A Dozen CoolStays - Our Top 12 Romantic Retreats

A Dozen CoolStays - Our Top 12 Romantic Retreats

13th February 2015

Some very special places to stay with the one that you love. From a glamourous boutique hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice, a far flung retreat for two in Scotland, a vintage airstream in Texas with hotub, to a magical Cornish hideaway - CoolStays has something for everyone this Valentines Day.

The Boat House

Belford - Northumberland

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A romantic lakeside retreat in unspoilt Northumberland. Watch the wildlife from this luxurious open-plan haven just moments from the rugged Northumberland coast. Wooden floors, beamed ceilings and room-height windows make it as beautiful inside as it is out on deck. Exclusive use of a rowing boat for two, a fabulous roll-top bath and a large ornate double bed combine to make for the perfect romantic getaway.

2 Cours de Commerce

Paris - France

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Call us old fashioned, but we think Paris has it all for a romantic retreat. For those looking for a getaway with an artsy and glamorous feel, the apartment at 2 Cours de Commerce is perfect. Tucked away on an historic cobblestone lane just off of the well-known Boulevard Saint-Germain, the apartment is fitted out in a sleek and modern way, whilst still maintaining that romantic, rustic French feel. Spread over two floors, it has an elegant yet cosy vibe, ensuring you feel at home the second you step through the doors.

Cowley Manor

Cowley - Gloucestershire

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Cowley Manor - A country house hotel fused with award-winning contemporary design and architecture, Victorian cascades, lakes and gardens that inspired Alice in Wonderland, and a modern spa, all hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley. For pure indulgence and understated luxury, Cowley Manor is the ideal boutique hotel. Service is attentive, but discreet, so you will feel like it is just the two of you. With huge bathtubs, a superbly stocked minibar, CD player and room service you would be forgiven for languishing around in your room for your entire stay. If you do stray past the door, then a superb cocktail, bar, restaurant and the C-side spa await.

The Dell

Whitsand Bay - South Cornwall

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A gorgeous clifftop chalet and tranquil coastal escape for couples, located on a South Cornwall cliff top with unbeatable views. The location is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful and unique escape. Accessed by sixteen steps, the property has brilliant views of the sea and the surrounding countryside.

Dixie Daisy

Wimberley - Texas

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A cosy restored Airstream trailer, decorated in a retro style and located in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The trailer consists of a bedroom with a comfortable queen sized bed, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. There is a lounge where you can relax. There are some cool quirks to this place, including a large private outdoor shower, a hot tub, a hammock and a fire pit. Nearby is a tree house where you can picnic and take in the beauty of the area.

Hex Cottage

Yoxford - Suffolk

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Leap into the world of fairy tales and fables with a stay at this wonderfully romantic, off grid cottage in the secluded Suffolk countryside. With no electricity or modern heating to get in your way, it is a true romantic hideaway where candlelight and open fires await.

Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande

Venice - Italy

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There can be few more romantic settings than the Venetian waterfront – just one reason why the Palazzo is such a popular choice for weddings, anniversaries and unforgettable city breaks. Sumptuous Art Deco styling makes this hotel one for glamour-hunters, the design always remaining chic and understated, never ostentatious. Start as you mean to go on and take a water taxi to arrive here in style, soaking up the spirit of this unique destination as you go.

Knoydart Hide

Inverie - Scotland

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Experience views to die for at this newly-built romantic hideout in Scotland’s remote Knoydart peninsula. With impressive views of the serene Loch Nevis, Knoydart Hide is the perfect place for an enchanting and romantic break. Accessible only by foot or by boat, This one of the most remote areas in the UK and is known for its rugged wilderness and its incredible natural beauty.

The Retreat - Cheviot Holiday Cottages

Ingram - Northumberland

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A blissfully romantic retreat with indulgent indoor swim-spa pool. Enveloped in the secluded Northumberland countryside and with idyllic rural views, this award-winning detached former stable is pure unadulterated bliss. Think of champagne on arrival, personal chefs, scattered rose petals or a heart-shaped pizza no less. All of these can be arranged on request while you relax in the private Jacuzzi, walk hand-in-hand through the lush hillsides or cycle side-by-side down the winding, county lanes.

Swallow Barn

Newmill - Cornwall

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The perfect recipe for romance - escape to this secluded cottage for country walks, sea air and starry nights. Situated on the rugged Cornish moors, this 16th Century ivy coated barn is perfect for indulging in some much needed quality time; cosy log fires, long country walks and fresh sea air provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape.

Train Caboose With A View

Agoura - California

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If you like something a bit unusual this is the perfect place for your romantic getaway.Inside it has a California King bed, a shower, toilet, vanity and lounge space with a comfortable couch, chairs and an electric fireplace. There is a toaster, coffee machine, microwave and mini fridge for you to use. Outside there a private deck where you can relax. The location offers inspiration with breath-taking views, wonderful sunsets and a host of native bird life that visits the area such as hummingbirds, peacocks,wild parrots, woodpeckers, hawks, snowy egret's, and blue jays.

Westbrook Court B&B

Hay-on-Wye - Hereford

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A striking B&B that mixes contemporary and vintage furnishing, set in distinctly beautiful wilds of the Wye Valley. Westbrook Court B&B is perfect for those that require a little tranquillity, bathed in luxury. A variety of extras can be arranged by the owners including in-room spa treatments, prosecco, hand tied flowers, gift wrapped chocolates, fresh strawberries/fruit platter etc. This rural escape offers the perfect retreat for just the two of you.

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