Winter in Windermere

In April 2016 we planned a trip to Windermere over Easter. My partner proposed to me on this break so it became a place that meant something to both of us. As a surprise Christmas getaway my now fiancé booked us into the Lyth Valley Country Inn for a relaxed weekend away.

On arrival to the Inn we were greeted with Christmas trees and decorations that made our welcome feel very cosy. We had afternoon tea on arrival consisting of a scone and coffees, just what was needed from a 3 hour drive and the drizzliness outside. They lit the fire, it was quiet outside and we felt immediately relaxed and very cosy.

When we arrived we were also told we had been upgraded and this would be music to anyone’s ears surely? Our room was decorated with blue tartan upholstery, wooden furniture and of course, a Christmas tree! The room was what we named “The Duck Room”, I’m not sure if this was its official title but it had duck photos on the walls so it seemed fitting.

Breakfast at the Inn was beautiful on both days. The first day we tried the bacon and maple syrup pancakes and Full English and the second day poached egg and salmon, along with the continental breakfast that was laid out. The evenings meals were also delicious, the photos can not and do not do them justice.

On our full day in the Lake District we visited Ambleside and Windermere. Both were places we had visited before so knew where to head and love both for their quirky shops, their gift shops and of course their outdoor gear shops. My favourite gift shop from the weekend was Love the Lakes where we bought some Christmas presents and of course, a little something for ourselves.

Sunday was our return home day but not before we visited Manchester Trafford Centre for some Christmas shopping. I didn’t realise how big it was and we had to have a Five Guys stop (no complaints here) before we carried on.

If you have visited the Lake District or any other part of the countryside you have enjoyed, tell me about it, I’m sure I’ll want to visit.

Until next time,

L x

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