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Best Short Breaks for Couples in the UK

A romantic staycation is the perfect way to enjoy quality time together whilst exploring a new or favourite place in the UK. If you’re thinking about escaping to the countryside together, our luxury cottages in beautiful locations across the UK are selected to set the scene for your special holiday. Whether it’s a bubbling hot tub with views or a remote cabin in the woods with a log burner you desire, our escapes are designed for privacy for just the two of you.

Row of houses along the stream at Castle Combe, Cotswolds


The Cotswolds is known for its charming countryside and is classed as an Area of Natural Beauty. If you’re seeking a short escape from city life, but love the buzz and liveliness of socializing and shopping, the Cotswolds is perfect for a luxury break. Couples can enjoy quiet strolls through many countryside hotspots including Broadway Tower, The Romantic Road, Bourton-on-the-Water and the charming village of Lower Slaughter. In between strolling though lush valleys and hills, you can enjoy romantic date nights at fine dining and award-wining restaurants, afternoon tea and spa experiences. The Cotswolds is blessed with unique self-catering cottages that still hold traditional village character with modern interiors and facilities for a romantic getaway for two.

Stay at The Stables, a romantic barn conversion in a quiet village with glorious views and walks in the North Cotswolds.

Richmond Castle Skyline / The Market Town Of Richmond Is Sited At The Very Edge Of The North Yorkshire Dales, On The Banks Of River Swale


Yorkshire boasts some utterly romantic scenery, from the rolling countryside to medieval cities rich in culture. A destination famed for walking, if you’re searching for a UK staycation that involves adventures by foot, Yorkshire should be on top of your list. There are two majestic national parks in Yorkshire – the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors – both of which offer outstanding scenery. It’s also a great destination to bring your dog along, especially with our range of dog-friendly cottages to choose from.

Stay at our Primrose Retreat, a sweet, little retreat for two with plenty of luxury touches and a charming terrace with amazing views across the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.


Lake Windermere

Lake District

Take a romantic break to the Lake District, which provides you with unspoiled countryside brimming with wildlife. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake District National Park was established in 1951 and encompasses mesmerizing Lakes in which its known for, as well as rolling fells and deep valleys to discover together. Whether you plan to enjoy a long weekend in the Lakes or a week or two exploring this romantic region, our cottages with hot tubs and log fires will keep you both cosy all year round.

Castle on the edge of Loch Awe


There’s so much to fall in love with, from majestic mountains, green glens and glistening lochs, Scotland has something to offer every couple seeking a romantic short break. Furthermore, Scotland is home to beautiful beaches, cultural cities and a wealth of castles to tick off your bucket list. If you’re celebrating your honeymoon or planning a proposal getaway in Scotland, places such as Edinburgh with excellent dining experiences and Perthshire, with jaw-dropping countryside will impress from the moment you arrive.

For adventurers and nature lovers, the Scottish Highlands is a must for couples seeking a short. Explore medieval ruins, go on the search for the Loch Ness monster and even swim with dolphins in Moray Firth. For couples wanting a challenge, why not climb Ben Nevis, which is the UK’s highest peak.

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We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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