We all love a break of course. But how about a romantic break in luxury in the heart of the beautiful Lake District. Windermere Suites offers all this and more and I have recently had the honour of experiencing it. With wonderful walks right out the front door. The moment I entered the Windermere Suites I personally fell in love with the place. The owner Victoria Monk has put so much passion into the design of the rooms. With a great eye for the little details like the handmade pillows for every room and beautiful lighting. Cosiness, luxury and comfort…. what a great way to relax and wind down… There’s no doubt how well deserved this place was being shortlisted for the northern design hotels award. Also coming a terrific second in the Condé Nast Johansens ‘Most Excellent Bedroom’. Take a look yourself and hopefully you’ll love the place as much as I do.
And what a treat it is to come back after a walk and relax in the double air bath. The large bathroom beautifully lit by chromotherapy mood lighting, great for a romantic ambiance… bliss! In fact the comfort of the whole suite helps to enable a truly relaxed state. I can see why this place is such a hit for honeymooners and couples.
Out the door, as you are in Windermere you do not have to climb high and strenuous to get one of the best views of the Lake District. So after breakfast it was time for a lovely stroll up to Orrest Head. Orrest Head is only a 20 – 30 minute walk from the town but wow what a gorgeous panoramic view at the top. This fell changed the life of one man named Alfred Wainwright. In 1930 he took a trip to Windermere and climbed to this spot. He became inspired. His life changed from that moment on. He had climbed his first fell here and as many know and love, he went on and on to do lots more.
Views one way over Windermere to some of the great mountains of England. Southwards over Morecambe Bay. And Eastwards to the Pennines. Perfect example of how so much can be seen and experienced without the stresses of a big climb. A romantic stroll this must be on a lovely sunny eve or morn.