HouseTrip reveals its romantic hotspots

HouseTrip reveals its romantic hotspots

From boutique boudoirs to secluded sleeps, HouseTrip.com has picked some of the most romantic rentals for your 2014 honeymoon

What better way to get into the swing of summer than kick-starting those honeymoon plans? International holiday rental website, HouseTrip.com[embed: www.housetrip.com],  has delved into its 280,000 listed properties and picked out some hidden holiday gems for the year.

Secret destination: Budapest

Budapest may not be untravelled territory, but new data shows it's about time this city took the spotlight. According to HouseTrip's statistics, Budapest tops the lists of cheapest European city breaks and most welcoming cities on the continent; making it a cheerful destination for bagging a bargain honeymoon this year. Try the following rentals:

1. Studio in Erzsébetváros

This bright studio in the heart of the Pest side is close to restaurants, bars and transport. It can sleep up to three people and includes WiFi, TV, washing machine, air conditioning and toiletries. From £26p/n.

2. Family apartment in central Budapest

Central to all major attractions, this pretty four-bedroom apartment is a great base for a group trip, especially if you're taking children on your honeymoon, or organising an overseas hen or stag do. Full baby equipment is available, as well as a dressing up box for older kids. It also includes WiFi, TV, board games, books, DVD player and discount cards for local attractions. From £119p/n.

Secluded retreats: Treehouses and mountain abodes

1. Rural Cottage Casita del Arbol, Spain

Like a wizard house plucked straight from a Harry Potter book, this wooden treehouse sits in the branches of a quirky tree. On a private estate, it includes a kitchenette, full bathroom, heating, TV, vast gardens, shared swimming pool and barbecue area. Parking is available and pets are welcome. This treehouse in Fuentes sleeps up to four people from £70p/n.

2. Soller Mallorca, Ecological Mountain Cabin, Majorca

Relax in a hiker's paradise, high in the craggy Majorcan hills. The house is powered by solar energy and the water supply runs from a nearby well - it's a special place to unwind with your loved one, chucking modern technologies out the window! It is a 15-minute drive to the nearest beach and includes a welcome basket of fruit and wine. This secret mountain hideaway sleeps four people from £79p/n.

Boutique rentals: Themed décor

1. Shaldon Beach Hut, Devon, UK

This cute beach hut boasts a classic English seaside theme, with nautical stripes and painted weatherboarding. It's nestled on the beachfront by the idyllic estuary of the River Teign in Stokeinteignhead and includes a private terrace, parking, WiFi, TV and a DVD player. Sleeps four from £193p/n.

2. Stylish apartment, Rome, Italy

This ornate-themed penthouse is located at the top of a medieval tower near the famous Campo dei Fiori. Built on an ancient Roman temple, the remains of which are still visible in the basement, it was once home to the Noble Lancia family. Decorated with original antique furnishings and regal, marble features, it includes WiFi, TV, books and a DVD player. Sleeps four from £144p/n.

The Tuscan villa that has it all…

Villa La Quercia, near Florence, has all that a large family or group of friends could want from a luxurious holiday: perfect for spacious honeymoons, wedding parties, and hen/stag weekends. In-house cookery classes, wine and cheese tastings, personal shopping tours, pottery classes, a masseuse and more are all offered as extras. Or simply relax in the beautiful private grounds…

It includes an open fireplace, swimming pool, terrace and WiFi. Sleeps 10 people from £360p/n.

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