Under £1000 for two: The close-to-home haven – Y&YW recently visited the Isle of Wight (only a 30-minute ferry from Portsmouth) and promptly fell in love with The Little Gloster Restaurant & Bar, a seaside retreat outside Cowes. Top for romance is the Balcony Suite with its broad balcony and binoculars to gaze at the bobbing boats. Local crab and vegetables from the garden are served up in the Scandinavian-style restaurant and, together with thoughtful extras like rugs placed on the picnic tables when temperatures fall, all add to the experience. Five nights double occupancy (low season), including a slap-up breakfast, from £350. Ferry from £50 per car (wightlink.co.uk).