A Night At The Lake District

A few weeks ago myself and the other half had a short, but sweet night away in The Lake District. I think us North East folk take for granted how close The Lakes actually is to us! I hadn’t been for years, I think the last time I went was when I was in school! We booked this little getaway ages ago, in mind that we may have some serious holiday blues after Mexico and I’ve never been so grateful for a night away.

We decided to stay at the Aphrodites Luxury Spa Hotel which is located close to Lake Windermere, after lusting at their fantastic rooms on social media! It’s been on our bucket list for a while so when an offer came up for a Sunday night we couldn’t turn it down. Aphrodites has seventeen luxury rooms and suites with hot tubs, plus it has an extremely a quiet location, surrounded by stunning scenery. Each room offers different facilities and a different elegant decór, many include hot tubs, mood lighting, steam rooms, saunas, king-sized beds and whirlpool baths for two. When they advertise it as ‘luxury’ you can really understand why with all of these perks!

Jacket – Primark | Jumper – Primark | Jeans – Primark | Boots – Primark

We arrived just a little before 3pm, which is check-in time, so we headed to the closest town, Bowness Bay. There’s a lot to do in Bowness, including boat trips, plenty of boozers and fancy cocktail bars, restaurants and a wide choice of shops and cafés. It was a rather miserable day, to be honest, so we decided against walking into the town and grabbed a short taxi ride, which worked at out at only £3. Obviously, me and my boyfriend headed to the nearest bar which was The Fizzy Tarte. The Fizzy Tarte is a very chic, modern champagne and cocktail bar, it’s a little on the pricey side I must admit, but their Pornstar Martinis are delicious. We sat back and relaxed, taking in our scenery.

Feeling a little peckish, we then moved on to The Village Inn Bar & Grill, after our taxi driver recommend it! We were after good pub grub and we weren’t left disappointed. The place has been newly refurbished too which has given the old looking building a modern twist and facelift. It was all yummy freshly made dishes, and we learnt they only use local ingredients, which explains why my burger was unbelievably tasty. As you can see, my burger was big, meaty and juicy! I couldn’t fault the onion rings or hand cooked chips either. The other half fancied the meatballs, which were divine, I can vouch for that since he let me have a few mouth fulls. The food is reasonably priced at the Village Inn, considering the quality and portion sizes. I was really impressed. We had a wander around the town and totally fell in love with the history of the place, it has a great atmosphere, everyone is so friendly.

Finally, it was time to head back to the hotel and see our room! My boyfriend chose the suite which was The Lake District Spa Suite with Hot Tub and Swedish Hot Room. It was spectacular, the best hotel room I’ve EVER stopped in. In the bedroom was a King Size Bed, 60inch TV AND it had Netflix! Mood lighting, surround sound, fridge, tea & coffee facilities. Then, the best part of the room, the spa room has a hot tub, Swedish hot room, 42inch TV, relaxation bed, feature fire, large circular feature shower, music system plus colour and mood lightening. I mean, how unreal?! We popped open the fizz and began to unwind. We loved the hot tub and probably spent a bit more time than we should have in there since the TV is directly opposite it… so convenient!

We slept amazingly and woke up to a full English breakfast. Then it was time to head home! It was a lovely little relaxing breakaway but it just went too quick, I NEED to go back again soon!

Have you been to The Lake District before?

 

 

 

28 Comments

  • Reply Chloe - New Girl in Toon October 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Wow it looks beautiful! It’s been on my list for a little while so definitely moving it up after reading this! I can’t believe we’ve only been to the Lakes once, it’s right on our doorstep and we really don’t take advantage!

    • Reply Alice October 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

      It was gorgeous, a lovely little breakaway. It really is on our doorstep! x

  • Reply Mandy October 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Wow, what an amazing room, I love the Lake District and wish I could spend much more time there!

    • Reply Alice October 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Me too, it’s such a lovely place! x

  • Reply Jessica October 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Believe it or not, I’ve never been to the Lakes, despite living on like 1hr 30minutes away! I seriously need to change that because it looks lovely.

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    • Reply Alice October 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Omg you need to go! It’s gorgeous, so stunning! x

  • Reply Dannielle October 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Looks so idyllic! Makes me want to go back to the Lakes for a weekend, Tom took me a few years ago for my birthday when I first moved to England and I loved it <3

    • Reply Alice October 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      It really was! I need to go back soon and so do you, it’s only down the road! x

  • Reply Rio October 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Looks so beautiful and relaxing!!

    • Reply Alice October 23, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      It was amazing! x

  • Reply maria nichol October 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I love the lake district and this looked like a fab time girl! You have me feeling all autumnal with that outfit too 🙂
    M x
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    • Reply Alice October 24, 2017 at 7:35 am

      It was fab! It’s such a lovely place isn’t it? Thank you! x

  • Reply Poppy Mayy October 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

    It sounds like you had a lovely time. The place you stayed at looks beautiful! I loved looking at your outfits too.

    • Reply Alice October 24, 2017 at 7:33 am

      We really did, hotel was fantastic! Thank you x

  • Reply Kayleigh Zara October 24, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Everything looks amazing, especially the hotel and the pornstar Martini! I’d love to stay at the Lake District for a night x

    • Reply Alice October 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      It really was! You need to go x

  • Reply Fay October 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Wow hun – just WOW! I have been patiently waiting for my chance to go to the Lake District as it is a 5 hour drive from mine. I cannot wait as I have seen some great National Trust things to do (I’m so friggin’ old!) but that hotel looks like it would take up a lot of my time like maybe the ENTIRE stay!

    I think I may leave out the luxury and go for something a bit more budget so I am encouraged to actually get out of the room! I think they would have to surgically remove me from that beautiful place!

    Great post and pics as usual gorg x

    • Reply Alice October 25, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Oh you’ll have a lovely time, the lakes is just stunning! Five hours wow, it’s worth it though! Yeah, your right next time we’ll probably downgrade too, to explore more you know!Thanks so much! x

  • Reply Katie October 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Wow, it looks beautiful! We went to the lakes in the summer when we went camping but I much prefer a hotel room! Katie x

    • Reply Alice October 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      It really was, I couldn’t cope with camping! You deserve a medal x

  • Reply Emma Sivess October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Ahhh that looks like you had so much fun!
    I really want to go!! Xx

    • Reply Alice October 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

      I did thank you! It was great 🙂 xx

  • Reply Nicola October 25, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Wow it looks beautiful. Me and my partner love our weekends away I think this might be one to add into the list. Your right the lakes is so close and beautiful! x

    • Reply Alice October 26, 2017 at 8:18 am

      It was fab! A lovely short getaway 🙂 We do too x

  • Reply Laura | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Blog October 27, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I am creased at the picture with Jord in the background. He’s doing the pose he does in every photo where youbdont let him eat until you’ve taken 39592955993959 photos

    • Reply Alice October 30, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Haha! Life of a blogger boyfriend x

  • Reply cat hooper October 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    looks amazing!! love the lakes

    • Reply Alice October 30, 2017 at 10:34 am

      It really was x

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