Are you looking to whisk away your loved one to somewhere truly extraordinary? Then a secluded romantic weekend break might just be the thing. For those needing to get away from it all and reconnect, in the peace and tranquillity of spectacular surroundings, it's time to discover some of these enchanting places. From retreats with heavenly hot tubs to luxury lodges and shepherd's huts and more.
There's no better way to fall in love with your escape than by adding a little magic to your romance. Here at HELLO, we have found some of the best romantic retreats in the UK...
Godwick's shepherd's huts
Godwick's shepherds huts, £90/night minimum two night stay, TripAdvisor
This is the perfect romantic retreat for couples! Godwick's shepherds huts are close to nature - quirky, rustic and extremely comfortable. They have wood burners and radiators so are cosy retreats even in the colder months. The three huts come with some fabulous mod cons - a double bed and ensuite shower room, a small kitchen and microwave and even a two person hammock. As well as a comfortable night's sleep, guests can order a welcome breakfast hamper of Norfolk bread and cereal along with a host of other extras such as a bottle of fizz chilling in your fridge, a barbeque, or marvel at the stars with a fire pit, basket of wood, blankets, marshmallows and skewers.
Bethnal & Bec
Bethnal & Bec self-catering cabins, Weekend Candy
Just 25 minutes drive from Stevenage, Bethnal & Bec's cosy self-catering cabins lay. A hideaway designed for easygoing couples yearning to escape from the outside world. If the weather is fine you can enjoy the pretty rural views - or just sink into the roll-top bath. The modest breakfast hamper included for your first morning offers a chance to sample a little local produce, and tempting treats abound - think hotel mini bar, amplified!
Owners Vicky and Chris are always close by and keen to share the story of their passion project from the thrifty finds installed throughout each cabin to the waste-free approach that is at the heart of Bethnal & Bec.
Daisy Chain Log Cabin
Daisy Chain Log Cabin, Weekend Candy
Nestled in the heart of East Sussex, this cabin offers a serene and romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This beautifully crafted cabin, with its stunning wooden interiors and cosy furnishings, provides the ideal setting for a relaxing weekend getaway. For couples looking for some quality time together, this charming retreat boasts a private hot tub and a log burner, creating a warm and intimate ambiance that's perfect for snuggling up together.
The surrounding woodland and rolling hills provide a breathtaking backdrop for a romantic stroll or a picnic for two. Equipped with modern amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable seating area, and a spacious bedroom with a luxurious king-size bed, this log cabin is a great place to unwind and recharge. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to escape for a few days, Daisy Chain Log Cabin is the ultimate destination for a cosy and romantic getaway.
Wildwood Spa by Ravendere Retreats
Wildwood Spa by Ravendere Retreats, TripAdvisor
If you're looking for something different, you can now book a stay at the secluded two-person Wildwood Spa by Ravendere Retreats. Located in the coastal village of Lee, amongst 12 acres of private woodland on the North Devon coastline, you'll be transported to one of two magical hideaways. One being the cosy, pet-friendly Tree House and the other, the recently added Wildwood Spa. The private rental has been made exclusively for two people - it is the ideal sanctuary for romance. The design of the Wildwood Spa is unique, featuring two cuboid living spaces; the lounge and kitchen along with the bedroom and bathroom, parted by an open-air plunge pool and decking area.
The Gate Cornwall
The Gate Cornwall, Booking.com
Situated on the South East coast of Cornwall between the harbour town of Looe and the historic fishing village of Polperro, The Gate Cornwall is the perfect place to escape from the crowds and breath in the clean Cornish air. The luxury king-size hotel rooms and self-catered studios offer a staycation to remember. Less than two miles from Talland Bay Beach, the sea is within easy grasp, giving you the best of country and coastal living. Why not try the Luxury Shepherd's Hut? With far reaching views, an outside roll-top bath on the deck and it's own kitchenette and en-suite – it's the perfect pairing of rustic and luxe.
The Tawny boathouse, TripAdvisor
Set within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate in Staffordshire, The Tawny Hotel opened in July 2021. Comprising 55 idyllic Shepherds Huts, treehouses, boathouses, retreats and the lookout – each space is designed to emulate the natural surroundings. The Tawny's lofty, nature-inspired boathouses are the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. The Tawny's boathouses have a freestanding bathtub overlooking the Estate, an en-suite with a walk through shower and even a private outdoor decking with a spa bath and shower.
The Roost, To Wander UK
Set just outside the gorgeous Forest of Dean, this is a peaceful oasis in which to relax and unwind. The award-winning cabin, which is located near the rural village of Mitcheldean, is the perfect place to explore the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But that's only if you can drag yourself away from the tranquillity of your snug lodge!
Peregrine Retreat by Bettws Court Retreats
Peregrine Retreat, To Wander UK
This is one of three of the amazing retreats by Bettws Court Retreats. The dreamy haven, situated on Orcop Hill, will help you clear your mind with a hilltop picnic accompanied by panoramic views. With a super modern but homely feel, Peregrine Retreat is completely airy and screams relaxed minimalism. With brown wooden walls, cosy blankets and neutral fibre accessories, this Scandi lodge is the quintessential getaway.
Chapel Cottage, Sykes Cottages
Escape for a peaceful short break in the picturesque surroundings of the Cotswolds AONB area. Chapel Cottage, in the very pretty village of Chalford, makes a perfect couples retreat for guests wishing to enjoy a relaxing rural break in this beautiful and peaceful corner of the UK countryside. This idyllic holiday cottage is surrounded by fields and mature woodland with countless walks for you to explore. With quirky upside-down living, the accommodation is beautifully furnished with excellent attention to detail. Couples can relax in the comfort of the cottage, enjoy peaceful strolls and explore some of the nearby pubs and restaurants. Pricing for this stay starts from £614 for three nights.
Galgorm Resort, galgorm.com
Commanding an enviable position on the beautiful Causeway coastal route and within 163 acres of lush parkland, is the prestigious Northern Irish retreat property of Galgorm. Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of this lush Ballymena countryside and riverside setting and experience pure relaxation within an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, forest bathing experience, a snow cabin, samarium, steam rooms and saunas and a Celtic Sauna Infusion – you are spoilt for choice! The Thermal Spa Village also boasts a new Alpine Garden and an established Serenity Garden. The spa resort is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Belfast, and is ideal for a romantic break with excellent facilities to be enjoyed. You will certainly leave this resort feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Feathered Nest
The Feathered Nest, TripAdvisor
The Feathered Nest Inn gives guests the perfect solution for a luxury break in the Cotswolds. The cottage sits within the grounds of the 15th-century inn, which is located in the pretty village of Nether Westcote and offers stunning views of the Cotswolds countryside. The cosy cottage combines period charm and modern elegance and includes key original features of flag-stone flooring, exposed fire mantle and wooden beams. The Feathered Nest Inn also offers outstanding cuisine, with diners choosing between a gourmet tasting menu or from the a la carte menu which features classic dishes the Fillet of Stone Bass, Cotswolds Fallow Venison Loin and the English Wagyu Burger.
Hansel & Gretel Cottage
Hansel & Gretel Cottage, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This unique lakeside hideaway nestled in a 200-acre private wood on the Bradford Estate is a truly memorable spot for a romantic getaway, an off-grid escape, or an active weekend of walking, cycling and exploring. Located only 30 minutes from Birmingham city centre, this is the ideal place for a country retreat. The house presents the rare opportunity to stay in a wonderful place of history and heritage, with all the creature comforts and a few surprises on arrival that will make your stay one to remember.
The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa
The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, £360, buyagift
This spa retreat for two is jam-packed and full of pampering treats. Relax together away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in a Grade I-listed hotel in Bath. The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa exudes Georgian elegance and once inside the opulence continues. Your room will come complete with soft furnishing, a queen-sized bed and more. After you've made yourself at home, head down to the fabulous facilities for a dip in the pool or a moment in the relaxing steam room. The next morning, sit down to a delicious full English breakfast each.
Spink's Nest, £445, spinksnest.booksterhq.com
One of Norfolk's most picturesque cottages, Spink's Nest is located to the north of the county and provides the perfect getaway for those looking to escape everything this summer and enjoy the best of the British countryside. Over two years in the making, the painstaking restoration of this gardener's cottage dating back to the mid-18th century, is the very definition of rustic luxe. Using curated, reclaimed and vintage materials and objects throughout, it's the juxtaposition between traditional textures and materials alongside premium upholstery and fabrics that truly secures the cottage's extraordinary charm. A very romantic bolthole in the coastal region.
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