With a romantic night away, it's all about quality rather than quantity

When it comes to romantic breaks, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better, and even a quick romantic night away somewhere can be an experience you and your other half will remember for years to come. Whether you're in the market for a secluded getaway in the British countryside or a swoon-inducing romantic break in a European city, there's a holiday rental out there that's just right for you.

Romantic short breaks in the UK

UK holiday cottage rentals are perfect for a romantic short break. The secret to a romantic night away is that you want to cut right back on the travel time, and with a convenient holiday rental, you can make sure you're spending less time on the road and more time with your loved one.

Pamper your partner in London for the evening

The UK capital's a perfect destination for a quick couples' getaway, and with a romantic city break in London, you'll never be short of ways to spoil your partner. Take in a West End show, dine out in one of the country's best restaurants, or take in your very own Waterloo sunset from the famous bridge.

Escape for a romantic night away in Norfolk

For something a bit more unusual, how about heading for a romantic short break in the Norfolk countryside? With its combination of wide open views, atmospheric coastline and the tangled waterways of the Norfolk Broads, it's the perfect place to rent a cosy holiday cottage for the night.

Hop on a train for a romantic short break in Kent

When you've only got one night, convenience is key, and for those looking for a quick romantic night away near London, a trip out into Kent might be the ideal option. Transport connections are cheap and fast, and there are loads of fantastic holiday rentals in chic little country villages.

Rent a cosy cottage just for 2 in Northumberland

To really get away from it all, you could head for the North East. Northumberland's a land of wild national parks and unspoiled coastline, where you can spend that night away enjoying seafood and stargazing. As a bonus, the area's also got decent train and road connections, making it ideal for a romantic short break.

Freshen up with a romantic break in the Lake District

The North West of England's got one of the best spots for a romantic short break, in the form of the Lake District. You and your partner can spend the day tramping the glorious Lakeland fells, then retire back to your rental cottage for a bit of R&R.

Embrace seaside seclusion with a Cornwall holiday rental

A secluded Cornish cottage might just be the perfect option for a romantic short break, and the train journey down is so gorgeous that it's virtually part of the holiday. The only downside to getting a rental cottage by the beach in a quaint Cornish fishing village is that you'll wish you could stay longer.

Romantic short breaks in Europe

Just because time's tight, it doesn't mean you have to confine yourself to the UK if you don't want to. Some European short break destinations are super quick and easy to get to, meaning you'll have plenty of time to explore them even on the briefest of romantic getaways.

Whisk your significant other away for some Parisian romance

If you don't fancy dealing with airports, you're in luck, because getting to Paris by train is a breeze. You'll skip all the hassle of waiting around in departure lounges, leaving you and your other half with plenty of time to enjoy your night away in the world's most romantic city.

Get on your bike for a romantic short break in Amsterdam

Flights to Amsterdam are so quick and cheap that it's practically a domestic destination. Within just over an hour's flight, you can be strolling arm-in-arm by the canals and checking out the fantastic art and architecture, before settling down for the night in your Amsterdam holiday rental.

All the fun of the fair with a romantic night away in Copenhagen

With a flight time of less than 2 hours, laid-back Copenhagen is a top spot for a romantic night away. Drop your bags at your Copenhagen holiday rental, then spend the day strolling on the Nyhavn waterfront or exploring the quirky Christiania commune. As night falls, you and your partner can venture into the glittering fairgrounds of the Tivoli Gardens for a bite to eat and a spin on the rides.