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Westie’s Lockdown Lowdown

  During lockdown our famous mascot, Westie the Westmorland Bear, has had the run of the hotel along with his famous sidekick, the Westmorland Duck.  He found the whole working from home malarkey totally un’bear’able and gave it up as a really bad job.  The pair have enjoyed the fabulous

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Lockdown Part 1 – What’s New

  With the lockdown in place, we seized the opportunity to tackle all the big parts of our building work for our new rooms, external lift and kitchen maintenance.  We managed to redecorate and re-do soft furnishings in 8 rooms in the main hotel.  We think they have worked out

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Home Beauty Tips from the Spa

We’re sure you are all missing your spa treatments during this period of lockdown,  just  as much as we are missing doing them!  So..we’ve come up with some home beauty tips for you, that you can do at home using everyday household items found in the kitchen, so you can

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Girls California Road Trip

Alison and I started our California road trip at Windermere Station really catching the airport train to Manchester airport starting the holiday with a real back packer travel experience! We landed in San Francisco (or San Fran as we affectionately now call it – bragging rights we’ve been!)  we stayed

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Ambleside Trail 60

We had great fun helping with the recent Ambleside Trail 60 race organised by the The Climbers Shop to celebrate their 60th year in conjunction with Brathay Hall Trust. It was a early start for threBrathay logistics team down on Rothay Park as comms, medics, flags and tents were all

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Brasserie Menu Re Vamp

Menu Changes We have been busy in the Kitchen, Mike Durkin our Head Chef and his team have been creating some new dishes for our Brasserie menu for our No 1 Lake Road Restaurant. We have added some new dishes but of course kept the old faves especially our own

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Ambleside Junior FC U14

Football Round up We are very proud to sponser Ambleside U14’s they have had a good season with some tough games. They finished in the top 3 in the league and had a great time at the North West District Annual Tournament in Skelmersdale, finishing as runners up . The

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Windermere Marathon

Windermere Marathon The Windermere Marathon is one of a handful of marathon’s that is run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s been described as the most friendly and beautiful marathon in the UK. It starts at Brathay Hall over looking Lake Windermere, then through Hawkshead,  the 4 mile

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Fred Whitton Challenge

Mike & Jake Marshalling. The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particulary difficult, Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty. The ride starts in and finishes in  Grasmere and comes

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Get Your Walking Boots On

May is National Walking Month Why not get your boots on this May as it’s National Walking month and we are so lucky to have so many great walks from our door step. We love  Loughrigg Fell, you can be at Lilly Tarn in no time from the hotel and

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