The cultural heritage of the Lake District is as unique as its geography. Visitors today can indulge in local treats like Cumberland sausage and enjoy centuries old traditions; such as hound trailing and rushbearing.
Lake Windermere is right in your back garden at Lakeside House. Its name comes from the Scandinavian for ‘lake of a man called Vinandr’. England’s largest lake and its surrounding area is packed with loads of things to do! Get on the water, try walking and hiking, or what about cycling?
Take to the water to truly experience Lake Windermere. The many different options and tickets for Lake Cruises allow you to hop off, walk back or just sit back and watch the mountains, woodlands and islands unfold before you.
Spend the day at Fell Foot Park. This Victorian park, restored to its former glory, offers substantial access to the lakeshore, where there are leisure facilities. Fine picnic areas and rowing boat hire make it an ideal day out for your Hens.
Lakeside House has private access to Lake Windermere, with canoeing launching from the stone jetty below the house. Other lake activities include kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.
Looking for more action? Try Low Wood Water Bay Sports and take a lesson in waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. Horse riding, treks, orienteering, mountain bike hire, bushcraft and much more are all available around Lake Windermere. Or get swinging, climbing, balancing and flying through 250 year old oak trees at Treetop Trek at Brockhole.
For a quieter time out, visit the Lakes Aquarium. Set on the lakeshore it is an award winning attraction and has the UK’s largest collection of freshwater fish. And at the World of Beatrix Potter experience an indoor re-creation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. All of Beatrix Potter’s tales are brought to life.
We can arrange land activities on the estate to include archery, climbing, clay pigeon shooting, forestry, wild food foraging, and more. And we hope you’ll find time for a Segway tour, a fun and original way to glide the grounds around the nearby Graythwaite Hall.
Indulge in some beauty and health pampering. Our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own country hideaway.
Spend the evening sipping the finest wines from around the world with a wine tasting party from Thirty Fifty Wine. Teem your delicious evening meal with the wine that best complements the dish and learn all about the aromas and flavours hidden within.
Our fantastic chefs come highly recommended. Available for special meals or for your whole stay. Or order some wonderful drop off meals ready to pop in the oven. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.
Get the party started with your very own bartender, who will come to Lakeside House and serve you fruity cocktails and crisp wines all night long.