Sometimes all you want to do is get away from the humdrum of everyday life and spend a bit of quality time with the person you love. No one else, no distractions, just you two. And these days, finding a romantic hideaway could not be easier. Whatever type of trip you want to take and for however long, there is something somewhere to suit you. Of course, everyone has their own idea of what defines ‘romantic’ so what one person might love another might hate.
But fear not, as long as you know the person you’re going with then navigating this minefield is easy. For many, an ideal romantic hideaway will involve somewhere cosy and remote where you can cuddle up in front of a log fire and drink a large glass of red wine in peace. If this is the case for you, then why not think about a tiny cottage in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset. You’ll have rolling hills on your doorstep for long walks together and romantic sea views with beaches to stroll along. You could also go for something slightly quirky and try hiring a caravan. You can find beautifully decorated and really rather luxurious caravans these days, and that would certainly be a hideaway with a twist.
If your type of retreat involves a little more sunshine than perhaps England has to offer, but you don’t want to spend a fortune then what about a finca in Spain? Traditional and pretty, these are usually tucked into little villages with lovely views and a warm, welcoming feel. Or how about a luxury villa on the Portuguese coast where you can soak up the rays on a private terrace and hide yourself away in a self-catering property surrounded by olive groves and orange trees? At the other end of the thermometer there are no fewer options for a romantic retreat. If you and your partner enjoy skiing and alpine views there are a number of stunning chalets in the mountains where you can just enjoy the views and each other. Rather more off the beaten track are properties like log cabins in the Slovakian mountains, gothic castles in Austria or farmhouses in Poland.
For a romantic hideaway which is truly extravagant and unique then you could think about a mountain lodge in the Australian outback, a luxurious riad in Marrakech or a secluded beachfront house in Honduras. There are just so many options, all of which are special and romantic in their own distinctive ways. Even if you both love the hustle and bustle and the thought of getting away from civilisation fills you with horror, there are lots of possibilities. A romantic hideaway can just as much be in the middle of a city as in an isolated forest and there are some exceptional hotels and boutique B&Bs in the big cities as well as houses in the centre of pretty villages. From yurts to chateaux, windmills to villas, there are romantic hideaways all over the world so whatever holiday you desire, it can be yours.