Romantic cottages in Windermere have increased in popularity during the past three years and now more UK holidaymakers than ever choose self-catering accommodation in the Lakes.
The beauty of self-catering cottages is that they allow guests the flexibility and privacy not always found in a hotel. Many romantic cottages in Windermere are now furnished with luxury facilities, including hot tubs, whirlpool baths, large LCD TV’s and super king-sized beds to encourage more people to celebrate special occasions in the Lakes.
Cottage accommodation in Windermere was once quite basic and self-catering was seen as the cheaper option to hotel stays. Nowadays, cottage bookings are booming and private owners are seeing the need to improve facilities to keep up with local competition.
Whether you are looking to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday or a honeymoon, choose a luxury cottage ‘far from the madding crowd’ where you can both enjoy a leisurely break surrounded by stunning scenery.
The Lake District is often described as ‘the most beautiful corner of England’ with Lake Windermere the jewel in the crown. A weekend break in the Lakes promises to be relaxing and private. Home to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England’s largest National Park and the serene beauty of Windermere, the largest lake, couples looking for a cosy, romantic retreat will not be disappointed.
The beauty of being close to Windermere is that you will be close enough to the attractions, including boat trips, shops, country inns, restaurants and museums, while being far enough away to enjoy tranquillity and privacy.
If you plan to explore the Lakes or arrive by train there is nothing more romantic than taking a trip through the Yorkshire Dales between Settle and Carlisle. This incredible journey will take you over the Ribblehead Viaduct, and take you through the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. This is the perfect way to see the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales countryside. The train takes you along the side of Dentdale, through the magnificent hills of the Eden Valley and ends in the historic city of Carlisle.
Windermere is undoubtedly the most romantic lake in the region, and you can either hire a rowing boat or take a trip across the lake on a steamer from Lakeside, Bowness Bay or Ambleside. If you buy a full day ticket, you can hop on and off the boat at places of interest along the route, or combine a boat ride with a walking tour of the shores of Windermere. There are also plenty of places to stop off for a picnic if you want to make a day of it.
Blessed with incredible scenery and a vast choice of walking routes, Windermere is one of the most beautiful places in the UK to stretch your legs. Levels of difficulty range from easy to difficult, and whether you fancy a gentle stroll around the lake, or a more challenging hill walk, you will find plenty of choice around Windermere.
Luxury romantic cottages in Windermere provide stunning accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.