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April is looking like a busy month on the Royal engagement calendar and so we think it may be the month for Afternoon Tea and other such traditional celebrations in the Lake District.


Enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the The Fizzy Tarté, Bowness-on-WIndermere


Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, is due her third baby around the 23rd April. The Queen also hosts one of the largest global Heads of Government summits (Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit) over the week of 16th-20th April. This is promptly followed by an evening of world music in a concert at The Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 21st April, to celebrate The Queen’s 92nd Birthday, organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and to be broadcast on the BBC. It will be the first birthday that The Queen has celebrated publicly.

We’ve selected some of our large cottages with VisitEngland 5 star Gold Award ratingthat are perfect for celebrating with Her Majesty (or for hiding away from it all, for that matter!).

Glen Bank, Ullswater

Sleeps 10 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 5 cars | Welcomes 2 dogs | Outdoor Dog Shower |Luxury Cumbrian Farmhouse 

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Le Chalet, Langdale

Sleeps 12 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 5 cars | Media Room | Luxury Eco Friendly 

Le Chalet, Langdale Holiday Cottage

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North Highfield Cottage, Windermere

Sleeps 12 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 5 cars | Welcomes 2 dogs | Victorian Gentleman’s Residence

Bowness Large Group Cottages

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Balla Wray, Hawkshead

Sleeps 10 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 5 cars | Welcomes 2 dogs | Victorian Summer Residence | Boathouse & Private Jetty | Gym |  Wine Cellar 

Waternook Estate, Ullswater

Sleeps 20 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 10 cars | Welcomes 2 dogs | Victorian Summer Residence | 26 Acres Private Estate | Private Jetty | Cinema Room | Spa & Wellness Sanctuary

Pet-friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District

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Bracken Ground, Coniston

Sleeps 10 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 10 cars | Welcomes 2 dogs | Luxury Outdoor Hot Tub & Sauna 

Bracken Ground, 5 star luxury Coniston cottage

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Birkwray Barn, Ambleside

Sleeps 8 | 5 Star Gold | Parking for 3 cars | Contemporary Lakeland Barn 

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