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.

Time-pressed couples will find inspiring properties from rural retreats to city pads and seaside getaways on . This simple to use website is the only UK self-catering holiday property website to focus on promoting owners own websites.

4-poster beds are not very practical (all those extra curtains) but combined with open beams, wooden floors and stone walls, what’s not to like. Try Kath's Cottage, a coastal cottage in Norfolk or Rye or Ivy Cottage in North Devon for all of the above and more.

Water features are a luxury in these recession-hit times, but indulge in a sauna suite at Chapel Beck or a private hot tub under the stars at Raven Howe, both in Cumbria and forget about the water rates. Old buildings cost far too much to heat, but that’s not a consideration when soaking up the weekend atmosphere in the beautiful Grade 11 listed thatch cottage Little Owl on the edge of Exmoor.

Romantic bedroom at Little Owl Cottage, Knowstone in Devon

Winter walks on the beach are not the same when it takes hours to reach the coast. Saunter along the Solway shore just minutes from cosy Bendale Cottage in the Lake District, or stay at Derby Cottage and enjoy long country walks in the peak District. All too much effort? You'll find a lovely cosastal bolthole for two at The Langley-Tarne, a cosy  cottage in the heart of Mousehole, a tiny fishing village in West Cornwall. 

All the 2-bedroom cottages above are available via My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Select romantic holiday cottages for 2 people and a list of suggestions will appear. One further click 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 My Favourite Holiday Cottages only include properties with their own website.”

Ends. November 2010.