Romantic Lake District holidays

Famous poets, writers and artists have been falling in love with the beauty of the Lake District for centuries and today it can melt even the most no-nonsense of hearts. Said to be one of the most romantic places in the whole of the world, it’s unsurprising that couples return time and again to our Lake District cottages for 2 for a perfect romantic getaway.

Whether you’re celebrating a special date or anniversary, planning on popping ‘the’ question or simply looking for some quality time in the hills, the Lake District makes the ideal destination when planning a romantic scenic break or an action-packed adventure with a loved one. Adrenalin-fuelled honeymooners and thrill-seeking couples certainly won’t be disappointed after a day of high ropes, nets and exposure on a Via Ferrata course at Honister Slate Mine - just make sure you cling to the ropes and not each other as the adrenalin starts pumping!
Create long lasting memories with an exhilarating afternoon taking on a 4x4 challenge, as offered by Coniston-based Kankku, which takes you off road and off the beaten track and is perfect for daredevil couples.

Sitting on ‘England’s rooftop’, Scarfell Pike, sharing a celebratory Kendal Mint Cake and a flask of tea, or conquering several Wainwright's together; these are special moments only the Lake District can give you and you’ll be sure to treasure.
And imagine returning to your own secluded Lake District retreat, with superior facilities and luxurious comfort, set amidst idyllic Lakeland scenery.

There’s so many romantic things to do in the Lake District, it’s no wonder it’s a top destination for romantic breaks in the UK and our Lake District cottages for 2 are best placed for you to get the most out your romantic break away.
The Lake District is renowned for its connection with Romantic poets, painters and writers of which the landscape inspired many a famous works.

Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, famously wrote about the daffodils in Grasmere and what could be more romantic than wandering through picture-perfect pastures, strolling through chocolate-box villages and visiting the homes and landmarks painted and described by some of the literary greats, such as John Ruskin, Samuel Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and probably one of the most famous and well know, Beatrix Potter.
And if doing very little is what you’re looking for from a romantic getaway then the Lake District is just the tonic!

Surprise a loved one with a peaceful picnic at ‘Surprise view’ near Ashness bridge, looking down onto Derwentwater, near Keswick in the North Lakes.

Following a romantic meal, watch the setting sun and night sky from your rural retreat or stroll hand-in-hand along the pebbly lakeland shore, resting for a romantic embrace or to photograph the moment on one of the quiet jetties.
To escape the crowds for some blissful seclusion and time on your own, why not take to a boat for a truly intimate way of enjoying the beautiful Lake District scenery.
“. . .there is scarcely anything finer than the view from a boat in the centre of Crummock-water,” wrote Wordsworth.

And a boat ride on the quiet waters of Coniston Water, where you can hire a romantic rowing boat, or indeed a canoe to truly test your companionship, is a must!

For a memorable place to pop ‘the question’ head to the shores of Ennerdale, in the far Western Lakes, where former US President Bill Clinton famously proposed!. Ennerdale is a peaceful lake away from the crowds, perfect to take an intimate stroll, where you can walk full circuit around the lake and will likely only see a handful of people.

Away from the Lakes, for mountain lovers, skim stones by the river at Skelwith Bridge, in the heart of the Lake District just outside Ambleside; enjoy a well-deserved picnic for two and perhaps a wild swim at the serenely still Blea Tarn, overlooked by the awe-inspiring Langdale Pikes; or grab your walking boots and anoraks and explore the classic Lakeland landscape of Troutbeck valley, following in the footsteps of much-loved Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Friends.

A champagne balloon flight, giving aerial views of the patchwork countryside below, which can be booked from Windermere and are best at day break, offer a truly magical experience; or a British afternoon tea for two in the world famous Sharrow Bay or a pampering Valentine’s spa treatment.  All are sure ways to impress when booking a romantic break away. Even when the weather is not at its best, the Lake District, with its cosy country pubs and open fires, provides the perfect romantic hideaway.  In bustling Lakeland towns, such as Ambleside and Keswick, you can watch the latest films and enjoy stand-out theatre performances and local music events.

If food is the way to your loved ones heart, you’re sure to impress with a romantic break in Cartmel, in the very South Lakes.  Here you’ll be treated with a range of culinary delights from a Michelin star restaurant, L’Enclume, to the 450 year old Cavendish Arms coaching inn, who serve the award-winning Higginson’s meat. Then there’s world-famous ‘Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding’ as well as Cumbria’s latest microbrewery, Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, to add to the culinary mecca that Cartmel has become.

Romantic Cottages in the Lake District

Lakelovers have hand-picked a collection of romantic cottages across the Lake District, with a variety of facilities, styles and locations to suit all budgets.
All embody the unique charm, beauty and allure of the Lakes landscape and are guaranteed to delight.
If it’s romantic lake strolls and intimate boat trips that you’re looking for, then why not choose one of our Lakeside or Windermere cottages where you can take an evening wander straight from your doorstep.
Or, are you planning the ultimate relaxing treat for a loved one?  Then choose from properties with their own hot tub, sauna and access to local leisure facilities; luxurious relaxing space; secluded outdoor eating and chillout area and tranquil location.  Perhaps you could book a bike ride and plan a special spa treatment.
How about splashing out for a loved one with a stay in your very own luxury boat house or stay on a prestigious country estate and stroll arm-in-arm through private grounds and to your own lakeshore.

Surprise a loved one on an impromptu short break, your birthday, your 1st wedding anniversary, your honeymoon or even your wedding.
Whatever you’re looking for from your dream romantic holiday, you’re spoilt for choice with Lakelovers’ perfect Lake District cottages for 2.

Wheatlands Cottage

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary detached Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £355

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Stoney Croft Cottage

Hawkshead
1 Customer reviews

Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter’s former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village….

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £355

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Brantside

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

The elevated setting of this stylish Lakeland cottage provides spectacular views to the magnificent Lake District mountains from almost every room.Nestled in a peaceful conservation…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £375

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The Old Beams

Ambleside
4 Customer reviews

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £340

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Sarahs Cottage

Bowness

This beautifully refurbished, detached 17th century Lakeland cottage resides in the enchanting grounds of a traditional Lake District farm. The setting couldn’t be more romantic,…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £355

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Abbots Reading Cottage

Lakeside
3 Customer reviews

An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £395

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Little Bethel

Ambleside

This romantic, central Lakeland hideaway is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a contemporary yet traditional and convenient treat for…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Babies welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £371

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Weir Cottage

Langdale

Set in the heart of the Lake District’s spectacular Langdale Valley, across the road from the crystal clear water of Langdale Beck, this traditional character…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £355

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Lilies Of The Valley

Windermere

Lilies of the Valley 3, forms part of a lakeside Lakeland stone mill providing a first floor apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, nestling…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £325

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The Cosy Peacock

Troutbeck
6 Customer reviews

The Cosy Peacock is a truly unique luxury cottage, superbly nestled in the heart of classic Lake District scenery, with breathtaking panoramic views. Wind along…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £550

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Glen Rowan

Bowness
2 Customer reviews

Let your romantic side run free in this stunning retreat, gazing out over rolling countryside near the village of Crook, a few miles from the…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £355

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Honeywood House

Grasmere
12 Customer reviews

This eclectic Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a few minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £585

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Dove Tail Barn

Bowness
3 Customer reviews

What a find! This chic and unique couples’ hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome

From £376

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Gingerbread Cottage

Hawkshead
4 Customer reviews

If you’re looking for that dream romantic holiday cottage in the Lake District, you’ll search long and hard to find a more perfect place than…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer
  • Pub nearby

From £299

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Asara Longsyke

Grasmere

This ravishing boutique Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a few minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £592

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Springfield Studio

Grasmere

What a magnificent and romantic Grasmere treat for soaking up the scenery! This beautiful Lakeland property occupies a wonderful setting only a few minutes stroll…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £365

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Townfoot Cottage

Langdale
3 Customer reviews

Townfoot Cottage is designed to provide a perfect holiday at any time of the year. This is a contemporary and sophisticated country cottage, nestling in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £449

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The Loft

Ambleside
3 Customer reviews

This traditional yet contemporary classy central Lakeland treat is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £376

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