Romantic Cottages

Romantic Cottages Lake District

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 4×4 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. We also have a range of luxury cottages available to choose from.

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 for 2.

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Buttonhole Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner

Every corner of this romantic cottage is as pretty as a picture; delicately refurbished with leather furnishings and French-style painted furniture, but retaining the irreplaceable charm of old exposed beams and traditional feature fireplace. Buttonhole Cottage is a perfect retreat for couples; cosy up by the woodburning stove after an exhilarating day on the fells, dine-in in style or by candle light in the delightful patio area.

From £375 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This eclectic and romantic Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds  in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

From £350 Per Week

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Raglan Cottage

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Infants welcome

At the heart of picturesque Bowness, Raglan Cottage displays central self-catering at its best. A stone's throw from a rich variety of restaurants and shops, and from the shores of Lake Windermere, this beautifully refurbished contemporary cottage is an ideal base for families, friends or couples. The traditional interior has been beautifully refurbished, blending traditional charm with contemporary sheen.

From £365 Per Week

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The Old Beams

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car

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 any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation of this beautiful apartment and and those superb views.

From £340 Per Week

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Above Town

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Located in its elevated position, Above Town benefits from its convenient situation in Ambleside Village and also the views to Loughrigg Fell. This traditional Victorian Lakeland Slate terrace house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

From £385 Per Week

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Honeywood House

Grasmere

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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 centre- what a breathtaking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

From £595 Per Week

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on Waterfoot Park, M.Y. Lady of the Lake takes it names from the oldest of the Ullswater Steamers fleet, built in 1877 and originally a steam vessel, her namesake cottage offers a luxurious retreat whatever the season. The outstanding feature of this cottage is the large feature windows which allow both the light to flood and offer spectacular views across the grounds to the woodland beyond. There is an external door to the side of the windows leading to the patio. In the evening as the curtains are drawn the beautiful feature fireplace becomes the cosy focal point of the room.

From £395 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £473

Brantside

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This beautifully appointed Gold Award winning property sits in a gently elevated position in the historic conservation area of Ambleside and provides spectacular views to the magnificent Lake District mountains from almost every room. Every creature comfort is provided with lots of thoughtful touches above and beyond the expected.

From £375 Per Week

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Townfoot Cottage

Langdale

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

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 a 'picture postcard' setting in the heart of the Langdale valley, within the pretty hamlet of Elterwater.  Directly from the door you can enjoy some of the most beautiful and inspiring walks in the Lake District, with the added bonus of returning at the end of each day to the charming surroundings of Townfoot Cottage.

From £479 Per Week

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Ambleside Heights

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Ambleside Village and situated in an elevated position, Ambleside Heights is a well-appointed first floor apartment that offers fantastic views across Ambleside and south Lakeland. From the balcony, the lounge or the dining table the ever changing view is superb, from Grasmere and Fairfield to the north, the Coniston falls to the south and the Langdales and Loughrigg to the west.

From £385 Per Week

Special Offer 4 nights reduced from £302 to £272

Wheatlands Cottage

Windermere

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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 District retreat. This pretty Lakeland slate cottage is only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Windermere village and short walk to the shores of the lake.

From £355 Per Week

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The Bowery

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village, with a wealth of exhilarating walks and lake shore attractions to explore close by. The breathtaking panoramic views from The Bowery have to be seen to be fully appreciated, creating a stunning Lakeland backdrop for the luxurious interior.

From £366 Per Week

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Hayloft

Windermere

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

This captivating contemporary Lakeland treat is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Windermere village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland barn style externally, but step inside and you'll fall in love with this light and airy converted barn loft.

From £385 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Lake District cottage enjoys a tranquil setting with magnificent views in every direction especially from the lounge with gable wall of glass. Elegant living space for your sociable gathering, Highbeck Cottage stands alongside Highbeck within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

From £369 Per Week

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Old Oak Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This enchanting Grade II listed cottage is one of the very oldest in Ambleside, dating back to the 1580s. It's tucked away in a peaceful historic corner of Ambleside village, with front and rear views to the surrounding fells. Despite a stylish and luxurious refurbishment, the original features shine; flagged slate with underfloor heating, old oak floors and beamed ceilings, traditional open fire and a magnificent curved oak staircase.

From £345 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

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 from the absolute heart of the village centre overlooking the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver How, Steel Fell and Helm Crag - with its distinctive summit rocks providing the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', making it one of the most recognised mountains in the Lake District.

From £365 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £850 to £765
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

A traditional 18th century Lakeland farmhouse, recently refurbished to offer the combination of its own enticing charms and all the advantages of its location. Today Rose Cottage is a Lakeland cottage full of character. Yes it has the low ceilings, flagstone floors and vernacular dark oak furniture that would have been familiar to Wordsworth and the Romantic poets.

From £495 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £435 to £370

The Old Chapel

Bowness

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This intriguing rural character property is a former Lakeland chapel; a stunning blend of olde worlde character and 21st century chic. Only a 10 minute drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere, The Old Chapel enjoys a blissful countryside setting; only a stroll from an excellent country pub yet in complete seclusion at the foot of a gated road.

From £355 Per Week

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Honister Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate - a small village within easy reach of both Ambleside and Hawkshead. Although modern and stylish in presentation, Honister Cottage retains the charms of Lakeland with traditional stone exterior details and cosy stove within. You'll find comfortable space for 2 or 3 people. 

From £335 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £535 to £483
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

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 sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.

From £395 Per Week

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Romantic Cottages

Romantic Cottages Lake District

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 4×4 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. We also have a range of luxury cottages available to choose from.

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 for 2.