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Work, Stay & Play in Lake District Luxury

With its rolling green hills and glittering lakes, historical sites and cultural fascinations, The Lake District is beloved by travellers the world over as a destination for memorable family holidays and romantic getaways. Less celebrated but equally impressive are its opportunities for luxury corporate getaways, executive retreats, and workaway experiences.

Gone are the days of dreary boardrooms, tired team building, and nondescript hospitality. Plan your next workaway experience in The Lake District, and enjoy the (personal and professional) benefits of inspiring natural surrounds, ultra-luxurious accommodation, unique activities, refreshing lakeside air, and delicious country fare.

Ready to make your next work trip as glamorous and adventure-filled as a bucket-list holiday? We suggest punctuating your work day with a few of these unmissable Lake District experiences… 

Rest in Style 

After a long day of productive work and stimulating activities, there is no better feeling than surrendering to the blissful respite of ultra-luxurious hospitality

Situated on a hilltop just 10 minutes from Windermere Train Station, 25 minutes from Oxenholme Train Station, and 5 minutes from Bowness Village, Linthwaite House is the perfect base for those looking to work and play in The Lake District

The optimally situated contemporary country house hotel was recently nominated by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine in the categories of Best Boutique Hotel, Best Hotel for Food, Best Hotel for Wine, and Best Hotel for Golf (thanks to its location just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Windermere Golf Course).

While we can highly recommend all the Lake District activities outlined above, guests staying at Linthwaite House do not need to venture very far to refresh and reset. The Guest Liaison team is passionate about ensuring that guests make the most of the spectacular grounds and surrounds, arranging everything from croquet, boules, and chess games on the lawn to personalised guided walking tours, bicycle expeditions, rowing on the private tarn, and more. 

Work in Comfort 

Linthwaite House offers state-of-the-art working spaces for discerning executives, directors, and other professionals.

Individual guests looking for a quiet space conducive to deep work can enjoy use of the library.

For teams or business associates travelling together, The Mere is a fully-equipped, multipurpose conferencing venue with open roof trusses and tall windows that allow an abundance of natural light to flood in, as well as a tasteful collection of art to invigorate and inspire. It accommodates up to 12 guests, and must be booked in advance.

Fuel up on Fine Fare 

Guests staying at Linthwaite House and working in The Mere can punctuate their busy schedules with unforgettable meals from award-winning chefs. Whether you and your team or associates prefer casual picnics, leisurely lunches, or formal sit-down dinners, you can expect far more than traditional ‘corporate catering’ at Linthwaite House. 

What’s more, the fresh, seasonal, and local produce that forms part of the farm-to-fork dining offering will keep you feeling nourished, healthy, energised and alert to do your best work. 

Visit Lake Windermere

What better place to recharge a hard-working mind than at the largest natural lake in England

There are plenty of opportunities to re-energise and refocus by getting active. Walk, climb, cycle, or even segway around Windermere. Better yet, hire a rowboat, paddle board, kayak, or canoe to captain your own lake voyage.

Looking for a less energetic break? Hop aboard one of the Windermere Lake Cruises steamboats to feel as if you have been transported back to a simpler time - before wifi or email - on their relaxing 30- to 75-minute journey around the lake from the Windermere Jetty Museum.

Stop in at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop 

Stock up on some traditional sweet treats to keep you going at the birthplace of gingerbread. Sarah Nelson invented the ginger-flavoured treat in 1854, and the original is like nothing you have ever tried before. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Grasmere to smell the irresistible scent of gingerbread in the air and to sample what many have come to hail as the best gingerbread in the world.

Sip on Sophistication at The Lakes Distillery 

Wind down after a long day at the grind by sipping on some world-class gin, whisky, and vodka at The Lakes Distillery.

Let their tastings and tours leave you flush-faced and fancy-free, while the delightful residential alpacas look on with curiosity. 

Hike to the Castlerigg Stone Circle  

Need to step away from the laptop, get some fresh air, and reorient your perspective? One of the oldest British circles, the Castlerigg Stone Circle, dates back to the Neolithic period (estimated 2 000 BCE), and is sure to be a source of imagination and inspiration.  

Ask the Linthwaite House team to arrange a driver to take you for an afternoon excursion, in which you can enjoy a whiskey at the nearby Lakes Distillery, followed by a refreshing walk with panoramic views after a hard day’s work. If visiting during the summer solstice, you can even gaze heavenward for inspiration in the form of a spectacular solar alignment.

Ready to head towards The Lake District for a workaway experience that is both productive and immensely enjoyable? Call (044) 15394 88600 or email events@linthwaitehouse.com to reserve your executive retreat at Linthwaite House today. 

Enjoy a spacious, accessible, and exquisitely designed work space at The Mere

Enjoy a spacious, accessible, and exquisitely designed work space at The Mere

End the day by winding down at our fully-stocked bar

End the day by winding down at our fully-stocked bar

Gain perspective and be inspired by taking in the sprawling landscape and awe-inspiring art

Gain perspective and be inspired by taking in the sprawling landscape and awe-inspiring art