Romantic Cottages for Valentine’s Day 2020


It’s that time of year where love is in the air and you might be thinking of treating yourself and your other half to a romantic break away! And where could be better than the beautiful Lake District with its stunning scenery of glistening lakes, soaring mountains, and tumbling rivers?

Here is a selection of some of our romantic cottages for two that are available over Valentine’s weekend. Or see our other cottages for two available for all dates.


Living room at Athena in KeswickIf you enjoy your romantic weekends mixed with bustling town life, than Athena in Keswick could be just the place for you! This bright and airy ground floor apartment is in a quiet street just a short stroll from the centre of the popular Lake District market town. The property’s blend of elegance and comfort make it ideal if you love a stylish self-catered getaway. Keswick has plenty to offer for couples – why not enjoy a meal out at one of the quality restaurants in the town and then head to the Theatre by the Lake for a show (discounts available to guests with Sally’s Cottages). Or you could hop onto a Keswick Launch to the Lodore Falls and enjoy an indulgent spa day! Find out more.

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Valentine’s weekend break: £250

The Granary at Low Howgill

The Granary at Low Howgill in the Eden ValleyHistorical romance is on the cards at The Granary at Low Howgill! Once part of Howgill Castle, a fortified manor house dating back to the 13th century, this holiday cottage now sits on a working farm in Milburn in the Eden Valley. The picturesque cobbled courtyard is surrounded by beautiful countryside that boasts riverside walks, peaceful woodland, and hidden wildlife. Step out of your door into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for walks galore. Or why not hop in the car and take a day trip to Ullswater, with its lake cruises and hidden waterfalls?

Sleeps 2, 1 dog
Valentine’s weekend break: £270

Camellia Cottage

King size bedroom at Camellia Cottage in KeswickClose to Keswick’s lively market place, Camellia Cottage is a gorgeous cottage with its own parking space, thoughtful touches, and a cottage garden and patio. Original details and spacious rooms – including a king size bedroom – means that you can really enjoy comfort and character in the heart of one of the Lake District’s most popular towns. Why not pick up some fresh produce from the bi-weekly market to make a lovely, romantic meal? Or there are plenty of pubs, cafés and restaurants to choose from if you prefer to eat out. There is plenty to do to keep you busy within the town, or you can head out onto the surrounding mountains to stretch your legs! Find out more.

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Valentine’s weekend break: £285


Geltsdale romantic cottage in the Eden ValleyPart of a conversion of an 18th century farm, Geltsdale sits in an idyllic countryside setting in Kirkoswald in the Eden Valley. Built from the local red Lazonby sandstone, it has wonderful views onto the rolling hills. Don’t be satisfied with just the outlook, though! You can step right into the amazing landscape from the door and explore either on foot or by bike. You can drive or walk (25 minutes) to the local shop, near which you will also find two popular pubs for tasty meals or a drink to celebrate the weekend! Find out more.

Sleeps 3, 1 dog
Valentine’s weekend break: £265

Garden Cottage (Howe Foot)

Living room and wood burner at Garden Cottage (Howe Foot)Garden Cottage at Howe Foot, below the lush open countryside of Lowick Common, is a real work of love. Originally a workshop for the making of oak swill baskets, it has been lovingly renovated by the current owners. With traditional features, luxury fittings, slate floors, oak beams and window seats, no expense has been spared to give you the best romantic weekend away. Situated just a short drive from Coniston and Windermere, you can enjoy all the attractions of the popular South Lakes. Or, if you want to stay closer to home, simply take advantage of gentle strolls in the surrounding countryside.

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Valentine’s weekend break: £415

Kiln How - Catbells

Views from Kiln How - Catbells in BorrowdaleIn the beautiful Borrowdale valley is Kiln How – Catbells, a first floor apartment just ideal for two. Found in a Victorian building and with glorious views, Catbells is just a short walk from an excellent local pub. There are hundreds of walks through this magical valley and you can take your pick from gentle potters to mountain hikes. You can also choose between a visit to the popular market town of Keswick with all its attractions and a picturesque drive in the opposite direction to the lovely lakes of Buttermere and Crummock. Find out more.

Sleeps 2, 1 dog
Valentine’s weekend break: £285

Iveing Cottage Apartment

Iveing Cottage Apartment in Ambleside
If you’re a couple looking for a fabulous Valentine’s break on a budget, look no further than Iveing Cottage Apartment in Ambleside. This characterful and cosy cottage in the popular South Lakes town is a real find with its magnificent mountain views and position close to the area’s attractions. The dedicated parking space means you have the luxury of leaving your car in one place while you take a gentle stroll into Ambleside to explore the pubs, restaurants, and lake. Why not hop on a Windermere Lake Steamer and explore the likes of Hawkshead, Wray Castle, and Bowness-on-Windermere? Find out more.

Sleeps 2, 0 dogs
Valentine’s weekend break: £280

Poppy Cottage

Bedroom at Poppy Cottage in BothelPoppy Cottage is a delightfully cosy holiday home in Bothel on the northern border of the Lake District. Its exposed stone walls, wooden beams, wood burner and comforting touches throughout make it a wonderful romantic retreat. Whilst you’re visiting, why not head to the nearby Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Wrap up warm and enjoy a stroll along the stretches of beach and grab some delicious fish and chips at Allonby whilst you watch the sun set over the waves!

Sleeps 3, 2 dogs
Valentine’s weekend break: £285

Swallow’s Rest

Living Room at Swallow's Rest in the Eden ValleyThink characterful exposed stone walls, wooden beams, a roaring wood burner and even a pretty balcony… There is all this and more at Swallow’s Rest in Skirwith, which sits in the Eden Valley between the Lake District and the North Pennines. This beautiful barn conversion is the perfect bolthole for two and you can really enjoy the tranquillity of this area. Make the most of the quiet countryside with gentle walks along the River Eden or explore the mysteries of enigmatic Long Meg Stone Circle and the quirky Lacy’s Caves. Find out more.

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Valentine’s weekend break: £385


Whatever you plan to do over Valentine’s weekend, we hope it’s a wonderful time spent with your other half! Take a look at our cottage search for even more self-catering cottage choices or call our team on 017687 80571, and we will be happy to help you find your perfect stay.

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