Whether you love or loathe Valentine’s Day – there’s no escaping the big day. Gigantic heart-shaped balloons, overpriced 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 aren’t sure where to start, our romantic villas for two are alluring, extremely intimate and unforgettable.
We’ve picked our favourite villas for two to give you that much-needed break you both deserve.
1. Le Cocon, Brittany
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!
Prices from: £29pppn
2. Brooks Cottage, Devon
You’ll find this cosy hideaway in the heart of Devon’s remarkable countryside. This quaint cottage has an indulgent and homely atmosphere as you step through the doors. The interior is charming as it is dainty, complete with a fireplace, luxury linen and plenty of super comfy seats – 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. Venture through lush rolling fields and discover the magic of the Devon countryside with your special someone.
Prices from: £67pppn
3. Daffodil Cottage, Cotswolds
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. With 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.
Prices from: £47pppn
4. 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: £49pppn
5. 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: £133pppn
6. 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: £123pppn
7. 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: £60pppn
8. 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: £54pppn
9. Rapunzels Folie, Dordogne
Rapunzels Folie is the bee’s knees, this fantastical 15th-century cottage in Dordogne has romance down to a tee. Nestled on the shore of a lush, green lake, couples and honeymooners can stargaze, sunbathe and watch wildlife from the private dock. This cottage is extremely unique, combining the delicate with the bold, and the old with the 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.
Prices from: £59pppn
10. 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; 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: £37pppn
11. 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: £33pppn
12. 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: £60pppn