our top picks…





The Smith Cafe & Bar

with their log buring stove, scrumptious sourdough pizzas and doggie friendly atmosphere, The smith is a fabulous addition to Windermere. On the hill by booths supermarket you’ll find their outdoor seating area, which is cosy on a summers night. go inside and you’ll find meticulously chosen antiques, ornaments and homewares. Dont forget to try their homemade gins infused with tea leaves before you leave! www.thesmithbar.com

Days out

The World of Beatrix Potter

Located in bowness on windermere this is a fantastic day out for both adults and children. once you’ve wandered around windermere, walk down to bowness to learn about her books and watch the animals come to life. beatrix potter doesn’t finish there, carry on across the lake via the ferry (or take the scenic route driving around Windermere lake) to Near sawrey to see her 17th century farmhouse, hill top. www.hop-skip-jump.com


Afternoon Tea

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Linthwaite House

recently RENOVATED country house Located on the crook road, Linthwaite house (in our opinion) serves the best afternoon tea in the Lake District. sip on your champagne in their plush velvet chairs, whilst tucking into a warm scone and notice their breathtaking views of the Lake District mountains & lake windermere. www.leeucollection.com/UK/linthwaite-house