Style and all-out cosiness come together at this well-appointed rural sanctuary designed with couples in mind. Though the property itself is marvellous, with an intimate, pastel-hued lounge space, airy conservatory and notably affable staff, the Scandi-inspired spa is the pièce de résistance. Sheepskin rugs soften the stripped-back interior; calming melodies set the tone and vistas across Knipe Tarn beam in through gargantuan windows. 

The six individually designed suites eschew all country hotel clichés in favour of contemporary panache and have been kitted out with every frill you could wish for. Handsome and marble-clad, the bathrooms are home to thick cotton robes and tubs big enough to swim in. For some serious downtime with your beau, book the Jetty Spa Trail – an all-embracing spa journey which begins with a full body massage and ends with a sunset soak in the lakeside Ofura tub.

Inside track

Best room: With its pared-back palette and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the tarn, the Harriet suite is the perfect place to retreat to after a hard day’s hike. 

Dress code: Trekking chic by day, effortless glamour come evening time.

 

Crook Road, Windermere
015394 88818

Doubles from £485.00
www.thegilpin.com


Style and all-out cosiness come together at this well-appointed rural sanctuary designed with couples in mind.