Friday, 5 June 2009

Lake District Holiday

Today we got back from our holiday in the Lake District and I thought you might like to hear what we got up to, and see some pictures. We had a wonderful time and we were lucky to have glorious weather.

I will post one day at a time (as I write it up).

I hope you enjoy it.

30 May 2009 - Saturday

The day had finally arrived, we were off on holiday! It was great weather, hot and sunny. That warm I was in shorts for the first time in about 3 years...

The drive up the Lake District took about 4 1/2 hours (we live about 20 miles west of London). When we got there, we were in for a treat, our apartment was amazing! It was accessed by electric gates, then a long, winding, steep road (the house is set in 10 acres of land). The house itself is a grade II listed building, formally the Ambleside Vicarage. It is set above Ambleside, with amazing views over the town. The house has been divided into 10 luxuary aparments.

Our apartment was up the grand staircase to the 2nd floor, in the turrets (hence the strange shaped lounge).

It was amazing, with luxurious furnishing and all the mod cons. It also had some lovely touches from the owners, such as sandwiches in the fridge, a bottle of wine and a box of shortbread biscuits. On our bed were bales of towels, slippers and bathrobes for our use, all monogrammed with the name of the apartment.
There was one double bedroom and a small box room that took a very small single (or in our case, our empty suitcases!) We had a basin and power shower in our room and a full bathroom (shower over bath) next door.

The lounge/dining room was spacious, with a few steps leading down to a lovely fitted kitchen.

Dave in the lounge, and looking down to the kitchen. For better pictures of the inside of the apartment, see here.

After unpacking we drove down the long driveway to just inside the gates (down on the same level as the town) where there is a small car park for guests to use when they walk into town.

The town is over a quaint bridge and just the other side of a lovely little park.

In town we went exploring to find out what was available. As a major tourist area, there were loads of restaurants and settled on a small Bistro which was very quaint with great service and food.

After a leisurely dinner we headed back across to our car (it is light until after 10pm in Cunbria this time of year), we went up to the apartment and after some TV went off to bed.
I will post the next day soon...


  1. Fantastic !! Dave looks happy there.
    Can't wait for more pics
    hugs to you both

  2. Hi Trish and dave

    Looks amazing , nice to see you relax !!! Still cant believe you have started christmas cards !!!

  3. Quaint appartment, I love the big house, it looks so old, great turrets! The surroundings look nice too
    Love Jen


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