Stretch that budget a bit further with cheap romantic getaways

Watching your budget doesn't have to mean missing out on a romantic getaway with your loved one. There are loads of great deals on holiday rentals out there, especially if you go in the off-season or pick up a last-minute deal. Who knows – if you're lucky you might be able to snag yourself a luxury holiday letting with a hot tub or even a pool.

Cheap romantic getaways in the UK

If you're trying to keep costs down, you might want to try looking at cheap romantic getaways in the UK. From tranquil coastal cottages to the bustle of the big city, you don't have to go very far to get away from it all – and you certainly won't have to break the bank to score that special romantic holiday rental.

Enjoy the London lifestyle on a budget

Fancy strolling in Hyde Park, watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, or taking in dinner and a show in the West End? The capital's got a reputation for being expensive, but you might be pleasantly surprised at some of the deals you can pick up on holiday lettings in London. The Tube's so quick and reliable that it's easy to get into the centre even if your holiday rental's a bit further out – making it a great city for a cheap romantic getaway.

Escape the city with a cheap romantic getaway to Kent

Many city folk will be looking for cheap romantic getaways near London, and it doesn't get much nearer than Kent. While it's got great transport connections to the capital, the "garden of England" feels a world away from the Big Smoke. Think rolling chalk downs, tranquil farmland and smart little villages with fine-dining gastropubs. There are loads of bargain holiday cottages available, and with such quick travel times, it's a top spot for a romantic break on a budget.

Enjoy a budget break just for 2 in Cornwall

A secluded Cornish holiday cottage by the seaside is the sort of break all couples dream of, and you can get some fantastic rates on holiday rentals in Cornwall – particularly if you book your trip in the off-season. Once you're there, it'll be a pretty cheap romantic getaway, since Cornwall's all about enjoying the rugged countryside, strolling on the sandy beaches and paddling in the sea. Just make sure you save a bit of cash to splash on some of that delicious seafood.

Cheap romantic getaways in Europe

If you've got at least 2 nights, you might want to consider a cheap romantic getaway in Europe. There are plenty of budget flights out there, and when you combine that with some great deals on holiday lettings, you might find a European getaway is more wallet-friendly than you thought it was. You can pick from chilled-out beach escapes and sophisticated city breaks, and if you really want to dial up the romance, you could plan a trip to a traditional Christmas market.

Paris doesn't have to break the bank

Isn't it handy that Europe's undisputed romantic capital is so easy to get to? Whether you're hopping on a budget flight or boarding the Eurostar at St Pancras, a city break in Paris with your partner is an experience you won't forget in a hurry. What's more, many of those classic Parisian activities – like strolling in the Tuileries gardens, visiting Notre Dame cathedral or climbing up to the Sacre Coeur – are free, making Paris a great pick for a cheap romantic getaway.

Book yourself a cheap romantic beach holiday in Majorca

Sophisticated city breaks are all very well, but sometimes what you want out of a couples' holiday is as simple as sun, sea and sand. And nowhere are those beaches more enticing than on the Spanish island of Majorca. Whether you decide to base yourself in the bustling capital of Palma, or opt for one of the more secluded resorts, Majorca's a fantastic destination for a cheap romantic getaway, and there are always great deals to be had on beachfront holiday apartments.

Experience some romantic Christmas sparkle with a cheap city break in Vienna

There's something especially romantic about a Christmas market, and if you pick Vienna for your cheap romantic getaway, you'll have more than 20 of them to choose from – some of which date back to medieval times. And that's not all you'll find in the Austrian capital, which has got to be one of the handsomest cities in Europe. From baroque palaces to towering cathedrals, the only thing more impressive than Vienna's architecture is its dining and nightlife scene, and a cheap Viennese holiday rental will put you right in the heart of the action.