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weekend in Lakes, anyone with ideas?

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:00

Dh reminded me at lunch that I should be searching for info for a weekend/night in the Lake District. I didn't tell him I had been mumsnetting all day and pretended I had been busy working! Help! Need websites ideas or personal recs.

Not bothered by cost as I am sick of budgeting and have decided to flex the plastic, within reason.

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:09

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lazyeye · 05/11/2003 15:11

Been twice now to Windamere Marina Village which was pretty good. Nicely turned out cottages on marina with good (but basic) sort of club with swimming for kids and stuff. Very close to town centre. I think they do short breaks. Or maybe you are after something more swish??

Might have a website if you goggle it.

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miranda2 · 05/11/2003 15:11

We were in the lakes in Sept and had lunch at a super place called Armathwaite hall where we promised ourselves we would go for a weekend for our next wedding anniversary. Gorgeous stately home, michelin starred cooking, stunning lake views, and child-friendly - hard to believe I know - they do free early teas and baby listening so you can eat in the super lake-view restaurant, are linked to a small zoo, and have a leisure centre. It was about £100-120 pppn dbb as I recall (kids free in your room or c.20 in their own adjoing one I think). It was brilliant, I think if budget is no problem go. Near Keswick, so northern lakes.

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miranda2 · 05/11/2003 15:14

Just found it on google, website is armathwaite-hall.com.

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:14

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:15

I have just seen that hotel on the website and it mentionned a Cleopatra room! Must be the same one! Looked a bit tacky, is it? Or do you like that sort of thing heh heh heh.

No idea of area, we have stayed once at one called Linthwaite (?) was ok but full of couples that didn't speak, bizarre.

We want to have dinner somewhere with good food, either hotel or walking distance.

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:17

We are going without dd ( or is it ?) so don't need any kids facilities per se.

Will have a nosy at some more sites, thanks everyone!

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:40

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:42

In fact Dadslib, that website looks good, Indonesian room mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Will print off info for dh and see what he thinks.

Are you on commission from this hotel then?

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:46

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:49

Top of the old man? You need the porn thread, not this one.

Is the Linthwaite the best one then? The room was lovely and the food but just a strange atmosphere, we felt like weirdos because we had a conversation. AND when I checked out, they charge for 1 person and not 2! BONUS!

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:53

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:55

You have the wrong impression of me, have no culture whatsoever.

I did click on your second link but due to crap computer it was too slow - ditto for the armanthwaite hall one. Will try tomorrow.

Am off home now to polish my works of art.

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dadslib · 05/11/2003 15:58

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oliveoil · 05/11/2003 15:59

Sorry if you are offended by the tacky comment. Sometimes the truth hurts though.

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