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Jane Anderson
Award-winning travel writer
Jane Anderson

Country cottages

Jane's verdict:

From nautical hideaways on the water at Fowey in Cornwall to a dinky cottage in the Cotswolds or Yorkshire Dales, there’s something so civilised about a self-catering hideaway in the UK, not least the privacy and affordability. Stock up on your favourite treats, and throw another log on the fire.

Recommended company: Rural Retreats

Field Cottage, The CotswoldsSexy bathroomLighthouse keepers cottageRomantic bedrooms

Rural Retreats says

We offer a wide choice of romantic retreats for two in a variety of locations throughout Britain.

  • Beautiful locations
  • Romantic retreats
  • Short stay options

These include secluded country hideaways such as Field Cottage in the Cotswolds (see video below), properties right on the coast, such as Barnacles in Fowey, Cornwall and we even offer stays in former lighthouse keepers’ cottages.

You’ll find a welcome hamper waiting for you and a full basket of logs of course. In our North Cotswolds properties, we can arrange a celebration hamper which includes Champagne, olives and a bouquet of flowers (for a small extra cost).

You’ll probably want to sample some of the local pubs and restaurants or try your hand at cooking the local catch for yourselves perhaps. If you fancy a night in without the effort, we can arrange a dinner delivery service.

If you’re limited for time on your honeymoon, we can arrange a short stay (minimum of 2 nights) at most times of year.

A week in a cottage for two costs from around £550 to £1,150.

Click here to browse through our properties for two, check our special offers and order a brochure.

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