Planning a special holiday holiday cottages

Planning a special holiday

So, you’ve booked your stay at one of our beautiful cottages and now you’re looking to experience the best of what The Lake District has to offer. We know it’s the little touches that can make a holiday unforgettable, so go ahead and treat yourself this holiday and browse some of our favourites.

Home Cooking

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

To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years’ experience and will work throughout the county. An accomplished caterer who loves to cook for all types of gatherings.

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. Just read her raving reviews to learn about her famous deserts and the welcoming atmosphere she brings with her.

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 places 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, an award-winning experience in The Lake District renowned for its detailed guided tours and tastings experience. Perfect for craft spirit lovers, and for those who enjoy an impressive gift shop.

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.

Ale lovers will find themselves a little slice of heaven at Hawkshead Brewery, who regularly hosts one of the best brewery tours in The Lake District. For a chilled atmosphere, comfort food and brilliant entertainment, this brewery is a great day out.


Beauty Therapy

Indulge in a luxurious beauty therapy service delivering 5-star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage with My Personal Sanctuary.

OFFER: 10% reduction for guests staying in one of our cottages or holiday homes on any treatments you may wish to indulge in.

Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on 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.

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 girly get together there’s a package to suit & indulge in.

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


Looking for more?

Peruse our guides to learn everything you need to know about making your visit to The Lake District spectacular.


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