Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s got us thinking about romantic getaways.
Whether you’re planning to go away for V-Day itself, or are thinking of booking a break for your special someone, the UK has so many great options to choose from.
From cosy shepherd’s huts to country cottages, there’s a whole host of retreats that offer isolated and peaceful stays.
Some spots have hot tubs, others are in the treetops – there’s truly something for everyone, and many have great walking routes nearby, or provide games and hampers, to make your getaway all the more charming.
We’ve rounded up some of the best secluded spots around, that will make quality time with a partner even more special.
The Hovel at Housedean
This stylish self-catering cottage sits on a working farm on the South Downs National Park – so is nice and remote (although, you may hear the odd cow from the cattle barn next door).
The open plan kitchen-living room comes with a lovely wood burning stove for the chillier months, and also large bi-folding doors that open up onto the patio – so is a great option all year round.
The surrounding area is ideal for country walks, too. In fact The Hovel itself is located on the South Downs Way walk – and Devil’s Dyke and the village of Lewes are both a short drive away.
From £140 per night thehovelathousedean.co.uk
The Hilly Huts at the Fish Hotel
The perfect woodland retreat, The Hilly Huts are luxury shepherd’s huts that belong to the Fish Hotel in Broadway.
Each one has under-floor heating, an en suite bathroom and a lounge area with a small sofa and wood burner – not to mention a fire pit and an outdoor hot tub boasting amazing views of the Cotswolds.
They’ve really got all bases covered in terms of a romantic, secluded escape.
From £290 per night thefishhotel.co.uk/sleep/huts
More bespoke huts can be found at Aller Dorest. They have two different options – Links and Littledown (each with their own colour scheme) – both of which overlook a beautiful spring-fed lake that guests can swim in.
Each self-catering hut also comes with its own fire pit for BBQs and a private outdoor bath – so you can take a midnight soak under the stars.
They also have various activities on offer as add-ons – including hampers, fire pit suppers, yoga by the lake, reflexology and tennis.
From £185 per night allerdorset.com
Cambridge Country Cottages
These neighbouring cottages are nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Each one is traditional-yet-contemporary with exposed beams, a wood burning stove, a four poster bed and a generous bath tub.
The cottages have everything you could possibly need for a romantic weekend (or week) away – complete with a heated outdoor swimming pool, which is available on request from the estate’s owners.
From £195 per night cambridgecountrycottages.co.uk
The Cowshed on Airbnb
This Airbnb in the Welsh countryside is definitely one to add to your wishlist.
It’s modern yet rustic and even comes with its own little patio area – should you want to enjoy breakfast or a drink outside. Guests will also receive a welcome hamper with traditional Welsh cakes, wine and other goodies.
From £121 per night airbnb.co.uk
Squirrels Nest Treehouses
You can’t really get more remote than a treehouse in the middle of the Welsh countryside. Squirrels Nest has three on offer, each with a hot tub on the balcony.
The Cadwollen’s Treehouse, in particular, is a great choice for couples with a copper bathtub looking out to the woodland setting. It also boasts two hammocks on the decking, as well as an outdoor shower and private fire pit.
From £320 per night squirrels-nest.co.uk
Bowcombe Boathouse on Canopy and Stars
Does it get more romantic than this idyllic waterside setting in Devon?
The Bowcombe Boathouse on Canopy and Stars is a restored storage shed that overlooks the beautiful estuary – with a mini balcony in the bedroom and decking downstairs. So you can sit and enjoy a drink overlooking the water, or even take a kayak into Kingsbridge from the house itself.
In terms of interiors, it’s kitted out with old and new bits for the perfect mix of cosy and stylish.
From £205 per night canopyandstars.co.uk