If you’re in the process of planning the perfect romantic break for your partner, there are some things you need to include.

  1. Stunning surroundings to really get the vibe right
  2. Plenty of indulgent treats like champagne and a booking for a cream tea or two and…
  3. A cosy and comfortable home from home, like for instance a cute holiday cottage.

Need some accommodation inspiration? We’ve got you covered, here are some of our suggestions for romantic holiday cottages, perfect for a Valentine’s break.

When it comes to stunning scenery, Higher Wiscombe is a great choice. Located right in the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is just a short distance from the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. This location makes it ideal for exploring the picturesque parts of the county, like Beer, Sidmouth, Seaton and Branscombe. Whichever cottage you choose, you’ll have stunning rural views and each one has been designed with sustainability in mind.

front door of Cider COttage

Image: Cider Cottage

If you like the idea of being within the East Devon region, with easy access to the iconic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, take a look at the cottages on offer at Boswell Farm in Sidmouth. With a variety of cottages of differing sizes, all located within the Sid Valley, have their own private entrances and plenty of facilities right on the front door. The Holt sleeps six, with modern spacious interiors and your own private garden, the Hayloft has steps leading to the front door and features a smart TV for duvet days and binging, plus with two bedrooms, you have plenty of space. Or there is Cider Cottage, a quirky, topsy turvy cottage with its own private garden that looks out over a historic courtyard.

For those of you who love the sound of waves lapping against the shore, you’ll need a coastal retreat. One option is Pickwell Barton Cottage, which is nestled between the beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe in North Devon. Within a stone’s throw of the picturesque village of Croyde, this is a great destination for couples that like a bit of adventure – all of the surrounding beaches are perfect for watersports and are part of the region’s surfing haven.

Another option is Robin Hill Farm Cottages near Bideford. These are located at the end of a private lane surrounded by rolling fields and an unspoilt valley, only three miles from Westward Ho! beach. The high quality award winning four star cottages are set around a cobbled courtyard with a securely lit carpark and have all the facilities you could need for a cosy break.

Want to be near the coast but also have access to the centre of town, giving you the chance to sample restaurants and bars? Book a break with Bampfield Farm Cottages  located on the outskirts of Barnstaple. Set in acres of rolling hills on a working family farm, there are two spacious four star cottages which are both fully equipped with all the home comforts you need for a luxurious and relaxing stay.


Image: Bolberry Farm Cottages

South Devon is a great location for those that want the best of both worlds, beautiful coastlines and plenty of culture. Bolberry Farm Cottages near Hope Cove, one of the most stunning parts of South Devon, contains three traditional cottages, with private gardens and off road parking. There are countryside and coastal walks, right on the doorstep, including the National Trust area of Bolberry Farm.

Another option is at Nethway Farm. Nestled in a hidden valley near Dartmouth and Brixham, there are five traditional cottages with beautiful gardens, with enclosed outside spaces and facilities onsite, including a heated swimming pool. The cottages have everything you could need for your break, so there is no need to lift a finger.

Further south near Totnes is Heron Cottage, a wonderful 3 bedroomed accommodation offering the ideal place to escape. With an enclosed garden, an indoor pool and plenty of space, it has all the mod cons and gives you easy access to both the bohemian town of Totnes and the popular South Devon beaches.

Need more inspiration? You can see a whole host of holiday cottages here.