Five of the Best UK Love Nests

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Where’s the perfect place for a gay wedding anniversary? Simon Forrester, co-founder of hand-picked, gay-friendly accommodation website, picks five of the best love nests in Britain.

Dipper, Boathouses, Perthshire   


On the water’s edge at Loch Tay sits a quaint little one-bedroom cottage designed in the style of a boathouse. It’s a peaceful spot, with acres of shore to explore and just a family of red squirrels for company. Three-night weekend breaks from £450.


Shepherd’s Cottage, Lake District 


Escape to Eden, the Cumbrian valley where this one-bedroom, 16th-century cottage is set. You’ve got miles of wilderness views to enjoy, whether you choose to pull on your walking boots and scale nearby Wildboar Fell, or just take in the landscape through the window. Four-night midweek breaks from £400. 


Harp Cottage, Radnor Hills, Welsh Borders 

When you’ve tramped through the Welsh hills and refreshed yourself with a glass of Hobson’s Twisted Spire at the local pub, cosy up by the woodburner at this pretty three-bedroom, 17th-century stone cottage. Four night breaks from £319.


The Cottage, 7 Longport, Canterbury 

A B&B with extra privacy, this restored, one-bedroom, 15th-century 'backhouse', attached to the owner’s Georgian property, has its own front door to shut on the world. As there’s no kitchen, leave the owners to rustle up breakfast - a feast of local produce. B&B for two £90 per night. 


Crafty Camping, Dorset 

Choose from magical yurts, tipis, shepherd’s huts or bell tents, each sleeping two, at this adults-only glamping site in a Dorset woodland wonderland. The owner’s background in furniture design is evident from the beautifully crafted entrance gate to the yurt interiors. From £176 for a minimum two-night stay.

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