There is romance everywhere in England — the rolling countryside, history, art, literature, scenic old villages, and hills, lakes, and fields. English romance is plain to see, but sometimes, you might be looking for something extra romantic. Hotels, inns, cottages, and cabins all offer something a little extra special, making a getaway in England filled to the brim with love. From four-poster beds and luxury dinners to private hot tubs in secluded cabins, there’s a lot of choice in where to go and what to experience. The only problem is in the choice. So to help you out, here’s my pick of the most amazing romantic getaways in England.
1. Frasers, Kent
It’s hard to think of a more romantic location than a beautiful, converted farm building nestled deep in the stunning Kent countryside. The Frasers 2 AA Rosette Restaurant is a great choice for a romantic meal. And if you want to extend the loving feeling, there is a choice of luxury overnight accommodation available. From rooms in the converted eco barn to the gorgeous original features of the honeymoon suite in a converted Oast house, there’s a romantic getaway to suit everyone.
2. The Nest And The Hide, Somerset
The Nest and the Hide are two idyllic roundhouses at The Yurt Retreat in Somerset. Expect chic interiors with everything you need for a romantic break, plus rainfall showers and freestanding baths. Outside on the decking, you’ll find outdoor bathtubs perfect for stargazing, and they’ll easily fit two. This is glamping, but up a notch. And these yurts really are perfectly named. They are both the ideal hideaway, and somewhere to nest with the one you love.
3. Dazzle Treehouse, Dorset
Dazzle isn’t cheap at nearly £500 a night, but it’s a push the boat out kind of treehouse stay that you’ll never forget. This striking property is minimalistic in its design, but also luxurious. The showstopper is the terrace which has a round silver bath big enough for two, fire pit, pizza oven, outdoor covered kitchen, and luxury hammock. You won’t ever want to leave, and it’s the perfect place for cozying up with your special someone.
4. East Thorne Roundhouses, Bude
East Thorne offers a range of stunning luxury roundhouses which sleep two to six people, so you can enjoy your romantic break alone or take the family. The roundhouses sleeping two have their own private gardens to ensure a romantic escape. Cynefin has beautiful valley views, a luxury roll-top bath, and a double shower. The Secret Roundhouse has a quirky covered supper kitchen perfect for romantic nights around the campfire. It’s peaceful and calming, and it’s the ideal mix of camping and luxury.
5. Derwent Apartments, Scarborough
The seaside town of Scarborough greets guests with the most incredible rugged clifftop views and a traditional English beachside town. The romance of Scarborough is in both its history and its modern outlook on life and love. One of the Bronte sisters is buried up on the clifftop, and the romance in the air swirls around the dramatic landscape. At Derwent Apartments, you have the perfect base to explore Scarborough from. These luxury apartments in a Georgian townhouse have everything you need for a cozy retreat by the sea.
Pro Tip: The team at Derwent Apartments are happy to organize special additions to your stay for a special occasion. Just ask for whatever you want and it will be waiting for you when you arrive. Red roses and champagne, maybe?
6. Sandy Balls, The New Forest, Hampshire
If you like your romantic getaway with a bit of added fun, Sandy Balls might be for you. Located in the New Forest, this is a holiday park with lodges and caravans set amongst the trees. You have the option to book a private lodge with its own hot tub or stay in boutique accommodation with every luxury amenity you need. This one isn’t for those wanting to be completely alone, as there are always other guests at the park, but it’s a good choice for those guests who like to socialize. The park has cycle rentals, a spa, and restaurants, or you can take a romantic stroll through the woods.
Pro Tip: In high season this is a family park, so you can take the grandkids. If you want a cozy romantic break, book in term time when the kids are at school, and you’ll find it’s much quieter.
7. Titanic Hotel, Liverpool
Located on Liverpool‘s iconic Stanley Dock, Titanic Hotel Liverpool is a venue that is steeped in both history and style, offering spacious bedrooms with industrial-chic style furnishings, a subterranean spa, Maya Blue Wellness, the renowned Rum Bar, and Stanley’s Bar & Grill restaurant. Visitors can treat themselves to a romantic couples massage at the luxury spa, Maya Blue Wellness. This relaxing 55-minute treatment takes place in the spa’s Dual Treatment Room, allowing them to savor the relaxing experience together, along with 2 hours of access to the tranquil thermal suit.
8. Storrs Hall, Lake District
There are six Lakeside Suites at Storrs Hall, boasting arguably the greatest setting in the entire Lake District, just meters from the shores of Windermere, which is England’s largest lake. Separate to the main house, the hall itself, these are self-contained suites with private Lakeland stone terraces, Japanese-style cedar wood hot tubs with lake or woodland views, glazed walls, and calming interiors. If you’re looking to pop the question, there are a range of thoughtful proposal packages to choose from too. The setting is mesmerizing and the accommodation is just beautiful.
Pro Tip: For added romance while at Windermere, take a rowing boat out on the lake and enjoy the serenity of the beautiful and inspiring scenery from the water. The famous Lakeland Poets, Wordsworth and Coleridge, saw romance in every inch of the land here, and you’ll soon see why.
9. Doubletree By Hilton, Chester
Doubletree by Hilton is a smart 18th-century manor house hotel set on 12 acres of landscaped grounds. It’s a regular go-to escape for spa spies and it offers the perfect base for spa and romance. Not only home to a showpiece spa occupying three floors, but contemporary accommodation and a culinary sanctuary at The Garden Room and Terrace, serving up a nourishing British menu overlooking the hotel’s stunning walled gardens. The two-night spa escape includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and a three-course dinner in the Garden Room & Terrace. For spa indulgence, there is a choice of one 25 minute treatment from back, neck, and shoulder massage or an essential express facial, and 4 hours use of the spa facilities on one day.
10. Mondrian Shoreditch London
East London’s newly opened luxury haunt, Mondrian, is the place to be for rooftop romance. Couples who plan ahead and book the Valentine’s Day package will enjoy an overnight stay, a romantic four-course dinner for two on the Altitude rooftop, breakfast the morning after, and some extra in-room treats upon arrival, including champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. An optional couple’s massage can also be added to the package for those seeking extra indulgence.
To keep the luxurious romance going, head to a champagne bar in the city. Check out 9 Fabulous Champagne Bars in London To Enjoy a Sip.
11. Randolph Hotel, Oxford
Enjoy a city break staying at the iconic Randolph Hotel in the center of Oxford, which reopened in September 2021 following a complete renovation. For some added romance, enjoy a riverside champagne picnic or take it aboard for a day of river punting. For those in need of some serious retail therapy, treat yourself to the ultimate VIP shopping experience at Bicester Village. Receive luxury suite accommodation, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut in your room upon arrival, a taxi to and from Bicester Village, and a Full English Breakfast for two at The Alice restaurant. This is an amazing romantic package in a traditional English city.
Pro Tip: To learn more about the city of Oxford, head on a tour of the historic town center, visit the Ashmolean museum and tour the famous university.