Surprise your partner by whisking them away to a romantic retreat. We have plenty of holiday lets around the world that the owners say have that certain je ne sais quoi. They're perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because you fancy treating them to something special.
Explore your passionate side on a European city break in Paris, Venice or Rome, or lock yourselves away for a few days in a countryside hideaway in the Cotswolds, Lake District or Scottish Highlands. For a sumptuous backdrop for wooing your loved one, book an exotic beach break in Barbados or Thailand.
Also available to book are grand chateaux, quirky houseboats, lavish penthouse suites and fairy-tale towers. For that extra special touch choose a place with a bubbling hot tub, steamy sauna or mesmerising log fire.
“Fantastic Accomodation” We had a very relaxing 7 night stay at the Cottage. The Cottage was very well equipped with everything you could wish for. There were fantastic views of the countryside from all of the windows and yet close to many local attrac
what a wonderful cottage. It had every amenity possible.It is ideal for walking or visiting local market towns or the coast. Paula the owner is lovely and the tea and biscuits on arrival was much appr… More
“Lovely place for a romantic break”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
My partner and I stayed in this cottage for new year for a couple of nights and we were very pleased with the standard of accommodation. It was brilliantly presented with all the necessary appliances … More
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located less than a two miute walk from carlingford village.Set in a tranquil coastal setting with breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside.
A little haven with a large living/dining room wi …see more
“Carriers Stable - Superb” Have had a wonderful New Year break at Carriers Stable in Brigstone,Isle of White.
From start to finish Vanessa and Glyn helped and communicated at short notice allowing us a break in their 5* accommodation. Everything was a
The cottage is a wonderful place for a completely relaxing break.
It was impeccably clean and very well equipped.
Vanessa and Glyn were very welcoming and informative both about the cottage and loca… More
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2016
Comfortable, clean and well-equipped cottage in a lovely part of the island. The owners had thought of everything!… More
Thank you for your very kind review, it helps us a lot.
“A Splendid Holiday and Break to Remember”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Perfect in every way. Warm, cosy and comfortable, peaceful and quiet. We tried to think of something we might need that wasn't provided - there was nothing! We know why people want to return - we hop… More
holiday river cottage , Normandy , France , Eure , short break , weekend , risle , accommodation , brown trout fly fishing<br />comfortable riverside cottage in Normandy with fly fishing on the rive (additional charge ) …see more
“WONDERFUL COTTAGE AND LOCATION” We have visited many cottages over the years but this one has to be the best. It has everything you could ever need and more! The cottage has all modern facilities yet keeps its character and is nice and cosy. The locat
“Perfect cosy cottage for a couple” We loved our two night stay at Ty Bychan. Conveniently located on Church Street just metres from the centre of town, the cottage is the perfect size for two. Best bits for us: the woodburner which creates such a love
“Lovely little cottage in the centre of Hay on Wye”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2014
Ty Bachan is a lovely little cottage near to the centre on Hay on Wye. Very clean and well appointed, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. For me, having a wood burner made the cosy cott… More
“Fantastic accommodation and peaceful location.” This was a beautiful location in the hills of mid-Wales, and The Old Kiln is located with an equally peaceful setting. The accommodation has been finished to a high standard and it was a pleasure to spen
An exceptionally spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Lovely furnishing & high quality appliances, every amenity thought of with care.
An idyllic spot wit… More
Thanks for such a positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales and hope to see you again in the near future.
kind regards Sue & Malcolm
“Really lovely accommodaton and location”
Reviewed 23 May 2014
My daughter and I stayed for a week in The Old Kiln. The property is beautifully maintained, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is everything you need. The location is very peaceful and pr… More
Thanks so much for your review and recommendation, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in this lovely part of Wales.
Regards Malcolm & Sue
“The Old Kiln is a wonderful cosy place in the centre of Wales”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2015
Perfectly linking the charm and cosy character of a traditional cottage to the comfort of a modern home, the Old Kiln is an outstanding apartment. We felt home from the first moment. Sitting on the ve… More
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your wedding trip stay at The Old Kiln. This year we have had bookings from 4 honeymoon couples so each time we have decorated the cottage with romantic hearts and flower garlands to make your stay that little bit special. We look forward to seeing our German honeymooners for an anniversary trip next year.
Best wishes from Sue & Malcolm
“Wonderful break” We enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay at The Lodge. It has been beautifully renovated and is very homely. The open plan kitchen/living/dining area had all that we needed (kitchen well equipped) and the good-sized bedroom offered plenty
“Great relaxed week in lovely location and comfortable surroundings”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We really enjoyed our stay. The Lodge offered every facility that we needed. It is newly built and equipped well presented. Andrew and Carol were very welcoming and on hand to help without being intr… More
“Perfect” Fantastic Cottage, everything was there that we needed. Spotless and beautifully designed. Chester is a fantastic city, I would recommend Driftwood Cottage to anyone wanting a unique, perfectly located place to stay.
What an absolutely amazing cottage Driftwood is! I had the most perfect stay in this delightful cottage and I can fault nothing! It is beautifully furnished and decorated to a very high standard. The … More
Thank you so much for that lovely review we are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and its surroundings.So glad you enjoyed your time there and hope you can comeback soon.
“Lovely apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2016
The owner has made this apartment so very comfortable. Lovely furnishings and very comfortable with everything you need. It is in a fantastic position on the river by the bridge which makes it so ea… More
Thank you for your kind comments.Look forward to you coming back.
Beck Cottage is a traditional Norfolk end-terrace cottage peacefully located overlooking fields in the tiny hamlet of East Beckham, two miles inland from the coast at Sheringham.
The cottage has one bedroom on the first floor, and on the ground floor, a lounge-diner wi …see more
“Wonderful” Beckside Cottage is in an ideal location for walking in this lovely area. It's warm and cosy, very well equipped and tastefully furnished.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and answered emails very promptly.
Doodale Cottage is a spacious one bedroomed grade II listed converted stone barn. The cottage is located on a small working farm on the outskirts of Malton in the village of Old Malton. Within easy walking distance of the cottage are 2 pubs that both serve good Yorksh …see more
Stone built cottage, newly renovated. Fully equipped kitchen. Satellite television Wireless Internet South facing garden Peaceful Lovely walks nearby. Swimming pool in St Nicolas du Pélem only 3 miles away.<br />I have my own free range hens, gee …see more
“Mrs” The cottage is lovely and really homely. There are lots of dvds, games, packs of cards etc for rainy days or evening entertainment. Great fireplace. Easy key collection and drop off, perfect for us.
“Beautiful cottage and area - definitely coming again!”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2014
The whole process of booking and planning our stay in this cottage was made easy by the very helpful and friendly owner - thank you.
The cottage is amazing! There is lots of room, big enough for a fa… More
Thank you, it was great having you to stay. We are always happy to help with groceries and stocking the larder before our guests visit us. Looking forward to having you stay again, Mike
“Wonderful” This place is just wonderful, Freddie and his wife greeted us with smiles and helpful tour of the cottage and provided an extensive array of local information and walks, the cottage was a converted barn and was just perfect for our stay.
The Bower House sits in the very pretty village of Morland . It is a small cottage that looks out onto the surrounding fields and hills with a beautiful picture window for optimum views and outdoor pa… More
“Amazing retreat, fantastic host and great location” We spent two nights here when visiting River Cottage, the location couldn't be better with only a 5 minute drive to River Cottage HQ. Joy is a superb and welcoming host, the Retreat is beautifully ma
Joy has thought of EVERYTHING to make The Retreat perfect in every way even down to high vis jackets and torches for the walk to the pub!! Well appointed and beautifully decorated cottage, amazing b… More
How very kind of you to write such lovely words about the Retreat now with it's own Hot Tub.
I'm just so pleased you enjoyed your River Cottage course.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again.
“Fantastic relaxing stay in gorgeous and perfect cottage”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2015
I booked The Retreat at Hedgehog Corner for my husband's birthday and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Every little detail was carefully thought out - all the amenities you would expect fro… More
And I can't wait to welcome you back!
(p.s. Hot Tubs are great in winter too!).
“Beautiful, peaceful and so many special touches!”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
The Retreat is beautiful! The new hot tub was wonderful, especially at night and completely private. Every little touch has been thought of by Joy (who is lovely!). Can not fault it!… More
Just delighted you enjoyed the new Cedar Hot Tub that comes with The Retreat Cottage for Couples.
It's a real hit with our guests who enjoy it at night with the pretty lights as much as in the daytime.
So glad you had a restful break and thank you so much for your kind words.
Close to Goodwood, nestled at the foot of the National Park overlooking Kingley Vale, a stunning Nature Reserve you will feel instantly relaxed and peaceful in this beautiful, newly converted Shepherd's Barn with all the fresh air you can breathe. This is a fully S …see more
“Fantastic Accommodation, Location and Hosts” The cottage was beautifully presented, well stocked and very well placed to explore the Beacons. Views from the patio were fantastic. Hosts were very welcoming and were able to provide very good useful advi
A NEWLY RESTORED DETACHED STUDIO WITH GARDEN & PARKING*
Careless Whisper is a stunning detached stone studio dating back 100 years, now newly converted to a very high standard providing a wonderfully stylish, contemporary retreat for couples …see more
“Wish this cottage was ours” This is the fourth time we have stayed at kirkgate and I think that itself says a lot about the cottage,it's cosy it has all you need in the kitchen the bedroom is lovely and snug and has a bath in it not an ordinary bath I
This carefully renovated 18th-century cottage has its own walled terrace and small herb garden, leading to a paddock within a secluded part of the grounds of the owner's home. Scenic local drives/walks overlooking the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee, with stea …see more
Above average sized one bedroomed courtyard cottage in the centre of the highly acclaimed village of Hartington, graded in the top half of four star. The village is just yards from the River dove and Dove Dale is easily reachable along a good riverside path. Superb base …see more
Blossom Folly is a luxury self-catering cottage situated in the picturesque coastal settlement of Roag. Set amidst mature private gardens the cottage is finished to a very high standard, benefitting from oak flooring throughout.
Settle back by the fire in the light an …see more
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn
A really nicely converted cottage, open plan layout with a mezzanine floor for the bedroom. Very clean, spacious and well equipped - everything from a coffee machine to Wi-Fi. Location is within a nat… More
“A unique and stunning property in a tranquil location”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Cottage Florestal far surpassed our expectations, a really unique property in a beautiful setting with stunning views to nearby Lagos. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Karen an… More
Cabin On The Cove is beautifully situated on Quadra Island, BC, the largest of the Discovery Islands. Visitors come in all seasons, drawn by the breathtaking coastal scenery and many recreational opportunities offered by this small group of islands located along the Ins …see more
“Welcoming, friendly, tranquil location which I would highly recommend.” Thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Coach House in Shalford, Surrey. Amanda and her family are most welcoming and friendly. The cottage is set behind the main house in a lovely
Detached cottage, recently renovated and refurbished, in peaceful West Cork countryside near to the unique and land-locked Lough Ine (nature reserve ½ mile). It is situated on a four acre hobby farm with large gardens (member of West Cork garden trail) and summer …see more
“Fantastic cottage by the sea” Fabulous cottage with lovely home from home touches. Right in the centre of Sheringham with sea views. Owners friendly & professional. A romantic getaway for a couple to visit any time of the year with all amenities on t
A skilfully and sympathetically converted barn that now combines the ambience of a rustic country cottage with the luxury of modern needs. This holiday cottage has an entrance porch leading into an attractive, open plan lounge/dining room equipped with a modern fitted k …see more
This is an idyllic retreat for two people. It is far away from the noise of passing traffic and provides a relaxing and tranquil place from which to explore the surrounding countryside and villages. …see more
“Lovely, will come back” Cottage was conveniently located, only a short bus ride from Stroud station, walking distance to a Sainsbury's for supplies, and also only a few minutes walk to a beautiful common with amazing views. Cottage was very clean and
Cosy well equipped cottage. Close to stroud, convenient for shops/public transport but still feels out in the country. Good walks and views across selsley and minchinhampton commons. Nice non-pretenti… More
So glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you appreciated our "local" too.
“so nice and so peaceful !”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We have passed wonderful holidays in there : it's so nice, so peaceful and it was a real pleasure to come back there every night. We liked very much the travel guides - so useful for us (french people… More
We were delighted to have visitors from France, and to know that you appreciated our wonderful area of countryside. Merci bien!
“Great Little Cottage”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2012
- Well equipped, nicely renovated throughout.
- Kitchen: All appliances and serviceware provided...very convenient
- Bathroom: Small, but practical, good hot water in shower
- Living Area… More
As our first guests at "Half-pint" we were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your break, and that you love the cottage as much as we do.
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
A great place to stay for a couple or family with older children, very quiet, comfortable and on the outskirts of Sway village, but easy walking to shops, cafe etc.
Very clean, beautifully furnished … More
“The most peaceful well equipped holiday cottage in the New Forest”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
The cottage was located in a beautiful tranquil part of the New Forest. The garden has an abundance of beautiful tall trees. We watched squirrels running through them. There was a patio area to si… More
“Great cottage,Great area,Great host”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2011
The Ducklings is in a quiet gated homely area, the owner lives next door is very friendly but not intrusive. Ducklings Cottage,Sway, is very modern and perfect with a good enclosed garden .Situated … More
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
“Beautiful spot” Friendly welcome by owner Maureen
Stone cottage set in very attractive country side
Fantastic area for keen walkers and cyclists
very attractive stone cottage with comfy bed
Easy to use wood burner
Attractively furnished with ant
Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'.
The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops.
There is so much to do in thi… More
This lovely, spacious Herefordhshire cottage is packed with rustic charm. It's in a fantastic rural setting - just pull on your boots and walk any way the mood takes you! But also ideally placed to explore historic towns and cities on both side of the Welsh Border …see more
“Warm and cosy” Had a lovely few days at the cottage. nice, warm and clean. some thoughtful touches, like the cold prosecco in the fridge.
a perfect few days away with my wife for her birthday
Stayed here as part of our minimoon in August. Peaceful, beautiful scenery and well kept cottage. We went for some lovely walks and enjoyed relaxing in the garden area. Far enough away to relax and es… More
Glad you had a great stay. Look forward to seeing you again! Martin & Julie
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
comfortable warm and cosy ideal for an autumn getaway ideally situated for
exploring the Cotswolds for an evening meal try the Bell at Saberton.
Loved every minute we were there… More
Pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again. Martin & Julie
“Delightful snug period property”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2017
Had a wonderful stay here, beautifully furnished, very snug and warm even when snowing outside. Would fully recommend to anyone. If you fancy finding the source of the Thames it's just a few fields … More
The Old Chapel is one of three cottages comprising Hendre House Cottages. The cottages are managed by Andy and Michelle Reason who live on site. Andy and Michelle have painstakingly and lovingly renovated the holiday cottages and the indoor swimming pool to a high stand …see more
“Lovely” Lovely little cottage in Dartmoor, just what we were looking for - a break away from work and in the middle of nowhere for some time out to relax.
Hosts were very accommodating and friendly.
We stayed here for a week in October, now in May and have booked for next October. What better recommendation can we give! Dartmoor in spring was spectacular, with carpets of bluebells in the woods an… More
The dogs are delighted at the review, thankyou very much from us all, its lovely to have such great feedback, we promise to keep up the good work! Have a super summer, see you in October, best regards, Sarah & Nick
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
I would highly recommend Nick & Sarah's property to anyone. They were extremely welcoming and along with their farm staff you would not know it was a working farm as it is so peaceful and tranquil. T… More
Thanks for staying with us and the great review, we're working on some new photos this week and hopefully a new website is coming shortly too!
Sarah & I are running an offer for previous guests with a 25% discount on the next stay, please look out for our e-mail newsletter or drop us a line if we can help. All the best, Nick
“A truly magical place to stay”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2015
It's hard to describe in words how much we enjoyed staying at Lurcombe. Not only did it live up to very high expectations we'd developed (derived from the photos, description & other reviews) but actu… More
Thanks for the Fab review and thanks for staying with us, hope to see you again, best regards, Sarah & Nick