Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day – there’s no escaping the big day. Gigantic heart-shaped balloons, super-sweet chocolates and cheesy cards are all part of the gimmick. But nothing says ‘I love you’ like spending some quality time together. So, whether you need a few days away in the country to reconnect or you’re looking to plan a getaway but aren’t sure where to start, our romantic villas for two ensure an extremely intimate and unforgettable experience.
1. Sandy Bay Cottage, Devon
Cute, quaint and cosy – that’s everythig you want from a tiny couple’s cottage right? At Sandy Bay Cottage you’ll be well placed for exploring romantic coves and blissful beaches nearby as well as charming villages and beautiful countryside of north Devon. The little house is also set on a resort where you’ll have access to amenities including an excellent heated swimming pool, all the more special for being only a few minutes’ walk from your doorstep.
Prices from: £51pppn
2. Orchid Cottage, St. Lucia
Get away from the everyday stresses with a stay at Orchid Cottage; just a short distance from Plantation Beach but extremely private, couples will benefit from the peace and quiet that this luxury holiday home can offer. With a hilltop swimming pool and dreamy views, the surrounding tropical gardens are ready for you to explore – enjoy lovely afternoon walks and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your special time away together.
Prices from: £92pppn
3. Roka Evi, Kalkan
Roka Evi is the perfect choice for couples of any age. This incredible villa in Islamlar has one bedroom with an en-suite, all furnished with high-quality commodities. From the bedroom, you can step onto the terrace, decked with your very own private swimming pool and alfresco dining table. If that wasn’t enough, this villa benefits from an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi! We’re not sure if you’ll be able to bring yourself to leave Roka Evi, but if you decide to venture out, local shops and restaurants are only 1km away.
Prices from: £46pppn
4. Cou Cou Apartment, Barbados
Is there anywhere more romantic than Barbados? Probably not! So let us set the scene, spend your days listening to the all-encompassing sounds of waves crashing on the beach surrounded by tropical foliage. That and more awaits at Cou Cou Apartment. After a busy day exploring the island, retreat in one of the two bedrooms. Fitted with air conditioning, the rooms also have en-suits so you can live a Caribbean life of luxury.
Prices from: £163pppn
5. Duchess Villa, Tenerife
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. 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.
Prices from: £169pppn
6. Gil’s Workshop, Dordogne
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, Gil’s Workshop is the perfect home to reignite the spark. This modern cottage in Sarlat has everything including an outdoor Jacuzzi and the sun terrace is an added bonus. This villa also has a small yet homely kitchen, where you can take your relationship on a culinary adventure, tasting the local delicacies of truffles and foie gras. Only five kilometres from the medieval market town of Sarlat, you’ll get to discover what this region has to offer.
Prices from: £50pppn
7. Maison Pierre-Louis, Loire-Valley
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 a 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 the place to come together and appreciate the simple joys we leave behind in our fast-paced modern lives.
Prices from: £86pppn
8. Casa da Boa Sorte, Quinta do Lago
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; a 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.
Prices from: £40pppn
9. Casa delle Pigne, Puglia
For a romantic villa that ticks all the boxes, there’s no better choice than Casa delle Pigne. The interiors are spacious with high ceilings, thick stone walls and a private pool that’s waiting to lift the lid on romance. Immersed in a Mediterranean style garden, guests will get caught in a world of colour, with sweeping views of the rolling natural vistas in the distance. Quite frankly, it’ll be hard to find somewhere as romantic.
Prices from: £57pppn
10. Villa Chambre Du Paradis, Dordogne
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 from the towns of Saint Alvère and St Félix de Villadeix, this villa is ideal for anyone looking for relaxation with a sprinkling 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 a 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.
Prices from: £65pppn