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If you’re looking for a romantic escape with a difference, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Kip Hideaways to showcase some of their most magical secret retreats. Offering gorgeous and affordable properties across the UK, Kip Hideaways specialise in small places with big souls, that are just waiting to be discovered.
Check out these five stunning hideaways we’ve fallen in love with or visit kiphideaways.com to become a member and book your dream escape.
BOUTIQUE GLAMPING somerset
Romantic, uber-stylish glamping in a beautiful rural setting where only adults are allowed?
We’re already on our way. Bang on the borders of Somerset, Devon and Dorset lies an organic farm whose fields and woodland are home to wild deer and a clutch of ridiculously beautiful glamping units with boho-chic interiors and its own spa.
Choose from a romantic treehouse, a secluded cabin, a roundhouse or a luxurious Mongolian yurt and truly switch off in style. Each glam-property comes with its own private garden and firepit to snuggle around, plus the chance to enjoy a starlit soak in your very own alfresco bath if you book the roundhouse.
Each hideaway sleeps two, prices from £127 per night.
NORDIC ESCAPE YORKSHIRE
If you’re looking for an exquisite romantic retreat a little closer to home, may we suggest this beautiful Nordic Escape on the outskirts of York.
Surrounded by acres of fields and the heather-clad Howardian Hills, this chic converted barn is the epitome of cool and provides a proper Yorkshire welcome – expect a generous hamper of locally sourced produce on your arrival.
Filled with light wood, repurposed stainless steel, soaring double-height ceilings, polished concrete floors and crittall doors that let the light stream in from the stonewalled courtyard, this is the perfect base to hit the rolling hills on bike or foot, take a stroll to the local or simply lay back, switch off and watch the stars.
Property sleeps two, prices from £143 per night.
If you’re looking to escape and switch off, there’s nowhere better to do it than the west coast of Ireland and so we’ve certainly got our eyes on this hidden romantic retreat situated along the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way in Connemara.
Home to two hideaways – one, a spectacular eco-dome and the other a cosy studio – this is a place where guests can slumber under the stars and wake up to the ever-changing seasons.
From above, the geodesic dome looks just like the chanterelle mushrooms that bloom nearby, growing amid a bed of moss as if from a storybook – and from inside, it’s every bit as fairy-tale fabulous where serene interiors are a dreamy detox from everyday clutter and WFH fatigue.
Putting you at the heart of nature and offering breathtaking views in the most magical part of the world, this is a retreat you’re sure to fall in love with.
Each hideaway sleeps two, prices from £127 per night
If escaping to a luxury treehouse overlooking a wild sea loch is your thing, then this little gem of a retreat in the Scottish Highlands might just have your name on it.
Located just 15 minutes from Ullapool, this treetop hideaway enjoys epic views of the mighty Beinn Dearg munro range and the moody Loch Broom. Four metres up, among a native woodland canopy of silver birch and alder branches, it’s accessible by a steel walkway, and beautifully timber-cladded to blend in with its surroundings. Yet despite its lofty location and pocket-sized scale, this is one tech-savvy treehouse with WiFi, LED lighting and underfloor heating. Whether you’re working your way around the famous North Coast 500, exploring the Highlands or simply in search of some peace and tranquility – this is one unique retreat you’ll never want to leave.
Sleeps two-three, prices from £114 per night.
NORTH YORKSHIRE HUT
Looking to whisk someone away for a romantic surprise? Well you can call off the search. because these little beauties tick every imaginable box.
With all the trappings of a boutique hotel, combined with the freedom of the great outdoors, these beautiful shepherd huts, situated near Boroughbridge, come complete with private garden; hot tubs; underfloor heating; kingsize beds and Bramley toiletries.
Set amidst a 1000-acre farm, you’ll wake up surrounded by waving golden wheat and the greenest of fields before a day exploring the stunning countryside or simply relaxing in your hot tub and taking it all in.
Stay in the handcrafted Shepherd Hut 4 and you can also stargaze from your bed through a curved overhead window… telescope provided!