23 January 2015

The Lake District

The Lake District has soon become mine and Lee's favourite place to escape to for a relaxing weekend and that's exactly what we decided to do last weekend as a way to celebrate being together for four years. It's not something we usually celebrate but we had been desperate to return to the Lake District for some time away from our everyday lives and thought that this was the perfect opportunity for our third visit, it was lovely to see the scenery in winter this time.
So, after a rather scary drive in the dark, on the hills, in the snow we arrived in Windermere at the most stunning guesthouse, The Cranleigh Boutique, it was somewhere we had had our eye on for ages and when they were offering a winter discount we couldn't say no. Everything about the room was perfect; a huge comfy bed, heated bathroom flooring, gorgeous modern decor, mood lighting and complimentary water, chocolates, pillow spray, lip balm and prosecco. We arrived quite late and we were in need of food so we headed out for pizza before returning to some TV in bed.
We treat ourselves to a lazy morning on the day of our anniversary before getting ready and heading out for breakfast at a nice little cafe. We then stopped by the lake to have a walk and some time in the amusements. There was a pool and spa located in a hotel just around the corner from The Cranleigh which we were able to use for free so later on, that's where we spent the most relaxing few hours in the pool, sauna, ice room and aroma room, we then headed back to get ready for some more good food, returning later to the room, snacks in hand, for another chilled night. 
On our final day we woke up to the prettiest covering of snow, however, this did mean our time was cut short as we were both worrying about the roads so decided to leave pretty early. We had a drive into Keswick, admiring the most beautiful views of the snowy hills on the way, and indulged in some fish and chips before heading home. Overall, we had the best time relaxing together.

Rachael x
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  1. I really wish we had a car so we could take advantage of the Lake District being so close. I'm dying to go!!

    Chloe x
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    1. Aah that's such a shame, it's should be made easier to get too by public transport! It's a beautiful place x

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    1. Thank you, it really was gorgeous x

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  3. Beautiful pictures! :)

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  4. That hotel looks beautiful - I've been looking for a UK break for a while and the Lakes might just be the perfect location!

    sophiecliff.wordpress.com

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    1. It was gorgeous, I'd totally recommend it! I love the Lakes, it's great if you want a relaxing break or if your into outdoor activities.

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  5. Beautiful pictures, the Lake District looks gorgeous, I'm so desperate to visit! x

    Under Blue Lights

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    1. Thanks Kate :) You should definitely make a trip for the amazing views x

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  6. This looks so nice! Lovely photos xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk - Don't forget to check out my giveaway

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  7. Ahh I am always so inspired by beautiful nature photography, and yours is no exception! Amazing blog.

    xo, Emily | Lynde Avenue

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