a view of the restaurant with a floral mural at Lundies House in the Scottish Highlands

Romantic Hotels to Propose In

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From crenellated castles to off the radar hideaways, we’re looking at romantic hotels that offer a bit of privacy for our edit. Think long stretches of coastline to stroll down, ambling in grassy Scottish lochs, and nap-inducing cosseted interiors.

Romantic Hotels to Propose in

Lundies House, Scottish Highlands

a window overlooks the Scottish Highlands at Lundies House

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Ensconced between Scotland’s most famous mountains, Lundies House is for ruralists seeking stillness amongst the wilderness. Adorned with impossibly gorgeous art, murals, and antique Scottish furniture, Lundies is an aesthete’s delight. Overlooking the loch Kyle of Tongue, hike past the fort ruin at Ben Varrich, go wild swimming on the Scottish Northern coastline and come back and curl up with a book that you can pick off the shelves. lundies.scot

The Double Red Dukes, Kent

The facade of The Double Dukes Hotel in Kent

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Hunker down in what’s understood to be the Cotswolds’ most coveted 17th Century pub for locals and weekenders alike. It’s perfect for city dwellers looking for an amble, as there are spectacular walks nearby especially passing the Radcot Bridge over the River Thomas. But that’s if you’re able to peel yourself away from the cosseted interiors with open fireplaces, beautiful bathtubs, and an atmospherically lit restaurant. countrycreatures.com

The Rose, Deal

a view of a bedroom with a pink sofa and blue wall at The Rose Hotel in Dean

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One of the more affordable hotels, The Rose is brimming with eclectic contemporary prints, vinyl records to play, and beautifully bold headboards in each bedroom. Grab a coffee and go for a stroll to the charming antique shops and then to the pier, but a bring towel too and go for a bracing dip later on. You’ll also want to hire their vintage bikes to explore the expansive coastline. therosedeal.com

No.1 by Guest House, York

a bedroom view of No.1 Guest House in York

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Crenellations, towers, and cobbled streets await you in the medieval city of York. In this Regency-era townhouse hotel, expect superlative spa treatments, libraries to luxuriate in, and heritage bedrooms that boast leafy views. If you’re a pet parent (who isn’t these days?), the hotel pulls out all the stops. Fancy a lie-in? The hotel has trusted local dog walkers if your loyal pal needs a stroll. guesthousehotels.co.uk

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At The Chapel, Somerset

a bathroom view of a gabled neo gothic window at the chapel in somerset

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Originally a 17th Century congregational chapel, the rooms still wink at their heritage with stoney gabled windows that overlook the River Brue. Croissants are brought up in the morning from the bakery, and after, we suggest walking it off with a march up to Bruton’s romantic craggy dovecote. The town of Bruton is hardly a dud either, with Hauser & Wirth art gallery, Osip restaurant, as well as a flurry of aesthetic high-end artisanal shops (Caro Somerset is a favourite), this stay is a must for the artistic of folk. atthechapel.co.uk

Hotel Castello di Reschio, Umbria

a view of the Hotel Castello di Reschio in Italy

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This 10th Century restored castle poised on the foothills of Umbria in a sprawling 3,700-acre estate is a hazy medieval dream. Clad with curios and antiques of local artisans, the hotel doesn’t skimp on modern indulgences either with an ethereal Bathhouse spa and open-air bathing. reschio.com

Paragon 700, Puglia

a crumbling old wall at Paragon 700 hotel in Puglia

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Becoming the haunt of romantics seeking escape in the throes of colonnaded gardens, and frescos in an 18th Century Mansion, Paragon 700 is the choice for beautiful seclusion. After a day of sightseeing and sauntering under the warm Apulian sun, take a dip in the hotel’s 15-metre pool hidden behind the crumbling romantic walls. The bedrooms are everything you’d expect: antique reclaimed furniture, sunken bathtubs, cathedral ceilings, this hotel is for lovers of the Renaissance. paragon700.com

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Hampton Manor

a close up of a english countryside bedroom with a pooky lamp at Hampton Manor Hotel

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A firm favourite for foodies, Hampton Manor, features a Michelin-starred restaurant and a newly opened walled garden, Grace & Saviour that promises immersive dining experiences en plein air. Out of our romantic hotels edit; Hampton Manor isn’t exactly a wallflower either, lined with spectacular William Morris wallpaper. hamptonmanor.com

The Pig, South Downs

a light drenched bathroom at The Pig Hotel in South Downs

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The newest member of the litter, The Pig in South Downs is one for the amblers with rolling hills, woodland walks and 50 miles of coastline. That’s if you’re able to peel yourself away from the house’s roll-top baths and the whole host of spa treatments on offer. thepighotel.com

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