Valentine’s Day coming up is the perfect excuse to book yourself and your loved one a fancy dinner date, a luxurious spa day, or perhaps a romantic getaway. Rather than choosing to splash the cash on expensive hotels, why not go for a more secluded and budget-friendly option – your very own holiday rental. From cosy carriages to lovely log cabins, we have rounded up some of the most gorgeous rentals for an unforgettable weekend away.
Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals (holidu.co.uk), has gathered a list of fabulous holiday rentals that are the perfect choice for travel-loving couples. Bonus? Most of these rentals have their own hot tub, perfect for enjoying a romantic weekend with your loved one! We have even included one bigger property, fit to host a Galentine’s Weekend escape with your besties.
For starry nights: Nirvana Carriage, Devon
Nirvana Carriage is a truly magical rental choice, perfect for a special weekend with your significant other. Situated overlooking a gorgeous valley, the views from this little carriage are unrivalled. The property consists of an authentic train carriage, suitable for two people, as well as separate barbecue and kitchen huts as well as a wood-fired hot tub.
Just a short drive away, you will find the gorgeous north Devon coast and fantastic Exmoor National Park, making this the ideal location for couples who want a rural escape that is close to some fantastic nature sites. Also, the dark skies of Exmoor are some of the best in the UK, so get ready for some seriously romantic stargazing! Prices start from £187 per night.
For treetop vibes: Elm Lodge, Somerset
Fancy staying in a lodge, surrounded by nature in a way that makes you feel like you’re sleeping in the treetops? This detached lodge property lies on the outskirts of Williton, South West England. Outside, you will find a decking area that consists of a table, chairs, and the highlight of the rental – a fabulous hot tub, perfect for enjoying an evening prosecco with your partner as the sun sets. Prices start at £91 per night.
Off the grid: The Cottage in the Woods, Sunrise Coast
This rustic cottage is a true hidden gem, perfect for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some true tranquillity. Nestled in the heart of the Blythburgh Woodlands, this cottage dates back to the 1800s, with the property today having been restored in a way that maintains its historic rustic character and beauty.
The property claims to be the ideal place to take a trip back in time and escape the modern world, and this is an absolute guarantee as the property doesn’t have internet, electrics are powered only by solar panels and you have to light a fire to heat water to wash with, and having fun with the firepit and barbecue gives you an amazing insight into life in the 1800s. Feel at one with nature in the surrounding woodlands, and enjoy relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub in total privacy. Prices start at £205 per night.
For minimalistic living: Shepherd’s Hut, Scarborough
The Shepherd’s Hut is a cosy couples retreat in the coastal city of Scarborough. The hut is perfect for two people, consisting of a double bed, kitchen, and dining area, as well as a fantastic woodburning stove to keep you warm on crisp, cold days. An external shower room can be found outside, as well as a fantastic hot tub that overlooks the landscape of the surrounding North York Moors National Park, a dream-like location for walking lovers and couples looking for secluded privacy in a beautiful spot of nature. Prices start from as little as £37 per night.
Countryside bliss: Little Silver Fox, Devon
Little Silver Fox is a luxury shepherd’s hut located on the outskirts of High Bickington in Devon. The perfect location offers some unbeatable views across the valley, making early morning rises a delight to experience. Sitting in the hot tub and watching the stars go down is the most romantic way to enjoy quality time with your partner, perfect for Valentine’s Day. This hut can be yours from £60 per night.
For luxury Scandi vibes: Scandinavian Lodge, Hampshire
Located in the Hursley region of Hampshire is this stunning five-star, award-winning Scandinavian Lodge. You will be spoilt rotten at this beauty of a rental, starting with a complimentary tea tray with locally produced, handmade biscuits from the Little Bee Bakery, as well as local fresh, ground coffee, hot chocolate and a selection of teas to ensure that your break gets off to the best start. The living room opens up out onto a large private decked balcony with a hot tub and views out over the surrounding woodland. This lodge costs from £204 per night.
For a Galentine’s weekend: Turnip House, Devon
If a traditional couples Valentine’s weekend isn’t your thing, why not organise a Galentine’s break with your best friends? This Grade II listed barn conversion lies on a 700-acre farm in the stunning county of Shropshire and is the perfect choice for a weekend break with friends as it sleeps up to eight people.
The property oozes character, with features including a wood-burning stove, exposed ceiling beams and country views. Furthermore, the property also has shared access to two games rooms and the owner’s grounds, giving you plenty of activities to choose from and land to explore. The grounds include a private farm walk, a conservation area with natural pools and a picnic site, as well as an abundance of wildlife. Wholesome, or what? This house can be yours from £162 per night.