Spring has well and truly sprung in time for the Easter Weekend. Where better to spend it than Cumbria? With some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, some of the best walks, daffodils galore and lambing season in full swing, Springtime in The Lakes is the place to be!
See Spring blossoming at The Samling
Overlooking Windermere and placed just a stone’s throw away from the idyllic town of Ambleside, The Samling is the perfect place to witness all things Spring, this Easter.
Guests can wander to their hearts content in the hotel’s 67 acres of grounds, where a beautiful woodland is home to vast expanses of picturesque spring blossoms – from bluebells to daffodils and snowdrops to crocuses. The grounds are also home to a whole host of stunning wildlife, including red squirrels, barn owls and buzzing bees, a real treat to see at this time of year.
The Samling allows guests to enjoy a sense of discrete luxury with 12 contemporary suites, exceptional fine dining, one of the world’s best wine lists and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake. The Samling’s core value is attentive yet genuine and unobtrusive service, with the ability to cater for all guests’ needs. Be it advice on extreme adventure or a cocktail masterclass after a day of strolling through The Lakes, The Samling have a range of experts on hand to assist, making each and every stay utterly tailored and unique.
To find out more, please visit www.thesamlinghotel.co.uk
Easter egg hunts galore at Beach House Holidays
Celebrate Easter as a family at Beech House Holidays – a Cumbrian getaway complete with everything families need to make cherished memories. The beautifully converted 18th Century barn provides luxury self-catered accommodation for up to eight people, with an exceptionally stylish interior, lavish fabrics and fittings, huge bath-tubs and sumptuous beds. Tucked away in 20 acres of secluded private Cumbrian countryside, the beautiful surroundings provide the perfect playground for children to have an easter egg hunt, run around and explore. With farm animals such as lambs and horses, beautiful gardens full of spring foliage and a whole host of walks from the barn, Beach House Holidays makes for the ultimate outdoors Spring Weekend. ‘Simple suppers’ can also be requested which includes a delicious home-cooked meal with two bottles of wine and a fabulous cheeseboard – perfect for a stress-free weekend the family will love.
Prices at Beech House Holidays start from £350 a night, with a two-night minimum stay for up to eight guests with an exclusive-use basis. For further information visit www.beechhouseholiday.co.uk.
Easter exploration at the Hare & Hounds
The Hare & Hounds has everything visitors could want for a no-frills Easter break; a lively bar, a proper pub menu with an emphasis on comfort food, and boutique accommodation designed for lazy lie-ins.
Accommodation options include five bed and breakfast rooms, as well as a self-catering Barn Annexe, all beautifully styled with lots of thoughtful touches to make for a lovely stay. Guests can also discover the nearby damson orchards and walking routes for all abilities from Lyth Valley to the foothills of the Lake District, and tougher routes up Whitbarrow Scar and Arnside Knot.
The newly-unveiled, locally-sourced summer menu from head chef Allan Kay includes comforting classics alongside Mediterranean style sharing boards and authentic Italian pizzas hand-rolled in its kitchen.
Easily reached from the M6, the A590, and Oxenholme train station, the Hare & Hounds offers complete seclusion and relaxation without the rates of a large hotel. The barn annexe is priced £150 per night bed and breakfast. Bed and breakfast rooms within the main pub start from £85 per night.
For more information, please visit www.hareandhoundslevens.co.uk/
Switch off this Easter break and escape to Brimstone Hotel & Spa.
For those looking to switch off this Easter break, Brimstone Hotel in the glorious Lake District is the place – a haven of tranquillity with unmatched service in relaxed yet opulent surroundings.
Guests can pass on the Easter eggs and instead indulge themselves at Brimstone Spa, with seven thermal experiences, a relaxation pool, several chill out areas and luxurious treatment rooms, they won’t want to leave!
For those wanting to get some fresh air they can explore some of the finest landscape in the UK, Brimstone Hotel provides everything from route maps to specialist Arc’teryx mountaineering gear for those that wish to brave the fell tops of the Langdale Valley. After a day of exploring, guests can head back to the cosy Reading Room to put their feet up and enjoy a complimentary feast of fresh pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and other afternoon tea goodies.
Rooms at Brimstone cost from £350 per night including breakfast in bed, Brimstone Spa access, Reading Room treats and outdoor kit hire. To find out more visit www.brimstonehotel.co.uk
Springtime in The Lakes is the place to be!