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Top romantic holiday homes

4th November 2010 Print

CV Travel, who specialise in some of the world's most individual and unique holiday houses, has come up with its pick of the most romantic cottages, houses and villas from a beamed rural retreat in Wales, to a former sardine fisherman’s cottage at the water’s edge on the north coast of Corfu.

A medieval Umbrian tower with rooftop hot tub

Renato’s Tower is a quirky and romantic four storey stone tower on a hilltop in the undulating Umbrian countryside with 360 degree views and its own roof-top sun terrace and hot tub. This wonderfully eccentric and romantic retreat has all the atmosphere of rural Italy in a medieval hamlet, 50kms from Perugia.

Renato’s Tower can be rented through from £960 to £1725 per week for two to share. Return flights to Perugia with Ryan Air and car hire can be arranged for an extra cost.

Cosy Highland cottage for two

Ghillie’s Rest is a cosy stone cottage set amidst 23,000 acres of gorgeous remote Highland scenery and is one of two newly-built properties that comprise the vast Highland Bothy estate. Located in this truly feral corner of Scotland, Ghillie’s Rest is bounded by glorious scenes of glens, lochs, running rivers and native wild woods – the perfect romantic setting for plenty of outdoor activities and cosying up indoors.

CV Travel has a week’s stay at Ghillie’s Rest from £3430 per week, for up to 4 sharing.

Stylish cottage in laid-back Lefkada

Agrepavlis Cottage is absolutely ideal for couples and water sports enthusiasts looking to capture the perfect balance of romance and a relaxed lifestyle on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Lefkada. This stylish stone cottage provides an idyllic backdrop to the wonderful views of glistening bays sprinkled with islands that capture the true essence of the Ionian coastline.

CV Travel has a week’s stay at Agrepavlis Cottage from £1480 to £2150 per week based on 2 sharing and including car hire, accommodation, maid service and a welcome food hamper.

A romantic step back in time in The Cotswolds

The West Wing offers a take a step back in time with its medieval inspired interiors featuring stained glass windows and stone archways.

The house is set amid beautiful surroundings and romantics will appreciate its beautiful rose gardens, love folly, stone chapel, pond, orchard and terrace lawns.

Further afield there are romantic walks in The Cotswolds to ruined castles and rustic villages.

CV Travel has a week’s stay at The West Wing cottage from £1,500 per week, with up to 6 sharing.

Wake up to the waves in a fisherman’s cottage for two

Hidden away at the far end of a wide sandy beach on Corfu’s north east coast, a former sardine fisherman’s cottage, Apraos Studio is located right on the shoreline, for spectacular sunsets and romantic bare-foot walks on the sandy beach.

The allure of sleeping just feet from the lapping of the waves, with the beach spreading out before, makes a delightful haven, with its own sun terrace and the open sea as a swimming pool.

Available for two to rent from £680 to £880 per week including car hire, accommodation, maid service and a welcome food hamper.

Saracen tower on the Amalfi Coast

In a prime location on the edge of a coastal path, with views to the open sea and to the picturesque hillside town of Positano, Torre Sponda is an historic tower, whose circular main room is dominated by a stunning iron four poster bed. This cylindrical tower is an unusual and quirky property that provides the perfect romantic setting for two.

Torre Sponda can be rented through CV Travel from £1535 to £2860 per week for two to share. Return flights to Naples with Easyjet or BA and car hire can also be arranged for an extra cost.

Love nest on a Greek island

`Folitsa’ translates as `little nest’ and this little hideaway for two has been lovingly built from the sun-warmed stones of an old mountain hut. Set in an olive grove, Folitsa is a cosy, air conditioned, rustic cottage, with its own 7m x 5m swimming pool.

Located on the picturesque north east coast of Corfu, Folitsa has spectacular views from the terrace over the Ionian Channel to Albania. Available for two to rent from CV Travel at £840 to 1340 per week, based on 2 sharing, including car hire, accommodation, maid service and a welcome hamper.

Romantic retreat in the Welsh hills

Brecon Beacons Cottage is an elegant 16th Century stone farmhouse nesting in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The house has fabulous views of the spectacular Welsh valleys and is set in beautiful private grounds containing a stream, waterfall and a lovely little terrace area perfect for al fresco dining.

This wonderfully converted cottage has an imaginative open plan design, exposed beams and wooden floors and provides a cosy romantic retreat away from the world.

CV Travel has a week’s stay at the Brecon Beacons Cottage from £729 to £1350 per week, for up to 6 sharing.

A love nest in St. Lucia

Smuggler’s Nest on the island of St. Lucia is an intimate, coastal hideaway, perched above a tiny Caribbean beach, with its own large swimming pool, set amid botanical gardens criss-crossed by footpaths and dotted with secret gazebos and hideaways.

The open-plan house is furnished in contemporary style and discreet staff are on hand to tidy up and prepare delicious meals for two.

A week’s stay at Smuggler’s Nest costs from £2365, based on up to 4 sharing, excluding flights.

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