Ideas for a romantic getaway?

#1
Right - i thought i'd enlist the help of fellow arrsers, and i'm hoping that you don't let me down!

I want to take my gorgeous girlfriend away for a few days; but between the two of us we're quite picky about what we we're looking for.

In short we'd like somewhere that is:

Romantic
Secluded
Nowhere near anyone else or part of a complex of cottages
Near water/the coast
Stunning views
Bath as opposed to a shower room would be great
Open fire/log burner would be a bonus

We're looking to get away in March/April, and to be honest whatever bit of the country or the cost aren't really important - we just want to find that perfect location.

So have any of you lot got any suggestions?

Cheers
HS
 
#3
Redcar.

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#6
The Endsleigh Hotel. Trust me, sorted. Book room one or eight and the private dining room (no extra cost).

It ticks each of your requirements, great chef too, seasonal country fare to Michelin star standard, yet unaffected.

It's on the Tamar, fantastic walks/views. Afternoon tea is not to be missed.
 
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#8
Eriskay. My cousin married a lass from there and it's simply stunning. Now that they've built a causeway to Uist, it's far more easy to get to but still effort-involved enough to discourage the mongish masses. You can get an Islander flight from Glasgow to Benbecula and either a hire car or taxi to the island.
 
#9
Look up Ardanasieg Hotel on the Internet. Apart from the Hotel itself, they have a Boathouse Cottage right on the Loch Awe bank.

It is on the banks of Loch Awe near to Ben Cruachan. Back of Beyond, lots of wildlife. Rhododendron Gardens.
 
#12
Look up Ardanasieg Hotel on the Internet. Apart from the Hotel itself, they have a Boathouse Cottage right on the Loch Awe bank.

It is on the banks of Loch Awe near to Ben Cruachan. Back of Beyond, lots of wildlife. Rhododendron Gardens.
Neither of us are fans of hotels, but the boathouse sounds ideal. I'll take a look cheers!

As for budget, there isn't one really.

Cheers for the suggestions so far guys!

HS
 
#13
Neither of us are fans of hotels, but the boathouse sounds ideal. I'll take a look cheers!

As for budget, there isn't one really.

Cheers for the suggestions so far guys!

HS
IIRC, they suggest that the Boathouse could be perfect for Honeymoons. It IS a lovely location.

Maybe early spring would be too early to borrow one of their boats to take a trip on the Loch. When I went a few years ago now, they gave us a lovely Picnic Hamper complete with Champagne, and we rowed over to a uninhabited little island and had our picnic there. Look at it on Google Earth. Loch Awe.
 
#16
You could try these people, south of France, near the Med, if you do, get the Eurostar and TGV to get there, takes about a day, but on a train with lots to look out the window at. Plus no hanging around airport terminals.

Azur Vacances (location, vente, appartement, villa)
 
#17
You'll need to pay corkage if you go there
So true, and it will end in tears.
Also, March is the end of the burning season when air quality is v bad
and April is the hottest month.

There are some great hotels in the Dordogne.
Or Branson's Hotel in Deia on the northern coast of Majorca.
 
#18
If you've got a gorgeous girl and you'd be happy to spend all your money on her, I'd say anywhere as long as you can lock the door and pull the curtains, it really won't matter that much, tell her you are saving for the wedding!.
 
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