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Romantic places to stay in the Lakes

Volunteers sitting on a bench with Cat Bells in the background at Borrowdale and Derwentwater in Cumbria
Winter in the Lake District, Cumbria | © National Trust Images / John Millar

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 two locations where you can enjoy the sort of romantic break that appeals - the west shore of Windermere and Tarn Hows, near Coniston.

The exterior of Rose Castle Cottage, Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria

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 tranquillity, and an endless choice of beautiful walks, it's also within easy reach of Coniston and Ambleside.

The dining room at Trees, nr Ambleside, Lake District

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.

View of Buttermere and Crummock Water, Lake District, Cumbria

Find your perfect holiday cottage in the Lake District

Inspired to book or would like to find out more? Take a look at our full collection of holiday cottages in the Lake District.