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Romantic Breaks

If you haven’t yet considered Dorset as a location for a romantic weekend break, then you need to seriously add it to your contender list! With an abundance of quaint cottages and modern hotels, rolling countryside and break taking costal scenery, Dorset could be the ideal setting for taking your loved one away for a wedding anniversary, valentines days, possibly a honeymoon or even to pop the question for the marriage proposal!

To help you in your search, we provide our top three romantic stays for the perfect weekend retreat in this beautiful part of the UK:

Rumpus Cottage, near Swanage Bay

For the perfect seaside break, this beautiful and charming 2 bed self-catering cottage in South East Dorset ticks all the right boxes. Situated in a quiet and peaceful spot, yet with access to the local seaside town and within easy walking distance of the beach and nearby walks, Rumpus Cottage provides all you need for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Rustic features abound throughout this three-storey accommodation; with traditional stone walls and fantastic wooden beams, yet boasting all the modern amenities required to make your stay a comfortable one. Even better, the pretty outdoor courtyard provides ample opportunity for you to enjoy the Dorset sunshine with a glass of wine or two.

Nearby places well worth a visit include Kimmeridge Bay, the famous Lulworth Cove, the National Trust’s Studland Bay and of course, Tyneham Village.


Heartland Foxglacier Hotel, New Forest

If, like us, you would rather leave the cooking behind when you go away, why not treat yourself to a stay at the fabulous Heartland Foxglacier Hotel. Situated close to the New Forest National Park and Moors Valley, this luxury and romantic retreat has all you can wish for in the perfect ‘getting away from it’ wish list. With a plethora of beautiful walks right on your doorstep, and plentiful country pubs to sake that thirst, a stay at Heartland is perfect for recharging your batteries after a hectic week.

Set in stunning hotel grounds, with well-tended gardens and picturesque lake, this Georgian property has a choice of fine dining options and excels in pre-dinner apertifs and cocktails too! A fully fitted health and fitness suite with luxury steam room, Jacuzzi and indoor heated swimming pool offers guests the opportunity to unwind further.


Urban Beach, Bournemouth

For those looking for a more upmarket feel, the luxe chic interior of the Urban Beach Hotel, set back from Bournemouth’s Boscombe Pier may appeal. This modern, boutique hotel is well placed for those wishing to explore all this busy seaside town has to offer.

With several room options to choose from, including their stunning double deluxe suite, this classy hotel oozes style and sophistication. Featuring a neutral colour palette to calm the senses, the use of luxurious fabrics and materials such as leather and natural stone foster the sense of quality throughout this lovely accommodation.


Not found what you are looking for yet?  Why not have a browse through Holiday Cottages UK for other fantastic properties available to rent in this fantastic area of the country.

Featuring a range of holiday homes, from lovely dog-friendly apartments, to welcoming B & B’s and romantic barn conversions, we think it is a sure fire bet there will be something to suit everyone’s taste on here.