With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air… or, more specifically, on the streets. Royal Mail has recently revealed that nearly 24,000 of the UK’s street and house names are inspired by love. There’s everything from Valentine Drive to Kissing Gate, Cupid’s Corner to Red Rose Lane. There are more than 10,000 separate Rose Cottages across the country. In fact, ‘rose’ is the most popular love-inspired name for both homes and streets, appearing in 1,303 postcodes and 17,000 house names.

What’s more, love lasts longer if your road has a romantic name. Another survey showed that people live in their homes for a greater period of time if their property has a connection to love. Home really is where the heart is then.

Feeling warm and fuzzy? If you want to stay in a romantically named dwelling of your own, try one of these getaways…

Get up close and personal in this Gypsy caravan, which has been restored and revamped, while maintaining its traditional charm and intricate features. Two adjoining shepherds’ huts have been added either side – one is a kitchen, the other a bathroom. The whole shebang is nestled in its own private garden, meaning you’ll have privacy while relaxing on the outdoor decking area or bubbling away in the hot tub. Well, privacy from all except the resident goats, of course.

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Built by local craftsmen, this barrel-shaped, luxury glamping pod was constructed using sustainable wood. It is set in the woods, overlooking gardens and trees, giving it a tranquil, rustic vibe. Inside, the king-size bed has been handcrafted for ultimate comfort.

To book: http://www.pods.honeybeeholidayhomes.co.uk/index.html

Used as the location for the ’90s TV show The Darling Buds Of May, this charming farm sits on 35 acres of land and has a lovely courtyard of buildings, including The Farmhouse, The Oast House and Reverend Candy’s Annexe. The Farmhouse is an historic Grade II listed building, which was lovingly restored in 2014, maintaining the traditional oak beams, inglenook fireplace and original brick flooring. The Oast House has beautiful wooden stairs and a beamed, vaulted ceiling, while Reverend Candy’s Annexe is smaller and self-contained, sleeping just two: perfect for those seeking a romantic break. Outside, the large garden has stunning views, a duck pond and a waterfall. Idyllic is the word.

To find out more: https://www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk/

A beautiful converted barn, Dove House sits at the end of a mile-long, tree-lined drive. It has a large, south-facing garden with a patio, barbecue area and lawn. The covered portico attaches the house to the indoor heated swimming pool. After a dip, you can relax next to the open fire in the sitting room and gaze out of the French windows, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that skitters around the 1,000 acres of surrounding farmland. If peace and quiet is what you’re after, look no further.

Explore here: https://www.dovehousedorset.co.uk/