/ Romantic hideaway for 2

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.
Obi Wan - on 05 Jan 2017
Hi all. So last time I asked the ukc cyberworld to help with accommodation, you guys did a perfect job. Recommended the camping barn in Buttermere for me and my son's little backpacking trip, which was spot on!
So, your mission, should you choose to accept it is to recommend a little country hideaway for 2.
Looking for something like a cabin in the woods or cottage on a mountain side. Preferably in the lakes or Wales but maybe Scotland or elsewhere.
Looking for total seclusion, and plenty of walking and scenic views for a honeymoon escape.

Any suggestions?
marsbar - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Not quite total seclusion because there are a few cottages but it is fairly separate and in a very quiet spot.

http://www.woodendhouse.co.uk/cottages/bothy.htm

It's quite small but it's lovely, stayed there some years ago.
Bulls Crack - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:
Sorry no ideas offhand but what a great thread juxto romantic hideaway and Birmingham pick-up make!

Islay is lovely btw
Post edited at 13:21
james.slater - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Birkerthwaite Barn in the Lakes is remote and lovely. Its quite a big place for 2 people, but has a cosy living room. We spent a few nights there, and recommend the walk down to Stanley Ghyll waterfall. We didnt see a single person whilst we were in and around the cottage. Plenty of other walks you could do too.
climbingpixie on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

The National Trust have loads of really nice looking places that might fit the bill.

http://www.nationaltrustholidays.org.uk/search/

A couple I know stayed here previously and raved about how lovely it was - http://www.nationaltrustholidays.org.uk/holiday-cottage/bird-how-holmrook-lake-district-cumbria/

This place in Wales looks stunning - http://www.nationaltrustholidays.org.uk/holiday-cottage/nant-las-dolgellau-gwynedd/
Bobling - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Ty Capel? Beds might not quite suit a honeymoon, but I remember them being comfy enough when pushed together and it ticks the rest of the boxes I think.

https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/ty-capel-12707/
Pids - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Congratulations on the engagement.

Ok, this is not the lakes or Wales but is def romantic and would fit your requirements

http://www.hollyshouse.co.uk/

Good luck.
shantaram - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Pricey but one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed http://www.stay-hebrides.com
dingbat46 - on 05 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

This is our favourite hideaway: https://www.breconcottages.com/cottages/hay-wye/yr-allt#!

You'll need a 4x4 or walk in
Obi Wan - on 06 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Thanks everyone! I knew I could count on you guys. Some perfect suggestions there, will have a trawl through and show Mrs wan.
Some beautiful places linked, exactly what I am looking for.
Any more, keep them coming.
KevinJ - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Saw your post a little later. Stayed here a wee while ago, and can't rate it high enough. The welcome pack is particularly special, and the location gives a sense of true remoteness. The owner is very considerate and has built this to an excellent standard.
Only accommodates two, plenty of peat for the stove, and self sufficient for electricity (solar and wind turbine).
Some great cafes and seafood suppliers on the islands and some wonderful beaches and inland walking.
http://www.hebridesholidaycottage.co.uk
Can give you more info if required.
Kev
David Barlow - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

The Broch on Harris is magical http://borvelodge.com/room/the-broch/
mp3ferret on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Might be a bit of a curve ball - but Strawberry Cottage in Glen Affric.

http://self-catering-cottages-scotland.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/strawberry-cottage-near-loch-affric.ht...

I think its maintained by one of the scottish climbing clubs - maybe.

A loveley spot though.
NeilMac - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Bulls Crack:

> Sorry no ideas offhand but what a great thread juxto romantic hideaway and Birmingham pick-up make!

> Islay is lovely btw

It's a beautiful place! I'm Islay born and bred so maybe biased! Great for wildlife - we had a White Tailed Eagle on the beach in front of the house last week! The place is riddled with otters too!
joeruckus - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

I've rented through Under The Thatch, they've a nice range of cute cottages and cabins around the UK - from glam gypsy caravans in Pembrokeshire to wild places in the top of Scotland.
http://www.underthethatch.co.uk/

See, there, on the front page: 'secluded cottages' is right above 'romantic cottages'. Yep. That's you that is.
Just Tintin - on 10 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Maybe a treehouse? Top tip: the wood burner hot tub is awesome but takes several hours to get to temperature!
http://www.living-room.co/
Bulls Crack - on 10 Jan 2017
In reply to NeilMac:

Lucky you! We watched 2 otters playing on the beach outside where we stayed near Port Ellen for 2 nights running + Minkes (not on the beach) - going back this year to Port Charlotte!
Hat Dude on 10 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/listings/info.php?id=127&t=stay

The chemical toilet has got to be a deal sealer for romance ;-)
MrJared - on 10 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:
http://burnthwaite.co.uk/

Lovely place, great breakfast and ticks all the boxes you want!

Congratulations!
Post edited at 15:07
Obi Wan - on 17 Jan 2017
In reply to KevinJ:


> Can give you more info if required.

> Kev

Only just checked back on the thread. This place looked amazing...... But is booked up when we wanted to go. Cheers anyway kev.
Obi Wan - on 17 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

Keep em coming! Some excellent suggestions.

Just to throw a spanner in the works..... How about Cornwall?
Vector686 on 17 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

> Looking for total seclusion, and plenty of walking and scenic views for a honeymoon escape.

> Any suggestions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsC4kf6x_Q0
ClimberEd - on 17 Jan 2017
In reply to Obi Wan:

There is a one bed cottage at the back of a beach in on the north coast of Cornwall somewhere, that is nowhere near anything else or any roads , and yet inside it is really well restored and cosy.

It may have even been on this site that I've seen a link to it.

I know that sounds vague but it is quite unusual so may be be able to find it on google.
ClimberEd - on 17 Jan 2017
ads.ukclimbing.com
Obi Wan - on 19 Jan 2017
In reply to ClimberEd:

> This is it


Yeah, we looked at this one already. It's stunning, exactly what we are looking for but a little pricey. 2k too pricey!

This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings.