Half term in just around the corner, less than 2 weeks away to be exact. Panic may have started to set in with the thought of “what to do???”, “where to go????”, “how are we going to entertain the kids for a week in winter???”.
One thing’s for sure, you’d better start thinking, looking into what’s on and if there’s anywhere to stay still available if you want a short break.
Choosing a location for a short break has to depend on what activities and things to do are available in the area when looking to take children of age. Windermere is family friendly, a 365 day destination and there’s always plenty of adventures and things going on especially during a half term holiday. Look to Brockhole – the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre, Windermere Lake Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and for a full list of what’s on throughout the whole week, visit the GoLakes website, https://www.golakes.co.uk/things-to-do/whats-on.aspx.
Luckily there are some great half term late deals available at Windermere Park Bed & Breakfast in Windermere Village. There are 17 rooms to choose from including lovely doubles and four posters for two as well as family rooms and the location enables easy access by cycle, bus and by boat to a variety of different places in and around Lake Windermere. For example, a 3 night midweek stay during half term is from as little as £222 including breakfast.
Even in February there is so much to see and do in and around Windermere. Better still, simply park up and there’s no need to use the car again. Take advantage of the good footpaths for walking, buses for travel further and of course, Windermere Lake Cruises for water travel. To view latest availability at Windermere Park B&B, visit https://www.windermerepark.co.uk
Fair and equal offers can be found all year round at Applegarth Hotel & Restaurant. With guests from all over the world coming at all different times of the year, it’s great they can all take advantage of added value.
Firstly a new mid week offer which should not be missed. Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 on ALL rooms and ALL luxury hot tub suites. What a way to have a short break in The Lakes before the madness of the July & August holiday season. Being an adult only hotel further makes this a great way to really getaway from it all. The offer runs between now and July 4th, excluding May Bank Holiday and for stays between Sunday and Thursday.
Secondly, the very popular and now legendary free dinner offer, “Dinner on the Villa”. This offer is for bookings of two nights or more from Sunday to Thursday throughout the year (except for Bank Holidays, Valentines, Christmas and New Year). Guests will receive a 2 course dinner absolutely free for two people on one of the nights. That equates to a saving of £50. The seasonal, changing menu at the restaurant is fresh, tasty and full of local produce with a variety of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes with many being gluten free.
What to do in Windermere? Well it’s absolutely jammed packed full of things to do from water sports to walking, cycling to cruising and for the more leisurely then some fabulous independent shops to browse in Windermere itself or in Bowness. Staying in one of the suites? Then chances are you’ll be able to leave your private hot tub with views over Windermere and to the fells!
At the Cuckoo Brow Inn at Far Sawrey you’ll find an extremely tempting and warming offer this winter.
This special offer is a 2 night break with dinner, bed & breakfast on the first night and bed and breakfast on the second. Dinner is a 3 course meal from the ever popular menu at Cuckoo Brow which is packed full of locally sourced food. The offer is running Sunday – Thursday from 29th October 2018 to 29th March 2019 (excluding Christmas & New Year and school holidays). Choose from twin or double rooms as well as superior. All the above from just £85 per person, a saving of well over 50% on the full tariff rate.
With roaring log fires and wood burners, the Cuckoo brow is an ideal place to stay, eat and drink at this time of year. Head back to inn after a stroll up to Beatrix Potter’s home, Hill Top, after a leisurely cycle on the country lanes or after a venture up any one of the huge choice of fells on the doorstep. The winter menu is full of seasonal and filling dishes to warm guests up with hearty real ales to match for local breweries such as the award winning Watermill Brewery at Ings, Cumbria Legendary Ales and Hawkshead Brewery.
Whether it’s for a pre Christmas couple or family weekend away, a way of using up the remaining annual leave days or to spend some quality couple time in the peace and tranquillity of the Lake District after the festive madness, with fine food, accommodation and at these very attractive prices, the Cuckoo Brow Lake District Inn is ideal. Even better, the Windermere Ferry has now been fixed and is operational again. To check the availability and to book, visit https://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk
Already exceptional value for money for a country house hotel with stunning views, grounds and delicious food, Hunday Manor has an extremely enticing Manager’s Special offer for all to take advantage of.
Exclusively available by booking direct, this seasons Manager’s Special Offer gives guests the opportunity of staying on a one or two night package. Book one night’s bed and breakfast for just £65 per room or two night’s bed and breakfast for just £150 per room which includes £20pp meal allowance on the first night. With a varied locally sourced produce filled menu and delightful setting, the two night package is even more tempting. Only able to stay one night? It’s still a great offer and there’s the choice of the a Lunch, Evening Bar, Table D’hote and A’la Carte menus to choose from suit all tastes and budgets.
All the above and guests will also be treated to complimentary tea and scones on arrival and a FREE upgrade to the best available room at the time. All rates are based on two people sharing a room and are subject to availability.
From the hotel explore the wealth of the Cumbria’s unspoilt west and Western Lake District. The towns of Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven all within easy each with different offering. Packed full of maritime history is Whitehaven. Where market town and industry combine is Workington and Cockermouth being the gateway to the Lake District. Cockermouth is another typical market town with heritage, style, great places to eat and drink and lots of independent shops.
Looking across from the hotel to the fells and Western Lake District beckons. With the Ennerdale and Loweswater fells visible with the majestic Pillar visible leading to the majestic Great Gable and England highest fell, Scafell Pike, it’s all on the doorstep when staying at Hunday Manor Country House Hotel. Visit http://www.hundaymanorhotel.co.uk/ to view availability, book the offer and for more information.
Just a little reminder about the ongoing offer at Brimstone Hotel, the most innovative boutique hotels in the Lake District. Running consistently throughout this year for any bookings made a minimum of 30 days in advance, guests receive 20% discount on all room rates which even applies to the Christmas period.
A 20% saving is extremely enticing and that 20% can go towards sampling some of the amazing food also on offer at the brand new Stove Restaurant & Bar on Langdale Estate and perhaps a bottle of Champagne?
There are many ways in which Brimstone is apart from the rest with individuality at its core. Just 16 suites make up this innovative hotel set within the Langdale Estate, just a handful of yards from the Langdale Hotel reception. Yet even the positioning of the hotel has been eloquently thought of with many people not even realising it is there. To be amongst one of the busiest tourism businesses in the Lake District, take advantage of all the estates facilities yet keep under the radar and remain exclusive and peaceful is yet another feat of genius created by the Langdale Estate and the Brimstone architects and constructors.
To check the rates simply enter the dates required into the search box making sure they are at least 30 days away, it will bring up the available rooms and the available rates including the flexible rate and underneath the rate discounted by 20%. 30 days is not a long time in advance to book and what a fantastic experience to be looking forward to. Booking ahead also means a greater choice of the suites. Maybe it’s an extremely special occasion requiring the Spa Suite or perhaps looking towards winter the thought of a Fireside Suite will be just the ticket.
Read about all the differences you can expect from Brimstone, to check availability and where only Brimstone suites can be booked via their website here http://www.brimstonehotel.co.uk
The new restaurant on the Langdale Estate, Stove is now open and receiving exceptional comments. The décor is unlike any other restaurant in the Lake District. It’s size large and spacious but with annexes and different rooms including areas inside and out, provide a dining experience whether it’s a group, social or intimate.
The new menu is equally as exciting as the interior. The firm ethos is keeping produce local with Cumbrian chicken, lamb and beef as well as locally produced artisan bread from Lovingly Artisan in Staveley. The new menu also features more dishes than previously using meat, fish, vegetables and cheese smoked by Langdale’s own smokehouse close to Wainwright’s Inn. No self respecting restaurant menu is without smoked produce these days, it not only adds an extra flavour dimension but also a very different texture. You can experience lightly smoked produce from everything from Romano peppers to aubergine, cheddar, salmon, lobster and pork ribs.
But for guests staying at the beautiful boutique Brimstone Hotel on the estate, choose in room dining and Stove will come to you. Although it is a must to dine at Stove during a stay, the Brimstone suites are very often hard to leave at the same time. Have the best of both worlds, dine at Stove one evening and enjoy the same quality of food but on your private balcony the next. Visit http://www.brimstonehotel.co.uk/ for more details.
The Langdale Hotel, a 4 star hotel on the Langdale Estate in the Lake District National Park offers everything a guest needs for a perfect Lake District holiday or short break this spring. The lakes are alive now spring has sprung, the longer days and life in the form of new animals, leaves and blooms at every turn.
With everything fresh and vibrant, what better time to visit and head to the fells and it doesn’t need to break the bank. Langdale Hotel has rates starting from just £120 for a Signature Room including breakfast. This rate also includes full use of the leisure facilities and bookings made for stays after April 4th will be able to enjoy the brand new restaurant and bar Stove. Stove will be the all in one dining and drinking destination on the estate with indoor and outdoor seating areas serving food and drink from breakfast until late. Wainwright’s Inn is an option too, a traditional Lakeland inn serving hearty food and real ales daily, most definitely the place for post walk refreshments.
Child free hotels and bed and breakfasts can suit many a guest. Take the business traveller for instance who may travel all year round, requiring quiet to work or just to relax in peace after a long day.
Then there are child free couples who also may not wish to be staying somewhere where children will be. Then there are of course those who have children who really just need a break from them! Maybe they are requiring a romantic weekend getaway and even if the little ones aren’t their little ones, the reminder and lack of escapism is the same.
All in all, there’s really quite a call for child free travel accommodation. Obviously, not all children are loud, not all children run about but it’s about enabling people to relax and enabling those who wish to stay in a child free environment to do so.
Windermere in the heart of the Central Lake District is extremely family and children friendly with lots and lots to see and do. But it also happens to have recently been voted one of the top 5 most romantic destinations to visit. So you see, the two can sit quite happily together as long as there are both family friendly and couple friendly accommodation venues. With lots of romantic places to walk, eat and sleep, its couples heaven.
Travel and holidays in today’s climate is about giving guests the choice and as there is plenty out there, tailoring the choice specifically to the needs of guests.
For the ultimate in romantic accommodation and confirmed by the recent Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards is the Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere. With seven brand new luxury hot tub suites to choose from, the hotel and suites are fully adult only ensuring complete escapism.