Looking for that extra special setting for your Valentine’s break in the UK? Choose the Lake District with its spectacularly romantic landscapes, sublime lakes and huge choice of luxury B&Bs, spa retreats, boutique hotels and romantic cottages. Whether you’re thinking of ‘popping the question’ this Valentines, or simply looking for a perfect peaceful retreat for you and your loved one, the Lake District offers a wealth of 5 Star standard accommodation without the price tag! Find inspiration for your Valentine’s escape in the Lakes amongst the selection below:-
1. Holmlea Guest House, Bowness on Windermere
Holmlea Guest House in Bowness is only a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere and offers luxury B&B accommodation exclusively for adults. Free use of leisure facilities in a nearby hotel are included, situated just a 3 minute walk. Facilities feature an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, steam room and gym. Get 10% off Windermere boat cruises and enjoy a delicious locally sourced breakfast, private parking and free WiFi. Fine inns, quirky shops, restaurants and cafes are a short walk away in Bowness.
2. Barton Hall Country House B&B, Ullswater
Barton Hall Country House Bed & Breakfast is a stunning Queen Anne House set within 3.5 acres and just a few minutes’ walk from Pooley Bridge village and the shores of Lake Ullswater. Some rooms feature four poster or half-tester beds, and you can relax in the beautifully furnished drawing room or why not enjoy a game of croquet in the grounds. Romantic Ullswater lake cruises are within walking distance.
3. Bramblewood Cottage Guest House, Keswick
A 4 Star 200 year old stone built Keswick Guest House with excellent reviews, Bramblewood Cottage Guest House features rooms with spectacular views towards Skiddaw and the Latrigg Fells. Keswick town centre with its great choice of old inns, cafes, restaurants and arts venues is a two minute stroll away – take a boat trip on Derwentwater, head off on the famous Catbells walk or take in a show at the acclaimed Theatre By The Lake.
4. Blenheim Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere
A unique bed and breakfast in the heart of the Lakes, Blenheim Lodge in Bowness is the ultimate romantic retreat with spectacular views across to Lake Windermere. Four poster rooms have stunning antique beds and free use of leisure facilities in a local country club is included in your romantic stay. Flowers and chocolates can all be made available in rooms on request, and Blenheim Lodge has a great Valentines weekend offer currently available – be quick to reserve your romantic stay.
5. The Glen Rothay Hotel & Badger Bar, Rydal, Ambleside
The Glen Rothay has a reputation as a real Lake District gem. This 400 year old historic inn serves great food and real ales in front of a cosy open fire. The Glen Rothay has a stunning selection of luxury rooms and suites including the Superior Rydal Room with a solid oak four poster bed and a stunning new bathroom with a cast iron claw-foot bath and separate shower. Look out for some quirky features and there’s not a hint of a TV in the bar area – it’s just how a quaint old pub should be.
6. Knott Cottage, Far Sawrey near Hawkshead
Relax and unwind in quirky Knott Cottage just to the south of Far Sawrey near Hawkshead. This cosy property is brimming with character features from original beams to vaulted ceilings. Complimentary leisure club membership at The Parklands Country Club is included giving you access to hot tubs, a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and gym. Stunning views look across to Windermere and Gummer’s Howe, and inside comfy sofa seating surrounds a woodburning stove. Short breaks are available for 4 night stays from Monday 13 February – book now to reserve this perfect romantic retreat for couples!
7. Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Windermere
Consistently voted one of the UK’s top romantic hotels by reviewers, Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant is an award-winning Windermere boutique hotel in a stunning setting, perfect for a romantic escape. Choose from 10 luxurious rooms and suites including the deluxe Coach House Suite and dine in style in the hotel’s restaurant. Take romantic strolls in the beautiful gardens, sip champagne and wallow in spa baths. Exceptional hospitality is assured and romantic packages are available including a special offer package in the Coach House.
8. The Dove Cot, Clappersgate, Ambleside
The Dove Cot at Clappersgate sits between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge and makes a perfect retreat for couples. This quirky cottage is open plan and single storey with a luxury bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath. The living area has a beamed ceiling and outside a raised furnished patio with a BBQ has stunning views. A beautifully landscaped private garden also surrounds this property which is available for 3 night bookings or more. A choice of walks into the Langdale Valley are direct from your cottage door.
9. The Coppice Guest House – Luxury Accommodation, Windermere
A luxury retreat in Windermere, The Coppice Guest House serves award-winning breakfasts and has a selection of luxurious rooms including four poster rooms. You’re welcomed by a decanter of sherry in rooms on arrival and all guests have complimentary use of local leisure facilities including a swimming pool, thermal suite and a gym. Romantic cruises on Lake Windermere are just a short distance away.
10. Beaumont House Luxury Guest House, Windermere
Exclusively for adults, award-winning 5 Star Beaumont House is a luxury Victorian Villa retreat in Windermere village. Stay in a deluxe four poster room and relax in the elegant lounge with honesty bar. Champagne, sparkling wine, chocolates and red roses can all be made available in rooms on arrival.