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Europe's most romantic hotel is right here in the UK

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Good news for those who haven't yet nailed down their plans for Valentine's Day: TripAdvisor have just announced that the most romantic hotel in Europe is right here in the UK.

The picturesque Old Rectory Hotel in Devon scooped the award in the travel website's 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards, winning the accolade for most romantic hotel in Europe and the second-most romantic hotel in the world.

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Nestled in the heart of Exmoor National Park in North Devon, the tiny hotel has just 10 bedrooms, eight of which are in the old rectory itself and two of which occupy the adjacent coach house. 

Each room in the historic building is different and they all have special little touches for added romance, from a king size bed to roll top bath or a balcony overlooking the picturesque gardens.

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When they're not sleeping, guests can spot ducks and deer in the hotel's trout pond or wander over to the beautiful coastline which is just 500 yards away.

Plus, the kitchen serves fresh North Coast fish and seafood as well as offering award-winning wines (win) and greens from its very own vegetable garden.

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Even better, prices start from just £102 per night, meaning there's a bit of cash left over for some prosecco.

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TripAdvisor's most romantic hotels in Europe 

The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe, United Kingdom
Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece
Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
Maison La Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy
Edgar House, Chester, United Kingdom
La Minerva, Capri, Italy
Barut Andiz Sensimar, Side, Turkey
Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic
Main Street Hotel, Leper (Ypres), Belgium
Posada Terra Santa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

TripAdvisor's most romantic hotels in the world

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba – Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba
The Old Rectory Hotel – Martinhoe, Uk
Spicers Vineyards Estate – Pokolbin, Australia
Anastasis Apartments – Imerovigli, Greece
Komandoo Maldives Island Resort – Maldives
Lindos Blu – Lindos, Greece
Coco Plum Island Resort – Coco Plum Cay, Belize
Baros Maldives – Baros Island, Maldives
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas – Ko Tao, Thailand
Tokoriki Island Resort – Tokoriki Island, Fiji

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