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It’s a land of poetry, dramatic fells, and shimmering waters – no wonder the Lake District is such a perfect destination for a romantic break for two.

We’ve pulled together 5 romantic Lake District cottages we think you’ll be totally smitten with.


The Old Laundry, Ambleside

This fantastic property is just 200 yards from the River Brathay and Lake Windermere, in the quiet hamlet of Clappersgate just outside Ambleside. The Old Laundry is an outstanding, ground floor, semi-detached courtyard cottage in the desirable hamlet of Clappersgate, just one mile from Ambleside in the heart of the Lakes. An absolutely charming retreat.

Spacious and elegantly furnished, it boasts a wonderful inglenook fireplace made of local slate and underfloor heating in its en-suite wet room.

Toast your romantic getaway on the garden beside the riverbank or journey up the path behind the cottage to the magnificent Loughrigg Fell. From here, you’re rewarded with views over Ambleside to Wansfell, Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere, and the vibrancy of the night sky from atop the fell is truly something to experience. What better way to spend a magical night then stargazing with the one you love?


Wordsworth, Appleby Castle

If you fancy feeling like royalty, Wordsworth is a jewel in the crown of romantic cottages. This unique and historic property is set within the grounds of beautiful Appleby Castle at the Edge of the Lake District in the Royal Borough of Westmorland.

One of England’s only remaining Norman castle keeps, it’s a setting straight out of a fairy tale. Cross the lawns, open your characterful, studded door and enter into your light-filled cottage to begin your romantic story. With feature beams, a woodburning stove and access to a pretty lawn overlooking the castle moat, this tastefully decorated property is a king’s delight.

Both the Lake District National Park and the impressive Pennines are only a short distance away and simply have to be explored. For activities closer to home, guests can enjoy access to squash courts, as well as a luxurious heated pool.

And they holidayed happily ever after.


Moss Cottage, Windermere

This wonderful Edwardian townhouse in the picturesque, lakeside town of Windermere is a fabulous choice for a couple’s break. With the famous lake just a short walk away, you couldn’t be better placed for exploring this stunning region together.

Once you’ve had your fill of outdoor adventures, you can retire to the fresh and inviting comfort of Moss Cottage. Curl up in the cosy glow of not one but two wood burners in its stylish interior, or enjoy a romantic alfresco meal for two on the garden patio as the birds sing in the woodland area beyond. It moss be love.


Ash Lodge, Ulverston

This luxurious, little lodge is found in a secluded, rural location in the beautiful Cumbria countryside. Stylishly decorated and totally self-contained, it’s the perfect escape for some much-needed alone time and the hot-tub is just the place for relaxing with a glass of bubbly in hand whilst you admire the view.

Set within a beautiful hamlet outside the ancient town of Ulverston, Ash Lodge is in a prime location for exploring the Lake District National Park and the rugged splendour of the Cumbrian coastline.

This one’s a real gem, for a loved-up, romantic break.


Gamekeeper’s Lodge, Milnthorpe

Immaculately fresh and delightfully homely, romance fills the air in this cottage near Milnthorpe on the borders of the Lake District.

Gamekeeper’s Lodge is luxuriously furnished and full of real character. Original exposed beams and a cosy wood burning stove are just some of the welcoming features guests will love.

This romantic cottage backs onto leafy woodlands to the rear and offers up a beautiful garden and patio area with spectacular views right across the countryside.  Surrounded by natural beauty, Arnside-Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a few minutes away and famous Lake Windermere is at merely a short drive’s distance.

A superb choice for a romantic trip in this gorgeous part of the world.


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