The Ultimate Romantic Escape


If you are looking for the ultimate romantic escape you would be hard put to find somewhere more romantic than Longlands, the North Devon coast & Exmoor.  To quote one of our guests: “Find me somewhere more romantic and I won’t believe you!”

10 reasons to book with us if romance is what you are seeking:

1. Watch the Sunset from your deck or the Hot Tub!

Sit back, put your feet up and watch the sun setting over the lake and valley and onto the sea, from the sofa of your deck.  Looking out west, over the North Devon coast Mother Nature regularly treats us to some of the most spectacular sunset displays that you will ever see.

Our hot tub also enjoys wonderful views of the setting sun.  So you can alternatively enjoy the light displays immersed in deliciously warm water – utter magic!  Read more about our Hot Tub.

2. Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars.

We look out onto one of the very first International Dark Sky reserves in the World.  The total absence of light pollution ensures that the Milky Way and constellations sparkle in the night sky in a way that you will never have seen before.  Don’t worry about the cooking: we will do it for you.  Take a look at the menu of food that we offer: one might even call it Gastro Glamping!

3. Cuddle up on the vintage leather chesterfield sofa in front of a roaring fire.

We have a blanket box full of games to play or borrow a book from the Larder library.  There must be something in the fact that North Devon & Exmoor have inspired so many authors & poets from R.D. Blackmore with Lorna Doone, Coleridge, Shelley, Henry Williamson & Tarka, and now Veronica Henry & Michael Morpurgo.  Our library collection includes these are many others besides.

4. Snuggle under luxurious Egyptian cotton and thick warm duvet.

Listen to the babble of the stream, the hoot of owls, the rustle of leaves.  Mother nature provides the very best in sound tracks!   Our amazingly comfortable beds and the freshest air in the country will ensure you sleep soundly.

5. Wander through our ancient woods.

The magnificent beech trees, beautiful bluebells, wild garlic and ferns are so romantic that they have inspired at least two proposals that we know of!  What could be more romantic that a surprise proposal in a dappled glade of wild woodland flowers?

6. Float in a boat around the lake and lose all track of time.

Enjoy the peace & tranquility of our lake from the pair of adirondack loungers on the jetty.  Be mesmerised by the aerial displays from the swallows & dragonflies! The best show in town! Watch the fish jump or cast a line and catch your supper.  Read more about Longlands.

7. Walk hand in hand on golden sands.

Paddle in the surf.  Discover secret beaches.  Soak up the sunshine!  There are 14 beaches within easy reach of Longlands including the best beach in Britain, as voted by TripAdvisor travellers for the past 2 years: Woolacombe Beach.  Its three and half miles of golden sands mean you can always find your own space.  Check out more of our Brilliant Beaches.

8. Discover the magic of Exmoor.

Admire the stunning coastline & breathtaking views.  Spot a stag. Meet an Exmoor pony. Admire the antics of the wild goats of Lynton.   It is a place like no other.  Utterly wild, magical, mystical, and so romantic!  Read more about Exmoor .

9. Wander down ancient cobbled streets to beautiful harbours.

Discover Elizabethan fishing villages.  Ride an unique Victorian Cliff railway.   Take a plunge in a secret tide pool. Skip across the ancient Tarr Steps!  They’re said to be older than Stonehenge!  Read More about our local Villages.

10. Enjoy a little decadence and dine at the best restaurant in the South West.

The Coach House by Michael Caines, at the Kentisbury Grange, just 2 miles away.  Or feast at the Thomas Carr’s Michelin Starred restaurant, the Olive Room.  Enjoy a taste extravaganza with Noel Corston at NC@EX34 in Woolacombe.  Or simply indulge in a Devon cream tea or fish and chips on the sea front!

Whatever your definition of romance we promise you a romantic escape to remember with memories to cherish forever.

Romantic Offer

Enjoy a romantic getaway at Longlands: book for two outside of School Holidays, and not only will we give you £100 off the cost of your stay, but we will also treat you to a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparkling start!

Adult Only Mid Weeks

Certain mid weeks of the year we have designated as Adult Only.  For details of dates please check our Special Offers page under Couples.

Children and Infants are welcome at all other times.


We look forward to welcoming you to Longlands for a romantic break as some point!