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5 Reasons Why You Should Book a Romantic Getaway in the Lake District – The clocks have gone back, and the days are short – But there is still much relaxation and romance to be had, with a winter escape.

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to spend a little more time with each other, as a couple.  Quality time away from the robotic and mundane daily routine, at this moment, may seem like a distant dream.  From the perfectly English countryside streets to the charming villages and landscapes that marvel – the Lakeside Hotel really is quite the passionate hideaway.  With a well-deserved reputation for being beautifully run, you will experience luxury at its finest here.  Delight in the indulgence, together this winter, at one of the most glamorous addresses in the Lake District.

  1. Grand Interiors & Exquisite Estates

The Lakeside brings something different to Cumbria’s luxury market, with a spectacular mix of tradition and modernity, which is seldom seen in a countryside hotel.  Here you will find it unashamedly in droves.  Its grand Victorian history offers authentic country house living, combined with a bold modern decor and sporadically scattered antiques.  Despite its stately facade, there is a pleasant, informal and welcoming air about the place – a unique quality in such a luxurious destination as this.  All the bespoke textiles, drapes and furnishings are professionally hand-picked, and the reason why each room creates such an inviting and relaxing atmosphere.  It is hard to find fault in rooms as well designed and wonderfully affluent as these.  From the cleverly compelling and professional staff to the relaxing embers of the glowing fire in the Oak Room, you will be captivated and comforted all at once.

The spectacular exterior makes way to the brilliance of the gardens and one of the real joys here.  Set at the quietest part of Lake Windermere, they are immaculately designed and maintained by their in-house gardener.  You will experience perfect tranquility by the serene Lakeshore, within lawned terraces, borders, woodland accents and sustainable kitchen gardens.  Said gardens that brim with the inspirational produce of the season, which provides the core of the Lakeside’s culinary creations you will indulge by candlelight.

 

  1. Sumptuous Bedrooms

 

This hotel proudly offers the most lavish array of accommodation, but for the best views at this address, the Exclusive Lodge Suites are hard to beat.  The large glass doors open out to splendid Lakeshore views that will immediately take your breath away.  These showcase suites boast private balconies, accented with English gardens, that meet the criteria you would expect from a secret hideout.  The light-filled lounge areas are adorned with thick sultry fabrics and elegant finishing touches.  Relish in a long soak within the enormous baths, at dusk, after relaxing in the suite’s private saunas. These opulent and secluded suites are just the tonic for romantic evenings and sipping champagne under the stars.

 

 

  1. Gourmet Restaurants

Head Chef Richard Booth and his team have passionately created dishes that will both inspire and invigorate your taste buds.  Cherry pick from his a la carte menu in the Lakeview Grill Restaurant or from the relaxed modern dishes in the John Ruskin’s Brasserie.  Priding in presenting locally sourced and often home-grown produce, you are guaranteed to experience inventive Cumbrian cuisine at its best.

By day make your way to The Terrace for their famous Afternoon Tea, with the picturesque Lakeshore backdrop before you.  When evening arrives find yourself at the Lakeview Grill Restaurant for romance by candlelight and the whimsical notes from the pianist for company.  Here, order the ham hock terrine with pear and saffron puree to start, meet with lamb loin and watercress gnocchi in the middle and perhaps finish with the dark chocolate fondant.  Trust the steward to select the perfect accompaniment, from their wine cellar, for such exemplary dishes as this.

 

  1. Serene In-House Spa

Take time out and find sweet solace at the Aveda Spa, where your wellbeing is paramount and you can feel your cares slowly slipping away.  Indulge in the heated 17m pool and take advantage of the spa menu, that offers a delightful range of facial and body treatments.  These little treats are designed to renew, refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind, for the duration of your stay.  The professional in-house therapists will tailor-make your treatments to suit you and your needs, as well as providing you with helpful advice.  Why not envelope yourselves in a calm environment and experience the joys of deep relaxation and the ‘aroma massage with hot stone therapy’ treatment.  You will benefit from the peace and reflective moments here, which is a rare luxury, and appreciate this quality time with your partner.

 

 

  1. Luscious Lakeland Living

The Lake District is a place where you can either sit and gaze at the pretty landscape, ponder Wordsworth’s words out in the fells or explore and find exciting escapades by water.  Therefore, be as lazy or as active as you like in this Cumbrian part of the world.  Whether you take a walk in Beatrix Potter’s footsteps at Hill Top, find unique gifts in Ambleside’s village or dabble in some water sports – you will fall in love with the romance of this place.  For a spot of adventure on the doorstep, take the rowing boat from the private jetty and admire the wonders of Lake Windermere, with a bottle of champagne and a heart full of imagination.

You could be in the throes of new love, popping the big question or celebrated the forever love of a couple, this hotel is the perfect location.  Dwelling in a district where famous poets of the past have written words of such love and beauty, the Lakeside Hotel is rather a romantic’s dream.

 

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