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Banish the January Blues

19 January 2018

Author: Darwin Escapes

The Christmas festivities have passed and New Year is well and truly upon us which for many heralds the beginning of those dreaded January Blues. Returning to the normal 9-5 routine and dealing with those frosty winter mornings simply doesn’t help us reconcile with the fact that all the fun of Christmas has now passed for yet another year.

A great way of combatting this is to give yourself something to look forward to, which is why there are traditionally such a large influx of holiday bookings being made at this time of year. The Lake District is the location of choice for many on account of its beautiful scenery and outstanding range of attractions which ensures that people in all age brackets are accommodated.

However, picking your ideal accommodation can be tricky with so many factors to take into consideration. We are aiming to make this task easier by listing some hidden gems of the region that you may want to consider if you are planning on booking a luxury break in the Lake District over the course of 2018.

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat - Penrith

Luxury holiday park operator Darwin Escapes has made a massive impact since the brand was launched in 2015 and is now one of the largest in the country with an empire spanning 20 holiday resorts plus a luxury golf destination in Oxfordshire.

The general strategy of the brand is to buy existing holiday parks and invest so as to transform them into THE go to holiday destinations in their respective regions. This is exactly what happened with Thanet Well Lodge Retreat which has been turned into one of the most desirable holiday lodge resorts in Cumbria.

Thanet Well now meets the template of the quintessential Darwin Escapes lodge park that you will find in other parts of the UK, offering guests outstanding levels of luxury in fully self-catered holiday lodges which have been put together by some of the top manufacturers in the industry. Fitted with only the finest utensils, furnishings and home from home comforts, these lodges really have to be experienced.

However, the major selling point of this resort is the location with the resort being situated in the middle of nowhere amidst the beautiful Lake District countryside. This makes it ideal for those looking for peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle, with each lodge purposefully positions to offer unrestricted views of the Lake District’s most notable asset.  

Castle Green Hotel - Kendal

If the thought of self-catering doesn’t appeal to you during a holiday, then there are of course plenty of hotels to choose from in the Lake District. Another brand you can count on with a substantial presence in the Lake District is Best Western who own the spectacular Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

Unlike Thanet Well which is all about peace and tranquillity, this hotel’s largest asset is its facilities which include a fitness suite, swimming pool and spa. On the 14 acres of ground which surround the hotel, you will also have the option of dining in a 2AA Rosette restaurant or having a drink or two in Alexanders bar.

Castle Green is also ideally located being just 1.7 miles outside of Kendal itself which offers holiday makers the chance to indulge in a spot of retail therapy or explore a wide range of eclectic attractions. For those who would prefer to leave the car back at base, a scenic walk to Kendal Castle might be right up your street!

Grasmere Glamping

Glamping is a fast growing craze in the UK as it offers holiday makers the chance to experience everything that the gorgeous Lake District countryside has to offer without sacrificing their home from home comforts.

One of the best places in the area to experience this kind of holiday is Grasmere where you will find a range of handmade pods on Broadrayne Farm which is a former 17th century farm located on a hill, ensuring that holiday makers can enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.

Inside the pods themselves, you will find all that you need to keep you sustained during your break with a fully fitted kitchen complete with oven, fridge/freezer and kettle. Entertainment needs are also satisfied by the presence of a high-tech TV and Bluetooth music device. These stunning pods are suitable at any time of the year thanks to the fact that they come with under floor heating and a log burner to help protect you from the elements for which Cumbria is notorious.

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