Romantic weekend breaks are something most of us with partners could do with this summer. Let's face it: coronavirus lockdown has not been the best thing for romantic relationships. Sure, seeing your other half more is nice, but bickering over dishes/childcare/what to watch on Netflix – not so much. So, book a getaway in some lovely place where someone else will do the dishes, and where the two of you can rekindle the romance. These are our top picks from a variety of websites specialising in romantic getaways.
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1. A relaxing farm cottage stay in the Yorkshire Dales
Book (opens in new tab) The Stable, Sedbury Park Farm at Sykes Cottages| £330 for 2 nights (opens in new tab)
This idyllic and characterful cottage is part of a complex of three cottage in the grounds of a working farm with grazing cattle. The cottage has outdoor seating and is right next to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Inside, it's been done up to a high standard with a stunning en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath. A truly luxurious rustic escape.
2. A luxury eco-lodge in Somerset
Batcombe Hollow, Strawberryfield Park at Luxury Coastal| £365 for 3 nights (opens in new tab)
They had us at the hot tub. If there ever was a place to illustrate what a luxury eco retreat is, then this is it. From the super-king bed to the rainfall shower and outdoor deck, this place will leave you feeling pampered and revived. Oh, and the surrounding Somerset countryside is simply stunning.
3. An adults-only boutique hotel in Corfu
Book Mr & Mrs White Corfu at Secret Escapes | From £80 per night (opens in new tab)
This idyllic retreat in Corfu is aimed at restoring balance and tranquility – it's adults only, and there are yoga classes, and some rooms have a hot tub. Rooms have a delightfully relaxing all-white design, and the large swimming pool is to die for.
4. A romantic beach stay in Mallorca
Book Roc Boccaccio at Secret Escapes |From £80 per night including breakfast and dinner (opens in new tab)
This beahcfront hotel in Mallorca has everything a couple could ask for, including a sweimming pool, Balinese bed, and an easy drive into the nearby bustling town centre. Palma de Mallorca is also just half an hour's drive away, so you can enjoy both beaach and city life.