Last-minute cottage deals for Valentine's Day

Monday, 17 January 2011 10:59 AM

It’s not too late to book a cottage escape for the Valentine’s Day weekend, as Holidaycottages.co.uk still has last-minute availability in the West Country, including a lakeside retreat for two and a converted barn in Cornwall.

The Boat House offers a slice of countryside luxury for your romantic retreat. Situated on the Devon/Cornwall border, this property is ideally located for exploring Dartmoor or Bodmin on a three-night weekend break.

If you fancy a night in, then the wall-mounted flat screen TV is perfect for a soppy movie, while the French windows and glass balcony offer great lakeside views. Prices start at £177 for a three-night stay, based on a February 11 arrival.

If you’re looking for a more rustic experience, then try Olivers, a converted barn near Bude. This cosy Cornish hideaway is only a few miles from the coast, with high cliffs and secluded coves for romantic walks.

After a long stroll, you can enjoy a comfy night’s sleep in this one-story cottage’s king-sized bed. Prices start at £182 for a three-night break from February 11-14.

For more information on either of these properties, visit: www.holidaycottages.co.uk
 

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