About us

My husband Darren and  I have been travelling the UK and Europe for more than a decade now, searching for a stylish, cool, wholesome and different holiday retreats for two. I’m a journalist and my husband Darren is in advertising, which means we relish spending weekends away together – far from the madding crowds of London. 

We’re both outdoorsy types, so we love discovering isolated cottages or b&bs in the middle of nowhere – particularly if they have gorgeous, cosy interiors decorated with stylish flair. Over the years we’ve realised how difficult it can be to find retreats like this just for two people – most stylish cottages seem to cater for parties of 10 rather than couples.

Despite this, we’ve managed to find some real gems – from the hills of the Lake District to the mountains of Chamonix and the olive groves of Corfu. When planning our escapes we’d noticed  that there seems to be nowhere online for couples to find these special places, so this is what this site is about. We’ll give totally honest reviews of each place with lots of real pics and tips about the surrounding area, places to eat plus the best pubs to enjoy a pint of ale in front of a roaring fire…

We really hope you find the blog useful and please email or comment if you want to know more.

Sarah & Darren