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Featured Log Cabins

When it comes to consistently high review scores Bassenthwaite Lodges really stands out. It is a peaceful location on one of the Lake Districts quietest lakes and offers high quality accommodation. Tremendous views of Bassenthwaite add to the drama of the setting and the park holds the much coveted David Bellamy gold award for conservation. As well as some fantastic walks there are many places worthy …

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It is hard to think of anything better than a long soak in an outdoor hot tub after a day exploring the fells of the Lake District and Avon Wood which nestles on the shore of Windermere fits the bill. It is a small park set in woodland and is close to Bowness and Newby Bridge. The Furness peninsula with the market towns of Ulverston and Cartmel are also close by and you won’t be disappointed with your stay here …

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The unspoiled countryside of the north lakes is the setting for Thanet Well Lodges. The historic market town of Penrith is nearby as is the county town of Carlisle. You can drive to Ullswater easily and you are on the edge of Greystoke forest. Thanet Well has spacious two and three bedroom lodges and is a great get away from it all destination for couples or families looking for a welcome bit of peace and quiet …

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Featured Holiday Parks

If walking or messing around in boats or indeed just peace and quiet are your thing then this highly rated park could be just the thing.Coniston Water which is great for kayaking is just across the road and the village of Torver which has two great pubs is a short drive away. Coniston village has the Ruskin museum and the Gondola among other attractions. This park is …

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Situated within the National Park at the entrance to the beautiful valleys of Eskdale and Wasdale, Seven Acres is in an ideal location to explore the relatively unspoilt Western Lake District. Whether you bring your own tent, tourer or motorhome, or hire one of the plush, fully equipped holiday caravans, the Park will offer an enjoyable and memorable stay in the lake district …

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Located close to Grange-over-Sands, in the heart of the majestic Lake District, this friendly park combines spectacular scenery with excellent facilities – everything you need for an unforgettable family holiday. Winner of the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation, Lakeland’s beautiful grounds are home to a wealth of fabulous facilities. A great choice of park for a …

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Featured Hotels

Discover The Lakes knows the Swan Hotel well, we have stayed there, eaten there and used it for meetings. Originally an old coaching inn it has an enviable riverside location perfect for alfresco dining or drinks on a sunny day. The rooms are of a good standard and the food although not cheap has always been of an excellent standard.Newby Bridge could be called the gateway to the lakes as you are a stones throw from Windermere itself and a short drive from either Bowness …

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If your main criteria is a luxury hotel with a lakeside setting and a conservatory with views over the lake to the mountains then we have found it for you. The hotel was once owned by one of the pioneer celebrity chefs John Tovey and it still holds the reputation for fine dining that he established. The rooms are elegant and afternoon tea in the conservatory is a delight. In our opinion one of the best luxury hotels in the lake district and well worth a look …

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Moss Grove has an enviable situation in the heart of Grasmere village and has eco friendly credentials.It is a classic Victorian building so the rooms have that spacious feel,breakfast ingredients are sourced locally and evening meals although not available in Moss grove can be taken at restaurants within walking distance. For a romantic break there are special treats such as champagne and indulgent chocolates on offer.A great place to stay in Grasmere for a break …

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Featured Cottages

the terrace windermere

The Terrace, Windermere is a unique row of grade II listed large holiday homes located in the heart of Windermere village, yet conveniently secluded from the hustle of the town in private grounds. Whether it’s a short break or a full week, you’re celebrating something or simply getting together with friends and family you’ll have a great time at The Terrace Windermere…

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Oaks Farm Cottage

This charming 16th-century, beamed holiday cottage occupies a quiet position, yet stands only 400 yards from the heart of Ambleside – one of the more popular Lakeland locations. One of three, Oaks Farm Cottage has been carefully refurbished, retaining original character and featuring an 18th-century fireplace with log-burning stove which provides ….

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Bluebird Cottage Coniston

Coniston is a great choice of location and this ex quarrymans cottage is set high up looking over the village, lake and surrounding fells. The village has a good number of amenities for the self caterer although all the local pubs offer bar food during the day and into the evening. The cottage has an open plan layout, stylishly furnished with kitchen, bathroom …

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Featured Businesses on Discover The Lakes

The Masons Arms

This quaint and delightful Inn offers travellers a cosy atmospheric bar with old fireplaces, roaring log fires, low beamed ceilings, quirky furniture and has a true Lake District feel. The Masons is a great escape with its contemporary style holiday cottages, apartments and suites with magnificent views. Be tempted by this perfect hideaway with its host of ales and beers and range of local dishes served inside and outside on our all …

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Burnside Park

Burnside Park is notable for its prime location. Nestling in the woods just three hundred meters from the shoreline of Windermere Lake on Bowness Bay, and just a short stroll of three hundred meters from the centre of Bowness village itself. The resort comprises of 46 luxury self catering cottages and apartments, there are one bedroom sleep four units and two bed sleep six units all of which can offer a very high standard of self catering …

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Low Parkamoor Cottage

Park-a-Moor is an off-grid remote traditional farmhouse. It is the perfect retreat from modern living and a total eco experience. It offers stunning views over Coniston Water and the Old Man in a remarkable and rare location. It is eco living all the way with no mains services. The house is served by a traditional Lakeland composting toilet, pure fell water straight from the well, with cooking and hot water provided by the …

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