Be Flirty, Get Quirky!

Published: Tuesday 26th Jan 2016

Written by: Rebecca Pead

Lovebirds, it’s that time of year again! If you’re tired of scrambling to book a table at your favourite restaurant, or racking your brain to think of something original to surprise your better half with, then fear not! We have an idea that will win you enough brownie points to see you through for the rest of the year. (You’re welcome!)

What better then to blow your other half away with a surprise retreat? We think there is nothing lovelier than getting away from the day to day grind, and to spend some quality time together somewhere memorable. We have hunted around our plethora of cottage delights to find a couple of unusual holiday cottages sure to put a smile on both of your face’s this Valentine’s Day.

If you fancy cosying up by the seaside, have a look at Little Dukes cottage. One of the smallest buildings in Padstow, it’s charming, cute and the perfect place to whisk your other half away to. Explore the quaint streets bustling with lovely pubs and shops, dip your toes in the sea and be able to curl up by the woodburner after days out. For those with sea legs, what could be a better surprise than a stay in 40ft cruiser Yacht? Moored up at the Mayflower Marina is Cloud 9. Spoil your better half with a surprise break in Plymouth. Guaranteed to be a trip to remember, have a chat with the captain to arrange nautical trips out too.

Little dukes

Although Valentine's is about just the two of you, if a few of your friends are struggling for ideas then why not take a trip together? We’ve found some gems for you to stay in, plenty big enough to have space for yourselves, whilst enjoying somewhere quirky to stay. The Shooting Box Tower is a stunner of a property for up to 8 of you. Nestled in a bluebell forest with breathtaking views, as well a character packed interior, this impressive property makes for more than just a romantic retreat in the sussex countryside. Finally, take a look at The Dome House in Polzeath. Up to 6 of you can stay at this beautiful property. With loads of on-site facilities such as a sauna and a swimming pool, great interior decoration and an unbelievable domed glass roof to the sitting room. Imagine soaking up the seaside views or the stars by gazing through the telescope.

Quirky Properties

We’re pretty sure you’d be hard pushed to think of something more romantic than that. These are just a titbit of our quirky and characterful cottages available to book on our website. If you a seeking more choice and a little more inspiration, then have a peruse through our choice of unique and boutique cottages made to romance and charm. So take a look and get some inspiration, you’re sure to be in the good books with a valentine's surprise getaway!  

Rebecca Pead
Rebecca Pead


Sales Support Team Member


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