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Romantic Cottages in Keswick

Romantic Cottages in Keswick

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 2 people

The Lakeland town of Keswick, is sat within some of the UK’s most beautiful mountain and lake scenery. It is the beating heart of the Northern Lake District. Our romantic cottages in Keswick and the surrounding area are lovingly designed. With thoughtful fixtures and fittings to provide the ultimate home from home comfort. And they are hand-picked. To give you the very best Lake District holiday locations in the Keswick area too.

We offer romantic Keswick cottages ranging from secluded barn conversions with panoramic views to central chic townhouses with roll top bathtubs and wood burning stoves. Our Keswick cottages for 2 exude romance at every turn.

Self-catering Accommodation Near Keswick

All Lakelovers Keswick cottages are VisitEngland 3-5 star graded. So when you book a romantic getaway with us, you know that you’re getting the very best quality.

Lakelovers are also the oldest holiday letting agency in the Lake District. We have unrivaled knowledge, guaranteeing you the very best holiday experience. Your experience can involve free towels, luxury toiletries and welcome hampers. Your self-catering experience will leave you feeling loved.

We know that majestic scenery and first-class accommodation makes everyone happy. But what makes your heart skip a beat is different from couple to couple. That is why Lakelovers offer a range of property styles so there’s something for everyone. From stylish, modern refurbishments where champagne corks pop. To cosy and traditional boltholes, where a good local pub on the doorstep may be the order of the day, we have something for everyone.

Our properties are all hand-selected for their unique locations and special style. They reflect all that we love about this beautiful and romantic setting that is the Lake District National Park.

We also know that the ‘other’ love of your life may be a four-legged friend. That is why many of our Keswick properties welcome dogs. Even better, with Lakelovers pets are free so no need to leave them behind.

A Little of Keswick’s History

The town of Keswick, is the capital of the Northern Lake District. Granted its market charter in 1276 by Edward I, Keswick has been attracting visitors for over 700 years. The town holds several acclaims. It has an award winning market. It is also a several times holder of most the ‘UK’s most dog-friendly town’ award by the Kennel Club.

It is also home to the World’s first pencil. In 1564 Graphite deposits were found in the Borrowdale Valley. They were used by shepherds to mark their sheep. This ‘lead’ the way for some the early forms of self-expression. Portraits, renderings, poetry, and love letters have been created in graphite ever since. Keswick’s Pencil Museum is well worth a visit.

Keswick Landscape

The special Keswick landscape has been attracting romantics for centuries. The geology north of Keswick is where the famous grey Skiddaw Slate originates. They are the oldest rocks in the Lake District. These gentle giants, Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Catbells, are made from layers of mud. It was softly compressed under deep seas. It is a contrast to the harsher, jagged rocks south of Keswick in Borrowdale, which were formed under harsh volcanic conditions. This juxtaposition is the unique allure of the Keswick landscape.

There is the mythical formation of Castlerigg Stone Circle. It is one of Britain’s earliest circles and set to a backdrop of Helvelyn and High Seat. Castlerigg is one of the most impressive and atmospheric stone circles in the UK.

Another historically important material of the local area was copper. It was used during the reign of Elizabeth I to strengthen her warships and produce arms. This helped Keswick prosper in the mid 1500’s following its poorer industry of wool, leather and crops.

Keswick turned from a small market town into a thriving holiday resort during the late 18th Century. It was then that great writers and artists like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Ruskin, Turner and Constable, were inspired by the emotive landscape of the Lakes. The wealthy and well-to-do would escape to Keswick “to see the romantic lakes and mountains that surround it”, as depicted in a 1783 Travellers’ Guide.

Getting There

Whether you are travelling by road, rail or plane, Keswick in the Northern Lake District is easy to get to and convenient as a base for exploring the Lakes.

It’s only a 15 minute drive from the M6 and 40 minutes from Penrith train station, West Coast Main Line, where you can rent a car or hop on a bus. Manchester airport is less than 2 hours drive from Keswick or you can get the train to Penrith and bus to Keswick.

As the North Lakes transport hub, you’ll have no problem either walking from your holiday cottage to some of the best trails in the UK or heading out for the day to explore the region further.

Out and About

The wild and beauty of the Lake District inspired great poets and artists. Keswick attracted many including Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey who lived in Keswick’s Greta Hall. Follow Wordsworth’s history from his childhood home in Cockermouth, only 16 miles north of Keswick. All the way to the Vale of Grasmere, 13 miles south, which he fell deeply in love with after a walking holiday in 1799.

Take a romantic stroll down ‘Lovers’ Lane’ at Mirehouse and Gardens by Bassenthwaite Lake. Matchmakers used to send likely couples down there.

Head for a highbrow night out at the UK’s most scenic theatre. The £6.25m Theatre by the Lake is a stunning, architect designed, building in the most idyllic, remote of settings. Right on the shores of Derwentwater, yet only a 5 minute walk from Keswick town centre. This is “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, according to The Independent.

The beauty and romance of Keswick scenery is best experienced atop of one of the local giants. Catbells, walked from Keswick centre, affords superb views for little effort. The bulk of Skiddaw, the fourth highest in the Lakes, is a more serious climb. But it sets you floating high within the majesty of spectacular scenery. The 7 mile route is perfect quality time with a loved one. Pack a picnic, some famous Kendal Mint Cake and soak up the feeling of togetherness with your loved one.

Blencathra, sitting northeast of Keswick can be quiet. Especially if you start the 5 mile hike, from Threlkeld, to the summit early. Here the views will take your breath away and on a calm day the solitude is beautifully intimate.

With 6 lakes in the Keswick area, all are quieter than the more popular South Lake District waters.

Next door is the tranquil Buttermere Valley. This narrow amphitheater of fells looks down on the 3 waters of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere. This is a particularly quiet yet stunning valley. The high sided and narrow valley floor feels like a loving embrace. In this valley you can enjoy secret gems, like a walk around Buttermere, which is one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District. And Scale Force, off Crummock Water, which has the largest drop in the Lakes.

A luxury spa treatment followed by the finest afternoon tea in the Lakes, at world famous Sharrow Bay, is an idyllic treat where time really feels like it stands as still as the serene waters of Ullswater outside.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

If food is the way to your heart, there’s plenty of fine dining to choose from in and around Keswick. Take your time over a sophisticated menu at Morrels. Enjoy a relaxed but intimate atmosphere with impeccable service.

Swap your waterproof for a LBD or collar and tie. And raise a toast in Keswick’s swanky Inn On The Square. Danish décor and handcrafted cocktails will impress discerning romantics.

Share oysters and champagne at The Leathes Head, 4 miles south of Keswick in the picturesque Borrowdale Valley.

For some celebratory cocktails or a bottle of prosecco, head into Keswick centre to Café Bar 26. Live music provides a great atmosphere into the night. Another venue with a funky young vibe is tapas Bar eS. With candles flickering on the tables and an acoustic guitar in the corner, the atmosphere is understated, friendly and warm.

After a walk up Catbells, for an ‘amore’ lunch that will leave you wanting more. Head to the centrally located The Square Orange Café Bar, and share a traditional stonebaked pizza together with a couple of Italian hot chocolates.

Whether you’re a honeymooner, celebrating a special anniversary, popping ‘the question’ or looking for quality time with the one you cherish, with Lakelovers’ romantic cottages in Keswick, you will be falling in love time and again.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Taking its name from a member of Ullswater Steamer's fleet of heritage vessels that have provided visitors for over a 100 years to enjoy this most picturesque of the Lake District's lakes, M.V. Western Belle offers quality accommodation and the ideal base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. This recently refurbished property has been finished to the very highest standard and is an ideal for couples or families alike.

Available From£440
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1650 to £1485
Herdwick View Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Herdwick View is an imposing Victorian residence that was built in the grounds of the imposing Armathwaite Hall. The house, that once was home to butlers, housekeepers and chauffeurs, and lay abandoned for many years, has been brought back to life by a local family who have gone to great expense to create a fantastic holiday cottage that will be the basis of many fond holiday memories for years to come.

Available From£1650
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The Cats Bield Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Close to the centre of the popular town of Keswick and just one minute from the market square, The Cats Bield is a beautiful cottage that offers quality accommodation, in a handy location and makes the ideal base for getting out and about but also enjoying having everything you need on the doorstep. Within easy walk of all the local shops bars, restaurants and cafes and the twice weekly award winning market.

Available From£365
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ideal for friends or family M.Y Raven is offers contemporary, quality accommodation only a short walk from the shores of Ullswater and is offered as a sleep eight cottage

Available From£595
Special Offer 10% discount for 7 nights
  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.

Available From£10475
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
Baystones Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Car Park Available
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated in the heart of the market town of Keswick, just a minutes' walk from the market square, Baystones is a fully refurbished and modernised property set over three floors above the Lakelovers office. The owners have worked hard to give this property a real home from home feel, retained much of the property's character whilst bring it bang up to date with quality furnishings, smart bathrooms and a contemporary kitchen.

Available From£450
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This idyllic Lakeland cottage, created from an original barn, occupies this picture postcard setting within the sleepy hamlet of Grange in Borrowdale. Borrowdale is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the Lake District. Grange Fell is surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains including the famous Castle Crag and Grange Fell itself and only a short drive alongside the lake into ever popular Keswick town centre.

Available From£525
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Noble Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in one of the most sought after locations in Keswick, close to the Market Square, Noble Cottage is a traditional Victorian Lakeland slate terrace house which has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

Available From£495
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Captains Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Captains Cottage is located in the pretty village of Pooley Bridge and offers contemporary, quality accommodation only a short walk from the shores of Ullswater.

Available From£570
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Lacet Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highgate is an imposing farmhouse that dates back to the 19th Century and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to create a fantastic holiday cottage ideal for extended families or friends. Located in the northern edge of the Lake District with easy access to Keswick, Grasmere and Ullswater and easy to reach from the motorway at Penrith, Highgate offers high quality accommodation ideal for all the family.

Available From£595
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £480 to £432
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£480
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

La'al Field House is a much loved family home that is now being offered as a great holiday home within walking distance of the bustling market square and just across the road from the former Cumberland Pencil Mill and its famous Pencil Museum! This larger than average family home offers plenty of space for everyone to relax, a large garden, views to the surrounding fells and just a few minutes from all the town's amenities.

Available From£495
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Pippin Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pippin Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a traditional, Victorian terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken by the cool and contemporary makeover that the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage that offer the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Keswick Market Square

Available From£385
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a short walk from the southern shores of Thirlmere, Thirlmere Cottage is a much loved retreat to which one can escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and the spectacular, ever changing scenery throughout the year.

Available From£385
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Barn Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

The northern tip of Bassenthwaite, just ten minutes' drive from Keswick is a haven of peace and quiet and this lovely location is shared by Barn Cottage, the Bassenthwaite Ospreys and the Lakes Distillery.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 1 car

Whitbarrow Village is located a short distance from Ullswater and Keswick and this self-contained holiday village offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, with excellent facilities including swimming pool, gym, adventure play area, crazy golf, 9 hole putting green, residents bar and an a la carte restaurant.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer
Surprise View Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Situated on the market square in the centre of Keswick, Surprise View has been carefully created by the current owners to offer high quality accommodation, in a great location and to make the most of the beautiful views across the rooftops to the mountains beyond from the large balcony that is a great feature and from which the property derives its name.

Available From£385

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Romantic Cottages in Keswick

Romantic Cottages in Keswick

Self-Catering cottages in Keswick, sleeps 2 people

The Lakeland town of Keswick, is sat within some of the UK’s most beautiful mountain and lake scenery. It is the beating heart of the Northern Lake District. Our romantic cottages in Keswick and the surrounding area are lovingly designed. With thoughtful fixtures and fittings to provide the ultimate home from home comfort. And they are hand-picked. To give you the very best Lake District holiday locations in the Keswick area too.

We offer romantic Keswick cottages ranging from secluded barn conversions with panoramic views to central chic townhouses with roll top bathtubs and wood burning stoves. Our Keswick cottages for 2 exude romance at every turn.

Self-catering Accommodation Near Keswick

All Lakelovers Keswick cottages are VisitEngland 3-5 star graded. So when you book a romantic getaway with us, you know that you’re getting the very best quality.

Lakelovers are also the oldest holiday letting agency in the Lake District. We have unrivaled knowledge, guaranteeing you the very best holiday experience. Your experience can involve free towels, luxury toiletries and welcome hampers. Your self-catering experience will leave you feeling loved.

We know that majestic scenery and first-class accommodation makes everyone happy. But what makes your heart skip a beat is different from couple to couple. That is why Lakelovers offer a range of property styles so there’s something for everyone. From stylish, modern refurbishments where champagne corks pop. To cosy and traditional boltholes, where a good local pub on the doorstep may be the order of the day, we have something for everyone.

Our properties are all hand-selected for their unique locations and special style. They reflect all that we love about this beautiful and romantic setting that is the Lake District National Park.

We also know that the ‘other’ love of your life may be a four-legged friend. That is why many of our Keswick properties welcome dogs. Even better, with Lakelovers pets are free so no need to leave them behind.

A Little of Keswick’s History

The town of Keswick, is the capital of the Northern Lake District. Granted its market charter in 1276 by Edward I, Keswick has been attracting visitors for over 700 years. The town holds several acclaims. It has an award winning market. It is also a several times holder of most the ‘UK’s most dog-friendly town’ award by the Kennel Club.

It is also home to the World’s first pencil. In 1564 Graphite deposits were found in the Borrowdale Valley. They were used by shepherds to mark their sheep. This ‘lead’ the way for some the early forms of self-expression. Portraits, renderings, poetry, and love letters have been created in graphite ever since. Keswick’s Pencil Museum is well worth a visit.

Keswick Landscape

The special Keswick landscape has been attracting romantics for centuries. The geology north of Keswick is where the famous grey Skiddaw Slate originates. They are the oldest rocks in the Lake District. These gentle giants, Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Catbells, are made from layers of mud. It was softly compressed under deep seas. It is a contrast to the harsher, jagged rocks south of Keswick in Borrowdale, which were formed under harsh volcanic conditions. This juxtaposition is the unique allure of the Keswick landscape.

There is the mythical formation of Castlerigg Stone Circle. It is one of Britain’s earliest circles and set to a backdrop of Helvelyn and High Seat. Castlerigg is one of the most impressive and atmospheric stone circles in the UK.

Another historically important material of the local area was copper. It was used during the reign of Elizabeth I to strengthen her warships and produce arms. This helped Keswick prosper in the mid 1500’s following its poorer industry of wool, leather and crops.

Keswick turned from a small market town into a thriving holiday resort during the late 18th Century. It was then that great writers and artists like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Ruskin, Turner and Constable, were inspired by the emotive landscape of the Lakes. The wealthy and well-to-do would escape to Keswick “to see the romantic lakes and mountains that surround it”, as depicted in a 1783 Travellers’ Guide.

Getting There

Whether you are travelling by road, rail or plane, Keswick in the Northern Lake District is easy to get to and convenient as a base for exploring the Lakes.

It’s only a 15 minute drive from the M6 and 40 minutes from Penrith train station, West Coast Main Line, where you can rent a car or hop on a bus. Manchester airport is less than 2 hours drive from Keswick or you can get the train to Penrith and bus to Keswick.

As the North Lakes transport hub, you’ll have no problem either walking from your holiday cottage to some of the best trails in the UK or heading out for the day to explore the region further.

Out and About

The wild and beauty of the Lake District inspired great poets and artists. Keswick attracted many including Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey who lived in Keswick’s Greta Hall. Follow Wordsworth’s history from his childhood home in Cockermouth, only 16 miles north of Keswick. All the way to the Vale of Grasmere, 13 miles south, which he fell deeply in love with after a walking holiday in 1799.

Take a romantic stroll down ‘Lovers’ Lane’ at Mirehouse and Gardens by Bassenthwaite Lake. Matchmakers used to send likely couples down there.

Head for a highbrow night out at the UK’s most scenic theatre. The £6.25m Theatre by the Lake is a stunning, architect designed, building in the most idyllic, remote of settings. Right on the shores of Derwentwater, yet only a 5 minute walk from Keswick town centre. This is “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, according to The Independent.

The beauty and romance of Keswick scenery is best experienced atop of one of the local giants. Catbells, walked from Keswick centre, affords superb views for little effort. The bulk of Skiddaw, the fourth highest in the Lakes, is a more serious climb. But it sets you floating high within the majesty of spectacular scenery. The 7 mile route is perfect quality time with a loved one. Pack a picnic, some famous Kendal Mint Cake and soak up the feeling of togetherness with your loved one.

Blencathra, sitting northeast of Keswick can be quiet. Especially if you start the 5 mile hike, from Threlkeld, to the summit early. Here the views will take your breath away and on a calm day the solitude is beautifully intimate.

With 6 lakes in the Keswick area, all are quieter than the more popular South Lake District waters.

Next door is the tranquil Buttermere Valley. This narrow amphitheater of fells looks down on the 3 waters of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere. This is a particularly quiet yet stunning valley. The high sided and narrow valley floor feels like a loving embrace. In this valley you can enjoy secret gems, like a walk around Buttermere, which is one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District. And Scale Force, off Crummock Water, which has the largest drop in the Lakes.

A luxury spa treatment followed by the finest afternoon tea in the Lakes, at world famous Sharrow Bay, is an idyllic treat where time really feels like it stands as still as the serene waters of Ullswater outside.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

If food is the way to your heart, there’s plenty of fine dining to choose from in and around Keswick. Take your time over a sophisticated menu at Morrels. Enjoy a relaxed but intimate atmosphere with impeccable service.

Swap your waterproof for a LBD or collar and tie. And raise a toast in Keswick’s swanky Inn On The Square. Danish décor and handcrafted cocktails will impress discerning romantics.

Share oysters and champagne at The Leathes Head, 4 miles south of Keswick in the picturesque Borrowdale Valley.

For some celebratory cocktails or a bottle of prosecco, head into Keswick centre to Café Bar 26. Live music provides a great atmosphere into the night. Another venue with a funky young vibe is tapas Bar eS. With candles flickering on the tables and an acoustic guitar in the corner, the atmosphere is understated, friendly and warm.

After a walk up Catbells, for an ‘amore’ lunch that will leave you wanting more. Head to the centrally located The Square Orange Café Bar, and share a traditional stonebaked pizza together with a couple of Italian hot chocolates.

Whether you’re a honeymooner, celebrating a special anniversary, popping ‘the question’ or looking for quality time with the one you cherish, with Lakelovers’ romantic cottages in Keswick, you will be falling in love time and again.