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Hideaways In The Lake District

Lake District - Cumbria

Lake District – Cumbria

Whether it’s a romantic break, a cosy candle-lit meal or a scenic walk you’re planning; the Lake District, Cumbria, is the perfect place to celebrate this Valentine’s.

We all know the Lake District is undoubtedly the romantic heart of England with its long association with the romantic poets, who were themselves inspired to declare their undying love for the tranquillity of the fells, valleys and lakes.

This declared devotion continues to inspire the romantic in us all and with this in mind we have taken a little time to select some of our favourite romantic hideaways to inspire you and help you discover your inner Romeo and Juliet:

1. Coachman’s Cottage, Silverbank, Coniston, is a little white cottage with beautiful detail and a host of goodies making it perfect, peaceful and relaxing. With a concierge service, in house spa treatments, dinner reservations, yacht charter and more available on request, Coachman’s Cottage is the perfect place to spend lazy days with your loved one.

2. Hawksdale Lodge, Dalston, is a former Victorian gentleman’s residence, offering refined luxury, set in beautiful rolling countryside on the southern fringes of the ancient and historic city of Carlisle. The stylish first floor apartment boasts a wood-burning stove with strategically placed comfy sofas for cosy evenings after a romantic stroll in the stunning countryside of the Northern fells, making Hawksdale Lodge the perfect place explore or just totally relax, with all the ingredients for a special rural retreat away from hustle and bustle.

3. The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale, is the perfect place to snuggle up. The five star 17th century inn and restaurant, boasts mouth-watering menus, roaring fires and, characterful rooms with bags of traditional character. All these things coupled with a stroll by the river Lune to a view described by John Ruskin as “the loveliest in England” is certain to make for the perfect romantic break.

4. The Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite, is a forest cottage with delicious dining…This former 17th Century drovers inn situated in the tranquil heart of the Whinlatter forest, near Keswick, boasts a sublime gourmet foodie menu to temp your taste buds. And after your delicious repast, you can retire to one of its 11 sublime rooms including; the stunning Tree Tops room, which occupies the whole top floor of the house offering the perfect place to indulge in a relaxing soak, as you gaze skywards at the twinkling stars in the night sky as you bathe!

5. Cheskin House, Newbiggin-on-Lune, is a beautiful 270 year-old farmhouse, offering luxury bed and breakfast and private dining in the heart of the Eden Valley. This veritable Garden of Eden is found in a land of undulating meadows, beautiful villages and historic market towns surrounded by awe inspiring uplands. The clean air and dramatic landscapes surrounding Cheskin House is guaranteed to refresh inspire and rejuvenate romantic couples as they rediscover who they are in the wide open spaces of the Eden Valley.

6. Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere, provides the comfort, quality and tranquillity that romantic couple desire. Guests can relax in luxurious surroundings and enjoy fine dining of the highest order, indulge their senses as in the hotel’s purpose built Riverside Spa, soothing away the aches and strains of modern living in the Hydro Spa or Aroma Room. Guaranteed to be a Valentine’s break that marks the difference between a simple break away from home and a memory to treasure!

7. The Samling, Ambleside, named the ‘Best Dining Hotel in the World’ offers culinary delights to tantalise the taste buds, the perfect place for that spontaneous night away where you can opt to take exclusive use of the hotel and enjoy the use of the house all to yourself for the weekend or choose to have a more private, relaxing time just for the night. Push the boat out and book the hotel’s outdoor hot tub, order some champagne and literally enjoy the ‘bubbles’  as you soak up the breath-taking views across Lake Windermere and create that lasting memory.

8. Overwater Hall, Ireby, offers that perfect quiet night out for those wanting a low key Valentine celebration… Their  ‘Quiet Night Out’ package includes one night’s bed and breakfast accommodation, an in-room feast of fillet steak ciabatta with homemade chips for two and a bucket of homemade ice cream, a half bottle of wine per person and a movie to make the night complete.

9. The George and Dragon, Clifton, is a beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owner’s family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales. This traditional country estate Inn has been lovingly restored by local craftsmen, using materials sympathetic to the Georgian period. Comfy sofas, bare wooden tables, roaring fires and intimate alcoves all make for a perfectly romantic place to relax and unwind.

10. L’Enclume, Cartmel, is a two starred Michelin restaurant with rooms, found in an idyllic riverside location in the historic medieval village of Cartmel. In the dining room you can feel the roughness of the buildings original purpose, now married to its new contemporary direction. Here you can relax in a cosy environment where you can sample some of the very best the English Lake District has to offer. l’Enclume’s rooms are their resting spots, purely a place to rest your head and experience the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings, making for the ultimate in romantic indulgence.

Above all we can guarantee that the Lake District, Cumbria, offers an opportunity for you to relax in style and luxury. We have accommodation to sort all tastes; from luxury self-catering accommodation, and quirky camping pods, right up to secluded luxury retreats and Michelin starred splendour – a chance to fall in love all over again – that is the romance of the Lake District, Cumbria.

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