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Planning a special holiday

Georgie 27 February 2018

So, you’ve booked your stay at one of our beautiful cottages and now you’re looking to experience the very best of what The Lake District has to offer. We know it’s the little luxurious touches that can make a holiday unforgettable and special, so go ahead and plan a treat or two for yourself this holiday. Browse some of our favourite suggestions from the team here at Lakeland Cottage Company. We appear to be a pampered lot!

Home Cooking

Whether you’re looking to host a private dinner party whilst your away, to cater for a special event or just to avoid the washing up, why not order from one of these highly regarded local caterers.

We recommend ordering a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years’ experience and will work throughout the county and is an accomplished caterer who loves to cook for all types of gatherings.

Fine local produce

Based in the village of Hesket Newmarket, Debby Bainbridge of Choice Catering creates quality home-cooked food using fine local produce from The Lake District. Read her rave reviews and learn about her famous desserts, plus the welcoming atmosphere she brings with her.

Champagne and cake

For over 25 years Lucy’s of Ambleside has been feeding residents and visitors of The Lake District with her delicious food. Whether you want to dine alone or personalise the menu, Lucy has it all covered, she’ll even bake a cake, chill the champagne and decorate the table if you need!

Fine Dining

If you’re craving a luxury gastro break and some fine dining, there are few better regions in the country to visit than The Lake District. Heralded as the new gastronomic capital, the Lakes is home to a wealth of eateries offering astounding food in some equally impressive settings. Read our full guide here.

Wine Tasting

Visit The Lakes Distillery for an award-winning experience. Renowned for its detailed guided tours and tastings experience, it is perfect for craft spirit lovers, and for those who enjoy an impressive gift shop.

Wine Merchants

The Porterage Co, one of Cumbria’s largest independent wine merchants, offer wine tasting evenings. From introductions to wine tasting to round the world tours, it’s an educational yet delicious experience.

Real Ale

Ale lovers will find themselves in a little slice of heaven at Hawkshead Brewery. They regularly host one of the best brewery tours in The Lake District and provide a chilled atmosphere, comfort food and brilliant entertainment. We recommend this brewery for a great day out.

Beauty Therapy

Indulge in a luxurious beauty therapy service delivering five-star quality organic treatments in the comfort of your holiday cottage with My Personal Sanctuary.


Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you experience in calm, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark upon your treatment journey. Using heated day beds and lovely fresh organic products the therapists offer a range of treatments from warming deep tissue massage, replenishing facials, hand & feet treats, to holistic full body journeys. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay.

Special occasion

Whatever the occasion whether it’s an anniversary, mums-to-be, tired new mums & dads, a romantic break, birthday celebration, reunion, corporate event, family fun or a girly get together there’s a package to suit and indulge everyone.

For more information on the treatment packages and to book your home visit please visit the My Personal Sanctuary website

Try our guides to find out more about making the most of your visit to spectacular The Lake District.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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