August 15th – the day furthest away from Valentine’s Day – is arguably the least romantic day of the year. Christmas and all other romantic holidays are too far away to even bear thinking about. So with nothing amorous on the horizon, we’ve taken a look at some of our most romantic B&Bs that cater exclusively for couples.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to pop the question or simply pop the champers, we know a few romantic B&Bs that will put the love island villa to shame.
A period Georgian house lovingly refurbished into a chic, luxurious riverside retreat. Edgar house was named 2017 most romantic hotel in Europe and best small hotel in the world in 2016 by TripAdvisor!
This adults-only hotel has gorgeous rooms, plush furnishings and is only a stone’s throw from the heart of Chester – so you and your loved one can explore arm in arm this beautiful historic city.
This guest house has nailed the whole romance thing. First off, the B&B is located in the Lake District – and where screams romance more than beautiful lakes and rolling hills right outside your bedroom window?
Holmlea Guest House offers romantic packages, such as a boat tour of Lake Windermere. Surely that’s bound to make a splash with your spouse?
Are you looking for somewhere to get down on one knee? Ideally somewhere that you and your significant other will remember fondly for the rest of your lives together? Well, it might be an idea to stay at Abel’s Harp in the romantic Cotswolds.
They offer a ‘Perfect Proposal Package’ to ensure peak romance and make sure that everything goes smoothly on the day. And if she or he says yes? They do weddings too!
Stellar B&B, Abbots Grange, won Star Amongst Stars at the 2017 eviivo awards – and it’s not hard to see why. Four-poster beds take centre stage in every room, which hark back to the history of the grange itself, dating back to 1320!
Immerse yourself in the Egyptian cotton sheets and relax or take advantage of the many activities on offer, such as tennis courts and croquet lawn. There’s even a helipad should you need it…Abbots Grange was also the star of B&B Week 2019, when it received a dubious special guest …
For couples who like to be in the heart of a vibrant city with the sea only yards away, Blanch House is an ideal retreat. It’s strictly Adults only so no little tykes will disrupt the blissful calm of your romantic break.
This boutique hotel has swathes of unique charm and it even has it’s own Champagne and cocktail bar on the premises so you can get tipsy and romantic then stagger back to the room. Just make sure you find the correct one!
Who needs an African safari? This lodge in the Scottish highlands is a nature-loving couple’s dream. Highland Bear Lodge offer safari tours for two of the surrounding area at night and day so lucky couples have the chance to spot native wildlife with a wee dram of whisky.
When the exploring is finished, guests can relax in the beautiful bedrooms. In particular, the Bonnie Prince Charles Suite, which has a four-poster bed and hot tub with gorgeous views of the loch.
They’ve also been nominated for Quirkiest Place to Stay at the eviivo Awards 2019.
Set in a quaint 14th Century fishing village, this luxury guesthouse, perched atop a cliff in sunny Cornwall, serves as the perfect romantic retreat for busy couples craving some sea air without being battered by the elements.
The panoramic views are practically designed for loved-up couples to gaze at over a romantic drink and, according to the owners of Pebble House, “love feels better by the sea.” We think they’re probably onto something there…
So there we have it, our top picks for romantic B&Bs. Have you had a romantic experience in a B&B or independent accommodation business? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us @eviivo