Ok, so we don't normally frequent such places, this was a lovely gift from Mark's brother and sister in law. A whole gang of us went along... Mark and I, Mark's sister, son Alex and partner Neil with his 3 boys and Mark's parents.
Armathwaite Hall is a Grade II listed building, 4 star country house hotel and spa on the shore of Basenthwaite Lake. I have wanted to visit for ever, but never really had the opportunity before... So when we got the vouchers for Christmas I have been super excited... I couldn't resist snapping some photos...
I even loved the driveway... you always know you are going somewhere special when there is a long drive lined with Rhododendron bushes.
The back of the hotel was even more spectacular than the front... Check out that view out towards Bassenthwaite Lake.
There are acres of beautiful grounds, which guests are invited to explore... I love this old row of trees.
The hotel is really well known also for it spa. I will have to come back and sample the facilities here another time...
There was a wedding happening when we arrived, with wedding guests out on the lawn and drinking on the terrace, how lovely.