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What could be more romantic than the wild, windswept beauty of the Lakes? As generations of poets, artists, and writers will attest, the Lake District’s natural beauty is the perfect landscape in which to fall in love! Whether you’re strolling hand in hand around Windermere, relaxing in the sauna together, climbing one of the district’s many famous peaks, or enjoying a delicious candlelit meal – it’s safe to say that the Lakes are ideal for a romantic getaway.
Wheelwrights have a number of romantic cottages, situated in picturesque locations like Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Elterwater, Coniston and more. Read on to discover the types of romantic breaks you can book in the Lakes, and all the wonderful things you can get up to with your other half whilst you are there.
Browse our idyllic selection of romantic holiday cottages in The Lakes below:
Fancy a winter getaway? Wheelwrights have selected cottages available for Lake District romantic winter breaks this year. Snuggle up by the fire, go for long walks in the scenic fells, and in the evening, sample hearty Cumbrian cuisine together, before coming back to the warmth of your romantic holiday cottage.
What better time of the year to enjoy a romantic getaway than Valentine’s Day? Escape from it all to one of our cosy, romantic cottages in the Lake District, available to book for a Valentine’s getaway in 2023 or 2024. We have plenty of properties that are ideal for couples to hole up in, to enjoy each other’s company amidst the beauty of the Lakes.
Got a few unexpected free days to whisk your loved one away on a romantic break? We have lovely cottages available for last-minute romantic breaks in the Lake District, perfect for two. If you don’t want to leave the other love of your life behind on your romantic couples’ getaway, no problem. We have plenty of pet-friendly cottages that are available for romantic breaks, so that your furry friend can enjoy long walks in the Lakes with you and your partner.
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If you only have few days to get away with your beloved are available for short breaks to The Lake District. Another option if you’re wanting a few luxury days away is the Eltermere Inn in the charming village of Elterwater, a beautiful furnished, welcoming country hotel that is the perfect place to whisk your loved one away. What’s more, they are offering a special deal for Valentine’s Day 2023!
A romantic getaway with Wheelwrights is extra special, as our dedicated staff go out of their way to provide you with romantic finishing touches, like snacks and drinks for two, seasonal decorations, and luxurious towels and bed linen. All this means that you and your loved one can relax in your romantic cottage without having to worry about a thing.
Ambleside is bustling all year round with holiday makers enjoying the pleasures of the Lakes, but it hasn’t lost its idyllic countryside charm – making it an ideal location to visit on romantic breaks. Take a scenic ferry ride across Lake Windermere, stroll hand in hand through the tranquil Stagshaw Garden, and then share a slice of something sweet at the Apple Pie Café.
Cobbled streets and traditional stone cottages are always going to be romantic, and the charming village of Hawkshead is no exception. You can easily visit the fairy tale Hilltop House, Beatrix Potter’s home where she dreamt up most of her tales, as it’s only a short drive from Hawkshead. Pick up some treats to share at home from The Hawkshead Chocolate Company, then bag an intimate table for two at the Drunken Duck to have a drink.
Visit Gramsere to immerse yourselves in Wordsworth’s romantic poetry as you visit Dove Cottage, home of legendary poet who wrote about love, and the power of nature in the Lake District. When you’ve finished feeling inspired, you can order tea for two, and hire boats to row across the gentle waters of Grasmere at Faeryland.
Why not hire a private motorboat for two, and sail to a secluded cove to enjoy a romantic picnic, whilst gazing up at the glorious peaks surrounding you. Or if you and your partner want to get active, you can hire canoes, kayaks, or paddle boards from Graythwaite Adventure for a romantic adventure on the lake!
From fine dining and Michelin restaurants serving only the best local ingredients, to cosy country gastropubs famous for their hearty classics – you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can expect to stumble across plenty of eateries to have a delicious dinner for two on your Lake District romantic getaway.
Want to gaze down at the most romantic landscape in the world, hand in hand with your loved one, rising above the clouds? A hot air balloon ride is one of the best, and most romantic ways to see the Lake District Areas of Outstanding National Beauty. Plus, it’s a great way to make memories you’ll never forget with your loved one on your romantic break.
The remote fells, and quiet valleys of the Lake District, make it among the best places to see the stars in the country, due to its dark skies. A perfect activity to do with your partner whilst on your romantic getaway, you can gaze up at the constellations, and even spot the milky way together. All this from the comfort of your romantic cottage.
The Lake District is home to many world class spas that offer couples treatments such as massages and facials. Plus, you can take a dip in the pools and unwind in the sauna together. It’s a great way to relax on holidays for two, not to mention it’s an ideal activity to do on those rainy days when on holiday in the Lakes.
Has this inspired you to book a romantic break in the Lake District? For more information about any of our romantic holiday properties, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert regional advisors, on 01539437635, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.