Windermere – the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion

If you are planning a wedding, an anniversary celebration or a birthday treat, Windermere in England’s stunning Lake District is the perfect place to stay.

Romantic Windermere cottages surrounded by beautiful scenery and of course England’s largest lake, make this part of Cumbria a haven for couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Lake District.

Many older cottages in Windermere have been renovated and offer luxury facilities, including hot tubs, whirlpool baths for two, mood lighting and even spa bathrooms. All a far cry from the cottages of old which once provided basic accommodation for farm workers.

There is so much to see and do in Windermere that if you manage to drag yourself out of your luxury cottage in the Lake District, you can choose from a range of attractions and activities. Windermere Lake Cruises offers trips across the famous lake where you can stop off at points of interest and immerse yourself in the history of Windermere.

Windermere pubs also offer fine local ales, delicious Cumbrian food and open fires in the winter. Imagine a long walk on the fells followed by dinner in a local pub and a long, hot soak in your very own hot tub on return to your cottage.

If you are planning a romantic stay, choose a luxury Windermere cottage with perfect facilities for a couple – many properties now offer large bedrooms and stunning bathrooms with open plan lounges and kitchens and log burning stoves.

Attractions worth seeing in Windermere include Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, Bowness Bay and the Lakes Aquarium. Choose from a range of dining options from cosy cafes to Michelin starred restaurants.

Windermere is also a great place to base yourself if you are planning to explore the lakes. Good transport links and a wide choice of excursions are available from Windermere to all major towns and villages in the Lakes.

Self-catering luxury cottages in Windermere are more popular than ever and provide perfect accommodation for couples looking for an ideal place to celebrate a special occasion.

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House is one of the major attractions near Windermere. Visitors can enjoy stunning views over the lake from the gardens, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere in the house itself, which was built between 1898 and 1900, and designed by M H Baillie Scott. Blackwell was originally built as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt, owner of the Manchester Brewery. Original features ensure Blackwell retains much of its original charm. Several rooms are used as galleries, and the gardens offer a picturesque terrace bordered by flowers where visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and take in the incredible views.

Whatever time of year you decide to celebrate in Windermere, you will find a wide choice of romantic Windermere cottages to choose from.