As summer draws to a close and colder temperatures are on the horizon, rounding off summer with a romantic staycation is a great way to spend some quality time together, beat the crowds and make memories to cherish.

Research from has found that searches for ‘cosy, romantic cottages UK’ has risen more than 5000% over the past week, which has prompted them to reveal the top romantic end of summer spots for a getaway.

But where are the best UK areas for the perfect post-summer romantic staycation? Below, experts at holiday lettings company,, have revealed the five best romantic UK staycations to enjoy across the country, whether that be taking in the beautiful British scenery or journeying into the UK’s magical history.

According to their research, the North Devon region is the third best destination for a romantic break in the UK, naming it as the best for laid back couples who love the sea and including Exmoor National Park and Appledore as the best places to visit.

Talking about their decision, say: “Romantic beach walks don’t have to be exclusive to summer, and if you’re looking to take a sandy stroll with your partner the picturesque sands of North Devon can hardly be beaten. With an array of areas to pick your stay, from the pretty coastal village of Appledore, to the glorious beach destinations of Croyde and Woolacombe, where will you choose to watch the sun set?

For dog-parents do not worry, as the area is full of dog-friendly beaches to wander with your pooch as you reminisce on the nostalgia of the summer.”’s research has found that the top five destinations are:

1 – The Lake District

2 – York

3 – North Devon

4 – Isle of Skye

5 – Gower Peninsula

Commenting on the UK’s best romantic post-summer staycations, a spokesperson at says: “As summer draws to a close, planning a romantic break with your partner can be the perfect way to see the summer out and enjoy some quality time together. What’s more, these spots are a great chance to fall in love the stunning range of scenery and unique activities that the UK has to offer!”

To find out more ideas for romantic staycations, please visit Holiday Cottages’ blog here.