Luxury Romantic Cottages for Couples: A Few of Our Favourites
Luxury holiday cottages for couples in the UK aren’t always easy to find, since properties tend to be geared towards families and groups. But we appreciate couples’ need to get away from it all and relax in style, which is why we have handpicked a selection of beautifully presented one-bedroom holiday cottages across the UK. The following list includes a few of our favourite holiday cottages for couples, each with their own luxuries – from a balcony overlooking an Italian garden to a wood-fired hot tub on a secret beach.
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Luxury holiday cottage for couples in Sidmouth with a royal past
Formerly part of a Regency House for the Duke and Duchess of St Albans, Cherry Tree Cottage has a sunny patio looking out onto the award-winning gardens at Littlecourt. This cosy cottage is located on the South Devon coast, famous for its mild weather and stunning beaches.
Sailing and swimming are a joy in the area’s estuaries and bays, while walking on the South West Coast Path offers breathtaking views across the ocean.
The beaches around Sidmouth are also popular for fossil-hunting – a unique way to while away an afternoon during your romantic break by the sea.
Loch an Eileen Cottage, Aviemore, Scotland
Beautifully converted Lochside cottage for couples in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park
Surrounded by misty mountains and wild forests, this secluded Highlands holiday cottage sits on the banks of a peaceful loch frequented by red squirrels, deer and eagles.
After a day exploring the park’s inspiring landscapes, relax by the wood-burner, turn on the underfloor heating and enjoy a meal in the open-plan living room, which has been beautifully designed to create a sense of tranquillity.
The Beach Hut, Devon
Romantic holiday cottage with its own private beach, at the end of a steep cliff path
A more romantic setting than The Beach Hut would be hard to imagine. Nestled beneath towering cliffs with uninterrupted views across the ocean, it’s the perfect place to relax on the beach and watch the sun set on the horizon with a bottle of wine.
There’s no electricity, so lighting is provided by windup lanterns and there’s a wood-burner for cooler evenings.
You will even have your own wood-fired hot tub – the perfect way to end the day. The Beach Hut is near Newton Ferrers, on the South Devon coast.
Nutmeg Cottage, Norfolk
Five-star converted barn by the River Ure, in Wroxham
Known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads, the pretty village of Wroxham is surrounded by gentle waterways overlooked by old windmills. Wander along the river or rent a boat for the day before unwinding in this cosy cottage on 50 acres of secluded grounds.
If you fancy an evening meal, stroll into the village centre, where you will find some of the region’s best restaurants. We highly recommend the Station Smokehouse, River Kitchen or Old Mill.
Blue Moon, St Ives
Sumptuously decorated one-bedroom holiday cottage in St Ives
St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most captivating towns with white-sand beaches and a maze of narrow lanes packed with art galleries and great places to eat and drink. Blue Moon is a stroll away from it all, with unique interiors combining rustic features and sleek, modern furnishings.
Split between two levels, this holiday cottage for couples has underfloor heating, a luxurious en-suite double bedroom and a Chesterfield sofa in the lounge.
The Folly, Northumberland
Fairy-tale cottage for couples in the sleepy village of Alnwick
With its private balcony overlooking an Italian garden, this unique three-storey cottage is perfect for an unforgettable romantic break.
A stone’s throw from The Folly, the Northumberland coast is home to deserted sandy beaches and rocky coves, while woodland trails and ancient ruins can be discovered in the rolling countryside around the village.