Are these the UK's Most Romantic Cottages?
Published: Monday 27th Oct 2014
Written by: Betheny Ellis
There are some ridiculously romantic cottages hidden away in England and Wales. Some have tranquil gardens and lakeside look-outs, while others offer breath-taking sea views and cosy open fires. If you fancy spoiling yourselves and escaping to a romantic getaway, here are eight wonderful properties to help you with your search:
The Cottage - Ponsanooth, Mid Cornwall
An open-plan studio apartment set in green countryside, The Cottage is a charming rural retreat, suitable for couples looking to enjoy a relaxing break in mid-Cornwall. With a skylight and a glass balcony, the timber-clad property is bright and welcoming and offers wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. The port town of Falmouth is only three miles away while the nearest village, Ponsanooth, is a ten-minute stroll.
Courtyard Cottage - Ingleby Greenhow, North Yorkshire Moors
Set in the enchanting grounds of the 16th century Ingleby Manor, romance is truly alive and well at Courtyard Cottage. This two-bedroom property has oak beams and antique furniture and offers guests visiting the North Yorkshire Moors a touch of luxury during their stay. In the grounds they will find a rose garden and croquet lawn, and even a stream where you can catch trout.
Fieldside Cottage - Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire Coast
Situated at the bottom of the old village at Robin Hood’s Bay, Fieldside Cottage is a romantic cottage full of character for couples who want to enjoy a seaside break together. With many original features, this one-bedroomed cottage has its own garden if you want privacy but it’s also a great base to explore the many attractions of this famous fishing village on foot.
The Potting Shed - Benenden, Rural Kent
Located in gardens that once belonged to famous plant collector ‘Cherry’ Ingram, The Potting Shed is one of those romantic cottages that will delight couples looking for an escape among the greenery. Surrounded by sculpted hedges, and vegetable gardens, The Potting Shed also benefits from a green-fingered owner who brings you jars of fresh garden flowers during your stay.
Williams Cottage - Bucks Mill near Clovelly, North Devon Coast
Set on a cliff top, Williams Cottage offers romantics a stunning vista across the Atlantic Ocean – views that will remain in the memory long after the holiday has ended. You’ll find peace and tranquillity in abundance at this wonderful two-bed property that also includes a wood burning stove and delightful alcove window seat. A short stroll takes you down to the beach.
Wellswill - Dersingham, West Norfolk Coast
Nestled in the Royal Estate of Sandringham, Wellswill is a delightfully romantic cottage for two in a quiet village location. Tastefully furnished, a running brook at the end of the garden adds to the tranquillity of this lovely holiday hideaway, which is within easy walking distance of shops and a pub and has a good choice of local beaches and nature reserves a short drive away.
Bryn Hyfryd Cottage - near Dolgellau, Machynlleth and Coast to Aberystwyth
Located in a beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park, Bryn Hyfryd is a romantic cottage overlooking the Mawddach Estuary. This cosy retreat has all the home comforts and its close vicinity to such stunning natural features as Cregennan Lakes and the Cadair Idris mountain makes it an ideal romantic getaway for fans of the outdoors.
Primrose Cottage - Kersey, Suffolk Countryside
In one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages, is Grade II listed Primrose Cottage, a wonderful holiday property in the heart of East Anglia. With a secluded garden and a wood burning stove, this one-bed romantic retreat suits couples wanting to get away from it all whatever the time of year. Its location in the Suffolk countryside also makes it a great base for exploring the rural scenes painted by landscape artist John Constable, as well as the picture postcard villages of Lavenham and Long Melford.