General Chat Thread, Weekend away in General; Looking to have 3 nights away starting Thursday 25th November, potentially looking at Lake District area, been looking Windermere, can ...
14th October 2010, 08:15 PM #1
Looking to have 3 nights away starting Thursday 25th November, potentially looking at Lake District area, been looking Windermere, can anyone recommend anything?
There is a new Premmier Inn at Kendal but would like to make it a little bit of a more special weekend some where other than a Premmier Inn.
Over to you people.
14th October 2010, 08:38 PM #2
14th October 2010, 08:53 PM #3
I would have suggested Lake District Hotels: Newby Bridge Hotel had i seen this thread earler - beautiful hotel, all mod cons, pool.
Me and the wife went for our first anniversary a couple of years back.
14th October 2010, 09:36 PM #4
Depends what you're after... cosy B&B? I always use Farmhouse Holiday | Farm B & B | Farm Stay - had a few great places off there, no real "misses" so far. I hate chain hotels - prefer to take a risk!
If you had a good lot of cash to lavish... Hotels in Lancashire Country House Hotel Small Luxury Hotel is very nice, but only peripherally near the lakes
14th October 2010, 09:53 PM #5
Have a great weekend
15th October 2010, 12:58 AM #6
Thanks for the replies, I will see what the place is like I have booked.
The Premmier Inn isn't too much price different but fancied something different
15th October 2010, 11:48 AM #7
Here Gilpin Lodge - Luxury Windermere Hotels, Lake District, Country House Hotel, Cumbria or here Michelin Star Restaurant - L if you want a REALLY special outing and you like good food and have plenty of spare cash...or here The INN AT WHITEWELL - not the Lakes - but close by at the underrated Trough Of Bowland - see the Outside pictures section - very pretty part of the country.
15th October 2010, 11:53 AM #8
another thumbs up for Gilpin Lodge...it is a treat!!
15th October 2010, 12:15 PM #9
they have some great deals on secret hotels there all 5 star but really cheap it will tell you what area it is but not what the hotel is called till after you have booked although you can work out which it is if you search area and 5 star hotel usually on google by description i have used secret hotels all over the uk and they have always been really nice and special
15th October 2010, 12:20 PM #10
OK, don't go to Kendal if you are to visit the lakes as it isn't really anywhere scenic, or even Windermere (too touristy) if you can avoid it. If you have time I would recommend either here: The Pooley Bridge Inn, English Lake District accommodation situated beside Lake Ullswater or somewhere in the Kesick area. The main problem is that if you don't know where you are going it takes an age to get anywhere, especially if you've ravelled a distance to get there. And if you are after a little 'fun' try a drive up Hardknott and Wynott pass. It's a rather intersting little road:
YouTube - XS1100 over Hardknott Pass
Oh, and buy some gingerbread in Grasmere if you can. It's rather morish
15th October 2010, 01:20 PM #11
The Premier Inn in Kendal is just down the road from me ........... it's a brand new build. If you're in the Kendal area there is a CAMRA beer festival on!!!! )
15th October 2010, 01:26 PM #12
Originally Posted by MatthewL
Let me get this straight... you ask the amassed holiday experts where to stay at 19:15, and by 19:38 you haven't had any responses so you go ahead and book somewhere anyway? Weird.
Originally Posted by MatthewL
15th October 2010, 01:59 PM #13
15th October 2010, 04:38 PM #14
Seconded - thats really good fun - I did it when there was still a little snow down and nearly wet myself on the downhill bit.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
16th October 2010, 03:19 AM #15
Thanks for replies.
In reply to powdarrmonkey I know it was quick but I also had a few people not on here looking for places for me and I found that one and got a good deal so booked it. Will be looking to again if the weekend we go is ok, will look at the places that have been posted.
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