Solo Travellers

Sign up to our newsletter below


This message will not appear again for another 24 hours
Back to top

5 romantic boltholes to rekindle your post-lockdown relationship

Posted: Wed, 20th May 2020

Here are 5 of our most romantic boltholes where a couple could spend a few days and nights rekindling and reconnecting… Once travel is permitted!

The Covid-19 health crisis is such a challenge on so many fronts, not least it has been reported that many partners are struggling to maintain a normal relationship. A romantic, post-lockdown recharge might be just what’s needed. So, if you’re in a relationship and desperately need some rekindling, grab a cuppa, or something stronger, and take a tour of 5 of our most romantic Cotswold boltholes…and dream and plan of better times!

Sycamore in Arlington, near Bibury

The Sycamore is a beautifully designed, luxurious retreat for two in the popular Cotswold village of Arlington, in the parish of Bibury. The owners have spared no expense furnishing this bolthole, using a clever combination of contemporary building materials, sumptuous fabrics, gorgeous antiques and eye-catching artwork.

The Bothy in Arlington, near Bibury

This beautiful, one-bedroom, 17th Century bothy, built to house cattle and a herdsman, has been lovingly converted by the current owners into a luxurious and romantic bolthole for two. The Bothy sits in the grounds of Arlington House, in the heart of the Cotswolds, and includes many extra welcoming touches that will delight you and make your stay that little bit special.

The Dovecote in Saltford, near Bath

The Dovecot is a fabulous, open-plan, single-storey, contemporary retreat, with everything you need for a romantic break, including a hot tub. The king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, the fully equipped kitchen with bar and dining area and the spacious living area with a free-standing wood burning stove are immaculately presented. Step out on to the private patio where you’ll find an outdoor dining area and a hot tub, bubbling and ready for your arrival.

Shepherds Hut in Saltford, near Bath

The Shepherds Hut is the ultimate romantic rural retreat for couples who are looking to get away from it all. Idyllically located looking out over the fields that line the River Avon and the beautiful rolling green hills beyond up to Kelston Round Hill– the Shepherds Hut is perfectly cosy and compact, offering a couple (+ a well behaved dog!) all the comforts you would expect from bricks and mortar within a 20ft traditional shepherds hut, including a wood burner and outdoor hot tub!

27 Horsefair in Malmesbury

Tucked along a quiet lane just outside of the main high streets of Malmesbury lies 27 Horsefair, a beautifully restored Grade II listed period cottage that has been designed to maximise light and space. Set over three floors, featuring two double bedrooms, a large bathroom and a fantastic contemporary kitchen/diner, 27 Horsefair is brimming with unique Cotswold cottage features, such as a cosy wood burner and exposed beams.


If your relationship is struggling during lockdown, Relate, the relationship organisation has some helpful advice and information.

Back to all news
This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.