Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 by admin
The lake district is an unforgettable place to spend the most magical time of year.
Imagine a magical Christmas and New Year with real fires, snow on the mountains, frozen lakes and waterfalls.
With cosy local pubs and nearby shopping hamlets, even the run up to the big day is a unique and enjoyable experience. Avoid the rush of the mid December high street, by opting to buy all your gifts in the nearby towns of Carlisle, Kendal, Barrow, Penrith and Workington. Indeed, there are many festive experiences on offer in the days leading up to Christmas, from Santa’s grottos, to pantomimes and Christmas concerts. Enjoy the warmth of it all against a stunning back drop of snow dusted mountains and idyllic lakes.
Top of the list of Christmas things to do in the Lakes, is the legendary Winter Droving at nearby Penrith. The Winter Droving is an other worldly festival in Penrith that celebrates all things rural, traditional and fun. A torch lit parade through the town, caps off this wild and sometimes musical celebration.
Also highly rated is Santa’s magical grotto at Greenland’s Farm Village. The Grotto is open the first 3 week ends in December and then again on the 22nd and 23rd. Surrounded by story books, stuffed animals and Christmas decor, the kids will love a trip to the grotto. Upon arrival you will be greeted by his cheeky elf, meet the wonderful Father Christmas and to round things off in spectacular fashion, you will even receive a gift from St Nic himself. Priced at just £9 a head, which includes souvenir photos of your visit, this truly is a great Christmas day out.
If you’re still looking for things to do with the kids, why not bring them along to the Christmas Disco again at Greenland’s Farm Village. Happening on the 19th of December, the disco is a great way for kids to socialise in a safe and fun environment. Parents can have a well-earned relaxing breather with coffee and cake, while the kids let off all that pre-Christmas nervous energy .
Finally don’t forget to check out the Ullswater steamers, on lake Ullswater. Here you you can book a place on a riverboat cruise and enjoy some Yuletide tea. The cruise gently sails down nearby rivers with the Mountains overlooking the southern shore with Yuletide Tea to be taken between 12-5 pm. It is best to book in advance by calling Inn on the lake.
For Christmas accommodation look no further than our own festive packages here at Beech Hill Hotel, or why not try an exclusive stay at our five star cottage High Biggin. Let us take care of your schedule, while you relax and indulge with the rest of the family.
Posted Thursday, September 04th, 2014 by admin
Whilst you’re in the Lakes, do not miss out on your chance to visit the historic Hadrian’s Wall.
The historic wall was built during the rein of the Roman empire, in order to barricade in the unruly tribes of ancient Scotland, from the rest of mainland Britain.
In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian decided to draw a line from the Tyne to the Solway, creating a border. This border allowed the Romans control of population movement, trade routes, and the tribal hordes.
Today Hadrian’s Wall is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The World Heritage Site stretches 150 miles, incorporating the Wall and various Roman sites found down the Cumbrian coast. The Wall itself stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, to Hexham in Northumberland and on to Newcastle upon Tyne. There are many bus tours operating in the area, making day trips from Beech Hill Hotel entirely feasible.
These days Hadrian’s Wall is a tranquil place, nestled in a relaxing and picturesque setting. The area is of huge historical significance and a great place for kids to discover the ancient heritage of the Lakes.
Visits to the Nearby tourist spots of Carlisle Castle, Birdoswald Roman Fort and Senhouse Roman Museum serve to enhance the authenticity of your experience of the historic side of Cumbria.
Keen cyclist? Why not take a cycle tour along the wall? Linking the North and Irish Seas, Hadrian’s Cycleway is signposted along its entire 174 miles, through the Roman frontier and the Cumbrian coastline. Of course if you’d rather walk, then why not take the Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, the long-distance footpath that runs through the World Heritage Site. The footpath is 84 miles of glorious walking through rugged moorland, rolling fields and dynamic urban landscape. With a baggage courier service and plenty of pubs and restaurants along the way, you can easily explore the route in style.
Whichever way you decide to experience Hadrian’s wall, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. There are few places in the world where you can see up close and personal a historic roman ruin. So charge your smart phone, bring waterproofs and get out and explore.
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
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