21/01/2015 04:36 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Valentine's Day Ideas: 12 Cosy Cottages For Couples

Planning a romantic break? If Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle is out of your price bracket, don't panic - there are plenty more impressive but affordable options to choose from for Valentine's Day this year.

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After all, treating your partner to a few nights in a castle for two has got to be better than a bunch of red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

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From coastal retreats to historic hideaways set in grounds of big country piles, these UK-based National Trust cottages are perfect for couples who want cosy accommodation set amongst stunning scenery.

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