A month or so ago, Ankush and I went to one of our favourite places for the weekend. The Lake District is only 1.5 hours away from our house so it’s silly we don’t visit more often.
As it was the weekend of the Great North Swim, most places were already fully booked but we managed to get a room in a guest house in Windermere. Oakthwaite is a relatively new guest house (I actually can’t remember how long it’s been open – I didn’t write it down) and is just stunning. The guest house has two double bedrooms – which I didn’t realise at the time of booking – so is perfect if you’re going away with another couple/friends/family as you literally have the place to yourselves. Breakfast was continental style and the location was so tranquil, the view of the the large garden from our bedroom was beautiful too. Deborah was very accommodating and friendly, I’d love to go back and stay again! I’m keeping this post as short as possible because I realise I go on and on sometimes… (BTW, just came back to proofread and the post is still majorly massive, mostly with photographs though).
Here are some photos of Oakthwaite, Windermere, boat trip to Ambleside and the drive to Grasmere/Keswick, oh and food. OBVIOUSLY.