Romantic places to stay in the Lakes

Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria

Don't wait for Valentine's Day, head off for a romantic break in the Lake District at any time of year.

Rekindle the romance with a visit to the wild, rugged landscape of the Lakes.

Breathtaking scenery, sparkling blue lakes, a snug cottage with a roaring log fire, award winning restaurants and cosy tea rooms all go together to make it the idea destination for romance.

Where to stay

We've picked out three locations where you can enjoy the sort of romantic break that appeals - Acorn Bank in the Eden Valley, the west shore of Windermere and Tarn Hows, near Coniston.

Bank wood holiday cottage bedroom at Acorn Bank

Bank Wood, Acorn Bank 

This lovely apartment is located in the grade I listed Acorn House on the sweeping parkland estate of Acorn Bank. With easy access to the Lakes, Eden Valley and the Pennines, the location provides plenty of options for walks, sightseeing and dramatic landscapes.

Rose Castle Cottage

Rose Castle Cottage, Tarn Hows 

This simple, yet delightful 19th century cottage sits in one of the most idyllic locations in the Lake District above Tarn Hows. Surrounded by peace and tranquility, and an endless choice of beautiful walks, it's also within easy reach of Coniston and Ambleside.

Trees

Trees, Windermere west shore 

In an elevated position, this log and stone cottage gives a sense of being close to nature, especially from the terrace overlooking the wood where you'll sometimes catch a glimpse of deer and other wildlife.