now £119.00 per room
A charming Lake District break with breakfast, a three-course dinner and Pimms on arrival
If you want to explore the Lake District's glorious landscape but don't fancy being in the middle of nowhere, then The Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick strikes the ideal balance, as it's surrounded by the beautiful lakes and mountains but is also right in the heart of Keswick, a lively market town filled with charming shops and cafes.
Work up an appetite for dinner at 31 the Square Restaurant, which serves up sumptuous three-course feasts using fresh locally-sourced produce. There's also a bar and conservatory overlooking the town square, where you can sip your morning coffee or have pre-dinner cocktails.
When you're not walking and picnicking in lake country you'll have full use of the nearby leisure facilities at The Lodore Falls Hotel, which is just a 10-minute drive from The Skiddaw Hotel. Here you'll find an indoor and outdoor pool (during the summer months), a hot tub, a tennis court and a well-equipped gym.
Standard rooms come complete with a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. All bedrooms are traditional and cosy with large beds and comfy seating areas.
Dine in style at 31 the Square Restaurant, where you'll find a good range of hearty British cuisine, cooked using fresh local ingredients and presented beautifully. To start expect dishes such as almond-rolled Thornby Moor goats cheese with a beetroot, watercress salad and basil and smoked almond dressing; for the main course try dishes such as braised Lakeland lamb's liver and onions on creamy mash with crisp pancetta and for dessert, sample the homemade rhubarb and ginger crumble with warm vanilla custard.
There's also a cosy lounge with a conservatory for refreshments and afternoon tea.
The pretty town of Keswick is located in the North of the Lake District National Park giving you access to some of the most beautiful and unpoilt landscapes. You can spend your time exploring the lakes, mountains, woods and streams that surround you and then return to a pretty town filled with shops, restaurants and pubs. If you're a literature buff then you can take a trip to visit the former home of the famous poet Wordsworth which is just a 25-minute drive away.