Valentines day is just around the corner so we thought we would tell you about our top 10 romantic Lake District cottages.  Therefore we have selected these romantic Lake District cottages as we feel they have that little bit extra to make a romantic break in the Lake District memorable.  Especially when you are snuggled up with your loved one.


These romantic Lake District cottages are not only perfect for a Valentine break away but for any special occasion including wedding anniversaries, honeymoons, birthday celebrations or simply just because…   Because you want to spend time alone with the love of your life.

Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Ullswater.

As the name suggests this former boathouse is now one of our most popular luxury romantic Lake District cottages.  The boathouse is one of the most photographed buildings in England and instantly recognisable by most people.  Where else can you watch the sunset over the Ullswater fells from your own private balcony overlooking the Lake.  Snuggle up with your loved one, watch the sun rise in the morning from your bed.  Our boathouse is the perfect luxury romantic retreat for any special occasion or because you want to show that special someone just how much you appreciate them.

romantic Lake District cottage, Duke of Portland boathouse

Clairgarth, Stair, Newlands Valley.

Stair is a small hamlet of cottages nestled in the Newlands Valley.  With stunning Lake District scenery for you and your loved one to explore.  The winding country lanes are perfect for walking hand in hand or if you are feeling more energetic by bike.  A sumptuous roll top bath can be found in the bedroom enticing you to a relaxing bath filled with bubbles.

romantic Lake District breaks, Clairgarth

Kirkstone Cottage, Ambleside.

Being one of the oldest buildings in Ambleside this charming cottage is within a short walk of the town centre with pubs, restaurants and shops.  The bedroom, with beams, overlooks the ‘Little House on the Bridge’ and has a deep and comfy king size bed.  The large bathroom has a roll top bath for that added relaxation.

Kirkstone Cottage, romantic lake district getaway

Blacksmiths Cottage, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater.

Cosy, character and charm is the best way to describe this romantic cottage for 2 people.  Turn the lights down low, snuggle up and enjoy a glass of something fizzy whilst watching the flames of the wood burning stove dance.  Lake Ullswater is said to be the most romantic lake within the Lake District and it is only a short walk from the cottage where summer picnics can be enjoyed on the lake shore.

romantic Lake District cottages, Blacksmiths Cottage

Swallows Cottage, Dalston.

Located 5 miles west of the historic city of Carlisle and only a few minutes drive to the Caldbeck Fells for romantic walks.  That is if you choose to leave behind the king size bed and double Jacuzzi bath set under twinkling star lights.  Described as the perfect love nest, the suite style barn conversion is perfect for couples looking to enjoy quality time together.  Set in an area of peace and tranquillity.

Swallows Cottage, Lake District romantic love nest

The Heronry, Longtown.

This stunning barn conversion is located on the banks of the beck in the hamlet of Netherby close to the Scottish Borders.  The luxuriously appointed, modern, yet romantic cottage has a welcoming ambience.  The owners delight in helping you celebrate your special occasion with a surprise gift.  Admire the views over the beck through the picture window from your king size bed after relaxing in the double Jacuzzi bath.  But for the ultimate romance enjoy a bottle of champagne together in your own private hot tub.

The Heronry, romantic Lake District cottage

Ullswater View, Ullswater.

With the most picturesque view from the window seat in the lounge.  Overlooking Lake Ullswater this apartment is perfect for a couple looking to spend quality time together.  The peaceful location with romantic walks around the lake makes this a romantic hideaway you will long to return to.

Ullswater View, romantic Lake District break

Stanley Ghyll, Eskdale.

This 500 year old barn conversion has exposed stone walls and beams.  A large comfy king size bed and luxurious bathroom.  Eskdale is in the quieter western Lake District with walks from the door.  A short drive will take you to the sandy beaches of the Solway Coast where you can watch the sun set over a shimmering sea.

romantic Lake District cottages, Stanley Ghyll

Beck Steps 1, Grasmere.

Conveniently located opposite the village green in the Lake Districts most popular village of Grasmere.  Beck Steps has a cosy wood burning stove ideal for cuddling up in front of, or on a lazy summers day relax with a glass of wine on the patio.  Retire to your welcoming bedroom with king size bed.

Beck Steps, romantic Lake District cottage

Marina Apartment, Carnforth.

Not a true Lake District cottage being just over the border in Lancashire, but still worth a mention.  This luxurious 1 bedroom apartment has a picture window in the lounge and a balcony overlooking the marina.  You can watch the narrow boats coming and going.  A short 30 minute drive will bring you to the Lake District.

Marina Apartment, romantic Lake Disrict break

More romantic Lake District Cottages

Our website has details of all of the cottages we feel are perfect for a romantic break. We have a number of romantic Lake District cottages with hot tubs, also some of our cottages are dog friendly.  The search facilities on our website allow you to narrow down your search to enable you to find your perfect romantic break at any time of year.  Alternatively our friendly reservation staff will be happy to discuss your requirements and recommend the perfect romantic Lake District cottage.  Call them on 017687 74060.

See all our cottages suitable for a romantic break here.