Valentine’s Day may be well and truly over for another year, but if love is still on the agenda, Rose Cottage could be just what you’re looking for.
With an astonishing 42 proposals and 186 honeymoons in less than four years, the luxury 5 star Devon self-catering cottage might provide the most romantic holiday in the South-West, or even the UK. Deep in the picturesque North Devon countryside, in the quiet rural village of High Bickington, between Dartmoor, Exmoor and the coast, Rose Cottage is for couples who really want to get away from it all.
Owners Bob and Kate Boothby have invested heavily in the cottage to ensure it offers something really special for guests. From a beautiful copper bath big enough for two to a top-of-the range Beachcomber hot tub in the back yard and a Bose surround system throughout the thatched cottage, Bob and Kate have thought of everything. Bob said: “Rose Cottage goes a step beyond other self-catering accommodation. It’s a 300 year old thatched cottage, but everything inside, right down to the light switches, is luxurious and high-end. We keep investing and innovating to keep the quality high for our guests.
“We are very proud of Rose. If Kate could move in there tomorrow, she would!”
Guests can book additional romantic treats on arrival and the whole community buys into the romance of Rose Cottage. Bob said: “A couple who were staying at Rose Cottage were chatting in the local pub and said they were getting married on Saturday and planned to spend a lazy day in bed on Sunday. So the landlord of the pub took them a Sunday roast round so they didn’t even need to get out of their pyjamas!”
Devon is definitely a favourite for romance – with The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe named earlier this month as the most romantic hotel in Europe in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards. Is Rose Cottage really the most romantic holiday cottage in Britain? Do you know of any other cottages that can beat its record of 42 proposals and 186 honeymoons, since April 2012?