Romantic Things to do in the Lake District for Valentine’s Day
Love in the Lakes
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re feeling a pink fizz kind of glow. We know that there are a handful of must-haves for a romantic break; a log burner or open fire, champagne and chocolate, hot tub and romantic setting. But we also know that time is the most romantic gesture of all – quality time, away from day-to-day distractions, trying new things together and making memories. So, let’s take a look at romantic things for our lovely couples to do in the Lake District.
New Cottage for 2 in Cartmel
Loveday is the latest addition to Lakelovers’ romantic cottages portfolio. It is filled with eco-love, including its electric car charging point and stylish use of reclaimed materials, this holiday cottage is filled with love and warmth. Plus there are two Michelin star restaurants on your doorstep that are ideal for special occasion dining.
Loveday, Cartmel – sleeps 2 and 2 pets
- The Rybeck Lake View restaurant, Windermere – Valentine’s Day is a fancy affair at The Rybeck, on Windermere. As a long-established foodie restaurants in the Lake District, either the 3, 5 or 7 course Valentine’s menu’s, served with pink fizz, will make a special occasion of your meal.
- The Steam Bistro, Coniston – a stylish but entirely relaxed atmosphere combines perfectly at The Steam Bistro, which sits in the heart of Coniston.
- The Punch Bowl, Crosthwaite – for a romantic pub meal in a rural countryside setting, The Punch Bowl in the Lyth Valley is a popular choice. Here you’ll find large glasses of house red, draught ales, crackling open fires and cosy seats.
- The Jumble Room, Grasmere – the atmosphere here is consistently welcoming and relaxed. Although a special Valentine’s menu is not the norm, the unique, intimate atmosphere of the Jumble Room, along with the delicious homemade cookery is all that you need for a heart-warming evening. Plus, you’ll find yourself in the centre of Grasmere, where words of love, romance and beauty are imbued thanks to former resident, the famous poet William Wordsworth.
Romance on the Water
Explore Ullswater, Windermere or Coniston on boat for two and find a private lake beach to share a bottle of something sparkly. Enjoy 10% off motorboat hire this February with Coniston Boating Centre using the code PSPRINGBOATS . Alternatively, following a £10m investment, treat a loved one to enjoy the very best in a luxury spa experience at Lodore Falls, Keswick. The brand-new, scandi-style spa, with outdoor hot tub and infinity pool, is perfectly at home against the northern Lake’s mountain backdrop.
Beat the Crowds
It’s 6:50am in February on Lake Windermere and there’s barely a soul about. Now’s the time to grab a jacket over your PJs, pour a steaming hot coffee and head outside from your lakeshore cottage or apartment to enjoy one of the most precious moments in the Lake District. The morning mist is just rising over the lake and the sunrise signals birdlife to awaken and leave their reed beds as the lake starts to wake up. Just perfect.
Another superb way of carving out some alone time is to take a mountain path and head up high.Rising early to catch the spectacle of a sunrise over a panoramic Lake District landscape has been capturing couple’s hearts for decades. In fact, the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, proposed to Hillary Clinton, when visiting the Lake District. The western lying lakes, Loweswater or Ennerdale, where the proposal is said to have happened, are partially romantic and quiet spots, where you can be undisturbed.
Owls’s House, White Cross Bay, Windermere – sleeps 4 and 2 pets
A Night of Extraordinary Drama
The romantic ye olde Alhambra cinema in Keswick is showing Bohemian Rhapsody on the 14th February this year and promises to deliver plenty of drama. For those where staying in is the new going out, enjoy a romantic movie in your very own holiday cottage for two. Some popular Valentine’s night films on Netflix are, The Notebook, La La Land, When Harry Met Sally and Carol. We love this recipe for love heart butter biscuit from Booths grocery shop, Windermere, as a perfect film-night sweet treat.
Keepers Cottage, Graythwaite Estate, Hawkshead – sleeps 5 and 2 pets welcome
The Old Grainstore, Mirefoot, Kentmere – sleeps 2 with inclusive private spa