Each room at this romantic retreat in Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter is unique, named after a famous creative with a link to the city, and cleverly decorated to match – think deep tones, colourful wallpapers and velvet curtains. Very comfortable and cool, these chambers of distinction are also handily located for visiting some of the area's major attractions, including theatres and the botanic gardens.
Formerly a coaching inn, these days you'll find a contemporary, boutique inn that makes for a romantic place to stay in the historic market town of Abergavenny, Wales. Each of the 31 beautifully designed rooms feature designer fabrics, silky bed linen, and extra fluffy towels, and foodie couples will be in their element: nearby sister property The Walnut Tree is home to Shaun Hill's renowned Michelin-starred restaurant.
Positioned halfway between the airport and St Peter Port, when you check in to Mango Lodge, a bolthole for two that's ideal for a romantic break in the Channel Islands, you're just 10 minutes’ walk from the nearest beach and less than that to a great restaurant and bar. Located in the garden of a 16th-century house, the style inside is rustic and cosy, with timber-clad walls and faux-fur throws.
Sitting in a forest clearing overlooking the waters of Loch Broom, these sustainable cabins are surrounded by picturesque scenery that’s typical of the West Coast of Scotland. Choose two-person Red Squirrel and be wowed by slick, contemporary décor, and huge windows in the open-plan living space that let oodles of natural light in – ideal for admiring the glorious views.
Deep in the heart of the Peak District, Losehill is surrounded by enticing views that beckon you to enjoy the pleasures of the scenic Derbyshire countryside. Named 'Sunday Times Country Hotel of the Year', there are 22 stylish guest rooms and the vibe is traditional, but with modern comforts aplenty. When you're not luxuriating in the spa, check out the two-AA-rosette restaurant.
Located in the North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby, this romantic place to stay is home to one suite and seven rooms – each is individually styled and represents a folklore or historical tale about the area, from exiled Maharajah to Robin Hood, with a stencilled wall drawing setting the scene. Décor-wise, it's all about stripped floors, retro tiling, and heritage-style bathrooms.
Arrive at luxury hotel Matfen Hall for a romantic UK break and be greeted by a valet, a concierge that whisks your luggage to your room, and a welcome drink in The Great Hall. Occupying a Gothic mansion in Northumberland, it's the quintessential country house hotel, with all the comfort and opulence that implies, alongside first-rate facilities like a relaxing spa and five places to eat.
This collection of boutique rooms and suites in the Cotswolds just a few miles outside Cirencester has been lovingly restored – think exposed stone walls, natural wood floors, original beams, and soothing colours. If you fancy going all out, book the apartment with a private terrace, hot tub and sauna, plus a free-standing copper tub and a bespoke bed fashioned from silver birch.
This boutique hotel, restaurant and bar on the Northumberland Coast is housed in an 18th-century building and has been given a complete makeover, with 18 bedrooms boasting a modern, country-house feel – expect original beams, individually designed feature walls, bespoke furniture and stylish bathrooms. Some rooms even have free-standing copper baths ('Muckle House' has two!).
On the border between Devon and Cornwall, this fairy-tale property is the cousin of waterside Tresanton, both of which are owned by Olga Polizzi, the renowned hotelier. The 18 rooms are artfully decorated with a stylish mix of old and new furniture, roll-top baths and painted wallpapers. Go all out and choose the suite in the former gatekeeper's lodge with a private garden and wood-burning stove.