28 Charming Cottages for Couples Around the UK

Cottages for Couples Around the UK

Are you looking for a romantic break for two? There are a great selection of charming cottages for couples in the UK. Discover romantic retreats with luxury interiors, open fires, stone floors, hot tubs and four poster beds. Choose from quaint cottages, modern apartments and luxury lodges and find love nests perfect for a couples retreat or even a honeymoon.

Find self catering cottages in idyllic UK locations. Stay in breath-taking settings by the sea, in postcard worthy villages or tucked away in the mountains. These destinations offer the perfect place for you and your other half to escape the stress of daily life, cuddle up next to a log burning fire and take long walks together hand in hand.

Find a list of the finest country cottages for couples around the UK below (handpicked just for you and your other half).

Find romantic cottages for couples around the UK!
Find romantic cottages for couples around the UK!


Devon
Norfolk
Shropshire
The Cotswolds
Yorkshire
Cornwall
Kent
Dorset
Sussex

Devon Romantic Cottages

1. The Artist’s Studio

Widworthy, Honiton, Devon (DV163)

Sleeps: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

About the property: The Artist’s Studio is located on a hillside and is surrounded by fields and woodland.

This building was originally a farm building but has been converted into an artist’s studio. In 2015, the property also underwent refurbishment with an interior designer Susie Stocks to create luxurious accommodation for couples. Features like central heating and a wood burning stove make this the perfect retreat for any season.

About the location: The property is located at the end of a rural lane in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area has lots of wildlife with deer and badgers in the garden and fields below. Also, a perfect location for walking and bird watching.

It is only two miles away from the local village of Wilmington with a popular pub and hotel (both serving meals).

Layout:

  • Ground floor studio accommodation
  • Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with wood burning stove and bedroom area with king size bed.
  • Separate large bathroom with underfloor heating, walk in shower and bath along with large fitted wardrobe with hanging space/shelves

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • No children allowed
  • Minimum of two night stay
  • No smoking allowed

Key features & amenities:

  • Ground floor studio accommodation
  • Wood burning stove
  • South facing terrace and balcony
  • Free WiFi
  • Off street parking (one car)

Additional features:

  • Underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • Smart television with Freeview, sound bar and bluetooth. Blu-Ray DVD player
  • Pay as you go mobile
  • Garden furniture (sun loungers & barbecue)

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Beach under 15 minutes away
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking

Nearby attractions

Price: from £298

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The Artist's Studio in Honiton, Devon
The Artist’s Studio in Honiton, Devon
Sitting room at The Artist's Studio in Honiton, Devon
Sitting room at The Artist’s Studio in Honiton, Devon

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

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2. The Shippen

Membury, Devon (DV107)

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

About the property: The Shippen is a historic cottage at Wellands near Axminster. The cottage has an elevated position and offers you panoramic views stretching for miles to the north and south. Views extend across the Yarty Valley with patterns of fields. There is a long tree-lined drive leading to a spacious parking area.

About the location: This property is located at the Devon, Somerset and Dorset borders and only a few miles away from the Jurassic Coast. The cottage is surrounded by apple orchards, farmland and woodlands. There is a bluebell wood and river access within a kilometre walk. This area is host to a lot of wildlife like deer, badger, rabbits and birds. It is also the perfect place for stargazing!

Layout:

  • Ground floor: combined sitting and dining room with adjoining kitchen, glass doors that open onto terrace with stunning views
  • Two steps lead to a double bedroom suite with 5’ bed, shower room and french doors looking over the steps down to the lawn. Second bedroom with a 6’ double bed. A study adjoining the second bedroom and a separate bathroom.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (one dog welcome)
  • Minimum of two night stay
  • No smoking allowed

Key features & amenities:

  • Accommodation on the ground floor
  • Two bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room
  • Separate bathroom
  • Wood burning stove (free standing)
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Free WiFi

Additional features:

  • Beautiful views
  • Sitting and dining area with glass doors which open onto the terrace
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • 32’’ flatscreen digital TV, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Barbecue and charcoal available
  • Table tennis available (adjacent barn)
  • Village tennis courts can be used by arrangement
  • Guest use of a paddock

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Walking

Nearby attractions:

  • There are three local family-run farm shops
  • River Cottage HQ and Canteen
  • Many eateries and pubs with good food and beer
  • Tuckers Arms in Dalwood
  • Cider is made in the main barn
  • The seaside town of Lyme Regis (World Heritage Site for fossils) is a 20 minute drive.
  • Branscombe, Beer, Axmouth and Charmouth are down the coast.
  • Within a 40 minute drive is Dartmoor and Exmoor.
  • The town of Honiton with many antiques and second-hand books
  • Over the border into Dorset are many Iron Age Hill Forts
  • The Dark Sky area, perfect for astronomy enthusiasts

Price: from £371

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Sitting room at The Shippen in Membury, Devon
Sitting room at The Shippen in Membury, Devon
View from The Shippen in Devon
View from The Shippen in Devon

Norfolk Romantic Log Cabins

3. Acorn Cottage

Oulton, near Aylsham, Norfolk (NO095)

Sleeps: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Acorn Cottage is situated on the edge of the Blickling Hall estate, on the edge of Oulton village. This is a beautifully renovated detached cottage that is set within its own garden. The decor is complimented with seagrass flooring and mix of both contemporary and antique furnishings.

About the location: This cottage is close to Aylsham, a nearby market town that has regular farmer’s markets (with a jazz band). Also, the Georgian town of Holt offers many shopping opportunities, antiques, art galleries, cafes and a traditional food hall at Larner’s.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: small kitchen, large sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area that opens to the south-facing rear garden, overlooking a beautiful English vista of oak trees and meadows
  • Dressing room leads to bathroom with a bath and handheld shower. There is a single bed in this room as well.
  • From the sitting room there is a narrow staircase with winders and open tread leads to the first floor.
  • First floor: a galleried double bedroom with 4’6’’ bed, pitched ceilings with restricted height.

House rules:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum of three night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Garden
  • Off road parking in gated drive
  • Low door frames on the ground floor and low beams with restricted height on the mezzanine

Additional features:

  • Many original beams
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, radio with CD, iPod dock
  • Barbecue and garden furniture
  • Shed for cycle storage

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Seaside towns
  • National trust properties

Nearby attractions:

  • Norfolk coast
  • Seaside towns of Cromer, Sheringham, Cley, Blakeney, Wells, Morston and Burham Market and Norfolk’s Chelsea-On-Sea
  • Blickling Hall and Walpole Estate
  • Cathedral city of Norwich to the south
  • Circular walking opportunities from the property
  • Cycling and country lanes. Cycle hire available upon request.
  • Railway trips from Aylsham to Norfolk Broads at Wroxham
  • Vintage steam railway journeys from Sheringham to Holt
  • Seal trips at the coast from Morston and Blakeney

Price: from £327

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Acorn Cottage garden in Norfolk
Acorn Cottage garden in Norfolk
Ground floor at Acorn Cottage in Norfolk
Ground floor at Acorn Cottage in Norfolk

4. The Maltings

Trunch, Norfolk (NO109)

Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1 (mezzanine level)
Bathrooms: 1 (ground floor)

About the property: The Maltings has been recently voted as one of the “top 20 cosiest cottages in England” by the Times newspaper. It is a grain store conversion attached to the 200 year old Brewery House.

This property has been furnished for year-round comfort with underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. There is also a fully enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue, garden furniture and plenty of parking space.

About the location: This property is located in the tranquillity of a national network of quiet lanes, open countryside, empty beaches and woodland walks. This makes The Maltings the perfect romantic hideaway for dog owners, cyclists and walkers.

Layout:

  • The ground floor includes: sitting room with wood burning stove, open plan kitchen/dining area and downstairs bathroom with wc, bath with handheld shower and twin basins. French windows open to the private enclosed patio with table, chairs and barbecue.
  • The first floor: mezzanine bedroom on upper level, spacious bedroom with a king sized bed, low beam along the mistrals gallery leading to port hole window

House rules:

  • Smoking not allowed
  • Pets allowed (one dog)
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Private, enclosed courtyard garden
  • Onsite parking
  • Low beam along the mistrals gallery in bedroom
  • Free WiFi

Additional features:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Dishwasher, oven, induction hob, microwave and washing machine
  • Flat screen TV with Freesat in sitting room and TV with Freesat in bedroom
  • DAB radio with Bluetooth
  • Stairgate
  • Garden furniture, charcoal barbecue and outside lighting

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Coastal towns
  • Boating

Nearby attractions:

  • Beach at Trimingham is only six minutes drive away
  • Beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the sea also closeby
  • Coastal town of Mundesley is a short drive away. Also, Happisburgh and Sheringham are close.
  • Seaside town of Cromer with fish and chips from the legendary Mary Janes
  • Award winning Gunton Arms, set in one thousand acre deer park (short drive away)
  • Locally acclaimed Vernon Arms (short drive away)
  • Day boats on the Norfolk Broads (short drive away)
  • Bacton Woods with 280 acres of woodland is only 15 minutes by car, offers three waymarked walks and 200 year old trees

Price: from £298

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The Maltings, outside Trunch, Norfolk
The Maltings, outside Trunch, Norfolk
Ground floor at The Maltings in Norfolk
Ground floor at The Maltings in Norfolk

5. The Link

Cromer Lighthouse, Cromer, Norfolk (NO051)

Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

About the property: The Cromer Lighthouse was built in 1680 but the present lighthouse was built in 1833 and converted to automatic operation in 1990.

This property offer spectacular sea views and is one mile from the traditional North Norfolk town of Cromer. The Link is one of two semi-detached cottages at the lighthouse.

About the location: Just a ten minute stroll along the coastal path or along the beach will lead you into Cromer, where there are shops, pubs and local seafood. Cromer is known for it’s crab sandwiches. The town is a holiday destination for families and offers long sandy beach with colourful beach huts.

At the pier there is a theatre and cafe and it is also the location of the RNLI lifeboat station. You can also hire dipping nets and buckets here and try to catch your own Cromer crab. Here you can find an excellent sea front cafe/restaurant at the lifeboat museum.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, double sized shower room with wc
  • Lower ground floor: double bedroom with 5’ bed

House rules:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • No children or babies allowed
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Walled garden with sea views
  • On-site parking

Additional features:

  • Panoramic views
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer
  • TV, DVD, and CD player.
  • Payphone
  • Garden furniture
  • On this site is Valonia (sleeps five guests)

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Golfing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Beaches
  • Swimming

Nearby attractions:

  • Coastal path in the other direction is a short walk into Overstrand where you can have a meal at the White Horse restaurant/bar
  • Property is adjacent to the Royal Cromer 18-hole golf course
  • Many beautiful homes and gardens like Holkham Hall, Castle Rising Castle and Mannington Gardens
  • Lake activities can be arranged through Norfolk Adventure – boating tours, canoeing, rowing, kayaking and water zorbing. Also, you can organise cycle hire through them.
  • Cromer Pier with the Pavilion Theatre (year-round shows)

Price: from £327

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The Link at Cromer Lighthouse in Norfolk
The Link at Cromer Lighthouse in Norfolk
Sitting room at The Link, Cromer Lighthouse, Norfolk
Sitting room at The Link, Cromer Lighthouse, Norfolk

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever” – Alfred Tennyson

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6. Pear Tree Cottage

Wickmere, Near Sheringham, Norfolk (NO016)

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Pear Tree Cottage is located in a conservation area in North Norfolk. The property is surrounded by views of open countryside, making it the perfect romantic escape. Just open the french doors and wander into the garden where you can relax with your other half. Or perhaps cosy up to a book in the city room in front of the wood burning stove.

About the location: The property used to be part of Wolterton Estate and enjoys a variety of wildlife (deer, hare and marsh harriers). This is the perfect location for walking, cycling and exploring the countryside. Wander a mile down the road to the local pub, The Saracen’s Head or further on you can find The Walpole Arms (highly recommended).

Layout:

  • Sitting room with antique furniture, exposed beams and woodburning stove. Hall with antique writing desk, large kitchen with dining area and french doors to a terrace and garden. Bathroom with mixer shower over bath.
  • First floor: double bedroom with 5’ bed with en-suite shower room. Small twin bedroom with 3’ beds.

House rules:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Lawned garden
  • Off road parking
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Located in a conservation area, surrounded by views of the open countryside
  • Two adult bikes available (upon request when booking)
  • Exposed beams
  • Short drive from the beach
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Freeview TVs in kitchen, sitting room and bedrooms. DVD, video and CD player.
  • Garden furniture and barbecue..

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • National Trust properties
  • Lake activities

Nearby attractions:

  • Seaside town of Cromer, known for crab fishing and the only end-of-the-pier show in England
  • Georgian town of Holt (six miles) with great food, antiques, galleries and designer shops
  • Sheringham on the coast or Blakeney for bird watching and boat trips to the seal sanctuary. Both towns have great pubs and restaurants.
  • Explore the properties such as Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, Oxburgh Hall, Castle Rising or the National Trust’s Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall.
  • Gardens at Raveningham, Mannington and East Ruston.
  • Norfolk Adventure company offers boat tours, rowing, canoeing, kayaking and water zorbing.

Price: from £351

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Outside Pear Tree Cottage in Norfolk
Outside Pear Tree Cottage in Norfolk
Ground floor at Pear Tree Cottage in Norfolk
Ground floor at Pear Tree Cottage in Norfolk

Shropshire Cottages & Retreats for Couples

7. Broomers Barn

Ludlow, Shropshire (SH032)

Sleeps: 2 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This is a single storey, wooden-clad barn located in a peaceful setting. The living space open up to a private decked area through full length bi-fold doors. The lawns enjoy uninterrupted views of the countryside.

About the location: Broomers Barn is located at the south end of the village of Richard’s Castle. This is three miles from the gastronomic centre of Ludlow with its castle. There are plenty of walking opportunities, a village church, pubs and ruins of an original Norman fortress to explore. The village of Orleton (one mile away) has excellent pubs for a meal out with great food and local ales.

Layout:

  • Single storey accommodation: open plan kitchen/dining living area with bi-fold doors that open to a private decked area and private lawns on two sides (garden furniture and barbecue)
  • Bedroom with 6’ Hypnos mattress
  • Bathroom with bath and hand held spray attached and separate electric power shower
  • Ample off-street parking

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • No children allowed
  • Minimum stay of two nights

Key features & amenities:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Fully enclosed large garden with a slight slope
  • Off street parking
  • Free WiFi

Additional features:

  • Single storey accommodation
  • Hypnos mattress
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher and fitted electric oven with separate electric hob
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in garden shed
  • Digital/ bluetooth radio and television with freeview in sitting room.
  • Kadai firebowl barbecue

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Local events and festivals
  • Castles to explore
  • Country houses and gardens
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pubs

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £324

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Broomers Barn, outside Ludlow, Shropshire
Broomers Barn, outside Ludlow, Shropshire
Sitting room at Broomers Barn in Shropshire
Sitting room at Broomers Barn in Shropshire

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8. Turtledove Hide Away

near Whitchurch, Shropshire (SH028)

Sleeps: 2 guests

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms:1

About the property: Turtledove Hide Away is a stylish and elegant property. This is the perfect place for couples looking for a romantic getaway with gorgeous landscapes offering views across the rolling hills and beyond. Spend a day exploring the nearby Shropshire countryside and return to a crackling fire.

Being only 320 square feet, the property was recently named as one of the most amazing tiny homes in the UK. It has recently been shortlisted for a country business award by Homes and Gardens magazine and also featured in Ideal Home Magazine as an extreme transformation (it was originally a garage that become a beautiful retreat).

About the location: This property is approached by a private lane with the main house alongside of it. However, there is privacy and seclusion from the main house courtesy of the screened willow. There are a range of historic houses and gardens within a 20 mile radius, making it an ideal location for day trips.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: Country kitchen leading into open plan dining and sitting area. Bathroom with walk in shower, luxury bathing products and quirky touches
  • Mezzanine floor: comfortable bed under the eaves of the lofty bedroom.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (one dog)
  • Minimum stay two nights

Key features & amenities:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Private garden
  • Parking for two vehicles

Additional features:

  • Beautiful interior design
  • In-house chef can come cook meals upon request
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Television, iPod dock
  • Garden furniture and barbecue

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Nearby attractions:

  • Whitchurch is a market town with many independent shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants for all tastes
  • Shrewsbury, Chester and Wrexham are all nearby
  • The Cross Foxes in Erbistock is a short drive away and is the perfect place to go on sunny evenings where you can look up the river and watch fisherman on the river casting flies for salmon
  • Ludlow is nearby and offers seven Michelin starred restaurants

Price: from £473

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Turtledove Hide Away, Outside Ludlow, Shropshire
Turtledove Hide Away, Outside Ludlow, Shropshire
Turtledove Hide Away sitting room in Shropshire
Turtledove Hide Away sitting room in Shropshire

 

9. The Gardener’s Bothy

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire (SH034)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This is a  romantic property with exposed brick and an old country wooden floor. The interior decor has a warm scheme with quirky touches like a table made out of an antique grape bin.

Enter the property through large glazed doors and find an open plan living space with kitchen, wood burning stove, sheepskin rugs and comfy sofa. The bedroom is spacious with luxury en-suite bathroom, bath made for two, heated floors, two sinks and soft lighting.

There is also a secret door from the garden that leads into the historic walled garden with direct access to your very own entrance to the Granary Grill for you to explore.

About the location: If you are looking for a meal out, the Granary Grill is just around the corner with an open plan kitchen and grill and seasonally inspired menus created by Head Chef Guy Day. Lunch is served daily and dinner from Wednesday through to Saturday.

In the Granary Deli you can find fresh bread, cheeses, cured meats, homemade cakes, pastries and more. The property also comes with a welcome hamper prepared by the Granary Grill & Deli.

The property is set within 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland. Weston Park is a stately home and events menu. The Shropshire/Staffordshire area has lots of opportunities for exploration with the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its famous museums, foodie destination Ludlow and historic Chester all within a short drive away.

Layout:

  • Enter the property through large glazed doors with accommodation on one level.
  • Ground floor: open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with a wood burning stove. Double bedroom with a 6’ double bed (can convert into twin beds upon request) and en-suite spacious shower and separate bath.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed
  • Minimum stay two nights

Key features & amenities:

  • Access to walled garden through a secret door which leads to The Granary Grill
  • Wood burning stove
  • On-site parking
  • Free WiFi

Additional features:

  • Exposed brick and country wooden floor
  • En-suite with bath made for two and soft lighting
  • Sheepskin rugs and wood burning stove
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Television with Freeview

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Art galleries
  • Parks
  • Golfing

Nearby attractions:

  • Granary Grill, Deli and Cafe is a short walk away
  • Walking opportunities within the park. You can walk up The Wrekin, a well-known landmark in the area or Cannock Chase, a huge area of parkland.
  • The Miniature Railway, a mile long journey through the glorious grounds of the park.
  • The Granary Art Gallery is situated on the estate.
  • Many activities available at Weston Park (year-round): archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry displays, quad and trail bikes, duck herding, ferret racing, hot air ballooning, horse drawn carriage rides and treasure hunts.
  • The Fox in Chetwyn Aston serves excellent food (book ahead)
  • Shropshire/Staffordshire area has many areas to explore like Ironbridge Gorge and its famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums, food market town of Ludlow and historic Chester.
  • Shropshire Golf Club

Price: from £351

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The Gardener's Brothy in Shropshire
The Gardener’s Brothy in Shropshire
Sitting room at The Gardener's Brothy in Shropshire
Sitting room at The Gardener’s Brothy in Shropshire

The Cotswolds Holiday Cottages for Two

10. Coach House (Oxfordshire)

Woodstock, Cotswolds (CO294)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Coach House is a beautiful first floor accommodation located just outside of Woodstock in Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

About the location: The property is just outside of Woodstock, a charming and buys town with many restaurants, traditional English pubs and shopping opportunities. The property is only a five minute drive to Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir WInston Churchill.

It is also only five miles north of Oxford, a city offering historic attractions, restaurants and shops. You can also find a great rail service from Oxford Parkway to Marylebone, which is under an hour with very good motorway connections.

House rules:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed

Key features & amenities:

  • Small garden with furniture and patio area
  • Off road parking (two cars)
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Gas effect wood burning stove, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, multi-function microwave, Nespresso coffee machine
  • TV in sitting room and bedroom. DVD player.
  • Travel cot (on request)
  • Garden furniture
  • Off road parking

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Golfing

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £327

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Coach House, Woodstock, Cotswolds
Coach House, Woodstock, Cotswolds
Coach House sitting room in the Cotswolds
Coach House sitting room in the Cotswolds

11. Field Cottage

Elmley Castle, Pershore, Worcestershire, Cotswolds (WR003)

Sleeps: 2 guests

Bedrooms: 1 (with views)

Bathrooms: 1 (roll top bath and separate shower)

About the property: Field Cottage is located on the slopes of Bredon Hill in a idyllic and tranquil setting. This is a stone thatched cottage with period features that enjoys beautiful views.

About the location: This property offers great walking opportunities in Worcestershire and the Cotswolds. Situated at the edge of the village of Elmley Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a pub within walking distance. A short drive away is the nearby riverside market towns of Pershore and Evesham with a selection of shops, theatre and local festivals.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: sitting room with inglenook and wood burning stove, kitchen with dining area and staircase to first floor.
  • First floor: bathroom with a roll top bath, separate shower and heated towel rail
  • Double bedroom with a 5’ bed and beautiful views.

House rules:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove
  • Private garden with two outdoor seating areas
  • Plenty of off street parking
  • Private water supply
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Thatched roof and many other period features
  • Far reaching views that can be enjoyed from the private garden
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Gas range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Television, DVD and CD player.
  • Outdoor furniture and parasol
  • Travel cot and highchair (on request)

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • National Trust properties
  • Shopping
  • Pubs
  • Cotswolds exploring

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £374

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Field Cottage on Brendon Hill in the Cotswolds
Field Cottage on Brendon Hill in the Cotswolds
Field Cottage sitting room in the Cotswolds
Field Cottage sitting room in the Cotswolds

12. Buckland Wood Barn

Broadway, Worcestershire, Cotswolds (CO193)

Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

About the property: This property is a detached Cotswold stone barn that is located at the end of a quarter-mile long hard-surface drive. The Buckland Wood Barn is within the grounds of the 16th century gamekeeper’s cottage, with 50 acres including a private wood and stream. There is also a beautiful garden to enjoy.

About the location: The property is located on a hillside, just a mile above Broadway and enjoys views across the valley up to Broadway Tower. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is often referred to as the “show village of England” because of the beautiful honey coloured limestone buildings (some dating back to the 16th century). Here there is an excellent butcher on the Broadway Deli, where you can stock up on local produce.

There are also fantastic walking opportunities right at your doorstep, including the 100 mile Cotswold Way trail from Chipping Campden to Bath. Also, the lavender field at Snowshill (35 different lavender varieties). Also, nearby is Snowshill Manor or local pubs all within walking distance.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: hall, downstairs cloakroom with wc. Kitchen opening into the dining room. Sitting room. Galleried staircase from the dining room to the first floor.
  • First floor: master double bedroom with a 5’ bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with a 4’6’’ bed and en-suite bathroom.

House rules:

  • No pets or babies allowed
  • Children over 14 years are welcome
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Accommodation on the ground and first floors
  • Plenty of parking space
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Exposed beams and flagstone floors
  • French doors offer access to large private gravel patio and gardens with views
  • Private property set in 50 acres of grounds (private wood and stream)
  • Todenham Manor Farm can deliver fresh meat
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Sky TV, video, DVD
  • Garden furniture and barbecue

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Parks
  • Gardens and historic properties to explore

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £470

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13. Iglenook Cottage

Broad Campden, Cotswolds (CO209)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This 300 year old thatched cottage used to be the village smithy and is full of character. It offers a large inglenook fireplace, complete with seat and bread oven where you can cosy up in front of a log fire. There are also many log beams, stone staircase and ancient wooden floorboards. The property has been restored with quality modern appliances, a beautiful wooden kitchen and cottage-style bathroom with shower.

About the location: Iglenook Cottage is located in the idyllic village of Broad Campden.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: flagstone hallway, sitting room with dining area, fitted kitchen with bespoke units. Utility room. Steep, stone staircase with a rope hand rail to the first floor.
  • First floor: master bedroom with a 5’ bed and windows to the front and rear. Cottage style bathroom with claw foot bath and shower. Study.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (one dog welcome)
  • Minimum of a two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Iglenook fireplace with seat and bread oven
  • Some low ceilings and beams and uneven treads on stone stairs
  • Small, sheltered walled courtyard garden
  • High speed fibre WiFi

Additional features:

  • Thatched cottage
  • Within walking distance of the local pub
  • Todenham Manor Farm can deliver a fresh box of meat each day.
  • Character inglenook fireplace for open log fires with seat and bread oven.
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Festivals
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Gardens

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £351

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Inglenook Cottage bedroom in the Cotswolds

14. Rose Cottage

Ebrington, Cotswolds (CO119)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Rose Cottage is a cosy Grade II listed, 18th century, mid-terrace, thatched, Cotswold stone cottage. The property has been refurbished in 2014.

About the location: The village of Ebrington is one of the most charming of the North Cotswolds. It is only a few miles from Chipping Campden and the famous gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate. The village inn/ The Ebrington Arms pub serves excellent food and is CAMRA’s North Cotswold pub of the year. Also, the Ebrington Arms is only two minutes walk away. You can also venture into Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Oxford.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: sitting room, kitchen with dining table.
  • First floor: double bedroom with 4’6’’ bed, bathroom with 5’ bath and spray attachment.

Key features & amenities:

  • Open fire
  • Private, paved and panelled garden (to the rear)
  • Off road parking (one vehicle)
  • No pets permitted
  • No children permitted
  • No barbecues permitted due to thatch

Additional features:

  • Thatched roof, exp
  • Exposed beams and stonework.
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, CD, DVD and iPod dock.
  • Payphone
  • Celebration hamper
  • Todenham Manor Farm can deliver fresh meat

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £314

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Sitting room at Rose Cottage in Erbington, Cotswolds
Sitting room at Rose Cottage in Erbington, Cotswolds

15. Jasmine Cottage

Windrush, Nr Burford, Cotswolds (CO089)

Sleeps: 3

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This is a stunning 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage located in the quiet village of Windrush. This is a great place for you and your other half to unwind together.

About the location: This is the perfect property for walkers since it is surrounded by National Trust land and there are numerous walks in the Windrush valley. There is also a lot of wildlife with plenty of birds, foxes, badger, deer, hares and wildflowers.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: entrance hall/study, kitchen and breakfast room with french doors that lead into the garden, sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • First floor: spacious double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a 5’ bed. Single bedroom with a 3’ bed. Bathroom with a hand-held spray attachment.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (one small dog/ additional charge)
  • Minimum of a two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove
  • Garden to the rear with a 5’ drop shielded by a hedge
  • A guest bed is available (cost of £23.50)
  • Shared roadside parking
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Hand built, painted kitchen
  • Exposed beams, window seats, flagstone floors in the hall and wooden floors in the bedrooms.
  • Babysitting by arrangement
  • Videos, board games, jigsaws and books available.
  • Electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
  • Flatscreen HDTV, DVD and selection of DVDs. Bose iPod docking system.
  • Travel cot and high chair (available on request)

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking

Nearby attractions:

  • The Fox Inn is a 20 minute stroll away, where you can enjoy an excellent meals
  • The Inn for All Seasons is 20 minutes walk away, serving great food and wine
  • The National Trust village of Sherborne is two miles away along the valley. The Sherborne Village Shop and Tearooms serves excellent breakfasts, lunches and homemade cakes.
  • Village of Bibury with the world renowned Arlington Row, Coln St Aldwyns, Hatherop, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water all within the local area.
  • The towns of Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon are both an hour’s drive away.
  • The medieval town of Burford is a few miles away with lots of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants.
  • Oxford and Cheltenham are 20 miles away.

Price: from £371

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16. The Pavilion

Idbury, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds (CO237)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 0

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: The Pavilion offers stunning views of the beautiful countryside. There are full-length french windows running the length of the property, which offer a 180 degree panorama of farmland and woods (stretches for five miles in every direction).

Built in the 1990s it is in the style of the colonial era and was originally a writer’s retreat. The interior has been refurbished to a high standard by designer Susie Stocks. The peaceful palette compliments the landscape beyond. There is also a veranda along its southern side, with a private decked area with lawn at one end and patio the other.

About the location: This property is on the edge of a quintessential Cotswold village. It is a place where you and your other half can feel away from nature and away from it all. The fields beyond the property are full of footpaths and deer.

Layout:

  • Ground floor accommodation: 30-foot long studio space with vaulted ceiling and cross beams. Fitted kitchen, 5-foot bed with Vi Spring mattress, travertine-tiled shower room with underfloor heating.

House rules:

  • Pets not permitted
  • A small baby is welcome
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Studio space with a separate tiled shower room
  • All accommodation on the ground floor
  • Wood burning stove
  • Lawned garden
  • Parking in shared drive (one vehicle/ second by prior arrangement)
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Beech strip flooring
  • Electric heating
  • 32-inch flat screen TV with Sky (sports included) and DVD, WiFi
  • Deluxe sun loungers and outdoor dining furniture

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Cotswold villages

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £327

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The Pavilion’s sitting room in the Cotswolds

Yorkshire Lodges for 2

17. Scargill Castle

Scargill, Co. Durham, Barnard Castle, Yorkshire (YO078)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: The property was built in 1560 on the site of an earlier medieval castle and has recently been restored into a lovely retreat for two. There is a blend of both historic character and modern comforts. There is private parking leading through a gate into the courtyard gardens.

The arched entrance hall leads into a dining hall with long oak table. There are ornate roof beams carved from 400 year old oak trees. The halls leads into a bright kitchen that overlooks the Tudor gardens.

There are stone spiral stairs that lead up to the living room with oak floors and a wood burning stove set within a Tudor fireplace. Further up the staircase is a romantic bedroom with double bed on an oak floor and Persian rugs. There are windows to the east and west with views of the walled garden and the high moors beyond.

About the location: Scargill Castle is located in the beautiful Teesdale landscape and is close to the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall below an arched roof with access out through full height oak double doors to the fully enclosed courtyard gardens. Kitchen with breakfast table and garden views. Bathroom with roll topped bath, separate steam shower cubicle, antique wash stand and WC. Dining room with long oak table, stone floors and oak ceilings and rural views through arched glass and oak doors.
  • Stone spiral staircase (uneven steps and low head room) lead to the first floor sitting room with wood burning stove and window seat with fine views.
  • Stone spiral staircase continues to the top floor bedroom with 4’6 bed, exposed beams and beautiful views.

House rules:

  • Pets welcome (up to two well-behaved dogs/ small charge per dog)
  • Minimum of a three night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Wood burning stove
  • Enclosed, courtyard gardens
  • Property is located on the edge of a working farm
  • Two designated parking spaces are available

Additional features:

  • Roll top bath
  • Window seat
  • Historic building means surfaces can be uneven and rooms are over three floors with the bedroom on the top floor and the bathroom on the ground floor
  • Original exposed, roof beams
  • Garden furniture, barbecue and herb and vegetable garden.
  • Stone floors to ground floor with underfloor heating, central heating, solid oak floors to the first and second floors, antique furniture.
  • Digital TV, DVD player, iPod Dock.
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer/dishwasher, electric cooker.
  • Laundry room in external byre with washing machine/ tumble dryer.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Castles

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £351

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Bedroom at Scargill Castle in Yorkshire

18. Galatea

Whitby Lighthouse, Nr Whitby, Yorkshire (YO029)

Sleeps: 5

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1 and 1 shower room

About the property: Galatea is one of two holiday cottages available at the lighthouse, which lies on the East Coast just outside Whitby and close to the North Yorkshire Moors.

About the location: The High Cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast hide a number of small ports, most significant being Whitby.

Whitby’s skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda’s Abbey, high on Whitby’s East Cliff and spreading below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets running down to the busy quayside and harbour entrance.

To the south lies the coastal villages and resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Inland lie the heather moorlands of the North Yorkshire Moors and further afield York.

Layout:

  • Ground floor accommodation: sitting room, kitchen/dining room, double bedroom with a 5’ bed, twin bedroom with 3’ beds, single bedroom with a 3’ bed, bathroom with a shower over the bath and wc and shower room (no wc).

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum of two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Three bedrooms, one bathroom and one shower room
  • Ample parking

Additional features:

  • Stunning sea views
  • Electric effect wood burner, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
  • TV, DVD and CD player.
  • Payphone.
  • Travel cot and highchair (available on request)
  • Garden furniture

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Beaches
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Nearby attractions:

  • Within easy reach of the beach
  • Yorkshire coast with Whitby, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay all nearby
  • The Yorkshire Esk, one of the most prolific sea trout rivers in England and the only salmon river between London and the Trees
  • Mountain biking at Dalby Forest
  • Grosmont, the North York Moors Railway and Goathland all within easy reach.

Price: from £489

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Galatea’s sitting room at Whitby Lighthouse, Yorkshire


Cornwall Breaks Away & Cottages for Couples

19. Lower Gew

Ventonglidder, Ladock, Truro, Cornwall (CW090)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Lower Gew is located in the heart of Cornwall. This property is found at the end of a private gated road, one of three detached cottages with seclusion, natural woodland and all grass farmland. There are stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

The cottages and surroundings were originally farmyard and buildings of what is currently a working sheep farm. Many original features such as the oak beams have been retained within the cottages and decorated and furnished for comfort and relaxation in mind.

About the location: Ventonglidder is a romantic hideaway for any time of year. It is perfect for exploring Cornwall and is close to the gorgeous Roseland Peninsula with charming fishing villages and beaches of the south coast as well as the Atlantic coast to the north.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: entrance hall, bathroom with shower over bath, dressing room, single stop to spacious open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room areas with wood burning stove.
  • Stable door to pond garden leading via a gate into a private fully enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture.
  • Double bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can be converted to two 3’ beds upon request). Bedroom with french doors leads to the pond garden.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • No babies or children allowed
  • Minimum of a two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • All accommodation on ground floor
  • Wood burning stove
  • Pond garden leading to a private, fully enclosed, lawned garden
  • Parking for one vehicle

Additional features:

  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher.
  • Dedicated space in chest freezer in the garage at main house
  • TV, DVD and iPod docking station and digital radio
  • Pay as you go mobile phone.
  • Garden furniture.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Local pubs and restaurants
  • Villages
  • Farm shops

Nearby attractions:

  • Many footpaths and country lanes to explore. Discover wild flowers in spring and summer and wildlife all year round.
  • Villages of Ladock and Probus within a mile of Ventonglidder. Both with local pubs and restaurants.
  • Probus with two restaurants, cafe, fish and chips shop, farm shop and mini supermarket with a post office and a garage with a shop.

Price: from £327

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Lower Gew’s bedroom in Cornwall

20. Owl House

Treneague, near Wadebridge, Cornwall (CW057)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Owl House is an old shippen and stands on the grounds of a 17th century cottage. French windows lead to a secluded terrace with fig trees and yuccas, enclosed by dry stonework.

About the location: This property is located on the quiet hamlet of Treneague in Cornwall. This is a tranquil place with only the sound of owls at night.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: open plan kitchen and sitting room with wide sliding door that steps down into beamed and vaulted bedroom with king-size bed (5’ by 6’6’’).
  • Cloakroom and separate wet-room (shower only), french windows onto private terrace.
  • Parking area straight ahead next to the white building. Parking for one car and an additional car may go by the outside gate.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (one small dog is welcome/small additional charge)
  • Babies under 12 months old are welcome.
  • Minimum of two night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • One bedroom with a wet room.
  • All accommodation on the ground floor.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Private, terraced areas with lawned garden.

Additional features:

  • Solid oak flooring throughout.
  • Vaulted beamed ceiling in bedroom.
  • Gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher.
  • Freeview TV, DVD and CD player.
  • Mobile telephone reception is good within the area.
  • Travel cot and highchair (available on request).
  • Garden furniture.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Golfing
  • Beaches

Nearby attractions:

  • Within easy reach of the beach.
  • Walks from the front door with plenty of wildlife and birds (nuthatches and woodpeckers).
  • Minutes away from Wadebridge. You can rent bikes here for cycling to Padstow, Rick Stein’s restaurants and the wonderful coastal walks.
  • Swimming and surfing opportunities on both sides of the estuary (20 minutes by car)
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and Tate St Ives are wtihin easy reach.
  • In autumn and winter the white sandy beaches are deserted, giving walkers and birdwatchers the woods and sea walk to themselves.

Price: from £298

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21. Argus Cottage

Pendeen Lighthouse, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall (CW034)

Sleeps: 3

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Argus Cottage is one of two holiday cottages available at the Pendeen Lighthouse.

About the location: The property has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The South West Coast path passes round the headland, and passes through part of Cornwall’s oldest mining areas. The lighthouse is six miles north of Land’s End and two miles from St Just. The lighthouse was established 1900, electrified in 1926 and automated in 1994.

There is plenty of wildlife with seals on the rocks below the lighthouse headland and a variety of seabirds. This is the perfect location to watch the sunset since there are banks of seasonal pink thrift and golden gorse.

Layout:

  • Hall, sitting room, kitchen, dining room and utility room.
  • Double bedroom with a 5’ bed.
  • Single bedroom with a 3’ bed.
  • Bathroom with a separate wc.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (up to two dogs/ small additional charge per dog).
  • Minimum of a two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Large walled patio to rear of the property
  • Onsite parking. Additional visitor parking is 100 years away in a public carpark which is off site.
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Stunning, panoramic views with plenty of wildlife.
  • Electric effect woodburner, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
  • TV and DVD player
  • Payphone
  • Travel cot and highchair (available on request)

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Beaches
  • Walks
  • Wildlife
  • Historic sites
  • Days out to seaside towns

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £298

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Sitting room at Argus Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall
Sitting room at Argus Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall


Kent Relaxing Holiday Cottages for Couples

22. Sakers Cottage

Seal, nr Sevenoaks, Kent (KE036)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Sakers Cottage is a luxury Kentish Ragstone cottage located within the hamlet of Stone Street. This cottage has been fitted to a high standard and includes a mix of vintage and contemporary style furnishings. This includes a cosy log burner, integrated iPod docking station, WiFi, Satellite and Apple TV.

About the location: This romantic retreat is ticked away with views across apple and pear orchards, paddocks and farmland. If you love walking and National Trust properties then this is the holiday location for you and your other half.

You can walk to Ightham Mote using a footpath running past the property. Along the way you can discover lavender fields and gather wild garlic, blackberries and elderflowers.

There are also local pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the property such as Snail in Stone Street, the Bucks Head at Godden Green, the Plough at Ivyhatch and the Chaser at Shipbourne. The Padwell Pub is very near to the cottage.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room. Cloakroom with wc.
  • First floor: bedroom with 5’ bed, en-suite shower room with overhead and handheld shower, wc and basin. The bedroom offers you a large window that allows for fantastic views over the surrounding fields/
  • Fully enclosed, terraced garden with slight slope, barbecue and garden furniture.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • A baby is welcome but the cottage is not equipped for older babies or children.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • One bedroom and one en-suite shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Fully enclosed, terraced garden with a slight slope.
  • Parking (few yards from property).
  • The headroom is slightly restricted for taller guests in the bedroom.
  • WiFi

Additional features:

  • Fantastic views overlooking the surrounding fields.
  • Fitted electric oven with separate electric hob, microwave.
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer.
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview in living area.
  • Apple TV (used with clients own iTunes accounts for films, payTV and Netflix)
  • iPod docking station with integrated ceiling speakers in living area.
  • Weber barbecue.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Restaurants and pubs
  • Easy links to London
  • Gardens and historic homes
  • Shopping

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £351

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Bedroom at Sakers Cottage in Kent
Bedroom at Sakers Cottage in Kent

23. Lidwells Coach House

Goudhurst, Kent (KE023)

Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1 and 1 shower room

About the property: Lidwells Coach House is a converted detached barn set in rural Kent. The cottage neighbours a larger property but has its own private entrance and large walled garden in the rear, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

From the large decked terrace, there are beautiful views of the rolling, wooded countryside. During summer months you can enjoy the lovely outdoor pool.

About the location: This property is located in one of the UK’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The retreat is only a half mile away from the hilltop village of Goudhurst in Kent Weald, east of Tunbridge Wells.

Layout:

  • The ground floor includes:Hall, wc, kitchen with a dining table and french doors to the terrace, utility room, sitting area.
  • The first floor: double bedroom with a 4’6’’ bed and an en-suite bathroom, double bedroom with a 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to two 3’ single and an en-suite shower room).
  • Parking for two vehicles available opposite the gate in a recess next to the stables.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • Two bedrooms.
  • One bathroom and one shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Large, decked terrace and walled garden to the rear.
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool by arrangement.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • WiFi.

Additional features:

  • Underfloor heating
  • Terrace (front of the property)
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, water softener, washer/dryer.
  • LED flatscreen TV, DVD and CD player, mobile phone.
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate (available on request)
  • Garden furniture.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Castles and historic sites

Nearby attractions:

  • From the property you can wander down into the village of Goudhurst
  • Visit one of three pubs which includes the Goudhurst Inn
  • National Trust’s Scotney Castle, historic Sissinghurst Castle or medieval Bodiam Castle
  • Rudyard Kipling’s former home Batemans
  • Bewl Water, a country park located on a reservoir and host to many activities.
  • The Pantiles at Tunbridge Wells (within a 25 minute drive). Here you can explore independent shops, cafes and individual boutiques.

Price: from £470

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Open plan kitchen at Lidwells Coach House in Kent
Open plan kitchen at Lidwells Coach House in Kent

Dorset Secluded Cottages for Couples

24. Downclose Piggeries

North Perrott, Dorset (SO040)

Sleeps: 3

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Downclose Piggeries is a lovely single storey property located along a quiet country lane. This property was formerly a Victorian Piggery and has been converted to provide light and airy accommodation for up to three guests with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

About the location: This property is a quarter of a mile outside the Hamstone village of North Perrot on the Somerset/Dorset borders. It is only 35 minutes from West Bay on the famous Jurassic Coast. It is only six miles from the Dorset town of Beaminster.

This property also sits on Downclose Farm and you are welcome to explore the farmyard and beyond into the magical bluebell woods. There are also eggs available from the free range hens, lamb and beef also available from the farm’s grass raised beef and sheep.

Layout (single story accommodation):

  • Porch/ entrance with oak seating and storage for outdoor shoes/coats.
  • Modern, open plan fully fitted kitchen
  • Dining area to seat up to four guests
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Double bedroom with 6’ king size bed.
  • Single room with 3’ bed.
  • Large shower room with basin, washing machine and utility cupboard.
  • Walled patio area.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed.
  • Children over 15 years are welcome.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • One double bedroom and one single bedroom.
  • Large shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • WiFi.
  • Parking for up to two vehicles.
  • Walled patio area.

Additional features:

  • Beams in sitting room main bedroom.
  • Walking distance of a good pub/restaurant.
  • Views over fields and woodland.
  • No steps to the property.
  • Stable door from sitting room area to the former pig sty patio area with barbecue and garden furniture.
  • Electric hob, oven, larder fridge, full size freezer, dishwasher and microwave, washing machine. Freeview smart television, DVD player, digital radio.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Local towns to explore
  • National Trust properties
  • Beaches and coastline

Nearby attractions:

  • North Perrott is a beautiful Hamstone village with many walking opportunities. Footpaths lead into the countryside of Somerset and Dorset.
  • Village has a farm shop, seasonal fruit farm, garden centre and cafe.
  • The Manor Arms pub and restaurant is in the village within walking distance of the property.
  • The White Horse pub and restaurant is in the neighboring village of Haselbury Plucknett (half a mile away from North Perrott).
  • Market town of Crewkerne with monthly farmers market, supermarkets, swimming pool and shops.
  • Dorset town of Beaminster (six mils away) with boutique shops and historic buildings
  • Many National Trust properties to visit.
  • London to Crewkerne (2.5 hours). Crewkerne to the property is a 10 minutes drive.
  • The property is 14.2 miles from West Bay on the Jurassic Coast via the A3066.
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (22 mils away), the world’s only managed colony of nesting mute swans
  • Abbotsbury with famous sub-tropical gardens

Price: from £320

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Sitting room at Downclose Piggeries in Dorset

25. Blagdon Lower Barn

Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset (DO060)

Sleeps: 6

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1 and 2 ensuite shower rooms

About the property: This property is completely secluded and accessed from a 400m long drive from the road. This is a perfect romantic destination for couples to enjoy an outdoor break together in the Dorset countryside.

About the location: The Blagdon Lower Barn is located two miles from the Dorset villages of Martinstown and Portesham, four miles from Abbotsbury and six miles from Chesil Beach.

There are are many footpaths and bridleways running from the farm and leading to stunning views of the coast. Enjoy views of some 25 miles of Monument Weymouth, Portland and all of Chesil Beach.

Layout (ground floor accommodation):

  • Open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a stunning original 15’ high brick arch.
  • Cloakroom and utility room with separate wc.
  • Contemporary oak/glass staircase leading to first floor.
  • Three double bedrooms each with 6’ zip and link beds (can convert to 3’ singles upon request).
  • Two of the double bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms.
  • Family bathroom.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (two dogs/ small charge per dog)
  • Minimum of three night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • Three bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and one family bathroom
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Large garden with south facing patio.
  • Plenty of onsite parking.
  • Kennel is provided outside so dogs can dry off from muddy walks.

Additional features:

  • Beautiful, secluded location.
  • Wildlife in surrounding fields and garden (deer, hares and more)
  • Granite work surfaces
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Two integrated electric ovens, microwaves, fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher.
  • Washer/dryer.
  • TV/DVD in all rooms.
  • Travel cot, highchair and two stairgates (available on request).

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing
  • Beaches
  • Local pubs and restaurants
  • Historic houses and gardens

Nearby attractions:

  • Martinstown has a local village pub, The Brewer’s Arms.
  • Many historic houses, gardens and golf courses closeby.
  • Beautiful beaches within easy reach of the property.
  • Dorchester is nearby (four miles) and has two railway stations and a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

Price: from £695

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Ground floor at Blagdon Lower Barn in Dorset

 

26. Laundry Cottage

Evershot, Dorset (DO073)

Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This is an 18th century Grade II listed cottage located in the village of Evershot, right in the centre of Thomas Hardy county. This cottage has been renovated to a high standard and has lots of character.

About the location: This cottage is located in Evershot, with a local shop and post office. There is also the Acorn pub, a bakery, restaurant and spa hotel within the village. Only a short drive away takes you to Dorchester (9 miles) where there are shops, restaurants and cafes. You can also find many tourist attractions like the Dorset County Museum.

Melbury Park is a short walk away, where there are deer and a Grade I listed Manor house and gardens. Also, the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coastal path are nearby with wonderful walking opportunities. You can also find West Bay, a beautiful sand beach with lots of activities.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: kitchen with dining area, sitting room with inglenook fireplace and open fire, garden room leading to the terrace. Utility room and cloakroom with wc.
  • First floor: double bedroom with 5’ bed and en-suite shower room. Double bedroom with 5’ bed. Bathroom with hand-held spray attachment.

House rules:

  • Pets allowed (two dogs/ small fee per dog)
  • No children allowed.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

Key features & amenities:

  • Two bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one bathroom.
  • Inglenook fireplace with open fire.
  • Large garden with terrace, orchard, small pond and garden furniture.
  • Street parking.
  • WiFi.

Additional features:

  • Thatched roof.
  • Three oven electric aga, microwave.
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
  • TV with DVD player and another TV in the main bedroom.

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Golfing
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Museums

Nearby attractions:

  • Nearby train station to London Waterloo (2.5 hours)
  • Dorset County Museum in Dorchester
  • South West coastal path with stunning scenery, perfect for walking
  • Jurassic Coastline
  • Mapperton House and Gardens near Beaminster
  • Sherborne Castle

Price: from £559

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Sitting room at Laundry Cottage in Dorset


Sussex Retreats for Two

27. Cherrystone Barn

Ripe, nr Lewes, Sussex (SX034)

Sleeps: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: Cherrystone Barn is a oak framed barn that has been recently refurbished into a contemporary style, while still retaining original features. This property is set within the grounds of Cherry Cottage in a secluded location with its own driveway and enclosed garden.

About the location: This location offers many walking opportunities right from the garden. There is a 14 mile long Cuckoo Trail that allows you and your other half to explore the surrounding area.

The village of Ripe is a short walk away and includes a shop with delicatessen and post office. A short drive away is Middle Farm with a farm shop, restaurant and the National Collection of Cider and Perry. Also, further afield is the historic town of Lewes with many shops, restaurants and pubs. Also, Lewes offers a farmers market on the first Sunday of every month.

Layout (ground floor accommodation):

  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with views across open farmland, shower room with wc.
  • Passageway leading to a double bedroom with 6’ bed and open plan en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.
  • There are stairs within the property but the upstairs accommodation is not available to guests.

House rules:

  • Minimum of a two night stay
  • Pets allowed (two dogs/ small fee per dog)

Key features & amenities:

  • One bedroom, one shower room and one bathroom.
  • External passageway from sitting room two double bedroom.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Large enclosed garden. There is a public footpath that runs through the paddock next to the garden.
  • Access to shared tennis courts.

Additional features:

  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room.
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Separate larder fridge, washing machine and dryer located in external utility room (shared with property owner).
  • Two TVs with Freeview, DVD player, radio/CD player, Skye available to those guests with subscription card.
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate (available on request).

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £371

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Bedroom at Cherrystone Barn in Sussex

28. Bakers Farm Oast

Ticehurst, Sussex (SX033)

Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

About the property: This is a detached oast house that has been recently converted and furnished to a high standard. The property is secluded, as it is located down a private drive and within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Sussex/Kent border.

This property is located on the grounds of a 50 acre estate and has its own private, lawned garden that overlooks the surrounding fields. When the sun is out, you can enjoy an afternoon on the terrace (perfect for a barbecue). There is also plenty of wildlife such as deer, foxes, badgers owls and kingfishers.

About the location: There are two country pubs nearby with great food only a short walk away (The Bull in the hamlet of Three Leg Cross or The Bell in the village of Ticehurst). The village also has a general store, post office, bakery, greengrocer, cafe and art gallery.

You can also walk by footpath to Bewl Water, the largest lake in the south-east of England. Here there is a 13 mile circular path by the lake and plenty of birdlife. You can cycle or ride around the perimeter in the summer. The lake also offers opportunities for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing and fishing.

Layout:

  • Ground floor: circular kitchen with door to garden. Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove. Two sets of french windows leading to the terrace garden. Cloakroom with wc.
  • Firsts floor: circular master bedroom with king size bed, twin bedroom with 3’ beds. Each bedroom with its own bathroom with bath and power shower over.

House rules:

  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum of a two night stay

Key features & amenities:

  • Two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Fully enclosed, lawned garden with a south west facing terrace.
  • Parking for three vehicles
  • WiFi
  • Fenced off pond nearby

Additional features:

  • Wooden floors.
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer.
  • Flatscreen HD Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock.
  • Telephone with honesty box.
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate (available on request).
  • Wooden garden furniture and barbecue.
  • Trains run here to London (one hour).
  • Wadhurst station offers a bus running through to Ticehurst (no need for a car).

Activities & things-to-do:

  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • National Trust gardens and castles

Nearby attractions:

Price: from £411

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Bakers Farm Oast in Ticehurst, Sussex
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Sitting room at Bakers Farm Oast in Sussex

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare

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