With work commitments and day-to-day family life often getting in the way, it’s hard to find the time to plan a romantic weekend break. But that’s exactly where we come in. Whether looking to reignite that spark, wanting somewhere to celebrate that special anniversary or maybe just in search of some quality time, there are some incredible couples’ staycations in the UK.
Rent out a lodge in the heart of a national park away from distractions and other souls. Plan a city centre romantic getaway and fill your days with activities, before heading to an award-winning restaurant. One thing’s for sure, whatever you’re searching for, and whatever romance means to you, we have plenty of extra-special accommodations that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.
Best locations for couples staycations
Best for: Foodies
Fancy jetting abroad but can’t face the stress of flying? Cornwall offers everything a European holiday brings – plus a little extra British charm. Here, the beaches are world-class, the quaint market towns and villages are great if you have a few hours to spare, and the up and coming foodie scene is ideal for romantic lunches and dinner dates under the stars.
Best for: Reigniting the spark
When you see the Cotswolds and its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s hard not to fall in love. After all, there must be a reason that this area has inspired artists, poets and authors for so many years. For quieter breaks, it’s got to be Bourton-on-the-Water or Stow-on-the-Wold, and those looking for a lively vibe are sure to be impressed with Cheltenham and Cirencester.
Best for: A sightseeing trip
Take in the views from the London Eye. Enjoy fizz and canapes on a Thames Boat Cruise. And head up the Shard for dinner with a difference. There’s a reason that London is the capital city and, when it comes to romantic breaks and heart-pumping things to do and see, you certainly won’t run out of ideas. Even better, when the sun’s out, grab a picnic and head to one of the parks.
Best for: Exploring the great outdoors
Of course, you could head to the likes of York or Leeds but the real beauty of Yorkshire can be found in its two national parks and incredible countryside. Embark on a road trip through the Moors, include a few pub pit-stops to ensure you’re refuelled and why not arrange a picnic at dusk and watch the sunset over some of the UK’s most impressive landscapes?
Best for: A little bit of everything
Home to the rugged countryside, dense forests, beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and quaint villages – Scotland really does have it all. The hardest thing about a trip there is choosing what to do first. Head to Loch Ness and bring the ancient story to life, venture into Edinburgh for a weekend of shopping, theatre and cocktails or take it slow back at your lodge before heading to a nearby village pub to try the local delicacy of Haggis.
Best property types for couple staycations
Dog-friendly couple staycations
Because who said the perfect romantic break was only meant for two?! Just picture it now. Lazy mornings in bed, long lunches with your four-legged friend in tow and walks around the likes of North Yorkshire and Wales, taking in the views on the many pup-friendly routes. In fact, we’d go as far to say that a dog-friendly property is the perfect base for your next staycation.
Couple staycations with a hot tub
We challenge you to find a more romantic place to relax than your very own hot tub. Take in the sea views and listen to the waves as they crash on the Devon rocks. Or, head to the Lake District and breathe in that incredible fresh air as you put the world right under the stars. One thing’s for sure, a chilled bottle of fizz and chocolate-coated strawberries are a must.
Couple staycations with a swimming pool
You could choose a country house hotel or a lodge hotel with facilities including a swimming pool. Or you could go all out and pick a property with a private pool. We know what we’d choose. And if the sun’s not shining, they’re always swimming in the rain in movies, aren’t they?! Spoiler alert: You probably won’t look as good as them though.
Last-minute couple staycations
While your other half might not be pleased to know how late you left the booking, we won’t tell, don’t worry. From boutique hotels to self-catering accommodation, we have a whole host of properties for you to take your pick from. Last minute offers and deals are sure to lessen the blow too.
Cheap couple staycations
Just because you’re on a budget, it doesn’t mean that romance is dead. In fact, it can be even better. Swap the fancy dinners for a night in your lodge, forget about expensive activities and instead make your own fun, and snap away each day for priceless memories that will last a lifetime. View our cheap staycations.