Where better for the perfect Valentine’s evening than by Lake Windermere? Whether you’re planning a romantic surprise, a dramatic proposal or a simple but meaningful evening with your other half, Windermere Marina Village have a plan perfectly tailored for you.
Firstly, you’ll need some stunning accommodation from which to base your Valentine’s plans with ease. Luckily, Windermere Marina Village’s luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District is the answer to your problems. We are perfectly placed for you to explore everything that both the Lake District and Bowness-on-Windermere has to offer. Whatever plans you have in mind, you know you can start and end your day in our high-quality accommodation.
Head out in any direction from Windermere Marina Village and you’re likely to find yourself on a lovely walk, especially if you follow the lakeside paths. For an especially romantic experience, we recommend that you plan to be on your walk just before the sun sets, which you’ll see around 5pm on February 14th.
Depending on your plans for the rest of the evening, you may want to tie this romantic walk into your dinner plans. Some couples might enjoy a moonlight walk up to the restaurant of their choice, whereas others may want to stroll back to their apartment to enjoy a romantic night in
Lunch or Dinner
If dining in style is more your cup of tea, there are plenty of trendy establishments vying for your attention in Windermere. If you’re looking for a top-end dining experience with stunning views over Lake Windermere, you could opt for a Valentine lunch at Miller Howe. This location boasts a spectacular menu of contemporary dishes with a their own special twist, be sure to head over to Miller Howe for a truly unforgettable experience.
You may be more partial to a laid-back restaurant for your romantic meal for two, if so, Gilpin Spice offers the perfect atmosphere with stylish and quirky décor and an open kitchen. This highly regarded restaurant serves an array of tapas-style Asian dishes which have been inspired by countries along the ‘spice trail’, including the Philippines, Thailand, China and India.
You and your loved one may be more into fine Italian Cuisine, so a trip to San Peitro may be on the cards. This restaurant is nestled away in the heart of Windermere and offers some of the best Italian food in the Lakes. This location is also perfect for a Valentines meal thanks to the intimate setting within the restaurant, along with staff that simply cannot do enough for you.
For a more rustic experience, we recommend The Wild Boar, a Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant. This restaurant features country-style cooking. It’s a meaty extravaganza that doesn’t sacrifice on style – many of their dishes are served on wooden platters, suited to the heavy use of mixed wood throughout the restaurant.
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy venturing too far, you could choose to enjoy an evening in style at The Boathouse. food is served until 9pm, and the bar stays open until 11pm. At The Boathouse, you can enjoy quality food and service in the knowledge that your accommodation is a stone’s throw away.
Alternatively, you could use our complimentary access to Choices, a health spa and leisure club that is only a 10-minute drive away from Windermere Marina Village, with free parking. You will need your own towels, but Choices have a beautiful heated indoor pool, as well as a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Choices are open from 6:15am-10pm Mon-Thurs, with adjusted times for the weekend.
It might be old school, but it’s a tried and tested night that’s sure to succeed. You can visit the Royalty Cinema for a night out in an Art Deco building watching the latest films, or Zeferellis in Ambleside along with there ‘Reel Deal’ great for vegan and vegetarians. Alternatively, bring your entertainment with you and enjoy a romantic night in curled up on the sofa with a box of your favourite chocolates!
Whatever your plans for Valentine’s, Windermere Marina Village is the perfect place to spend it with your loved one. There are so many romantic things to do in the Lake District, and we’d love to play host for a special night away.