green holidays made easier
For the ultimate UK romantic mini break - that’s eco friendly too! - explore our selection of intimate hotels and seductive hideaways.
The Zetter ****
Clerkenwell, just north of the City (financial district)
Cool, quirky and “happening” hotel with an environmental conscience
Take your romance up a gear and treat your other half to a special stay with extra touches - a rooftop room with terrace, a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, and a full English breakfast in bed the following morning.
The Green House ****
Stylish boutique hotel – “the greenest in the UK”
Tucked away in Bournemouth’s smart and tranquil East Cliff area, just a short tree lined street from the seafront, yet close to the bustling town centre. Try one of the beautifully furnished master suites, complete with king sized bed, a truly enormous bathroom with reclaimed Victorian roll top bath.
Penrhos Country House Hotel
Herefordshire, near Kington and the Welsh border
Atmospheric small hotel with a strong ethical dimension
This gem of an old manor farm buried in the half-tamed border country between Herefordshire and Wales has been called one of the most romantic places to get married. There’s a snug corner in the medieval hall with a roaring log fire, an Elizabethan wing with vast oak beams and two rooms with luxurious four posters.
The Bonham ****
Edinburgh, West End
Small Victorian boutique hotel aiming to be responsible and thoughtful
Set in a leafy Georgian terrace and perfect for a special treat. Check out the black room if you like something a bit edgy, or the zany one with the Edwardian freestanding copper bath. Why not add a few decadent touches – fresh flowers in your suite, a bottle of chilled champagne ready for your arrival and freshly scattered rose petals on your bed.
Pool House Hotel ***
Wester Ross, Ross-shire, in the Highlands
Romantic hideaway claimed as among our most environmentally friendly hotels
Strictly for lovers of rugged mountain backdrops, soft Highland air and enticing clear waters. For an extra supplement they offer a Naughty Weekend Escape package. This includes a bottle of champagne, incense, a special breakfast picnic in bed and even a selection of naughty board games just in case you are stuck for ideas - they're sure you won't be!
St Andrews, Fife
Acclaimed country house hotel committed to reducing its carbon emissions
Rufflets offers a truly romantic experience with its specially tailored Romantic Breaks, which include dinner in the 2 Rosette Terrace Restaurant, bottle of Champagne on arrival and gift basket. Try to book the Four Poster Turret Room (Room 5). It is furnished with antiques and its bathroom has a double-ended whirlpool bath.
Near Machynlleth, Snowdonia, Mid Wales
Dreamy eco experiences in traditional yurts and tips (self catering)
Set in the heart of beautiful mountains. Experience the tranquillity of the natural world with forest and mountain walks and holistic therapy while surrounded by modern creature comforts. Each tipi or yurt is furnished with a log fire, sheep skin rugs, romantic fabrics and a double bed.