Around the world, cottage country is becoming the preferred destination for many as they forego “big city” vacations for some more quiet, peaceful time spent lounging by the lake for a long weekend getaway, or a long vacation stay, at a quintessential English country cottage.
We love how many options there are when considering which cottage we should rent. There’s so many different options depending on what you are looking for: a romantic getaway, pet friendly, large groups or a little bit of luxury. It is so important to spend quality time together and focus on each other when everyday life is so very busy, so we prefer to opt for the romantic getaway.
We love going to a cottage for a romantic getaway. It is there that we are best able to unplug from the outside world and focus on what we are there for: us and our relationship. You can find cottages that are tucked away in idyllic settings that provide peace and tranquility.
To help us reconnect, we love to do the following:
We love to take a getaway when the weather has the most promise of being beautiful outside. One of our favourite things to do is to carry a picnic lunch to a beautiful lookout or picnic spot as we enjoy our surroundings and the company of each other. Even something like: taking a hand in hand stroll around beautiful surroundings and skipping stones if there is a lake nearby are all great ways to help us reconnect away from the hectic everyday lifestyle.
The hustle and bustle of everyday life doesn’t leave us much time to sit down for some old-fashioned fun, something that doesn’t involve having your face in front of a computer screen. We love digging out some old board games (a favourite is scrabble) and enjoying each others company while we have some giggles and an opportunity to challenge each other.
We love to look back on old times and rediscover why we fell in love, and remember all of the important milestones along the way. It is a lot of fun to think back to when we met, when we first saw each other, when we knew the other was “the one“, or how it felt to become parents for the first time. There are so many incredible memories that do not get talked about as much as they should otherwise. Sometimes remembering amazing memories is just as important as creating new ones.
When we have the chance, we love to cook together. Preparing the meal together adds that much more to the entire ambiance surrounding the meal. It also gives us quality time to spend together as we relax and don’t feel pressed for time and rushed when preparing the meal. Cooking is so much more enjoyable when you can take your time and really enjoy the entire process. After dinner is prepared, we like to have a true candlelight dinner to add to the feeling of romance.
Heat Things Up
We love to get a fire going in the fireplace and to snuggle up. If there isn’t a fireplace available, candles would do the trick as well. We like to turn off all the lights, cuddle up, pour some bubbly and enjoy some relaxing time together. We love to have a playlist of meaningful songs prepared to play it throughout our stay.
We love that you can fall asleep and wake up to sounds of nature, without having to sleep in a tent on the hard earth floor. It is so refreshing falling asleep and waking up to the real nature soundtrack. You wake up so much more alert, well rested, and ready to enjoy the time you have at the cottage.
What are some of your favourite parts of a romantic cottage getaway?