Beatrix Potter & The Lakes

Staying at The Netherwood Hotel

 

5 DAYS | 25th September 2017

The Lake District is often referred to as England’s greatest beauty spot with its craggy hill tops, mountain tarns, glittering lakes and stunning countryside. Awash with things to do, many people visit for the region’s literary connections; among the many writers who found inspiration here are William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and of course Beatrix Potter, a lifelong lover of the Lakes.

The Netherwood Hotel, a former stately home, is set in extensive gardens in a stunning location. With dramatic views across Morecambe Bay it is just a short walk from Grange-over-Sands town centre and it’s delightful Victorian promenade. A daily changing menu of local produce is served in the Hazelwood restaurant, there are two very pleasant lounges, the Jacobean bar and an on-site spa and wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. All bedrooms boast en-suite bathrooms flat screen TV, hairdryers and courtesy tea trays. The hotel does have a lift.

Monday

We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee at Williamson Park en-route to the pretty little village of Cartmel. You will have free time for lunch before our guided tour of Cartmel Priory. After our tour we take the short journey to Grange and the Netherwood Hotel.

Tuesday

After breakfast we venture to Lakeside where we board the boat for a cruise on Lake Windermere up to Bowness. Enjoy free time in Bowness for lunch and a browse. The coach will pick you up early afternoon for our scenic run down the lake and back to Grange. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Grange.

Wednesday

Today we venture up the west coast to Ravenglass where we take a relaxing ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. After our train ride we take the short journey to the privately owned Muncaster Castle where we spend the afternoon.

Thursday

This morning we take the scenic run up the side of Coniston Water and into the pretty village of Hawkshead for lunch. Take time for a stroll around the village and have lunch before our visit to Hill Top where we enjoy the tales of Beatrix Potter. The house is full of her favourite things and every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’. (NT members free. Non-members approx £11.00).

Friday

Our journey home takes us firstly to Kendal for a little retail therapy and lunch. We then join the motorway network and call at the village of Scorton for refreshments on our return. We aim to be back in Macclesfield by tea time.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 4 nights dinner bed and breakfast. Guided tour of Cartmel Priory, Lake cruise from Lakeside to Bowness, ride on Ravenglass railway, Muncaster Castle.
£498.00 per person sharing twin/double
£20.00 single room supplement
£25.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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