Keswick – Where Rugged Meets Beauty in the Lake District

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Keswick, where most people who have ever visited the Lake District will have been to at least once, where there are wall to wall mountains and lakes.

Keswick is a relatively short journey up the A591 from Ambleside and Grasmere yet it seems a million miles away. Ambleside and Grasmere are simply stunning, quaint and picturesque and far smaller in terms of population. Keswick on the other hand is far more dramatic, the geology far more rugged and extreme, typical of the Northern Lake District. This ruggedness combined with the terrain naturally makes this a highly popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and anyone who loves outdoor pursuits. Even travelling to Keswick is a joy. From the west and the A66 suddenly becomes a lakeside road with Bassenthwaite running beside it to travelling from the south and the making your way up one of the top 10 most scenic roads in the UK, the A591.

But why is it that Keswick not only drawers adventure seekers but also people who simply want to take it easy? Well that’s because Keswick is simply stunning at the time. Yes there are the rugged, mountainous areas but there are also such idyllic spots as Cat Bells and the Castle Rigg Stone Circle. Both these places of interest should be visited by all regardless of age or thrill seeking necessity.

As is the quality of the Landscape so too is the quality of the Keswick businesses. Luxury self catering cotatges and apartments can be found in an abundance with the chance to enjoy some of the famous Lakeland produce find so widely in the restaurants in Keswick. Keswick does also have a super Booths store where anyone that has frequented one will have no choice but to purchase some of the high quality and often local foods on offer there.

Head to The Lakeland Cottage Company for luxury holiday cottages in Keswick including Visit England 4 and 5 star graded properties available for full week and short break bookings.

Spa-tacular special offers at Surrey hotel

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Everyone loves a special offer but there’s no need to compromise on a spot of luxury at the same time with the month of September being the ideal month to capture both.

With so many having hectic lifestyles, September is the perfect time to relax and unwind in preparation for the final quarter of the year. Think relaxation – think spas, the ultimate way to put any worries and stresses behind you. After a super summer, it’s now time for a spa-tastic September.

BSPA at Brooklands Hotel in Surrey is brimming full of September special offers. The state of the art spa and fitness facility housed in the Brooklands Hotel on the historic racing circuit is leading the way in spas in the Surrey and Weybridge areas. Coupled with all the services and amenities of the hotel, the spa offers one off treatments through to full packages.

During September enjoy 10% off the “Spa Life” spa day. Full of deep relaxation treatments, massages, facials as well as a light lunch with soft drink and a glass of fizz, treat someone special or book and take a friend.
Another highlight offer, the BSPA Signature Treatment is truly “Divine”. Using the Divine range by Caudalie the package includes a body scrub and full body massage before moving onto a bespoke facial treatment. This full body rejunvenation is just £120 saving £43 on the individual treatments. Also look out for the free BSPA app, late availability deals and the new loyalty card.

The Brooklands Hotel in Surrey special offers extend to accommodation and the 1907 Restaurant & Bar so make a super special offer weekend or overnight stay of it.
http://www.brooklandshotelsurrey.com/special-offers

Grazia competition to win luxury spa break at Brimstone Hotel Lake District

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But be quick, you’ve got long. August the 31st is the closing date for the competition in conjunction with the Grazia magazine, the leading fashion, beauty and celebrity weekly publication. To mark the 25th Birthday of IMEDEEN the skin supplement brand, entrants will have the chance to win a luxury 2 night spa weekend for 2 at the boutique Brimstone Hotel on the Langdale Estate in the Lake District.

The two night break consists of luxury from arrival where the lucky winners will be greeted by their personal host and shown to their base for the weekend, one of the luxury Brimstone suites. If it’s warm relax on the private balcony terrace or if it’s cool, light the wood burning stove. Breakfast is included from the chefs at the super stylish new restaurant on the Langdale Estate, Stove. Choose to sit in the light and airy restaurant or have breakfast delivered to the suite, the balconies make great breakfast rooms.

Simply answer the question on the competition page here and fill in contact details. A lucky winner will be selected at random after the closing date of August 31st 2016 and the prize is based on 2 people sharing the room.

Brimstone is leading the way in luxury hotel accommodation in the Lake District National Park and throughout the north of England. The combination of the stunning Lake District setting, the quirkiness of the fixtures and fittings and operation of the hotel, it’s commitment to the environment and the wealth of facilities guests can use and enjoy on the Langdale Estate makes Brimstone one of a kind.

Lake District yoga retreat in top 7 worldwide

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The London Evening Standard have recently written an article on their top 7 health retreats worth visiting this summer. With the warmer weather on its way, holidays booked, it’s now time to think about looking and feeling your best.

The retreats located around the world have been selected from some of the most popular holiday destinations around, Malaysia, Mauritius, Bali and Italy to name four. But closer to home for those living in the UK is an exciting new choice in the form of the Brimstone Hotel on the Langdale Estate in the Lake District.

Brimstone Hotel is a luxury hotel of just 16 suites located amongst the woodland and fells of the Langdale Valley. The retreats held there range from yoga focused to fitness and retreats for the mind and bowl too and all organised by the Lake District based wellness experts The Well Connected. Two highly successful 3 night retreats have already taken place.

Upcoming wellness retreats at Brimstone Luxury Lake District Hotel in 2016 include ones from Purearth – Juice, Yoga & Spa, House of Voga – Exclusive Yoga Retreat and Olivia Cooney – Lavish Fitness Retreat. Take advantage of the Brimstone Reading Room where The Well Connected provide healthy snacks and drinks there, enjoy also private balconies and 5 star accommodation. All this and the lake District fells and landscape on the doorstep to explore. Brimstone also provide all the walking kit you’ll need too in conjunction with Berghaus.

A glorious new holiday apartment in Grange over Sands

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In fact this new self catering property is not just glorious and located in Grange over Sands but it also has a gold award from Visit England.

Marketed by The Lakeland Cottage Company, the luxury holiday accommodation agency based in Grange over Sands with extensive knowledge of the area, 1 Woodheads is set within a Regency style villa with jaw dropping views across Morecambe Bay.

The views are sunning but head inside and the real delights await, sympathetic interior design at its most current and luxurious. Look up to the ceiling to view the original plasterwork, glance across to the sand stone fireplace with woodburner and take in all the beautiful furnishing.

Outside, the French doors open out onto the veranda and landscaped garden with the view beyond. Pre dinner drinks and nibbles an absolute must or in the summer, an alfresco breakfast.

Extras include a complimentary basket of logs, bottle of Prosecco and locally made chocolates, 10% discount at Clare House Restaurant in Grange over Sands and at Christmas, a tree all decorated and festive.
The location of 1 Woodheads is 5 miles from the town of Grange over Sand yet just under 2 miles from the village of Cartmel, the culinary capital of Cumbria and also the home to the famous Cartmel Race Course. This property is ideal for easy access to any of the race meetings at Cartmel.

More fabulous images of this 5 star apartment in Grange over Sands can be found here as well as booking an availability details.

Enjoy an extra night at Grange over Sands luxury B&B

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Grange over Sands is a 365 day a year destination. With one of the highest national averages in temperature and climate in the north west of England, experience above average temperatures in the winter months and the breeze, beaches and views in the summer. Easy to access by train or by car, Grange over Sands is just a stones throw away from the Lake District fells but also so much of Cumbria’s coastline.

Bay Villa is the newest B&B in Grange over Sands having opened its doors in April 2014 but despite being a relatively business in the regions tourism sector, the pedigree of both the building and the people behind it have experience in abundance. The building, constructed in 18 and designed by one of Cumbria’s most famous architects. Located on Main Street amongst similar period buildings, quiet yet within a short walk of Grange’s town centre and with spectacular views over Morecambe Bay, it is the place for those wanting a complete getaway from it all. All this, yet within easy reach of so many of the Lake District villages and sights.

During certain off peak months, guests booking a midweek break Sunday to Thursday can enjoy three night’s or more accommodation and breakfast and receive a free night to add onto it. The emphasis at this B&B is relaxation and “The Slow Life”, read more about this on their website. Suffice to say, you choose what you want to do, when you want to do it without any hustle, bustle or hassle. The generosity of the accommodation is key to the success so far of this business. Just 3 rooms, well really suites, where there is more than enough room for a table and chairs where breakfast is delivered to at a time that suits the guests.

With Cartmel on the doorstep, the Lake District National Park within touching distance, Morecambe Bay and all its; gloriousness, there’s no wonder why Grange over Sands is somewhere people keep coming back to. This well kept town has life and activities if required yet complete peace and tranquillity if not.

Bay Villa luxury B&B in Grange over Sands rooms start at £110 per room per night with breakfast based on two sharing.

500 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor for Cuckoo Brow Lake District inn

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With a total number of reviews standing at just over 700, the Cuckoo Brow Inn reaching 500 maximum 5 star reviews is an even bigger achievement. As a percentage it means over 70% Cuckoo Brow’s reviews are the full 5 stars.

Having a quick glance at the reviews, what stands out the most are the amount of people heading their review “consistently brilliant”, “another amazing stay” etc showing just how many guest return some of them into stays of double figures. The food, choice of real ales, standard of accommodation and friendly and relaxed atmosphere also appear frequently.

The inn is open every day serving hotel and cold food, most locally sourced including daily changing specials, real ales, soft drinks, artisan tea and coffee as well as 14 bedrooms including family and dog friendly rooms for overnight stays. Popular with walkers, sightseers, families and dog owners where everyone is welcome. This year there’s even more reasons to visit and stay with the 150 anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter with events, talks and activities being held just 5 minutes away at Hill Top as well as nearby Bowness on Windermere.

Rooms including full breakfast can be found from just £77 when booking direct by telephone on 015394 43425 or via http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk