With Christmas out of the way and New Year celebrations recovered from its now time to think about taking advantage of the New Year sales in the hotel world. Not only is getting away for a few days a way of breaking up the winter but the great discounts shouldn’t be missed.
Applegarth Villa hotel in the centre of Windermere has a “3 for 2” offer on their hotel rooms which runs until 13 April 2017*. Stay any two nights and receive the 3rd night free on bed and breakfast stays in the hotel (the cheapest night is free of charge). This offer equates to a 3 night bed and breakfast stay with savings up to £475 as the offer also applies to the seven brand new luxury hot tub suites.
Whether it’s for walking, cycling, attractions, shopping or simply complete relaxation, Windermere makes an excellent choice for those seeking any or all of those requirements from a short break. The Lake District and especially the hot spots in the southern lakes such as Windermere are fully open and ready for guests. Being that but quieter than many other times of the year aids the feeling of relaxation but with the benefit of all the facilities still to enjoy.
To book this offer please call the Applegarth team on 015394 43206, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference VG342 or you can book online via http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk
* Excluding the Valentines weekends and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. It even applies to the brand new suites equating to a saving of up to £475 on this 3 night break.
You’ve been working all week, lunch is nothing special just a quick bite yet it is still possible to go out in the evening to a restaurant for dinner. Head to the weekend though, two days to make a break from the week day norm and the perfect way to make the weekend special and different is to do lunch.
Enjoy not just dining in the day but also being able to take advantage of lunch time pricing, being anything up to 50% cheaper than the evening menus in the same establishment.
Sunday lunch has been made even more exciting proposition at one hotel in Grasmere. Oak Bank Hotel and their restaurant the 2 AA Rosette The Dining Room is #theplacetobe for a decadent lunch thanks to new Head Chef Gary McDermott. With a menu changing weekly taking advantage of the Cumbrian larder and seasonal produce, expect a true fine dining experience at lunch time. With a choice of three starters, main courses and deserts, the price is just £21.95 for 2 courses, £25 for three providing great value for a fine dining lunch.
Afterwards take a wander around Grasmere village with its pretty, independent shops and galleries or perhaps walk along the River Rothay.
Rooms on a Sunday evening at the Oak Bank Hotel in Grasmere start from £128 including breakfast based on 2 people sharing or make a weekend out of it. For more information on the hotel, availability and The Dining Room visit, http://www.lakedistricthotel.co.uk/
Sign up to the Langdale Fan Club and receive a huge 15% off room rates at the hotel. The hotel is beautifully designed inside and out and offers a choice of rooms, Lakeland signature, Roomy Lakeland Signature, Waterside Feature, Ultimate rooms and the Attic Feature room. All have been recently refurbished to connect and echo the immediate environment with natural finishes used including lots of wood and local slate. Inclusive within the room rate as standard is free use of leisure facilities and pool for the duration of the stay and Wi-Fi.
The Langdale Estate is in a special location offering unique facilities for visitors to the Lake District. Privately owned and run it encompasses a 4 star 48 bedroom hotel, the Brimstone Hotel of 16 luxury suites, timeshare and self catering lodges and cottages, a luxury spa and leisure facility, traditional Lakeland pub and brand new Stove Restaurant. Stove offers diners food and drinks from brunch until late, private dining as well as indoor and outdoor tables. A strong emphasis on the environment, sustaining and conserving it evident throughout the estate with a large emphasis on using local suppliers especially when it comes to the food served in Stove and Wainwright’s Inn.
The Langdale Fan Club is quick and easy to join by visiting http://www.langdale.co.uk/ . Not only will fans be eligible for the 15% discount offer but also other exclusive rates and offers delivered by email to fans. These rates and offers will be made available exclusively to fans only and not available anywhere else. Just remember to book 30 days or more in advance to be eligible for the 15% discount.
It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since half term but already the summer holidays are upon everyone.
Booking late is most definitely the most popular way for today’s short breakers and holidaymakers and this is a great strategy especially for staycations and the unreliable weather in the UK. But when it comes to the school summer holidays, the late gamble doesn’t always pay off, taking the family on holiday is a must come rain or shine.
As July approaches and availability is getting less and less across the board especially is regions such as the Lake District and Cumbria, it is wise to get that holiday booked asap. This is even more the case in 2016 with the fantastic weather the region has enjoyed.
Penrith, the Eden Valley and as far down as Orton are extremely family friendly destinations with plenty of activities on the doorstep, plenty of events and yet plenty of space for complete relaxation. Guided hikes and walks, family friendly cycle trails, the Rheged Centre for films, food and indoor activities are all on the doorstep ready to entertain whatever the weather. A guide to the region as well as all the events happening throughout the school holidays can be found on the Eden District Tourism website visiteden.co.uk.
Family friendly accommodation can be found at Tebay M6 Services Hotel. A relaxed hotel with family rooms, delicious food and just 2 minutes from the M6 motorway for ease travelling to and from as well as getting about on days out. Choose to visit the Lake District or head into the North Pennines, each just a few minutes drive of the hotel. Advance Purchase family rates start from £139 including breakfast.
The Cumbria Way provides a great insight into the landscape of the Lake District and Cumbria taking walkers through the heart of this stunning county.
Whether you know the Lake District National Park and Cumbria or are new to this region, the route starting in Ulverston and finishing in Carlisle (or the reverse) takes in the diverse yet all equally as beautiful sectors. The full route is 73 miles long and is an official long distance walking route yet a very attainable one being relatively low in ascent. The main requirement being the time required to complete this quite lengthy yet very rewarding route.
If time is a factor then why not do a stage or 2 of the route. Stages 2 and 3 as suggested by many walking resources are Coniston to Langdale and Langdale to Keswick. Scenic beauty no matter which way you look and for those who are new to walking in the Lake District it is an ideal way to spend a couple of days. Knowing parts of this famous route have been experienced is quite an accomplishment.
These 2 stages take in Coniston Water, Tarn Hows, the Langdale Valley, Elterwater, Derwentwater the mighty Skiddaw and Blencathra coming in to view at Keswick. Experience rivers, lakes, valleys and some of the highest peaks in the UK, a true taste of the region.
Using Langdale as a base is ideal both for location as well as the choice of places to stay. With walking being the aim of the game it seems appropriate to mention the Brimstone Hotel on the Langdale Estate as it has a Berghaus Bootroom. Guests of the hotel can borrow the latest Berghaus walking gear from a selection that covers every season from day sacks to waterproofs, fleeces and boots. Book 30 days or more in advance and receive 20% off the room rates there with bed & breakfast from £200 per room. Call 015394 38062 to enquire or visit http://www.brimstonehotel.co.uk
Think of Windermere and think of the quintessentially Sothern Lake District, the giant Lake Windermere and the fells. But one Hotelier is adding another yet another reason to visit this village and area, whisky!
Applegarth Villa Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere have been one of the leading locations for single malt whisky enjoyment in the area with over 50 available including a rare 40 year old Glenfarclas. Three new members of the family have been added to the selection, Glenfarclas Family Casks 1966, 1986 and 1995. These special releases were distilled in their respective years and bottled in either Spring or Winter 2015.
Single malt whisky is having a grand time of it at the moment. Sales are soaring to such an extent some distilleries are running out of certain ages. As gin and vodka, whisky now appeals to everyone, has such varied and interesting flavours and accents and with Scotland being the home of this drink, something with relatively little drink miles!
And lets not forget the whisky even closer to home being produced at the Lakes Distillery. The One whisky, a blend, is already widely available and gaining much praise. The exciting news is it’s only 2 years until the first Lake District single malt will be ready. With the quality of the water around Bassenthwaite where the distillery is based, the taste will be lightly peated like the whiskies found in The Highlands. For now, enjoy The One on the terrace or in the bar at Applegarth Villa. Visit http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk for more details.