Book to stay in Grange for Cartmel Races & Holker Spring Celebration

With so much going on in and around Grange over Sands in 2019, it is more than wise to start thinking about booking accommodation!

The area is getting busier and busier in general with many more businesses opening in Grange over sands the town itself especially food orientated ones. Head across the Cartmel and the foodie theme continues and again, Cartmel even on a no event weekend is packed full of visitors (look out for monthly food market held every 3rd Friday).

But look to the weekends of Cartmel races and the Holker Spring Market and this corner of Cumbria is THE place to be.

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All this action beings in May with the brand new Holker Spring Celebration. Being held on May Day Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of May. There is set to be a variety of food, home, garden and gift exhibitors attending the market as well as lively entertainment. Taste delicious, locally sourced and made seasonal produce, pick up fabulous spring flowers and plants, handmade gifts etc – you really will be spoilt for choice. An excellent value market to attend at just £3.00 per adult, accompanied children free of charge. The entrance fee also includes parking and entry to the Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop at Holker Hall.

Then the first racing fixture at Cartmel Racecourse of 2019 and all years is on Whit Bank Holiday Saturday followed by a second day of racing on Bank Holiday Monday 27th and then Wednesday 29th. Being a Bank Holiday and of course half term, the fixtures have a family theme running through them with fun activities and a picnic on the Wednesday fixture. Look out for the newly refurbished and renamed Paddock Premium Lounge – the 1856 Lounge.

So back to accommodation and to get rooms during these highly prized dates and especially in the case of smaller venues such as the 3 room Bay Villa luxury bed & breakfast on Main Street Grange over Sands, book early to avoid disappointment has never been so crucial! Rates include a spectacular breakfast with views out and across Morecambe Bay.


Windermere Boat Show Returns for 4th Year

After a super successful inaugural show in 2016, the Windermere Boat Show returns for it’s fourth year. The weekend for your diary, May 17th to the 19th 2019, location, Windermere Marina Village.

As Northern England’s largest inland marina on England’s longest lake, Lake Windermere, the area is teaming with boating businesses. The show brings them all together as well as leading national boating brands and clubs. 2019 sees a significant and very exciting addition – Adventure! A host of adventure activities for the whole family will be happening both on and off of the water from leading Lake District providers. There will be stand up paddle boarding through to mountain biking to try, watch and enjoy.

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With sailing and boating such a big and popular activity on Lake Windermere, the businesses are some of the best in order to support the owners and other suppliers and of course, the marina. Local businesses exhibiting are Windermere Boat Sales, Maiden Marine, Shepherds Marine and Goacher Sails. Other exhibitors include many boat manufacturers such as Beneteau, Jeanneau and Four Winns. Suffice to say, the show will be a one stop boat shop for any enthusiast or anyone looking to embark into the world of sailing and boating.

There will also be other forms of entertainment, food stalls and Bowness Bay Brewery who will be supplying refreshments as well as being official supporters. For the latest information on the show visit

Huge boat lovers themselves, the team at Applegarth Villa Hotel in Windermere are very much looking forward to visiting the show. They still have rooms available for that weekend if any boat lovers or anyone wanting to view or take part in a fabulous event in and around Lake Windermere. There are rooms available starting from £150 B&B and luxury hot tub suites from £425. Visit for more information.

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The family friendly Langdale Valley in the Lake District

As the days get longer and Easter is getting ever nearer, families are looking to organising their holidays for the year. Whether its shorts breaks to take advantage of Bank Holidays, making full use of the two week school Easter holidays or looking to book the main event, THE summer holiday.

In terms of British summers, we all know they can be hit or miss, you just never know! But for various reasons the “Staycation” becoming more popular again. Well quite rightly so as the UK has everything you need for a family holiday on the doorstep so with a bit of sunshine, why feel the need to get on a plane with the threat of delays, disappointment and dent in the pocket?

Take the Lake District for example. Located with the county of Cumbria, such a diverse part of the UK with the lakes and mountains surrounded by and vastly undiscovered and lesser known coastal buffer. Hop between the coast to the fells, lakes and rolling hills all in a day if you like. In between enjoy walking, cycling, adventure and the arts. Sustenance is never far away with plenty of family friendly eateries.

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Finding a central base is a great idea for exploring the whole county. The Langdale Valley is an excellent choice being the gateway (well England’s steepest road, the Hardknott Pass) to the Western Lake District and West Coast on the doorstep yet the South and Central Lakes within easy reach too, just 15 minutes to both Ambleside and Coniston. Enjoy from the doorstep fell walks, road and mountain biking routes, electric car hire, nature trails, swimming and boat rides.

Where to stay:
The Langdale Estate has a choice of Lake District hotel rooms but extremely popular with families are the Scandinavian self catering lodges. Dotted around the estate amongst the trees on the edge of becks and tarns, the 5 star Lake District lodges are practical for families whilst taking advantage of the estate’s facilities such as the pool and leisure amenities and the fabulous restaurant, Stove with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The lodges and self catering properties can be booked for 3 to 7 nights by telephone on 015394 38014 or online. To view the fill facilities and stunning location of the Langdale Estate visit

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Windermere Christmas Lights Weekend

There have been a number of Christmas light switch on events in the major towns in Cumbria in the last couple of weeks. One of the last celebrations to mark the switch on of the lights and the start of the Christmas period is Windermere.

Saturday December 1st 2018 is the date for the switch on of the Windermere Christmas lights and as always, it is far more than just flicking a switch. Late afternoon the festivities begin mulled wine, mince pies, various food and drink stalls, Smooth Radio to entertain and then fireworks to finish. Being December 1st this year, it starts the this festive month perfectly.

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Santa will depart from Windermere train station on his float with his reindeer before magically switching on the lights at around 5pm and going on to The Rec with a celebratory fireworks display. The event is a true community one being organised, marketed and supported by a local group of volunteers who have been busy putting all the lights up around the town over the past two weeks.

So if there’s ever a weekend this winter to come and visit Windermere, this is it. Furthermore, it is an excellent time to get away before Christmas and the shops in Windermere and Bowness are gift purchasing heaven especially the new Love the Lakes shop full of Lake District produced toiletries, homewares, food and beverages.

Accommodation for the weekend and next when it is the Windermere Christmas Celebration street market can be found via Simply search for the type of accommodation required, self catering, hotel, B&B and select Windermere as the location. From there find direct links to some of the best accommodation in the Lake District.

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Spend New Year in Luxury in the Lake District

Welcome 2019 in with open arms, an abundance of fresh air and the warmest of hospitality by choosing the Lake District to see it in.

The focus by most people of solely New Years Eve night brings pressure on having a good time in those few hours and often the issue of how to get home. Booking a short break is an excellent way to see the New Year in and to make the most of the precious end to the festive period. After all, there’s a free day off or two to take advantage of!

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Windermere and Bowness are both fabulous and fun packed places to see in the New Year. Always plenty to see and do with cruises up and down the lake, walking and lots of lovely places for coffee or a pint of real ale. Windermere Village will be bustling and with some great new places to explore having opened up during 2018, everything is there to create a New Year to remember.

Applegarth Villa Hotel & Suites in the centre of Windermere offer a relaxed NYE package combines great food with great company and stunning bedrooms. Arrive either on the 30th or 31st of December and begin enjoying everything from a complimentary drink on arrival and A La Carte dinner and an extended one on the big night, New Years Eve. Everything is taken care of whilst still having all the time to explore Windermere and the Lake District and walk off some of the fabulous food. There are some excellent shops, museums and art galleries in and around Windermere too so it really is a destination for everyone and every age.

Two night packages start from £590 per room and three nights from £885 both based on two people sharing a double room. What could be better though than sat in your own private hot tub when the clock strikes midnight? Look at their 7 luxury hot tub suites, but be quick! Further information can be found on the Applegarth Villa hotel & Suites in Windermere website here,

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Ambleside, the Lake District – for food and fells lovers

What a different place Ambleside is now. It really is a 365, 7 day a week destination. Everything is ten fold from the choice of places to eat and drink to the shops and standard of accommodation and it is continuing to rise. From cosy pubs to exceedingly delicious cafes through to 3 AA Rosette restaurants, Ambleside has it all perfectly matching high class fells with high class food.

From B&B’s to the larger hotels it seems most have undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years really pushing up the standard of accommodation in Ambleside.

As the hospitality has grown, so has the choice of ways to get about, explore and travel around the Southern Lake District. The Ambleside to Langdale cycle path is proving one of the most popular. Previously a very busy route for those staying in either locations to get and explore each other. Busy roads creating a less than ideal route to cycle even for harden cyclists. For anyone with children, a no go. Now the route has off road sections enabling cycling for all. A scenic 16 mile route starting Rothay Park in Ambleside goes through to the beautiful Langdale Valley. Along the way is Elterwater where many just turn around and return to Ambleside.

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The GoLakes Travel programme who along with the Lake District National Park have been instrumental in creating this and promoting it along with the bike boat service. The bike boat service from Brockhole runs throughout the spring and summer taking cyclists and their bikes across Lake Windermere to the western side where cycle routes can be accessed for Hawkshead, Sawrey and Coniston.

Information and ideas on lot of the cycle paths in the Southern Lake District as well as car free travel alternatives can be found on the GoLakes Travel website
Cyclist friendly accommodation can be found at Rothay Garth B&B in Ambleside. The B&B has a car park so guests can arrive by car but park it up and leave it there and explore the are by foot, bike or boat for the duration of the stay in safety. Guests are also sure of a hearty breakfast to set them up for the day. Visit


Kendal – The Place To Be For Fun This June

Although Kendal is a bustling market town and rarely quiet, it seems June 2016 is set to be a bumper month for events and festivals in and around it.

What’s On
Starting with the first weekend of the month June 2nd and 3rd with Country Fest 2018 on the Westmorland Country Show field at Crooklands. At Country Fest enjoy all things outdoor, county and country, food and farming. All this will be showcased alongside entertainment, dog show, food and craft stalls. New for 2018, Flowers North West with creative flower displays and the McClures food theatre with demos and advice from numerous chefs including 2018 MasterChef finalist Moonira Hinglotwala. Another highlight for all vintage lovers, the WI Marquee celebrated Inspirational Women and the Vintage Revival Marquee with tea room. All the favourites will be back Discover Farming, Pets Corner and the Poultry and Rabbit Show, the famous dog show plus Donkey Rides and the Kite Festival. It’s definitely an event for the whole family and a great day or full weekend out.

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Two weeks later (June 16th and 17th) on the Country Show field once again, the CumbriaVAG Show & Shine Festival. A 2 day festival to satisfy any car nut and especially anyone with a VW or Audi. There’s DJ’s and music on Saturday night with Sunday’s highlight being the Volkswagon Car Show. Simply attend and wander around the pristine cars old and new or enter your car into the show.

Moving back into the centre of Kendal town and yet more to enjoy with music, comedy and art and theatre. Look out for the end of June, the 30th for the monthly comedy night and it’s a special one with hilarious stand-up from Alun Cochrane, Matt Stellingwerf and Andy Robinson.

Great value, great value rooms can be found at the Riverside Hotel in Kendal beside the River Kent in the centre of the town. It has parking, a health club as well as a bar and restaurant. Rooms from £110 B&B or look out for the latest 2 night offers

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The New Wave of Lake District Spas

The Lake District is renowned for being a haven for walkers, fresh air and the feel of well being.

Conde Nast top 50 most beautiful lakes in the world includes the stunning Derwentwater. The Lake District also tops The Australian newspaper’s Travel bucket list: UNESCO sites to behold. Having been made the UK’s 31st UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2017 (incidentally the UK’s largest site), the region has attracted even more, worldwide visitors. Combine a beautiful location with relaxation, luxury and pampering by booking a spa break there.

Combining a spa treatment with a holiday or weekend away is becoming more and more popular. With the stresses of work and family life, the ability for total relaxation and making the most out of a much deserved weekend break is a must.

brimstone luxury lake district spa

As luxury hotels grow, multiply and increase, so do the luxury facilities and offerings. The Brimstone Hotel on the Langdale Estate the leaders in this. The hotel, containing 16 luxurious suites and rooms with relaxed luxury being the key and now an out of this world spa to enjoy too.

The Brimstone Spa opened earlier this year and has been the go to spa for journalists and visitors far and wide. Bringing spa treatments, beautiful décor and R&R facilities in Brimstone harmony. Enjoy seven different thermal spa experiences both indoor and outdoor along with bookable, bespoke treatments by Pure Alchemy (specially developed for the Brimstone Spa). Exclusive for Brimstone Hotel guests, the thermal experiences and relaxation areas are complimentary for Brimstone Hotel guests, with exclusive use from 7am to 9am.

Whether it’s for a pre wedding treat, honeymoon, romantic weekend away or for post adventure race rejuvenation, the Brimstone Spa, the hotel and the Lake District is spa heaven. Visit for more information.

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The Lake District covers all bases in top 10 pubs & inns

The Telegraph travel love the Lake District, even more so now it’s the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site (also the UK’s biggest). And in Autumn what better than looking at and dreaming staying in one of the top 10 the Lake District’s pubs and inns.

Telegraph travel writers and journalists Oliver Berry and Helen Pickles have selected their top 10 which includes The Woolpack Inn in the Western Lake District great for walkers, the Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite for foodies and the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater, the best haunt for real ale lovers.

It is hard to beat Cumbria and the Lake District National Park for the number and quality of its pubs and inns, it is what the region does best. The whole county offers a vast array of real ale breweries, stunning properties in equally as stunning locations and the ability to offer the finery of the Cumbrian produce on the doorstep which has attracted some high profile chefs back to the region also.

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Encompassing all these factors and noted for their family friendliness by Oliver Berry of Telegraph is Cuckoo Brow Inn. Really, as with many of these top 10’s, they could span a variety of categories as Cuckoo Brow is situated in the sleepy village of Far Sawrey, close to the Hawkshead yet far quieter. It also offers great weekend breaks especially for walkers, anglers and cruisers, always has on at least 4 local real ales and is most definitely an excellent choice of base for walking.

But back to families and the Cuckoo Brow is worthy of being voted best for families in the top 10. A large car park, easy access to Ambleside and even the Windermere cross lake ferry, family rooms, a children’s menu and let’s not forget, everything a parent could want in the form of great, locally sourced food, ales and wines. More than this, the Cuckoo Brow’s ethos of everyone being welcome is the key to this warm and inviting eatery and accommodation venue.

The whole of the top 10 are truly excellent places to eat, drink and in stay over at but definitely, with children, try The Cuckoo Brow even if it’s just for a meal and tipples. Visit for more information.

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Activities around England’s longest Lake, Windermere

With such spectacular scenery, Lake Windermere attracts thousands of tourists each year from anglers, to canoeists to yachtsmen and dingy owners.

Much of the attraction and draw to Windermere is the Lake and many activities are centred around it. Cruises on Lake Windermere are particularly popular are truly worth going on as the magnificent scenery can be taken in fully. Starting from the south of the lake and Newby Bridge is where you will be. Continuing up the lake and you pass Cartmel Fell, Far Sawrey, Bowness-on-Windermere, High Wray and the lake comes to an end at Waterhead, only a short walk into the centre of the bustling Ambleside. The views are of course sights to be hold all the way down but the most spectacular are towards the north of the lake where the Fairfield Horseshoe, Great and Little Langdale and Coniston Old Man are in view. The Windermere Marina continues to thrive with around 400 boats having mooring there, which is the largest inland marina in the North of England.

Windermere is an ideal base for exploring Cumbria – the Lake District. As well as only being 20 minutes by car from the M6 motorway, Windermere also has a bus and train station. The train line being connected to Oxenholme-The Lake District for the West Coast Mainline (London to Edinburgh).

The Lake District itself is a treasured place of scenic beauty made famous by literary figures including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The landscape offers so many possibilities for those interested in outdoor activities from walking and cycling to climbing, watersports and golf.

The region boasts many well known lakes such as Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Wast Water and Coniston, all of which can be accessed from Windermere within the day. Cumbria – the Lake District is also home to many famous mountains including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell & Coniston Old Man to name but a few, afterall, this National Park is as famous for the bodies of water as the fells!

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The region offers a wide range of leisure pursuit and outdoor activities, including:
Lakes Supertours
Mountain Goat

Carus Green Golf Club
Kendal Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club

Horse Riding:
Holmescale Riding Centre
Rookin House Farm

OB Sailing in Windermere
Ark Sailing

Windermere Canoe and Kayak Centre

Bike Hire:
Country Lanes in Windermere
Windermere Canoe and Kayak Centre

After a hard days walking or taking part in one the activities above, it is important to know you’ve got a comfortable hotel room to go back to. Surrounding the town, and all the way down to the lake, are a plethora of places to stay. Boutique and niche hotels are now the places to be for anyone visting Windermere for a night away, short break or holiday. Being a quality destination suitable for young and old, Windermere has an excellent choice of restaurants and they really are spoilt with the amount of fantastic local produce which will be very welcome after a full day breathing in the Lake District air.

Where to stay:
Applegarth Villa Hotel in Windermere Village – choose from luxury rooms and hot tubs suites.
Where to drink:
The Crafty Baa for a selection of over 150 craft beers and ciders. Contact 015394 88002

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Going green at Lake District Hotels

With such stunning and beautiful scenery and landscapes to look after, it’s not hard to understand why tourism businesses in the Lake District are really starting to do their bit to look after it. After all, the scenery, lakes and mountains that need looking after are the reason why this National Park is the most popular in the United Kingdom bringing millions of visitors each year.
Hotels and other tourism business can help within their immediate environment but also wider. Within the hotel and its ground low energy use should be set as standard and this can also help in terms of cost cutting too.

It’s great to see recycling bins and signage on lowering energy use in bedrooms and in communal guest locations. It shows a hotel or bed and breakfast care you know yourself you are doing your little bit.

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Langdale supports the Fix The Fells campaign and their biomass boiler

But there are hotels especially in the Lake District that are going that extra mile. Solar panels are starting to appear on hotel and bed and breakfast roofs or within the grounds. Biomass is also starting to be used which in turn, helps the local economy through wood suppliers as well as ground source heat pumps. There are many ways in which renewable energy sources can be installed that do not make an impact on the look and aesthetics of a hotel and that meet all planning criteria. For any hotel owner, this is ideal.

On a wider scale, there are a number of Lake District hotels and businesses that are not just trying to lower their carbon footprint but also look after and help preserve the physical environment. Footpath erosion being one of the largest problems in the Lake District but which with volunteers from tourism businesses and through advising guests on footpath guidelines, the fells and footpaths can be managed for future generations to come.

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The Lake District, for a choice of the most diverse waterside retreats to stay in

The north of England is blessed an extremely diverse choice of waterside accommodation for visitors. It has reservoirs, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, tarns, waters and some of the most beautiful coastline in all of the UK.

But when it comes to being near water, the Lake District most definitely has the upper hand. Staying in this, the largest of England’s National Parks, guests are never far from water, in particular Lakes. The Lake District National Park is a varied landscape containing England’s largest natural body of water Lake Windermere to small tarns and waters such as Elterwater and Blea Tarn.
Sometimes these bodies of water just appear from out of nowhere, they are tucked away yet just waiting to be discovered and it is these quieter and smaller locations that make the Lake District so special.

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Waterside accommodation is so popular when choosing where to stay on a holiday or short break. There is something about waking up to waterside views or knowing it is close by. Waterside retreats in the Lake District range from camping pods to lodges, converted boathouses to luxury cottages, hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Living North is a privately owned publication presenting the very best of the country and city lifestyles and business in the north of England. Focusing predominantly on Yorkshire and the North East, Cumbria is also very well represented being close to both regions and easily accessible. It is then very natural that in their article “10 Waterside Retreats” that Cumbria would feature on more than one occasion. The newest of the hotels in the Lake District is listed, Brimstone Hotel at Langdale. On the Langdale Estate where the hotel is located is home to various becks, rivers, tarns and waterfalls. The Langdale area means Lake Windermere, Coniston water and even Wastwater in the Western Lake District can be reached easily.

Advance purchase rooms at Brimstone Hotel are worth looking out for, saving 15% when booking 30 days or more in advance, that’s if you can wait that long!


A Lovely Langdale Weekend

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Langdale should be your destination this weekend. What better place to either visit or stay at any time of the year but even more so in early summer, when the weather forecast is for dry weather and the Langdale Gala is taking place.

Any visitors having experienced walking, staying or walking in the Langdale Valley will know how beautiful it is. A lovely community, fantastic scenery, great places to eat, drink and sleep etc etc. This weekend happens to be the much and always fondly anticipated Langdale Gala. “For the community, by the community” yet everyone is invited and as mentioned previously, with the weather forecast as good as it is, the Langdale Gala is due to be one of the best and busiest to date.

This one day event held on Sunday 2nd July 2017 has events for the whole family including a fancy dress parade, pet show, children’s races, fell races and traditional Cumbrian wrestling, tugs of war and raffles. There will also be food stalls from local suppliers both for delicious things to purchase and take home as well as devour on the day.

The Gala actually starts in another guise on Saturday evening with a Kids Disco. Most definitely fun for the whole family though with juice and crisps for the kids and adults can BYOB so everyone will enjoy busting some moves! As last year, it is expected to be the perfect start to the Gala weekend!

If you really want to make a weekend out of it then the Langdale Estate has tempting late deals for short breaks and full week holidays in a select number of self catering accommodation. They also have a few rooms remaining in the Langdale Hotel. Visit the Langdale Estate website here to check availability

Further information on the Langdale Gala can be found at

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5 Star Self Catering on the Langdale Estate

The Langdale Estate in the true heart of the Lake District and a one of its kind in Northern England. Housing a 4 star hotel, the luxury boutique Brimstone Hotel, one of the most exciting new restaurants, leisure facilities and now home to a new wave in spa experience thanks to the Brimstone Spa. All this and let’s not forget 5 star self catering properties too.

As one of the most exciting and unique self catering destinations, the choice of properties on this site range from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to Scandinavian lodges and traditional Lakeland slate properties and cottages sleeping up to 8 people. Each property type provides something different and with the 35 acre estate setting, locations are very diverse with each property interspersed with waterways, tarns and woodland. And the surrounding fells most definitely cannot be forgotten. The Langdales, Great and Little, are two of most famous and most photographed fells in the Lake District and these can be walked right from the Estate, no need for a car.

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The facilities on the Langdale Estate are what makes it even more special. Choose from the new Stove Restaurant or just a 2 minute walk away, Wainwright’s Inn, also leisure and spa facilities and the hotel.

By visiting, all available properties can be viewed on the easy to navigate calendar along with prices and property descriptions. Look out for late deals for short breaks and holidays throughout the year, they really are worth investigating.

The estate offers even more now thanks to Stove Restaurant & Bar serving food all day, every day with different rooms so you can have a romantic meal for example in the wine room, an al fresco meal beside the waterwheel or a family lunch in the light, bright and airy space offering dining all day, every day.

Self catering guests can still benefit from the leisure facilities including pool, steam room and gym as well as the ability to book spa and beauty treatments.

Don’t forget, the Lake District is right on the front door. Simply park the car on arrival and there’s no need to use it again being able to take advantage of the footpaths, cycling and running routes directly from the estate. 3, 4 & 7 Nights available from just £500.

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Lake District accommodation for walkers

What do you look for when looking for walker friendly accommodation in the Lake District?

• Heart of the Lake District location, check
• Plentiful real ale, check
• Local food galore, check
• Super king-size beds, check

For walkers, these are surely the top four points on the consideration list for accommodation when staying and visiting the adventure capital of the UK and the largest National park, the Lake District.

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With so many people having long commutes to work or constantly toing and froing, dropping off and picking up family, what could be better than not having to use a car once you’ve arrived at the accommodation? Not only is it an even greater break and change from the norm and day to day routine but it is also better for the environment and saves on such costly fuel too.

One of the leading daily newspapers and travel experts The Telegraph, has published their top 10 best Lake District hotels for walkers with each of the four points above being considered. Making the top 10 is the uber walker friendly, traditional Lake District inn, Cuckoo Brow at Far Sawrey. The inn is very close to Hawkshead, Ambleside and within easy reach of Lake Windermere across on the ferry. Fell, forest and bridleway walks are all on the doorstep yet the location is a haven of peace of tranquillity.

Above all, a warm welcome is required in any accommodation venue in the Lake District and with the (no doubt highly probable) chance of there being the odd spot of rain when out on the fells, you won’t be turned away for having muddy boots. In fact at The Cuckoo Brow Lake District Inn, the phrase ‘Muddy Boots’ is included in their very welcoming strap line.

Phone 015394 43425 or visit for more details.