Thursday, 20 January 2022

Come for a weekend to the Lake District with me!

This weekend I visited the Lake District for the first time and it definitely lived up to expectations. We had such a chilled weekend and explored and it was just what we needed!

We stayed at The Lakes Hotel & Spa in Bowness, a 5* hotel also providing one and two bedroom apartments. We stayed in Room 9, a gorgeous little apartment comprising of an open plan lounge-cum-kitchen, a twin and double bedroom and one bathroom. 

The first evening we wanted a really chilled one so we had some gin and a picky tea (and far too many snacks). We had a games night too which was really fun!

On our first full day we decided to have a spa day. We’ve all been super busy lately with work (and me with uni) so we really deserved a break!

The spa was accessed through a gorgeous little traditional pub and luckily our apartment was directly above so we didn’t even need to leave the building! 

The spa was literally amazing. It was all stone with gorgeous silver decor and dim mood lighting. It had a lovely warm (ish) pool, two plunge pools/jacuzzis, a steam room and a sauna as well as a pool side bar.

The only thing I would say is that there was no relaxation room poolside and not enough pool loungers but other than this, I really couldn’t fault it! 

Is it me or does a spa make anyone else so sleepy? After the spa we had a little nap and then got ready for dinner. We were less than a 10 minute walk into the centre so we walked into Bowness town and went for food. I would highly recommend booking if you can as everywhere was so busy! However we managed to get into a little Italian called Trattoria which was lovely. The portions were absolutely huge (I ate half of my gnocchi and took the rest with me for my tea the next night!)

On our final day we wanted to see another town in the Lake District so we opted for a boat trip across the lake to Ambleside. This was really cute and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re wanting to explore and do something a bit different! 

First things first, breakfast! We had food at The Magic Roundabout in Bowness town which was lovely. The menu was really varied - there was something for everyone available. I got the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Bacon & it was delicious!

The boat departed from Bowness Pier (there’s usually a trip every half an hour or so) and it took around 30/35 minutes to reach Ambleside.

We walked into Ambleside centre which was about a 20 minute walk from the pier. It’s only small but it has lots of cute pubs and shops and the walk is really scenic too!


I’ve had the loveliest weekend. I would really recommend the Lakes for a relaxing weekend away - it’s only an hour and a half drive and so so beautiful! 

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