Ever wonder what’s so charming about the Lake District? Well, the clue’s in the name.
Around sixteen supersize lakes are scattered among timeless villages, cascading waterfalls and thatched roof cottages. In the thick of it is Whitbarrow, just ten miles away from Lakes town mainstay Keswick and on the doorstep of the area’s adventure.
The Luxury Lodges is an idyllic base for all of that, and lends itself to whatever kind of trip you can think of – romantic weekend, digital detox with mates (and wine), or even a countryside getaway with the fam. It’s simple, yet indulgent….
They have a range of lodgings available – from actual cottages to more modest apartments. We stayed at The Den – one of the more roomy spaces – which is geared around family with its fun mishmash of hidden doors and woodland walls. In one of the bedrooms there’s even a secret hideaway, accessed by a ladder, with a Lego wall, blackboard, books and toys – and outside there’s even stuff for the kids to do. Jokes aside there was a bottle of Champagne when we arrived, so they know how to speak our language too.
One of the biggest surprises wasn’t the secret hideaway, it was the modern and luxurious feel for the place – which comes as standard throughout all of their properties (their name literally is Luxury Lodges, so we should’ve known). There’s a choice of six spots in the Lakes, including this one, each with their own charm – and some even with private hot tubs, which is something else that might take you by surprise.
Stays in The Den at Luxury Lodges Whitbarrow start from £555 for a two-night stay