Be My Valentine: Romantic Getaways in Wales for Couples
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! If you’d like to celebrate the day in style with your other half, it’s time to start planning a romantic getaway in Wales for just the two of you!
In our humble opinion, Wales is the perfect destination for rekindling the flame with your special someone. Steeped in myth, legend and romance, the country also happens to be home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. Not to mention plenty of must-see attractions to keep you entertained.
There are also lots of romantic cottages in Wales, plus luxurious hotels, B&Bs and glamping sites that are ideal for couples. As a result, you’ll be spoilt for choice here!
To help you narrow your search, we’ve hand-picked some of the cosiest spots for romantic breaks in Wales this Valentine’s. From the rugged north of the country down to its picturesque southern shores, there really is somewhere for everyone.
Romantic getaways in North Wales
If you’re looking for a charming chocolate-box cottage in North Wales, there are plenty to choose from. Here are a couple of our favourites!
Nestled in the sleepy surroundings of Tan Y Bwlch village, Mill Cottage is a Grade II-listed holiday cottage that provides the perfect setting for a romantic break in North Wales. This characterful property comes with all of the must-have creature comforts, including a wood-burning stove, WiFi, a washing machine and a dishwasher. There’s also a private terrace and colourful gardens, which are a haven for local wildlife. Its outbuilding is even a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, playing host to a colony of rare bats!
Nature-loving couples will love the tranquillity and beauty of this conveniently situated cottage. This place gives you easy access to the seaside town of Porthmadog, and the pristine Maentwrog nature reserve.
Cwm Caeth Cottage
If you’re a couple that loves a bit of rustic charm and lots of creature comforts, then Cwm Caeth Cottage will almost certainly appeal to you. This semi-detached annexe is surrounded by 47 acres of lush grazing fields in the midst of Snowdonia National Park, so you’re guaranteed plenty of stunning walks. The annexe has a light and spacious open-plan living room and a well-appointed double bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom. Plenty of thoughtful touches can be found throughout, and your evenings can be spent outside in the garden seating area with a bottle of wine and lovely views.
Spend your days exploring the surrounding countryside and enjoying outings to local hotspots like the seaside resort of Porthmadog, and the famous Italianate village, Portmeirion.
Romantic getaways in South Wales
This part of the country is an idyllic destination for romantic breaks in Wales. Check out our top picks for couples holidays below and start planning your perfect getaway!
Dan Castell Cottage
The grandly named Dan Castel Cottage offers a romantic retreat for two in the heart of Carmarthenshire. Tucked away in the shadow of the iconic Carreg Cennen Castle, the cottage is within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The world-renowned National Botanic Garden of Wales is also nearby.
Dan Castel is a true hidden gem with elegantly furnished open-plan living areas. Its sumptuous double bedroom offers sweeping views over the fields beyond. Plus, there are a host of amenities to enjoy. Make the most of underfloor heating, an iPod docking station, and a 32” TV for cosy nights in.
For something a little different, how about booking a romantic couples retreat at Clifftop Carriage, overlooking Cardigan Bay? This cute and quirky converted railway carriage promises plenty of peace and quiet, plus stunning views and world-class bird-watching opportunities. Key features include WiFi and SkyTV, a washing machine and dishwasher, and a romantic open fireplace.
The Ceredigion Coast Path is right on your doorstep. You can also take in the well-known National Trust beaches of Penbryn and Mwnt. The village of Aberporth is a gentle stroll away, and you won’t have any trouble finding some charming places to eat and shop in the surrounding area.
Reignite the flame with a romantic trip to Wales
We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out some of our favourite romantic getaways in Wales. As you can see, planning the perfect Valentine’s trip is easier than you think, thanks to the abundance of couple-friendly accommodation available.
Want to experience the country’s capital in style this February? Check out some of the best romantic hotels in Cardiff on our blog.