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Lake District Tourist Information and Attractions

We are immensely proud of the beautiful Lake District, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot! As local people ourselves, we’ve spent years discovering the finest food and drink, the most enticing attractions, the most glorious and luxurious shopping experiences, and most exhilarating outdoor adventures. We can’t wait to share our insider knowledge with you.

The Gold Rewards Club is our way of introducing you to the very best the Lake District has to offer. We’ve hand-picked a selection of local delights and negotiated exclusive discounts and offers that will make you feel right at home in this beautiful part of the world.

Attractions

Beatrix Potter World, Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is delighted to offer Lakelovers Recommends card holders: One FREE Child admission with e very full paying Adult. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special event. 015394 88444

Ullswater Steamer, Ullswater

Purchase a full ‘round the lake’ pass at Ullswater Steamers or a ‘full line’ return at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction on another day. The choice is yours! 017684 82229.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

2 for 1 adult admission when one adult is paying full admission. Adult Gift Aid admission: £7.95. 015394 46139 www.blackwell.org.uk.

Brantwood House

Get two tickets for the price of one when you show your Lakelovers key-fob. Plus kids go free – always!

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness, Ambleside & Lakeside

10% discount off any ticket. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers; excludes buffet cruises, special events and combined tickets. 015394 43360.

Days Out

Windermere Golf Club

Fancy a round of Golf whilst on Holiday? We have vouchers that can be used at Windermere Golf Club.

Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, Windermere

Book a Kankku off-road expedition and receive £50 off a NEW Kankku self-drive safari. Call to book 015394 47414.

Ambleside Climbing Wall, Adventure Peaks, Ambleside

10% off pre-booked, supervised sessions and 10% off shop products*. Open 7 days a week, sessions run daily from 10am to 5.30pm (approx). Call 015394 33794.

Rheged

Enjoy 10% off food and drink in 1 of our 3 cafes; 10% off shopping and receive 2 for 1 on films, play areas or exhibitions. Call 01768 868 000 for more information.

Eating Out

The Brown Horse at Winster

Open all day long for lunches and evening meals. All Lakelovers guests will receive a 10% discount on the cost of their overall food bill. Call 015394 43443 to book

Doi Intanon, Ambleside

10% off all food at this authentic Thai restaurant in Ambleside. Established in 2000, the Doi Intanon is Ambleside’s premier Thai restaurant; having gained an enviable reputation for the very best in authentic Thai cuisine. Booking is highly recommended. Call 015394 32119 to book

Waterhead

10% off food for dining parties up to 9 people when showing your Lakelovers Recommends Card. Pre-booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 32566 to reserve a table. LA22 0ER

Ambleside Pizza

Quote Lakelovers when ordering and receive 15% off your order. Call us on 015394 31127.

The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse

10% off food for parties up to 9 people, dining, when you present your Lakelovers Recommends 2013 Card. Advanced booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 45225 to reserve a table. LA23 3NF

Gilpin Spice

10% off their 7 course tasting menu Monday-Thursday excluding the festive period, bank holidays, Valentine’s day and remains subject to availability. Booking is highly recommended. Please call 015394 88818 to reserve a table, mention Lakelovers Gold upon booking. LA23 3NE

Booth’s Supermarket

Offering the very best in Lakeland food, wine and grocery, as well as all your favourite brands, Booth’s supermarkets are the best place to pick up your food and drinks for your self catering holiday in the Lakes. Also, Lakelovers holiday makers can enjoy a FREE Jute shopping bag when you spend £10 or more and show your Lakelovers Recommends card in stores. www.booths.co.uk

Millican

Keswick based Millican makes essential bags for outdoor lifestyle and travel. Sign up for the Millican newsletter at www.homeofmillican.com/info/lakelovers and receive a 20% off introductory offer for any bags in the range. www.homeofmillican.com

Poppi Red, Hawkshead

In the heart of Hawkshead, Poppi Red has a great range of gifts and ideas for your home. The cafe is warm and welcoming and sells a great range of cakes and pastries. Spend over £20 in the fantastic Poppi Red shop and nip through to the cafe afterwards and you will get a delicious free cake.

Hawkshead Relish, Hawkshead

10% Discount on all Hawkshead Relish preserves purchased within the Hawkshead Relish shop in Hawkshead Village – please present your Lakelovers Gold key fob upon purchase. This includes ALL condiments made by the Hawkshead Relish Company exceeding 120 individual culinary creations. 015394 36614.

Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores

10% off all wine: To make your Lake District holiday truly perfect, relax with a bottle of wine from Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores. With over 600 wines from which to choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 015394 46891.

More Bakery, Staveley

More is an award winning artisan bakery located in the Staveley Mill Yard, near to Wheelbase and the Hawkshead Brewery. You can get 10% off all orders collected from the bakery. Call 01539 822 297

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Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

An airy haven of great views, sleek design and undeniable class, this handsome converted former coach house is a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere and commands stunning views across Lake Windermere, towards the famous Langdale Pikes. Wake in the comfort of one of the modern four-poster bedrooms, then gather in the gorgeous open plan living area to gaze out over the lake and plan your day. Wander in the gardens among hammocks and swings, take your picnics outside or dine inside together - with a stylish space in which to relax and share company. A 2nd chic lounge (with even better views, TV and games section) provides space for families or couples sharing. You'll soon appreciate why Tower Cottage won the Enjoy England Gold Award 2011/12.

Available From£720
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or use your access to the lake by trying some canoeing or fishing from the river banks. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£375
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £319
Blue Hill Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Blue Hill is a 'state of the art' sophisticated first floor apartment forming part of this modern select development on the slopes of Wansfell yet only 10 minute's stroll from the vibrant centre of picturesque Ambleside. Completed at the end of 2011 this hideaway enjoys a wonderful setting. As there is some work being completed on the development, with this in mind the pricing has been reduced to accommodate any minor disruption.

Available From£375
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The Bowery Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spead over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village, with a wealth of exhilarating walks and lake shore attractions to explore close by. The breathtaking panoramic views from The Bowery have to be seen to be fully appreciated, creating a stunning Lakeland backdrop for the luxurious interior. Sleek wood floors, funky decor mixed with timeless 'shabby chic', and a loft-style bedroom that feels like a world of its own. You can dine-in in the stylish kitchen, dine al-fresco on your balcony or stroll out to sample the foodie delights on offer in Ambleside village centre.

Available From£345
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Underheron Grasmere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by mature trees and creating a haven for wildlife.

Available From£850
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Kirkley Bank Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding contemporary barn conversion in a sublime location, with famous fell views through almost every window.

Available From£499
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The Loft Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This traditional yet contemporary classy central Lakeland treat is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion.

Available From£415
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £446
The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove. A fabulous vaulted dining kitchen (with a few eclectic design features) creates an exceptional space for special meals. Located at the path of the Dalesway, many walks can be started from your doorstep, and several highly acclaimed gastropubs are found close by. This is a fabulous family bolt hole, or alternatively a worthwhile indulgence for a couple to enjoy alone.

Available From£525
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Bay Tree Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Set in a row of picture-book traditional Ambleside cottages, this is a beautiful bolthole for four. All the attractions of Ambleside are on your doorstep, and the elevated position of Bay Tree Cottage ensures superb fell views. Luxuriously refurbished, the cottage still has all the features you would expect of typical Lakeland home-from-home.

Available From£410
Special Offer 5 nights reduced from £442 for £320
Idle Mill 1 Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Five star luxury by the river at the heart of Ambleside! Idle Mill 1 is an impressive apartment set in a slate-built former fulling mill, and you are so close to the action, yet still pleasantly tucked away in your own supremely high-end Lakeland retreat. With all the conveniences of modern comfort, we know you will just love staying with Lakelovers here!

Available From£465
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
Thie Loghey Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this luxury Lake District lodge, one of only five lodges set in a rural location and only a 10 minute walk from Hawkshead, yet surrounded by idyllic Lake District walking landscapes. This superb retreat is light, airy and spacious providing flexible self-catering accommodation for couples or families. In the wonderful living area, luxury furnishings, extensive entertainment system and cosy woodburning stove are all set on elegant oak floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak up the scenery whatever the weather, but the real treat is the large furnished veranda, equipped for al-fresco dining and BBQs. Everything you'd expect from a deluxe holiday lodge, at the heart of the Lakes. This property has also been awarded the Visit Britain Gold award for self catering holidays.

Available From£450
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Scar View Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Commanding the most outstanding views as far as the eye can see over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Scar View occupies a truly idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss. This superb bolt hole has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, oak floorings, a chic bedroom and substantial bathroom and not forgetting the large garden, perfect for lazy summer days. You'll probably be tempted out to one of your enviable locals - The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are two of the Lake District's finest. You'll enjoy leisurely strolls down country lanes, spectacular hikes from your doorstep and still only a 20 minute drive to Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£335

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Gold Rewards Club

Lake District Tourist Information and Attractions

We are immensely proud of the beautiful Lake District, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot! As local people ourselves, we’ve spent years discovering the finest food and drink, the most enticing attractions, the most glorious and luxurious shopping experiences, and most exhilarating outdoor adventures. We can’t wait to share our insider knowledge with you.

The Gold Rewards Club is our way of introducing you to the very best the Lake District has to offer. We’ve hand-picked a selection of local delights and negotiated exclusive discounts and offers that will make you feel right at home in this beautiful part of the world.

Attractions

Beatrix Potter World, Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is delighted to offer Lakelovers Recommends card holders: One FREE Child admission with e very full paying Adult. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special event. 015394 88444

Ullswater Steamer, Ullswater

Purchase a full ‘round the lake’ pass at Ullswater Steamers or a ‘full line’ return at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to receive a 50% off voucher to visit the sister attraction on another day. The choice is yours! 017684 82229.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

2 for 1 adult admission when one adult is paying full admission. Adult Gift Aid admission: £7.95. 015394 46139 www.blackwell.org.uk.

Brantwood House

Get two tickets for the price of one when you show your Lakelovers key-fob. Plus kids go free – always!

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness, Ambleside & Lakeside

10% discount off any ticket. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers; excludes buffet cruises, special events and combined tickets. 015394 43360.

Days Out

Windermere Golf Club

Fancy a round of Golf whilst on Holiday? We have vouchers that can be used at Windermere Golf Club.

Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, Windermere

Book a Kankku off-road expedition and receive £50 off a NEW Kankku self-drive safari. Call to book 015394 47414.

Ambleside Climbing Wall, Adventure Peaks, Ambleside

10% off pre-booked, supervised sessions and 10% off shop products*. Open 7 days a week, sessions run daily from 10am to 5.30pm (approx). Call 015394 33794.

Rheged

Enjoy 10% off food and drink in 1 of our 3 cafes; 10% off shopping and receive 2 for 1 on films, play areas or exhibitions. Call 01768 868 000 for more information.

Eating Out

The Brown Horse at Winster

Open all day long for lunches and evening meals. All Lakelovers guests will receive a 10% discount on the cost of their overall food bill. Call 015394 43443 to book

Doi Intanon, Ambleside

10% off all food at this authentic Thai restaurant in Ambleside. Established in 2000, the Doi Intanon is Ambleside’s premier Thai restaurant; having gained an enviable reputation for the very best in authentic Thai cuisine. Booking is highly recommended. Call 015394 32119 to book

Waterhead

10% off food for dining parties up to 9 people when showing your Lakelovers Recommends Card. Pre-booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 32566 to reserve a table. LA22 0ER

Ambleside Pizza

Quote Lakelovers when ordering and receive 15% off your order. Call us on 015394 31127.

The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse

10% off food for parties up to 9 people, dining, when you present your Lakelovers Recommends 2013 Card. Advanced booking is essential and the Lakelovers card must be mentioned upon booking. Reservations are subject to availability. Call 015394 45225 to reserve a table. LA23 3NF

Gilpin Spice

10% off their 7 course tasting menu Monday-Thursday excluding the festive period, bank holidays, Valentine’s day and remains subject to availability. Booking is highly recommended. Please call 015394 88818 to reserve a table, mention Lakelovers Gold upon booking. LA23 3NE

Booth’s Supermarket

Offering the very best in Lakeland food, wine and grocery, as well as all your favourite brands, Booth’s supermarkets are the best place to pick up your food and drinks for your self catering holiday in the Lakes. Also, Lakelovers holiday makers can enjoy a FREE Jute shopping bag when you spend £10 or more and show your Lakelovers Recommends card in stores. www.booths.co.uk

Millican

Keswick based Millican makes essential bags for outdoor lifestyle and travel. Sign up for the Millican newsletter at www.homeofmillican.com/info/lakelovers and receive a 20% off introductory offer for any bags in the range. www.homeofmillican.com

Poppi Red, Hawkshead

In the heart of Hawkshead, Poppi Red has a great range of gifts and ideas for your home. The cafe is warm and welcoming and sells a great range of cakes and pastries. Spend over £20 in the fantastic Poppi Red shop and nip through to the cafe afterwards and you will get a delicious free cake.

Hawkshead Relish, Hawkshead

10% Discount on all Hawkshead Relish preserves purchased within the Hawkshead Relish shop in Hawkshead Village – please present your Lakelovers Gold key fob upon purchase. This includes ALL condiments made by the Hawkshead Relish Company exceeding 120 individual culinary creations. 015394 36614.

Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores

10% off all wine: To make your Lake District holiday truly perfect, relax with a bottle of wine from Windermere and Ambleside Wine Stores. With over 600 wines from which to choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 015394 46891.

More Bakery, Staveley

More is an award winning artisan bakery located in the Staveley Mill Yard, near to Wheelbase and the Hawkshead Brewery. You can get 10% off all orders collected from the bakery. Call 01539 822 297