rick Bond. “We know from our own experience how we book holidays therefore all properties on our website contain a link to that property's website. It not only gives people much more information than can be crammed into an advert, but it also gives people the chance to book it online and save money without paying any booking fees or commission charges”.