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 have 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 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
Valentines 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 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.
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