Our best romantic cottage getaways for couples

As the weather turns and the night’s grow longer, there is nothing better than a few nights away cosied up by the fire or enjoying a glass of something in the bubbling outdoor hot tub. The best spots for couples let you indulge in stunning scenery, log fires, and big cosy bedrooms where breakfast in bed is a must.

We’ve handpicked the perfect holiday cottages for a romantic weekend away in beautiful North Yorkshire. Perfect for two people, these one and two-bedroom romantic retreats boast idyllic locations and five-star luxury where you will be sure to impress your other half…

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1. Austin at Holly House Farm

A delightful bolthole not far from Richmond, this two-bedroom cottage has a light open-plan kitchen, a living room with a wood burner, and a hot tub. All are designed with a romantic weekend away in mind, making this a wonderful winter retreat. A fabulous mix of stylish interiors, yet a cosy place to curl up on the sofa with a glass of red in the evening.

Its location on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park makes Austin the perfect base for exploring the local market towns, for long autumnal walks and for the many activities nearby.

“We loved everything about this property – it was just perfect for our mini-moon! The house was beautiful and well equipped, providing everything that you would need for a short break. Highlights were the log burner, hot tub and the location (an easy walk into Richmond). We will be back!” – Karen from Carlisle

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2. Maison Cottage, Richmond

This dog-friendly holiday cottage is well-located in Richmond, North Yorkshire. We love this listed cottage’s original features, stunning views over the town and beyond, and stylish but cosy design. The bedrooms and freestanding bath have been big hits here.

Take your pick from a choice of good pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the front door, then head back for a cosy night in front of the fire or the outdoor fire pit for evenings under the stars. Perfect!

“A stunning property, beautifully furnished to the highest standard. Spectacular view from all the rear windows and garden. Wonderful comfy beds with luxurious linens. A very welcome basket of milk, bread, coffee and cake. Thank you!”

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3. Sheep Dip at Gayles Hall Barns

This stunning cottage promises to leave you wanting more. There are all the modern comforts needed for a luxury getaway including a farmhouse style kitchen and floor to ceiling stunning views. The two spacious bedrooms each have large private bathrooms with separate baths to relax and unwind in.

The star of the show is a stylish living and dining room with a log burner. But not far behind is the large master bedroom, with plush fabrics and doors opening out on to the rear garden which offers al fresco dining and a hot tub.

Surrounded by acres of rolling countryside, Sheep Dip is perfect for day trips to Barnard Castle or Richmond. A spacious dog-friendly retreat, this is a perfect mini-moon, romantic weekend away, or a hot tub holiday.

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4. The Penthouse at Darcy Mews

This is the most sought-after luxury apartment at Darcy Mews. The stylish top-floor penthouse has incredible views out over the River Swale from the large wrap-around balcony. It’s perfect as a romantic breakfast spot or for evening sundowners before a stroll into the town’s various restaurants. We’ve also had more engagements take place in The Penthouse than any other romantic retreat – just saying…

Zoe stayed here and said: “It was lovely to arrive and walk into a lit Xmas tree – especially travelling half our journey through a snow blizzard – very homely and comforting. The apartment layout has made this one of our best romantic weekends away and I would definitely recommend to friends and family.”

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5. Woodcroft Cottage, Hudswell

Cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove to keep warm and toasty inside after a country walk or on an evening watching a film. Outside, the wooden garden hot tub is an idyllic spot for a glass of bubbles in summer or in winter. There’s also an excellent award-winning village pub, The George and Dragon, just a short walk away.

Just a few miles from Hudswell is Richmond, with beautiful countryside, romantic ruins, and many intimate restaurants along cobbled streets. Richmond is a perfect local town to explore from your romantic retreat for any couple looking to spend high-quality time together!

Escape to Woodcroft

Bubbles in the garden hot tub

Lazy weekend breakfasts in bed

Relax after a crisp country walk

6. Wayside Cottage, Gilling West

Whisk us away to this one-bedroom countryside bolthole and we will be very happy. Hidden away in your own private haven, no expense has been spared in this romantic holiday cottage. Enjoy top-quality furnishings, exposed wooden beams and brickwork, and breath-taking views from each room. Finally bring yourself to get out of the comfy king-sized bed, and walk straight through the french doors out to the garden hot tub.

Wayside Cottage kitchen  wayside chess board

It is a perfect bolthole to spend your days engrossed in each other’s company. To go and explore, take in the good old Yorkshire fresh air with a walk across the fields to The White Swan pub just a mile away, or plan days out exploring the local area.

Wayside hot tub wayside cottage bedroom

Wayside Cottage

7. The Palins, Sun Hill Farm

Book an idyllic and romantic weekend away in the Yorkshire Dales at The Palins at Sun Hill Farm, a short drive from Leyburn, North Yorkshire. There is plenty to keep couples busy during their stay and just under a mile away is the excellent Wyvill Arms pub as well as plenty more choices in the area.

Stay in and cosy up in front of the fire and the large TV, or wander from your doorstep along the crisp country walks nearby with the pooch. The modern kitchen is well-equipped and compliments the traditional features of the cottage. The large sleigh bed is very comfortable and there is an en-suite wet room in this accessible cottage.

The Palins

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