Are you a secret romantic?
… maybe deep, deep down?
Why not treat that special someone to the holiday they deserve? If you're worried about getting everything sorted for a perfect romantic get-away, never fear, here are our five top tips for making that romantic break even more special:
1. Sort it all by yourself
Nope, that's not as daunting as you may think! With Rural Retreats our excellent website will guide you through each step of the process. You can choose the perfect holiday destination, the ideal property, and get it all sorted without your partner knowing a thing about it. If you can't get any week days off, book a weekend instead. An impromptu weekend away will gain you lots of romance-brownie-points.
Need a little inspiration? Take a look at the 'inspiration' section of our website and you can pick what sort of holiday you're after; whether that be a property with a hot tub, one with sea views or a place with great walking routes right outside.
Alternatively if you hover over 'search and book' at the top of the page, you will get the whole list of destinations, special offers and newly added properties to choose from.
2. Element of surprise
If you don't want make the whole holiday a surprise, then inject an element of surprise into one of your days there instead. Whether that be baking your partner's favourite treat to take with you, or planning a fun excursion, or simply booking a meal at a fancy restaurant one evening. It will show you care. If you have a look at the property description when booking, there should be some ideas for local attractions or popular eateries in the area. So you could start there.
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3. Turn off gadgets
Rural Retreats is supposed to provide exactly that – a retreat. Our luxurious properties have all that you could need during your holiday: beautiful interiors, luxury furnishings - they really are a home from home! And they're based in some of the UK's most spectacular locations, some of them right in the heart of the countryside. This is a brilliant excuse for you to unwind and enjoy each other's company. Take the opportunity to really invest some quality time in one another. Turn off your phones and tablets, so you can't be distracted by annoying emails coming in and just relax, talk, return home feeling refreshed and peaceful.
A number of our collection are really cute and quirky.
Take a look at our farm cottages
or historic retreats
or search the whole collection
4. Pick a place with a fire
Nothing says 'romance' like an open fire. We have lots of properties with log burners, stoves and fire places that make the perfect evening focal point. You can't beat the natural heat and light of a fire, not to mention the warm smokey smell. It really sets the atmosphere. Return from a long walk and curl up in front of the fire to get warm.
You can narrow your search by having a look through all of our properties with log burners or open fires.
5. Choosing the right location
The property really makes the holiday... and we have over 400 to choose from! Think about what kind of get-away you're after; maybe it's a city break, or perhaps a quiet country retreat? Do you fancy a historic property with interesting period features? Or maybe a quirky retreat like our lighthouse properties where you can watch the crashing waves of the sea.
Have a look at all of our lighthouse properties
Or search through our collection of romantic retreats, to find the ones we recommend for a couples' get-away.