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Romantic Getaways

Two young visitors looking out towards the sea on Broadhaven Beach in Pembrokeshire © Leo Mason

Two young visitors looking out towards the sea on Broadhaven Beach in Pembrokeshire © Leo Mason

Romantic getaways with the National Trust offer you the chance to escape with your loved one and enjoy the company of one another in a cute holiday cottage for two. A romantic break for couples is perfect at any time of year and we have more than 30 cottages for two and over 80 romantic holiday cottages for lovers to enjoy.

A break in a Trust cottage allows you to relax and unwind in some of the UK’s most cherished places. With an abundance of holiday cottages on offer, our cottages are ideal for Valentine's, New Year’s Eve, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions and with the Trust, you’re sure to find your perfect romantic hideaway.

We have romantic cottages on isolated moors, nestled away in peaceful, secluded woodlands, and perfectly located in remote coastal areas. The likes of Cornwall, Wales and Devon, amongst other fine UK destinations, are idyllic retreats for couples.

With over 100 cottages in Cornwall, we have a special selection of properties designed for couples seeking a romantic getaway and a stay in a coastal holiday cottage will go down a treat.

The Birdcage rises up out of the higgledy-piggledy buildings of old Port Isaac which have been made famous by the Doc Martin series. If you're looking for a quirky and extraordinarily picturesque cottage for two with views of the harbour, then the Birdcage is for you!

Many people dream of living in a castle, high up on the cliffs, regally surveying the ocean. Happily, the National Trust has made this dream a possibility and Doyden Castle is about as close to a fantasy destination as you could imagine! Its chequered history only adds to the dramatic experience of staying in this little fortress on the edge of the cliffs.

The cosy Count House Cottage sits close to the dramatic cliffs of West Cornwall with amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean, where you can relax in the garden with a drink. The cottage was once a workshop and is close to the Botallack Mine Count House that is one of the key locations of the Mining World Heritage Site. These engine houses feature extensively in the 2015 Poldark series shown on the BBC.

The English coast is always a key attraction and what better way to spend time with your other half than enjoying romantic strolls across the beach and dining out in cute seaside pubs?

The Trust has over 55 cottages scattered all over the wonderful country of Wales. We have a cute collection of holiday cottages for couples and a romantic escape in Wales would be perfect for any special occasion.

Tan y Bwlch is an iconic Grade II Listed traditional Penllyn Crogloft cottage built in the early nineteenth-century and fully restored by the National Trust. Situated on the slopes of Mynydd Rhiw, the cottage has one of the most sought after locations on Llyn Peninsula which is regarded as one of Wales’ finest beauty spots. After a day of exploring you can relax on your patio taking in the spectacular views over the bay and its remote setting and cosy style have ensured a perfect romantic hideaway for two.

The small, comfortable cottage Nant Las lies in a secluded woodland setting on the National Trust’s Dolmelynllyn estate within the Snowdonia National Park. The charming cottage is ideal for romantic getaways and the Welsh scenery is spectacular. Nearby, and easily accessible by footpath, is Rhaiadr Ddu, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales which makes for sensational viewing.

Devon is another sublime location for a couples retreat. Whether it be a holiday away or long weekend, Devon is perfect for couples to enjoy all year round.

The Lodge at Greenway is a pretty little cottage which stands at the entrance to Greenway. The Lodge boasts easy access into Greenway's romantic garden and provides an amazing location for exploring this beautiful area. It’s only a stone's throw away from the South Devon coast and it couldn’t be easier to explore the English Riviera.

Entered through a large wooden door in the side of Compton Castle, the Water Tower is a fascinating building built into the curtain wall. This holiday cottage has been carefully converted and retains much of the character of this exceptional historic building.

The Devon coast makes for great walks, even more so on a fine summer's eve as the sun sets, hand-in-hand with your loved one.

Why choose a National Trust holiday cottage for two?

All of our holiday cottages for two are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you and your loved one will enjoy the space to relax in truly special places.

Every time you stay with us, the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the National Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

Still not sure?

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The Trust are exceptionally proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special holiday cottage and enjoy its pleasure over and over again.

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