Romantic Weekend Getaways for Busy Couples

Published: Sunday 28th Sep 2014

Written by: Betheny Ellis

It’s important that couples with busy lives take time out to unwind and be with each other. What could be a better way of achieving this than escaping on a romantic weekend getaway and exploring a wonderful new destination together? There is a host of lovely properties suitable for couples looking to spend time away – here are ten to whet your appetite:

The Old Barn - Camelford, North Cornwall

This beautifully converted granite barn is a great romantic getaway for couples looking to escape to the Cornish countryside. With a four poster bed, vaulted ceilings and a wood burning stove, The Old Barn is close to the moors and coast and only a short drive from Boscastle and Tintagel.

Otter Lodge - Exebridge, North Devon Countryside

Situated in the Exmoor village of Exebridge, Otter Lodge offers a tranquil setting and comfortable accommodation ideal for that special romantic break. With a kingsize bed, double-ended spa bath and sauna, the property opens onto a decked verandah where you can enjoy stunning views of meadows and lakes.

Lavender Cottage - Swanage, Dorset

Only a short stroll from the beach and the Victorian resort of Swanage, Lavender Cottage is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway. The stone property is perfect for those who love the outdoors and wildlife – Townsend Nature Reserve is nearby and Durlston Country Park is reachable on foot.

Serena Cottage - Sandgate, Coastal Kent

With a number of balconies, terraces and windows offering stunning views of the sea, Serena Cottage is a wonderful place for a romantic weekend break. Sleeping up to four people, this exquisite cottage is only an hour away from London by train and could suit two couples from the capital looking for a relaxing break by the coast.

Townhouse Bothy - Ardingly, Rural Sussex

Townhouse Bothy is a stylish cottage and an ideal place for couples wanting to escape to the Sussex countryside for a romantic weekend. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, activities such as walking, golf and fishing can all be pursued close by, while attractions such as Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place are easily accessible.   

The Boathouse - Silverdale, Lancashire

The outstanding Boathouse enjoys a wonderful position on the edge of Morecambe Bay and offers you stunning sea views. With an open plan living area and balcony, this splendid property is stylishly furnished throughout – just right for a busy couple looking to enjoy each other’s company on a romantic weekend getaway by the coast.

The Coach House - Long Melford, Suffolk Countryside

Situated in one of Suffolk’s most charming villages, The Coach House offers luxury and privacy in equal measure, and is just right for those who want a romantic weekend break in the country. Long Melford's famous High Street is just a short stroll away where visitors will discover a fine choice of galleries, pubs and restaurants.

Old Beans Cottage - East Barsham, Norfolk Countryside

Old Beans is a delightful studio cottage perfect for a busy couple searching for a few days’ R&R in the Norfolk countryside. Furnished to a high standard and with wonderful views across the nearby meadows, this one-bed property is close to the market town of Fakenham while stunning beaches at Wells and Holkham are also within easy striking distance.

The Byre - Ruswarp, near Whitby, North Yorkshire

A wonderful romantic weekend getaway with lovely country views, The Byre is ideal for couples wanting to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and nearby coastline. Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ruswarp and just three miles from Whitby, this charming cottage is bright and airy, and includes a king-size bed with ensuite bathroom, wood burning stove and first floor balcony.

2 Cross Houses - Montgomery, Mid Wales

A Grade II listed terraced cottage, 2 Cross Houses is a character property in the historic border town of Montgomery. With a four-poster double bed, oak floorboards and exposed beams, this is a lovely spot for a couple to unwind and get away from it all.  It’s only a short walk into town where you’ll discover shops, pubs, cafes and the local castle.

Betheny Ellis
Betheny Ellis


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