Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day – there’s no escaping the big day. Gigantic heart shaped balloons, over priced chocolates and cheesy cards are all part of the gimmick. But nothing says ‘I love you’ like some quality time together – and no, the weekly Ocado shop doesn’t count! We know how important it is to spend time away from your normal routine and not just for Valentine’s Day, but all year round. So, whether you need a few days away in the country to reconnect or you’re looking to plan a getaway but not sure where to start, our romantic villas for two are alluring, extremely intimate and unforgettable.

We’ve picked our favourite villas for two in the UK and Europe to give you that much-needed break you both deserve.

1. Le Cocon, Brittany

Le Cocon - Brittany - Oliver's Travels

Le Cocon – Brittany – Oliver’s Travels

This romantic hideaway cottage in Brittany is a silky smooth haven for couples looking to reconnect and relish each other’s company. The interiors alone are incredibly alluring; vintage glam meets très chic to create this intimate bolthole. But the pièce de résistance is the amorous bedroom, decked with a free standing copper bath – if you can’t envision shared bubble baths with a bottle of the regions famous cider then you’re doing it all wrong. Le Cocon truly has all the amenities you could ever need for a romantic getaway, but better still, it’s situated in the heart of Brittany so you can enjoy breezy walks to the village bars, local markets and delectable delights. Sign me up!!

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £29pppn

2. Black Moon Cottage, Cornwall

Black Moon Cottage - Cornwall - Oliver's Travels

Black Moon Cottage – Cornwall – Oliver’s Travels

This dreamy cottage in St Ives has the most enchanting setting – just a stone’s throw from Bamaluz Beach you and your partner can take hand-in-hand strolls along the peninsula, or better still, listen to the tide roll in from the cosiness of your bedsheets. Designed specifically for a romantic getaway, this cottage has everything you need for a starry-eyed break. Cook up a storm in the luxurious fully-equipped kitchen or get a relaxing bubble bath ready in the grand bathtub that so easily fits two – now that’s what we call the ultimate romantic night in.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £125pppn

3. The Barn, Devon

The Barn - Devon - Oliver's Travels

The Barn – Devon – Oliver’s Travels

You’ll find this cosy hideaway in the heart of Devon’s remarkable countryside. This barn conversion has a real ‘wow’ factor as you step through the doors – the interior is charming as it is dainty, complete with a fireplace, island breakfast bar, vintage bathtub, rainfall shower and an Amazon Fire TV – curling up on the sofa with a bottle of wine has never sounded so appealing. Though there is plenty to explore nearby if you have time to go further afield, discover the spectacular East Devon coastline, designated a World Heritage Site. Once you catch a glimpse you’ll understand why the view is best enjoyed with the person you love the most.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £70pppn

4. Blue Moon Cottage, Cornwall

Blue Moon Cottage - Cornwall - Oliver's Travels

Blue Moon Cottage – Cornwall – Oliver’s Travels

This cottage is the ultimate couples retreat designed for complete relaxation and intimacy. An open-plan living and area kitchen greet you as you walk in, with a refined shower room beneath the stairs – great to wash the salt off after an invigorating swim. Upstairs you’ll find the main bedroom, complete with an exposed beam ceiling and custom built super king bed. Seafood is one of the best offerings of St Ives, so don’t miss the scrumptious delights of the Porthgwidden Beach Café – not only is the menu faultless, but you’ll be seated in front of unmissable views out from the peninsula across the Atlantic Ocean.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £56pppn

5. Daffodil Cottage, Cotswolds

Daffodil Cottage - Cotswolds - Oliver's Travels

Daffodil Cottage – Cotswolds – Oliver’s Travels

Get away from the everyday stresses with a stay at Daffodil Cottage; extremely secluded, couples will benefit from the peace and quiet. This old-world, thatched cottage makes an ideal romantic break. A large garden and dreamy views, the grounds are your oyster to explore – enjoy lovely country walks and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your special time away together. The owners have taken great care of the cottage, all original features have been retained, making you feel right at home. The kitchen feels very rustic and vintage and the bathroom features a venetian mirror, deep-pile towels and complimentary toiletries.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £47pppn

6. The School House, Midlands

The School House - Midlands - Oliver's Travels

The School House – Midlands – Oliver’s Travels

Go off the beaten track and escape to the School House, this cottage in Burton-le-Coggles has everything for couples looking for quality time. You’ll be within walking distance of award-winning pub, The Cholmeley Arms, so don’t give it a miss, plus guests will also have unlimited access to Easton Walled Gardens, nearly 12 acres of beautiful grounds with seasonal highlights of sweet peas, tulips and so much more. As for the cottage; well it has a lovely sitting room, indulgent double bed, a grand bathroom and a fully fitted kitchen.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £43pppn

7. Villa Chambre Du Paradis, Midi-Pyrenees

Villa Chambre Du Paradis - Dorgdone - Oliver's Travels

Villa Chambre Du Paradis – Dorgdone – Oliver’s Travels

Our villas for two are exceptional and Villa Chambre Du Paradis is no exception to the rule. This charming little romantic bolthole in France is a couple’s paradise. Within easy reach of the from the towns of Saint Alvère and St Félix de Villadeix, this villa is ideal for anyone looking for relaxation with a sprinkle of adventure – discover a plethora of excellent restaurants and lively cafe’s or discover a range sports facilities with plenty on offer. The stone cottage itself has an open-plan living space, and cosy double bed. Oh, and make sure you allow yourselves enough time to soak up some rays in the lovely private swimming pool or wind down in the hot tub.  When you get back to reality, you can show off your post-holiday glow.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £60pppn

8. Duchess Villa, Tenerife

Duchess Villa - Tenerife - Oliver's Travels

Duchess Villa – Tenerife – Oliver’s Travels

Oh, the Duchess Villa, it’s hard to know where to begin with this beauty. Not only is this one of our most romantic villas but it’s also one of the best spa resorts in Tenerife. This villa has its own heated pool – the privacy is perfect to take a few pics lounging by the pool – you’ll the envy of everyone back home. The double bedroom is chic and exotic, with imported furniture from all over the world. As part of the resort, you can enjoy the spa, restaurant and bar to create a true 5-star break. The villa is a little secluded, but you’ll only be a short drive from Tenerife’s star attractions, the incredible beaches.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £123pppn

9. Villa Des Agnes, Dordogne

Villa Des Agnes - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Villa Des Agnes – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

Being in love can be many things; exhilarating, fun and comfortable all in equal measure. But if like most, the excitement is starting to fade, Villa Des Agnes is the perfect villa to reignite a spark. This country cottage in the Dordogne has everything a couple needs including your own private pool, with impeccable views of the rolling green hills. This villa also has a homely kitchen, where you can take your relationship on a culinary adventure, tasting the local delicacies of truffles and foie gras. It might be best to have a car to see the neighbouring sights but you can also bike it to the nearby wineries. Bottoms up!

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £49pppn

10. Maison Pierre-Louis, Loire-Valley

Maison Pierre-Louis - Loire Valley - Oliver's Travels

Maison Pierre-Louis – Loire Valley – Oliver’s Travels

Both elegant and comfortable, Maison Pierre-Louis is a lovely getaway for couples looking for a quiet break. This 15th Century home is rich in charm, which unspoilt period features including the grand stone fireplace. More importantly, you can take advantage of an in-house team of incredible caterers that specialise in personalised dining experience – does it get any better? Start each morning with a romantic breakfast and watch the sunrise on the large west terrace, and finish each evening with cocktails and dinner on the east lawn. This mansion is a place to come together and appreciate the simple joys we leave behind in our fast-paced modern lives.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £54pppn

11. Monte da Quinta Resort, Quinta do Lago

Monte da Quinta Resort - Quinta do Lago - Oliver's Travels

Monte da Quinta Resort – Quinta do Lago – Oliver’s Travels

A superb resort that caters for the masses – and an excellent choice for couples looking to explore this beautiful region in Algarve. The suites have been artistically decorated and feature brand-new furniture as well as modern appliances. Spacious with patio doors that open onto a terrace, you can enjoy a cold beer whilst you soak up the Portuguese heat. You’ll have access to the communal pool, spa, gym and restaurants. Better still, never go without the most important meal of the day – the buffet breakfast is provided free of charge! That’s what we call a win-win.

Sleeps: 2-4
Prices from: £46pppn

12. Rapunzels Folie, Dordogne

Rapunzels Folie - Dordogne - Oliver's Travels

Rapunzels Folie – Dordogne – Oliver’s Travels

Rapunzels Folie is the bee’s knees, this fantastical 15th-century cottage is Dordogne has romance down to a tee. Nestled on the shore of a lush, green lake, couples and honeymooners alike can stargaze, sunbathe and watch wildlife from the private dock. This cottage is extremely unique, combining the delicate with the bold, and the old and new. You’ll fall in love with the bridal bed – a stately four-poster in a barrel-vaulted bedroom. Mornings are best enjoyed exploring the gardens or visiting the nearby village of Nonards where you’ll find the nearest pub.

Sleeps: 4
Prices from: £59pppn

13. Casa da Boa Sorte, Quinta do Lago

Casa da Boa Sorte - Quinta do Lago - Oliver's Travels

Casa da Boa Sorte – Quinta do Lago – Oliver’s Travels

Looking for romance on a budget? Casa da Boa won’t break the bank but still has plenty to offer couples. In the heart of Quinta do Lago, this exclusive second-floor penthouse apartment is divine. One of the largest in Lakeside Village resort, your apartment has plenty of space to relax; the lounge opens to the south facing balcony, which offers impressive views of the lake. You’ll have everything to hand; shared swimming pool, golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, bars and shops – you won’t go without here. Sunsets are spectacular here, so sit back with a drink in your hand and enjoy the surrounding landscape.

Sleeps: 2
Prices from: £37pppn

14. Trulli le Mandorle, Puglia

Trulli le Mandorle - Puglia - Oliver's Travels

Trulli le Mandorle – Puglia – Oliver’s Travels

For a romantic villa that ticks all the boxes, there’s no better choice than Trulli le Mandorle. This 250-year-old traditional Trulli has been given the makeover of a lifetime – the interior is spacious with high ceilings, thick stone walls and an open fire that’s waiting to lift the lift on romance. And then there’s the lush exteriors, the Med gardens offering a pick of fresh fruit and the gorgeous saltwater pool with sweeping views of the rolling hills in the distance. Quite frankly, it’ll be hard to find somewhere as romantic.

Sleeps: 4

Prices from: £39pppn

These are just some of our favourites, we have plenty more villas for two for you to peruse through. Don’t forget, our concierge team can also help you with any special romantic requests!

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