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A place that inspires artists and poets with its stately peaks, resplendent lakes and ancient forests, the Lake District presents an ever-unfolding drama that tugs on your heartstrings. So it’s no surprise that couples seek out romantic breaks in the Lake District, away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind.
If you want to slip away to a tranquil retreat with a hot tub, roaring fire and views to die for, or if you prefer exploring one of the charming villages, the perfect Lake District romantic getaway is waiting for you.
Romantic Lake District Hotels
Rothay Garden, Grasmere
Perched in the heart of the much-loved village of Grasmere, Rothay Garden is a romantic Lake District hotel with award-winning dining and a Riverside Spa. With wraparound fell views and fabulous walks right from the door, this romantic setting will make you fall in love all over again.
Merewood Country House, Windermere
Perched above the beautiful waters of Windermere, Merewood Country House is set among 20 acres of gardens and woodland. If romantic dining is your thing, the 2AA Rosette restaurant, Arboreal, offers an eight-course tasting menu that will leave you swooning in each other’s arms.
Boathouse on the Lake, Bowness-on-Windermere
Stood on the shores of Windermere, Boathouse on the Lake is a stunning one bedroom property designed for couples. With large doors opening out onto the lake, this is one of the most romantic spots in the Lake District and it even comes with its own private hot tub.
The Boat House at Louper Weir, Bowness-on-Windermere
Also located along the “Millionaire’s Mile”, The Boat House at Louper Weir boasts luxury accommodation overlooking Lake Windermere. The beautiful lake view, private hot tub, and even your own personal kayak, make this one of the most romantic breaks in the Lake District.
Romantic Cottages in the Lake District
If you love to cosy up by a crackling fire and share a bottle or two of wine, there are plenty of romantic cottages in the Lake District that were made for love.
Stair Cottage, Stair near Keswick
Imagine waking up in a sumptuous bedroom with a freestanding bath that looks out onto hushed woodlands. Well, this traditional stone cottage has all the elements needed for romantic breaks in the Lake District. The cosy lounge features a log burner and French doors leading onto a secluded garden where you can soak up the tranquility of the Newlands Valley.
Beck Steps 1, Grasmere
Stone floor, log burning stove, and pretty sash windows create this gorgeous cottage that nestles in the village of Grasmere. Once home to famous poets such as Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Grasmere is a romantic’s dream. Cocooned by epic fells, pretty gardens and glossy lakes, nature will woo you with its wonderful charms.
Pubs with Rooms
The Wateredge Inn, Ambleside
Right on the edge of Lake Windermere, The Wateredge Inn has one of the most enviable settings for romantic breaks in the Lake District. Its lakeside terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying the views and an evening drink. Take a stroll around the town or hire a boat on the lake and pop open a bottle of fizz as you soak up the scenery from this waterside pub with rooms.
The Coniston Inn, Coniston
With sprawling gardens that tumble down to Coniston Water, this iconic hotel has become a firm favourite for couples that want to enjoy a little romance. In the summer you can picnic in one of the summer houses at the Coniston Inn or go for a swim in the lake and inhale the fellside backdrop.
The Angel Inn, Bowness-on-Windermere
If you’re looking for some modern romance, The Angel Inn combines contemporary design with traditional touches that add to its unique style. Stood on a hillside that peers over the town and Lake Windermere, you can enjoy al fresco dining and drinks with a view. Inside, flop-into armchairs and open fires set the scene for winter romance.
Waterfoot Park, Ullswater
Just a stone’s throw from Ullswater’s epic shoreline, these cosy glamping pods provide the ultimate setting for a romantic escape in the Lake District. Because the pods are heated, it means you’ll be nice and cosy at any time of year. If you can tear yourself away from this snug accommodation, there are lots of walks and attractions nearby. Enjoy a romantic cruise across Ullswater or take a ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway.
The Quiet Site, Ullswater
Raised up above the shimmer of Ullswater, The Quiet Site has become popular with couples wanting a more intimate glamping break. As well as having your own heated pod and outdoor space to immerse yourself in the views, you can snuggle up by the roaring open fire at the on-site Quiet Bar.
Head over to the Lakeside Hotel if you’re looking for a luxury spa break in Windermere.