The 5 most romantic b&bs

1) Casa Romantico

This is, as the name says, a romantic house. Hidden down a quiet street in the heart of Bruges, the interior is decorated in New England beach house style with pale wood floors, white furniture and antique bathtubs. It also has a heated swimming pool in the back garden to add a final touch of luxury.

Casa Romantico garden

2) Nuit Blanche

The artist David de Graef has created a fabulous guest house in a historic Bruges house. The Belgian royal couple Albert and Paola stayed here after they married in 1959. The two guest rooms look out on a mediaeval walled garden and a little canal. They are designed in the style of a Jan van Eyck painting with old stone fireplaces, stained glass windows and huge oak beds.

exterior of Nuit Blanche at Bruges

3) Number 11

This is an exceptional guest house hidden down a quiet cobbled lane near Burg. It has just four guest rooms decorated in different styles, along with an intimate pine-panelled lounge heated by a log-burning stove and a walled back garden filled with birdsong.

room number 11

4) La Suite Sans Cravate

Veronique and Henk have created a gorgeous place to stay in a 17th-century brick building opposite their restaurant Sans Cravate. The three guest rooms (named after grape varieties) are decorated in a tasteful, rustic style, with quirky details dotted around. Ask for the Savignon Blanc Suite to sleep in a stunning romantic hideaway under the roof beams.

La Suite Sans Cravate

5) Maison Le Dragon

This romantic guest house is located in a 16th-century house with stylish interiors. The decoration includes wood panelling, rococo antiques and ornate mirrors. It also has a walled garden and a lounge with an open fire for chilly northern days.

suite maison le dragon

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