Romantic Valentines Retreats

Romantic Valentines Retreats

The quintessential month of love is upon us, proposing no better time to escape with your sweetheart on a romantic Valentine’s retreat in the UK. Calling for slow moments cherishing the simple pleasure of each other’s gaze, this winsome time of year is nothing short of magic.

Set the dreamiest mood for spellbinding sojourns and whisk your beloved away on a fairytale for two, falling for the allure of clifftop cabins, woodland abodes and country cottages wrapped in vines. However you’d like to curate your enchanting escape, seek your perfect boutique haven and create lasting memories with your amour. Let love lead the way…

Valentine’s Retreats 2024

Aulinn, Skye

The stunning Aulinn retreat overlooking the Kylerhea Straits and Five Sisters of Kintail

Let the sight of Aulinn make your heart skip a beat during a blissful break with your beau this Valentine’s Day. A luxurious lodge set within the fantastical realm of the Isle of Skye, this two-bedroom homestay inspires lifelong love stories. Seek serenity in its Scandi-inspired spaces, basking in the warmth of its double-sided fire and relishing the stunning interiors that propose the best of open-plan living. With windows framing breathtaking views of the Kylerhea Straits and the mountainous Five Sisters of Kintail, moments of magic await from the first light of morning to the glinting stars of night. Flee the ordinary and plan your romantic reverie, ready for days of wild romance. And it’s dog-friendly too.

The Honeypot, Chipping Campden

The beautifully romantic courtyard of The Honeypot in Chipping Campden illuminated by candles

Within the honey-hued town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds resides The Honeypot. A gorgeously inviting retreat for two, this golden stone cottage sparks the heart and beckons for timeless tales of amour. Declare your devotion with a Valentine’s weekend stay or love-filled week away and savour a getaway of dreams. Inside, period wooden timbers and exposed stonework frame tranquil living spaces, finished with sumptuous furnishings and warmed by a double-sided wood burning stove. Outside, a private, enclosed garden hosts a dining table with rattan chairs and an Ooni Karu pizza oven for those atmospheric date nights. Should you feel like exploring, Cotswolds gems await to be uncovered nearby, such as the eighteenth-century Broadway Tower with views across sixteen counties.

Carrington Lodge, Milford on Sea

The private, enclosed garden of Carrington Lodge in Milford-on-Sea, complete with an alfresco hot tub

Seek a romantic retreat at Carrington Lodge in the coastal idyll of Milford on Sea in the New Forest. A beautiful red brick abode where country charm meets luxury living, it promises a dreamlike escape unlike any other. Covet moments of tranquillity in the ground floor lounge that flows into a light-filled kitchen, crowned with a glistening chandelier hanging lamp. Heated by a wood burning stove and underfloor heating throughout, toes are warmed and hearts are set alight. For bubble-topped indulgence, sink into the rolltop bath or bubbling alfresco hot tub before dining with your valentine, either in the comforts of your abode or in one of the fine-dining eateries just a short distance away.  

Kowetha, Whitsand Bay

The picturesque sundeck of Kowetha in Whitsand Bay at twilight, perfect for romantic retreats


A soundtrack of sweet ocean symphonies serenades you at Kowetha, an exquisitely captivating cliffside cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay. Overlooking an expansive ocean of sapphire blue from floor-to-ceiling windows and a suntrap deck, this dog-friendly coastal paradise calls to the lovers of wide horizons and tumbling waves with sublime vistas over the English Channel. Luxuriate within the tailored interiors that blend coastal living with industrial inflections and revel in the company of your beloved. From relaxed mornings spent dolphin-spotting in bed, to leisurely lunches oceanside, to soul-stirring evenings stargazing in the alfresco hot tub, romantic Valentine’s retreats are a dream come true at Kowetha.

Hartley Hare, Settle

A love seat in the garden of Hartley Hare in Settle with countryside views and a crackling fire pit

With origins dating back to the fifteenth century, spellbinding Hartley Hare promises a love for the ages. A former barn exquisitely restored to promise utmost comfort whilst sympathetically retaining period charm, it creates a beautiful setting for romantic retreats on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. Take your beloved by the hand and look forward to exhilarating walks in bracken-kissed peaks, fireside tipples in cosy pubs, and reposeful hours wrapped in the embrace of your rural homestead. With reaching views over patchwork fields, an outdoor hot tub under open skies, and interiors that beckon for nothing but bliss, storybook romances await to be penned from this fairytale retreat.

Acacia, Crediton

The terrace of Acacia in Crediton, designed with an outdoor table and chairs and alfresco hot tub

For the sweetest Devonshire daydreams, head to Acacia with your soulmate this Valentine’s. A contemporary sanctuary ensconced in picture-perfect pastoral scenery, this dog-friendly hideaway is the most perfect place for escaping the everyday and simply focusing on each other. Designed with a modern feel and furnished for total sumptuousness, it immediately captivates the heart and mind whilst simultaneously exuding an utterly relaxing ambience. Settle in with your favourite person, indulging in lingering lie-ins, country walks and hot tub soaks, and watch the sky change from blue to purple to glittering darkness over a hummocky horizon of rolling fields from this secret hideaway.

Burghope, Bath

The gorgeous garden of Burghope near Bath, framed by clambering creepers, perfect for Valentine's dates

Whether you’re curating a perfect proposal or are crafting the most heavenly sojourn, the oh-so-romantic Burghope set deep in the Wiltshire countryside is hard to resist. Be greeted by a regal façade adorned with climbing plants and step into a luxurious homestay where exposed stone walls, original flagstone floors, wooden beams and soothing tones intertwine. Lace fingers and curl up on the fireside sofa in the stunning lounge with your darling, warmed by the amber glow of the wood burning stove as your favourite songs play. When adventure calls, trace your way to the ancient city of Bath nearby or tread waymarked trails, before returning for hot tub soaks and Champagne toasts to love that lasts a lifetime.

Foxcote, Stow-on-the-Wold

The light-filled kitchen of Foxcote in Stow-on-the-Wold with pretty garden views

Only two hours from London and on the doorstep of awe-inspiring places to propose, the endlessly appealing Foxcote is perfect for romantic Valentine’s retreats. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, it resides a short distance from Stow-on-the-Wold and is perfectly placed for breaks from the capital. Fall for the charm of its traditional Cotswold stone exteriors and let the expertly curated interiors sweep you off your feet. With plenty to see and do on your doorstep and boasting a world of comfort within, Foxcote rewrites real-life love stories and evokes unforgettable memories. Perfect for date nights, two pubs can also be found within walking distance of the doorstep and several Michelin star restaurants are within easy driving distance.

Khari, Penrith

An aerial view of beautiful Khari, set within a sprawling private estate in Penrith near the Lake District

A bewitching honeymoon destination and idyllic Valentine’s retreat, Khari is just perfect for devoted lovebirds seeking adventure and romance in equal doses. Nestled within the Penrith countryside on the outer reaches of the Lake District National Park, it tempts with an abundance of space and the most glorious setting within a private 1,500-acre estate. Seek wilderness escapism in a Cumbrian arcadia, venturing into the Lake District to summit Wainwright fells and picnic beside glacial lakes. Or, head into Penrith and select from a number of award-winning restaurants for candlelit dates. Upon your return, settle into one of the three sitting rooms or retreat to the woodfired hot tub and bask in the setting of this unique abode for the greatest Lakeland love affairs.

Heddwyn, Newcastle Emlyn

The lovely Heddwyn with a backdrop of verdant trees in Newcastle Emlyn

Find time for yourself and your one true love with a romantic Valentine’s retreat at Heddwyn. A spacious two-bedroom cottage situated between verdant swathes and the coastal paradise of Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion, it weaves enchantment into all of life’s moments. Wake up to golden sunshine cresting the horizon and wrap your hands around a mug of your favourite blend from the Nespresso coffee machine as you plan your day. With extensive indoor and outdoor dining facilities, an alfresco fire pit and wood burning stove, six acres of grounds, and a huge array of things to see and do nearby, days pass easily at Heddwyn. Venture hand-in-hand and let the chorus of birdsong and swaying leaves set the soundtrack to starry-eyed escapes.

Trevear Lodge, Padstow

The shared swimming pool at Trevear Lodge, perfect for romantic Valentine's retreats in the UK

Surrounded by gorgeous countryside dreamscapes that unravel towards the North Cornish coast, the dog-friendly Trevear Lodge entices for the most romantic breaks imaginable. Situated above the sea just a few miles from Padstow, the River Camel, and a number of salt-gilded bays, it is a veritable oasis for beach lovers seeking seaside reveries. Lace your arm around your sweetheart as you print two pairs of footsteps in the sand and dine in one of the area’s Michelin star restaurants. Or, stay close to your Valentine’s sanctuary and make the most of Trevear Lodge’s luxurious interiors, enclosed garden and wonderful onsite facilities, including a stunning heated indoor swimming pool, steam room and gym.

Seeking a love-filled sojourn in 2024? Take a look at our collection of romantic Valentine’s retreats in the UK.

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