Lakelovers Recommends

Lake District Tourist Information and Attractions

We are immensely proud of our region, and of the people who work so hard to create all kinds of fabulous experiences for visitors and locals alike. As local people ourselves, we’ve spent years exploring the Lake District’s finest food and drink, the most exciting attractions, the best shopping experiences and most exhilarating organised outdoor adventures. We can’t wait to share that knowledge with you.

Lakelovers Recommends is our way of helping you save money on the very best the Lake District has to offer. We’ve hand-picked a selection of local delights and negotiated exclusive discounts and offers that will give your holiday budget a boost Enjoy!

Attractions

Beatrix Potter World, Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is delighted to offer Lakelovers Recommends card holders: One FREE Child admission with e very full paying Adult. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special event. 015394 88444

Ullswater Steamer, Ullswater

Purchase a full ‘round the lake’ pass at Ullswater Steamers or a ‘full line’ return at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction on another day. The choice is yours! 017684 82229.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

2 for 1 adult admission when one adult is paying full admission. Adult Gift Aid admission: £7.95. 015394 46139 www.blackwell.org.uk.

Brantwood House

Get two tickets for the price of one when you show your Lakelovers key-fob. Plus kids go free – always!

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness, Ambleside & Lakeside

10% discount off any ticket. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers; excludes buffet cruises, special events and combined tickets. 015394 43360.

Days Out

Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, Windermere

Book a Kankku off-road expedition and receive £50 off a NEW Kankku self-drive safari. Call to book 015394 47414.

Ambleside Climbing Wall, Adventure Peaks, Ambleside

10% off pre-booked, supervised sessions and 10% off shop products*. Open 7 days a week, sessions run daily from 10am to 5.30pm (approx). Call 015394 33794.

Rheged

Enjoy 10% off food and drink in 1 of our 3 cafes; 10% off shopping and receive 2 for 1 on films, play areas or exhibitions. Call 01768 868 000 for more information.

 

Eating Out

The Brown Horse at Winster

Open all day long for lunches and evening meals. All Lakelovers guests will receive a 10% discount on the cost of their overall food bill. Call 015394 43443 to book

Doi Intanon, Ambleside

10% off all food at this authentic Thai restaurant in Ambleside. Established in 2000, the Doi Intanon is Ambleside’s premier Thai restaurant; having gained an enviable reputation for the very best in authentic Thai cuisine. Booking is highly recommended. Call 015394 32119 to book

Waterhead

10% off food for dining parties up to 9 people when showing your Lakelovers Recommends Card. Pre-booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 32566 to reserve a table. LA22 0ER

Ambleside Pizza

Quote Lakelovers when ordering and receive 15% off your order. Call us on 015394 31127.

The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse

10% off food for parties up to 9 people, dining, when you present your Lakelovers Recommends 2013 Card. Advanced booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 45225 to reserve a table. LA23 3NF

Gilpin Spice

10% off lunch Monday-Thursday excluding the festive period, bank holidays, Valentine’s day and remains subject to availability. Booking is highly recommended. Please call 015394 88818 to reserve a table. LA23 3NE

Shopping

Booth’s Supermarket

Offering the very best in Lakeland food, wine and grocery, as well as all your favourite brands, Booth’s supermarkets are the best place to pick up your food and drinks for your self catering holiday in the Lakes. Also, Lakelovers holiday makers can enjoy a FREE Jute shopping bag when you spend £10 or more and show your Lakelovers Recommends card in stores. www.booths.co.uk

Millican

Keswick based Millican makes essential bags for outdoor lifestyle and travel. Sign up for the Millican newsletter at www.homeofmillican.com/info/lakelovers and receive a 20% off introductory offer for any bags in the range. www.homeofmillican.com

Poppi Red, Hawkshead

In the heart of Hawkshead, Poppi Red has a great range of gifts and ideas for your home. The cafe is warm and welcoming and sells a great range of cakes and pastries. Spend over £20 in the fantastic Poppi Red shop and nip through to the cafe afterwards and you will get a delicious free cake.

Hawkshead Relish, Hawkshead

10% Discount on all Hawkshead Relish preserves purchased within the Hawkshead Relish shop in Hawkshead Village – please present your Lakelovers key fob upon purchase. This includes ALL condiments made by the Hawkshead Relish Company exceeding 120 individual culinary creations. 015394 36614. Read more.

Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores

10% off all wine: To make your Lake District holiday truly perfect, relax with a bottle of wine from Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores. With over 600 wines from which to choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 015394 46891.

More Bakery, Staveley

More is an award winning artisan bakery located in the Staveley Mill Yard, near to Wheelbase and the Hawkshead Brewery. You can get 10% off all orders collected from the bakery. Call 01539 822 297

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Byways Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Situated on the hillside, with fell views, a few minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside, Byways is a lovingly restored, traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. The cottage offers a seamless blend of original character, contemporary living and a high quality finish, complemented by a pretty cottage garden and patio.

Available From£395
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

Nestled in the Vale of Grasmere yet quietly tucked away in a charming backwater close to the centre of the village, Rowan at Grasmere offers one of the finest accommodations in the heart of Lakeland. Newly refurbished and designed with exceptional attention to detail blending traditional and quality materials with luxury amenities, Rowan at Grasmere has been crafted to offer the ultimate Lake District holiday.

Available From£1250
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £825 to £750
2 Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

2 Hart Head Barn is set in an elevated position above the village of Rydal and just yards away from Rydal Mount, the one time home of the poet William Wordsworth. Offering beautiful south facing views across the valley to Lake Windermere, this semi-detached barn conversion has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a great location and is a very popular property for extended family gatherings and groups of friends looking to relax and socialise.

Available From£825
Special Offer
Silver Howe Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, step through the gates at Silver Howe and you discover a beautiful home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees, offering a unique property that makes this the ideal holiday cottage for both family and friends.

Available From£525
Special Offer
Ben House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a superb, spacious and gracious Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere towards Silver How and was once the coach house with surrounding stables. Stone Arthur rises behind, completing your breathtaking panoramic outlook. A treat for family groups or friends, Ben House has been furnished and finished with quality time in mind.

Available From£635
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set separately, this boutique designer cottage oozes luxury and Lakeland style with walls of glass admiring the tranquil setting, and a spacious, covered balcony overlooking the peaceful view. The cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere Valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond and meadow. If searching for romantic relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £450 to £399
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Situated in the unspoilt village of Uldale, The Grooms Cottage has been lovingly created as a cosy and romantic retreat for two and offers high quality accommodation nestled in the beautiful scenery of the north Lakes. The village of Uldale captures countryside life that has remained unchanged for years with a village pub and church, working farms, quaint cottages and a village green.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Deer Wood Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set just a mile from the centre of Windermere town, Deer Wood forms part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall, designed by none other than Thomas Muirhead whose other works include Old Trafford and Kensington Oval cricket pavilions. One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Todd Fell Barn Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Even in the context of the Lake District, Longsleddale, a mere twelve minutes from Kendal and twenty-five from Windermere, is recognized as outstandingly peaceful and stunningly beautiful.

Available From£565
Special Offer
Todd Fell Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Even in the context of the Lake District, Longsleddale, a mere twelve minutes from Kendal and twenty-five from Windermere, is recognized as outstandingly peaceful and stunningly beautiful.

Available From£345
Special Offer
Todd Fell Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Even in the context of the Lake District, Longsleddale, a mere twelve minutes from Kendal and twenty-five from Windermere, is recognized as outstandingly peaceful and stunningly beautiful.

Available From£825
Special Offer
Wreay Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Does this cottage have one of the best views of Ullswater? We think so! Wreay Barn is a delightful Lakeland end of terrace barn conversion which was part of the original Wreay Mansions estate in Watermillock, a former hunting lodge popular with the Duke of Norfolk. From its elevated position, it commands spectacular views of Ullswater and the dramatic fells beyond.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Curlew Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Just a short walk from the centre of the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead, Curlew Cottage is charming, detached, cottage style bungalow. Built around 1930 on a private cul de sac this cottage is popular whatever the time of year.

Available From£449
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £445 to £401
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Middle Wray Cottage is a beautiful detached lakeland cottage set in the stunning rolling countryside to the west of Lake Windermere and just a ten minute drive from the delightful charming village of Hawkshead. Situated in the grounds of the Old Vicarage, the one-time home of the founder of the National Trust and Friend of Beatrix Potter, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, and just a few minutes' walk from the imposing Wray Castle, Middle Wray Cottage is a high quality retreat making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy the Lake District throughout the seasons.

Available From£385
Special Offer 6 nIght stay for £699
1 Oaklands Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, and set in the heart of the ever-popular Ambleside, 1 Oaklands is the ground floor of an impressive Victorian Lakeland residence, which has been beautifully and sympathetically re-modelled by the current owners. It offers unrivalled stylish and quality accommodation in a peaceful setting with surrounding fell views, but which is literally around the corner from the centre of the village, with its interesting shops, cafes and bars and a host of local eateries, attractions and amenities.

Available From£395
Special Offer
The Duck House Keswick
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the pretty village of Braithwaite, just a couple of miles from the market town of Keswick. The Duck House is a well-proportioned, detached bungalow set in a private cul- de-sac. Providing quality accommodation, it takes its name from the family of ducks, known to the owners as Donald and Daphne, that bob up and down the babbling beck that runs to the rear of the cottage.

Available From£395
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A stylishly appointed cottage themed on a lake-house, with exposed oak beams and dark wood flooring. This unique architect-designed luxury cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond. If searching for sublime relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?

Available From£725
Special Offer
Snuggle Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Snuggle Cottage is a traditional cottage, yet spacious and comfortable. If you are looking for a peaceful cosy getaway, then this is for you. Open your window and listen to the beck, the sheep and very little else.

Available From£345

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Lakelovers Recommends

Lake District Tourist Information and Attractions

We are immensely proud of our region, and of the people who work so hard to create all kinds of fabulous experiences for visitors and locals alike. As local people ourselves, we’ve spent years exploring the Lake District’s finest food and drink, the most exciting attractions, the best shopping experiences and most exhilarating organised outdoor adventures. We can’t wait to share that knowledge with you.

Lakelovers Recommends is our way of helping you save money on the very best the Lake District has to offer. We’ve hand-picked a selection of local delights and negotiated exclusive discounts and offers that will give your holiday budget a boost Enjoy!

Attractions

Beatrix Potter World, Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is delighted to offer Lakelovers Recommends card holders: One FREE Child admission with e very full paying Adult. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special event. 015394 88444

Ullswater Steamer, Ullswater

Purchase a full ‘round the lake’ pass at Ullswater Steamers or a ‘full line’ return at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction on another day. The choice is yours! 017684 82229.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

2 for 1 adult admission when one adult is paying full admission. Adult Gift Aid admission: £7.95. 015394 46139 www.blackwell.org.uk.

Brantwood House

Get two tickets for the price of one when you show your Lakelovers key-fob. Plus kids go free – always!

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness, Ambleside & Lakeside

10% discount off any ticket. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers; excludes buffet cruises, special events and combined tickets. 015394 43360.

Days Out

Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, Windermere

Book a Kankku off-road expedition and receive £50 off a NEW Kankku self-drive safari. Call to book 015394 47414.

Ambleside Climbing Wall, Adventure Peaks, Ambleside

10% off pre-booked, supervised sessions and 10% off shop products*. Open 7 days a week, sessions run daily from 10am to 5.30pm (approx). Call 015394 33794.

Rheged

Enjoy 10% off food and drink in 1 of our 3 cafes; 10% off shopping and receive 2 for 1 on films, play areas or exhibitions. Call 01768 868 000 for more information.

 

Eating Out

The Brown Horse at Winster

Open all day long for lunches and evening meals. All Lakelovers guests will receive a 10% discount on the cost of their overall food bill. Call 015394 43443 to book

Doi Intanon, Ambleside

10% off all food at this authentic Thai restaurant in Ambleside. Established in 2000, the Doi Intanon is Ambleside’s premier Thai restaurant; having gained an enviable reputation for the very best in authentic Thai cuisine. Booking is highly recommended. Call 015394 32119 to book

Waterhead

10% off food for dining parties up to 9 people when showing your Lakelovers Recommends Card. Pre-booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 32566 to reserve a table. LA22 0ER

Ambleside Pizza

Quote Lakelovers when ordering and receive 15% off your order. Call us on 015394 31127.

The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse

10% off food for parties up to 9 people, dining, when you present your Lakelovers Recommends 2013 Card. Advanced booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 45225 to reserve a table. LA23 3NF

Gilpin Spice

10% off lunch Monday-Thursday excluding the festive period, bank holidays, Valentine’s day and remains subject to availability. Booking is highly recommended. Please call 015394 88818 to reserve a table. LA23 3NE

Shopping

Booth’s Supermarket

Offering the very best in Lakeland food, wine and grocery, as well as all your favourite brands, Booth’s supermarkets are the best place to pick up your food and drinks for your self catering holiday in the Lakes. Also, Lakelovers holiday makers can enjoy a FREE Jute shopping bag when you spend £10 or more and show your Lakelovers Recommends card in stores. www.booths.co.uk

Millican

Keswick based Millican makes essential bags for outdoor lifestyle and travel. Sign up for the Millican newsletter at www.homeofmillican.com/info/lakelovers and receive a 20% off introductory offer for any bags in the range. www.homeofmillican.com

Poppi Red, Hawkshead

In the heart of Hawkshead, Poppi Red has a great range of gifts and ideas for your home. The cafe is warm and welcoming and sells a great range of cakes and pastries. Spend over £20 in the fantastic Poppi Red shop and nip through to the cafe afterwards and you will get a delicious free cake.

Hawkshead Relish, Hawkshead

10% Discount on all Hawkshead Relish preserves purchased within the Hawkshead Relish shop in Hawkshead Village – please present your Lakelovers key fob upon purchase. This includes ALL condiments made by the Hawkshead Relish Company exceeding 120 individual culinary creations. 015394 36614. Read more.

Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores

10% off all wine: To make your Lake District holiday truly perfect, relax with a bottle of wine from Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores. With over 600 wines from which to choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 015394 46891.

More Bakery, Staveley

More is an award winning artisan bakery located in the Staveley Mill Yard, near to Wheelbase and the Hawkshead Brewery. You can get 10% off all orders collected from the bakery. Call 01539 822 297