Less than two hours’ drive from London, go wild in the countryside on a romantic escape from modern life on one of these unique couples holidays.
Go off the grid in the heart of Suffolk at the newly-restored Hex Cottage, a formed forester’s cottage at the Wilderness Reserve in Sibton. Thatched, secluded and perfectly sized for two, the cottage is cuddled by meadows and woodland, has no mains electricity and is kept toasty by the wood-fired cooker. Enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight before spark up long conversations while looking up at the stars.
Or drop your bags off at the equally charming Purton Green near Long Melford, a thatched and timbered medieval house lovingly-restored by the Landmark Trust. Surrounded by ancient fields and 300 metres from the nearest road, it’s the sole surviving construction of a long-lost village, with some parts of the house dating back to 1250.