Luxury On A Shoestring in the Lakes

Since I used to work in a National Park in the US, I was really interested to read about the Lake District National Park in the U.K. You know I always love bringing you info about traveling on a budget, so please enjoy the content below:

Luxury and budget: not two words that immediately spring to mind when you’re planning a holiday to the Lake District.  But choose a self-catering holiday cottage, and you can look forward to life in the lap of luxury without a hefty price tag. Here’s how…

Five Star Quality at Three Star Prices

When it comes to finding accommodation for your trip to the Lakes, there’s plenty to choose from whether you’re looking for a bed and breakfast or five star hotel.  Choosing one of the Lake District holiday cottages to rent isn’t as expensive as you might think.  Enjoy a slice of luxury in a five star Lakeland property for the price of a budget break in a nearby hotel; it’s a bit of a no brainer!  Maybe you’ll choose a cottage with a king size bed and sumptuous linens or a property with a hot tub for the perfect way to relax.  Bag a bargain with a short break in a holiday cottage and make a great saving on the weekly rental if you book the week before you travel.

Luxurious Lakes

Journey to England’s gorgeous Lake District and prepare for a wealth of wonderful attractions.  They say the best things in life are free and nowhere is this more obvious than in the Lakes where you’ll have wonderful scenery on your doorstep.  What better way to explore miles of National Park than with a guided walk from a knowledgeable ranger and best of all it’s free!  Once you’ve got your bearings, take to two wheels and enjoy a bike ride through Grizedale Forest or challenge yourself to climb Scafell Pike, the Lakes’ highest peak.  Wander around the charming town of Grasmere, described by former resident William Wordsworth as the ‘loveliest place’ on Earth, and see where the poet lived.  Or, relive your childhood and explore the world of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere and see why the author was so inspired by the surroundings to write her charming tales.

Foodie Heaven

With the Lake District home to a number of excellent regional specialties, you’ll certainly want to sample everything on offer during your holiday.  Pick up some yummy Grasmere gingerbread, meaty Cumberland sausages, Cartmel sticky toffee pudding and local ales for a top notch supper at your holiday home.  Choose one of the luxury cottages with a designer kitchen and cook up a storm at a fraction of the cost of eating out at a fancy restaurant.  Stock up on your favourite bottle of wine from the local supermarket and enjoy a romantic evening in with your partner.  With Sykes Holiday Cottages UK, you can look forward to a luxury break without breaking the bank.


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