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Happy anniversary! 10 love nests to celebrate 1 year of gay marriage in England and Wales

Happy anniversary! 10 love nests to celebrate 1 year of gay marriage in England and Wales

Believe it or not, it’s almost been a year since same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales – and since then, Scotland’s followed suit, with Ireland hopefully next in April (fingers crossed!).

To celebrate the law’s paper anniversary on the 29 March, we’ve teamed up with Simon Forrester, co-founder of gay-friendly accommodation website Further Afield to share with GSN readers the top 10 romantic boltholes in England and Wales (and a couple in Scotland…) for gay couples.

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1. Dipper, Boathouses, Perthshire 

Fall asleep to the sound of the lake gently lapping the shore in this stylish boathouse-style love nest, with just rare red squirrels for company.

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2. An Airigh, Isle of Skye

A striking modern retreat set on Skye’s beautiful coastline. Drink in the views through its wall of windows.

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3. The Studio, Greenwich

This studio apartment in a renovated 19th-Century coach house is a cosy and quirky urban retreat with a pretty courtyard garden.

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4. Crafty Camping, Dorset

Choose from magical yurts, tipis, shepherd’s huts or bell tents in this Dorset woodland wonderland, which promises child-free peace in the great outdoors.

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5. Wringapeak, Devon

Hidden in woods on a steep cliff overlooking the ocean, this apartment offers contemporary living in a wonderfully wild spot. Perfect for stargazing and dreaming sweet dreams.

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6. Shepherd’s Cottage, Lake District

The wilderness views from your bed in this 16th-century cottage for two will inspire romance in the stoniest of hearts.

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7. Brompton Lakes, Yorkshire

Luxury lodges with lakeside timber decks from which to watch the local wildlife. Just feel the stress slide away as you pop a bottle of pre-ordered Champagne on ice to celebrate.

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8. Lane End Cottage, Northumbria

Set on the riverbank in the heart of Northumbria, this 19th-century stone cottage  for two has been luxuriously restored to very high standards.

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9. 7 Longport, Canterbury

Cosy up at this private hideaway for two, a B&B with extra privacy, within easy walking distance of the historic heart of England’s most famous cathedral town

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10. Harp Cottage, Radnor Hills, Welsh Borders

Step into a rural idyll at this charming 17th-century stone cottage. Tramp through the rolling hills and refresh yourself at the great village pub just a stroll away.

FurtherAfield.com.