romantic couple on a staycation

5 romantic staycations for couples

Long walks in beautiful countryside. Long talks in soft armchairs by pub fireplaces. Candlelit dinners in little village eateries. Lovely, lazy lie-ins in quaint Cotswold holiday cottages.

You get the picture… and what a romantic picture it is. Because there simply is not a more romantic place for couple to staycation than the Cotswolds. When you’re planning a short break or a weekend away for two, these are five of our most romantic holiday cottages in the Cotswolds:

Sansoms Loft in Wootton

Overlooking the most beautiful Cotswold countryside, Sansoms Loft in Wooton near Woodstock is charming and stylish and the perfect place for a romantic getaway. 

Romantic location: Woodstock is one of the most romantic places in the Cotswolds. For a stroll, the town centre is wonderful and full of interesting places to explore. For a longer walk, Woodstock is surrounded by all the outstanding natural beauty the Cotswolds is famous for, and many public footpaths go in and out of the town. For a romantic pub lunch or a fine dining meal, you are spoilt for choice in the centre of town.

The Old Stables in Witney

Located in the centre of Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Witney is a great base for a visit to this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and The Old Stables is perfect for a romantic weekend for two. The cottage is close to a great number of nice walks, the closest being the River Windrush walk.

Romantic location: In the neighbouring village of Minster Lovell, is one of the most wonderful and romantic spas in the Cotswolds, The Garden Spa at Minster Mill. Perfect for a romantic pamper day for two.

Timber Lodge in Tackley

In Tackley near Woodstock is Timber Lodge, a wonderfully spacious and modern holiday cottage tucked away in a quiet courtyard. For a weekend for two or a weeklong romantic break, this is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds.

Romantic location: Just five minutes from Tackley is the village of Caulcott, and here you will find The Horse & Groom, the perfectly romantic, cosy Cotswold pub with an open fireplace and lovely little nooks to enjoy drinks or a meal for two. 

Meadow View in Witney

As Cotswold views go, the one from the living room at Meadow View in Witney is second to none. This spacious apartment overlooks the lush green water meadow on either side of the River Windrush.

Romantic location: Cogges Farm in Witney is one of our most popular attractions in the Cotswolds. A historic farm and a beautiful manor house, a beautiful walled garden and orchard, adventure play for kids, and home to some very friendly animal residents. But open to all is the on-site café, Cogges Kitchen, and it is simply wonderful. With lovely views, cosy spaces and the most delicious cakes, meals and sandwiches, it’s perfect for a romantic date in the Cotswolds too. 

Kissing Cottage in Kirtlington

No list of romantic holiday cottages in the Cotswolds would be complete without Kissing Cottage in the picture-perfect village of Kirtlington. This beautifully restored cottage is 300 years old and with wooden beams, stone walls and an impressive inglenook fireplace, it is simply perfect for a getaway for two in the Cotswolds. 

Romantic location: Just up the road from Kissing Cottage happens to be one of the most romantic wedding venues in the country, Kirtlington Park.