The UK might be known all over the world as one of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in Europe, but there’s more to the UK than meets the eye. Aside from visiting cultural hotspots, you can make the most out of your vacation by treating yourself and your significant other to a well-deserved romantic getaway in the UK. There are many options to choose from, and they’re worth every penny!
If you have money to spare, the Montcalm Marble Arch is a hotel you need to visit. It’s the perfect staycation getaway with your partner. It has a modern bar, an on-site spa, serves first-rate international cuisine and British grill dishes, offers a wide variety of cocktails, has private marble bathrooms, and a world-class spa with a hot tub and sauna. The rate for a night starts at 518 USD, but it’s an almost once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a luxurious 5-star staycation.
Are you two foodies at heart? The Como Metropolitan London offers an upscale, mouthwatering dining experience with its cocktail bar, vintage champagnes and Michelin-star restaurant featuring an exotic Japanese-Peruvian menu. If you’re a couple who loves to enjoy food while enjoying each other’s company, this may just be the ideal place for you — not to mention, you get pampered by sauna and spa treatments, too. You can get all this starting at 367 USD a night.
Unwind and forget your troubles at Sofitel London St. James. Here, you and your significant other can relax, dine, and enjoy the mix of an on-site spa, a high-end French-British cuisine, London views, cocktails and champagne along with an elegant, spacious room for two. So, right after you feast on delectable dishes, you can head straight to the spa where you can get a much-needed massage. Rates for two starts at 536 USD a night.
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Get away from the daily grind of urban cities, fast-paced walking, and crowds. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa lets you do just that, all while being minutes away from a beach. It’s perfect for those who are looking for some sun, sea and sand. Fistral also has a bar, a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a spa for your relaxation needs. A room for two with your own private bath tub is priced at 151 USD.
Sit back in a plush, leather chair with excellent wine in one hand and a book in the other. Karma St. Martin’s is the place to be if you want to marvel at new experiences and discoveries — either through the pages of your book, through intimate quiet time with your partner, or through exploring its stone architecture and gardens leading to sand dunes. Karma St. Martin’s has an on-site spa, bar and restaurant, sea views, and is near the dock where boats leave for St. Marys (so if you want to go off the beaten path some more, you can). Rates here start at 331 USD per night.
Dine by the sea, enjoy cocktails by the pool or spend the entire afternoon pampering yourselves at the spa and sauna — take your pick! Haven Hotel and Spa is only a minute away from the beach, and it houses several amenities for you and your special other to enjoy. They have a fitness gym, indoor pools, a sauna, spa and treatment salon, views of Brownsea Island, fine dining with a menu of fresh seafood and classic British cuisine, a lounge bar, and more. Room rates here start at 178 USD a night.
Wine, candles, and the serenity of the countryside; these are the things that make Loch Ness Lodge a dream romantic getaway destination for you and your significant other. This lodge is directly overlooking Loch Ness, sitting atop a small hill surrounded by lush green trees and gardens. With its Scottish architecture, in-house spa and therapy area — and only offering 7 rooms — it’s no wonder why Loch Ness Lodge is perfect for couples who just want peace, quiet, and each other’s company. Rates here start at 372 USD a night.
This quaint bed and breakfast is for the nature-lovers who adore looking at scenic views all day long. Breathe easy and let their outdoor patios be the setting for meaningful morning conversations with your significant other over coffee or tea; you won’t regret it. SummerHouse offers its guests a terrace, a full spa center, breakfast, and indoor pools. Room rates here start at 151 USD, which a small price to pay for the beautiful scenery you can enjoy.
SummerHouse Bed & Breakfast
Address: Old Stables, Belluton, Pensford BS39 4JJ, UK (see map)
Price: from 151 USD
Access: From Bristol Airport, take the B3130 for 7 miles. Turn right off the road to find the hotel.
Imagine admiring scenic countryside and mountain views while pampering yourself with a relaxing massage or while eating a scrumptious breakfast. Ginfields makes this possible with its on-site sauna, indoor pool, and spacious rooms. They even have a mini-observatory where you can hang out at night to observe the stars blanket the night sky — city lights make this impossible to do in urban areas, so the seclusion of this space is perfect for stargazing couples. Rooms here start at 132 USD a night.
Address: Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley NE65 8QW, United Kingdom (see map)
Price: from 132 USD
Access: From Longhorsley, follow West Road for 3 miles until you reach a right turn to the farm.
This cozy, boutique accommodation is located in the quiet fishing village of Ballantrae. But make no mistake, this country house serves Scottish breakfast and dinner created by an award-winning chef. Guests have full access to the beach and sea views, countryside scenery, and boat trips to Ailsa Craig can be arranged for you, too. A night here is approximately 177 USD for two.
Cosses Country House Hotel
Address: Cosses Country House, Ballantrae
Romance awaits you in the United Kingdom
If you’ve been living in the UK for quite some time now and just want a nice, relaxing staycation with your significant other, try exploring these options and see what best fits you as a couple. You might even be tempted to head out at night for a romantic dinner and wine. On the other hand, if you’re a visiting tourist, try checking out other date places too, like museums, historical sites, and parks. Aside from your romantic getaway in the UK, there are many must-see places to be explored.
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