With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, where better to spend the most romantic time of the year than the Lake District? In this guide, we highlight some of the best places to stay.
The Lake District is regarded by many as the most beautiful area of England. With its rolling hills, incredible history, picturesque countryside and idyllic locations, it’s hard to think of somewhere better suited to spend Valentine’s Day.
The only difficulty in choosing the best place to stay is the vast choice facing you – there are 1000s of inns and hotels in the area. You could, of course, spend hours trawling the internet. Imagining you having to do this seems a little unfair.
We’ve made it simpler for you by picking six great places that will ensure your special day will be memorable.
Luxury Loving at The Samling
Love birds can nest at The Samling this Valentine’s Day to experience a romantic getaway with both luxury and lustful touches.
With 12 individually designed suites that have some of the most beautiful Lake District views, The Samling gives Valentine’s Day guests the chance to cosy on down in its wool and cashmere blend beds with sumptuous cushions and contemporary interiors.
For a bit of extra ‘steaminess, ‘ loved-up pairs can slide into The Samling’s spectacular hot tub and enjoy a glass or two of Champagne while looking out onto Lake Windermere – one of the favourites of perhaps the most famous of Romantics, William Wordsworth.
An intimate meal for two is The Samling’s speciality, with seasonal menus created by Executive Head Chef Robby Jenks. Guests can enjoy some of Cumbria’s most sought-after produce (aphrodisiac ingredients included) and an exceptional wine list to match before heading back upstairs.
B&B prices start from £280 per night. To find out more, please visit www.thesamlinghotel.co.uk or phone 015394 31922.
The Sexy Suites at Brimstone Hotel & Spa
Brimstone Hotel & Spa is the perfect Valentine’s getaway for those who love sexy surroundings. Set in the Langdale Valley within the Lake District National Park, each of the 16 sultry suites has private terraces, ‘surprise’ bathing experiences and mood lighting control pads complete with a ‘Sexy’ setting.
With access to Brimstone Spa, The Bubble – a private spa just for two – is set for couples to enjoy pure relaxation and repose, including 90 minutes of tailored treatments, a double-feature shower and a huge spa bath.
Rooms at Brimstone cost from £350 per night including Reading Room treats, Brimstone Spa access, outdoor kit hire and breakfast in bed. The Bubble costs £275 and includes three hours of exclusive use and 90 minutes of treatment time per person. To find out more, visit www.brimstonehotel.co.uk
Valentines with a view at The Yan
Valentine’s lovers will wake up at The Yan with breathtaking views of the Central Fells from the skylights in the cosy bedrooms.
A true bolthole for loving duos, The Yan is perfect for a tranquil break full of hearty food, the beautiful Lake District outdoors and genuine Cumbrian hospitality.
Just outside Grasmere, The Yan is the perfect place for couples to base themselves if they fancy trying out some of the Lake District’s most romantic walks, such as Alcock Tarn, Easedale Tarn, Rydal Water and Elterwater.
Prices at The Yan start at £100 rate per night (breakfast not included). For more information, please visit www.theyan.co.uk.
‘Galentines Day Package’ at Beech House Holidays
Beech House Holidays, in the heart of Cumbria, has partnered with luxury sleepwear brand Look & Cover to create the ultimate ‘Galentines Day’ package, ideally suited to those single ladies who fancy a pamper!
The beautifully converted 18th Century barn provides beautiful accommodation for up to eight people and includes 100% pure cotton, personalised pyjamas for each guest – making for an enviable picture-perfect gathering.
The exclusive pyjamas are available in a range of colours and can be monogrammed with initials or dates, making them the perfect take-home souvenir.
The deluxe self-catered accommodation in the pretty village of Stockdalewath is tucked away in 20 acres of secluded private Cumbrian countryside. With exceptionally stylish interior design, lavish fabrics and fittings, huge bathtubs, and four sumptuous double en-suite bedrooms, Beech House Holidays provides all the essential ingredients for the perfect ‘Galentines’ with the girls.
Prices start from £1,300 for an exclusive-use two-night stay for up to eight people, including eight sets of personalised Look & Cover pyjamas.
For further information, visit www.beechhouseholiday.co.uk or www.lookandcover.co.uk.
Cosy comforts at The Hare & Hounds
A chocolate box village pub in the stunning Lyth Valley, The Hare & Hounds, is the ideal bolthole for couples to cosy up.
With a self-contained barn annexe, this home-from-home features comforting open-plan living, a plush ensuite bedroom and original oak ceiling beams.
Couples can choose to see as much or as little of the outside world as they want to, with self-catering facilities plus handy access to the pub – pub meals can even be delivered to the door for the ultimate couples night in!
The pub prides itself on being a proper village pub where wellies and waterproofs are welcomed and provides the perfect setting for a laid-back Valentine’s celebration, with hearty food and a buzzing atmosphere. Prices start at £130 per night, which includes bed and breakfast.
For more information, visit www.hareandhoundslevens.co.uk.
The new luxury cabins at Storrs Hall on the shore of Lake Windermere
If you want to (literally) push the boat out this Valentine’s Day and make it a day never to be forgotten, why not spend it in one of the new luxury cabins at Storrs Hall on the shore of Lake Windermere?
The cabins are separate from the main hotel, located in a picturesque area of woodland. They have been specifically designed to let the gorgeous surroundings take centre stage.
Inside, the cabins have been thoughtfully decorated with hardwood floors and neutral fabrics, creating a cosy atmosphere.
There is also a huge super-king-sized bed, and the cabins even have a Japanese bathing tub, a perfect place to enjoy the day while watching the sunset over Lake Windermere.
Storrs Hall is currently offering overnight stays from £350 per night. Price is based on 2 people sharing a room with breakfast included, subject to availability.
For more information, www.storrshall.com or call 01539 447111.
More places to stay on Valentine’s Day in the Lake District
If we haven’t found the ideal romantic location to spend Valentine’s Day in the Lake District in the above guide, visit the official Cumbia Tourism website GoLakes for information about other great places to stay, along with information on special offers available from the hotels listed in this guide.