Real heart and soul

If you prefer wildlife to nightlife; if you appreciate beautifully restored 18th century buildings with real heart and soul; if you’d rather be a forest than a street, then The Croft is for you. Walk the hills, breathe the air, chat round the crackling fire. Feel truly alive.

Prefer wildlife to nightlife?

Where all is quiet apart from the echo of an owl across the Cumbrian fells, sits The Croft. This is a place for wildlife, not nightlife – a place to get together and feel as rejuvenated as this Lakeland home from 1764. Restored into modernity, The Croft retains its heart and soul.

The stone walls, arched openings and terraced fields are intact. The views from the upper reaches of the Eden Valley will last forever. The joy of drinking and dining eating al fresco on the sandstone terrace in the pure air is unsurpassed.

The Croft is a slice of luxury in a wildly beautiful landscape. The dramatic vaulted ceiling of the entrance gives way to spacious reception and dining areas. Between the two sits a cast-iron woodburner for sparkling conversation over crackling flames. From the breakfasting kitchen, fit for kings and queens, the terrace and lawns offer their invite.

After a long day on the fells, revitalise with movie nights in front the large-screen TV, keep in contact with wifi, then collapse in luxury bedrooms with bathrooms and rainwater showers. Tomorrow, it’s more of the same.

Monumental mountain backdrops

Water-lovers can swim, fish or sail. Landlubbers can walk the fells to Lacey’s caves or Aira Force. Everyone can enjoy the Grasmere gingerbread, Ullswater steamers, and the myriad of country houses, gardens, castles and abbeys set against monumental mountain backdrops.