The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Trace the steps of Poet Laureate Wordsworth and fellow Romantic Poets with a stay in a romantic cottage in the Lake District, located in one of our most breathtakingly beautiful national parks.
These dreamy boltholes come in a variety of styles, some small and snug and full of atmosphere - look out for open fires and four-poster beds. Others are chic and contemporary, perhaps with open-plan living areas. And for the ultimate, starry-eyed treat, take a look at our cottages with a hot tub.
Glide across the waters of Lake Coniston in sumptuous style aboard a Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola. Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Stroll hand-in-hand around the historic topiary gardens of Levens Hall. Sip Champagne and float across the glittering lakes and majestic peaks by hot-air balloon. Propose to your loved one atop England's highest mountain. And if your stay in your romantic Lakeland cottage happens to fall in April, make note that it was back in April 1802 when Wordsworth first glimpsed those 'ten thousand daffodils dancing in the breeze' - if you make your way down to Gowbarrow Park on the northern shores of Ullswater, with a little luck you'll find them too. What a wonderfully romantic thing to do!
Of course, you may be just as happy roaming the countryside in sturdy boots, map in hand, loved one at your side. That's possible too.
Below we list our favourite romantic holiday homes in The Lakes - for our full range, take a look at our Lake District Holiday Cottages.
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Hillrise Barn | Flookburgh near Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely barn conversion in heart of Flookburgh village. Character features, romantic retreat, pet-friendly. Within walking distance to shop and pub. Cartmel 2 miles.
Randel | Bassenthwaite | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy romantic studio cottage near Bassenthwaite. Open plan pet-friendly accommodation with shared games room and grounds. Bassenthwaite 1 mile.
Wren's Nest | Thornthwaite near Keswick | Cumbria & The Lake District
Welcoming Lake District cottage on outskirts of Thornthwaite village. Romantic retreat. Superb views. Keswick 4 miles.
Howard's Barn | Arkholme near Kirkby Lonsdale | Cumbria & The Lake District
A delightful stone-built cottage, one mile from village of Arkholme. Romantic retreat, one double bedroom with en-suite. Walks and cycle routes from the door. Kirkby Lonsdale 5 miles.
Gamekeeper's Cottage | Hale near Milnthorpe | Cumbria & The Lake District
Romantic cottage in small hamlet near Milnthorpe. Woodburner, dressing room, king-size bed, patio. Close coast, walking, National Park and more. Milnthorpe 2.5 miles.
The Bull Hull | Hutton Roof near Kirkby Lonsdale | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable, ground floor cottage located between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. Private patio, use of owners’ shared gardens. Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles.
The Cobbles | Winskill near Penrith | Cumbria & The Lake District
A cosy single-storey detached cottage in small village of Winskill near Penrith. Character accommodation, romantic retreat. En-suite bedroom. Close to walking and cycling routes. Penrith 7 miles.
The Granary | Reagill near Maulds Meaburn | Cumbria & The Lake District
A delightful former granary store in a lovely Cumbrian hamlet. One double bedroom with roll-top bath. Second floor sitting area with stunning views. Appleby-in-Westmorland 8 miles.
Pip's Hideaway | Selside near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
A superb cottage, on a working farm, near the hamlet of Selside, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Romantic retreat. Character features. Countryside views. Kendal 5 miles.