The perfect family getaway in the heart of the South Lakes
A little bit of rain was not enough to dampen our spirits and after a hectic week we all began to unwind when we arrived to our beautiful home for two nights. The decor and the ambience of these modern and spacious lodges really have the wow factor, and with a TV in each room, plus a thoughtful little welcome pack so you can have your first cuppa on arrival the lodges really did exceed our expectations. The children were particularly impressed with their cosy rooms and their super thick duvets and fluffy pillows. Everything you need is here and there is plenty of space for everyone to relax after a busy week. Not to mention the sumptuous en suite room for mum and dad (yay!) and the hot tub which was hot, bubbly and all ready for us to jump in with no fuss or preparation. Bliss!
On our first day we explored the picturesque town of Kendal and had a stroll around the market. We of course had to pick up the children’s favourite souvenir; some Kendal mint cake which kept them going on a walk to the monument and Kendal castle. There are a few trails you can go on in the centre: a historical, cultural and nature one. We chose the historical one for the castle and it was about a 25 minute walk (up a steep bank so maybe not advisable for very little ones) with spectacular views from the top. Afterwards we drove back to the park again (about a 15 minute drive) and it was hot tub time which warmed us right up after a chilly walk!
Sunday we packed up and vacated for 10am, (it always amazes me how much stuff there always seems to re pack!) and had a drive through nearby Bowness and Windermere on the way home. The views were amazing and it made a lovely change driving that way instead of along the motorways. We would love to come and visit again in the summer and there are other parks to choose from too, sited at nearby Ullswater and River’s Edge (owners park only )plus Aysgarth in Yorkshire. There is also the choice of purchasing a lodge which would be the ultimate dream I reckon. Imagine having a beautiful home you can escape to whenever you like. We’ll definitely be back soon when we need to recharge our batteries again!
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