Rural and coastal escapes

Rural and coastal escapes

When you feel the need to escape from the world, you can find rural retreats in villages that cling to the sides of cliffs, tumbling down to bays of blue. The only noises you’ll hear will be the crash of the surf and the call of the seagulls, and the hardest decision you’ll make is which flavour of ice cream to choose. For a weekend country break of a different kind head inland across cattle grids and over ditches and dales to cosy boltholes to be greeted with homemade cake, safe in the knowledge that the only blackberry to worry about is the one atop your scone.

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Enjoy a guilt-free weekend away with serious green credentials

Going green can be romantic... so spoil your other half with a romantic weekend break at Battlesteads, ‘Northumberland’s greenest hotel’.

Location: Wark, Northumberland

Enjoy a romantic escape to the Lakes

Exploring the natural phenomena that is the Lake District costs nothing and is arguably the most romantic place in England.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Indulge in a boutique break

The 16th-century Bull Hotel was a former coaching inn that has been lovingly restored to a stylish hotel.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Whether it’s the sight of roe deer at dawn or the hoot of an owl at dusk, there’s animal magnetism at work at the Forest Holidays site at Cropton.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Follow the films to Lacock

Step into the historic charm of Lacock, where you can explore abbeys, museums, and country houses.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Enjoy a romantic getaway in Brighton

Brighton has a long tradition of being a place for couples to enjoy being together.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Brighton Pier at sunset.

Add sparkle to a romantic break in Brighton

Spoil your loved one with a glass of English sparkling wine and breath-taking sea views.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Enjoy a rural romantic break at Carr House Farm

Carr House Farm is perfect for a romantic spring getaway, with four poster beds and spectacular scenery.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Take a romantic walk through ancient countryside

Escape to north Nottinghamshire for a romantic break, discovering ancient countryside, decadent dining and luxurious B&Bs.

Location: Creswell, Nottinghamshire

Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Grab an early morning hot drink from the marina and watch the sunrise from the lively town of Seaham before setting off on a windswept walk with dramatic views.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Enjoy the sleepy charm of Bradford on Avon

Make a visit to Bradford on Avon, where you can relax and enjoy the charm and character of this Saxon town.

Location: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Stay in a luxury country house at Lime Wood Hotel

Bed down in one of the luxury rooms and sample the excellent local food at this quirky, luxury hotel and restaurant.

Location: Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Fall in love in the Durham Dales

Explore the rugged beauty of the Durham Dales’s rolling pastures and open moorland among the falling leaves and changing colours of the landscapes on a romantic break.

Location: Durham Dales

Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Hidden away in spectacular grounds are luxurious grand halls and country houses where you can really spoil the one you love.

Location: Harrogate/Masham, North Yorkshire

Enjoy a luxurious camping trip at Crafty Camping

Luxury glamping in a beautiful forest setting alongside Guy Mallinson’s Woodland Workshop, featured in the BBC Mastercrafts series.

Location: Holditch, Dorset

Rekindle your romance in the Peak District

Put a spring in your step with a tete-a-tete in a country house hotel, share a walk with heart-stopping views and chill out in a relaxing spa.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

Indulge in a luxury forest retreat in Nottinghamshire

Relax in the heart of Sherwood Forest with your own private cabin and outdoor hot tub. Explore ancient woodlands and give archery a shot.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Slow the pace and soak up Southwell’s stunning scenery

Warm up your winter with a spark of romance, as you explore snow-dusted scenery on a winter retreat in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Switch off and retreat to the heart of Suffolk for a refreshing break with country ambles and relaxing evenings in front of a cosy fire.

Location: Suffolk

Go barging round Lancashire

Abandon the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head for the peace and stunning scenery of Lancashire, with a canal boat cruise

Location: Burnley, Lancashire

Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Escape to your very own luxury treehouse for panoramic views and nature at your fingertips at Chewton Glen.

Location: New Milton, Hampshire

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