Plan that perfect foodie break to a gorgeous country house hotel set against a perfect Cumbrian backdrop.
If the cracking view overlooking Lake Windermere isn’t enough to attract you to this place, then how about faboulous breakfasts and decadent afternoon teas? One look at the menu will have you praying for ‘Lake District weather’ – giving you an excuse to snuggle up indoors sampling dishes like roasted scallops with spiced cauliflower, and apple and raisin pureé.
Originally a hunting lodge, Holbeck Ghyll was turned into a temple to the arts & crafts movement by Lord Lonsdale (the so-called ‘Yellow Earl’), and as you wander past stained glass windows and carved wood paneling, you half expect William Morris to pop out of a room at any moment. It’s the perfect backdrop for enjoying the fruits (and everything else) of head chef David McLaughlin’s labour – all made using locally-sourced produce of course.
If you have room left, they serve a spectacular afternoon tea, too, which you can walk off with a brisk walk round Lake Windemere. Looks like the weather’s cleared up now...