The famous Romantic Poets of the 19th Century, including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey were inspired to write many of their most famous poems while living in the Lake District.
Today thousands of visitors follow in their footsteps and explore the fells around Ullswater where Wordsworth first spotted his ´host of Golden Daffodils´ while out walking with his sister, Dorothy.
Romantic weekends and midweek breaks, plus weddings and honeymoons in Windermere are popular with couples throughout the year, and Rose Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you have romance in mind.
Boasting state-of-the art facilities plus an outdoor hot tub, a whirlpool bath for 2 and luxury bathroom and bedroom, Rose Cottage is probably the most romantic place to stay in Windermere.
An open plan lounge and kitchen offer luxury and comfort and a log burning stove provides warmth in the winter months.
Anyone planning to stay in Windermere for a romantic weekend can take advantage of some incredible attractions and local walks close to Windermere and Bowness. Enjoy boat rides across the famous lake, available with a Lake District National Park Guide throughout summer, or dine out in Bowness where there are a wide choice of excellent restaurants, bistros and country pubs. Boat trips also operate in the evenings during summer.
You can even hire a rowing boat or a canoe if you are feeling adventurous!
Orrest Head, above Windermere is considered by many to be the best viewpoint over Lake Windermere. At 784 feet, some excellent views over the surrounding area can be had from its summit. On a clear day, the fell offers a 360° panorama, from the Yorkshire fells to the Langdales and Troutbeck Valley. Even Morecambe Bay is clearly visible. The well known author and walker Alfred Wainwright´s first climb was Orrest Head, he walked to the summit of the fell in 1930, and felt greatly inspired by the view from Orrest Head. It remains today just as Wainwright would have seen it. A plaque to his memory stands at the summit.
If you are lucky enough to visit Windermere when the sun is shining (it does sometimes, honest!), take a picnic down to the lake shore and enjoy the stunning landscapes around Windermere. There is nothing better than spending a day out on the water followed by a luxurious night or two at Rose Cottage.
Luxury romantic cottages in Windermere provide stunning accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.