Our Top Picks for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway

1 February 2024

The most romantic day of the year is upon us, and planning a perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day can be exciting, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. However, this year, we’re here to help!

From scenic escapes, and picturesque walks, to intimate dining experiences and relaxing spa retreats, we’ve picked our top five Valentine's Day activities that cater to everyone. Embrace the romance and explore our top Valentine’s Day ideas for an unforgettable celebration of love.


Cruise on Lake Windermere

A Valentine's Day cruise on Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District is the perfect romantic trip for two. The gentle glide over the gorgeous lake, complemented by stunning scenery, creates a magical atmosphere.

Whether on deck or inside the cabin, couples can watch the sunset with a picnic or a toast, making it a perfect blend of serenity and beauty. These cruises provide a unique and enchanting way for partners to celebrate their love on Valentine's Day, creating lasting memories against the backdrop of nature's charm. After your idyllic boat trip, you can take the short trip back to the delightful Drakes Barn, where the romance can continue. Cook a delicious meal and enjoy some candlelit alfresco dining, or even relax with a glass of bubbly in the hot tub.


Red Cruise

Coastal Walk Along Arnside Beach

If you and your partner are coastal lovers, then a walk along Arnside Beach in Lancashire is the place for you this Valentine’s Day. As an Area of Outstanding Beauty, you will be treated to stunning views of the River Kent and Morecambe Bay while visiting Arnside Beach.

Couples can wander along the soft sandy beach, or even take a dip in the tranquil ocean. Arnside's charm extends to the village, offering quaint cafes, restaurants, and pubs for a relaxing meal. We would definitely recommend staying to watch the sunset! The warm glow over the beach will only enhance your romantic getaway.

This perfect combination of natural beauty, and laid-back atmosphere makes Arnside Beach an exquisite choice for creating cherished Valentine's Day memories in a picturesque coastal setting. If you don’t want your Valentine’s Day to end there, you can book a stay at The Nook. After a fun-filled day at the beach, you can unwind in The Nook’s beautiful free-standing bath, before settling in for a peaceful evening on the sofa, in front of the roaring fire.


Amazing Arnside - scenic seafront walk | 50connect

A Romantic Meal at The Lunesdale Arms

The Lunesdale Arms in Tunstall is an idyllic restaurant for a romantic Valentine's Day meal. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Tunstall, this charming establishment offers an intimate setting with cosy interiors and friendly staff, ensuring a memorable celebration.

The menu features culinary delights such as seafood linguine, and braised lamb, as well as delectable tapas-style dishes, made for sharing with loved ones. No matter when you choose to dine, the Lunesdale Arms provides the perfect intimate setting to celebrate love. Why stop the romantic celebrations there, while our stunning property, The Pavilion, is just a stone’s throw away? After finishing your delicious meal, you can unwind in the hot tub, or snuggle up on the sofa by the log-burning fireplace.

The Lunesdale Arms, Tunstall - Davis & Bowring

Explore the Catbell Lakes

A Valentine's Day walk along the lakes in Catbells promises an intimate and peaceful experience amidst stunning landscapes. The idyllic scenery, with its beautiful lakes and rolling hills, creates a magical backdrop for couples to stroll hand in hand, and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. While on your walk, why not take a rest stop, tuck into a picnic, and take in the breathtaking views? It will be an unforgettable day for you and your partner.

If you want to experience even more scenic views after your Valentine’s Day, why not head back to the Lakeside? You can sit out on the deck, put your feet up, and take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the turquoise lake with a bottle of bubbly.

Or, if it gets too chilly, you can take in the views from the comfort of the sofa thanks to the six-metre-high glass apex that spans the entire width of the property.

Catbells walk - Keswick walks - Derwent Water - Lake District walks


Unwind at The Swan Hotel

A spa retreat at The Swan Hotel is the ultimate romantic surprise for your partner this Valentine’s Day. Residing in the quaint hamlet of Newby Bridge, this stunning hotel offers a tranquil ambiance, providing the perfect backdrop to relax and renew.

You can spend your afternoon in the hydrotherapy pool, Finnish-style sauna, steam room, or fully pamper yourself and your partner with a massage or luxury spa day package. The skilled therapists and calming surroundings at the Swan Hotel create a rejuvenating experience, promoting a sense of an unforgettable romantic retreat. But the surprises don’t have to stop there. Keep the romance going by heading back to Box Tree Cottage. You can watch the sunset in your own private garden with a few nibbles and drinks, before retiring to the cosy living room, where you can watch your favourite film in front of the roaring fire.

The Swan Hotel And Spa | Tranquil Luxury | Newby Bridge


We hope our guide has helped you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for you and your partner, but celebrating your love shouldn’t just be reserved for one day of the year!

All our stunning properties are available throughout the year, so if you fancy booking a romantic trip for two later on, take a look at our other romantic escapes in the South Lakes, Scotland and Yorkshire Dales.

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