Earlier this year we took a trip up to the gorgeous Lake District for the first time. I know, I know… I don’t know why we haven’t been there before now!
We booked to stay at Another Place on Ullswater. As soon as the announcement came that it was due to open in the Summer this year we booked straight away. As a family, we love Watergate Bay Hotel and refer to it as our ‘happy place’ and Another Place was to be a new opening from the same team, so we knew we had to visit.
Our room was in the Contemporary wing of the Hotel. The room was perfect for a small family, we had a lovely big bed while Lily enjoyed her own room with bunkbeds. We loved the little touch of the tea cakes… I enjoyed a few, ok maybe 10.
The main Georgian House has the most gorgeous lounge where I enjoyed an hour here and there!
Lily pretty much wanted to live in the pool, which gave me the perfect opportunity to enjoy the lounge area. Open fire and magazines… gorgeous!
We were hoping the waffle machines would be there for breakfast and they were! If you’ve stayed at Watergate Bay, you’ll know what I mean!
Our favourite spot had to be the pool, we loved it! Overlooking gorgeous Ullswater, this is where we spent a lot of time. We were due some rest and relaxation and this definitely helped.
Lily absolutely loved the Kids Zone, we were given strict instruction not to collect her until the finish time!
We ventured out each day and visited as much as we could around The Lakes. We particularly loved the journey from place to place… the views were stunning. One place on our list to visit was Hill Top, the location of Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse. For any Beatrix Potter fans, this is a must.
We also visited many of the towns and enjoyed a car journey on the Lake Windermere Ferry over to Hill Top. Our sat nav directed us down many roads where we wondered if we would make it to the end, a bit of determination and an amazing cafe at the other end, we made it! Chesters By The River has to be my favourite place for lunch, coffee & cake and a little shopping. We visited from a recommendation and we were so, so pleased we did, it really is fabulous!
We’ve booked to return to Another Place for a short break with friends towards the end of December and we cannot wait. Lily is already excited to be swimming every day!
These blog contains our own opinions and is not sponsored… just another family adventure to a fabulous place. Photos taken by Deb Kendall on an iPhone.