When the Friday finally rolled around, we got up bright and early to set off on the long journey, stopping for a full English breakfast en route. We arrived in Bowness-on-Windermere at 9am and decided to make the most of the morning by taking a boat trip to Ambleside, followed by a beautiful walk to see the Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall. We stopped for lunch at the Waterhead Coffee Shop, where I had the tastiest blueberry and cream scone and Dave had an equally tasty bacon and cheese melt, both accompanied by gorgeous lakeside views.
We then headed over to Beckside Rest, which is a rustic-come-modern log cabin that overlooks a small stream, the Trout Beck. It’s nicely sized and well-equipped, including a TV and DVD player, über comfy double bed and great kitchen! It also has it’s own private Jacuzzi, which is perfect for relaxing in after a busy day. But for anyone who wouldn’t want to deal with the mad dash in the cold when exiting the hot tub, there’s also a luxurious whirlpool bath in the bathroom!
The area surrounding Limefitt Park is absolutely stunning and on the Saturday morning, we ventured out on a trek towards the ‘Troutbeck Tongue’; the views were breathtaking and the young lambs were adorable! To finish it off nicely, we enjoyed a glass of white wine and pint of Guinness at the pub on-site, The Haybarn Inn. It also does tasty food at a reasonable price, so dinner was had there too – heads up, the desserts are to die for!
Sunday was the only ‘bad weather day’, therefore we stayed in the cabin and after a supply run to Windermere, went between eating an epic indoor picnic, being cosy and watching films and hopping in and out of the Jacuzzi; it was bliss!
We had the best weekend in Cumbria and were very lucky to have mostly sunny weather; it was the perfect break.
I do wish we were back in the hot tub drinking a glass of bubbly right now though *sigh*…