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LAKE DISTRICT: Can anyone recommend a marriage-saving place to stay

(47 Posts)
Twiglett Tue 27-Feb-07 14:33:02

without children - midweek - 2 nights

hopefully not costing a packet

Lucycat Tue 27-Feb-07 14:36:10

mm shame you mentioned cheap... was going to suggest The Sharrow bay Hotel but cheap it ain't!

Grasmere is lovely or the Inn On the Lake at Ullswater - very pretty.

Mind we do camping so maybe I'm not one to ask that may not save the aforementioned marriage..............

Lucycat Tue 27-Feb-07 14:39:26

The Inn on the Lake actually has an offer on at the moment, pay for one DBB and get a second night free.

Twiglett Tue 27-Feb-07 14:47:57

looking at 1 April on unfortunately

Twiglett Tue 27-Feb-07 14:51:22

Sharrow bay looks fab .. but £420 a night? .. eek

this is making this look far more reasonable ..

its affordable .. but a stretch

detoxdiva Tue 27-Feb-07 15:00:06

We liked the Golden Pheasant in Burford - nice comfortable environment, good food, more cosy than trendy if you like that sort of thing! Can't do links , but you'll find it if you google it

Lilliput Tue 27-Feb-07 15:02:46

L'Enclume in Cartmel.
Fabulous restaurant with room. The rooms are all kitted out with antiques, lovely bathrooms, the one we had had a big roll top

giraffeski Tue 27-Feb-07 15:06:26

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giraffeski Tue 27-Feb-07 15:09:48

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Marina Tue 27-Feb-07 15:11:26

The Drunken Duck at Barngates near Tarn Hows is supposed to be very pretty
Sharrow Bay not really my cup of tea, and possibly too po-faced for some quality R & R. Food is glorious though

giraffeski Tue 27-Feb-07 15:11:30

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Marina Tue 27-Feb-07 15:14:12

And there is some new boutiquey type place in Ambleside which looks rather glam

AntEater Tue 27-Feb-07 15:14:27

Hi Twiggs
If I was coming to the Lakes on a Save a marriage mission on a budget I would try the Howtown Hotel...
Stunning location (better than the Sharrow) good food (owners of Sharrow used to eat here before they croaked)
Good luck!

giraffeski Tue 27-Feb-07 15:17:33

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Marina Tue 27-Feb-07 15:18:34

Samling and it is in Windermere...
God I love the Howtown's setting Anteater (have only yomped past alas)
Twig do not google boutiue hotel and Lake District unless you like four posters draped in frilly net curtains

AntEater Tue 27-Feb-07 15:19:37

mind you looking out accross Ullswater now and its dowm!!

Marina Tue 27-Feb-07 15:20:21

And you can see how far across the lake exactly

boomie Tue 27-Feb-07 15:24:37

We have just come back from a couple of nights at the Samling and it was fantastic. Although not cheap, they do special midweek breaks so may be worth a phone call. The food was out of this world.

seb1 Tue 27-Feb-07 15:25:16

If it doesn't have to be the Lake District my friends says this place is great loch lommond

AntEater Tue 27-Feb-07 15:29:09

Took dw to Samling last week, very lovely but VERY £££.

Blu Tue 27-Feb-07 15:29:31

Howtown is a shlepp if you want to go anywhere else, though, isn't it? And hardly bustling. Fine if you want to, you know, stay in a lot.

AntEater Tue 27-Feb-07 15:32:08


Blu Tue 27-Feb-07 15:35:29

Rare Cumbrain dialect word, Anteater.

I like Howtown, though.

AntEater Tue 27-Feb-07 15:39:44

Twig, 1st April for how many nights?

Marina Tue 27-Feb-07 15:40:31

How can you say that when exciting Dalemain and the Rheged Centre are just up the road Blu

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