Romantic Cottages in the UK and Ireland

romantic cottagesLooking for a romantic cottage for a break with your loved one this year?  Country Cottages Online feature some of the best romantic cottages and a fantastic choice.  Staying in a romantic retreat can make a break away really special.  Whether for you the right ambience is made by there being an open fire, or a four poster bed is a matter of personal choice.  Or perhaps your ideal is a cottage with a hot tub or a secluded retreat for two.  Whatever your ideal, trust us, having a bottle of wine and perhaps some chocolates and roses to share with your loved one at your special love nest, never goes amiss.   

To find romantic cottages for a loved up break away choose from:

Many people book cottages for Valentine's breaks or other special occasions such as anniversaries or honeymoons.  Romantic breaks can be a great choice though at any time of year.  There are lots of romantic cottages with features conducive to romance throughout the UK and Ireland to choose from.  For the full selection from Country Cottages Online, use the links below.  If you only have a few days for your getaway, take a look at these cottages for two for romantic short breaks.  If you need some inspiration or ideas scroll down the page for a selection of good quality cottages to rent for a romantic break. 

   

If you are thinking of finding somewhere with a couple of features that will give you the right environment for a perfect romantic escape, then you may like to try the following:

There are times when although the two of you can't just get away from it all on your own, you still want a special place where you can share special moments together.  See the below properties for cottages for more than just two when you still want a relaxing setting or ambience.

 

Finding the best Romantic Cottage for a self-catering break


Romantic CottagesRomance is not an easy quantity to define nor commonly found in this day and age. Romance isn't reserved for once a year on valentine's day and you can be loving and enjoy special cottage breaks at any time of year.  One could say that romance is a cocktail of strong feelings for another person which includes concern, affection, tenderness and sexual desire.

A person in love feels sensations on a heightened plane.  It is indeed a state to be envied. The accommodation for a romantic break is only part of the whole experience and  careful preparation will do much to make it entirely magical.  Do your research, find out what your partner likes and would appreciate.  Once you have this information, plan your trip down to the last detail so that you have everything you need. Remember to switch off any mobile phones to prevent intrusions from the outside world that might break the spell.

People find different things make them feel amorous.  For some, a castle is their ideal for a romantic self catering break.  Whereas others may find a cosy cottage for two with a log burner or hot tub more inspiring.  Others still dream of a rural retreat away from it all.  Luxury accommodation can be particularly good for loved up cottage breaks but it does very much depend on personal tastes.  Whichever type of romantic self catering you opt for, it's important  that you both feel free and easy to enjoy your break to the maximum. 

There are some sure ways that help with creating a romantic mood.  These include candles or low level lighting which always help to create a good atmosphere for relighting your passion.  Flowers and rose petals are other favourites for creating the right atmosphere.  Other romantic aids include of course champagne and chocolates.

It used to be said that  men wanted just one thing, whereas women yearned for love. Today's young people are a different breed, exhibiting a high degree of role reversal with many a lass expecting to be bedded in a fashion according to her whims.  However, we all succumb to the same tricks of romance as generations before us. Nothing is as romantically intoxicating as a person who clearly demonstrates his passion and obsession.  To be loved is everything and opens doors to the soul.  Love expressed through thoughtful kindnesses, statements of affection, tender caresses, and love notes to the beloved, all contribute to the magic.

Booking a special break away to rekindle that passion is a perfect opportunity to treat that special someone in your life and show them that you care.

If you just adore cottages with beautiful furnishings and know that kind of property would appeal to your loved one, why not take a look at cottages with beautiful interiors?

Another romantic notion is to find self catering which is unusual.  Booking a romantic break somewhere a little out of the ordinary has the advantage of making a break away really memorable and feel really special.  Take a look at some unusual self catering for ideas of somewhere a little bit different for a romantic cottage getaway.

If you need some inspiration to find the right cottage for you, browse through the details of the romantic cottages below.

 

2 beautiful, comfortable and cosy romantic country cottages in the heart of England

 

Romantic breaks at Little Quebb cottagesThe two luxurious cottages are situated in an idyllic and quiet courtyard of a Grade 2 listed 15th century country farmhouse and will appeal to many for luxury breaks.  Bookings are welcome for full weekend but also weekend or mid week breaks making these cottages ideal for romantic short breaks.

These cottages have many original cottages such as exposed beams which many find appealing, yet have up to date facilities.  The cottages are centrally heated plus have lovely wood burning stoves.

These cottages are on a small farm with rare breed pigs and chickens.  It is possible to buy and enjoy the produce of the farm such as home grown vegetables whilst on a romantic break.  There are excellent walks nearby for those special moments and the cottages are located near to the Welsh Marches and Offas Dyke. 

One of the cottages is pet-friendly so that a dog is welcome. Please click on the cottage photograph to find out more .


Cottage near Langport in Somerset with a four poster bed and jacuzzi bath - perfect for a romantic break

 

romantic cottage in somerset

Dreaming of a romantic break in the beautiful Somerset Countryside.  If you are looking for a rural retreat where you can also bring your dog or even take your horse on holiday then do take a look. This cottage has a jacuzzi bath and a four poster bed, just lovely for  a romantic and relaxing cottage holiday or weekend break.

 


Enjoy a luxury romantic break in a secluded pine lodge in the Heart of England

  

luxury log cabins in a forest settingTreat yourself to a luxury romantic break at one of these log cabins, located in a beautiful location, on the edge of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire.

What could be better than romantic woodland walks through beautiful scenery on a 15 acre site.  Enjoy wildlife spotting and holding hands.  These lodges are located on an exclusive adult only site, which leads directly into the beautiful forest.  In April and early May you will find that these enchanting woods are carpeted with bluebells, just lovely.

And if all that isn't enough, then how about some complementary Champagne and Chocolates on your arrival. Adults only self-catering.

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Romantic character cottage in the Suffolk countryside - the Old Monkey - sleeps 2

romantic cottage

This one bedroom cottage exudes charm and warmth.  Beautifully located in the attractive Suffolk town of Hadleigh, this cottage has oodles of charm for a romantic break.  Stay in this historical cottage in this lovely historic location.  Hadleigh itself is also charming and a great setting for a break for two.

 Enjoy lovely walks straight into the countryside and The South Suffolk Cycle route runs pretty much from behind the house. Cycles are available for guests to use.

Absolutely wonderful for a romantic holiday. Spoil someone you love. Click on photograph for interior photographs and details of this charming cottage in Suffolk.

 


Luxury 5 star cottage in the Suffolk countryside - sleeps 2, perfect as a romantic getaway

 

Read Hall Cottage in Debenham Suffolk with hot tubThis charming cottage is a five star luxury dwelling located within the grounds of a moated medieval hall.  Enjoy a special cottage holiday in a tranquil, unspoilt setting, surrounded by acres and acres of open farmland and set back quite some distance from the road.

The cottage offers a high standard of accommodation and there is a discreetly placed hot tub on a screened private terrace for you to enjoy.  
cottage hot tub
Facilities include:
* Sleeps two cottage.
* Four poster bed
* Beautiful range cooker
* Corner bath, shower and separate toilet.
* Music system.
* Flat screen TV /DVD.
* Fire place with oak over mantle and cast iron stove
* Large private veranda.
* Luxury SPA/hot tub
* BBQ and garden furniture.

Extras for your romantic self-catering holiday:
* SPA robes provided
* Environmentally friendly soaps and bath bubbles etc. provided
* Milk, fruit juice, bread, butter, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and home-made cake on arrival.

On-line food ordering
A selection of locally sourced foods can be ordered in advance via the welcome pack  - perfect if you want to focus purely on relaxing and enjoying one another's company!

Please click on the photograph of 5 star luxury Read Hall Cottage in Suffolk, with own spa, for details of a romantic break for 2.

 


 


Find romance at Tigh an Uillt overlooking a loch in Scotland

 

romantic holiday

Tigh an Uillt is a comfortable, stylish cottage with a large open wood burning fire and picture windows which take advantage of its seafront position overlooking Loch Fyne, a picturesque west coast sea loch, and the hills beyond. From the garden you can hear the seabirds as they splash into the loch.

It is the perfect destination for the romantic "get away from it all" break, with the added advantage of being situated in a small peaceful village, within walking distance of an excellent country hotel with pub and restaurant and a well stocked village shop.

It has a comprehensively equipped kitchen and separate dining area for those who prefer to dine at home. There is also a selection of excellent restaurants and pubs within easy reach and a world famous farm and seafood shop which sells the best of Scottish local produce.

There is something for everyone. Superb mountain, loch and forest scenery. There are many interesting and scenic walks to suit every level of fitness. There is an abundance of wildlife. There are fairytale castles, magnificent mansions and glorious gardens to visit and several picturesque towns and villages within easy reach.

If you prefer the privacy of the cottage, the garden has its own small stream and superb views - The sunsets are spectacular. Alternatively you can just relax in front of a roaring fire and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

There is a choice of two comfortable bedrooms, one with king size bed and en suite shower room, the other has a super king bed and picture windows overlooking Loch Fyne with bathroom across the hall.

Click on the photograph of the loch to find out more about a romantic break in Scotland..


 

Luxury cottage in Northumberland with excellent facilities- luxury has its own appeal

 

sensual divine location with indoor poolThe stage may be set with candle light, sweet smelling oils and perfumes, fine wine, food and music.  If you have chosen your accommodation carefully, your bed will be large and comfortable with crisp, clean sheets. Consider the decor before you book, a touch of opulence adds to sensual  pleasures.   Indulge. Enjoy.  And may your romance last longer than your holiday.  A bedroom at Beaconhill Holiday Cottages is shown on the left.

There is a communal spa and pool at this location, lovely for a special anniversary treat. If you would like to be especially generous and book a romantic cottage with its own swimming pool, then these too are available.

 


 

Beechwood Holiday cottage, just for 2 in Norfolk

country cottage just for 2, romantic A cosy and secluded country cottage in rural Norfolk is available for long or short romantic breaks.  

Take gentle strolls through the countryside, rediscover moonlight without light pollution.

This pretty cottage sleeps just two and can be found at Beechwood Cottages.

Local beaches are never very far away in Norfolk.

 


 

romance of a higher class with aristocratic connections
Bruern Stable Holiday Cottages
in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire offer cottages for 2 with the ultimate in luxury.  

If you would really like to spoil and pamper your loved one then these are for you. A drawing room in Cope Cottage is shown on the left. These charming cottages are in the chocolate box perfect Cotswolds, a very good location for wooing.

 


 

romantic country cottage for loversA little further west, takes you to the lovely unspoiled countryside of the English/Welsh borders.  Here you will find Field Cottage (sleeps 2-5)  in Lyonshall, Herefordshire.  Set in an orchard on farmland, this designer decorated country cottage offers you complete seclusion and privacy.  You can even have cordon-bleu meals and basic groceries delivered to your door so that you can remain cocooned in your own blissful world.    

click on photograph and arrange that special romantic break.

 


 A Love Nest for 2

 

secluded love nest with views of woodland in HampshireBadgers Holt - Secluded self contained ‘Love Nest’ in the upper floor of the Old Boathouse at Newlands Manor, with extensive views of the 19th Century Gothic Manor and surrounding 30 acres of woodland.  

Candlelight, open log fire, exposed rafters and window seats overlooking the garden, Torch lit walk to nearest Pub/Restaurant half a mile away.  Sea 1 ½ miles away.  New Forest 5 miles away. Tel: 01590 645941 or click on photograph for more information about this charming love nest.

 


 

self-catering holiday cottage with a four poster bedThe Old Dairy Romantic Cottage is set in the Great Wold Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty in North Yorkshire. 

This self catering cottage has been rated as 4 stars and can sleep up to 4 in total.  The cottage has a number of original features such as exposed beams and in the double bedroom there is a four poster bed.  There is also a twin bedroom.  The cottage is well situated for visiting the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby.  It is also not too far to the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors.  The historical city of York is just 15 miles away.  The price includes heating, electricity and linen.

 

 


 

The Stables in Oxfordshire welcomes romantic break bookings. It would be a real treat for a loved one.

The Stables luxury barn conversion is located at Ashtree Farm and offers a peaceful countryside setting.  This property is a 5 star gold award winning barn conversion.  All in all the grounds of the farm total 2 acres and the cottage enjoys this wonderful country location.  Nearby you can find many walking paths, including the highly rated Thames Path.

As expected from the rating, the standard of accommodation here is extremely high and the cottage also comes with use of a sauna, just perfect for relaxing.  The decor is beautiful and this place is great for luxurious weekend, short breaks or longer in Oxfordshire. 

The local village, Buckland has an excellent pub with good pub fare and an a la carte menu.  The Cotswolds, Bath and Stratford upon Avon are all within reach for day trips.  Closer by there are plenty of opportunities for activities such as golfing, fishing and watersports.

For guests on arrival there is a welcome food hamper to get you started with home made bread, jams and local produce. Also in the bathrooms are complimentary English toiletries. Freshly prepared evening meals are available on request, ask us for details.  These can be supplied chilled and ready to reheat at your leisure!

Telephone Pat on 01367 870540, or 07971 207188 to book your special break now or click on a photograph to find out more.

 


 

The Grove Cottages - The Grove Cottages Stay in a 300 year old country-style cottage near the wonderfully preserved medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk and other romantic locations in Suffolk.  Most cottages have ancient oak beams, open log fires, period furniture, ducks, roses and a touch of luxury.  Pets are welcome and free bikes are provided at some cottages to explore the tiny lanes of Constable Country.  

Telephone Mark  on 01787 211 115 for bookings and availability.  Availability and more details can also be found on the Grove Cottages' website.

 


 

luxury romantic cottages with the wow factorFor romantic cottages with a wow factor, take a peek at the Olde Rectory in Worcestershire. Discover four of the most delightful and elegant luxury cottages in a conservation area in the heart of the pretty village of Whitbourne. Facing the 12th century church is the Olde Rectory, the home of your hosts, Cliff and Gilly Poultney. The Rectory's 16th century barn and coach houses have been thoughtfully converted to provide four stylish and unique properties, each with their own private courtyard garden and feature lighting. 

You will discover cottages with fine traditional features; a wealth of oak beams, millstone flagged floors, a log burning stove in the stone fireplace, four poster beds, a handmade gourmet kitchen, exquisite furnishings. This selection of sumptuous cottages is unsurpassed anywhere.

 


A charming country cottage near Ludlow in Shropshire


The Hen House in Shropshire is located in Berrington near Ludlow, Shropshire. It a country cottage that sleeps two in an attractive bedroom.  The rest of the accommodation comprises a large en suite bathroom and an attractive sitting room with kitchen.  The cottage is located at Brook Farm, where there are almost 9 acres of gardens, woodland and meadow which you can enjoy for walks ,picnics and barbecues.

Shropshire is known for its peaceful countryside and near the cottage you can find orchards, a number of country walks and plenty of wildlife.  In Shropshire there are many interesting historic castles, country mansions and pretty black and white villages to visit.

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shropshire ludlow selfcatering cottage
Enjoy tea for 2 in the garden
romantic bedroom


If you want to feel completely relaxed then pampering treatments such as massage can be arranged.  Also for your convenience it is possible to book a meal for the evening of your arrival in advance which can be very welcome after a drive.  To welcome you, there is a hamper awaiting your arrival with local and organic produce.  You can also pick your own salad and veggies from the kitchen garden.  Come here for a romantic break with some special pampering. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome by prior arrangement.

Click on one of the cottage photographs to find out more about a romantic break in the Hen House.

 


Luxury 5 star cottage for a romantic break in the Forest of Dean

Romantic cottage break

At the end of the country lane in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean is a secluded 17th century stone barn.  Converted in 2008 Meadow Byre could be your own hideaway from the world.  Imagine after walking together in the acres of forest or strolling around the nature reserve on the banks of the three connecting lakes nearby coming home and snuggling down by the log burning open fire in a candle lit sitting room whilst a luxurious herbal bath awaits.

This idyllic slice of heaven is only 2 hours from London and just a phone call away.  Meadow Byre sleeps 4 (there is a kingsize bed in the double bedroom with ensuite and a twin bedroom  with bathroom).

Click on the photograph above to take a look at the details of a possible romantic break in the Forest of Dean. 

 


Luxury 5 star cottage for a romantic break in the Forest of Dean

Romantic cottages Forest of DeanGive someone a surprise romatic break in a secluded cottage set in a meadow where you can spot deer, badgers and other wildlife near the Forest of Dean. This is a 5 star cottage - just the thing for a pampering holiday.

  • secluded 17th century barn converted in 2008

  • open log burning fire

  • candles

  • superb walks amongst acres and acres of forest and three connecting lakes nearby for a stroll round.  Watch the , ducks, moorhens in the nature reserve

  • luxurious bath with candles and herb

  • 2 hours from London

  • autumnal snug

  • sleeps 4
    .

Click on the photograph of the garden and terrace above to take a look at the details of a possible romantic break near the Forest of Dean. 

 

 


 

Cottages for romantic breaks in the Lake District

 

The Lake District is an all year holiday destination and nowhere is better suited to romantic breaks in England. The beauty of the scenery, the number of good restaurants in the popular towns such as Ambleside, Keswick, Grasmere or Windermere all set the mood for love and romance. Book that special luxurious cottage for a romantic self-catering break in the Lake District and treat the one you love to a wonderful week or weekend away.


 


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