With life being a hectic swirl of friends, family, work and socialising, it’s little wonder that you and your loved one have time left for the two of you. So why not make time for romance and hideaway in a love nest decked out especially for two. Whether you’re newlyweds or long-term lovers, sweep your partner off their feet and whisk them away to a tree house in India, a house in the sea, the turreted wing of a manor house, or a beach hut perched by the crashing waves. Whether you choose somewhere close to home or overseas, your exclusive Unique Home Stays retreat will be made only for two. Snuggle up by the fireside, sink into double-ended baths and sip vintage Champagne; you can even call in a private chef to serve dinner by candlelight.
Bay View, Nr Whitby, North Yorkshire
Open the door, slip into your cosy bathrobe, snuggle up by the log fire and tuck into your welcome hamper brimming with local produce (with optional luxury extras such as bubbly and chocolates). Nestled on the cliffs overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, with ocean views from inside and a sea-facing terrace for sunny days, you won’t need to leave your love nest for a special weekend away. But if you want to break out from your bolthole, step outside and work up an appetite for romance with a windswept walk along the stunning coastline.
Basics: Sleeps 2, self-catering.
Cost: From £560 to £730 per week; 3 nights from £300
THE HOUSE IN THE SEA, Newquay, Cornwall
Cast away from the mainland to your own private island accessed by a 70ft drawbridge from the cliffs of north Cornwall. Enjoy absolute seclusion, panoramic sea views and a unique location, perched high above the golden sands and surf beaches of Newquay. Stargaze on the decking, curl up in a luxurious double or take in the views from your private sitting room – this is surely a setting made for pure romance.
Basics: Sleeps 2 on a B&B basis.
Cost: From £140 per night
TRANQUIL TREEHOUSE, Kerala, India
Tranquil by name, tranquil by nature. Hideaway in a tree house for two, high in the treetops where the fire flies dance and monkeys swing. With a fridge, a sumptuous double bed and a hot shower, this isn’t life as Tarzan and Jane lived it in the jungle – here you can sip a G&T with a breathtaking view of lush forests and coffee plantations, and climb down from your tropical abode for a home-cooked dinner served on banana leaves.
Basics: Sleeps 2, fully catered.
Cost: From €170 per person, per night
LITTLE COB, Nr Newquay, Cornwall
Get cosy and get away from it all in a country hamlet close to the North Cornish coast. In your converted cob barn you can settle in and enjoy lush rural views, relax in style by the wood-burning stove and sink into a plush, king-size bed. Arrive to a fridge filled with fresh Cornish fare, book a private chef or explore gourmet Cornwall from Jamie Oliver’s to Rick Stein’s. When the sun shines the sweeping beaches are just ten minutes away, country walks are on the doorstep and the sun sets in view of your private terrace.
Basics: Sleeps 2 on a self-catering basis.
Cost: Weekly stays from £490 to £850. 3 nights from £210 to £300.
ELOUNDA VILLAS, Crete, Greece
Chill out in a villa for two overlooking the Mediterranean, with a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Not only is the beauty of Greek island living at your fingertips, but here you also have a cook and a butler at your service, and massages can be organised in the privacy of your luxury retreat. Sit back in the sunshine and enjoy the service of a first-class hotel from the stylish comfort of your well-equipped villa – a blissful and elegant setting for newlyweds, romantics and couples in need of some quality time for two.
Basics: 18 villas sleeping 2-4 guests
Cost: From €575 per night for a villa with a private pool
SEAPINK COTTAGE, Bude, Cornwall
Seapink Cottage is tucked away in the lush countryside, just a short walk from the wave-lashed beaches of North Cornwall. Cuddle up in front of the wood-burner, dine alfresco in the garden or sink into a lavish clawfoot bath brimming with luxurious bubbles. Beamed ceilings and original wood floors add traditional character to the interior, whilst the flower-filled garden, surrounding woodland and craggy coastline nearby, make this cosy cottage a wildly romantic retreat for every season.
Basics: Sleeps 2-4 (meals by arrangement)
Cost: From £850 per week; short stays available outside peak season.
CATHERINE OF ARAGON, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Medieval grandeur fused with modern luxury is the order of the day in this Tudor mansion with historic links to Catherine of Aragon. There’s two king-size beds (hard or soft) in the suite that commands prime position in its own wing, and although the décor boasts decadent luxuries, there are ample mod cons including broadband, Sky TV, under-floor heating, a large bath and a power shower.
Basics: Sleeps 2 on a B&B basis
Cost: £85 to £125 per night
LOFTY, Nr St Ives, Cornwall
Hole up with your lover in the contemporary loft conversion of an 18th Century granite barn. Situated close to the artists’ haunt of St Ives, just a few miles from the north and south coasts of Cornwall, Lofty has been lovingly restored as a modern snug oozing charm and character. Perfect for couples that want to get away from it all, this two-storey retreat is deceptively large, with its light-flooded living space, wood-burner and a king-size bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Basics: Sleeps 2
Cost: From £320 to £620 per week; 3 nights from £240 to £360.
TIDE MILL VIEW, Suffolk
A picturesque cottage situated by the river in Woodbridge, next to Suffolk’s famous Tide Mill, relax with your loved one against a tranquil backdrop of sea birds, boats and lapping tides. Nautical decor and antique furnishings make this stylish pad the perfect base for heading off on windswept walks, enjoying good food and each other! You won't want to share this luxury waterside retreat with friends and family; simply take over the three floors for yourself and your partner to relax and enjoy.
Basics: Sleeping 2-4, choose from two double en suite bedrooms
Cost: From £695 to £1100
WOODLAND COTTAGE, nr Barnstaple
Ensconce yourself in nature at this idyllic hideaway cottage squirreled away down a country lane in North Devon. Nestled in a peaceful rural setting, and combining character and charm, this beautiful woodland cottage is spacious and comfortable. As perfect a getaway pad for a winter honeymoon - think sumptuous sofas, luxurious linens and country walks from the doorstep, as it is for those of you simply looking to escape the rat race and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
Basics: Sleeps 2-3 guests
Cost: From £425 to £725 weekly; 3-nt stays from £325
For more information contact Sarah Stanley or Jen Morgan
Tel: +44(0)1637 881183