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 hundreds of inspiring properties via stylish website www.myfavouriteholidaycottages.co.uk . This simple to use website is the only UK self-catering holiday property website to focus on promoting owners own websites.

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 Wheal Jane in Truro 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 Rooky’s Nook, perfectly situated for walks between Tintagel and Port Isaac in the Cornish countryside. All too much effort? See the sea without moving from the king-size bed at Calais View Cottage in Kent.

All the 2-bedroom cottages above are available via My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Select romantic breaks 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.

Note to editors: My Favourite Holiday Cottages was set up by Rick Bond and Harry Roberts, featuring beautiful holiday cottages throughout the UK. As the directors are both holiday home bookers and owners, the company also offer a complete marketing package for property owners providing bespoke website designs, marketing and advertising services exclusively for time-strapped individual holiday property owners at My Holiday Marketing (www.myholidaymarketing.co.uk)