When it comes to romance, Kent-based boutique lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has everything for the perfect Valentine’s English getaway. From unwinding in front of a fire in a cosy property to enjoying a glass of bubbly in a rural retreat, guests will be sure to be impressed.
The Petit Manor, near Blakeney, Gloucestershire
The Petit Manor is a stunning rural retreat located in the wing of a Grade II listed manor house. The property's open plan kitchen-cum-living area features characterful oak beams and a log burner. The staircase leads up to the first floor, which features a gorgeous master bedroom. Couples can choose to dine under the stars as the property boasts a large glass roof above the dining area or, they can soak up the views in the luxurious egg bathtub with a glass of bubbles.
Just down the road is the famous 'Severn Cider' which offers tastings and food pairings. The Petit Manor is also close to the Forest of Dean, where adventurous couples can partake in activities ranging from horse riding to mountain biking.
Priced from £530.00 for 3 nights
The Challoners, Robertsbridge, Sussex
The Challoners is a shepherd's hut that provides guests with an idyllic romantic escape. Inside they will find panelled walls, ornate furnishings and an antique electric stove heater. Through sliding doors there is a sumptuous bathroom complete with a roll-top bathtub – perfect for unwinding after a long day.
In a separate lodge, just a few meters away, is the living area featuring comfortable rustic design touches and underfloor heating. With no Wi-Fi or TV, it is the perfect intimate hideaway from the outside world. Surrounding the hut is 300-acres of walking and cycling routes to explore, including access to 50-acres of private bluebell woodland.
Priced from £370.00 for 2 nights or £505.00
Swallows Nest, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Swallows Nest is a private, spacious and romantic bolt hole for two, located in the picturesque village of Bibury in the heart of the Cotswolds. The open-plan ground floor features a beautifully renovated kitchen, dining area, snug and living room, with a large picture window providing uninterrupted views of the countryside. Upstairs guests will find a cosy bedroom with an en-suite and a balcony door that has steps leading down to the large enclosed garden. Guests can opt for a leisurely stroll along the river, pop to the local pub or tearoom, and cosy up in front of the log burner. Within a short drive is the historic cities of Bath, Oxford or Cheltenham, Swallows Nest is also perfect for couple's wanting to explore the local area.
Priced from £516.00 for 3 nights
Book at www.mulberrycottages.com or by calling 01227 464958
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