Top 10 Treats for Valentine's Day in the Lake District

Be romantic at… No1 Silverbank, Coniston

A five star self catering cottage near the Lakeland village of Coniston complete with oak beams, log fire, Egyptian cotton bedding and a decadent roll top bath.   The ‘Concierge’ menu takes indulgence to another level – As well as listing a visiting beautician as one of the available services, it also offers a personal chef, waitress service, private yacht trips, balloon flights and flower delivery.  This is perfect for those wanting pampered in private peaceful surroundings.


Enjoy the scenery of Cumbria… Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take in Cumbria’s spectacular terrain from high above in a classic hot air balloon.  High Adventure is a small family run company offering relaxing hot air balloon rides in the heart of the Lake District, so you and your loved one can float gracefully over Cumbria’s beautiful scenery in decadent style from your traditional airborne wicker basket.  They’ll even provide you with champagne when you come back down to earth.


Treat yourselves to Michelin Star… Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

A fine country house hotel surrounded by woodland with a Michelin starred restaurant.  The bedrooms are luxurious, all individually furnished and offer little treats like a decanter of sherry, bathrobes and fresh flowers.  As well as a gym, the spa has a sauna, steam room and relaxation room.  The treatments are Espa and there’s a good range of pamper days and breaks to choose from.


Relax and soak up a SPA day… Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere

With the brand new Riverside Spa at Rothay Garden Hotel, loved ones can sit back and relax with amazing floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding fells in Grasmere.


Something for him… in a 4x4

Nobody sees the Lake District quite like Kankku who provide off-road driving adventures on wild trail routes throughout the National Park. They have access to areas that are normally off limits giving you the rare chance to explore some of Cumbria’s most remote areas.  If you’re feeling adventurous you can take the wheel and make the most of their expert tuition, or if you would prefer to relax you can simply sit back and enjoy the ride.


Enjoy peace and tranquility… The Quiet Site, Ullswater

Idyllic setting amongst the fells, The Quiet Site is a popular camping site situated in a secluded position, perfect for romantic couples to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Lakes Ullswater. This is a superbly maintained and very picturesque site, the facilities being housed mainly in old converted farm buildings. There are many beautiful walks that you can start from right outside the Quiet Site and numerous activities and attractions a very short drive away. The site is also in an ideal position for touring both the North and South Lakes by car. Prices £16 - £30 per adult per night depending on which time of the week.


Indulge in traditional pub grub… The Yanwath Gate Inn, Yanwath

Voted UK Cumbrian Dining Pub of the Year 2011/12 in the Good Pub guide, it’s a real gem of a place for those in search of a romantic experience, in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. This delightful 17th Century Inn built in 1683 takes its name from its original function as a ‘toll gate’ for people travelling east or west, north or south. With a growing reputation for fabulous food, a beautiful garden and outside seating the Gate Inn is a place you will want to return to again and again.


Champagne baths and midnight feasts… A Corner of Eden, Kirby Stephen

Enjoy a bubbly bath, in candlelight, while sipping chilled Moet and Chandon Champagne at A Corner of Eden.  Their champagne bath service, which costs £45, is ideal for romantics.  After your bath don your cosy robe and head to sit in front of the roaring fire in the guest lounge or enjoy privacy and peace in your chic bedroom.  If you’re peckish after all the champagne you can make the most of the packed Butler’s Pantry which is full of home-made cakes, home-made bread, cheese, home-made chutney & jam, fruit, tea, coffee and juice and is included in your room rate.  There’s also an honesty bar to which you are invited to help yourself, stocked with a healthy supply of robust reds, cheeky whites, smoky malts and curious beers and spirits. From £130 per room per night including breakfast and unlimited access to the Butler’s Pantry.


Fall in Love… Broadoaks Country House Hotel, Windermere

Broadoaks is offering couples a special Valentine’s Day Package this year to celebrate being in love. Loved ones can enjoy Valentine’s with a weekend of serenading, champagne and fine food all set within the luxurious surroundings of Broadoaks Boutique Country House. Spread out over the weekend of 10-12 February, Broadoaks is offering the perfect package. Fall in love all over again with an arrival cream tea, canapé reception, evening dinner and speciality tea or coffee by The Music Room fire on the 10 February. Then enjoy The Courtship on the Saturday night, 11 February 2012, by romancing your loved one during the afternoon with a cruise on Windermere, then join Broadoaks in the evening for a champagne and canapé reception and let your ears be seduced by the gentle sounds of the resident pianist. End the day in Oaks restaurant to begin a passionate affair with food, take time to appreciate your loved one through 5 courses of exquisite dishes, finished with chocolate covered strawberries and a half bottle of Champagne served to your room. 2 Night Package from £175 p/p

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Something different… The Worlds Original Marmalade Festival

12th—13th February 2012

Amateur and commercial marmalade lovers from across the globe are being encouraged to enter their own marmalade in this prestigious marmalade contest. The 2011 World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place at the historic Dalemain Mansion, in the Lake District, Cumbria in February and is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors. The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival, now in its sixth year, includes: a marmalade concert, a keynote lecture by famous food historian Ivan Day, the presence of the world’s most famous marmalade lover, Paddington Bear, and of course, delicious marmalade tasting. Have fun with your partner this Valentine’s Day!