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Celebrating mothers day
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago
The old saying that ‘time flies’ is certainly true, and with that in mind, Mothers Day ­­­­will soon be upon us. Whether you’re planning a Mothering Sunday surprise, or if you are simply looking for ways to treat your mum more often, this article will give you all of the ideas you need to make any trip to the Lake District with your mum a resounding success. Lunch with a View For Mother’s Day, we know that you’ll already have the perfect breakfast in bed that caters specifically to her tastes, complete with a bouquet of her... continue reading
Valentine's Day Hearts
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Where better for the perfect Valentine’s evening than by Lake Windermere? Whether you’re planning a romantic surprise, a dramatic proposal or a simple but meaningful evening with your other half, Windermere Marina Village have a plan perfectly tailored for you. Beautiful Accommodation Firstly, you’ll need some stunning accommodation from which to base your Valentine’s plans with ease. Luckily, Windermere Marina Village’s luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District is the answer to your problems. We are perfectly placed for you to... continue reading
Afternoon Tea
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago
Afternoon tea has been increasingly popular over the last few years and with good reason. Who would say no to a selection of savoury and sweet snacks available to them, accompanied with a cup of the finest tea, coffee or, if you’re partial to an alcoholic beverage, a cool glass of champagne? The Lake District offers one of the UK’s most picturesque settings to enjoy afternoon tea with your loved ones, with views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. In this article, we take a look at some of the very best places to enjoy afternoon tea in the Lake... continue reading
self catering cooking
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago
With the ‘January blues’ well and truly set in, you can be forgiven for taking a look at potential getaway destinations, but with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. You may be considering a sunny getaway to an all-inclusive resort, or you may well be looking for a short getaway to a scenic part of the UK. While we can’t guarantee you’ll get sun here in the Lake District, we can certainly offer you some of the most iconic views that the UK has to offer and a perfect self-catering base to see them from. In the article, we’... continue reading
family holding hands
Posted: 5 months 5 days ago
After the New Year, many people start thinking about booking their next break and, with February half term just around the corner, now is the perfect time to arrange a family getaway. The Lake District is no longer regarded as just a summer destination; on the contrary, with cosy pubs and plenty of places to visit, winter is a fantastic time of year to come to the Lakes. So, why not take a well-deserved break when the kids are off school? Bring the whole family to Windermere and enjoy the best the Lakes have to offer. Why Should You Visit Windermere in February? Is... continue reading
January blues
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago
January. Christmas is over, the decorations have been packed away and you’re back behind your desk at work with nothing to look forward to. It may not be surprising that a lot of people claim to have the ‘January Blues’ during what is considered by some as the gloomiest month of the year. Whilst it’s natural for your mood to take a dip after the excitement of the festive season, it doesn’t have to be permanent; there are plenty of ways in which you can pick yourself back up again. Here are some of our tried and tested methods for ensuring... continue reading
merry christmas from windermere marina village
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago
It’s hard to imagine a more magical place to be than the Lake District at Christmas time. With snow often to be seen on the higher peaks at this time of year, you can dream of a white Christmas while you’re here. Book your luxury self-catering accommodation in the Lake District now and don’t miss a moment of the festive fun. There's so much to do in the run up to Christmas, from Christmas markets to craft workshops, and if you have little ones hoping for a chance to meet Santa, there are plenty of opportunities in the Lake District.   Winter... continue reading
quiet bench in the lake district
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago
Parts of the Lake District can be incredibly busy, and it’s no wonder. This quintessentially British holiday destination attracts over fifteen million visitors a year, so sometimes you may find that the most popular tourist spots and attractions can be over run with people, especially during certain times of the year. But, fortunately, the Lakes is home to a surprising amount of wonderful relatively unknown destinations and things to do that you can enjoy and savour without great swarms of crowds around you. Here are just a few of the hidden gems in the Lake... continue reading