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A Day in The Lakes

Featuring enchanting landscapes, charming villages and a plethora of activities, The Lakes offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. 

Not sure where to start on your Lake District adventure? Here is our dream day itinerary…

A Hearty English Country-inspired Breakfast

Awaken to the soothing melodies of nature at Linthwaite House, your luxurious five-star hilltop hideaway in the heart of The Lake District.

Indulge in a leisurely morning slumber, cocooned in the embrace of your incredibly plush bed, before venturing to the stately breakfast room for a scrumptious spread complete with farm-fresh eggs, homemade pastries, and unparalleled views of the natural surroundings. 

An Immersion in Nature's Beauty

Ready to soak in the scenic splendour for which The Lakes is renowned?

The area’s sparkling lakes, majestic mountains and lush valleys make it an idyllic playground for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Start at home, with the sprawling lawns and surrounding woodlands of Linthwaite House. Just a stone’s throw away is a tranquil tarn, where you can take a rowboat out for a spot of adventure. 

When you’re ready to venture further afield, head out to explore some of the Lake District’s unforgettable walking trails, where you can discover the diverse terrain while taking in the incredible views. For the more adventurous, thrilling mountain biking and rock climbing excursions can be arranged. 

More of a water sports enthusiast? There are plenty of opportunities for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For those wanting a more relaxed experience, the passenger boats on Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston, and Derwentwater offer an opportunity to sit back and marvel as the landscape unfolds. There is even a traditional steamboat for history enthusiasts to journey back in time…

Whether you’re taking to the water or the hills, keep an eye out for the unique wildlife in the area, including plenty of birds, red deer, red squirrels, and even a shy otter, if you’re lucky. 

A Charming Village Lunch

After your outdoor adventures, head over to the quaint village of Bowness-in-Windermere, where you'll find a treasure trove of delightful cafes and eateries, each offering a delectable array of culinary delights, from local delicacies to international cuisine.

If you'd rather extend your enjoyment of the breathtaking natural surroundings, fear not – the area abounds with beautiful picnic spots for you to savour. 

A Literary Expedition

Once you’ve re-fuelled for the rest of your dream day in The Lakes, it’s time to adventure into the world of the written word…

Make your way to Hill Top, the former residence of the beloved author Beatrix Potter. Explore the enchanting farmhouse where she wrote her iconic children's stories, surrounded by exquisite gardens and the idyllic countryside that stirred her imagination.

Duly inspired, you can then venture to the Grammar School in Hawkshead Village, where William Wordsworth pursued his studies. Beyond being a haven for literary enthusiasts, this picturesque medieval village with its cobbled streets and historical edifices is a perfect setting for leisurely strolls amidst charming shops, art galleries, and traditional pubs. 

A Sunset to Savour

As the sun begins to set, return to the welcoming embrace of Linthwaite House to unwind and rejuvenate following your day of adventure. 

Whether you opt for sundowners at The Bar and Conservatory, an early evening spa treatment, or simply to lounge in luxury in your room or suite while the beauty of The Lakes unfolds around you, this is your time to refresh yourself before dinner. 

A Delectable Dinner

By now, you would no doubt have built up a healthy appetite! 

Indulge in world-class fine dining experience at Henrock helmed by the decorated Michelin Star Chef, Simon Rogan. The à la carte menu is a dynamic journey inspired by the chef's global travels while remaining firmly rooted in locally-sourced ingredients. True to Rogan's farm-to-table ethos and deep-rooted respect for natural ingredients, much of the produce comes from his own farm, located just a few miles away in the Cartmel Valley.

A Dog Lover’s Delight

Travelling with your fur family? 

A selection of dog-friendly suites at Linthwaite House is designed to cater to the needs of both you and your beloved pet. Our suites come complete with all the modern luxuries for pampered pooches, including a plush dog bed, food and water bowls, a cosy cover for the human bed, a delightful welcome treat, and even biodegradable disposal bags. 

But that's not all! Your canine companion will receive an exclusive itinerary for their stay, featuring valuable information about local dog-friendly attractions, restaurants, and the most picturesque walking routes in the area. 

Whether you plan to hike the famous Derwentwater trails, explore the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway, meander through the Grasmere and Rydal paths, or perhaps take a relaxing Windermere Lake Cruise or a nostalgic ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway steam train, we've got you covered. And when it's time to refuel, you can easily find a variety of dog-friendly restaurants and pubs in town where your loyal companion is always welcome. 


Feeling inspired? Reach out to our Guest Liaison Team to start planning YOUR dream day in The Lakes.  

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