Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by admin
Christmas and New Year are closer than you think. With less than 120 days to go, you do not want to be caught short this year by missing the window to book your Christmas and New Year break.
Here at Beech Hill, we offer a 5 star gold award winning festive holiday experience, in the form of our luxury holiday cottage, High Biggin.
A beautiful detached cottage with breath taking views of Lake Windermere, this luxury abode includes; four bedrooms and five bathrooms and sleeps 8 people in total. The cottage includes a multi channel TV, complete with a Nintendo Wii, a dining room with grand piano, luxury seating arrangements and even a log burning fire. To ensure you don’t feel too cut off from the rest of civilisation, however nice that may sound, there is also free WIFI throughout. The atmosphere is one of elegance and comfort, perfect for unwinding over the Christmas period and reconnecting with family and your own peace of mind. The cottage is close to the Lakeside village of Bowness, where there are stylish boutiques, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants nearby.
We want to ensure that our guests enjoy the best in festive joy. Upon your arrival, the cottage will be seasonally decorated throughout. This will include 3 trees, so you can absorb that fresh alpine scent, upon entering the property.
We want you to indulge in the best of Christmas foods and snacks. We will have laid out a luxury Christmas hamper, which includes a selection of fruit and nuts and as it wouldn’t be Christmas without it, you will also be greeted by a tin of Quality Streets in the lounge. Let the unwinding begin with two generous sized decanters of Sherry and Port and to really get you in the mood, we’ve added some homemade mince pies to the culinary freebies.
Last, but not least we have also included complimentary family tickets for a festive lake cruise.
The Christmas week runs from check in at 3pm on Saturday 20th December 2014 to Check out at 11am on Saturday 27th December 2014, New Year Week runs from check in at 3pm on Saturday 27th December 2014 to Check out at 11am on Saturday 3rd January 2015 both weeks are priced at £3500 inc VAT
Christmas or New Year at High Biggin is a fantastic and cost effective way for any large family to take the stress and strain out of the festive holiday especially when you combine the services the Hotel can bring to your festive break:
The Hotels Christmas itinerary offers you the chance to truly have a hands off break. Let this be the year that you leave the planning to someone else. On Christmas Eve you can relax with a champagne and canapé reception, before a relaxing four course meal in front of a Jazz band. Christmas day starts with a full English breakfast, followed by an unforgettable five course Christmas Day Lunch. Boxing day is a languid affair. Why not take a walk in between servings of our excellent light meals, before enjoying our evening entertainment, in the form of a highly rated magician and late night dance party.
The News Years package is equally as sought after. New Years Eve is a memorable black tie five course dinner dance, followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. We have our new years day casino open and if you do choose to stay in the High Biggin cottage, you can even spend the day on the outdoor terrace in our luxurious hot tub.
For further information contact the hotel on 08445027587
Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 by admin
Tying the knot in the Lake District.
What could be more romantic than spending your special day in the Lake District?
Cumbria and the Lake District has long been regarded as one of the most romantic places in the UK. The area does not fall short of living up to that esteemed title. Picture it now: the setting, gorgeous mountain valleys and rolling hills punctuating the picturesque lakeside area, creating an undeniably perfect wedding backdrop.
The Lake District can offer a range of different wedding venues, from venues that cater for large parties to ones that specialise in more scaled back intimate celebrations. Make your vows in a small parish church steeped in history, or exchange rings at a civil ceremony overlooking one of the breathtaking lakes.
You can even get married by candlelight at Muncaster Castle, or go back to nature with a ceremony at The Footprint. This truly is a magical corner of the country to tie the knot in.
Check out these venues for wedding inspiration:
The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Situated just north of Carlisle, Tullie House can offer you a choice of two rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies. The first room is a Victorian Theatre with its impressive bridal entrance and tiered seating for up to 100 guests. For those looking for a more intimate wedding, the Morning Room, overlooking the Abbey Street gardens, can accommodate a wedding party of up to 30.
Over Water Hall: Nestled away in the unspoilt beauty of the northern Lake District, this elegant country house hotel is unbeatable for the partners looking for a peaceful hideaway, uninterrupted by outside noise and distractions. It is here you can celebrate your special day with your closest family and friends. The venue grants you exclusive use of the hall, its lovely reception rooms, stylish restaurant, cosy bar and extensive grounds.
Once you’ve tied the knot head on back to Beech Hill where we will provide the perfect ambiance for your wedding night, in one of our luxurious suites.
Posted Monday, August 04th, 2014 by admin
Rookin House Activity Centre
Let’s get one thing straight, the more exhausted the kids are after a long day of activities, the more likely they are to sleep soundly a night, giving you the opportunity to unwind at our hotels relaxed and comfortable restaurant and bar. However, finding suitable long lasting things for the kids to do can prove a challenge. To save you the unwanted pressure of thinking on the spot for ideas once your holiday is already in full swing, get to know Rookin House, your one stop shop for all things out door activities.
Rookin House Equestrian and Activity Centre is situated at Troutbeck, a mile and a quarter off the A66, between Penrith and Keswick. It is best to check the map on their website for the exact locale as there are other Troutbecks in the area. The Centre is about a 25 mile drive from Lake Windermere, along a beautiful scenic route. This may seem a little off the beaten track, but trust us it is well worth the extended car journey.
The centre boasts a plethora of outdoor challenges and sports. From the frivolous to the more complex, technical tasks. Sample the likes of quad biking, fishing, archery and JCB operation. The centre offers family packages, as well as individual options for adults and children. There are even couples packages, where you can choose from various combinations of activities to do throughout the day. Also, on offer at this fabulous venue is air riffle practice, human bowling (not for the faint hearted), tree climbing, Dakar off road (4×4 driving with a difference) and Madtrax (sort of like quad biking but way more extreme).
Visitors are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. In addition to all the unique activities on offer, the site itself boasts a spectacular lakeland backdrop. What could be more exhilarating than gliding down a zip wire with the timeless beauty of the onlooking peaks and hills, either side of you?
Worried about safety? Don’t be, Rookin House has over 20 years experience in providing activities to a range of different participants. Your safety whilst in their care is of paramount importance. All staff have received training and obtained the necessary qualifications to teach and supervise activities. Regular risk assessments are conducted to ensure that activities continue to be provided in an environment where risks are minimised. Furthermore, all equipment conforms to the British safety standard.
After an exhausting day of adrenaline and physical ardour, the only thing left for you to do is put your feet up back at Beech Hill and enjoy a fabulous meal in our relaxing surroundings.
4 Weddings 5 Star award winning barbeque Beatrix Potter Beech Hill Champagne Children’s menu Christmas Competition Facebook family food critics fresh GM Blog Gold Award gourmet & wine tasting night Gourmet Diners Club Head Chef High Biggin holiday Holker Hall Hotel Lake District Lake Windermere Levens Hall Living TV MD Blog New Website New Year organic Peter Rabbit Prize Draw Restaurant Rookin House special offers summer ball twitter video Wedding Venue well balanced win Windermere Windermere Hotel windermere weddings