What the Lake District has to offer this Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts turn (or may not) to romance. Well, romance and the most idyllic venue in which to profess our boundless love for our better half. So, if you’re looking for something at the opposite end of the scale from a petrol-station bunch, very few places can offer the same sense of occasion that is to be found in the Lake District.

Romance Shoot April 2009, Ullswater

Fortunately, Valentine’s Day 2015 falls on a Sunday, giving you the ideal opportunity to enjoy the idyllic beauty of the Lake District on a wonderfully romantic weekend away. There are so many options too; whether your idea of a couple’s retreat is a day under a duvet or a night under the stars, you are sure to find the perfect getaway in Cumbria.

If you are looking for accommodation in the Lake District, there is an option to suit every taste and budget. Cumbria offers a huge variety of stunning places to stay, from homely self-catering to welcoming bed and breakfast, to hostel accommodation and camping. So, whether you choose a luxury hotel, a cosy rural retreat or a tent in the idyllic Cumbrian countryside, you’re assured of the finest in Lakeland hospitality and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in the country.

If you are looking to pamper yourselves with somewhere that can deliver decadence and tranquillity, try a spa hotel, Lakeside Hotel & Spa on the shores on Windermere, is the ideal location to relax on unwind with your loved one. This romantic retreat offers visitors the highest quality luxury accommodation and world class food in their 2 AA rosette lake view restaurant.


For the best of both worlds, letting you savour the serenity without being too far from bars, shops and restaurants, the Castle Green Hotel overlooks the Lakeland market town of Kendal. It’s only a short drive from Windermere and a short walk from Kendal town centre. Each of the bedrooms is stylishly designed and a number boast 4-poster beds; a feature of many a Valentine’s break.


or why not retreat from it all by visiting the Inn on the Lake this 4 star,  2 AA rosette hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Ullswater and is perfect if you are looking to experience a romantic Lake District break. Many of the rooms have stunning lake views and even some 4-poster beds, so you are sure not to be disappointed.


Why not treat your partner to newest in Ultimate in luxury in Windermere Village. Applegarth Villa offers individual designed and co-ordinated luxury 5 star accommodation combined with good food using only the best locally sourced regional produce and a cosy oak-panelled bar complete with roaring fire and one of the best Whisky selections in the area.

Its  latest development comprises of seven brand new luxury hot tub suites. All seven boast terraces or balconies with hot tubs, baths, mood lighting and a whole host of additional luxuries which the discerning traveller has now come to expect. Breakfast and dinner will be available served to your room together with drinks by their in-house butler leaving you more time to relax in your magnificent surroundings.

If you and your partner are looking for something a little more secluded this Valentine’s Day, a Cumbrian cottage can be an ideal solution.  Hiring a cottage in the Lake District can offer excellent value for money, with some of the more luxurious cottages offering incredibly romantic features like roaring log fires, hot tubs, breakfast baskets and even a private chef service.

For help in finding the perfect Valentine’s Day accommodation in the Lake District, visit www.golakes.co.uk.


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