It's easy to see why this beautiful venue recently won the AA's award for Most Romantic Hotel. It wins on location alone - a stunning hilltop setting overlooking Lake Windermere. Exclusive use gives you access to the hotel's 32 luxury bedrooms, conservatory (perfect for a ceremony) and terrace. Opt for the Loft Suite with retractable glass roof for stargazing.

GUEST LIST 60 THE BILL Exclusive use from £9,450 per day, midweek (based on 60 guests) LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01539 488600; linthwaite.com.