Macdonald Leeming House Hotel, Ullswater

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Leeming House approach

Macdonald Leeming House Hotel, Ullswater As of July 2017, the Lake District national park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In so doing it became the 31st UK site, a “cultural landscape reflecting the combined works of nature and man”. The beauty of the landscape plus thousands of years of agriculture and industry has inspired generations of artists, poets and writers. …

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The bucolic delights of the Cottage in the Wood

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The Cottage in the Wood

The bucolic delights of the Cottage in the Wood If there’s a restaurant with rooms that can offer a better Lakeland view than the Cottage in the Wood, then I’d like to know about it. Sitting on a terrace surrounded by trees, with a glass of Champagne and the mighty Skiddaw in the distance is my idea of perfection. At …

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Ravenstone Lodge weekend break, Bassenthwaite

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Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge weekend break, Bassenthwaite Ravenstone Lodge is a small hotel in the northern Lake District on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, some five miles north of Keswick. Nestling at the foot of the mighty Skiddaw mountain range, this was once a Victorian coach house and occupies five acres of unspoilt countryside. It’s a three-star hotel with an AA Rosette …

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Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere

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Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere

Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Windermere Windermere is known for its tourist hustle and bustle in the towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. However,  Britain’s largest natural lake is tranquil at its southern end,  yet only twenty minutes from the M6. The scenery may be less dramatic than that of the mountainous north, but it remains breathtaking. On this southern shore, …

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