There’s nothing quite like a romantic minibreak for quality time with your other half – and the best part is, you don’t need to venture far as the UK has heaps of brilliant offerings.
We’re talking cosy cottages tucked away in the lush green British countryside or right by picturesque sandy shores, as well as cottages with their own hot tubs and stargazing spots.
Whether you’re after a mini break for Valentine’s Day or just looking for inspiration for your next getaway, we’ve searched out some of best hotspots for couples who want to get away from it all.
Check out our top picks of romantic cottages in the UK below…
Oh, and if you’re after more inspiration we’ve also got a guide to the UK’s best romantic destinations. Don’t fancy self-catering? We’ve also searched out top romantic hotels and luxury spa hotels worth having on your radar.
Lochside Lodge, Scottish Highlands
With a location amidst Cairngorms National Park and the Northern Highlands, this is the ideal spot for couples who love to go on long walks and explore the Great Outdoors.
Fancy a lazy day? The outdoor hot tub is pretty inviting, and overlooks some of the spectacular landscape. The perfect compromise. If the weather lets you down, indoors you’ll find a spacious living room with a TV and board games (or of course you could go in search of the local pub!).
How much? Seven nights from £333 with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
The Paddocks, The Lake District
Glamping can be the perfect mix of adventure and comfort, and this quirky accommodation in Cumbria delivers.
The studio-style cottage boasts a large bed, a kitchenette with all the basics you need, and a spacious living area, with glass doors looking out to the countryside so you can take in the views right from the sofa.
If you do want to venture out, you’re right on the edge of the Lake District National Park were rambling, cycling, climbing and birdwatching are just some of the activities which await.
How much? Seven nights from £314 with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
The Treehouse, Yorkshire Wolds
Let your inner child run wild at this incredible treehouse for grown-ups, complete with its very own hot tub.
Located 12 miles from the centre of York, the quirky accommodation is tucked away in the picturesque countryside and boasts a private outdoor deck with views of the Yorkshire Wolds, an open plan bedroom with a king-sized bed, a living room with a flatscreen TV and an inviting fireplace for warming up by after a day of exploring.
How much? Two-night stays from £495 with Wolds Edge. Find out more here.
Inny Brook Cottage, Cornwall
Boasting modern and sleek interiors, Inny Brook has a home-away-from-home feel thanks to the cosy open plan kitchen and living room where you can snuggle up on the sofas and tuck into hearty comfort foods.
On sunnier days, head out to the garden where you’ll find loungers, an outdoor dining area with a barbecue and an open fire pit. Weather a little chilly? The garden’s cosy cabin has sofas and blankets so you can still take in the views – and at night, the telescope makes this a romantic stargazing spot.
How much? Seven nights from £278 with Sykes Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
Bank Cottage, Cumbria
This cottage in Wigton has an enviable location that’s not only right in front of a beach and therefore offering amazing sea views, but it’s already right by the UNESCO-listed Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail.
According to the listing, the stone-built cottage is over 200 years old and comes with plenty of luxury amenities including a free standing bath tub, a rain shower and modern, plush furniture.
How much? Prices from £132 per night with Airbnb. Find out more here.
Summer Lodge, Somerset
Nestled in the Quantock Hills, this property comes with a covered hot tub, an open plan kitchen and lounge, an a bedroom with an ensuite bathrom.
The garden, where you’ll find the hot tub, comes with a large patio complete with barbecue facilities for al fresco dining during the summer months.
The property is also pet-friendly, although you’ll need to pay £20 to bring your pooch along.
How much? Seven nights from £864 with Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
Clover at Stretton Lake Lodges, Rutland
With a log cabin feel, this chic holiday lodge is right on the edge of lake waters, and surrounded by open farmland and woodland for a rustic countryside feel.
There’s a kitchen, living room and spacious bedroom, but the highlight is the outdoor deck with loungers and a barbecue – and a private hot tub from which you can take in the views.
How much? Seven nights from £610 with Independent Cottages. Find out more here.
Couples looking for an idyllic woodland retreat may want to head to this picturesque treehouse which is in the heart of a wood.
Built around a mature ash tree, it boasts a beautiful wooden finish, and even a thatched roof.
There are some luxurious touches from the private hot tub overlooking the nearby lake, a log effect electric fire for a cosy night in, and a freestanding copper bath.
How much? Seven nights from £1,307 with Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
There’s ample opportunity for cosy nights in at this picturesque cottage which boasts a wood burner, fire pit, a well-equipped kitchen, and the spacious lounge with glass doors so you can take in views of the landscape without having to leave the sofa.
The cottage has a private garden with decking and a fire pit, but there are also plenty of fields and forests to explore in the area.
How much? Seven nights from £424 with Holiday Cottages. Find out more here.
Rainbow Cottage, Ayrshire
Located in the countryside near Glasgow, Rainbow Cottage has everything you need for an idyllic retreat.
The one-bedroom cottage has chic interiors with a main living room, a kitchen and breakfast bar, and an attic bedroom. Oh, and did we mention that the property has its own private outdoor hot tub that overlooks the scenery?
How much? Prices from £80 a night with HolidayLettings. Find out more here.