Romantic field trips
TRAVEL: QUEEN AND COUNTRY & FURTHER AFIELD
Love is in the air. Or at least, with Valentine’s Day almost upon us, it’s just around the corner. There's still time to woo hearts with flowers, chocolates, or – may we suggest – a visit to one of Further Afield's enchanting romantic cottages for two.
With Valentines Day almost upon us, it's not too late to treat the special person in your life to a romantic break in a rural paradise. Queen and Country magazine has teamed up with Further Afield offering a range of outstanding properties. All are hand-picked for their style, quality and a relaxing atmosphere. Anyone booking is also guaranteed a wonderful reception and a relaxing stay. What's more, you'll also get a great deal by booking direct, as Further Afield do not charge commission.
Here are a selection of some of our favourites:
Hollyhock Cottage, nr Looe, Cornwall
Let the stresses of everyday life disappear at this idyllic stone cottage for two. Located on a sprawling farm in Cornwall, there are stunning views of the Looe river valley to feed your soul. Beautifully furnished, this cosy cottage is a proper retreat.
The Crofter’s House, Skye
Remote and beautiful Skye makes for an incredibly romantic destination, with its rolling fields, wild beaches and atmospheric weather (whatever it throws at you). The Crofter’s House offers one of the most romantic boltholes on the island. Hole up or head out. Either way you’ll love it here.
Crafty Camping, nr Axminster and Lyme Regis, Dorset
Camping in February? Yes, but this is outdoor living at its most luxurious. The setting is magical, whether you choose the Woodsman’s tree house with its copper bath, sauna and hot tub on the balcony, or a shepherd’s hut with log burner. It’s a woodland wonder world.
One Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon
Bask in the easy luxury of this romantic hideaway. In an amazing woodland setting this high-end retreat is perfect for two. Kick back and relax or explore the nearby towns and villages. There’s also The Gidleigh Park hotel within walking distance with its great restaurant.
Wisteria Cottage, Oxfordshire
At the foot of the Chiltern Hills in the idyllic village of Watlington, stands this gorgeous 19th-century cottage with every modern comfort and delightful original features. It’s surrounded by the most picturesque countryside and there are some charming village pubs and shops to explore – read our guide to visiting The Chilterns from Wisteria Cottage.
Hop Pickers’ House, Worcestershire
Steeped in rustic charm, this charming cottage is set in the heart of the Teme Valley. It’s the perfect hideaway, nestled amongst meadows and gardens so you can really enjoy the secluded tranquility of this romantic spot. If you’re foodies, it’s also within easy reach of the gastro town of Ludlow.
Cartshed Cottages, Holt, Norfolk
These wonderfully romantic cottages set in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house, blend sophisticated, designer exclusivity with a relaxing, coastal vibe. Tranquil, private and close to oyster shacks, boutiques and vast beaches – you won’t want to go home!
Shepherd’s Cottage, Cumbria
With stupendous views even from your bed, this 16th-century self-catering cottage for two is a rare find, inspiring romance even in the stoniest of hearts. There’s a cosy wood burner, walled garden and wild landscape surrounds the house. Truly a little piece of paradise.
Loch Awe Boathouse, Argyll, Scotland
New to Further Afield in 2017, this water side house for two is set on the shore of one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs which gives it its name. Water, woodland and nature from every angle, a wood burner to hunker down in front of and you can even get married here! Valentine’s bliss.
Needing more inspiration for a romantic weekend break a deux? Check out our full selection of accommodation just for two.