Love and adventure in picture perfect properties

Planning to whisk your loved one away to a romantic bolthole? Here's our pick of cottages which cost less than £300 for a weekend stay!

Escape to a luxurious property that is full of character and lovely details – open fires, beamed ceilings, fabulous bathrooms, Egyptian cotton and feather filled duvets, breathtaking views and interior design to fall in love with.

Whether you're looking for a characterful cottage in the middle of a field, a cosy spot next to the beach, or views for miles, we're sure we have the perfect cottage for you. 

Each of the cottages listed below costs less than £300 for a 3 night stay during the low season.

Braemar, West Linton, Scottish Borders
A cosy stone-built cottage for two oozing character and charm set in the extremely pretty conservation village of West Linton in the Scottish Borders. Sitting in the captivating landscape of the Pentland Hills, just 16 miles from Edinburgh, this petit but charismatic property will appeal to outdoor types and couples seeking a peaceful getaway in an idyllic location.

The Potting Shed, Earlston, Scottish Borders

The Potting Shed is a pretty, cosy yet quirky hideaway resting at the foot of the landscaped gardens of Garden Cottage. Once a humble garden outbuilding, it has been lovingly and tastefully restored, and transformed into a well equipped, eco friendly cottage with its own partially enclosed garden.

The Lauderdale Apartment, Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders
Nestling in the gentle Scottish Border hills, with its rose pink sandstone walls and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish history. The Lauderdale Apartment, located within the south wing of the castle, offers a unique opportunity for visitors to stay in a genuinely historic Scottish castle.

The Smithy, Turvelaws, Wooler, Northumberland

Recently restored and renovated, The Smithy is a perfect getaway designed for two. Originally an old farm steading, the property effortlessly combines form, function and character with a wonderfully warm and inviting living space. A stunning inglenook fireplace is the focal point of the room and guests will love the cosy ambience created by the wood burning stove - perfect for snuggling-up with a good book! 

Sandhills, Bamburgh, Northumberland
Nestled gently on the edge of sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incredible sunsets. The overall look is of a fresh, light filled beach house in a charming chalet style.  Outside, the garden leads directly on to the sand dunes and over on to the stunning curve of wide golden sands with Bamburgh Castle as the breathtaking backdrop.

The Cottage, Branxton, Northumberland

Set in the pretty village of Branxton, this enchanting cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat, complete with white picket fence, pretty cottage garden, cosy sitting room with open fire and a charming summer house.


Pennine Way Cottage, Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders
Set high on the hillside with fantastic views across the Cheviots, the location of Pennine Way Cottage is an absolute treat. Sitting in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can stride out across heathery hillsides and soak up glorious skies and spectacular sunsets, yet a leisurely half mile walk will take you to the dog-friendly village pub where you will find a roaring fire, good food and a fine real ale.

The Apartment, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
£269.10 (with a 10% price reduction between now and 31st March)

Beautifully presented, this ground floor two bedroom apartment will capture the imagination of those seeking a charming coastal retreat yet perfectly positioned right in the heart of a bustling historic town. The interior has been skilfully designed to create a pure, pared-back style which is the epitome of understated elegance.

The Haven, Duddo, Northumberland
With its charming upside-down layout, this stone built period cottage combines cosy country comfort with a lovely loft-like vibe. The overall feel is warm and welcoming and its position offers the perfect change of pace for those looking to explore the Northumbrian heritage coast or the rolling Border heartlands.

Captain's Rest, Bamburgh, Northumberland
Take one of the most sought after locations on the Northumberland coast and combine it with the timeless elegance of this superb ground floor period apartment, and holiday living really doesn’t get any better. Of the Edwardian era, the original leaded windows are a defining feature of the sitting room, enhanced by rich oak wooden flooring and an impressive fireplace as the stunning focal point.