In this series of posts we’re taking you on a virtual tour through the glorious county of Yorkshire and the very North of England. And when you’re talking of North England, where better to start the conversation than the beautiful, lyrical Lake District?
The Lake District National Park is in the North-West County of Cumbria, famous for its dramatic landscapes and the literary traditions of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The Lakes are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain, so in this post we’re discussing brilliant places to stay which give you the best views in Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.
On the shores of Lake Windermere, Graythwaite Cottages are set in the lovely green surroundings of its own 5,000 acre estate in Ulverston. This is self catering at its most beautiful, with eighteen luxury cottages to choose from, all fully kitted out with unbeatable Lake District views. A retreat here allows you to breathe a sigh of relief and let the peaceful seclusion envelop you like a hug. Graythwaite Cottages are perfect for breaks with groups of friends, families or couples looking for a quiet getaway.
From £385 for 3-4 night break
If a caravan holiday is your perfect idea of a break, the Lake District will not disappoint you. The Waters Edge Caravan Park is a sparkling emerald patch just outside of Kendal. A stay in this open, green space is literally a breath of fresh air. All the facilities that you need to keep you entertained are on site, making the Waters Edge an ideal family Lake break and that includes the dog too.
From £20.15 per night
Stepping into the Fairfield Guest House is like stepping into your very own fairytale cottage in the Lake District. This traditional country house has been fully modernised inside giving guests a comfortable, contemporary stay. Sitting above Bowness village, the Fairfield gives guests the greatest views of the lakes and mountains that make this region of Cumbria so spectacular.
From £84 per night
Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Derwentwater and the fells when you stay at Swiss Court Guest House. Centrally placed in the market town of Keswick, Swiss Court is the perfect base to experience the wide variety of outdoor activities on offer in the North Lakes. Or if you’re more of the indoorsy type, enjoy your Lake District surroundings from the comfort of your room.
From £37 per night
Country comfort awaits you at the Bluebird Lodge just outside of Coniston. Set in a peaceful pocket of the Lake District, Bluebird Lodge enjoys some of the loveliest views in the area. When you stay at Bluebird Lodge, guests are given a warm Cumbrian welcome, with a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast, before you set out on a fell trek or cycle.
From £30 per night
Green is the name of the game in Grasmere at the Moss Grove Organic Hotel. Stay in any one of the eleven luxury rooms in this beautiful area, jam packed with unbeatable Lake District scenery. At Moss Grove they appreciate nature by being environmentally friendly, so what better way to celebrate that than to take a long walk around the nearby Rydal Water?
From £55 per night
L’Enclume Restaurant with Rooms is located in the idyllic village of Cartmel, a lesser known part of the Western English Lake District. The sixteen rooms are all designed to be bespoke and luxurious, so no two stays are exactly the same. L’Enclume is at one with its luscious green surroundings in its quintessential, English Lakes medieval village.
From £119 per night
The Lake District is one of the most breath taking parts of Northern England, the scenery speaks for itself. We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the places to stay with the best views, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. For more information about where to stay in the Lake District visit www.britainsbestbreaks.tv/lake-district.asp .